Too often while baking I realize I am short an ingredient! Check out these very helpful ingredient substitutes that could save you both time and stress.
Baking powder 1 teaspoon of baking powder = 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar OR 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk (decrease liquid in recipe by 1/2 cup)
Brown sugar 1 cup of brown sugar, packed = 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
Butter (salted) 1 cup of butter (salted) = 1 cup margarine OR 1 cup shortening plus 1/2 teaspoon salt OR 7/8 cup vegetable oil plus 1/2 teaspoon salt OR 7/8 cup lard plus 1/2 teaspoon salt
Chocolate (unsweetened) 1 ounce of chocolate (unsweetened) = 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil
Egg 1 egg = 2 1/2 tablespoons of powdered egg substitute plus 2 1/2 tablespoons water OR1/4 cup liquid egg substitute OR 1/4 cup silken tofu pureed OR 3 tablespoons mayonnaise OR half a banana mashed with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder OR 1 tablespoon powdered flax seed soaked in 3 tablespoons water
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