Quarantine Series Frugal Meals: Substitutions

Shellie Uncategorized 1 Comment

Sometime we need that one ingredient and rather than run to the store, which right now, is kind of  hard without Sometimes we just don’t have that one real planning. 

So we need to find a substitute sometime, so we can continue with our baking or cooking for our families. I hope these are helpful to you they sure have been to me. As sister sent me over the substitution on the baking powder, and I am embarrassed I didn’t know that one (Thank you, Heather) But it did give me the idea for this blog. Enjoy!!

Baking Powder: ¼ tsp baking soda + ½ tsp Cream of Tartar

Lemon juice: ½ tsp vinegar

1 oz Chocolate: 4 Tbsp Cocoa + 1 Tbsp Butter

Cocoa: 1 oz unsweetened chocolate

Cream of Tartar: 2 tsp Lemon juice

Cake flour: 1 C All Purpose flour – minus 2 Tbsp.

Unsalted butter: shortening

Sweetened Condensed Milk: ¾ C white sugar mixed with ½ C water and  1 1/8 C Dry powdered milk. Bring to boil , stirring frequently.Until thickened . About 15-20 min.

Vegetable oil: 1 Cup Applesauce

Vinegar: 1 tsp lemon juice or 2 tsps white wine

White wine: chicken broth

Red wine: beef broth

Yogurt. Sour Cream or buttermilk 

Brown sugar: 1 C white sugar or  1 ¼ C Confectioners sugar

Yogurt: ¾ C Butter milk or 1/3 C butter

Soy Sauce: ¼ C Worcheshire sauce + 2 Tbsp water

Buttermilk: Milk with 2 tsp vinegar (let sour 5 min)

Beer: Chicken broth

1 C Butter:  1 C shortening + tsp salt

Corn Syrup: Honey

Cream: 1/3 C Butter (heavy) or 3 tbsp butter (light)

Egg: Banana + ½ teaspoon baking powder

Mayonnaise: Yogurt or sour cream

Milk: Any plant “milk” or evaporated or dry milk per instructions.

Onion: shallots, minced dry onions

Raisins: Cranberries, dried blueberries

Rice: Bulgar or quinoa 

Vegetable Oil: Lard

Comments 1

  1. I love it!!!
    Also I would add
    Substitution for 1 cup brown sugar.
    Mix 1 cup white sugar with 1 tsp molasses until combined.

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