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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Substitutions in your recipes.

I was going to make a treat for a friend who had an accident and went to my pantry and didn't have some of what I needed. I was home without a car and my neighbor who I borrow from was on vacation. I did find some substitutions and thought it would be fun to pass some on to you.

1 cup sugar~~~~~~1-1/3 cup brown sugar or 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup honey~~~~~~1-1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup liquid
1 cup brown sugar~~~~~~ 1 cup granulated sugar and 2TBSP molasses
1 cup powdered sugar~~~~~~1 cup sugar and 1TBSP corn starch, mix in blender
1 cup corn syrup~~~~~~1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup liquid
1 sq unsweetened chocolate~~~~~~3 TBSP cocoa and 3 TBSP shortening
1 oz bitter chocolate~~~~~~4 TBSP cocoa plus 2TBSP butter
6 oz package semi-sweet chocolate melted~~~~~~2 squares unsweetened chocolate plus 2TBSP shortening and 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk~~~~~~1TBSP vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to make 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes or use yogurt.

These are things I run out of and often have the substitution in my pantry somewhere. I found these in a cookbook from my church. I hope it helps you sometime when you run out.


Lynn said...

Living 9 miles from the closest grocery, these substitutions come in very handy. I particularly like the buttermilk sub, we do not drink buttermilk so if a recipe calls for it I end up wasting the unused portion.

SquirrelQueen said...

Usually I'm already into the preparation of a recipe when I find out I don't have something. Like Lynn, we don't drink buttermilk so that is perfect.

Thanks for the welcome back, it's good to be here again.


Days and night said...

This substitution will really help, especially when you have there in your place a department store who have annoying policies like what we have here.. LOL

thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe to us...
have a nice day ahead


AL said...

Thank yo so much, thank you so much about that corn syrup substitute...Im gonna take note now!


charmine said...

Thanks Anne for sharing that, it sure will come in handy sometime

Sandi K said...

Hi Anne! I have this same list in a church cookbook, too - & I use the buttermilk sub often as well. Who on earth wants to keep a half-gallon of that stuff in the fridge? You'd never be able to tell by the smell if it's turned or not :)

MzzLily said...

If I ain't got it, they don't get it! hehe

MzzLily said...

BTW... nice background! Very light and summery.

Knight Writer said...

That is a really handy list. I was making a hamburger casserole the other day and was halfway through when I realized I needed milk and had none. All I had was skim powdered milk which would have been way to thin and tasteless so I mixed it with water and blended sour cream into it and it was soooooo creamy and full of flavor.

Ayie said...

we have to be creative when we cook, just like scientists =) except we are kitchen scientist!

Lisa said...

yep...I have been through that...not wanting to drive all the way into town...have to make do and get creative.

That looks and sounds DEELiSH!