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Hints and tips for when you do not have the right ingredients or when you are planning that party and want to know how much you will need.

  • Half a liter of milk makes 12 cups of tea, or 8 cups of coffee.
  • 750 ml of wine fills 9 wine glasses.
  • 250ml rice feeds three people.
  • 500 grams of meat or cheese cuts into approximately 16 slices
  • 250gr tea and 500 gr sugar is sufficient for 50 people
  • 15ml tomato puree equals 45ml blended tomatoes
  • 15ml tomato concentrate = 90mls blended tomatoes
  • 15 ml cocoa and 5ml butter= 10g chocolate
  • 50ml cocoa+10 ml oil =25g chocolate
  • Sour cream use 1/2 fresh cream+ 1/2 natural yogurt or add 15ml lemon juice to 125ml cream.
  • Soft Brown sugar= 15ml of molasses +225g white sugar
  • Buttermilk- warm milk and add a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice per cup of milk.
  • Parsley- use carrot tops if you are out of this
  • Baking powder can be made out of 1 teaspoon of bicarinate of soda and 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar. At the coast use 1/2 a teaspoon extra in your recipes.
  • To replace an egg in baking a cake use a tablespoon of vinegar. Use for only one egg or the flavour is too strong. Alternatively use 10ml of lemon juice and 25ml of milk