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

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If I use instant mashed potatoes for my potato bread, what do I iuse to replace 1-3/4 cup potato water?

I am making potato bread. I want to use instant mashed potatoes. The recipe calls for 1-3/4 cups potato water. Is there a liquid substitution for the potato water?
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Substituting maltose for barley malt syrup in bagels

Can I substitute Chinese-style maltose (麥芽糖 if you want to search it up) for barley malt syrup in bagels? From what I understand, the flavour won't be exactly the same, but I'm not sure whether the ...
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Can I substitute salts 1:1 by weight?

In a recipe where you’re dissolving salt in water or a similar mixture(not sprinkling it as a seasoning, etc.) is it possible to substitute, for example, 1 gram of kosher salt with 1 gram of table ...
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Can self-raising flour be used in lieu of plain flour when making a roux for a bechamel?

I have plenty of self-raising flour (which will easily take me until its best before date to use) but am running very low on plain flour which I use predominantly for making a roux and then ultimately ...
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How does one alter a recipe that calls for one fruit with another fruit of differing water content?

For example, I often make banana bread. I'd like to effectively keep the same recipe but use pumpkin instead. Bananas are ~72% water while pumpkins are ~90% water, and roughly a 20% increase in water ...
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Reconstitute all purpose wheat flour from starch and gluten

Due to the recent events (COVID-19) the groceries stores' shelves are totally wiped of flour of any grains. I have not found flour for roughly a week. Now the shelves are still stocked well with ...
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Substituting regular milk for powdered in bread machine recipes

I'm new to making bread machine bread. I'd like to use regular milk, not a powdered milk, when recipes call for this. It seems silly to buy when I only need 2T at a time, when other recipes call for ...
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My soft chocolate cookies are soft but still too crumbly. How should I fix it?

The taste is great and it is soft, a bit chewy and not dry, but it is still too crumbly. When I push it, it is too easy to break apart. Could you please explain how I should fix this. Recipe All ...
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Substitute for blood?

We're working with some 16th century recipes for sauces that call for blood (among other things). However, several members of the group try to keep kosher, and besides, I have no idea where or how one ...
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Can psyllium husk be used as gelatin for jello? [duplicate]

I need to make jello. Would psyllium husk work as a jello replacement?
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Substitution for green meat radish

A recipe I’m following asks for a green meat radish. Where would be a good place to get one (I’m from the UK) or what could I substitute it with?
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Can you make a porridge from wheat flour?

I bake enough bread to buy flour in significant quantities; separately I buy oatmeal for quick low-effort breakfasts but don't generally use it for anything else. I would prefer to be buying just ...
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How can I alter this high-protein brownie recipe?

I'm on a mission to make myself the highest of high-protein brownies. However, the recipes I've found for "high-protein" brownies are lacking in the protein area and I'm after some delicious gains ...
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Non-fermented vinegar substitute for Dijon mustard

My allergies prevent me from consuming yeast, alcoholic beverages and vinegar. I often substitute lemon juice for vinegar, but this does not always work. I'm trying to find an allergy-free recipe ...
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How important are olives in Ropa Vieja? Can I substitute/omit them?

I'm looking to make some Ropa Vieja in my crock pot but I've got a picky eater who refuses to touch anything with olives or capers in it. My concern is that something about the briney/acidic nature of ...
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Tofu substitute in no bake chocolate cake

I recently tried a no bake chocolate cake which used tofu to give it its consistency. It would have been great if it didn't have that slight tofu taste. What could I uses as a substitute for the tofu ...
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Is risotto or paella rice a better substitute for my Japanese dish?

My supermarket has stopped stocking Japanese ingredients, just as I decided to make a Katsu Curry for my dinner party tonight! I have Paella rice and Risotto rice (Arborio) - both by Sainsbury's and ...
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Substituting Sugar with Caramel Syrup in Baked Cheesecake

I want to cut out the sugar i use in my baked cheesecake and replace it with the caramel syrup i have. the recipe is: 500 g cream cheese (~ 18 oz) 3 eggs 71.25 g butter 180 g sugar 18 g cornstarch ...
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Marjoram substitute

Has anyone tried Mexican oregano as a substitute for marjoram? I have a recipe for marinated ancho chiles, and the recipe calls for thyme and marjoram. I live in Latvia, finding marjoram is ...
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I need to convert cocoa powder into unsweetened chocolate squares

So if I need 2/3 of a cup of cocoa powder and I don't have it how much semi sweet chocolate squares do I need in place of the cocoa
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Substitute for baking soda low low sodium for baking [closed]

Need a substitute for baking soda- on strict low sodium diet in baking
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Can I replace Lard with Ghee in tortillas?

I am trying to make home made tortillas and I was wondering if I can substitute Lard with Ghee as I am not too keen about the taste of lard. My understanding is that ghee, like lard doesn't have lot ...
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Replacing red wine by vinegar to do a beef salami

is it safe to replace wine by vinegar, rice vinegar or apple cider to do a homemade Salami?
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Potato substitution question? [closed]

Are there any recipes you know of where if potatoes weren’t included it would fundamentally change the recipe or the way it tastes? For example, a lot of recipes that have mashed or sliced potatoes ...
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What is the best substitute for sugar when cooking thick jam?

