Emergency Kitchen Substitutions 

Got started on a recipe and realized that you are missing something?

Use this handy substitution table to replace an ingredient.

1 cup honey = 1 1/4 cups sugar + 1/4 cup liquid 1 cup whole milk = 1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water
1 tsp. lemon juice = 1/2 tsp. vinegar
1 cup butter = 1 cup margarine or 7/8 cup vegetable oil
1 cup yogurt = 1 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp. flour (for thickening) = 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch or 2 tsps. quick-cooking tapioca
1 cup buttermilk = 1 or 2 Tbsps. lemon juice or or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup
1 Tbsp. fresh herbs = 1 tsp. dried herbs
1 square unsweetened chocolate = 3 Tbsp. cocoa plus 1 Tbsp. shortening
1 tsp. baking powder = 1/3 tsp. baking soda plus 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup all-purpose flour = 1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar = 1 cup white sugar plus 2 Tbsp. molasses
1 egg = 1 heaping Tbsp. soy flour plus 1 Tbsp. water
1 cup self-rising flour = 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tablespoon of dried minced onion = 1/4 cup raw minced onion