Shabbat Swaps: Best Hacks When You’re Missing Ingredients
If you’re anything like the OneTable Team, you spend the week before each Shabbat dinner scouring the Internet (oh hey, Bon Appetit) for the perfect recipes to make your guests.
And if you’re anything like the OneTable Team, you might be having a hard time finding the ingredients you need to make the perfect meal right now, but you *can* cook with what you have!
Here are some key swaps you need whether you’re making challah, matzo ball soup, chocolate chip cookies or anything else.
Crushed pretzels or chips, crushed matzo
– Sour Milk (To substitute for 1 teaspoon baking powder, combine 1/2 cup sour milk and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Reduce the other liquids in the recipe by 1/2 cup to maintain the desired consistency. You can also make sour milk by adding 1 tablespoon lemon juice to 1 cup milk and letting it sit for 2 minutes.)
– Lemon juice or white wine vinegar (Use 1 teaspoon lemon juice or white vinegar plus a ¼ teaspoon baking soda to make 1 teaspoon of baking powder)
Baking powder (Use 3x amount; 1 teaspoon baking soda, use 3 teaspoons baking powder)
Applesauce, ½ banana, or chia seeds + water
Neutral oil (canola or vegetable)
Plain greek yogurt
1 cup milk of your choice + 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar
White wine vinegar
Frozen berries + chia seeds