Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Oh S&*%! I forgot to buy....

Everyone's been there, you're baking a batch of muffins for your team or cooking up a storm to impress a special someone when you realize you missing an ingredient. It can be frustrating, especially if you have already started all your kitchen prep and don't have time to run to the store. I thought about this post at my cottage this weekend since the nearest grocer is an half an hour drive down the highway. For future reference, here is a list of kitchen substitutions I have kept on my computer and used to for years that will certainly come in handy at some point in your kitchen adventures!

1 cup Buttermilk
1 cup regular milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar (let sit for 5 minutes)
1 egg
1 tbsp ground flaxseed plus 3 tbsp water
or two liquid egg whites 
1 cup sour cream
1 cup plain yogurt, or 1 cup pureed silken tofu (dairy free)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup lard
1 cup shortening
1 cup pureed cottage cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp corn starch
2 tbsp flour
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup cracker crumbs grinded in food processor
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar plus 2 tbsp molasses
1 cup honey
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid
Juice of one lemon
3-4 tbsp of bottled lemon juice
Canola oil
Corn oil, safflower oil or soybean oil, (use sesame oil to replace peanut oil)
Udon or soba noodles
Whole wheat linguini or spaghettini

**For the dry white wine, I have also substituted 1/2cup vegetable stock with a few tablespoons of white wine vinegar but the apple juice or vinegar is good if you want a completely alcohol free recipe

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