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

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Alternative Flours Tortillas

Trying to duplicate mom's fluffy soft all purpose flour tortillas but I want to use Chickpea + oat flour mix. I can't find a recipe with this combination which uses the same ingredients and methods as ...
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Is sugar in syrup necessary?

I regularly make syrup from herbs (mint, lemon leaf, basil, etc.), usually with the following recipe: 1l water, 500g sugar, boil, let it cool to 70°C, add herbs, let it seep a day, strain it, add ...
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How did replacing flour in muffins go so wrong?

I had a whole bag of Cocoa Puffs that had gone stale, and thought it would be fun to mess around and see if I could bake something with them. So I aimed for muffins. I more or less based it on a ...
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Can I replace matzo meal with flour in a popover recipe?

My favorite popover recipe includes matzo meal, which is easy to find during Passover. I run it through a blender to make it fine before mixing it with the other ingredients. Can I substitute regular ...
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Closest substitute for niçoise olives?

Many recipes with niçoise olives call for substituting with kalamata or even green olives. Which olive is actually closest in flavor for a salad niçoise? Niçoise not available locally nor on some ...
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Replacing whole egg and egg yolk in cakes

I want to replace whole egg and egg yolk in a cake batter. I've read to use 1 tsp of baking soda to 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar for each whole egg. But what about a just the yolk?
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Egg Substitute for binding agent [duplicate]

Im making a meatloaf for someone who’s allergic to eggs. Any ideas on what I can use as a binding agent?
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Non-nut substitute for ground hazelnuts

I found this recipe for chocolate cake that I’d like to try, but I need to make a nut-free version. Here’s the ingredients list: 240g unsalted butter 7 eggs, separated 260g caster sugar 80g blanched ...
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Is it okay to feed milk powder to sourdough starter?

I'm still new to bread making and I was wondering if adding some milk powder when I feed my starter would have a negative impact since milk is slightly more acidic than flour.
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Replacement for lemon juice in aioli

I want to make a garlic aioli as a sauce for a burger, however, I do not have any lemons nor lemon juice on hand. I also don't have any limes. However, I do have white, apple cider, and rice vinegars. ...
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Best Texture for Vegan Ceviche

Which main ingredient is most reminiscent of fish for Ceviche? Recipes out there with hearts of palm, tofu, cauli and young coconut. Or some other? I hated fish when young, and certainly won't try it ...
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What was McCormick Country Chicken Bag Seasoning? [closed]

My family loved McCormick Country Chicken Bag Seasoning. They would request it on the menu by name and there were rarely left overs. And I loved how simple it was to mix the seasonings with water and ...
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What can I use in lieu of bacon in boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin?

Boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, even many pot roast chicken recipes call for a few slices of bacon. A dietician nicely approved of everything in my diet, with the exception of the bacon (fried nitrates ...
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Substitutes for yak butter in butter tea

I'm interested in making the sort of butter tea drunk in the Himalayan regions. However, one of its key ingredients, yak butter, is not commonly available in Europe where I live. What can I ...
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What are possible alternatives for parchment paper when baking cream puffs? [duplicate]

I decided to bake cream puffs but we unfortunately ran out of parchment paper, what can I do?
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Can I use an immersion blender instead of a mixer to cream butter?

I have an old box of Koopman's Oud-Hollandse Appelkaneel cake mix. The recipe calls for you to whip some butter using a mixer before adding the cake mix and eggs. Then it should be beaten some more ...
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Will frozen mangos work as a substitute for apples?

So, I have an old box of Koopman Oud-Hollandse Appelkaneel cake mix, which lists on its ingredients "Raising Agents 450 and 500", and looking online, it appears that Raising Agent 500 is ...
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Will my expired cake mix rise? [duplicate]

I have a package of Koopmans Oud-Hollandse Appelkaneel Cake mix that I think my family bought from Aldi a few years back, which is well past its expiration date. I know that baking powder in cake ...
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What meat can I substitute for lamb in Scotch Broth?

A traditional Scotch Broth calls for lamb. However, my partner does not like the strong smell, and lamb is not so easy to get a hold of anyway. What meat can I substitute for lamb in Scotch Broth ...
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To concoct 糟溜鱼片, what lone American alcoholic drink can substitute 米酒, 糟鹵, 花彫, 酒釀?

I travelled prior COVID. This Hong Kong restaurant served 糟溜鱼片. I am trying to reconstruct it at home. But my American town has no Asian stores, and nowhere sells the 3 Chinese wines listed below. ...
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Will substituting evaporated milk for whole milk change the flavor or texture of custard

When making custard if I substitute evaporated milk for whole milk will it change the flavor or texture of the custard?
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What's a good lactose-free substitute for heavy cream when baking?

I've got a friend who's lactose intolerant but loves making bread. I want to give her one of my favorite bread recipes (a milk bread recipe that I use as a base for a lot of things), but it uses heavy ...
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What are Maggi noodles and what's a good bulk substitute?

I've discovered a taste for Maggi 2-minute noodle masala. Throw the noodles and spices in boiling water, stir, wait a couple minutes. Tada! But all that packaging. I generally eat 2 packets at once, ...
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Substitute for onion sweetness?

