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Questions tagged [substitutions]

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

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Substituting meyer lemons for sour oranges

Many Cuban recipes use the juice of sour oranges as an ingredient, such as mojo sauce. Unfortunately, sour oranges are hard to find in the Western USA. The standard substitutions offered include, ...
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Do I use half as much “double concentrated” tomato paste?

I have a tube of tomato paste that is "double concentrated" (brand is "Cento"). Do you use half as much as a recipe calls for, or is this a case where all tomato paste has been "double concentrated" ...
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Substitution for marjoram in beef birria [duplicate]

What can you use in place of marjoram when cooking beef birria?
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Substituting xanthan gum for flour [on hold]

My recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of flour, how much xanthan gum should I use?
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Non-Coffee Espresso Powder subsitute

I see Espresso Powder frequently in chocolate-based baking recipes. I've done some searching here (and elsewhere online) for potential substitutes, but have only been able to find other coffee-based ...
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Bitter Turnip fries

I tried making turnip fries the other day and they were horribly bitter. If am planning to fry them like french fries how long should I boil them in the salt, vinegar and lemon juice so that they don'...
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Adjusting muffin recipe ingredients when adding a can of pumpkin

I want to add a can of 100% pumpkin to my favorite bran/ww flour/oatmeal muffin recipe and think I may need to add a bit more dry ingredients. Picture of recipe card is below - hopefully. This is just ...
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Caramel made with coconut milk tastes burnt

I'd like to be able to make caramel without using any dairy products for my friends and family who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Usually when I make caramel, I use a recipe close to this one with a ...
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What can be used instead of custard powder? [duplicate]

Sometimes we cooking custard and the custard powder is available in less quantity what should we do at this time.Is there is an alternative of custard powder or not?
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alternative of vinegar for preventing fruits from turning black? [duplicate]

We use vinegar to prevent fruit from turning black.When we don't have vinegar what alternative is used to prevent fruits from turning black.
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Can I use red wine instead of white wine for chicken scallops?

There's dry white wine used in chicken scallops , is it possible to substitute it with red wine ?
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Pumpkin substitutes for lasagne

I have a lasagne recipe that has pumpkin, sausage and collard greens in it. Is there another vegetable that will replace the pumpkin as I do not like pumpkin?
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Can I make a cake with finely ground coffee instead of cocoa powder?

I used all my cocoa powder. Will it taste good if I use coffee instead? If anyone has done this before, please share your experiences and hints.
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Mint vs Peppermint

Are mint and peppermint the same thing? Can we substitute one for the other. How can we differentiate between mint and peppermint?
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What is an alternative for ginger? [closed]

Some people don't like ginger taste in meal. What can I use instead of ginger? Actually I want to cook cauliflower, so what can I use instead of ginger.
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What can i use instead of molasses?

I have an American recipe for molasses cookies but I live in Germany. I have not been able to find molasses in the grocery stores near me. Are there any good substitutes? Thanks for any help.
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How can I make shami kabab without chana dal

Shami kabab are patties traditionally made with minced meat and chickpeas (chana daal). What could be a substitute for the chana daal that still produces reasonably similar results.
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Substitute for ground picnic ham.

Can’t find 1/2lb ground picnic ham to use in pasta sauce recipe. What could I use as a substitute?
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Substitute for calcium oxide (lime) to keep pumpkin from falling apart

The recipe for this pumpkin dessert from Mexico says I should leave the pumpkin pieces submerged in water with calcium oxide (lime) for 3 hours, so that the pumpkin doesn't just become puree when I ...
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How can i convert all purpose flour to bread flour?

Sometime I want to cook something that requires bread flour, but bread flour is unavailable. I have all purpose flour. How can I convert it to bread flour?
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What emulsifier can be used for an Egg-free mayonnaise?

What emulsifier can be used for an egg-free mayonnaise?
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Can I replace sugar with honey in baking? [duplicate]

Can I substitute honey for sugar in baked goods.If yes then how much honey would be equal to one cup of sugar?
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Is there any other substitute of papaya paste to tenderize the mutton or beef?

To tenderize mutton for BBQ I use fresh papaya paste, but it is not available in some areas. Are there any alternatives to papaya paste that could be easily found?
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Using garbanzo flour instead of canned garbanzo beans

If I wanted to substitute chickpea flour for a can of garbanzo beans in a recipe, how would I prepare the flour? should I mix a amount of water with it and cook it? and if so how much water? Here's ...
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Tomato substitute in italian dishes?

I'm looking for some delicious Italian dishes,but have to avoid tomatoes. What can be used as an alternate to tomatoes? Using Google, I found Red Pepper Pasta Sauce, and Cream Sauce. I have also ...
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Making pizza toppings stay intact without using cheese

I am going to be following this recipe to make my pizza dough https://tasty.co/recipe/2-ingredient-dough-pizza However, I have just realised we ran out of cheese. I have processed cheese slices but I ...
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What property does rice flour add to a shortbread recipe?

