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Questions tagged [substitutions]

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

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Are these almond cookies likely to be a success if I make them vegan by substituting coconut oil for butter?

I love these cookies from King Arthur Flour for a variety of reasons, including that they're delicious and they only need five ingredients, which I always have in my pantry. I particularly love the ...
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Egg YOLK replacement?

I am making an old family recipe for Easter Bread, but I would like to make a vegan version of it for a friend. The non vegan ingredients that the recipe calls for are: milk (substituting with ...
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What can be used instead of cheese to help a grilled sandwich stay together?

Grilled sandwiches like paninis almost always have cheese in them, which is important both for taste and structure. The cheese works like glue to hold the bread together and keep the ingredients in ...
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Quinoa flour rusks

My daughter struggles with food intolerance issues. How do I substitute the flour in this recipe (link below) for : - Quinoa flour - Almond flour - Combination of both? http://thehungryherbivore.com/...
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Replacing quick-cooking oatmeal in a two-ingredient cookie recipe with cooked steel-cut oats - why doesn't it work?

Right now, I have cooked steel-cut oatmeal, water, banana, cinnamon powder, sugar, and dark chocolate in my cookie batter in the following amounts: 2 cups of cooked oatmeal 1 banana half teaspoon of ...
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Does Tapatio red sauce equate to Frank's hot pepper sauce?

Does Tapatio red sauce equate to Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce?
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Spice Substitutes

I am allergic to Cumin, Chilli, Capsicum and all the recipes I have for a spice rub and a sauce for Ribs has these ingredients, can someone give me some alternatives. Thanks in advance Cheryl S.
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What are substitutions for coconut in curry?

I'm allergic to coconut - this is a new allergy, so I really miss Thai and Indian curry! I also have issues with dairy. Would it work to use roasted cauliflower puree as a curry base instead of ...
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Where to order whole-wheat flour(NOT ATTA) in India?

Many people are deceived that maida(7.5% gluten) is ALL PURPOSE FLOUR and atta is WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR((10-12%)gluten but starch is lost due to chakki milling) so there is actually a lot of difference ...
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Substitute for vanilla caster sugar

I'm planning on making a lemon tart and the recipe calls for "100 g vanilla caster sugar". Over here (Netherlands) vanilla caster sugar isn't really sold in supermarkets, so I'm looking for a ...
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Is margarine necessary for my brownies?

I recently got a new cookbook and it recommends margarine for brownies instead of butter. I have never baked with margarine before and my brownies always seem to be fine, but this is the only recipe ...
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Unsweetened or fruit sweetened ice cream - Replacement for sugar in ice cream?

What is the best carb or protein to replace sugar in an ice cream recipe? I would like to remove cane sugar, artificial sweeteners, honey, maple syrup, xylitol, stevia, erythritol, etc. from my ice ...
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What substitutes work with a capsaicin allergy?

I recently found out that I'm allergic to capsaicin, so that means no spicy Mexican food, which I love. Are there any substitutions that I can use? I can have black pepper, but too much black pepper ...
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Can I substitute Maida Flour for All Purpose Flour for making Tortillas?

I'm attempting to make a Hot Cheeto Burrito. I've already subbed the Flaming Cheetos with a local substitute (Kurkure), and I'm going to make the Tortilla myself too. I have both Maida and Atta at ...
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Substitution for curry powder

Can garam masala be used as a substitute for curry powder or vice versa? Garam Masala also known as all spice powder
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Preserving sweetness during baking without sugar

noob here (both to this site and to cooking in general!). For health reasons I can't really do sugar, and the low-carb thing has saved my life (literally). I am trying to do more low-carb baking at ...
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Baking spread equivilent in the US

I trying to find out what I could use to substitute "Baking spread"? It is in a British recipe and in the US, where I live, I've never seen this.
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Can I use cream cheese in a sauce?

I made a white sauce with butter flour and milk, intending to add cheddar for a cheese sauce. Then I realized I'd run out the day before. Could I have used Philadelphia cream cheese instead? I'm in ...
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What's a substitute for pastis?

I ran across a recipe (bouillabaisse) that calls for pastis, but grocery stores in my area don't carry pastis. Is there a substitute for pastis? Thank you!
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Can I substitute gelatin for aspic?

I saw a terrine recipe that looks interesting, but it calls for aspic. I'm not sure I can get hold of the bits and pieces I would need for that. Could I just dissolve a few envelopes of gelatin and ...
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Alternatives to coffee

I'm very fond of coffee, in fact, I have a grinder, grind my own beans and use a coffee stove to make it. However, I've recently been advised to stop drinking anything containing caffeine (at least ...
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Non-spicy substitute for chili peppers when making a Thai curry paste from scratch

I'm making a green Thai curry paste from scratch. I'm very happy with the recipe, and I've made it with much success in the past, but today I am cooking for someone who can't take much heat. Or well, ...
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No Cornmeal - steel cut oats to coat pan?

I'm trying to make English muffin bread, without the cornmeal (oops). Will steel cut oats work as the crumbly non-stick coating in the pans?
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Olive oil instead of peanut oil to air fry potato?

I’m allergic to peanut oil, can I use olive oil for baking potatoes in a power air fryer oven elite
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Freeze dried blueberries vs frozen blueberries?

What can I substitute for freeze dried blueberries? Will frozen blueberries work? This is for a bread filling.
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Substitute celery seed for fresh celery in soup

How much celery seed do I substitute for a stalk of celery in soup? I haven't tried anything as I don't want to ruin a whole pot of soup.
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Christmas-ifying seafood linguine

How would you modify seafood linguine to give it a holiday twist? I am cooking and some of my conservative guests are in shock after hearing the menu. How can I mollify them?
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Substitute for Accent Seasoning

My recipe calls for 1-teaspoon of Accent and I do not have this ingredient, as they were out of it at my grocery store. Is there a good substitute?
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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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Can't find frozen cranberries anywhere. Can I use fresh instead in my cake recipe?

I can't find frozen cranberries anywhere. How can I substitute fresh cranberries for frozen? Do I chop them up and add sugar? Do frozen cranberries have added sugar in them? My cake recipe asks ...
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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 [closed]

My recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of flour, how much xanthan gum should I use?
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Please suggest a substitute for espresso powder which is not made from coffee

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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What is the best alternative for tomatoes in chicken curry?

Some peoples do not like tomatoes in chicken curry. What alternative should I use instead of using tomatoes?
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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?