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The Cost of Making Cooking Substitutes

Updated on December 7, 2011
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Ever run out of an ingredient when you are ready to cook something? Ever wonder if it is cheaper to make your own? Here are some recipes that are great substitutes for baking chocolate, brown sugar and cream. Just mix the ingredients together and use as a substitute.

I've included the cost of my ingredients at the bottom of the article so you can compare to prices in your area.

Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate

Yield 1 ounce

1 T Cocoa Powder, unsweetened $.11

2 t Shortening $.03

3.5 t Sugar $.03

Total Cost $.17

Cost to buy $.59

Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

Yield 1 ounce

3 T Cocoa Powder, unsweetened $.32

1 T Shortening $.04

Total Cost $.36

Cost to buy $.59

Light Brown Sugar

Yield 1 cup

1 cup Sugar $.42

1 T Molasses $.09

Total Cost $.51

Cost to buy $.35

Dark Brown Sugar

Yield 1 cup

1 cup Sugar $.42

2 T Molasses $.18

Total Cost $.60

Cost to buy $.35

Light Cream

Note: this can not be whipped

Yield 1 cup

¾ cup Milk $.26

1/4 cup Melted butter $.62

Total Cost $.88

Cost to buy $1.60

Heavy Cream

Note: this can not be whipped

Yield 1 cup

¾ cup Milk $.26

2/3 cup Melted butter $.83

Total Cost $1.09

Cost to buy $1.60

Cost of my ingredients

$4.99 for 8 ounces of cocoa powder

$3.58 for 42 ounces of shortening

$3.79 for 4 pounds of sugar

$4.69 for 8 ounces of baking chocolate (semi-sweet or unsweetened)

$2.14 for 12 ounces of molasses

$1.44 for 32 ounces of brown sugar

$2.79 for 1/2 gallon of milk

$4.99 for 1 pound of butter

$3.19 for 1 pint of cream (same price for light or heavy cream)








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