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Ingredient Substitutions

Can you swap applesauce for butter? What should you use if you run out of vinegar? Find out everything you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cooking and baking.

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Substituting Gluten Free Ingredients

by bsobel226 5 months ago

I was diagnosed with Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) a few years ago. I have been quite good with my diet and fo...

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glutenfreelady commented 2 days ago

Substitute for buttermilk?

by bxgirl 10 years ago

All the great recipes for fried chicken start with soaking the pieces in buttermilk. Is there a suitable non-dairy (n...

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BilltheCook commented 3 days ago

An alternative to sumac?

by Little Cupcake 7 years ago

I want to make Food & Wine's recipe for Palestinian Spinach pies. The filling contains spinach, lemon, onion, pepper ...

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RavenMaven commented 3 days ago

What is Caster Sugar?

by Brian 14 years ago

I'm making a recipe that calls for 4 tbsp of caster sugar. Never heard of it. Can I substitute regular sugar for it?

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juliwilliams commented 14 days ago

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Luxardos substitute

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by roux42 15 days ago

Hello folks, I make Maraschino cherries to give as gifts every summer to give away in December and I am looking fo...

What can I substitute for garam masala seasoning?

by spkspk 9 years ago

I want to try a new recipe, but it calls for garam masala, which I don't have (and I don't have time to stop by the m...

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medlar commented 16 days ago

Avocado substitute

by BroderX 3 months ago

I live in Norway. Right now, one ripe, large avocado will cost me $3,81, which is a bit pricey. But guacamole is just...

glbtrtr commented 21 days ago

Suggestion for easy-to-find replacement for chapati atta flour

by charlesherold 1 year ago

After years of not very rigorous experimentation, I determined that the best flour for a good multigrain pancake was ...

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pamelak52 commented 21 days ago

Is there a good substitution for Fish sauce?

by kezdenek 4 years ago

Hi fellow food lovers, We are making a homemade Pad Kee Mao. Our first time to make fresh pasta for a thai dish s...

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silveritea commented 30 days ago

Pulled Pork - can I use tenderloin instead of shoulder?

by Zedeff 7 years ago

Well the title pretty much says it all. My mother phoned me and asked if I would make pulled pork on their new barbe...

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JRC14 commented 1 month ago

Substituting ghee for butter in BAKING

by sequins 10 years ago

In equal proportions or not? And is such substitution ever a bad idea? I'd be interested in its effects on, say, ch...

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mollyholde commented 1 month ago

Meatloaf without egg?

by momnivore 5 years ago

I'm making turkey meatloaf but just realized I am somehow out of egg. Aside from any complaints about making meatloaf...

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jbsiegel commented 1 month ago

What is the purpose of tamarind water (naam makham) in Thai cooking?

by mattyicecooks 6 months ago

Why do Thai recipes call for Tamarind water? It comes up a lot especially in green papaya salad. To me it tastes lik...

paulj commented 1 month ago

Mochiko sweet rice flour vs cornstarch?

by Howard_2 1 month ago

I just bought a package of Mochiko Sweet rice flour, and everything I read about it, as well as the feel of the rice,...

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sheetz commented 1 month ago

Non-dairy butter substitue

by bxgirl 7 months ago

I plan to make Tyler Florence's Chicken Marsala. The ingredients include butter, which is added to the Marsala wine a...

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KahluaBear commented 1 month ago

Skim milk into whole milk

by roxlet 7 years ago

I have a recipe that I want to make that calls for 2 cups of whole milk. I have skim milk and I have heavy cream. H...

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masha commented 1 month ago

What I can replace instead of Shaoxing wine?

by susmita 6 years ago

Dear friends, I like chinese vegetables and planning to cook it. Here , Chinese restaurants serves Fusion chines...

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shyone2016 commented 2 months ago

Substitute for shortening in pound cake

by emily49 2 months ago

When i looked up 'substitute for shortening' it said butter or margarine but i have tried that in a different recipe ...

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sandylc commented 2 months ago

Substituting Regular Flour for Spelt Flour

by PureCanadian 2 months ago

I found this recipe for sugar cookies on Yummly, but it calls for spelt flour. One, I have no idea what that is, and ...

rasputina commented 2 months ago

What's the Point of Almond Flour in Macarons?

by AngelSanctuary 4 years ago

Besides flavour, if I don't have any at hand can I just omit them? Or if it's possible to use ground hazelnuts or som...

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emily49 commented 2 months ago