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Alternative to isinglass for tarts or other desserts

At least in Italy, most dessert recipes that require for a gelatin to make the surface shine ask for "colla di pesce" that should be "isinglass" in English. Despite its name, it is ...
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What is a reasonable substitute for Korean soybean paste (also known as "Doenjang " or 된장 or 된醬)?

Suppose that you are preparing a korean recipe, but you do not have any fermented soy bean paste (된장). What is a reasonable alternative?
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Carrot cake substitute's

When substituting 1 cup of my 2 1/2 cups of flour in my carrot cake with organic pancake mix Annie's Brand will I still need to add my 4 eggs?
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Can I use any kind of wheat dextrin in place of Evercrisp?

I've recently come to learn of Evercrisp, which is supposed to keep food crispy for long periods of time. However I can't really seem to be able to find it where I live. On the ingredients, it says it'...
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Can I use egg whites instead of whole eggs in meatballs?

I made egg custard and I have leftover egg whites. Will it work to use just egg whites as the binder in meatballs? I have not tried this yet.
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Can I get the same solid compressed result from my meat press using cooked meats?

I'd like to turn the small pieces of leftover cooked turkey in to sliced deli meat using my meat press. However all the recipes I've found involve raw meats. Without the cooking step using a meat ...
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Would Bulgur be a good substitute for barley in soup?

I would like to use Bulgur as a substitute for Barley in a Vegetable Soup Recipe. Would this be a good replacement?
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Bread alternatives with lentils

Due to an intolerance to wheat, I have recently been testing out different recipes to make bread without wheat or yeast. One option I have tried a couple of times is using lentils instead of wheat. ...
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Aligot's texture is off - too solid, not runny/liquid enough

I made some aligot, which is, kinda, sorta, like a mashed potatoes fondue, minus the wine and plus... a lot of heavy cream. boil 1.5# potatoes, rice them, add 1 cup heavy cream, work it in, lot, then ...
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What does egg do for baked grated cheese?

Here's a recipe for baked cheese bites. Is that what would call those? It mixes 200g grated cheese, 2 eggs, 2 tsp baking powder. I note that the surface has some smooth blisters in among the grate ...
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Marscapone vs cream cheese- lessen sugar?

I am making cheese danish and love marscapone. Do I lessen the sugar because of marscapone’s sweeter taste? Is added salt necessary- or flour for sturdiness as suggested in another article? Thanks!!!
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How can I alter this brownie recipe to make it chewier and more moist?

I started with the original recipe on the back of the All Bran box: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup Kellogg's® All-Bran® Buds cereal 1 ...
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vegan meringue substitute without aquafaba for cake

I'm trying to make a cake that requires a meringue mixed into the cake, but without the egg. Unfortunately I'm allergic to chickpeas, so I can't use the standard aquafaba substitute. I usually ...
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Butternut, spaghetti, or acorn squash, which is the best substitute for pumpkin in pumpkin pie?

I want to try making a pumpkin pie for Christmas (hopefully third time's the charm) but I might not find a pumpkin before then, so I might use a squash instead. Which squash is best for pie out of ...
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How to reproduce the effects of adding a tin of chopped tomatoes to naan bread recipe?

A recipe for "red naan bread" [1] results in very satisfyingly thick naan breads, thicker than other (unstuffed) ones. The key difference from other naan recipes seems to be adding a tin of ...
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Difference between wine and sparkling wine in cooking?

Would there be any point to using sparkling wine over ordinary white wine, when the gas will escape in cooking? I suppose bubbly might have some variant flavor profiles, but Serious Eats says that ...
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Too much pumpkin purée in pumpkin muffins

I was making the 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins (15 oz can of pumpkin purée and 1 box spice cake mix). I accidentally put in a 29 oz can of pumpkin purée. What can I expect??
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Substitution for egg YOLK in cake recipe?

I'm making a cake for a person with an egg allergy. I typically just use Bob Red Mill egg replacer, but the baking powder in the replacer causes the cake to come out flat and overly tender. This is ...
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Black beans instead of red beans for chili con carne?

I mistakenly bought a can of pre-cooked (I don't have time to soak and cook the beans from raw) black beans instead of red beans Is that usable for chili (i.e would that be as good as the red beans ...
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Graham Cracker Ingredient Substitutions [duplicate]

I live in Australia where we are unable to buy Graham Crackers. What ingredient can I use as a substitute?
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Is there a possible substitute for sugar in creamed butter?

I'm always taken aback by how much sugar is necessary to make a cake. And also, I don't like super sweet things. I gather sugar is not just flavoring, but also necessary so that the crystal matrix ...
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How to fix pancakey cookies after substituting yogurt for eggs?

I made a cardamom cookie batter using this recipe but using cardamom instead of lemon. I had no eggs, so I tried substituting Greek yogurt (non-fat, since that’s what I had). First batch I made have ...
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Making caramel sauce with yogurt instead of milk

One style of caramel recipe dissolves sugar in cream or milk and heats that until it browns. Is there any reason this wouldn't work with yoghurt? Is there a known such recipe? It's impossible to ...
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Can baking powder be replaced with baking soda and cream of tartar? [duplicate]

As far as I understand, baking powder is basically just baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) combined with an acid. Also as far as I understand, cream of tartar is a common acid in baking powder - and ...
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Instant or cook and serve pudding?

