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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 capers a substitute for pickles in a tartar sauce?

Would capers work in place of the usual pickles in tartar sauce? I'm mostly curious and it might help other people who want to try this as well! I figure that it would add a tangy kind of aftertaste.
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How much pepper/allspice to substitue for cubeb?

I have a recipe that calls for "12 cubebs, coarsely crushed". I've read that a blend of equal parts pepper and allspice can be substituted for a cubeb. However, having never seen a cubeb, I have no ...
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Impact of different sugar types (and substitutes) on ice cream

I am really interested in theoretical fundamentals of ice cream making. Everyone who is a little sophisticated whith homemade ice cream knows, that the are certain ingredients and ratios that have to ...
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How much gelatine to use instead of xanthan or guar gum in ice cream

I bought a Cuisinart ICE-30BC ice cream machine and I am experimenting with it. Some ice cream and gelato recipes ask for xanthan gum. I can't find any of it in my county, but I read that I can ...
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Replacement for Calcium Propionate for bread

Hi we run a bakery and we understood that Calcium Propionate is not safe for regular consumption. Can some one suggest a safe preservative..
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Substituting maseca (corn flour) for ap flour in waffle cones

I want to make a maseca based waffle cone but I am not sure what to use as the binding agent in substitute of flour. My first assumption was to mix in a .7% ratio of vital wheat gluten. Any ...
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Will terrible things happen if I replace part or all of the refined sugar in this recipe with malt extract?

Behold the recipe: https://www.howtocookthat.net/public_html/giant-mars-bar-recipe-milky-way-bar/ I'm planning to make a cake based on the Zero Candy Bar for father's day, because it's my dad's ...
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What can I substitute for ragu in kosher lasgne?

Most lasagne recpies ask for ragu and bechamel. Since I am cooking kosher, what can I substitute for ragu?
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What can be added to veggie burgers to increase texture?

I add chopped onions, garlic, grated carrots, some flour and spices to pre-soaked TVP. Onions add a bit of texture but after baking tvp densifies becoming like soft rubber. I think mushrooms, beans, ...
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How can I know if I'm purchasing “mild” chorizo or spicy chorizo?

I have a recipe that calls for "mild ground chorizo". At my regular grocery today I saw three brands of ground chorizo, but all were simply labeled "chorizo". The listed ingredients included "spices" ...
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How to make ridge structure of crispy chicken

In food shop, we see many fold ridges on crispy chicken like this Picture: While googling about the secret, I found most of them advised to put the chicken pieces in a bag after dipping it in the ...
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Is there a non-recipe specific, nonalcoholic, universal substitute for white wine? [duplicate]

For people on medication in which alcohol is strictly prohibited, is there a substitute that one can use in recipes that call for white wine?
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Can I substitute condensed milk for evaporated milk in icing?

My icing recipe for German chocolate cake pecan icing calls for evaporated milk, but I only have condensed milk. Can I use the condensed milk instead? If so, do I need to make any adjustments to it?
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Can you grind Cheerios and use it as flour?

After reading this question, I was wondering if a similar procedure would work with something like Cheerios. Could I grind it up and use it as gluten-free flour for bread or Matzah? Or would it not ...
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What can I substitute for pineapple juice in this recipe?

My group in cooking class has to make a beverage and they chose my recipe coconut kiss. But, one of the members tells us she is allergic to pineapple. It is hard you see because I made it before and ...
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Volumetric conversion between frozen and fresh spinach

I like to freeze my spinach and use it in smoothies. When I bring it out of the freezer, I crush it as much as I can. I then measure it out in 2 cup quantities. How much would this equal in fresh ...
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How can I substitute Egg Noodles for Rice Noodles in a Pad Thai?

I'm unable to get rice noodles right now but I've never used egg noodles before. What is the difference in how I should cook it?
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what can i add to wings that were frozen in a soy sauce to save them

i was making stickey wings and the party was put off for a week, so I froze the wings in the soy sauce based maranade now im fixing them ans the salty taste is horrible, is there anything i can add to ...
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Which alternative fats, not butter or avocado, are good to make chocolate frosting

This (Allrecipes Chocolate Avocado Pudding) is a great recipe for Chocolate Avocado pudding, which I use as a frosting for cakes. So, sticking away from normal basics for frostings such as butter, ...
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Substituting Dried Cranberries for Fresh/Frozen

I have a slow cooker recipe (for meat) that calls for 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries. Fresh are out of season, and frozen out of stock at my usual stores. All that's available are dried ...
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Mexican Achiote (annatto) Chicken - alternative to achiote

This is not a spice that I would normally use. ACHIOTE However I was given some and then looked for how to use it. Food52 has this to say about it: Achiote paste is a beautiful blend of spices ...
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Black truffle oil

I have a new recipe that calls for 6oz of Perigord black truffles. Since these are so expensive I ordered the black truffle oil. How much oil should I use in place of the 6oz of truffle.
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Can sufficiently finely-ground matzo meal substitute for flour in leavened bread?

In the context of a question about whether or not bread made from matzo meal would be kosher for Passover, I've come to wonder if such a bread would be practical. If matzo meal is sufficiently finely-...
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Can olive oil be substituted for vegetable oil in a box cake mix?

Can olive oil be substituted for vegetable oil in making a box cake mix?
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How can I make a last-minute birthday cake without using artificial flavor or color?

