What are some alternatives for American cheese

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Baking sodaYou can get baking soda in every supermarket in a green and white bag. If you don't have one on hand, you can also use normal baking powder as an alternative, even if the taste is slightly different. Soda provides a somewhat "metallic" note and only drives in connection with acid. »Or order the original Arm & Hammer Baking Soda*BisquickThis is a universal ready-mix for all kinds of pastries. A good recipe for making bisquicks yourself can be found in the sweet mixes. »Or order Bisquick Pancake & Baking Mix *Brown sugar... is actually available in every supermarket as raw cane sugar or (colored) brown sugar. However, the consistency is usually a little different than that of US sugar. If you don't have brown sugar at home, use the appropriate amount of white sugar plus a little sugar beet syrup or dark honey. “Or order Pure Cane Sugar & Molasses*.ButtermilkIf you don't have any buttermilk in the house, mix 225 ml of milk with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar. After standing for five minutes, it thickens a little and you have 250 ml of buttermilk.Cheddar cheese... can be replaced with more savory, older cheese, for example old Gouda cheese. If you want the special color - for example in nacho cheese dip - add a few drops of yellow food coloring. But it is also worth keeping an eye out for Cheddar at the discounters' Britain Weeks »or ordering it fresh online *.Cheez WhizThis is cheese from the spray can. If you ask me: Yuck 😉 It can be replaced by processed cheese or a cheese dip and if you really value all the additives, order it here online *.Chocolate chipsChocolate chips for baking are now also available from German manufacturers. It is cheaper to roughly chop block chocolate yourself. Of course, this doesn't look quite as uniform as with purchased chocolate chips. *Cool whip ... also called "Whipped Topping", is a kind of herbal, artificial and very stable substitute cream. They are available in this country similar to "Rama Cremefine". Some also used "Schlagfit". I think it's disgusting and stick to normal cream, which I may stabilize with gelatine.Corn syrup, darkReplace with sugar syrup plus some dark honey or a few drops of caramel. If you need this more often, it might be worth ordering the original Dark Karo Syrup *.Corn syrup, lightFor an easy replacement, boil 225 g sugar with 75 ml water. That lasts almost indefinitely. If you want the original from the USA, for example when making candy, you can order here: Karo Light Syrup *.Cream of soupIn American recipes you often see cream soups as an ingredient - broccoli, chicken, corn. Creamy mushroom soup is also available in this country, most of the other types usually not. With this all-purpose recipe you can make your own “basic soup”. Some varieties can also be ordered online. *Cream-of-tartareTartar is often used in American recipes to stabilize protein masses (angel food cake). So far I have still managed without it 😉 You can now order the little sachets online. *Graham crackersThese are wholemeal shortbread biscuits that are often used to make crumb cake bases. I replace graham crackers with these cookies or regular shortbread cookies. Rusks and biscuits also work. “Or order graham crackers*.MolassesMolasses is a very dark sugar syrup. It can be replaced by dark honey (if the taste has changed significantly) or, better, sugar beet syrup. You can order the original online *.Pumpkin Pie SpiceOrdering this online * is really hardly worth it. Firstly, you only need very little of it, secondly, it can be easily mixed with cinnamon, ginger powder, nutmeg and cloves. You can find my recipe here.Self-rising flourThis means flour and baking powder already mixed together. You can easily do it yourself - 500 g flour and a sachet of baking powder 🙂 In the Netherlands you can find it on every supermarket shelf and of course online. *ShorteningPalmin Soft comes closest to American shortening and "Crisco". You should use palmin rather than butter or margarine, especially for pie doughs. »Or order the original Crisco All Vegetable Shortening *.Sour creamInstead of sour cream, I just use sour cream, 10 percent fat, available in every cooling shelf, or sour cream (20 percent fat). Sour creams that are already seasoned go well with baked potatoes, but they are not typically American! I have explained the exact differences between dairy products USA & D here.Sweetened Condensed MilkSweetened condensed milk in cans is available in well-stocked supermarkets in Germany as “milk maids”. In Russian and Spanish specialty shops there is also sweetened condensed milk, usually quite cheap. If you want to do it yourself: Mix 225 ml of condensed milk (10 percent fat) with 250 g of sugar (yes, sooo much!) And heat everything in a saucepan while stirring until it has dissolved. “Or order a pack of 12 milkmaids in advance*.Vanilla ExtractIn the USA no vanilla sugar is used, but liquid vanilla extract. You can make a substitute by letting five sliced ​​vanilla pods steep in about 0.5 l of vodka in a cool, dark place for at least three weeks. When some of the vodka is used up, you can add more. “Or order T&C Vanilla Bean Extract.