Saturday, December 4, 2010

Quick & Easy Substitutions in Cooking

Egg Substitute

1 tsp Knox unflavored gelatin (in the Jell-O section)
3 TBSP cold water
2 TBSP + 1 tsp warm water

Mix gelatin and cold water until dissolved. Then add warm water and mix. Substitutes for 1 egg!

Egg Substitute

1 TBSP ground flaxseed
3 TBSP warm water

Mix together, substitutes for 1 egg


milk (just under one cup)
1 TBSP white vinegar or lemon juice

Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line. Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.

Self-Rising Flour

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Mix together and use.

Butter - Use olive oil, measure for measure for sauteing and cooked dishes.

Cream or Half and Half - Evaporated Milk

Cake Flour - 1 cups cake flour = 1 cup minus 2 TBSP all-purpose flour

Fresh/Dried Herbs - 1 TBSP fresh herbs can be substituted with 1 tsp dried herbs

Sour Cream - Use yogurts, measure for measure, add a dash of salt if desired

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