Presentation on theme: "Understanding Recipes"— Presentation transcript:
1Understanding Recipes What is a recipe?Set of directions for using ingredients, procedures and cooking instructions for a certain dishinstructions must be clear and easy to followfollowing instructions and measuring ingredients accurately result in a consistent product every time it is prepared
2Understanding Recipes The 5 Components of A Recipe:Name --- name of the recipeIngredients --- quantity/type of “stuff” in a recipeYield --- how many servings or portions recipe will makeDirections --- how to prepare the food itemTemperature/Time --- correct oven temperatures and cooking times
3Understanding Recipes 6 Things to remember!Proof read your recipePreheat ovenGather utensilsGather ingredientsMeasure/weigh accuratelyFollow directions in order
4Understanding Recipes Short FormsTablespoon = T or TbspTeaspoon = t or tspCup = COunces = ozLitres = LMillilitres = mlPounds = lbsGram = gKilogram = kg
5Understanding Recipes What are some benefits of using a recipe?Consistency in quality and quantity every timeControl of portion size and costEliminate food wasteIncreased efficiency because of clear, concise instructions
6Understanding Recipes 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)
7Understanding Recipes WeightMeasuring by weight is the quickest, easiest and most accurate way of measuring dry foods.Scales are use to measure weightBalance scales are used when precise measurement required
8Understanding Recipes VolumeUsed most often to measure liquidsThe volume measure should be placed on a level surfaceLiquid filled to the specified lineCountUsed for smaller items such as eggs, olives etc.
9Understanding Recipes 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.
10Understanding Recipes Chocolate Chip CookiesYield: 15 (2 oz cookies) or 30 (1 oz cookies) Ingredients:1 cup butter/margarine, softened1 ½ cups packed brown sugar½ cup granulated white sugar2 eggs2 tsp vanilla extract2 ½ cups all purpose flour½ tsp baking soda1 tsp salt1 cup semisweet chocolate chipsDirections: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.