How To: 13 Handy Cooking and Baking Substitutions for Missing Ingredients

13 Handy Cooking and Baking Substitutions for Missing Ingredients

What do you do when you're right in the middle of your cooking or baking groove and realize that you're missing an extremely vital ingredient? Rather than delaying your next meal or one-person cake-eating party with a last minute trip to the supermarket, get around your missing ingredient by substituting another common ingredient. Below are 13 handy cooking and baking substitutions that just might save you time or money for your next cooking and baking adventure.

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13 Handy Cooking and Baking Substitutions for Missing Ingredients

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This is really cool. So, using this, I could replace salt with white vinegar! When I first read it I though 'No honey?' was "No money?"

I thought it said no money also. Really, I think it's funnier that way =P

Too bad "ho money" can't be alleviated with a little sugar and water. :)

Yeah, thats what I was thinking lol

Wow, the soy sauce one is really surprising. Great one, Yumi. The sugar/butter/cornstarch are quite useful.

If you don't have buttermilk you can add 1 tbs lemon juice to 1 cup of milk and let sit for 5 minutes


i would like a poster of this please!

second that. If you click on the image to enlarge, it's actually a big file. I'm planning on printing. Hope that's ok, yumi!

yes! let me know how that goes for you. :)

hmm, had no idea about the salt/lemon juice trick. Cool.

My mom always use to use Apple Sauce instead of vegetable oil when making cakes and stuff. I guess all it did was make the cake a tad bit thicker. Add it to the list???

I always use apple sauce instead of butter or oil in cakes. It's fat free and vegan!

This is a great graphic! For this sort of thing I usually refer to the Allrecipes substitutions list:

great tips, everyone, and thanks for all your comments!

this is a great infographic
check out the infographic design contest

Thanks for looking Nicci and for the head's up on the infographic design contest!

I always use 5tbsp of mayonnaise per egg if I don't have any.

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