15 Baking Ingredients You Can DIY In A Pinch

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Just because you’re missing half the ingredients doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make cookies.

If you run out of baking powder, mix baking soda with cream of tartar.

If you run out of baking powder, mix baking soda with cream of tartar.

You want 1 part baking soda to 2 parts cream of tartar; more info here. If you're making a bunch and plan to store it, Smitten Kitchen suggests adding 1 part cornstarch to keep the mixture dry.

Elise Bauer / simplyrecipes.com

Mix white sugar and molasses to make brown sugar.

Mix white sugar and molasses to make brown sugar.

Get the instructions from Joy The Baker.

Joy Wilson / joythebaker.com

You can substitute regular milk + lemon juice or vinegar for buttermilk.

You can substitute regular milk + lemon juice or vinegar for buttermilk.

The acid will curdle the milk a little bit, add tangy flavor, and activate baking soda the same way buttermilk would. Here's how to do it.

Emma Christensen / thekitchn.com


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