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FYI: Cooking Substitutions

Cooking Substitutions Chart
Allspice

Amount: 1 teaspoon

Substitution: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Arrowroot starch

Amount: 1 teaspoon

Substitution: 1 tablespoon flour or 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
Baking powder

Amount: 1 teaspoon

Substitution: 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 5/8 teaspoon cream of tartar.

Warning: Never substitute an equal amount of baking soda!
Bay leaf

Amount: 1 whole

Substitution: 1/4 teaspoon crushed
Bread crumbs (dry)

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 3/4 cup cracker crumbs or cornmeal
Broth

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 bouillon cube or 1 teaspoon granules mixed with 1 cup boiling water
Butter

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 cup margarine or 7/8 cup shortening or 7/8 cup oil

Warning! Do not substitute oil for solid fat in baked product unless recipes are formulated for oil!
Carob

Amount: 3 tablespoons

Substitution: 3 tablespoons cocoa and 1 tablespoon shortening
Chocolate

Semisweet

Amount: 1 ounce

Substitution: 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Unsweetened

Amount: 1 ounce

Substitution: 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa and 1 tablespoon butter/margarine, or 3 tablespoons carob powder and 2 tablespoons water
Coconut (grated)

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
Cornstarch

Amount: 1 tablespoon

Substitution: 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or 2 teaspoons arrowroot
Corn syrup

Regular

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 3/4 cup light corn syrup and 1/4 cup light molasses

Light or dark

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar and 1/4 cup liquid, or 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar and 1/4 cup liquid
Cracker crumbs

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 1/4 cups bread crumbs
Cream

Sour Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 3/4 cup buttermilk and 1/3 cup butter/margarine or 1 cup plain yogurt

Whipping

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 3/4 cup milk plus 1/3 cup butter

Warning! Never substitute half 'n' half!
Egg

Whole

Amount: 1

Substitution: 2 egg yolks and 1 tablespoon water, or 2 egg whites, or 1/4 cup egg substitute

White

Amount: 1 white

Substitution: 1 tablespoon powdered egg white and 2 tablespoons water

Yolk

Amount: 1 yolk

Substitution: 2 tablespoons powdered egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water
Feta cheese

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 cup Ricotta cheese "salata" (aged, salted)
Flour

For thickening

Amount: 2 tablespoons

Substitution: 1 tablespoon cornstarch, potato starch or rice starch; or 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca

Sifted cake flour for baking

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons sifted all-purpose flour

Sifted self-rising for baking

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt
Garlic

Amount: 1 small clove

Substitution: 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 teaspoon chopped
Ginger (fresh)

Amount: 1 tablespoon finely chopped

Substitution: 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 tablespoon rinsed candied ginger
Herb (any kind)

Amount: 1 tablespoon (fresh)

Substitution: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (dried)
Honey

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 1/4 cups sugar and 1/4 cup liquid
Ketchup (for cooking)

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons vinegar
Lemon

Juice

Amount: 1 teaspoon

Substitution: 1/2 teaspoon vinegar

Rind

Amount: 1 teaspoon

Substitution: 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
Milk

Buttermilk or sour milk for baking

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 cup whole milk and 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar -- let stand 5 minutes

Warning! Never use soured or spoiled milk!

Sweetened condensed

Amount: 1 can

Substitution: Heat 1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons evaporated milk, 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons margarine
Saffron

Amount: 1 teaspoon

Substitution: 1 teaspoon turmeric
Soy sauce

Amount: 1 tablespoon

Substitution: 1 tablespoon Teriyaki sauce
Sugar

Powdered

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Granulated

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 cup superfine sugar, or 1 cup packed brown sugar, or 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

Light brown

Amount: 1 cup

1/2 cup dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Tomato sauce

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 6 tablespoons tomato paste and 1/2 cup water
Yeast (dry active)

Amount: 1 tablespoon

Substitution: 1 compressed yeast cake or 1 packet dry active yeast
Yogurt

Amount: 1 cup

Substitution: 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup sour cream

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