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Baking substitutes

If you haven't realised by now one of my favourite things to do, is to bake. I could happily bake all day everyday and if you're anything like me you get all psyched for the delicious treats you're about to bake, only to discover you're missing a few essential ingredients. This actually happens to be more often than you know. It's at this point that I then feel annoyed with myself and the recipe, because it's so the recipe's fault. I mean why couldn't it require ingredients I already have in my grocery cupboard? Well thankfully over the years and through numerous internet searches I've found the perfect substitutes for when you're missing those few things.




Baking powder: for 1 teaspoon substitute with ½ teaspoon cream of tartar plus ¼ teaspoon baking soda.
Bread crumbs: for ¼ cup substitute with ¼ cup cracker crumbs, or ¼ cup cornflake crumbs.
Buttermilk: for 1 cup substitute with 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1 cup plain yogurt.
Chocolate: for 112g substitute with ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus cup sugar and 3 tablespoons shortening.
Corn-starch: for 1 tablespoon substitute with 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour.
Corn syrup: for 1 cup substitute with 1 cup granulated sugar plus ¼ cup water.
Heavy cream: for 1 cup substitute with 2 cups whipped dessert topping.
Honey: for 1 cup substitute with 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar plus ¼ cup water.
Margarine: for 1 cup, substitute with 1 cup butter or 1 cup shortening plus ¼ teaspoon salt.
Mascarpone cheese: for 224g substitute with 224g regular cream cheese.
Milk: for 1 cup substitute with ½ cup evaporated milk plus ½ cup water.
Sour cream: for 1 cup substitute with 1 cup plain yogurt.
Sugar: for 1 cup substitute with 1 cup packed brown sugar or 2 cups stirred powdered sugar.

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