When I was working on my post about top baking questions found around the web, I found that a lot of questions surrounded finding substitutions for common baking ingredients like, baking powder, eggs, and butter. I was then inspired to write a post on common baking substitutions.
As bakers, sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where we have to make substitutions for certain ingredients in a recipe. Whether it’s due to a food allergy, dietary restrictions, or a refusal to make a run to the local grocery store, we all have pondered on the question “what can I use instead of that?”
It turns out that there are plenty of baking substitutions available for anyone willing to switch up their baking routine every once in a while.
Here are some baking substitutions for common baking ingredients:
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar = BAKING POWDER
- two egg whites = 1 large EGG
- 3 tablespoons of oil = 4 tablespoons of BUTTER
- 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar + 5 minutes = 1 cup BUTTERMILK
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons cornstarch = 1 cup CAKE FLOUR
- 1 cup sour cream = 1 cup PLAIN YOGURT
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa + 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil = 1 ounce BAKING CHOCOLATE