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

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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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I want to try and avoid carbohydrates but am unclear as to what elements of carbohydrates are fattening. [closed]

I’m not good at dieting but a friend suggested cutting out carbs, which I’m sure I will be able to do, but I need to understand what I can use as flour substitutes. I’ve found recipes using gram flour ...
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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 ...
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Looking for peach preserves substitute

I'm making a dish that that has a "sweet and sour" sauce to it. The recipe calls for apricot and peach preserves. Unfortunately I am highly allergic to peaches. Does any one know what a good ...
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What can I substitute for radish when making kimchi?

I want to try the recipe but could not get radish.
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Reducing butter levels in Swiss or Italian Buttercream

I've looked all over for recipes for Italian or Swiss buttercream. All of them use tons of butter, from 2 sticks to 5 sticks. I'm trying to find a recipe that makes a reasonable amount (enough to ...
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Matzah meal as a binder in veggie burgers

I'm experimenting with veggie burgers, and I keep seeing rolled oats and breadcrumbs in recipes such as this one. However, I grew up in a Jewish home where the binder in recipes such as this one would ...
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Chemical meat tenderizers

I know pineapple (Hawaiian cooking), onion (Chaliapin steak), pickle juice (Chick-fil-A) and honey (Shokugeki no Soma). All tenderize meat via cooking and / or marinating. My questions are: What ...
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Substitute regular sugar for confectioners sugar in icing

Can I use regular sugar instead of powdered sugar to make a drizzle icing for my pound cake?
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Substitute for annatto seeds in Achiote Paste [duplicate]

I am making Achiote Paste and need a substitute for the annatto seeds. Recipe calls for 1/4 cup of annatto seeds. Can I substitute tumeric, saffron or paprika and if so how much should I use?
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What wine(s) would you substitute for sweet red vermouth?

I want to make a chukar cherry sauce recipe which calls for 1/2 cup of sweet red vermouth, which gets cooked and reduced with the cherries and other ingredients. I don't have vermouth on hand, and I'...
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Vegan Alternative for Pecorino Romano in Pesto

Title says it all, I'm looking for vegan alternatives to pecorino romano for when I want to make pesto for vegan guests. Not striving for authenticity, and yes pesto is serviceable without the cheese, ...
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Applesauce as a substitution [duplicate]

When a recipe calls for sugar and oil or butter which one can applesauce be substituted for and what is the ratio?
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What can I use to replace white cheese in a roasted red peppers pate?

So, there's something I usually prepare for myself. It's pretty straightforward (since I have 0 knowledge and skills in cooking). I add roasted red peppers (from a can), white cheese, onion, garlic &...
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Can I substitute chocolate chips for cacao nibs in a cookie recipe?

I found a recipe for Chocolate Brownie Cookies and am wondering whether I can substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips for the 3 TB cacao nibs? I'm going to be serving this at a party so I don't want a ...
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Bulk ingredient for keto/low carb flour substitute mix with gluten

Minimising one's intake of carbohydrates tends to deprive one of some rather lovely culinary items such as pasta and bread, because grains contain a lot of carbohydrates thanks to the high amount of ...
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How interchangeable are fats in yeast bread recipes?

I know that unsalted butter has a water content - can I substitute clarified butter, vegetable oil, or shortening in equal amounts? If I do use unsalted butter, do I need to adjust the hydration ...
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What can I use in Thai curries instead of cilantro or coriander root? (Allergy)

I'm trying to make panang curry from scratch for my sister, who is allergic to cilantro (AKA coriander outside of the US). This is not the gene that causes it to taste bad - she cannot eat any part of ...
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Is it possible to replace the sugar in Tapioca Meringue pudding with stevia?

I'd like to know if powdered stevia can be used to make the meringue in the pudding. I'm trying to get away from sugar, but not sure how to use stevia. I've seen a recipe for stevia in the pudding, ...
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Injeolmi - Korean Sweet Rice Cakes

I have never made injeolmi before but am keen to try - I have a few questions though before I try: steaming vs microwaving the rice dough? I imagine it gets uber sticky in the steamer, a recipe ...
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Sour cream peach pecan pie

In this recipe it says to use 2 tablespoons of peach preserves what can I use in place of the preserve? My supermarket does not have it.
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How do I get the slimy clumps out of my bisque?

