Cookbook:Substitutions

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Some possible substitutions for common ingredients.

Baking powder and baking soda

  • Use a mixture of 2 parts cream of tartar to 1 part baking soda as a substitute for baking powder.
  • It is sometimes possible to use baking powder in place of baking soda, however the presence of other acidic agents in the recipe can cause unexpected reactions, and the quantity required (use four times as much baking powder as the recipe calls for baking soda) may leave a slightly unpleasant taste.

1 Cup Milk[1]

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup water


Buttermilk (1 cup)

or

Leave to curdle for 10-20 minutes if possible.
or


1 cup Sour cream

  • 1 cup Plain Yoghurt


Eggs (for baking)

or

or


Cake flour (1 cup)

  • 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons sifted all purpose flour

or


Self-rising flour (1 cup)


Molasses

  • 3/4 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


1 cup Liquid Honey

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


Light-brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses


Catfish

  • Tilapia

or

  • Flounder


Salmon

  • Trout


Cod

  • Haddock

or

  • Flounder


Swordfish

  • Halibut

or

  • Shark

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