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Is there a rule of thumb when replacing flour with whipped egg whites in a cake/muffin recipe?

I was trying to use up some old bananas yesterday and decided to make banana muffins. I find that my (improvised) recipe that I pulled from the Internet is a bit dense. I have a sponge cake recipe ...
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Substituting for Madeira wine in a mushroom stuffed with sausage recipe

The recipe calls for Madeira but I am thinking about using another wine. My choices are: Pernod, Calvados, pinneau du Terrier or dry sherry. What does anyone recommend on this subject?
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sprig of thyme dry substitute ratio

I have a recipe that asks for 2 sprigs of thyme. How much dry thyme do i use as a substitution for the fresh? Or what does 2 fresh sprigs of thyme measure, a tablespoon?
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In which items out of Halwa, Milk Tea, Cake, Indian sweets, and Custard can white Sugar be replaced with Jaggery?

Out of: Halwa: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gajar_ka_halwa Indian sweets: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barfi Custard: Formed from readymade custard powder. ,Milk Tea, and Cake, in which ...
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How to Make Hazelnut Roasted Coffee

I live in Madrid and am about to run out of hazelnut-flavored coffee beans brought over as contraband from the last time we visited the States. I am desperate for my hazelnut-flavored morning fix, but ...
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Horseradish substitute in creamy chowder

I would like to cook a pot of seafood chowder today but it's Christmas, the stores are all closed and I forgot to pick up horseradish. Is there a good substitute for horseradish in a creamy chowder? ...
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Substitute for Pastry Flour from Limited Traditional and Alternative Flours

I have a recipe for sponge cake that calls for either all white pastry flour or an equal mix with whole wheat pastry flour. Unfortunately, the only pastry flour I have is whole wheat. The recipe ...
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What are some low fat butter substitutes for cookies?

What is a good butter substitute for baking cookies? I am looking for something that would contain less fat grams per serving than butter. I have difficulty breaking down fats so I need something that ...
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Mushroom replacement in Beef Wellington

I saw a great recipe for Beef Wellington on Serious Eats that I'm eager to try. However, my roommate does not eat mushrooms (both because he dislikes the flavor and because he had a bad experience as ...
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Soy and sesame sauce alternatives when frying fish?

What should I use as an alternative to the combination of Soy oil and Sesame oil (1 teaspoon each) when I am frying fish in a pan? I need at least one ingredient that can replace the Soy and Sesame ...
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Suggestions for a substitute for almond paste in a cookie recipe?

I’m trying to find a substitute for almond paste in a cookie recipe. Does anyone have any suggestion for what I could use? This is a cookie recipe that calls for 8 ounces of almond paste. The recipe ...
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Substitute pig trotter for powdered gelatine in an aspic

I'm intending to make a raised game pie, which involves making aspic from the stock. The recipe says to make 1 pint of stock from the game bones and trimmings, herbs, root vegetables, and to whisk in ...
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Kimchi / Mo-Chu Ka-roo?

I have been looking for this ingredient called ko-chu Ka-roo to make kimchi. I checked in a local asian grocery and I didn't find something with that name. But I found Maesri Chilli Powder. Is this ...
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How can i decorate homemade dog biscuits? [closed]

I made a batch of dog biscuits for a Christmas gift, and I want to write the dog's name on them with colored sprinkles. The biscuits are the texture of over-baked sugar cookies. Does anyone have an ...
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Chocolate Cream Pie using coconut cream or Coconut milk?

Can I substitute coconut milk or coconut cream for milk in a chocolate cream pie?
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Substituting fresh shitake mushrooms for dried

My question is exactly the reverse of this one: Substituting Dried Shiitake Mushrooms for Fresh I have a recipe for vegetarian gravy which calls for 8 dried shitake mushrooms, but I only have fresh ...
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How to avoid fluffy pumpkin pie [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make my pumpkin pie thicker? The pumpkin pie of my childhood was very dense, not like almost all pies I find today. I have tried a few recipes that claim to ...
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What would cause heartburn in marinara sauce?

So there's this pizza place in Rhode Island which makes some of the best pizza I've ever had. I tend to order the "plain" pizza, which is just sauce. It's that kind of pizza where the sauce is thick ...
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Is there a basic, universal recipe for cupcakes?

Does anyone know of a "basic, universal recipe" for cupcakes? I would like to find a cupcake recipe that will use the same basic ingredients with variations to change the flavor or add ingredients ...
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Can I replace milk with eggs in recipes?

I have had to go dairy and soy free because I'm breastfeeding and my little one gets really bad colic if I have products with milk or soy. I would like to know if I can use eggs (mixed with a little ...
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Tiramisu mixture not firm

I have tried to make Tiramisu chocolate mousse from this video many times. The chocolate mixture turns out great. With the egg yolks I add grape juice instead of wine and soft cheese instead of ...
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Can you make whipped cream with half and half?

Can you make whipped cream with half and half? If you can, what, if anything, do you have to do differently?
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Can I substitute baking soda for kansui powder?

Related: What does kansui do to dough in noodle making? I'm looking to make my own 拉面-style noodles. I've read up a lot about kansui and making your own kansui with a powder mix of sodium and ...
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Substituting oil in baking?

