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

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Cooking peanut butter cookies, is there any adjustment using crunchy vs. creamy?

I assume most recipes call for creamy. Should I use more crunchy? Should there be a cooking adjustment for time or temp?
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Can I substitute canola or safflower oil for vegetable oil when making granola?

I am making granola and just realized I do not have vegetable oil. Can either canola oil or safflower oil be substituted without compromising the flavor?
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How much to reduce salt when using salted butter in place of unsalted butter

I normally don't keep unsalted butter on hand since I use it so seldom. So when a recipe calls for salt and unsalted butter among its ingredients would it be alright to use salted butter and reduce ...
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What would be a good substitute for coconut milk in curry sauces?

Specifically, if I work from a started paste that require adding coconut milk, what would be a good substitute?
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Can I substitute cocoa for semisweet chocolate?

If I have a recipe that calls for semi-sweet chocolate (melted), what could I use along with unsweetened cocoa powder as a substitution? In other words, what quantities of sugar and cocoa powder would ...
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why does my non dairy creamer not dissolve in coffee?

I use Nestle's Everyday Whitener to make coffee. But with some brands of coffee (eg: Davidoff) the creamer doesn't seem to dissolve. It instead remains suspended as granules in the coffee. But with ...
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Low Hassle, Knead-Free Doughs

I wanted to try creating a type of curry filled pastry, but I am curious if there are any good doughs I could utilize that don't need the large waiting times/kneading/rising that most bread recipes ...
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What can I substitute for eggs in a pancake recipe?

I'd like to make pancakes. I have all the other ingredients that I'd normally use (flour, canola oil, sugar, salt, and corn starch) in a pancake mix, but I don't have any eggs. Can I substitute milk, ...
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Green tomato soup calls for creme fraiche. I cannot have creme fraiche. If I add heavy creme will it be ok?

I want to make green tomato soup but the recipe I have calls for creme fraiche. I cannot get creme fraiche. Will using heavy cream as a substitute smooth out the sourness of the green tomatoes and ...
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'Sweet milk' substitute in an old recipe

I have an old pancake recipe (circa 1930) that I would like to try. However it includes as an ingredient "sweet milk." Having never seen such a thing in stores I'm trying to find the best substitute ...
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What can be used as an alternative for Applesauce?

This banana bread recipe calls for applesauce and it's not something that's available at the stores here. Will it be okay if I just leave it out or can I use any other common ingredient to replicate ...
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What is a substitute for red or white wine in a recipe?

If someone cannot or will not use wine for cooking, what would be a good substitute? Question applies to both red and white wine.
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Is Dextrose the same as Atomized Glucose Powder?

I have been making some yummy sorbets and ice creams. Many recipes call for atomized glucose powder. However, 'atomized glucose powder' is not that readily available. 'Dextrose', however, is ...
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1/4 cup of whiskey in cupcake batter substitute what type of liquid? And use the same amount?

I'm making chocolate coffee cupcakes with pecan praline centers. 1/4 cup of whiskey to batter. I don't want alcohol and don't know what the purpose of the alcohol is. Can I use some other liquid and ...
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Nonalcoholic Substitute for Marsala Wine

For personal reasons I won't purchase alcohol or have it in my home, but I'm a bit of a foodie and love Chicken and Steak Marsala. I've found decent nonalcoholic substitutes for dry and sweet white ...
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What can be substituted for vinegar in sushi rice?

If you could not use rice vinegar (for reasons of food allergy, perhaps), what could you use instead in sushi rice?
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How do you halve a recipe that calls for 1 egg?

How do you halve a recipe that calls for 1 egg? Clarification: I do not want to have to make the full recipe just to use half and I don't have powdered egg substitute.
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Using Jaggery as Substitute for Sugar

I generally use jaggery instead of sugar in all my baking recipies from cakes to bread. I have not experimented enough to quantitate any difference in taste (basically experience with using sugar in ...
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Does it matter what kind of sugar is used in baking?

The baking recipes I use specify many kinds of sugar e.g. caster, raw, white, soft etc. Generally, I always just use raw sugar, mainly for convenience. Does it really make a difference?
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Can I replace flour in a soup recipe with a 1 to 1 gluten free flour?

I have celiac disease and must eat a gluten free diet. I saw a recipe for creamy chicken and mushroom soup, and it looked delicious! However, it called for 1/4 cup all-purpose flour. Would it be ...
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Substitution for idealmjöl

I recently moved to the US from Sweden, and one thing I sorely miss is idealmjöl. It is a very fine flour that is primarily used to thicken sauces. It has the property that you can just sprinkle it ...
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What can be substituted for green onions when making crab cakes?

I would like to make crab cakes that call for green onions but I am out. What can I substitute for two finely chopped green onions? Would minced onion work?
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What is a good substitute for Fish Sauce?

Are there any good substitutes for Fish Sauce for cooking Thai food? This is due to a severe food allergy (anaphylaxis) to all forms of seafood, so I'm unable to substitute for other fish-based ...
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What can I use in place of sherry in a recipe with king prawns, garlic and paprika?

