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Baking Measurement Substituations

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 Baking Substitutions

Here is a short list of a few possible substitutions that can be used if you are unable to obtain the needed ingredients for the recipe. 

1 tablespoon cornstarch            =       2 tablespoon flour
        (for thickening)        

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour    =       1 cup plus
                                                          1 tablespoon sifted cake flour

1 square chocolate                        =       3 tablespoon cocoa plus
       (1 ounce)                                    1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon baking powder    =       ¼ teaspoon baking soda plus
                                                          ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup milk                                    =       ½ cup evaporated milk plus
                                                          ½ cup water

1 cup sour milk                          =      1 cup sweet milk into which
                                                          1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice has been mixed.  

                                                          1 cup buttermilk may also be used.

1 cup sweet milk                        =      1 cup sour milk or buttermilk plus
                                                          ½ teaspoon baking soda

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