December 24, 2012

Holiday Cheer - 911 RECIPE FIXES

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by Skhye Moncrief
 

 
So why don't I feel JOLLY when I go to cook each holiday season? Because I'm out of something crucial for a recipe, discovering this in the thick of my cooking frenzy. And there's nothing worse than having 4 ingredients (OMG eggs) in a bowl when this happens. So, what do you do? Here are some substitutions:

SKHYE'S 911 RECIPE FIXES (found in various places, including online)
 
SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
1/2 c hot water
1 c powdered milk
1 c sugar
(Blend thoroughly in blender. ***Can be stored in refrigerator or freezer)
 
BUTTERMILK
1 c water & 1/3 c powdered milk or 1 c milk
 
1 T vinegar or lemon juice
 
BAKING CHOCOLATE
1 oz = 3 T cocoa & 1 T fat

CHOCOLATE, SEMISWEET
1 oz = 1/2 oz. baking chocolate & 1 T sugar
COCOA
1/4 cup = 1 oz unsweetened chocolate
HEAVY CREAM
1 c liquid or 2.5 cups whipped = 3/4 c milk & 1/3 c melted butter
HALF & HALF
1 c = 7/8 c milk & 1.5 T butter
or
1 c = 1 c evaporated milk (undiluted)
CORN SYRUP
1 c = 1 c sugar and 1/4 c liquid

DARK CORN SYRUP
1 c = 3/4 c light corn syrup (see last recipe) & 1/4 c molasses
LEMON (raw)
1 = 1-3 T lemon juice & 1-2 t grated rind/peel
PUMPKIN PIE SPICE
1 t = 1/2 t cinnamon, 1/4 t ginger, 1/8 t allspice, & 1/8 t nutmeg
ALLSPICE
1 t = 1/2 t cinnamon & 1/2 t ground cloves
 
APPLE PIE SPICE
1 t = 1/2 t cinnamon, 1/4 t nutmeg, & 1/8 t cardamom
 
EGG
2 tbsp corn starch = 1 egg
2 tbsp arrowroot flour = 1 egg
2 tbsp potato starch = 1 egg
1 heaping tbsp soy powder + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg
1 tbsp soy milk powder + 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg
1 banana = 1 egg in cakes
 
 
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6 comments:

Caroline Clemmons said...

Thanks for the substitutions. I knew some, but not all. Merry Christmas to both of you, Skye and Anna Kathryn!

Amy S. said...

I didn't know about these. Thanks for posting them. We are always running out of something we want to bake. lol

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Merry Christmas, Skhye (who is in Australia where it IS Christmas already). Thanks for being my guest today and sharing the 911 Recipe Fixes!

Mary Preston said...

Very handy to have thank you!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Time Guardians-- love the concept.

Recipe-- Heck, anything with chocolate and I'm in heaven. lol

Merry Christmas!!

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Skhye Moncrief said...

Well, I hope these tips helped someone! I'm didn't have to use one...Whew! And you're welcome to all who thanked me for them.

You're welcome, Anna K. I was in Bug-In-With-Romance mode and thought surely someone could use some quick fixes this season! It's amazing how those Prepper things carry over into every aspect of life. ;P

Thanks, Karen!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!