My dad's birthday party is tomorrow, and I do not know how to decorate his cake. He does not eat foods containing artificial flavoring or coloring. What are some methods I could use to accomplish ...
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Conversion from Garlic salt to Garlic Powder [duplicate]

I prefer the powder to the salt and a recipe I want to make calls for 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt. I n simple english please tell me the amount of Garlic powder to use. Also need the conversion of ...
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Is vinegar just vinegar - even with a different flavor

Is vinegar simply just that - vinegar? If one were to keep every type of vinegar called for in recipes from around the world then there would be a lot of different types. Surely the basic chemical ...
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Possible Wine Substitutions for Sherry When Making French Onion Soup

I am making French onion soup, and it calls for sherry. What would be a good substitute for the sherry?
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Non-sweet sugar replacement for French macaron

I've been working pretty hard on my macaron game lately and have wanted to make a savory biscuit/shell, however I can't think of what I may be able to replace powdered and granulated sugar with, or if ...
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Substituted for Angustura bitters in a lentil recipe?

I have a recipe for Lentil Soup that calls for 3 drops Angustura bitters. What can I use as a substitute?
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Substitute for jaggery in chutney

I'm making an Indian tomato and ginger chutney. What can I find in Brisbane to use as a substitute for 200 grams of jaggery?
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Is there a low tyramine substitute for tamari?

Help replacing miso and tamari for health reasons I am a non-junk-food-vegan for health reasons. Technically I'm "whole foods plant based" (WFPB). It basically means I stay away from animal ...
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What can substitute for the non kosher ingredients in bolognese sauce?

I am trying to make bolognese kosher for my family and struggling. Here is the list of ingredients I hope to find a substitute for: Pork Pancetta Heavy cream Milk Parmigiano Reggiano
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Using maida + bread flour to create AP flour substitute

This is a follow-up to my earlier question about using bread flour instead of all-purpose flour in a banana bread recipe. The consensus was that using bread flour would yield a denser, chewier loaf, ...
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substitute for chickpeas in “bean blondies”

I'm trying to make "chickpea blondies" However, my brothers won't eat them because chickpeas are estrogenic. In the recipe, you have to puree the chickpeas, add some peanut butter for strength and ...
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Effects of Milk vs Cream vs Condensed Milk in a no-bake cookie recipe

I'm looking at a pretty standard no-bake cookie recipe (this one uses brown sugar over white but I've seen the same recipe on at least 10 websites), 3 C oats 5 tbsp peanut butter 2 teaspoon vanilla ...
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Can I substitute bread flour for AP flour in banana bread recipe?

I have bread flour (King Arthur) at home all the time, but I don't usually have all-purpose flour, as bread is pretty much the only thing I bake from scratch. I want to make basic banana bread ...
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I am unable to eat tomatoes. What can I use instead, especially in soups?

My digestion doesn't like tomatoes, and all the soup recipes I like call for them. Is there anything I could substitute?
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Chilis that taste like habanero

I like the fruity taste of habanero a lot (the red ones if that matters). But I usually get stomach pains after eating them (not that it stops me). Are there any chilis that taste similar to habanero ...
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Coffee in a rattlesnake recipe? Why?

WARNING - IF YOU HAVE A PET SNAKE LOOK AWAY NOW! The quest continues! The back story to this question is: My friend is competing in a competition, the main ingredient should be lizard, however I ...
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What would I have to add if I wanted to substitute blueberry juice for light cream in this pie recipe?

I'm going to be making this pie recipe: http://ediblejersey.com/editorial/summer-2011/ricotta-blueberry-pie/ I have a bag of frozen blueberries that are now blueberries in their own juice, would i be ...
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What can I substitute for hot Korean chili oil in this pork noodle recipe?

Our local supermarket sells fantastic pork, normally also on offer. Yesterday I bought a kilo of cubed pork (magro). Yesterday we had kebabs, today perhaps Asian. So, I've thought about making this ...
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What nondairy milk does not curdle when heated?

I like to heat my milk for coffee (and use the microwave to do so) but I find with Soya Milk it curdles. Does anyone know of any other non-dairy milk that one can heat in a microwave please?
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Similar cheeses to Queso fresco in Belgium?

I am a mexican~american living in Belgium, what would be the best substitute for the Fresco mexican cheese? Thank you!
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Veggie burgers that Bleed [closed]

I have found these veggie burgers that bleed; but as we can see the price is hefty (~$62 for 5 lbs). I want to replicate them at home. They would have to be very convincing - ideally, the person ...
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Can I substitute gluten for eggs in coconut flour pancake recipes?

I'm looking to reduce carbs, but still have things like pancakes and waffles, and maybe even tortillas. I've tried several coconut flour pancake recipes, but they all come out tasting like fried eggs ...
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Can I still cook this white king hot cake without using any eggs?

So I have a hotcake mix in a box, White King Hotcake Creamy Classic, but I ran out of eggs. It's 1:10 AM here in the Philippines and there are no stores open so I'm asking if I can still cook this ...
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Can I subsitute crushed tomatoes with tomato puree?

I am making tortellini tuscan soup. Recipe calls for can of crushed tomatos I guess I grabbed puree instead. Recipe further calls to mix with 1 box chicken stock....can I use the puree or is my dinner ...
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Vegan binder for chinese style dumpling fillings

Common recipes for potsticker/wonton-style (thin wrapper) dumplings use egg as a binder for the filling, to make it easier to work with and to displace air. For comparison, if you make a filling with ...
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Allergic to the whole pepper family - what can I use in its place?

I am allergic to the whole pepper family including black pepper. I don't know what to use as a substitute. I don't eat salt, so that's out. I am having to check every item that I buy to make sure it ...