I used potato starch instead of cornstarch, as a thickener and forgot to make a slurry first. Unfortunately, the bisque isn't a pureed bisque, it's mushroom, celery and onion. After I realized my ...
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What is a good substitute for Barramundi fish?

I am cooking a recipe that uses Barramundi fish: https://www.blueapron.com/recipes/honey-butter-barramundi-with-za-atar-roasted-vegetables Unfortunately I have never seen this species of fish in a ...
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substitute for tuna in Poke

I like Poke, but prefer to avoid tuna (due to sustainability concerns). I tried with salmon and it was a mixed result. The taste was good, but too many bones and hard stuff, at least in the ...
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How to prevent homemade butter from melting/separating under hot conditions

Please, I'm making homemade butter that will be kept and served at an outdoor event. What process/additive/ingredient can I add to preparation that will prevent the butter from separating or melting ...
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Can I replace baking soda with bread flour in a cake recipe that already has baking powder?

Can I replace baking soda with bread flour in a cake recipe that already has baking powder? Google was no help and I really need to make this birthday cake today. Buying baking soda just isn’t a ...
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Do I need to increase the liquid amount when adding cheese to my scone recipe?

I would like to make a cheese scone out of my classic scone recipe. Recipe as follows: Mix Dry: 450g self-raising flour 50g sugar salt 100g frozen butter, grated into flour Mix Wet: 2 eggs Milk to ...
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Dried tomatoes vs. dried tomatoes in oil

I have a soup recipe that calls for 24 oz. dried tomatoes in oil, drained and patted dry. I would like to use dried tomatoes (not in oil), but don’t have a clue how much to use. Is there a ...
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Babi Guling - Balinese Suckling Pig - alternative cuts of pork for it?

I love Babi Guling - Balinese Suckling Pig which I've made twice so far. As I am mostly cooking for 3, I obviously can't use a whole suckling pig. Here's a typical recipe: adventurefoodie....
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Mixing 60% and 81% dark chocolate to get 70%

I need 70% dark chocolate for a cake recipe (actually 72%, but the recipe notes that slightly lower content will be fine), also, according to the recipe, high-quality chocolate is not a must. In my ...
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Chocolate mousse turned to scrambled eggs in cream

So I was trying to make a white chocolate mousse. The recipe called for heating up cream, beating egg yolks, then combining the two and thickening over heat. I must've cooked it too long as the egg ...
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What is a substitute for spry?

I have an old fruit cake recipe and it calls for spry, what can I substitute for spry?
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Can I substitute bread flour with all purpose for hot water crusts?

Many recipe for a hot water crust I have seen calls for something like 15%-20% of the flour to be bread flour? Is going AP flour fine, or do I need to do more/something else to make the substitute?
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adding peanut butter to a recipe

Ok, so I saw another question answered here that said: Natural Peanut butter is about 50% fat, butter is about 80% fat. If you want to maintain the original amount of fat in the recipe, you would ...
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Cheese suggestions to replace melted Velveeta

I have been given the honors of making appetizers for the family Christmas dinner. One of the traditional recipe calls for melted Velveeta, to go over a cooked sausage "pate" on top of a small piece ...
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How to replace booze in eggnog?

I have been relegated to bringing "drinks" for a work holiday potluck. Fair enough. I love eggnog and would like to bring some. However, my recipe includes two jiggers of bourbon or brandy. It might ...
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Recipe calls for rolled oats, I have old fashioned oats - can I substitute them in cookies?

Can old fashioned oats be used when a cookie recipe calls for rolled oats?
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Ratio to subtitute mesquite liquid smoke for mesquite smoke powder?

I'm making some seitan sausage and there's a new recipe I want to try but it calls for mesquite smoke powder (1 1/2 t for flavor). I only have mesquite liquid smoke, which I'd like to use instead. I'm ...