Questions tagged [substitutions]

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

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Is there anything I can use in pumpkin custard to replace salt?

I am on a strict low salt diet. Have been looking for pumpkin custard recipes and all have salt. If it's for flavor only, which spice(s) could I add or increase to kick it up a bit?
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I need to Substitute Fresh Yams for canned, but I want the sweetness

I have always used Bruce's canned Yams for My Sweet Potato Casserole. Unfortunately, this year with the pandemic, I cannot find any available. I still want to make the casserole and want it to taste ...
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No-egg egg-wash

Is there anyway to get sesame/poppy/etc. seeds to stick to a loaf of bread without using an egg wash? A family member with an egg allergy means that I cannot use eggs anymore.
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How to make vegetarian meat substitute that's more firm and browned on the outside?

I've eaten in some vegetarian places where they use what I guess are TVP (textured vegetable protein, i.e. soya) chunks as a substitute for meat, which was quite convincing. One place made them into '...
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Does the preparation of chicken liver mousse require force feeding of chickens?

The force feeding of ducks or geese required to prepare foie gras (French "fatty liver") is widely known and banned in some states. I was at a restaurant last night which offered "...
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How to adjust for making candy from corn syrup instead of sugar?

I've recently started to experiment with making hard candy from straight corn syrup rather than conventional sugar, and so far it has worked remarkably well. Aside from increased sweetness and ...
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Garlic substitution in marinade/paste

I'm trying to find a substitute for garlic in a chicken pulao recipe. The masala paste calls for 4 cloves of garlic, which are ground with the other ingredients into a paste. I'm already substituting ...
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Keto replacement for flour

I would like to know what to use and how much, in place of flour to thicken the sauce in the following recipe and make it keto. This is the full recipe: 2 Tbsp butter 1 small yellow onion, diced 4 ...
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How do I substitute almond flour for all purpose flour?

I am trying to make a few cookie recipes and want to reduce their carb content and make it suitable for a low carb consuming person. Most of the cookie recipes call for all purpose flour. In one of ...
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Bob's Red Mill Egg replacer in bread?

Has anyone succeeded in using Bob's Red Mill in brioche? I am looking to make babka with it. Additionally, how much of it do you use when it calls for large eggs?
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Can I make a Cheesecake without using cream cheese?

Is it possible to replicate the texture of cheesecake without using cream cheese? I really love the texture of cheesecake and I really love its aesthetic. But I just really dont like the sour taste of ...
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Are the spices sumac, harissa and za’atar related in any way to capsicums/ chillies?

I cannot cook with them until I know as I am allergic to all forms of capsicums.
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Bread and butter pudding - but with juice?

Bread and butter pudding is bread with milk (indeed, usually milk-egg) baked. In fact, could you make bread and butter pudding with juice rather than milk-eggs? So, essentially, imagine a baking tray, ...
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Alcohol free & sugar free fruit cake

How would you fine people replace the alcohol and sugar in a fruit cake with? I personally don’t like alcohol at all, so I’d like to try a alcohol & sugar free fruit cake as I’m diabetic and a tea ...
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My bagel recipe calls for 1 tbsp of barley malt syrup. I have diastatic malt powder. How much powder would equal the tbsp of syrup? [duplicate]

My bagel recipe calls for 1 tbsp barley malt syrup. I have diastatic malt powder. How much powder would equal the tbsp of syrup?
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Can ghee replace butter in lemon curd?

My mother-in-law believes she is allergic to milk solids, but that ghee has the solids removed. She loves lemon meringue pie. The lemon curd in the pie calls for butter. Can I substitute ghee ...
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Is there any substitute for butter (or oil) on puff pastry?

I tried to create puff pastry. For medical reasons I should minimize the fat on my recipe. Puff pastry is mainly made by 3 important ingredients, flour, water, and fat (butter or oil). Unfortunately, ...
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What's a good substitute for basil in pesto sauce?

I'm making some pasta at home with a pesto sauce. The recipe I'm referring to asks for some basil leaves to go along with the pine nuts in the food processor. Unfortunately, I can't find basil where I ...
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Dried basil leaves instead of bay leaves

I have to make an Indian curry which requires bay leaves. Apparently I don't have them at home. I read on google here that dried Basil leaves can be a good substitute for bay leaves. Now dried bay ...
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Processed cheese in pesto

I have a full grown Basil plant at my home. So I am planning to make a Basil recipe, though I have never made one. So I decided to make pesto pasta. However due to the pandemic, the nearby shops have ...
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Chili beef fat substitutes

I'm working on a vegetarian version of a brisket chili recipe. It takes 20 hours to make, so effort involved is not an issue. I need a substitute for brisket fat. I render the fat, strain out the ...
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Can you concoct Kombu with Dulse (Palmaria palmata)?

I followed Nami's YouTube video starting at 1:37 for Kombu Dashi, but I substituted Nova Scotian Dulse. The resulting mixture tasted like water and had no flavor. What did I miff? If Palmaria palmata ...
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Alternative to Wisconsin Brick Cheese

I just came across a pizza recipe that requires Wisconsin Brick Cheese. It kind of looks like Cheddar or Emmental, however I do not know by taste. As I am living in Portugal, finding that cheese is ...
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is Doubanjiang (Szechuan hot bean paste) an acceptable substitute in recipes calling for Doenjang (Korean fermented bean paste)?

I have a LOT of Doubanjiang taking up valuable space right now. I wanted to make some Ssamjang which calls for Doenjang. Even the names are remarkably similar...
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Swapping sugar for something less calorie dense but keeping the volume

I have a friend who bakes for me. I suggested that we swap sugar for Stevia or something even less calorie dense. She's worried, though, that since the volume of the sugar is different, the banana ...
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Can various fats be used as a strict substitute for pastry dough?

