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Emergency Substitutions


Emergency Substitutions

If you have to substitute one ingredient for another, try the following:


Instead of: Use:
Food Amount Substitute
Baking Mix
(if you're out of Bisquick®)
2 Cups Mix 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2-1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Cut in 1/3 cup shortening until mixture looks like fine crumbs.
Baking Powder 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tablespoon 1 Tablespoon sherry or cider vinegar
Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup 1/4 cup finely crushed cracker crumbs, corn flakes or quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
Broth, Chicken, Beef or Vegetable 1 cup 1 teaspoon chicken, beef or vegetable bouillon granules (or 1 cube) dissolved in 1 cup boiling water
Buttermilk or Sour Milk   1 Tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup. Let stand 5  minutes. Or use 1 cup plain yogurt.
Capers 1 Tablespoon 1 Tablespoon chopped green olives.
 Semisweet baking 1 ounce 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
 Semisweet chips 1 cup 6 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
 Unsweetened baking 1 ounce 3 Tablespoon baking cocoa plus 1 Tablespoon shortening or margarine
Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon 2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour or 4 teaspoon quick-cooking tapioca.
Corn Syrup    
 Light 1 cup 1 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup water.
 Dark 1 cup 1 cup light corn syrup; 3/4 cup light corn syrup plus 1/4 cup molasses; or 1 cup maple-flavored syrup.
Eggs 1 large 2 egg whites; 1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg product; 2 egg yolks (for custard or puddings); or 2 egg yolks plus 1 Tablespoon water (for cookies or bars)
all-purpose 1 cup 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoon cake flour
 Softasilk® cake 1 cup 1 cup minus 2 Tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
 Self-rising 1 cup 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
(finely chopped)
1 medium clove 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder or 1/4 teaspoon instant minced garlic
(grated or finely chopped)
1 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger.
(chopped fresh)
1 Tablespoon 3/4 to 1 teaspoon dried herbs
Honey 1 cup 1-1/4cups sugar plus 1/4 cup water or apple juice.
1/2 cup 1/2 cup sliced shallots or green onions.
Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon 1 Tablespoon bottled lemon juice or  white vinegar 
Lemon Peel
1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon dried lemon peel
(regular or low-fat)
1 cup 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water; or nonfat dry milk prepared as directed on package
Molasses 1 cup 1/2 cup honey (flavor will be milder).
1 cup cooked sliced 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained.
Mustard 1 Tablespoon 1 teaspoon ground mustard (dry)
For cake and cookie recipes
1 cup 1 cup applesauce
Orange Peel
1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon dried orange peel.
Poultry Seasoning 1 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme plus 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
Pumpkin or Apple Pie Spice 1 teaspoon Mix 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
Red Pepper Sauce 3 or 4 drops 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne).
Sesame Seed 1 Tablespoon 1 Tablespoon finely chopped blanched almonds.
Sour Cream 1 cup 1 cup plain yogurt
Sugar, Brown
1 cup 1 cup granulated sugar plus 2 Tablespoons molasses or dark corn syrup
Sugar, Granulated
1 cup 1 cup light brown sugar (packed) or 2 cups powdered sugar
Sugar, Powdered 1 cup Mix 1 cup granulated sugar in blender
Tomato Paste 1/2 cup 1 cup tomato sauce cooked uncovered to reduced to l/2 cup
Tomato Sauce 2 cups 3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water
1 cup About 1-1/3 cups cut-up fresh tomatoes, simmered 10 minutes
Whipping Cream
1 cup 1 cup frozen (thawed) whipped topping or 1 cup prepared whipped topping mix.
Wine, Red 1 cup 1 cup apple cider or beef broth
Wine, White 1 cup 1 cup apple juice, apple cider or chicken broth
(regular or quick active dry)
1 package (1/4 ounce) 2-1/4 teaspoon regular or quick active dry or 1 package (0.6 ounce) compressed cake yeast.










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