Baking Substitutions

If you cook or bake, you have to know how to substitute ingredients. Inevitably, you’ll be working on a recipe and lo and behold, you discover that one ingredient has either expired or you should have thrown out a week ago or even a year ago. It can be very frustrating and can upset the entire timing of a dish or meal if you have to drop everything and run to the store. It’s so much easier to look in your pantry, refrigerator, freezer or spice rack to see if you can substitute that item. There are hundreds of ingredient substitutions available but here are some of the most common ones.

Baking Substitutions

Self-rising flour 1 cup

Combine 1 C. all-purpose flour plus 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Cake flour 1 cup–3 variations

Combine 7/8 C. all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch ORSift 1 C. all-purpose flour 3 times and then measure out 1 cup ORSubtract 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Biscuit mix 2 & 1/4 cups