2 What is a Recipe? A set of directions for making food or beverage. A recipe includes:NameIngredientsYield (servings)EquipmentDirectionsPrep TimeCook TimeNutritional Facts (Optional)
3 Yield Number of servings the recipe makes. LasagnaServings: Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 Hr 5 minIngredients:1 (26 ounce) jar Prego Traditional Italian Sauce6 uncooked lasagna noodles1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese¼ cup grated Parmesan cheeseDirections:Spread about 1 cup pasta sauce in 2-quart shallow baking dish (11x7-inch). Top with 3 uncooked noodles, ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and 1 cup pasta sauce. Top with remaining 3 uncooked noodles and remaining pasta sauce. Cover.Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour Uncover and top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Let stand 5 minutes.Prep/ cook timePASTA RECIPESYield Number of servings the recipe makes.Ingredients Food products you need to make the recipe.Directions Steps you follow to make the recipe.Equipment
4 How to Use a Recipe Read all directions thoroughly before beginning. Gather all needed equipment and ingredients.Preheat and/or complete other pre-preparation steps.Follow directions step by step.If need to put in oven-Set timer to FIRST #
5 Here are some common abbreviations that you will find in most recipes. Meaningtsp. or t.teaspoonTbsp. or T.tablespoonc. or C.cuppt.pintqt.quartoz.ouncelb. or #pound°FFahrenheitHrhourmin.minuteHere are some common abbreviations that you will find in most recipes.
6 CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD RECIPE A good recipe has two partsA list of ingredients with the amounts requiredThe directions for mixing the ingredientsIt also includes the following thingsIngredients listed in the order of their useExact measurements (amounts) of each listed ingredientSimple, step-by-step directions (steps listed in sequence)Cooking timeCooking temperatureSize of correct cooking equipment to useNumber and size of servings the recipe makesThat the recipe be a tested one
7 Reading Ingredients The way ingredients are listed matters! What’s the difference between:½ cup flour, sifted½ cup sifted flourKnow your terms!Chopped, Minced, Diced, Sliced, Sifted, etc.
8 Adjusting RecipesWhen changing the yield of a recipe, use the measuring equivalents to figure the adjusted amounts of each ingredient before you begin cooking. Write the adjusted amounts on your recipe so you will remember them as you work.To adjust recipes you want to use the following formula:Want/yield = multiplying factorTake the multiplying factor and multiply it byeach ingredient amount.
9 Recipe Adjusting Example Lasagna from slide 3It yields 6 and you need it to feed 1818/6= 3 (multiplying factor)Take 3 and multiply by each ingredient1 jar of Prego (3)=3 jars of Prego6 lasagna noodles (3) = 18 lasagna noodles2 cups shredded mozzarella (3) = 6 cups of mozzarella¼ cup of grated Parmesan (3) = ¾ cup of grated Parmesan
10 Recipe Writing Activity Write down your favorite recipe, or create your very own. Make sure you add ALL parts of a well written recipe.After, have a partner read over your recipe and see:What were you missing?Would they be able to follow this recipe?Did you include all equipment & measurements needed?