When I bake I am always run into the problem of not having an ingredients. I just refuse to buy a product to just use once or twice and not use it again for a while, so I am always looking at ways to substitute with what I have on hand. While researching to do this story I found some pretty cool things that I had no idea could be used as a substitute!
I usually have both of these on hand but I thought it is pretty cool anyway:
Baking Powder: Use two parts cream of tartar and one part baking soda.
I never buy this product I hate the taste but is AWESOME in cakes:
Buttermilk: 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar per cup of milk. So if it calls for 1 cup of buttermilk use a cup of milk and 1 tbsp Lemon Juice. This works like a charm I use it for anything calling for buttermilk.
I am going to have to try this next one:
Brown Sugar: 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses I have heard this one works great!
I heard this one before and I have a friend that has used it and says it is great, I thought it was a little weird but apparently it does not taste like bananas.
Eggs: 1 banana is equal to 1 egg
My favorite substitution:
Oil: Per amount of oil called in a recipe replace with the same amount of applesauce.
I am going to bake/cook with all of these and other substitutions that I will mention in a later post and tell you how I like them (if I have not tried them already).
So do you do substitution. If you do what are they I would love to know and try them myself!