Substitute ingredients you don’t have at home

Just because you don’t have an ingredient doesn’t mean you can’t make your recipe. Below is a list of ingredient substitutions that can save the day in an ingredient emergency.

Missing Ingredient Substitute Ingredient
Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon tartar cream
breadcrumbs
crushed cornflakes / crushed crackers / crushed crusty bread / crushed wheat toast
capers
pitted green olives and minced
egg noodles
linguine or spaghetti
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons of flour
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce with 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
1 mug of cake flour
1 mug minus 2 tbsp regular flour
1 mug of yeast flour
1 mug regular flour + 1 teaspoon yeast + 1 pinch salt
Rice vinegar
1/2 mug of rice vinegar with 4 teaspoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt
superfine sugar
Crush regular granulated sugar in a blender or food processor

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