• Emergency Substitutions from the Better Homes & Garden Cookbook - see the end of your book for the complete list. shopping list
  • I did leave out some of the more obvious ones that we all know such as equal amounts of butter can be substituted with margarine, etc. shopping list
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How to make it

  • Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon***1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter plus 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Bread Crumbs Dry & Fine – 1 cup***3/4 cup soft bread crumbs; 1/4 cup cracker crumbs; or 1/4 cup cornflake crumbs
  • Buttermilk – 1 cup***1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes before using); or 1 cup plain yogurt
  • Chocolate semisweet – 1 ounce***3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate pieces; or 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Chocolate sweet baking – 1 ounce***3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon cooking oil or shortening melted
  • Cornstarch - 1 tablespoon (for thickening)***2 tablespoons of flour
  • Corn Syrup - 1 cup***1 cup white granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup water
  • Cake Flour - 1 cup***1 cup minus 2 tablespoons flour
  • Flour (self rising) - 1 cup***1 cup all purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder,1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/3 teaspoon baking soda (think making our own bisquick mix (sort of minus the built in shortening it has)
  • Half-and-Half or light cream – 1 cup***1 tablespoon melted butter plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup
  • Honey – 1 cup***1-1/4 cups sugar plus 1/4 cup water
  • Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon***1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • Whole Milk – 1 cup***1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water; or 1 cup water plus 1/3 nonfat dry milk powder
  • Mustard, dry - 1 teaspoon***1 tablespoon prepared mustard (for cooked mixtures)
  • Sour Cream - 1 cup***1 cup plain yogurt
  • Sugar Granulated - 1 cup***1 cup packed brown sugar; or 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • Tomato Juice – 1 cup***1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water
  • Tomato Sauce – 2 cups***3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water
  • Yeast, active dry 1 package***1 cake compressed yeast
  • Good luck! and happy substituting!

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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Thanks so much!! Jett
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  • mitzychocolatelover 10 years ago
    i bookmark it! nice....
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    deedeec ate it and said...
    Very useful!
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    zanna ate it and said...
    Great to have on one list,thanks!
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  • kimmer 10 years ago
    Great post, very good to have!
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  • divaliscious 10 years ago
    you are oh so welcomed! But heck I didn't make these up - lol
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    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Fantastic. Thanks.
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  • turlak 10 years ago
    Thanks! I've seen this before, but have never had it on hand...It is a good thing to print and keep on the fridge!
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  • pat2me 10 years ago
    Yes, great to have on hand!
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  • nocturnalife 10 years ago
    I agree great to have on hand; always have those times when I'm missing something. Thanks
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