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Questions tagged [substitutions]

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

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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 ...
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How do I substitute a recipe that calls for yellow cornmeal for self rising corn meal mix

I have a recipe that I am trying to make but it calls for regular yellow cornmeal. I have self rising yellow corn meal mix, so the question is how do I make the recipe turn out right? It calls for 3 ...
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Can I make Turkish Delight with jelly powder?

I have come across some Turkish Delight recipes calling for cornstarch, others for gelatin, some use both and one that uses store-bought jelly powder (aka gelatin dessert aka Jell-O). The jelly ...
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Does heavy cream “go further” than light cream or milk in soup

I know the chief difference between light and heavy cream is the amount of fat in it. What I'm wondering about is the flavor. The fat will give it texture, but I'm not sure that in a soup it would ...
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Substituting sugar with a liquid stevia concentrate in a cake

I have a cake recipe that consists of a dry part, a liquid oil part and eggs. Around half of the dry part consists of sugar. I would like to replace that sugar with liquid stevia concentrate at a very ...
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What needs to be added to quinoa flour make it “behave” like all-purpose flour?

I'm a Type 2 diabetic who loves bread and pasta, so I'm exploring ways of making my favorite foods more "blood sugar friendly", hoping that I can re-integrate them into my diet in a healthy way. ...
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Substitute of Celery in Harira

If Celery isn't available then what other vegetable or green vegetable can I use as a substitute for the making of Harira Soup?
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How can I use self made cream of celery as a replacement for mushrooms in green bean casserole?

I follow Alton Brown's Green Bean Casserole for the most part and have had great success making this recipe. My dad always complains about having mushrooms in the dish and he would have to pick them ...
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Cheesecake- adding cream

Would it make a difference in my cheesecake if I used liquid heavy whipping cream instead of heavy cream? ( Husbandbought the wrong thing)
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Egg nog recommendation diabetic friendly

How would you fine people make egg nog diabetic friendly? I’m inquiring as I’m diabetic myself & I have always liked the non-alcoholic version of egg nog during the holidays myself.
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what are the Cheap Substitute of Catechu powder?

i am about to make Mouth freshener and of the Ingredient is Catechu powder and it's very costly so is there any other thing i could instead of Catechu powder which is cheap ? basically Catechu powder ...
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What Aromatic Fragrance that can be used in mouth fresher?

i am making mouth fresher(Paan Mukhwas in Hindi) in my home and for that one of ingredient is written as Aromatic Fragrance and i am confused what are the exactly.please could someone pls tell what is ...
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What approach can be taken to create a sugar free Butterfingers clone?

How could I make a sugar free version of butterfingers candy? I’m asking because I’m a diabetic. So any advice on this matter would be appreciated big time!
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What's a good substitute for sport peppers?

Sport peppers are a key ingredient in the Chicago-style hot dog. From Tomato Growers Supply Company's page about Sport peppers: Sport: This Capsicum annum type of pepper is popular for its ...
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what are the Cheap substitute of menthol that can be used in mint?

i am preparing some candies and want to add some menthol for Cool effect in mouth but while searching on net i found that menthol is very costly so is there any cheap substitute of Menthol which can ...
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Can I use cooking sherry instead of red wine in my stew?

So I found some Sherry Cooking Wine ($6 CAD) at my supermarket and I don't want to go and shell out too much money on a real bottle of wine just for a stew, is it possible to use cooking wine like ...
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Is it possible to make sugar cookies without butter?

I don't have any butter and don't have the money to buy some right now, but I really badly want to make a batch of cookies for some family friends who recently had a baby. Please help!
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substitute for snakehead fish

A friend of mine mentioned he wished he could find snakehead fish (Channa marulius) to make me a fish curry his mother used to make him in India. I haven't been able to find a source of this fish ...
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Can I swap soy milk for cream in a chicken pot pie?

