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

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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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If I use instant mashed potatoes for my potato bread, what do I iuse to replace 1-3/4 cup potato water?

I am making potato bread. I want to use instant mashed potatoes. The recipe calls for 1-3/4 cups potato water. Is there a liquid substitution for the potato water?
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Substituting maltose for barley malt syrup in bagels

Can I substitute Chinese-style maltose (麥芽糖 if you want to search it up) for barley malt syrup in bagels? From what I understand, the flavour won't be exactly the same, but I'm not sure whether the ...
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Can I substitute salts 1:1 by weight?

In a recipe where you’re dissolving salt in water or a similar mixture(not sprinkling it as a seasoning, etc.) is it possible to substitute, for example, 1 gram of kosher salt with 1 gram of table ...
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Can self-raising flour be used in lieu of plain flour when making a roux for a bechamel?

I have plenty of self-raising flour (which will easily take me until its best before date to use) but am running very low on plain flour which I use predominantly for making a roux and then ultimately ...
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How does one alter a recipe that calls for one fruit with another fruit of differing water content?

For example, I often make banana bread. I'd like to effectively keep the same recipe but use pumpkin instead. Bananas are ~72% water while pumpkins are ~90% water, and roughly a 20% increase in water ...
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Reconstitute all purpose wheat flour from starch and gluten

Due to the recent events (COVID-19) the groceries stores' shelves are totally wiped of flour of any grains. I have not found flour for roughly a week. Now the shelves are still stocked well with ...
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My soft chocolate cookies are soft but still too crumbly. How should I fix it?

The taste is great and it is soft, a bit chewy and not dry, but it is still too crumbly. When I push it, it is too easy to break apart. Could you please explain how I should fix this. Recipe All ...
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Substitute for blood?

We're working with some 16th century recipes for sauces that call for blood (among other things). However, several members of the group try to keep kosher, and besides, I have no idea where or how one ...
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Can psyllium husk be used as gelatin for jello? [duplicate]

I need to make jello. Would psyllium husk work as a jello replacement?
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Substitution for green meat radish

A recipe I’m following asks for a green meat radish. Where would be a good place to get one (I’m from the UK) or what could I substitute it with?
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Can you make a porridge from wheat flour?

I bake enough bread to buy flour in significant quantities; separately I buy oatmeal for quick low-effort breakfasts but don't generally use it for anything else. I would prefer to be buying just ...
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How can I alter this high-protein brownie recipe?

I'm on a mission to make myself the highest of high-protein brownies. However, the recipes I've found for "high-protein" brownies are lacking in the protein area and I'm after some delicious gains ...
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Non-fermented vinegar substitute for Dijon mustard

My allergies prevent me from consuming yeast, alcoholic beverages and vinegar. I often substitute lemon juice for vinegar, but this does not always work. I'm trying to find an allergy-free recipe ...
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How important are olives in Ropa Vieja? Can I substitute/omit them?

I'm looking to make some Ropa Vieja in my crock pot but I've got a picky eater who refuses to touch anything with olives or capers in it. My concern is that something about the briney/acidic nature of ...
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Tofu substitute in no bake chocolate cake

I recently tried a no bake chocolate cake which used tofu to give it its consistency. It would have been great if it didn't have that slight tofu taste. What could I uses as a substitute for the tofu ...
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Is risotto or paella rice a better substitute for my Japanese dish?

My supermarket has stopped stocking Japanese ingredients, just as I decided to make a Katsu Curry for my dinner party tonight! I have Paella rice and Risotto rice (Arborio) - both by Sainsbury's and ...
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Substituting Sugar with Caramel Syrup in Baked Cheesecake

I want to cut out the sugar i use in my baked cheesecake and replace it with the caramel syrup i have. the recipe is: 500 g cream cheese (~ 18 oz) 3 eggs 71.25 g butter 180 g sugar 18 g cornstarch ...
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Marjoram substitute

Has anyone tried Mexican oregano as a substitute for marjoram? I have a recipe for marinated ancho chiles, and the recipe calls for thyme and marjoram. I live in Latvia, finding marjoram is ...
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I need to convert cocoa powder into unsweetened chocolate squares

So if I need 2/3 of a cup of cocoa powder and I don't have it how much semi sweet chocolate squares do I need in place of the cocoa
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Substitute for baking soda low low sodium for baking [closed]

Need a substitute for baking soda- on strict low sodium diet in baking
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Can I replace Lard with Ghee in tortillas?

I am trying to make home made tortillas and I was wondering if I can substitute Lard with Ghee as I am not too keen about the taste of lard. My understanding is that ghee, like lard doesn't have lot ...
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Replacing red wine by vinegar to do a beef salami

is it safe to replace wine by vinegar, rice vinegar or apple cider to do a homemade Salami?
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Potato substitution question? [closed]

Are there any recipes you know of where if potatoes weren’t included it would fundamentally change the recipe or the way it tastes? For example, a lot of recipes that have mashed or sliced potatoes ...
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What is the best substitute for sugar when cooking thick jam?

I like cooking my own food and I often try to make it as healthy as possible. I would like to make my own jam with dark red cherries, but recipes often have loads of sugar. There are lots of different ...
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Putting freeze dried strawberry into my soft cookies,the texture is more like cake -how to make it more chewy

I love strawberry cheesecake and soft cookies, so I created a recipe and added a large amount of strawberry powder (made by putting freeze-dried strawberries into a grinder). I have tried two recipes....
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Pork substitute for Game Meat Pie

I found out my friend can’t have fatty pork products (grew up not eating it for religious reasons and now if she has really rich fatty pork products it makes her sick) but she was super excited to try ...
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Is natural yoghurt & soured cream a good replacement for khatta dahi (Indian sour yoghurt/'curd')

Dahi is a natural unpasteurised yoghurt eaten as-is and an ingredient in India, aka curd in Indian English (different to curd in Br/Am E. though). Khatta dahi is more soured (khatta means sour). What'...
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Quantity of rapid rise yeast vs regular yeast in bread machine

How much instant, rapid rise yeast should I use when my bread machine recipe calls for 1 1/2 teaspoons of regular dry yeast?
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How much time and temperature do I add when making 140% of a quick bread recipe?

I am going to make a quick bread recipe that calls for an 8" X 4.5" (20 cm X 11 cm) loaf pan, but I only have a 10" x 5" (25 cm X 13 cm) loaf pan. I've done the calculations and ...
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Scotch oats to substitute Fine Oats in Rum Balls

I have a recipe for Rum Balls that calls for "Fine Oats." I couldn't find anything at bulk barn so I ended up with "Scotch Oats" after talking to a rep. I've never eaten oats before so I'm not sure if ...
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What's the better substitute for Shaoxing wine?

We've had a number of questions about Shaoxing wine, including this one. However, I have one that I haven't seen directly addressed either here or on the outside websites I've been able to find: Is ...
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Bakers semi-sweet chocolate packaging [duplicate]

In baking chocolate marshmallo logs, the recipe calls for 3 sq of semisweet chocolate. In the new packaging box, how many squares do I now use?
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What is the best substitute for sherry vinegar?

I want to make an Ajo Blanco soup and one of the ingredients is sherry vinegar, but where I live I didn't find it to buy it. The recipe calls for 2 tbsp. I have never tasted sherry vinegar, so I have ...

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