If you take the three main types of fats used for puff pastry. Lard, butter and margarine, can they be used interchangeable or is there caveats between the three? I found a nice recipe for puff ...
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How can I substitute dutch chocolate cocoa for flour and maintain proper recipe PH in this cookie recipe?

I have an old family recipe for Chocolate chip cookies 2 ¼ cups flour 1 cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 2 eggs 1 cup shortening 1 tsp vanilla Chocolate Chips as desired....
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How to replace large eggs for medium in a recipe?

The cookie recipe calls for 2 large eggs and I only have medium. Is there a way to make up for the egg loss or substitutions?
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How to make cauliflower pizza crust without using parmesan cheese?

I want to make cauliflower pizza crust for keto diet, but all the recipes I have seen on internet require a lot of parmesan cheese, which is too expensive for me. So I want to look for a cheaper ...
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How 豉椒炒蜆 (stir fry clams in black bean sauce), without black beans?

I don't want buy any thing from China because of politics. Korea Japan are OK. But Toronto got just black bean and black bean sauce made in China. Can I just skip black bean sauce for 豉椒炒蜆 ? If not, ...
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Can you use coffee or tea instead of water in a sourdough starter?

Can I use coffee or tea instead of water when making a sourdough starter?
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How to replace grams of leaf gelatin to grams of agar agar powder?

I am planning to make no-bake cheesecake. In the recipe, they used 5 grams of leaf gelatin(sheets). But I want to use agar powder instead, so how many grams should I have of agar powder? Also, how ...
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Would carbonated water be a good substitute for two eggs in this cherry loaf recipe?

I would like to replace the two eggs in this recipe with carbonated water: Ingredients 1/3 cup shortening, butter, or margarine ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup brown sugar, lightly packed 2 large eggs, ...
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Do you add extra oil when replacing eggs in baked goods?

I usually use applesauce to replace eggs in muffins, but I realize that I am losing out on some of the fat that an egg yolk would provide. Should I add more oil when I do this? If so, how much? If it ...
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Making salted caramel popcorn - how can I remove the bitter flavour?

We've been following a Gordon Ramsay video to make salted caramel popcorn a couple of times, and it usually turns out pretty nice, except that the salted caramel has got a distinct bitter taste. I ...
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Turning a sweet cake into a savoury one: What should I swap in place of sugar?

I am looking to turn the following recipe for pumpkin bread into a savoury one. i.e. I want to get rid of sugar (which in this case is maple syrup). I think that sugar will add to the loafiness of the ...
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Can I use diastatic malt in applications which call for non-diastatic?

I am interested in a few different applications of barley malt some of which classically would use diastatic malt and some use non diastatic malt. I’d rather just purchase one malt for everything. ...
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Turkish substitute for Mascarpone?

I often make this simple recipe - [fresh] tagliatelle with spinach & mascarpone. Garlic, sautéed in butter & olive oil, wilt the spinach, a dash of nutmeg, very generous dollop of mascarpone, ...
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Flavor of wasabi, horseradish, mustard, capers, and jalapeño

What is the name of the flavor of wasabi, horseradish, mustard, capers, and jalapeño? Unfortunately, I'm not fond of the taste of the above ingredients. To me, they taste similar. I don't mind the ...
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If evaporated milk is mixed with water, does it have the same calcium and vitamin D amounts as regular milk?

when you add equal amounts of water to evaporated milk, will it have the same calcium and vitamin D amounts as regular milk?
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Alternatives to onion gravy

Whenever I cook a dish with either no meat, or when I can't get any of the juices from the meat, I tend to make a gravy based on onions. I'm wondering what alternatives there are to onion gravy. To ...
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How much cayenne powder contributes the same spiciness as one minced habanero?

I recently made a curry with 4 habaneros and 2 Tbsp (approx. 30 mL) of ground cayenne powder. It was extremely spicy so I'd like to reduce the heat next time and am wondering what the relative ...
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Substitute for demerara sugar in cookie recipe

I have a recipe for oatmeal cookies that uses demerara sugar. While I do have some demerara sugar, the quantity remaining is approximately 1/3 of what is needed for the recipe. (In normal ...
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Can I use orange juice to pasteurize egg whites?

I'm making a meringue and I just realized I don't have tartar or lemon juice, but I do have oranges? And I read that you can use anything acidic but I dont know. So I would like to know if it's ok to ...
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Dry milk substitutions?

I'm trying to make homemade Tootsie rolls, and the recipe calls for 1 1/4 cup of instant non-fat dry milk powder, which I don't have. Is there any way I can substitute regular milk for this? If so, do ...
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Can yogurt be used as a substitute for yeast in pizza dough?

I am making some pizza dough, but I don't have the yeast, is there a way to substitute it with yogurt? If so what proportions would I use, to keep the dough at the same consistency.
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Uses for Pizza Yeast [duplicate]

I have some yeast listed as yeast for pizza. It says not recommended for bread making. Will it work for bread or angel biscuits?
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What is the difference between molasses and treacle?

I'm just wondering what the difference between the two are, and whether you can substitute between the two? My recipe for sticky toffee pudding calls for treacle but I only have molasses. Can I ...
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Do milk and butter not work in place of cream for whipping, and why?

I’ve seen claims that, while you can replace heavy cream with the proper proportions of milk and butter in recipes that don’t require whipping, the mixture will not form stiff peaks when whipped, even ...
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Can I substitute corn syrup for honey in bread?

I have a white bread recipe I use frequently I'm pretty happy with. It calls for 3tbsp (64g) of honey. I have a bottle of karo light corn syrup "with real vanilla" that I would like to use up, instead....

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