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Substitutes for Palm Shortening – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Palm Shortening – What Can I Use Instead?

The secret to a flaky pie crust, stable icing, and well-formed baked good lies on the kind of fat you add to your mixture. That’s the magic of shortening.   In bread baking, mixing ingredients to make a dough will allow the flour’s gluten strands […]

Substitutes for Evaporated Milk – What can I use instead?

Substitutes for Evaporated Milk – What can I use instead?

Evaporated milk, by its name, suggests that it is milk but with all the liquid content removed. Bizarrely, this isn’t the full truth of it as roughly only 60% of the water content has been extracted. What remains is essentially similar to condensed milk, just […]

Substitutes for Horseradish – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Horseradish – What Can I Use Instead?

Horseradish has to go down in history as one of the most underappreciated ingredients there ever was. Powerful and mustard-like in flavour, it makes for a great ingredient in sauces, or simply assimilate into some butter to make the best accompaniment to steak. However, all […]

Substitutes for Dijon Mustard – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Dijon Mustard – What Can I Use Instead?

There’s no flavour quite like Dijon mustard in the savoury world. It seems to instantly affect any other foods it comes into contact with, and it is instantly detectable in pretty much any recipe. Whether it’s a salad dressing, a marinade, or a glaze you’re […]

Substitutes for Cardamom – What Can I Use Instead

Substitutes for Cardamom – What Can I Use Instead

Cardamom is one of those strange ingredients; you either love it or you hate it. With such a potent and unique flavour, it is instantly detectable when it has been used in either Indian style cuisine, or in baking. Though cardamom is readily available in […]

Substitutes for Cotija Cheese – What can I use Instead?

Substitutes for Cotija Cheese – What can I use Instead?

Cotija cheese belongs to the parmesan family of cheeses and originates from the Michoacan region in Mexico. It’s fresh tasting, firm, and crumbly yet dense. In the early stages of the cheesemaking process, Cotija very closely resembles feta. After aging, it really comes into its […]

Substitutes For Hazelnuts – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes For Hazelnuts – What Can I Use Instead?

Hazelnuts are crunchy, delicious, and have a great nutritional value. From baking chocolate biscuits to using them in savory dishes, hazelnuts are the perfect ingredient to have at hand. But what if you have run out of hazelnuts or simply want to change things up? […]

Substitutes for Bean Sprouts – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Bean Sprouts – What Can I Use Instead?

When we talk about bean sprouts, we’re referring to sprouted mung beans from the legume family. Other places call it the green gram, golden gram and chop suey bean. The sprouts are tiny germinated mung bean seeds that add crunchiness and natural nutty and delicate […]

Substitutes for Leek – What Can I Use Instead?

Substitutes for Leek – What Can I Use Instead?

The ancient plant from the Mediterranean land with long green leaves, bigger than the ordinary scallions that grow up to two feet long and two inches thick, is called leeks. People sometimes refer to it as the giant scallion. It’s an onion family that possesses […]

Substitutes for Swiss Cheese – What Can I Use Instead

Substitutes for Swiss Cheese – What Can I Use Instead

The Swiss have many reasons to be proud; fine chocolate, their ongoing neutrality, and swiss army knives, among others. But their cheese also stands out as another reason to be cheerful – that and their flag is a big plus! (sorry). The cheese we probably […]