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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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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 9 hours 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 3 days 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 4 days ago

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

by mattyicecooks 5 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 7 days ago

Mochiko sweet rice flour vs cornstarch?

by Howard_2 8 days 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 8 days ago

Non-dairy butter substitue

by bxgirl 6 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 10 days ago

Skim milk into whole milk

by roxlet 6 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 10 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?

OCEllen commented 12 days 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 14 days ago

Substitute for shortening in pound cake

by emily49 22 days 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 18 days ago

Substituting Regular Flour for Spelt Flour

by PureCanadian 19 days 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 19 days 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 22 days ago

Cake recipe calls for instant vanilla pudding. I don't have any. Is there a substitute?

by xena 10 years ago

I was just about to make a cake using a recipe shared here by renov8r and discovered that I needed a box of instant v...

paulj commented 29 days ago

Substitute for Margarine/Butter for Roux

by JABDDD 10 years ago

My hubby wants mac and cheese, hence, I have to make a bechamel. I ran out of butter last night and would rather not...

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mkinney commented 1 month ago

Refried Beans Using Indian Beans?

by zackly 2 months ago

I'm going to a Patel Brothers Indian supermarket today. Being that today is Cinco de Mayo, I'm thinking of making ref...

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zackly commented 1 month ago

Shallots as substitute for garlic

by lamlex 10 years ago

My boyfriend's stomach reacts very badly when I cook with a lot of garlic (as I like to do). It doesn't matter how c...

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peggo commented 1 month ago

Avocado substitute

by BroderX 2 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...

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MikeG commented 2 months ago

Coconut aminos as soy sauce alternative

by RelishPDX 3 years ago

Okay, so curiosity has gotten the best of me, and I've been hunting down info on coconut aminos, as I've been seeing ...

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mxel commented 2 months 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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cacherryphotos commented 2 months ago

Need a substitute for Navan Vanilla Liquor, apparently you can no longer get it in this country.

by MsBees 4 years ago

It was made by the same company that produces grand marnier and was/is a cognac based vanilla liquor. I want to make ...

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Spirits commented 2 months ago