2017-12-20 / Entertainment

Missing an ingredient? Try out these substitutes

• No eggs? If it’s for baking, substitute 1/4 cup applesauce for 1 egg.

• No cornstarch? For every 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, use 1 tablespoon arrowroot, or 1 tablespoon potato flour or potato starch, or 2 1/2 tablespoons flour.

• No buttermilk? Use plain yogurt, thinned sour cream or creme fraiche instead. Or add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 cup milk and let stand 5 minutes.

• No dry breadcrumbs? Just get some bread, tear it up into small chunks and saute in a skillet with a little butter until browned.

• No cake flour? For 1 cup of cake flour, sift together 7/8 cup allpurpose flour and 2 tablespoons cornstarch.

• No sweet potatoes? For a casserole, soup or gratin-type dish, use butternut squash or pumpkin.

• No confectioners’ sugar? For every 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, use 7/8 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch and whirl in blender for a few seconds.

• No granulated sugar? For every 1 cup needed, use 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar or 3/4 cup honey.

• No parchment paper? Use brown paper or waxed paper (•Not over high heat), or just grease and flour the pan.

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