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Questions tagged [substitutions]

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

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Ran out of salt can I use MSG (monosodium glutamate) instead?

I can't read in local language and was looking to buy some salt, so I went to local shop picked up what looked like it (white crystals in plain plastic bag without much colour and decoration). I ...
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What modifications would I have to make when substituting veal for pork?

I would like to make this recipe for Pork Osso Buco, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yNgna9mZoa4, but I'll be using veal beef shanks and not pork. Do I have to make any modifications like the time it'...
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I put too much water in my cake mix! [duplicate]

I accidentally put 2 cups of water in one box of strawberry cake mix, and i was only supposed to put 1 cup. I dont have any extra boxes to start over with, and the consistency of it is too thin! How ...
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Substituting barley for pasta

I want to substitute barley for 1/2 cup of macaroni in a soup. How much barley should I use?
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How to substitute peanut butter for peanut butter chips

I'm making a Peanut Butter Blondie recipe, and I'm trying to make it healthier for a Health Class my son is in. The recipe calls for 2 cups of peanut butter chips and I want to use natural peanut ...
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Can couscous substitute for acini di pepe?

I couldn't find acini di pepe pasta in my nearby grocery store. Can I substitute Israeli couscous (bigger pearls than regular couscous) or do I need to find a store with a bigger selection? What are ...
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Egg substitue in enriched breads [duplicate]

I'm making Kolaches (a Czech semi-sweetened dough with a sweet filling), but I'm challenging myself to cook vegan, and therefore can't use an egg. I've got a bunch of recipes, but all of them are ...
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Half butter half shortening in overnight potato rolls?

I am making overnight potato rolls and have always used 2/3 cup of shortening. I was thinking that half butter half shortening might make my rolls even better. Will this idea help or hinder a yeast ...
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Baking - Substitutions for a gingersnap crust

I'm making a recipe that calls for gingersnap crumbs in a crust. I don't really want to make a trip to the store to try and find gingersnaps but I have graham cracker crumbs. Could I just put a bit of ...
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Replacing vanilla wafers in rum balls

I have a coworker with a dairy/whey sensitivity, yet I love making rum balls around this time of year and plan on bringing a batch to work. Are there any close substitutions I can use in place of ...
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Combine skim milk and cream to substitute for whole?

In what ratio would you combine skim milk and higher-fat dairy to reach an equivalent of e.g. whole milk? I ran out of whole the other day making bread, tried to add a splash of half-and-half to 2%, ...
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Substitute for pumpkin pie filling

I have a recipe for a French Toast Bake which calls for 30 ounces of pumpkin pie filling. I am looking for something I can substitute since my family is not crazy about pumpkin flavor. Any ideas?
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Quinoa Flour Substitute

I don't have quinoa flour for a recipe that calls for 1/2 cup regular flour and 1/2 cup quinoa flour. Gluten free is not necessary. I have regular flour and whole wheat flour, which should I use ...
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What is a good substitute for puffin?

I am trying to recreate a faroese dish of braised puffin stuffed with cake. As I live in the UK, puffin is not a meat that is easily available (if at all). To anyone who has tried puffin or knows ...
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Substitutes for Turkish red pepper paste (biber salçası)?

I'm interested in trying out a few Turkish recipes that call for red pepper paste (biber salçası). This is the only ingredient I can't seem to find at any local stores. Are there any good substitutes ...
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What should I use for old recipes that call for 'buttermilk'?

Old-school buttermilk is the milk left after churning butter and is not today's 'cultured buttermilk'. A recent answer to the question about what to use for 'sweet milk' mentions : Buttermilk was ...
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Can I make my fish stew recipe into a Chicken Caciatore recipe?

I have a theory - my fish stew recipe would make a great chicken cacciatore, simply by removing the clam juice and all the fish meat, and replacing the juice with a cup of chicken broth and a pound of ...
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Substitute maple syrup with regular syrup for baking? [closed]

I'm trying to create a 'sticky apple pecan cake', the recipe calls for Maple Syrup. Sadly that's really hard to get here. I do have a full bottle of 'regular' syrup in my cabinet, could I use that ...
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Can I make my spaghetti sauce with puree instead of sauce?

I have been making the same spaghetti sauce for about 50 years now. It calls for 2 small cans tomato sauce, 1 can tomato paste and 1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes. For the first time in all ...
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Vegan egg substitute in sweet roll dough

Every Christmas we have home made sweet rolls. The recipe calls for 1 egg. Is there anything I could use to replace the egg so the new vegan people in the family can still eat the rolls? Or can I ...
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Why are my cookies crumbling after I bake them?

I make the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies recipe and swap out the flour for gluten free flour. I'm trying to figure out why the cookies crumbled after I made them. The butter was very soft; could ...
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How to bake the Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake

Firstly - I have a Betty Crocker super moist white cake mix which is 16.25 oz. Would putting all of the 16.25 oz cake mix in a 9 x 1.5 inch wilton round pan not be a good idea? If it's not a good idea,...
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Can I substitute two percent milk for low fat milk and bourbon in a cake recipe?

I'm making Banana-Nut Pound Cake and the recipe calls for low-fat milk or bourbon. I don't have these two ingredients. Can I substitute 2% milk instead?
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Substitute baking containers

I have a three-wheat batter bread recipe that calls for baking in four 16 oz cans. What size pan can I substitute?
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Substituting ground red pepper for dried red peppers

I have a recipe that calls for 4 dry red peppers to be bagged during cooking & taken out when finished. Instead of using those, how much ground red pepper should I use?
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Gari as subtitutes for tapioca

I used to make a lot of cakes using tapioca flour. Now I've moved to another country and rarely stumbled upon the flour in the supermarket. Last time I found gari which also made from cassava. Can I ...
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What non-dairy filler to use in white chocolate style coatings?