I have a cake recipe which calls for 1 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. What are the essential properties of vegetable oil in baking? What changes would be expected if I were to substitute peanut or canola ...
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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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Cooking a chicken and vegetable curry using a curry paste

Can I substitute green Harissa paste for Thai green curry paste in a chicken curry and in what proportions?
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What is the best substitute for Provolone?

Having recently bought the Frankies Spuntino Cookbook I want to have a go at making braciola. The recipe calls for pork steaks to be stuffed with pecorino romano and provolone. However, in the UK ...
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What is a substitute for half-and-half cream?

I need to know if there is a substitute for half-and-half (~10%) cream because I am baking a cake without it and I am allergic to it.
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What is the correct ratio to make self-rising flour?

I have a recipe that I've used a couple of times that asks for self-rising flour. Unfortunately, I only have regular AP flour where I am right now. I know self-rising flour is a mixture of AP flour ...
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A substitute for carrageenan?

We are trying to make nondairy cheese. The recipe calls for Carrageenan and we have arrowroot. How much arrowroot should we use in lieu of the carrageenan?
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Replacing agar-agar with gelatin

I'm not able to purchase agar-agar (yet), so is there a rule for replacing the quantity? I've seen a recipe with 0,5 spoon of agar-agar for 1 spoon of gelatin. Is that the usual proportion? ...
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Softening ice cream with guar gum

I have several ice cream recipes that I'm generally happy with (texture is good and all). However, I'd like to make a less sweet, less rich version of some of them. How much guar gum would I expect ...
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What can substitute Korean malt syrup? [closed]

I cooked this receipe Korean Grilled Chicken which was delicious. I replaced the Korean malt syrup with corn syrup, but I am not sure about this switch. What is a good substitute for it? I couldn't ...
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Can I substitute 70% chocolate for unsweetened chocolate in a cake recipe?

This is a recipe for a dark chocolate cake. It calls for 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate. But I made a mistake and bought the 70%. The recipe also calls for 1.25 cups sugar. I don't want it to be too ...
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Can regular sugar be substituted for maple sugar?

I found a cake recipe that wants maple sugar in it, but I don't have maple sugar. Can regular sugar be substituted?
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Can agar-agar be used in fondant icing in place of gelatin?

Can china grass (agar-agar) be used as a substitute to gelatin in fondant cake icing?
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What can I do to “ fresh cream” to substitute “double cream”?

Here in NZ you can buy "cream". It does not even say "single" or "double" or "whipping". I do know however it can be whipped in to a nice thick cream. Lots of recipes/sauces call for "double cream" ...
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Whats a good light or fat free substitution for sour cream?

The normal sour cream tastes good while the light or fat free does not taste good at all. Are there any brands that taste nearly as good as original?
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How to substitute chicken broth in a vegetarian soup?

I'm making minestrone soup (for the first time) and, on reading the recipe, it calls for chicken broth. Normally this is no problem, but my vegetarian brother is visiting this weekend and I was going ...
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How to substitute unsweetened baker's chocolate for powdered cocoa

My friend would like to make a chocolate cake using this recipe: HERSHEY'S "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" Chocolate Cake They'd like to use baker's chocolate squares in place of the powdered cocoa. Is this ...
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What would be an appropriate gluten-free substitute for breadcrumbs?

I would like to make a gluten-free eggplant parmigiana, and there are a couple of ingredients that I realize I will need to substitute. The basic idea is eggplant sliced, dredged in flour, dipped in ...
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Is it possible to subsititute nutella for peanut butter?

Beyond the obvious differences in flavor, do these two tend to be interchangable? The consistencies and composition seem close enough to me to make an acceptable substitute, but is it likely to give ...
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Meringue seems to fail at piping stage

I tried making meringues for the first time yesterday, using splenda instead of sugar. I didn't have any cream of tartar either. I definitely overbeat them, to the clumpy and a bit runny phase. I ...
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How do I substitute skim milk for dry milk in a muffin recipe?

My muffin recipe calls for 1 1/3 cups of nonfat dry milk. Other than the 4 eggs, there is no other liquid. How much skim milk would I substitute for the dry milk?
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What can I use as an alternative sweetener for smoothies?

I make fruit smoothies often, and started off adding sugar. I'm looking for a more "natural" sweetener though. I know I can use honey, but it adds a distinct taste that I'd like to avoid. I've tried ...
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Can I substitute Ener-G Egg Replacer with Orgran No Egg?

I'm interested in hearing any success (or woeful failure) stories on the behavioural differences between these two products. I've only found Orgran No Egg available for sale in my city, so my fingers ...
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Is it okay to use aluminium foil instead of parchment paper while baking cookies?

I don't have access to parchment paper or even butter paper for that matter. I just read on a website that it'd be okay to use aluminium foil as long as I apply a coating of grease on it. And also ...
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Grapefruit recipe substitute to avoid medicine interaction?

A good friend just underwent a kidney transplant and the anti-rejection drugs are known to interact with grapefruit, so while he is of course incredibly grateful for his new kidney, he is a little sad ...
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Can I substitute duck breast for leg?

I managed to pick up a couple of duck breasts that were on offer. I had a nice meal recently that included duck breast served on duck hash. The recipe for this meal involves jointing a whole duck, ...
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What can I use to replace the tomato juice in gazpacho?

I'm trying to find cold alternatives to hot soup. A friend pointed me to gazpacho. I tried that, and we really liked it. However, I will be cooking for someone who does not eat cooked tomatoes ...