Questions about possible substitutions for an ingredient. Please indicate the reason for substitution.

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Non-coconut substitute for coconut cream?

I found a recipe for cornbread that I want to try, but it calls for "1 cup Goya coconut cream". Two problems with this: one, I don't have any such creature (I'm not even 100% confident I know what it ...
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Can I replace honey with maple syrup in recipes that require honey?

There are many recipes (or recipe variants) that require honey as ingredient. Barbecue Spareribs Honey Lamb Chops Honey Raisin Choc Drops Honey Shortbread Biscuits Chocolate Chip Cookies Krispie ...
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When can I use coconut oil as a substitution for other fats?

Aside from imparting a different flavour, when baking and cooking can you substitute coconut oil for other oils (including butter) with the same results? I have been reading about the apparent health ...
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How much dried lemon zest to substitute for “zest of one lemon”?

Most recipes that use lemon zest call for "zest of one lemon" or some such amount. To avoid the bother of organic lemons that invariably go bad before I use them and having to fiddle with zesting I'd ...
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How can I replace canned tomatoes with fresh?

I have a tomato sauce recipe that calls for 1 can (28oz) of diced tomatoes (including the liquid). How can I replace the can with fresh tomatoes? I'm not sure if there is a particular type of tomato I ...
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Can coconut cream be transformed into coconut milk, or vice versa?

Can coconut cream be transformed into coconut milk, or the other way around? For example, will adding water or cow milk to coconut cream make a usable coconut milk? Or by reducing coconut milk, can I ...
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What would be good substitute for Thyme and Oregano in Chili [closed]

I'm not so good with spices, wanted to know what would be good substitutes for thyme and oregano. I'm not even sure I can pick up the taste that it adds to the chili, but one of my friends was able to ...
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Is cornstarch and AP flour really a good substiture for cake flour?

I was just putting away my cornstarch when I saw this on the label: To make cake flour: For 1 cup cake flour combine 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour with 2 Tbsp. Argo Corn Starch. Of course I ...
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Brownies without egg

My son has a severe egg allergy. We've tried a couple of egg-less brownie recipes but they always end up terrible. I've tried making a batch with an egg replacement and one without. In both cases, the ...
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Substitute for Kirsch in Leckerli (Basel Lackerli) cookies?

With the U.S. holiday season soon upon us, I've been anxious to start making my annual batches of Leckerli cookies (a Swiss cookie, flavored with cloves and candied citrus!). However, disaster has ...
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Can I substitute regular dried lemon peel for sweetened dried lemon peel?

I have a recipe for mini lemon-poppy seed bread that calls for purchased sweetened dried lemon peel (3 oz). Can I substitute dried lemon peel since I can't locate the sweetened? The recipe is for Mini ...
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Use Avocado instead of Butter to bake a cake?

This may sound extravagant, but I have tried a very nice chocolate pudding made of avocado, chocolate, and some other ingredients. You could not tell there was avocado in the pudding and the texture ...
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Is baking powder the same thing as baking flour?

Are the two the same? I have no clue. A brief google search didn't provide much help. Update: Here's an example of baking flour
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What can I substitute for puff pastry?

I have a recipe that calls for me to roll up turkey in puff pastry. What can I use as a substitute for the puff pastry, preferably that is lower in saturated fat?
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Using fresh pumpkin as a substitute for canned

Several times I've seen recipes from the United States that call for canned pumpkin which isn't widely available in Australia. From research I see fresh butternut pumpkin / squash which is available ...
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What is a good substitute for ground veal?

I found a great looking recipe that calls for ground veal. What other meats would be a reasonable substitute for flavor and texture for ground veal besides the obvious ground beef? Lamb?
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Substitue for paneer? Have low fat milk, plain youghurt, cream cheese and butter

I have a recipie for Skewered Pumpkin (from India Cookbook by Pushpesh Pant). Basically it's grated pumpkin, paneer, onion, breadcrumbs and spices moulded into a sausage shape around a skewer and ...
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Browned butter + roasted flour = baking magic?

I love the flavour of browned butter, and I've tried baking sable cookies with roasted flour (delicious). Is there a good reason why, in a bog-standard chocolate chip cookie recipe which calls for ...
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Recipe calls for garlic powder and all I have is garlic salt

If so what is the proper amount to put in? It calls for 2 tablespoons of garlic powder but I got garlic salt. Anyone?
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Replace the potatoes in a corned beef hash with something that isn't starchy?

I am following a low-carb diet, and would like to make corned beef hash at home with left over corned beef brisket. Onions are no problem, but I would prefer to avoid root vegetables, and potatoes in ...
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Non-spicy flavors for a spicy-hot food lover? [closed]

For medical reasons, my friend who adores spicy-hot food, is trying to cut down. What can we do to food to make it taste "less bland"? Inspired by this post from a stranger
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Can you make porridge out of P.A.N. harina?

I don't have proper polenta, but I do have P.A.N. arepa flour, can you successfully make a porridge similar to soft polenta or grits out of this type of cornmeal? What ratio of liquids is required?
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Substitution for egg to bind hamburger mince

My wife is having pregnancy cravings for (homemade) hamburgers, but has developed a prenatal allergy / intolerance to egg. What is a possible replacement for egg to stop a hamburger pattie from ...
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How can I make low sodium (140mg or less per serving) pancakes / waffles?

I work with heart failure patients who have to limit their sodium intake, but still would like to enjoy some of their favorite foods. How can I reduce the sodium (to 140mg or less) in pancakes and ...
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Non-alcoholic substitution for dry white wine in bolognese sauce and other tomato sauces?

