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With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), having to undergo a quarantine of up to two weeks is a possibility. A quarantine can mean that you may run out of certain ingredients in your kitchen. Following are substitutions for several common ingredients.
Common Ingredient Substitutions
|Cream of tartar||Distilled white vinegar or lemon juice|
|Sour cream or mayonnaise||Plain yogurt|
|Buttermilk||1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar + enough milk to make 1 cup |
Let mixture sit for 5 minutes.
|1 cup self-rising flour||3/4 cup and 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon of salt|
|1 cup heavy cream (for baking)||3/4 cup milk + 1/3 cup butter or margarine|
|1 large egg (for baking)||1/4 cup applesauce|
|½ teaspoon baking soda||2 teaspoons baking powder|
|1 teaspoon baking powder||1/4 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon cream tartar + 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch|
|1 cup cake flour||3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons cornstarch|
|1 tablespoon finely cut fresh herbs||1 teaspoon dried leaf herbs or ½ teaspoon ground dried herbs|