5 CONVERTING RECIPES Step 1: Calculate the conversion factor You can use a recipe as a baseline then convert the recipe to change its YIELD.EXAMPLE: You have a recipe for 6 people but want to make it for 3 people instead. How can you do this?Step 1: Calculate the conversion factorStep 2: Multiply each ingredient by the conversion factor
6 Step 1: Desired servings Original servings = 36= 0.5Step 2: Multiply each ingredient by 0.5
7 Multiply all ingredients by 0.6 Example 2You have a recipe for 5 people but want to make it for 3 people instead. How can you successfully do this?3/5=0.6Multiply all ingredients by 0.6
9 MEASURINGStick method: Items that are packaged and have the measurements on the wrapper can be cut right on the wrapper itself Dry measuring cup method: Fill the measuring cup to the top and level off with a scraper. Use the same technique with a spoon
10 MAKING SUBSTITUTIONSSome people decide to make ingredient substitutions because:a) They don’t have the ingredientb) They want to make it healthierc) Allergiesd) Don’t like an ingredientSome recipes are easier to change than othersFor example: salads, stir fried foods, soups, and stews can be changed easilyMuffins, custards, pies, etc. can be harder to substitute because it can change the chemical formula and make the recipe not turn out right
11 questionsYou are cooking spaghetti and salad for dinner. You have decided to make a meat sauce and the recipe calls for lean ground beef. What substitution could you make to allow for this to be more healthy?What could you substitute for oil or butter to make it healthier?What could you substitute for enriched white flour to make it healthier?4) What type of human errors can cause a recipe to fail?