I'm going to try out a recipe containing prawns for the first time. The recipe includes sherry, but I don't want to purchase a bottle of sherry as I don't drink and don't use it for cooking so I fear ...
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How to substitute in baking so the result is both egg- and gluten-free?

What is a good substitute for egg and wheat flour in baking? I have a friend who is allergic to eggs and I would like to be able to bake for her. I have another friend who is gluten free. Can ...
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Substituting margarine for butter in cookies

I want to make cookies but I am allergic to dairy. Is margarine an acceptable substitute for butter in cookie recipes, and if so, how do I substitute it?
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Flour alternatives for roux

I have recently been diagnosed with celiac, so no wheat flour whatsoever. Also, I am allergic to corn.... I have read that arrowroot would not work in a roux; it is not just the thickening I want, ...
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Getting correct baking consistency when using stevia as sugar substitute

When replacing sugar fully or partially with stevia powder it seems that baked goods like biscuits do not spread as much and are often dryer. Is there anything that can be done to make the dough with ...
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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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Using Glucose instead of Fructose

My recipe calls for 100g of fructose, I don't have any. Can I use Glucose instead? If so would the amount be the same? If not what could I use instead of the fructose?
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substitute beef for lamb?

I have a lamb pinot noir sauce recipe that I use for lamb chops all the time. I would like to use with short ribs instead. can I merely substitute beef stew meat for the lamb stew meat, and be ...
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Why do my pastries come out flat when I use butter instead of margarine?

I am making Danish puff and also mini cream puffs. When I make them with butter, they are coming out thinner and flatter, spreading out. they should be high and round. It calls for margarine (which I ...
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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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What is ground beef?

I keep hearing about Ground Beef, but I'm from Australia and I've never actually seen it before. Is it the same thing as Minced Beef? Or different? Is Minced beef an acceptible substitute if they're ...
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Replacement for alliums?

I am going to be cooking for someone who, because of Crohn's disease, is unable to eat pretty much anything from the allium family (ie. onions, garlic, shallots, chives, scallions and leeks; this ...
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What can I substitute for dairy products in kosher meat dishes?

I have converted a number of traditional dishes to kosher (cannot mix meat and dairy ingredients) but have trouble finding substitutes for dairy ingredients that have the correct consistency or ...
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What is a good substitute for Farro?

I saw this ingredient (farro) listed in a recipe that I was interested in making; however, I've never seen nor heard of it before. Could you explain what it is, please. What can I substitute for ...
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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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Can I substitute whole eggs for egg whites in cake mix?

A box of white cake mix needs three egg whites. If substituting whole eggs for egg whites, how many whole eggs would I use?
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Can you substitute capers for green peppercorn?

Can you substitute capers for green peppercorn? I'm making a sauce for a roast.
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Can semifreddo be used in fried ice cream recipe?

As the title says, can I use semifreddo instead of ice cream in a fried ice cream recipe?
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What is the functional difference between imitation vanilla and true vanilla extract?

When baking or using vanilla, most recipes call for vanilla extract. In the supermarket you can find imitation vanilla flavoring for less money. Obviously the imitation is meant to be as close to the ...
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How much of “wasabi” is actually wasabi in the United States?

After looking at wasabi's Wikipedia page I was shocked to find out that real wasabi loses the majority of its flavor in 15 minutes if left uncovered and that in the United States "wasabi" is actually ...
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How long to bake lasagne at lower temerature?

Good Day Seasoned Advice, my recipe states that I need to bake my fish lasagne for 40 min at 180 degrees Celsius. I will go out and want the food to be ready when I return but will not be back within ...
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What is the substitution ratio for mini marshmallows to large marshmallows?

I have a recipe calling for 12 large marshmallows, but I only have minis. How many should I use?
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How to grease a pan without shortening or butter

I need to grease a baking pan (which I don't have have) for brownies. I also don't have butter or shortening. I do have one of those pyrex oven safe glass pans and something like a small dutch oven, ...
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How do I substitute out canned pumpkin pie filling

I have a recipe for a pumpkin french toast bake (think pumpkin bread pudding) that calls for 30oz. canned pumpkin pie filing. I have all of the ingredients for making a pumpkin pie from scratch, ...
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Buttermilk substitute for making creme fraiche?

I want to make creme fraiche. I have 2 cups of heavy cream, but I can't find any buttermilk in my Country. I've read that it can be substituted with lemon juice, or vinegar mixed with milk. The ...
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What I can use to replace black beer on roast recipe?

I have a "basic" recipe for roast beef that uses 1 bottle of black beer as an ingredient. I am looking for a non-alcoholic ingredient to replace it because my parents don't drink alcohol and I ...
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Can Rum-balls be made without alcohol?

My wife and I enjoy a recipe for rum-balls that she has made in the past, but we have friends that choose not to consume any alcohol. Is there any hope for non-alcoholic rum-balls? What could be ...