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Sunday, October 25, 2009

CookingTips and Quick Substitutions

1 cup buttermilk: 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon lemon juice (not in raw applications, like buttermilk dressing)
1 teaspoon baking powder: ¼ teaspoon baking soda + ½ teaspoon cream of tartar, OR ¼ teaspoon baking soda + ½ cup buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt (for ½ cup of liquid in recipe)
1 cup heavy cream: 1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup brown sugar: 1 cup granulated sugar + 1 ½ tablespoons molasses, OR ½ cup dark brown sugar + ½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream: 1 cup yogurt (low-fat or regular)
1 cup cake flour: 1 tablespoon corn starch + 1 cup (minus 1 tablespoon) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar: 3 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar (for meringue or similar), OR 2 teaspoons baking powder (for tartar and 1 teaspoon baking soda)

Too salty: add small amounts of vinegar (any kind) until the salty taste dies down
Stale: add a piece of bread to the package (works especially well for old brown sugar)
Dry turkey: as you carve it, spray the turkey with warm chicken stock
Lumpy gravy: puree gravy in a blender (make sure to secure the lid so you don’t burn yourself!)


  1. wow ngayon ko lang po nalaman tong mga substitutions na alam ko na ang gagawin ko kapag walang ganto ..ganyan ^_^ thanks for sharing po.

  2. thanks for this ces. mahilig akong magluto kaya lang minsan kulang ingredients ko. at least now I can do my cooking with these substitutions.

  3. wow this is a great info teCes..glad to know!

    musta tuod ang inyong weekend te? wala ba gaulan diha?

    agi ko dire kadali kay sleepy head nako..balik lang ko ugma te...mwah!