Questions tagged [substitutions]

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

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Mint vs Peppermint

Are mint and peppermint the same thing? Can we substitute one for the other. How can we differentiate between mint and peppermint?
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What is an alternative for ginger? [closed]

Some people don't like ginger taste in meal. What can I use instead of ginger? Actually I want to cook cauliflower, so what can I use instead of ginger.
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What can i use instead of molasses?

I have an American recipe for molasses cookies but I live in Germany. I have not been able to find molasses in the grocery stores near me. Are there any good substitutes? Thanks for any help.
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How can I make shami kabab without chana dal

Shami kabab are patties traditionally made with minced meat and chickpeas (chana daal). What could be a substitute for the chana daal that still produces reasonably similar results.
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Substitute for ground picnic ham.

Can’t find 1/2lb ground picnic ham to use in pasta sauce recipe. What could I use as a substitute?
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Substitute for calcium oxide (lime) to keep pumpkin from falling apart

The recipe for this pumpkin dessert from Mexico says I should leave the pumpkin pieces submerged in water with calcium oxide (lime) for 3 hours, so that the pumpkin doesn't just become puree when I ...
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How can i convert all purpose flour to bread flour?

Sometime I want to cook something that requires bread flour, but bread flour is unavailable. I have all purpose flour. How can I convert it to bread flour?
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What emulsifier can be used for an Egg-free mayonnaise?

What emulsifier can be used for an egg-free mayonnaise?
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Can I replace sugar with honey in baking? [duplicate]

Can I substitute honey for sugar in baked goods.If yes then how much honey would be equal to one cup of sugar?
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Is there any other substitute of papaya paste to tenderize the mutton or beef?

To tenderize mutton for BBQ I use fresh papaya paste, but it is not available in some areas. Are there any alternatives to papaya paste that could be easily found?
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Using garbanzo flour instead of canned garbanzo beans

If I wanted to substitute chickpea flour for a can of garbanzo beans in a recipe, how would I prepare the flour? should I mix a amount of water with it and cook it? and if so how much water? Here's ...
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Tomato substitute in italian dishes? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some delicious Italian dishes,but have to avoid tomatoes. What can be used as an alternate to tomatoes? Using Google, I found Red Pepper Pasta Sauce, and Cream Sauce. I have also ...
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Making pizza toppings stay intact without using cheese

I am going to be following this recipe to make my pizza dough https://tasty.co/recipe/2-ingredient-dough-pizza However, I have just realised we ran out of cheese. I have processed cheese slices but I ...
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What property does rice flour add to a shortbread recipe?

I bought a book with recipes for shortbread as I wanted to try making my own shortbread. However, most unusually (given its general availability in shops), many of the recipes call for rice flour in ...
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Educated ways to simplify/substitute recipes

Sometimes I do not have enough time and miss out parts either substitute ingridients. My observation is that sometimes it's quite okay and sometimes awful because of unexpected pairings in the food ...
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Replacement for Almond Milk

I have a muffin recipe for Almond milk but I'd like to replace it since Almond Milk is only good for 7-10 days, I can't find small enough containers, and no one in my household will drink it. Outside ...
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Alternative for tartar sauce?

Is there a substitute for tartar sauce? It is difficult to find in India. I need an alternative that can be obtained in Indian markets.
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Substitute to grain mustard

I am planning on doing a recipe of mustard sauce pork. Here is the recipe for the sauce (quantities are approximate, the recipe is inspired from a Gordon Ramsay Youtube video): Ingredients 1 tbsp ...
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Can you use mascarpone in place of ricotta?

Can you substitute mascarpone for ricotta cheese?
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Using Greek farina (cake flour) instead of yeast for making bread whilst combined with general puproce flour

I have some leftover general-puproce flour and some farina, because are leftover materials and I wanna use them both (in order to get rid of them, but not throw them away) I thought on making bread by ...
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Eggless choux pastry recipe yields paper-thin top, gooey bottom

I'm trying to make eggless choux pastries for an egg-allergic friend (my eventual targets are croques-en-bouche and saint-honorés). I have experience with choux pastry, but I've never made an eggless ...
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Substitute for Palm Sugar

What is typically the best substitute for palm sugar? I've been getting away with brown sugar or molasses if I really have no time to get the actually stuff. Honey, granulated sugar, maple syrup are ...
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Substituting invert sugar for corn syrup

I am working with a gumdrop recipe that calls for 1c. sugar and 1c. corn syrup, which is heated to 280 degrees and then blended into some other ingredients. In order to avoid the corn syrup and ...
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Can I substitute a biga or poolish in recipes that call for a sourdough starter?

Can I substitute a biga or poolish in recipes that call for a sourdough starter? If so, what should I take into account? Will the resulting dough require a shorter leavening time? If not, why? I ...
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Substituting maple syrup for honey in bread

I've got the following recipe for a honey whole wheat bread-machine bread: 1-1/3 cups warm water 1/2 cup honey 3 tablespoons butter 2-2/3 cups whole wheat flour 1-1/3 cups bread flour 1-1/4 tsp salt ...
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Vegan Alternative to Monte au Beurre?

I was just in my kitchen making pasta and a wild thought appeared when I mounted my sauce: Can I do a vegan monte? What alternatives could provide the same bind and richness? Been looking for a ...
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Does the beef cut matter when making stroganoff?

