In a pinch? Here are many ways you can substitute on item for
There are several substitutes.
Lemon and Milk
In a 1-cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Top the lemon juice with with skim, low fat or whole milk. Stir and let sit for two minutes. After two minutes, your milk is both acidic and curdled.
Yogurt and Milk
Mix 3/4 cup plain yogurt with 1/4 cup of milk. Stir and make it a quick substitution for buttermilk.
Milk and Cream of Tartar
Mix 1 cup of milk with 1 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. To ensure that the mixture
doesn’t get lumpy, mix the cream of tartar with 2 Tablespoons of milk. Once mixed add the
rest of the cup of milk. Cream of tartar is an acid and will simulate the acidic
environment of buttermilk in a pinch.
Cocoa – Chocolate
One square (1 ounce) of chocolate equals 3 tbsp. of cocoa and one
tbsp. of shortening.
One cup firmly packed brown sugar equals 1 cup granulated sugar plus
1 Tbs. of molasses
One cup molasses equals 3/4 cup sugar. In baking, decrease liquid by
1/4 cup for each cup of molasses. Omit any baking powder and add 1/2
tsp. of baking soda.
1 Tbs. of baking powder equals 3/4 tsp. of baking soda plus 1 1/2
tsp. cream of tartar.
Powdered Milk - Fresh Milk
One cup fresh milk equals four Tbs. powdered milk and one cup of
water. When powdered milk is to be used, it is convenient to combine
it with flour and other dry ingredients and then add required
quantity of water at the point where the use of fresh milk is called
1 cup heavy cream (not for whipping) equals 3/4 cup milk + 3 Tbs. melted butter.
1 cup honey equals 1 1/4 cup white sugar + 1/3 cup water.
1/4 cup rum or liqueur equals 1/4 cup fruit juice.