You’re in the middle of cooking or baking, and suddenly you realized you ran out of one of the ingredients, they are nowhere to be found in your pantry. Has this ever happened to you before? I’m sure, you may have had one of those “missing ingredient” moments. Most likely when that happens, you hurry out and make a mad dash to the nearest supermarket.
Recently, I got a flier in the mail from Better Homes and Gardens and I thought of sharing it here. Here’s a list of emergency substitutes.
- 1 tsp. baking powder – use 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar plus 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar – use 1 tbsp. cider vinegar or red wine vinegar plus 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk – use 1 tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup(let stand 5 minutes before using) or 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup self-rising flour – use 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup half and half or light cream – use 1 tbsp. melted butter or margarine plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup
- 1/2 cup chopped onion – use 2 tbsps. dried minced onion or 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 2 cups tomato sauce – use 3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water