Today I want to talk about cooking and baking substitutions. Picture the scene, there you are, getting ready to make that perfect meal or a very special cake. Only to find when you go to the cupboard that you’re short on an ingredient! Your celebration and plans are ruined.
What to do now?
You have a few choices here.
- You could dash out to the shops (if they are open)
- Change up your plans and hope it all works out.
- Or you could check the chart below and see if you can substitute the item you are missing with something else.
I used to work as a chef. And we got good at knowing what we could use as a substitute in certain situations. It saved my life on more than one occasion. But the thing is, most home cooks are completely unaware that you can swap out ingredients for others and still have the same result.
So the next time you are stuck for an ingredient, don’t panic. Simply check out the cooking and baking substitutions chart below and see if you can get your plans back on track.
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Cooking and Baking Substitutions