I would like to make a stroganoff recipe I have that calls for cubed Sirloin Tip Roast, but I was recently given some raw steak that I would like to use in its place. The steak I was given was not ...
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Can I dilute double cream with milk to get lower fat content?

I need close to 900 ml of cream 30–35 % for a mousse recipe (which requires part of the cream to be whipped). Is it possible to dilute double cream (48 % fat) with whole milk (3.6 %) to get an average ...
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How to substitute beetroot for other ingredients into a cake recipe?

Me and my roommate want to make a batch of brownies, however each of us has their heart set on a different recipe: I want to use one from Serious Eats because it's loaded with cocoa and I have a lot ...
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Will artificial sweeteners work in a coffee syrup recipe?

Here’s the recipe for coffee syrup Ingredients for 1 cup of coffee syrup 2 cups sugar 1 cup strong coffee Directions Mix sugar with the coffee Boil mixture down to the ...
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What can I use instead of powdered milk to turn dark chocolate into milk chocolate?

I am a chocolate lover and recently figured out I have to completely remove milk from my diet (due to problems with casein). I figured I can make my own milkless milk chocolate from dark chocolate by ...
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Can Wild Yam (dioscorea villosa) replace Yamaimo (d. japonica) in japanese cuisine?

Yamaimo (dioscorea japonica) or Nagaimo (dioscorea polystachya) is used in many places in Japanese cuisine — be it topping for Zaru-Soba together with Negi, or the ubiquitous Okonomiyaki. Where I ...
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what is [flavor-wise] the closest nonalcoholic substitute for white wine and red wine? [duplicate]

White wine and red wine have great flavors when added to a dish. But because I'm on medication, I'm not able to use wine (my body would have odd reactions when I consume food cooked in white wine) I ...
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ice cream with alternate sweetener

I have been trying to make ice cream with sucralose. So far all I get is just a hard rock after tossing it in the freezer. when I try to thaw it, it goes right back to a liquid. I'm not very confident ...
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Can Nutella be substituted for Peanut Butter in Peanut Butter Fudge?

Want to substitute Nutella for peanut butter in M&M Peanut Butter Fudge.
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Substituting birds eye chilli with carolina reaper

I like to cook asian dishes. I recently found some carolina reapers on the supermarket and bought it on impulse. What can I do with them and can I substitute them in place of Birds eye chilli in ...
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Looking for peach preserves substitute

I'm making a dish that that has a "sweet and sour" sauce to it. The recipe calls for apricot and peach preserves. Unfortunately I am highly allergic to peaches. Does any one know what a good ...
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What can I substitute for radish when making kimchi?

I want to try the recipe but could not get radish.
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Reducing butter levels in Swiss or Italian Buttercream

I've looked all over for recipes for Italian or Swiss buttercream. All of them use tons of butter, from 2 sticks to 5 sticks. I'm trying to find a recipe that makes a reasonable amount (enough to ...
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Matzah meal as a binder in veggie burgers

I'm experimenting with veggie burgers, and I keep seeing rolled oats and breadcrumbs in recipes such as this one. However, I grew up in a Jewish home where the binder in recipes such as this one would ...
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Chemical meat tenderizers

I know pineapple (Hawaiian cooking), onion (Chaliapin steak), pickle juice (Chick-fil-A) and honey (Shokugeki no Soma). All tenderize meat via cooking and / or marinating. My questions are: What ...
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Substitute regular sugar for confectioners sugar in icing

Can I use regular sugar instead of powdered sugar to make a drizzle icing for my pound cake?
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Substitute for annatto seeds in Achiote Paste [duplicate]

I am making Achiote Paste and need a substitute for the annatto seeds. Recipe calls for 1/4 cup of annatto seeds. Can I substitute tumeric, saffron or paprika and if so how much should I use?
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Can calcium sulphate substitute for calcium chloride in mozarrella cheese making?

Calcium sulphate is what I have plenty.
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What wine(s) would you substitute for sweet red vermouth?

I want to make a chukar cherry sauce recipe which calls for 1/2 cup of sweet red vermouth, which gets cooked and reduced with the cherries and other ingredients. I don't have vermouth on hand, and I'...
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Vegan Alternative for Pecorino Romano in Pesto

Title says it all, I'm looking for vegan alternatives to pecorino romano for when I want to make pesto for vegan guests. Not striving for authenticity, and yes pesto is serviceable without the cheese, ...
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Applesauce as a substitution [duplicate]

When a recipe calls for sugar and oil or butter which one can applesauce be substituted for and what is the ratio?
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What can I use to replace white cheese in a roasted red peppers pate?

So, there's something I usually prepare for myself. It's pretty straightforward (since I have 0 knowledge and skills in cooking). I add roasted red peppers (from a can), white cheese, onion, garlic &...
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Can I substitute chocolate chips for cacao nibs in a cookie recipe?

I found a recipe for Chocolate Brownie Cookies and am wondering whether I can substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips for the 3 TB cacao nibs? I'm going to be serving this at a party so I don't want a ...
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Bulk ingredient for keto/low carb flour substitute mix with gluten

Minimising one's intake of carbohydrates tends to deprive one of some rather lovely culinary items such as pasta and bread, because grains contain a lot of carbohydrates thanks to the high amount of ...

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