I like cooking my own food and I often try to make it as healthy as possible. I would like to make my own jam with dark red cherries, but recipes often have loads of sugar. There are lots of different ...
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Putting freeze dried strawberry into my soft cookies,the texture is more like cake -how to make it more chewy

I love strawberry cheesecake and soft cookies, so I created a recipe and added a large amount of strawberry powder (made by putting freeze-dried strawberries into a grinder). I have tried two recipes....
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Pork substitute for Game Meat Pie

I found out my friend can’t have fatty pork products (grew up not eating it for religious reasons and now if she has really rich fatty pork products it makes her sick) but she was super excited to try ...
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Is natural yoghurt & soured cream a good replacement for khatta dahi (Indian sour yoghurt/'curd')

Dahi is a natural unpasteurised yoghurt eaten as-is and an ingredient in India, aka curd in Indian English (different to curd in Br/Am E. though). Khatta dahi is more soured (khatta means sour). What'...
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How much time and temperature do I add when making 140% of a quick bread recipe?

I am going to make a quick bread recipe that calls for an 8" X 4.5" (20 cm X 11 cm) loaf pan, but I only have a 10" x 5" (25 cm X 13 cm) loaf pan. I've done the calculations and ...
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Scotch oats to substitute Fine Oats in Rum Balls

I have a recipe for Rum Balls that calls for "Fine Oats." I couldn't find anything at bulk barn so I ended up with "Scotch Oats" after talking to a rep. I've never eaten oats before so I'm not sure if ...
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What's the better substitute for Shaoxing wine?

We've had a number of questions about Shaoxing wine, including this one. However, I have one that I haven't seen directly addressed either here or on the outside websites I've been able to find: Is ...
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Bakers semi-sweet chocolate packaging [duplicate]

In baking chocolate marshmallo logs, the recipe calls for 3 sq of semisweet chocolate. In the new packaging box, how many squares do I now use?
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What is the best substitute for sherry vinegar?

I want to make an Ajo Blanco soup and one of the ingredients is sherry vinegar, but where I live I didn't find it to buy it. The recipe calls for 2 tbsp. I have never tasted sherry vinegar, so I have ...
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Can salted butter be used to make lemon curd?

The recipe I want to use to make lemon curd specifically calls for unsalted butter, while many other recipes I've looked at either also specify this, or simply say 'butter', making me unsure whether ...
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Can I use baking powder in place of baking soda for dipping pretzels?

I made pretzel dough and its ready to be shaped. Somehow I have no baking soda left. Can I use baking powder in place of baking soda? Or is there something else I can use for the dipping step? What ...
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Is Irish buttermilk different from Estonian buttermilk?

I'm Irish but living in Estonia. Just now, I decided to make some soda bread which I have made a couple of times before. I bought some "pett", which Google translate and a professional chef told me is ...
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i have no oil and only have butter is it ok to use it [duplicate]

So basically I have butter but not oil and need 100 ml of oil .Is it okay if use 100 g of butter?If not whats the best thing to do?
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I am sensitive to Caffeine, how could I prepare a chocolate-like sauce?

I am sensitive to Caffeine as I suffer from a rare sleep disorder; I don't consume anything with caffeine rather on rare occasions. I miss the taste of Chocolate sauces such as Hersey's. How could I ...
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How do you substitute dry herbs for fresh herbs? [duplicate]

I have a recipe that calls for fresh thyme and I have dry thyme. How much dried thyme is 20 sprigs of fresh thyme?
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Can swamp eels be used for unagi like American or Japanese eels?

So, at my local fishmarket, there is both live and frozen yellow swamp eel. I was not able to find very much on texture, flavor, or otherwise, so I was wondering if any of you have had much experience ...
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Proportions for improvised cran-apple juice

I'm making a beverage that calls for cran-apple juice (the marketed name by Ocean's Spray's cranberry+apple juice blend). My local grocers have a very limited product offering which rules out buying ...
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Bitter chocolate pudding

I made chocolate pudding from scratch and substituted 1 cup of Stevia for the cup of sugar and the pudding is bitter tasting. Any way I can salvage the pudding and make it sweeter? The recipe was as ...
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Can I make vegetarian soup dumplings?

Soup dumplings, or xiao long bao, are made by combining ground pork with chilled gelatinized pork stock inside a dough wrapper. When steamed, the gelatin stock melts, so that the diner bites into a ...
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Ascorbic Acid (Vit C powder) with Baking Soda = Single Acting Baking Powder?

For my gluten free baking, I "have to"* make my own single acting baking powder. I use 2 parts cream of tartar and 1 part baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). It's been fairly successful. I would like ...
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Help with friend with many allergies

I'm having a friends family over for dinner next week, Ang they have numerous allergies or sensitivities. Corn, gluten, soy, rice and citrus. The dinner I planned on making, contains quick ...
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Garlic substitution beef stew

My recipe calls for 2 cloves of garlic, peeled, that are then to be removed at end of simmer (1-1/2 hours) before veggies are added. All I have is minced garlic or garlic powder. Should I add either ...
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Chinese XO sauce substitute?

Can someone suggest a reasonable facsimile for Chinese XO sauce? I have Korean gojujang (red chili paste), red chili flakes, miso, dashi, fish sauce, anchovy paste and cooking wines along with a well-...
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Swap for Cake Margarine in the U.S.?

A Great British Bake Off question! I'm interested in making a show-stopper cake (recipe) and it calls for "Cake Margarine" which is not available in the U.S. What is the equivalent that I can swap ...
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What exactly is apple cider?

What exactly is apple cider? I've been using Apple Bandit Cider for some recipes in which I needed to reduce the cider. However the Apple Bandit Cider is like a low-alcohol fresh cider/beer kind of ...
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Red vs green jalapenos for canning

I'm planning to can some salsa tomorrow and have a recipe picked out (Roasted Tomato-Lime Salsa, from ATK). The one catch is that it calls for red jalapenos, but I could only find green. I am ...

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