Simple Substitutions

Baking, Cooking How-To, How-To, Recipes
on April 19, 2011
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Do you ever get the baking bug at night? I do. And let me just say, there is nothing more depressing than lining up your ingredients one by one only to realize…you’re missing something. Instead of crying over cracked cake dreams, take our advice and see if you can replace that pesky ingredient with something already in your kitchen.

Here are some of our favorite emergency substitutions:

Honey (1 cup): 3/4 cup maple syrup plus 1/2 cup granulated white sugar

Molasses (1 cup):1 cup of honey or maple syrup

Sugar White (1 cup):1cup packed brown sugar

Baking Powder (1 teaspoon): 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar plus ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Buttermilk (1 cup): 1 cup of sour cream or yogurt

-Emily Arno