Substitutes for Miscellaneous Foods


Balsamic Vinegar (1/2 cup)
     substitute: 1/2 cup red wine vinegar (slight flavor difference)

Brandy (1 tablespoon)
    substitute: 1/4 teaspoon brandy extract plus 1 tablespoon water

Chili Sauce (1 cup)
    substitute: 1 cup tomato sauce plus 1/4 cup honey and 2 tablespoons vinegar (for use in cooked mixtures)

Chocolate, unsweetened (1 ounce)
    substitute: 3 tablespoons cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Cornstarch (1 tablespoon)
    substitute: 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour OR 1 tablespoon arrowroot OR 4 teaspoons quick-cooking tapioca

Cream Sauce (1 1/2 cups)
    substitute: 1 can condensed cream-style soup plus 1/4 cup liquid

Dry White Wine (1/4 cup)
    substitute: 1/4 cup dry white vermouth

Fruit Juice, for cooking (1 cup)
    substitute: 1 cup brewed spicy herb tea

Honey (1 cup)
    substitute: 1 1/4 cups sugar plus 1/4 cup water

Ketchup (1 cup)
    substitute: 1 cup tomato sauce plus 1/4 cup honey and 2 tablespoons vinegar (for use in cooked mixtures)

Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon)
    substitute: 1 tablespoon vinegar

Marsala (1/4 cup)
    substitute: 1/4 cup dry white wine plus 1 teaspoon brandy

Molasses (1 cup)
    substitute: 1 cup honey plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Mustard, Dry (1 teaspoon)
    substitute: 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Mustard, Prepared - Wet (1 teaspoon_
    substitute: 1/4 teaspoon dried mustard plus 3/4 teaspoon vinegar

Nutella (quantity desired)
    substitute: Melt semi-sweet chocolate; remove from heat, then whisk in an equal amount of unsalted hazelnut butter until blended.

Tapioca (1 tablespoon)
    substitute: 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for thickening)

Tomato Sauce (2 cups)
    substitute: 3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water

Tomato Juice (1 cup)
    substitute: 1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water


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