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When it comes to baking, there is always that one ingredient you’re probably missing. Instead of taking the time to drive all the way to the grocery store to buy it, why not make it in the comfort of your own kitchen? It’s that easy! Below are some common baking items that you may need but might not have with their correct substitutions.
You can Mix 1 cup of white sugar with 1 tbsp of maple syrup or molasses. If you need dark brown sugar, you can add 1 tbsp of molasses to a cup of light brown sugar.
There are a lot of substitutions for baking powder that includes a combination of baking soda and acid.
Combine ¼ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp cream of tartar and ¼ tsp cornstarch OR combine ½ tsp lemon juice and ¼ tsp OR combine ¼ cup of molasses and ¼ tsp baking soda
Mix 1 tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk & let sit for 5 minutes before using
Heavy Cream is the high-fat part of milk.
Melt ¼ cup butter, then mix it with ¾ cup of regular or skim milk. (It will not work for whipped cream)
Mix 1 ¼ cup of granulated sugar with ¼ cup water to create ¼ cup or 4 tablespoon of honey.
Use equal amounts of agave, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, or even molasses in place of honey.
Add ¼ cup vinegar or lemon juice to plain yogurt & mix together
Use 1 cup of plain yogurt in place of 1 cup of sour cream
Mix 1 cup of heavy whipping cream or milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Use equal amount of buttermilk to sour cream
½ cup buttermilk, 1 cup margarine and 1 cup vegetable shortening with ½ tsp salt
Vegetable oil is a neutral oil that is made from extracting the oils from seeds or parts of a fruit. If you’re missing vegetable oil, you can use olive oil, avocado oil, melted butter, flaxseed oil
Though it is possible that some of these substitutions might change the end result a little, it will still provide you with the finished dish you want to bake! All of the substitutions are great to keep in mind when it comes to food allegries too.
Article submitted by Niyah Coles.