Substitutions 2018-09-15T19:57:24+00:00

Out of Molasses?  No Problem – there’s a substitution

Ever find yourself in the situation where you don’t have enough or one this or the other when you’re in the middle of preparing a meal? If you, you’ll love this handy list of substitutions.

Allspice:
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cloves or 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Anise:
Equivalent amount of fennel, dill or cumin

Barbecue Sauce:
1 cup of catsup plus 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Buttermilk:
1 cup of milk plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Let stand 5 minutes.

Corn syrup:
3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water

Creme Fraiche:
2 tablespoons sour cream to 1 cup heavy cream

Heavy cream:
3/4 cup whole milk and 1/3 cup butter

Light cream:
1 cup milk plus 3 1/3 cup butter

Milk (in baked goods)
1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water or fruit juice plus 1/2 teaspoon baking soda mixed in with the flour

Molasses
Use an Equal amount of honey

Poultry seasoning
Sage plus any of these: thyme, marjoram, savory, rosemary

Shallots
Small green onions or leeks

Wine
1 cup apple juice or apple cider

Yogurt
1 cup buttermilk or sour cream

Vinegar Substitutes
Apple Cider Vinegar – Wine Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar – Sherry Vinegar or Red Wine Vinegar
Rice Vinegar – Apple Cider Vinegar

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