# Understanding Recipes

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Understanding Recipes
What is a recipe? Set of directions for using ingredients, procedures and cooking instructions for a certain dish instructions must be clear and easy to follow following instructions and measuring ingredients accurately result in a consistent product every time it is prepared

Understanding Recipes
The 5 Components of A Recipe: Name --- name of the recipe Ingredients --- quantity/type of “stuff” in a recipe Yield --- how many servings or portions recipe will make Directions --- how to prepare the food item Temperature/Time --- correct oven temperatures and cooking times

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6 Things to remember! Proof read your recipe Preheat oven Gather utensils Gather ingredients Measure/weigh accurately Follow directions in order

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Short Forms Tablespoon = T or Tbsp Teaspoon = t or tsp Cup = C Ounces = oz Litres = L Millilitres = ml Pounds = lbs Gram = g Kilogram = kg

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What are some benefits of using a recipe? Consistency in quality and quantity every time Control of portion size and cost Eliminate food waste Increased efficiency because of clear, concise instructions

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Ingredients can be measured 3 different ways: Weight (how heavy something is) Volume (the amount of space something takes up) Count (food ingredient comes in standard sizes)

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Weight Measuring by weight is the quickest, easiest and most accurate way of measuring dry foods. Scales are use to measure weight Balance scales are used when precise measurement required

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Volume Used most often to measure liquids The volume measure should be placed on a level surface Liquid filled to the specified line Count Used for smaller items such as eggs, olives etc.

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Important Things to Keep in Mind… Occasionally it is necessary to convert recipes, or adjust ingredient quantities… In what situations might a recipe need to be converted? When the yield or portion size changes, it is necessary to convert a recipe before any preparation begins.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Yield: 15 (2 oz cookies) or 30 (1 oz cookies) Ingredients: 1 cup butter/margarine, softened 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar ½ cup granulated white sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 ½ cups all purpose flour ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 300 F. In a mixer bowl, cream together butter, brown and white sugar until mixture appears creamy white in colour and light and fluffy. At this point, add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla extract and blend in. Combine flour, baking soda and salt and mix into mixture. Mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold in chocolate chips. Using a 2 oz cookie scoop (red handle), scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, until golden brown around the edges. Let cool and enjoy.