I bought a book with recipes for shortbread as I wanted to try making my own shortbread. However, most unusually (given its general availability in shops), many of the recipes call for rice flour in ...
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Educated ways to simplify/substitute recipes

Sometimes I do not have enough time and miss out parts either substitute ingridients. My observation is that sometimes it's quite okay and sometimes awful because of unexpected pairings in the food ...
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Replacement for Almond Milk

I have a muffin recipe for Almond milk but I'd like to replace it since Almond Milk is only good for 7-10 days, I can't find small enough containers, and no one in my household will drink it. Outside ...
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Alternative for tartar sauce?

Is there a substitute for tartar sauce? It is difficult to find in India. I need an alternative that can be obtained in Indian markets.
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Substitute to grain mustard

I am planning on doing a recipe of mustard sauce pork. Here is the recipe for the sauce (quantities are approximate, the recipe is inspired from a Gordon Ramsay Youtube video): Ingredients 1 tbsp ...
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Can you use mascarpone in place of ricotta?

Can you substitute mascarpone for ricotta cheese?
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Using Greek farina (cake flour) instead of yeast for making bread whilst combined with general puproce flour

I have some leftover general-puproce flour and some farina, because are leftover materials and I wanna use them both (in order to get rid of them, but not throw them away) I thought on making bread by ...
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Eggless choux pastry recipe yields paper-thin top, gooey bottom

I'm trying to make eggless choux pastries for an egg-allergic friend (my eventual targets are croques-en-bouche and saint-honorés). I have experience with choux pastry, but I've never made an eggless ...
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Substitute for Palm Sugar

What is typically the best substitute for palm sugar? I've been getting away with brown sugar or molasses if I really have no time to get the actually stuff. Honey, granulated sugar, maple syrup are ...
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Substituting invert sugar for corn syrup

I am working with a gumdrop recipe that calls for 1c. sugar and 1c. corn syrup, which is heated to 280 degrees and then blended into some other ingredients. In order to avoid the corn syrup and ...
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Can I substitute a biga or poolish in recipes that call for a sourdough starter?

Can I substitute a biga or poolish in recipes that call for a sourdough starter? If so, what should I take into account? Will the resulting dough require a shorter leavening time? If not, why? I ...
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Substituting maple syrup for honey in bread

I've got the following recipe for a honey whole wheat bread-machine bread: 1-1/3 cups warm water 1/2 cup honey 3 tablespoons butter 2-2/3 cups whole wheat flour 1-1/3 cups bread flour 1-1/4 tsp salt ...
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Vegan Alternative to Monte au Beurre?

I was just in my kitchen making pasta and a wild thought appeared when I mounted my sauce: Can I do a vegan monte? What alternatives could provide the same bind and richness? Been looking for a ...
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Does the beef cut matter when making stroganoff?

I would like to make a stroganoff recipe I have that calls for cubed Sirloin Tip Roast, but I was recently given some raw steak that I would like to use in its place. The steak I was given was not ...
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Can I dilute double cream with milk to get lower fat content?

I need close to 900 ml of cream 30–35 % for a mousse recipe (which requires part of the cream to be whipped). Is it possible to dilute double cream (48 % fat) with whole milk (3.6 %) to get an average ...
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How to substitute beetroot for other ingredients into a cake recipe?

Me and my roommate want to make a batch of brownies, however each of us has their heart set on a different recipe: I want to use one from Serious Eats because it's loaded with cocoa and I have a lot ...
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Latkes variations

What various types of latkes are there? I mean besides the classic potato latke. I mostly curious as to Jewish foods for now. You never know, other people might this question interesting as well. I ...
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What can I use instead of powdered milk to turn dark chocolate into milk chocolate?

I am a chocolate lover and recently figured out I have to completely remove milk from my diet (due to problems with casein). I figured I can make my own milkless milk chocolate from dark chocolate by ...
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sugar substitutes for ice cream [duplicate]

How to keep ice cream soft when using alternative sweeteners, such as erythritol and stevia glycerite. I have tried xanthan gum and guar gum, but it still came out too hard after putting in freezer ...
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Can Wild Yam (dioscorea villosa) replace Yamaimo (d. japonica) in japanese cuisine?

Yamaimo (dioscorea japonica) or Nagaimo (dioscorea polystachya) is used in many places in Japanese cuisine — be it topping for Zaru-Soba together with Negi, or the ubiquitous Okonomiyaki. Where I ...
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what is [flavor-wise] the closest nonalcoholic substitute for white wine and red wine? [duplicate]

White wine and red wine have great flavors when added to a dish. But because I'm on medication, I'm not able to use wine (my body would have odd reactions when I consume food cooked in white wine) I ...
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ice cream with alternate sweetener

I have been trying to make ice cream with sucralose. So far all I get is just a hard rock after tossing it in the freezer. when I try to thaw it, it goes right back to a liquid. I'm not very confident ...
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Can Nutella be substituted for Peanut Butter in Peanut Butter Fudge?

Want to substitute Nutella for peanut butter in M&M Peanut Butter Fudge.
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Substituting birds eye chilli with carolina reaper

I like to cook asian dishes. I recently found some carolina reapers on the supermarket and bought it on impulse. What can I do with them and can I substitute them in place of Birds eye chilli in ...