Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WFMW: Ingredient Replacements

Pantry Cookin' is all about using what you have in your kitchen and avoiding last minute trips to the store.  But sometimes you really want to make a certain recipe and you don't have one ingredient.  I normally find this to be the case on Sunday night, since I don't shop on Sundays, it always seems that I want to make something on that day but I'm  missing an ingredient.  Here is a handy list of substitutions.  Some are from  a Taste of Home advertising insert. I decided this would be a good first post to join the Works for me Wednesday over at We are THAT family.

1 cup = 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar (white) plus enough milk to equal 1 cup.  Stir together and let stand about 5 minutes.

Cream  or half and half
1 cup = 1 tablespoon melted butter plus enough whole milk to equal 1 cup

1 cup = 1 1/4 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup water or apple juice

Lemon Juice
Replace equally with apple cider vinegar

Vegetable Oil (for baking like cakes, muffins, sweet breads)
Replace equally with applesauce

Sugar (for baking)
1 cup  = 1/4 cup maple syrup (sometimes less depending on recipe sweetness) 

Bread Crumbs
Equal replacement of crushed cracker crumbs (saltines, gold fish, butter), crushed corn flakes, oatmeal

1 cup = 1/2 cup honey (flavor will not be as strong)

Corn Syrup - light
1 cup = 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water
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