last week, I discovered I was out of sugar. We had a dinner
at church and I forgot I’d used the last to make gallons
of sweet iced tea.
amount would be appropriate to substitute
confectioner’s sugar for the sugar.
As it turned out for baking, you can substitute the sugars.
For 1 cup of granulated sugar you’d use 1 3/4
cups confectioner’s sugar. The cookies turned out great.
Well, the substitutions didn’t end there. Not only was I out
of sugar, I was also out of al-purpose flour. I generally use
self-raising flour when baking. So, I substituted equal
amounts – omitting the salt required in the recipe.
All went well.
I have often substituted ingredients while cooking. For
the cake recipe I made a few weeks back, normally I use
sour cream – full fat too – I was out so I substituted the
vanilla Greek yogurt I had on had – I actually like the
texture and taste better with the yogurt!
Brown Sugar (1 cup) = 1 cup white sugar plus 1/4 cup molasses and decrease the liquid in recipe by 1/4 cup OR 1 cup white sugar OR 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
Buttermilk (1 cup) = 1 cup yogurt OR 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup
Corn Syrup (dark-1 cup) = 3/4 cup (180 ml) light corn syrup plus 1/4 cup (60 ml) light molasses
Corn Syrup (light-1cup) = 1 cup (240 ml) dark corn syrup 1 cup(240 ml) treacle 1 cup (240 ml) liquid glucose1 cup (240 ml) honey 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar (increase the liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup (60 ml))
Cream ( ½ and ½-1 cup) = 7/8 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon butter
Cream (heavy-1cup)= 1 cup evaporated milk OR 3/4 cup milk plus 1/3 cup butter
Cream Cheese (1 cup) = 1 cup pureed cottage cheese OR 1 cup plain yogurt, strained overnight in a cheesecloth
Crème fraiche (1 cup) = Combine 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Let stand for 6 hours at room temperature
Fats for baking (1 cup) = 1 cup applesauce OR1 cup fruit puree
Cake flour (1 cup) = 3/4 cup (100 grams) all purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons (20 grams) cornstarch
Self-Raising Flour (1 cup) = 7/8 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Ketchup (1 cup) = 1 cup tomato sauce plus 1 teaspoon vinegar plus 1 tablespoon sugar
Lemon juice = 1/2 teaspoon vinegar OR 1 teaspoon white wine OR 1 teaspoon lime juice
Mayonnaise (1 cup) = 1 cup sour cream OR1 cup plain yogurt
Mustard = Mix together 1 tablespoon dried mustard, 1 teaspoon water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar
Sour cream (1 cup) = 1 cup plain yogurt OR 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough cream to make 1 cup OR 3/4 cup buttermilk mixed with 1/3 cup butter
Sweetened condensed milk (1 cup) = 3/4 cup white sugar mixed with 1/2 cup water and 1 1/8 cups dry powdered milk: Bring to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 20 minutes.
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