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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Helpful Common Ingredient Substitutions





1 cup sifted all purpose flour (APF)--1 cup + 2 Tbsp sifted cake flour
1 cup sifted cake flour ----------------1 cup - 2 Tbsp sifted APF
1 cup sifted self-rising flour ----------7/8 cup APF + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sifted bread flour ---------------1 cup APF + 1 tsp wheat gluten
1 tsp baking powder ------------------1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp cream of tartar ------------------2 tsp lemon juice or vinegar
1 cup shortening -----------------------7/8 cup vegetable oil

1 cup whole milk
-----------------------1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water
1 cup buttermilk ------------------------1 Tbsp lemon juice + milk to make 1 cup
1 cup heavy cream -------------------3/4 c milk + 1/3 cup butter

1 cup packed brown sugar
---------1 cup white sugar = 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup light corn syrup ----------------1 1/4 cup light brown sugar + 1/3 cup water
1 cup dark corn syrup ---------------1 cup light corn syrup + 1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 cup honey ---------------------------1 1/4 cup white sugar + 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup cocoa ------------------------1 (1oz.) square unsweetened chocolate

1 clove garlic
-------------------------1/8 tsp garlic powder + 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp dried ginger --------------------2 tsp chopped fresh ginger
1 tsp minced fresh ginger ----------1/2 tsp ground dried ginger
1 tsp lemon zest ---------------------2 Tbsp lemon juice = 1/2 tsp lemon extract
2 fresh lemon grass stalks ---------1 Tbsp lemon zest

5 comments:

CC said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I'd definitely visit yours again for the yummy recipes and measurement tips!

Carolyn

Joie de vivre said...

What a handy list!

Momsgateway said...

CC and Joie de Vivre:
Sometimes when I'm in the middle of a recipe, I find that I'm short or missing an ingredient. This list keeps me sane. Thanks for visiting!

Nate-n-Annie said...

We use that buttermilk substitution sometimes.

Christelle said...

Now that's a super useful and origina post!!
great blog in general anyway, I'll be back :)))