Making a diabetic healthy strawberry pie which calls for sugar free jello and sugar free cook and serve vanilla pudding. I can only find sugar free INSTANT vanilla pudding. Can I substitute the ...
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Mineral oil as a zero calorie alternative to cooking oil

I was thinking about that one Youtube video where the guy adds increasing amounts of sawdust to rice krispie treats. Sawdust is non-poisonous and indigestible, and can't be meaningfully metabolized. ...
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Accidentally added milk to my Graham cracker crust mix

Can I bake all the ingredients together in a no bake cheesecake box bc I totally messed up and added the flippin milk in with the step 1! The melted butter, Graham cracker crust and sugar! Ugh help me ...
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Browning non-meat protein sources as the basis for pasta alla genovese

I am making a vegetarian pasta alla genovese. The sauce is made by first browning sofrito and tough meats, then braising for several hours with an abundance of onions until those onions carmelize. The ...
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Is ortolan, as food, distinct from other songbirds?

Whole roasted ortolan has been a French delicacy for centuries. For purposes of cooking and eating, does the ortolan have any characteristics that distinguish it from other songbirds of the same size?...
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How can I make my graham cracker crust crisp like my Oreo crust?

A few projects ago, I adapted my graham cracker crust for a chocolate cheesecake using Oreos. Instead of graham crackers, I just crushed up whole Oreos, reducing the butter by what I calculated to be ...
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could i substitute mushrooms for pork/chicken in a dumpling recipe?

i would like to try making some vegetable dumplings as i thought it would be a tasty way to get some more veggies in, and i like mushrooms. could i substitue some finely chopped or minced mushrooms + ...
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Non-dairy substitute for meat to protect from tomato acid

I have an Italian cookbook and I really like the Bolognese Meat Sauce. However, I have learned I really do not do well with dairy and one of the steps is to “cook the meat in milk before adding wine ...
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How much cake flour equals 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour? [duplicate]

Making instant pot lemon cake. Calls for 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour ALL I have is cake flour.
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Supplement for those who with lactose intolerance? [closed]

Many people have lactose intolerance. Is there a food or supplement that can be consumed with milk that can prevent diarrhea? Suppose lactose-free milk or soy milk, etc is not an available option. ...
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Can I substitute Dried Anchovies with Fresh Anchovies?

I'm trying to make the broth part of Maanchi's tteokbokki recipe and it calls for dried anchovies. I'm on a bit of a time crunch so getting them online isn't the best and the closest Asian market is ...
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Are lye and baking soda interchangeable (in varying quantities) for bagels/pretzels?

My understanding is that lye and baking soda are used in water baths when making bagels and pretzels in order to reduce PH. I got some lye and it is working wonders but it is a bit of a hassle to use ...
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Substitutes for Sabra liquer

I am making a simple torte, just eggs, walnuts and shredded coconut. After is baked and out of the oven I am to pour 1/2 cup orange juice mixed with 1/4 cup Sabra liqueur. What other liqueur can I use?...
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Does pepper dissolve into hot / boiling water similar to salt?

I read this article here on why whole peppercorns are used and looked at this quick 30 minute recipe for chicken pho which uses peppercorns instead of pepper. It just seems a lot more expensive and ...
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Substitution for Green Cardamom Pods in a vegan Biriyani?

What options are there to replace Green Cardamom Pods when making a vegan Biriyani. The reason for this substitution is that purely I don't have any, and won't be going to a store that stocks them ...
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Can raw scallops be used as a sugar substitute?

Raw scallops contain glycine and alanine, two amino acids that invoke the sensation of sweetness on the tongue. People's sensitivity to these compounds can differ greatly; to me scallops have a very ...
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Low calorie and dairy free "flavoring" for pastry and dumpling fillings [duplicate]

I'm looking to replace a hard cheese and egg based filling in traditional Eastern European savory pastries with a low calorie dairy free alternative. I've settled on a rich mashed potato, onion and ...
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Substitute peanut butter instead of peanut butter chips?

Can I use creamy peanut butter instead of peanut butter chips for easy microwave peanut butter fudge with sweetened condensed milk?
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Substitute for Beer in a savory flatbread recipe to make it halal

Several recipes for savory flatbread call for light beer as an ingredient. What would be an acceptable Halal substitute that would preserve the taste and texture of the bread? The bread is typically ...
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Pumpkin Bread - using Splenda instead of sugar

I have used this recipe with sugar and it's wonderful. When using Splenda the batter was too thick and I can taste the baking soda, which was a fresh box. I was also a half ounce short of pumkin. ...
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Can I use maraschino cherrys in a dump cake when it calls for cherry pie filling?

Can the cherry pie filling be replaced with maraschino cherries in a Crock-Pot cherry pineapple dump cake n is there any thing different with the directions if I use the maraschino cherries?
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Older recipe using bakers chocolate asking for 4 squares of chocolate - is that equivalent to current squares? [duplicate]

I have an older recipe that calls for 4 squares of bakers chocolate. Will that be the same as the current squares, or do I need to increase the amount of chocolate?
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Can aquafaba be used in place of flax egg as a binding agent?

I'm interested in following a recipe for lentil wellington. The recipe uses "flax egg", a mixture of ground flax and water, as a binding agent for the lentil and vegetable loaf. My ...
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Substituting sour trahana for kashk

Kashk (also Kishik) is a form of dried yogurt used all over the middle east and central Asia as an ingredient. Sour Trahana is a second dried milk product used in Greece and the middle east. Where I ...
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Substituting black beans for ground beef in a meat pie

My wife has recently decided not to eat meat, so we have been substituting black beans for ground beef in some of our favorite dishes. This has worked fine so far, but I am not sure about making this ...
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Why can you cook cake with soda? [duplicate]

I saw a Tumblr post, claiming that you can make a Betty Crocker cake with only a 12 oz can of soda. I tried it this morning and though I haven't eaten it yet, I think it worked. This is odd to me ...
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