Make Your Own
All is not lost if you’re midrecipe and realize you’re out of an ingredient.
1 CUP BUTTERMILK
Whisk 1 tablespoon white vinegar or 1 tablespoon lemon juice with enough milk to make 1 cup. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Whisk 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons water. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. This works especially well in baking.
1 CUP CORN SYRUP
Whisk 11/4 cups granulated sugar and 1/3 cup hot water.
1 CUP BROWN SUGAR
Mix 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup molasses.
1 CUP CAKE FLOUR
Whisk 1 cup (minus 2 tablespoons) all-purpose flour and 2 tablespoons cornstarch.
1 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER
Combine 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.
1 CUP BEEF OR CHICKEN BROTH
Stir 1 cup (minus 1 tablespoon) water and 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
1/4 CUP WHITE WINE
Combine 1/4 cup water or chicken broth with 1 teaspoon vinegar or 2 teaspoons lemon juice.