Easy Baking Substitutions
Being stuck at home is a great time to do some baking! Until you run out of that one ingredient! But don’t worry, lots of ingredients have easy substitutes that you probably already have. Here are some of my favorites (some I even use a lot!) So check your pantry, take your shoes off, and get to baking!
1 egg = 1/4 cup applesauce; 1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water; 3 tablespoons mayo; or 1/2 mashed banana + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup self-rising flour = 1 cup plain flour + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy cream = 2/3 cup whole milk + 1/3 cup butter
1 cup buttermilk = 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice + enough milk to make 1 cup
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate = 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, vegetable oil, or shortening
plain yogurt = sour cream in the same quantity
honey = molasses = maple syrup = corn syrup in the same quantity
1 teaspoon baking powder = 1/4 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar. Bake immediately!
1 cup brown sugar = 1 scant cup white sugar + 1 tablespoon molasses
And some other helpful substitutions:
powdered sugar = plain sugar ground in a blender until fine
1 ounce semisweet chocolate = 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate + 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup salted butter = 1 cup unsalted butter or vegetable shortening + 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice = 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon ginger + 1/8 teaspoon allspice + 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup vegetable oil = 1 cup applesauce or other fruit puree
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