I'm going to be making a chicken pot pie for a friend who is trying to eliminate dairy. Part of the instructions call for making a roux, then adding chicken stock (5 cups) and heavy cream (1/4 cup) to ...
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Nut-free “Almond Paste” filling

How can i create a closely matched "Almond Paste" (for croissant) without using almond meal/paste/butter/products/etc? I have a nut-free almond flavour that should be okay for the flavouring component,...
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Digestive cookies - substitute in South Africa?

What is a good substitute for UK-style 'digestive cookies' in South Africa? It's for a crumb crust for a chocolate mousse cake.
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What can I substitute for lady cream peas without noticeable flavor change?

I was emailed a recipe by a friend -- she'd like me to cook a Strawberry and Lemon White Bean Bundt Cake. One of the ingredients is going to be a problem, though: 1/2 pound Camellia Brand Lady ...
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Substitute for chickpeas in Thailand

I can't find chickpeas. What would you recommend instead when making falafel?
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Substituting pancake mix for flour

Can I use pancake mix (just whole wheat flour and baking powder ingredients) instead of regular flour to make a cake? (I have a recipe for whole wheat chocolate cake). Would I just leave out the ...
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What is the difference between “European Butter” and American butter?

I am in America, recently I noticed in my grocery store in the last year or two that there is a type of butter called "European Butter". Is "European Butter" really different from regular butter, yes/...
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When making Vegan Carnitas, BBQ, & etc., is canned green jackfruit superior to fresh green jackfruit? What about frozen?

weI have seen a lot of debate regarding the use of green/young jackfruit as a meat substitute in vegan cooking, but the opinions i find on the subject are all simply reading copy, or incorporating ...
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How do green jackfruit and hearts of palm compare for vegan pulled pork/carnitas/barbecue?

I have been reading a lot about the latest vegan meat substitute choices, but I'm having trouble deciding between green jackfruit and hearts of palm. I am wondering what the advantages and ...
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What to use instead of John Dory fish?

I was looking to make Marco Pierre White's Dory a la Nicoise, but John Dory fish is quite a high-end, pricey fish which you will find in many fancy and high-end restaurants – while I am happy to give ...
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Why is maple syrup less viscous than other liquid sugars?

I really enjoy making this recipe for oatmeal-raisin cookies: http://viveleveganrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/2007/10/oatmeal-raisin-cookies.html However, I'm based in the UK, where maple syrup is much more ...
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Can I turn evaporated milk into unsweetened condensed milk?

I see how to change the evaporated milk to sweetened, but can I make it unsweetened?
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How to make kosher roux? [duplicate]

I am looking to make a kosher bechamel made from almond milk. What kind of fat should I use in the roux? Margarine? Regular veggie oil?
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Substitution of applesauce for eggs in a boxed brownie mix was a failure. Did I do something wrong?

Has anyone been successful in replacing eggs with applesauce in a box brownies recipe? I'm trying to stick with a boxed brownie mix but has an egg and we have someone with an egg allergy in the house. ...
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Can i substitute frozen berries when the cheesecake calls for fresh?

I would like to make the following cheesecake recipe. It uses fresh raspberries to add flavor. I only have access to frozen berries. I can defrost the frozen ones I have, but there's a lot more liquid ...
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Herbs in Dressing - Fresh vs Dried [duplicate]

A ranch dressing recipe I found online calls for a few dried herbs and a couple of fresh herbs, specifically fresh chives and fresh Italian parsley. To save time and money, I'd like to substitute if ...
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How can I mimic glutinous rice inexpensively in Latin America?

I know that certain rice should be bought for cooking meals like sushi (glutinous rice which is almost 5 dollars per kilogram). In Latin America the most common rice is about 1 dollar per kilogram. ...
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I need a substitute for crushed tomatoes!

I have tomato sauce, and I have fresh tomatoes, but I forgot to buy the 28oz can of crushed tomatoes for a sausage/pasta recipe.