Have you ever started to make a dish, only to
suddenly find that you either don't have or have run out of one of the ingredients in the recipe.
Fear not - you still can make the dish using a substitute ingredient. According to Linda Stradley
and Andra Cook, co-authors of "What's Cooking America" (BookPartners), no substitution will
yield a product exactly like that made by the item it is replacing. However, many recipes will work
with substitutes. The following is a list of emergency ingredient substitutions that will help you
when your baking supplies run short.
Ingredient = Substitute
Milk, nonfat - 1 cup = 1/3 cup powdered nonfat milk + 3/4 cup water
Bread crumbs - 1 cup = 3/4 cup cracker crumbs
Honey - 1 cup = 11/4 cups granulated sugar + 1/4 cup liquid in recipe
Eggs, whole - 2 large eggs = 3 small eggs
Garlic, fresh - 1 clove = 1 teaspoon garlic salt or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon = 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
Sugar, brown - 1/2 cup = 2 tablespoons molasses + 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Tomato sauce - 1 cup = 3/8 cup tomato paste + 1/2 cup water