Recipes for white chocolate style cake (or ice cream/truffle/...) coatings (the snappy kind, not soft frostings) tend to rely on cocoa butter, shortening, sugar... and milk powder as a filler. Soymilk ...
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Substitute for sugar/golden syrup as binding agent in breakfast bars for kids

I found this recipe for breakfast bars, and I would like to make some ahead of time and then give them to the kids on the go, to make mornings easier. As my kids will be eating these most days, I ...
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What is the difference between tomato juice and passata?

As far as I am aware passata is obtained by crushing tomatoes and then sieving the result without heating. That sounds an awful lot like juice to me. What is the difference (if any) between passata ...
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Cheaper Gruyere Substitute for baking Cheese Puffs in Australia

I live in Australia and what is a cheaper substitute for Gruyere Cheese for baking cheese puffs?
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How can I incorporate powdered peanut butter into a boxed banana bread?

My husband has made this boxed Gluten Free Banana Bread Mix a number of times. It's easy, always comes out moist, and stays fresh for 3 or 4 days. Ingredients: 1 package Banana Bread Mix from Anna 2 ...
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What can I use as a substitute for canned refrigerated biscuits in monkey bread?

I'm making monkey bread and I need refrigerated biscuits. I don't have any, however, and I don't really want to go buy them. What could I use instead of refrigerated biscuits?
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Can we use white sugar, instead of brown sugar?

I want to bake a cake but I don't have light brown sugar. Can I replace it with white sugar?
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Substituting canned pumpkin for fresh pumpkin?

This question is essentially the reverse of this older one. Can I safely substitute canned pumpkin for fresh pumpkin in a pumpkin soup recipe? If so, should I expect any side effects in taste or ...
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How can I add an orange flavour without using orange?

My girlfriend has recently found out she has a number of allergies and her favourite thing to eat at Christmas time is a Terry's chocolate orange with popping candy... I would like to re create this ...
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Could Agave syrup be used as a substitute for Golden Syrup?

I found a UK recipe calling for "Golden Syrup" and have read thru what is posted already. I'm wondering if Agave Syrup might be used. I do use it for many things because of it's low glycemic index and ...
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Substitute for Robin Eggs malted milk candy

This summer, we made some great malted milk ice cream and mixed in some crushed Robin Eggs that we'd bought on sale after Easter. I'd love to make the same ice cream again, but the problem is: it's ...
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What's the formula for cutting vinegar acidity?

I have a vinegar based bar-b-que sauce recipe that calls for 3% acidity vinegar which cannot be found. How do I cut 5% vinegar to 3%?
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Can I use casserole steak instead of braising beef for this Chinese Beef Casserole recipe?

I can't find braising beef easily, but I do have casserole steak. Are they the same? Would they work the same for this recipe? http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/9646/chinesestyle-braised-beef-onepot
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What is a good substitute for Kecap Manis

Several Indonesian dishes that I've been thinking about making call for Kecap Manis, a sweat somewhat viscous soy sauce. I've seen several potential substitutes online involving normal soy sauce, but ...
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Substitute for Cornichons

I know that cornichons are a type of pickled gherkin. None of the grocery stores in my area carry them. Would the best substitute be miniature dill pickles, miniature sweet pickles, or something ...
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Allergic to grapes, apple and cherry how to use recipes with wine [duplicate]

Wine allergy is my problem... not alcohol. I am also allergic to grapes, apples and cherries. Many recipes call for wine... what can I substitute?
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Can I cut chili powder with Paprika?

I live in Africa, but cook with US recipes often. I have found that the locally available chili powder is MUCH more intense than it is in the US. So much so that making a custom taco seasoning yielded ...
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Is it safe to heat active dry yeast to make a substitute for nutritional yeast?

Nutritional Yeast isn't available at my location so i'm looking for alternatives. While searching Seasoned Advice i've found this question How can I make nutritional yeast?. But i don't want exactly ...
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Substitute for saffron [duplicate]

Saffron is excellent for garnishing used more often in Indian dishes. However it is pretty expensive. Think of spending Rs.370 or $8 just for 1/2 gm of saffron! We(all Indian chefs) will be highly ...
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What can I substitute for Cointreau

I want to make cocktails that call for Cointreau (Orange Liquor), but it's rather expensive for a college student as myself. What can I substitute Cointreau for that wont break the bank? Options ...
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Mexican Spiced Mocha Minus Chili Powder

I like Mexican Spiced Mocha and want to make it at home. But every recipe that I go through has chili powder as an ingredient. I am quite apprehensive abt. it. Can I make this particular coffee ...
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Cloves vs. Nutmeg in Chili Recipe

I have a recipe that calls for a scant amount of cloves. Would nutmeg be a good substitute?
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Can I make a pecan pie with corn syrup only?

I want to make a fructose free one for my dad. I am not a fan of sugar substitutes, either. Karo doesn't have fructose but sugar does. If I left out the sugar could I use corn syrup only or would it ...
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Sourcing El Rey chocolate (or substitute) in the UK

I used to buy El Rey Gran Saman (70%) and Mijao (61%) Venezuelan chocolate in the UK in 5kg boxes of discs. My previous supplier is delisting El Rey and selling off -- albeit not at a reduced price -- ...