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Food Substitutions

Baking Powder1 teaspoon1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar.
OR 1/4 teaspoon soda plus 1/2 cup sour milk.
Butter1 cup1 cup margarine
OR 1 cup (scant) hydrogenated fat plus 1/2 teaspoon salt.
OR 7/8 cup vegetable shortening.
Catsup or chili sauce 1 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 Tablespoons vinegar.
Chocolate, Unsweetened1 square (1 oz)3 tablespoons cocoa plus 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening, butter, or margarine.
Cornstarch1 Tablespoon2 Tablespoons flour.
Cream, heavy1 cup
(not for whipping)
3/4 cup sweet milk plus 1/3 cup butter.
Cream, light1 cup7/8 cup sweet milk plus 3 tablespoons butter.
Flour, all-purpose2 tablespoons
(for thickening)
1 tablespoon cornstarch or 1 1/3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca.
OR   1 Tablespoon arrowroot.
Flour, cake1 cup sifted1 cup minus 2 tablespoons (7/8 cup) all-purpose flour, sifted.
Garlic1 clove fresh1/8 teaspoon garlic powder.
Herb, fresh1 Tablespoon1 teaspoon dried.
Honey1 cup1 to 1 1/4 cups sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid.
Milk, sour1 cup1 cup sweet milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice.
Milk, sweet1 cup1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water
OR 1 cup reconstituted nonfat dry milk plus 2 teaspoons butter.
Mustard, dry1 Teaspoon1 Tablespoon prepared mustard.
Honey1 cup7/8 cup buttermilk plus 2 Tablespoons melted shortening, whipped.
Syrup, corn1 cup1 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid.
Yeast, compressed1 cake1 package or 2 teaspoons active dry yeast.

Self-Rising Flour:

4 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 tablespoons double-acting baking powder. Mix all ingredients well. Store in lightly covered can or jar and use soon. Use in any recipe calling for self-rising flour.

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Canned Food Guide

Can SizeAvg. Net WeightApprox. Contents
8 ounce8 oz1 cup
Picnic10 1/2 oz1 1/4 cups
12 ounce (vacuum)12 oz1 1/2 cups
No. 30016 oz1 3/4 cups
No. 30316-17 oz2 cups
No. 220 oz. or 18 fluid oz.2 1/2 cups
No. 2 1/229 oz3 1/2 cups
No. 346 oz.5 3/4 cups
No. 106 lbs. 8 oz.12-13 cups

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