There are often occasions in the kitchen when a
particular ingredient is not available, and for most of us, this usually
happens right in the middle of cooking a particular dish - unless of
course you are one of those people who prepare everything before
embarking on the cooking!!!
This need not be a catastrophe as there is often
something else that can be used as a substitute, such as -
Use a small amount of Turmeric instead.
Crushed water biscuits,
crushed crisps or
Cornflour/Cornstarch (1tbsp. as a thickener)
Use 2 level tbsp.
Single Cream (1/2 pint/285ml)
Use 8fl. oz./225ml
milk plus 2fl. oz/60ml melted
8 oz./225g sugar
plus 4 tbsp.
water or golden syrup.
White sugar and a
teaspoon/5ml of treacle or molasses per 100g.
juice (1 tsp)
1/2 tsp. vinegar
milk (1/2 pint/285ml)
1/2 pint/285 ml.
skimmed milk plus 3 tsp. melted
1/4 pint evaporated milk and 1/4
Tartare sauce (4 fl. oz/115 ml)
7 tbsp. mayonnaise
plus 2 tbsp. chopped
sweet mixed pickles.
Condensed tomato soup
or a packet of tomato soup made up with half quantity of water.
Seafood/Thousand Island sauce
Use 2:1 mix of salad cream and
tomato ketchup. You can alter the quantities of each to taste.
Condensed tinned soup
or packet soup made up with half the usual quantity of water.
Need sour milk or cream
Just add a tablespoon of
lemon juice or white vinegar
to each half pint of fresh milk or cream and stand at
room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Or use natural yoghurt or
out of baking chocolate and you really must have that gooey dessert!
For every ounce (oz) of
unsweetened baking chocolate required, mix a quarter of a tablespoon
of butter with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder.
Recipe requires self raising flour and you only have plain.
Plain flour can be used
with the addition of
baking powder. The amount to add varies depending
upon what is being cooked, however, a usual amount would be 1 level
teaspoon of baking powder to 4oz. flour.
This can be substituted with two
Cream of Tartar to one part Bicarbonate of Soda/Baking
Two teaspoons of
dried yeast can be used for 1/2 oz. of fresh yeast. Follow
instructions on the dried yeast packed.
Short of an egg.
If you need an extra egg for a
cake recipe that uses a raising agent such as baking powder or self
raising flour, replace the missing egg with 15ml (1 tablespoon) of
vinegar. This will not affect the result.
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