I have a lamb stew recipe which I'm trying to adapt for my sister, who can't eat onions, garlic, or other alliums. Usually when I need to substitute for garlic or onion, I use a tiny amount of ...
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Balancing biscoff spread for stuffed brownies

There is a recipe online for nutella stuffed brownies that I really like, and I want to swap out the nutella for biscoff to make a biscoff stuffed brownie. The recipe is this one in question: https://...
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Substituting one cup creamy peanut butter with peanut butter Reese's chips to make peanut butter swirl brownies box made recipe

On the side of the chocolate fudge brownie mix family size box there's a peanut butter swirl brownies recipe and I'm trying to figure out how to substitute the one cup of creamy peanut butter with ...
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Egg Yolk Sub for Vegan Potato Gnocchi

Attempts at potato gnocchi Piedmont style -no egg- has yielded rubber bullets or baby mush. Tips from this site may help (ie old potato,freshly baked and riced) with a vegan version but their ...
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Xanthum gum alternative to flour and heavy cream rather than milk

For dried beef gravy I use 6 TBSP flour to 6 TBSP butter to 3-1/2 cups of milk. Due to my grandson's medical condition, I need use xanthum gum instead of the flour & heavy cream rather than milk. ...
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Making bread using potassium bicarbonate [closed]

I am thinking about making bread using potassium bicarbonate instead of yeast. Can I use potassium bicarbonate as a substitute for yeast? Would I just use a regular yeast bread recipe? Or can I use it ...
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Can I substitute ketchup with tomato puree in marinades?

I want to experiment with various marinades the first time, and I've found great recipes but some of them require the use of ketchup. While it sounds awesome, I find it unhealthy and prefer not to buy ...
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What replacement makes a good training material for shaping Japanese tea-ceremony sweets?

Many Wagashi are made from a mix of rice flour, Shiroan (white bean paste), sugar, and other ingredients. Of those Namagashi are among the most beautiful, shaped as little art pieces and then served ...
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Replacement for Pearl Barley in cottage Pie

I am making a cottage pie (mince with mashed potatoes on top) recipe that requires 100g of pearl barley, and 600ml of stock. Right now, I can't get either pearl barley or husked barley. The first ...
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What is table cream? I livd in US and have never heard term

I have a new recipe that says I need table cream, sour cream and grated cheese. I have never heard of table cream and don't know what I can use instead. This is for a topping that goes over fish in ...
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What is the milk in Bratwurst for?

I'm looking at making homemade kosher bratwurst and I picked up this book to get a general idea of the recipes. I was surprised to find that many of the brat recipes call for either one cup of cream ...
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Using yellow mustard as a soup base

I have a lot of yellow mustard (think French's brand, nothing fancy here) and am looking for ways to quickly use a lot of it. One thought that came to mind was to somehow use it along with some other ...
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What type of methylcellulose would be appropriate as binding agent for insect based noodles?

I’m trying to make spaghetti out of insect flour(50% insect flour and 50% durum wheat flour) for my university project. I need a binding agent (gluten alternative) for this, and I thought about ...
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Replacing Cornstarch with Flour in Potato Pancakes Recipe

I have followed this recipe for Korean cheese potato pancakes a few times, and the results come out as expected. I don't have a lot of corn starch on hand and would like to make a larger serving of ...
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Is cake donut mix the same as all purpose flour?

Was gifted a 50lb bag of cake donut mix and my kids wanted to learn how to make donuts. All the recipes we've researched call for all purpose flour and I couldn't find a definitive if this cake mix ...
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Slow-roasting top round beef

I wanted to try out a recipe for a slow-roasted eye of round roast. However, I was unable to find this cut at my local market, so I purchased a top round roast instead. Can this cut be prepared the ...
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Bourboning up a ganache

I'm making this bete noire for tomorrow: La Bete Noire I have yet to screw up this recipe. It's easy, and will satisfy most hedonists. It is a little one-note though. I'd like to add some bourbon to ...
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How do I modify my sourdough rising/proofing time to account for not using enough starter?

This is my first time trying to bake sourdough bread after feeding a mature AP/wheat starter I got from a friend. I fed the starter a 1:1:1 mixture with AP flour and let it rise in a very warm room(~...
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What was Country Herb Chicken Sauce Blend?

An old hand-written recipe calls for one package of "Country Herb Chicken Sauce Blend", a presumably retired McCormick product. The recipe is quite similar to this one: https://www....
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Can red lentils be used for mujadara?

I feel like making some mujadara, but the only lentils I've got currently are red lentils - no green or brown lentils. Many recipes I've read have specifically said that red lentils are to be avoided, ...
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How to decrease sticking during frying without adding fats

Are there ways to introduce anti-sticking food additives for frying batter like substances and very high protein solutions without introducing excess fats into the recipe? With some of my experiments ...
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Can you make vegan garlic bread? If so, how does the use of margarine effect taste and texture?

I enjoy a nice garlic baguette so much, but I have to drink a pre-emptive, schedule 5, painkiller not to die from being so lactose intolerant. I was wondering if a solution can be found that does not ...
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How to make a facsimile of corned beef from (plant-based) ground?

I became vegetarian about a year ago, and one thing I still crave constantly is corned beef hash. I've found that impossible meat has been a fairly good substitute for when I really crave a dish with ...
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Cake not rising - too many wet ingredients?

I've tried making this three layer cake twice in the past two days. I think the issue is too many wet ingredients. It’s from a cookbook I trust for the most part, but after two failures, I’m not sure ...
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Using osmotolerant yeast in regular bread

After the demise of my sourdough starter, I've decided to switch to instant yeast, and am trying to decide which to buy. Specifically, I'm comparing Saf-Instant Red and Saf-Instant Gold. The former is ...
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Can I source fat and sugar in a recipe from chocolate?

I've been looking at chocolate flapjack recipes but they seem to contain relatively little chocolate, so I'm wondering if it's possible to replace more fundamental ingredients (butter, sugar) in a ...
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How to get vegan cheese to taste like cheese

I have yet to find a vegan cheese that tastes like cheese. It seems that all recipes use mainly nutritional yeast as flavoring and while it's delicious and has a cheesy flavor to it, it doesn't quite ...

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