Do you always use recommended amount of a ingredient?
December 3, 2008 11:50am CST
When cooking from a recipe, do you always use the recommended amount of a ingredient or not, such as 1 tablespoon of such and such, or 1 cup of something else? Usually if it's a recipe I haven't made before, I use the measurements listed, but after the first time, I generally change it to my taste. I do think it's funny though on the boxes of macaroni and cheese it tells you how many cups of water to boil when you just end up pouring it out at the end anyways. So what are your thoughts?
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3 Dec 08
i'm totally the same with making a recipe for the first time -- i will measure out the ingredients. then i taste the product to see if it needs more or less sugar. or if it's too heavy, i add less flour next time. or if it's too doughy, i add more flour next time. i never measure stuff like water for pasta and chocolate chips and raisins in baking though. i just throw in a bunch until it looks like the amount i want.