What is the purpose of dry white wine in a recipe like bolognese sauce? I need to substitute something non-alcoholic for the wine and while I've found many great lists of possible substitutions, the ...
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How to get clean, dry marshmellows? [duplicate]

i made marshmellows, came out very well. i cut it and rolled in icing sugar, for a while i was good, but then it stated to absorb the icing sugar and marshmellows are now wet, b ut still in its shape. ...
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What can I use, beside applesauce, to replace fat in baking?

Due to dietary restrictions, I can not have apples, or any byproduct. There are lots of recipes that use applesauce to replace fat, but what can I substitute for applesauce in these recipes?
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Are there any reasonable substitutions for lemon juice?

In the past I cooked myself into a corner when I realized mid-recipe that I didn't have any lemons or lemon juice available. Nor did I have any limes. I can't remember the exact recipe, but I ...
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Why can't whole milk be substituted for cream in caramel sauce?

I learned to make caramel sauce pretty recently and for a while was on a serious sauce-making kick. Anyway, the day after Christmas I went to make a batch and noticed I didn't have any cream. I did a ...
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Substituting pumpkin for butter

Can I substitute canned pumpkin for 6 Tbs of butter in a muffin mix (bought)? What ratio? The mix also requires 1 egg and 3/4 cup of milk, would I need to change those?
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What side effects should I expect by replacing cake flour with chickpea flour in all cookie recipes?

Last time I replaced maida with chickpea flour (keeping all other ingredients and their quantities same) in carrot cupcakes. The only difference I noted was in rising. The cupcakes didn't rise much. ...
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In baking, can yoghurt replace butter?

By baking, I mean cakes / muffins / biscuits. This is mainly to cut down on fat. I've tried replacing butter with yoghurt in all of these and the results were OK. Are there any cases where it's not ...
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Can I substitute Fenugreek seeds for leaves?

I have accidentally brought a load of fenugreek seeds, as apposed to leaves, and wonder if I can use them as a substitute. if not, what any ideas for what I can do with them before they go in the ...
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Can “cream-style” corn substitute for creamed corn in cornbread?

I was searching for an extra-moist cornbread recipe, and found several that said the secret was to add some creamed corn. From the descriptions/quantities involved, it seemed clear that they meant ...
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What is ground red pepper?

I have the 75th anniversary edition of Joy of Cooking. I've now come across two recipes that call for "ground red pepper" (enchiladas and a dry rub). I've never heard of ground red pepper before and ...
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How can I make kimchi with everyday ingredients?

I've read about kimchi, which is a traditional Korean food made from vegetables. I'm not sure I can find Napa cabbage here in Hungary though - can I make it with regular vegetables?
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Are Farro (Triticum dicoccum) and Spelta (Triticum spelta) interchangeable?

I can't find Farro (Triticum dicoccum) where I live and Spelta (Triticum spelta) is relatively common. How interchangeable are they? What should I expect if I make a Farro dish using Spelta?
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What are sugar-free sweets actually made from?

I was eating a sugar-free "Polo mint" the other day and the question popped into my mind "So, if this isn't sugar.... what is it??" I understand they use an artificial sweetener (Sorbitol), and ...
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Powdered milk in bread recipe

I have a book with several bread recipes that call for 1-2 tablespoons of powdered milk. This isn't something I usually use and I was thinking substituting it with normal milk, and putting less water ...
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What can I substitute for onions?

I love onions; however, someone that I cook for does not. Absolutely hates them and can tell whenever they are in the dish. That said, so many recipes call for onion to be added. What can I use ...
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What can I substitute for Guanciale?

Guanciale is something I've never seen in the UK what can I use as a substitute? ..Or alternatively is there somewhere I can source this in the UK? Note: I'm thinking of experimenting with a ...
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Crushed tomatoes - sub with diced or whole?

I have a barbecue sauce recipe that calls for 1 can of crushed tomatoes. I have cans of whole & cans of diced. Could I just run one of those through the food processor and deem it "crushed"? ...
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Condensed milk instead of evaporated [duplicate]

I'm making pumpkin custard and it calls for 1 can evaporated milk AND 3/4 c.sugar. I have a can of condensed milk. Can I used the condensed milk instead? Add a little milk or water?
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Ma Po Doufu without Pork

In China there is a famous dish called Ma Po Doufu 麻婆豆腐 and most of the recipes I find online have pork. I was wondering if anyone knew if pork was an essential part of the dish (in terms of ...
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Alternative to Escolar (“Butter Fish”) for Nigirizushi

I want to make Nigirizushi with a fish similar to Escolar (also called Butter Fish), but prefer not to use that fish. Are there other fish with a similar taste and texture?
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Can I use yogurt cheese in cheesecake by substituting the cream cheese?

It is very hard to find cream cheese or mascarpone where I live in India, so I just wanted to know whether I can make a cheesecake with yogurt cheese or not?
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Can you use brandy instead of rum in cake recipe

Can you use brandy instead of rum in a cake recipe
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Kale vs Spinach in Zuppa Toscana lasting

I know that kale is the original recipe, but I've always liked spinach better. I think it has a nice sour kick to it. The problem is that spinach gets soggy much faster and quickly loses its texture. ...
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Subsitutions for Monterey Jack cheese in the UK

At one point in the US I had some Monterey Jack cheese which was tangy and yummy and delicious. Here in the UK they also sell cheese labelled "Monterey Jack" but it is bland and tasteless and ...
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Are there any general principles of ingredient substitutions?

When trying to determine if an ingredient can be substituted in a recipe, are there any general principles or guidelines that apply?