Do You Follow Recipes Exactly

@Elizaby (3620)
Pensacola, Florida
December 7, 2015 1:21pm CST
I was just watching the cooking segment on the television program called Homekeepers and they were doing a baked potato skin recipe where one of the hosts didn't followed the recipe for the finished product that they showed (done before they showed how to do recipe ) and the comment was made who knows the combining of everything and putting in the skin may be better that doing it inlayers as was demonstrated with the oil and seasonings brushed in the bottom. and then cheese and bacon added. The finished product where everything was mixed together look goood and they said it tasted good which makes me want to try it the mixed way.. I know except for certain baked goods where a recipe needs to be followed exactly I don't and wonder how many of you out there are like me?
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18 responses
• United States
7 Dec 15
When it comes to baking I follow a recipe exactly but if I'm making something for dinner I'll probably just wing it and use the recipe as a guideline adding or subtracting ingredients
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@marlina (72624)
• Canada
7 Dec 15
Sometimes I do change things a bit.
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@Juliaacv (29581)
• Canada
7 Dec 15
I will take the basics of a recipe and change it up a bit for my liking. I just made chocolate fudge, but used peanut butter chips instead, so its peanut butter fudge. It tasted all right, when I tried a bit off of the spoon, and it smelt heavenly. So sometimes it does work.
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@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
7 Dec 15
when you bake things like cake changing it the change can affect the outcome of the final product. cooking is easier than baking. When you cook you can cahgne it to your liking.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
7 Dec 15
Now that one depends. If it is something I've never made before and want to try I will say yes. but then if I don't have all the stuff here then I will say no. Most of the time I don't even use a recipe and just cook. I like it a lot better.
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@Missmwngi (9576)
• Nairobi, Kenya
7 Dec 15
Well i am not much of a cook but if i am trying something new i get to follow the recipe however if it is something i already know how to cook i can play around with them
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
10 Dec 15
Not really - I always change something in the recipe and love the way it turns out
@garymarsh6 (13458)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec 15
I rarely follow recipes so that I can add a bit of this and a bit of that. Most of the time my food is delicious.
@paigea (21922)
• Canada
8 Dec 15
I try to follow it the first time, then make my changes if I make it again.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
8 Dec 15
I am one of those who try to follow recipes but often finding oneself trailing off and suddenly winging it. I have made more disasters than successes that's why I try to follow recipe by heart. Sometimes though even after following recipes to the dot, you will find you may still have to make a few adjustments. Cooking, especially if you are not naturally born with the skills, takes practice. I'm still terrible but.....improving in many ways. :)
• New Delhi, India
8 Dec 15
Today we are make cake for my friend birthday party.
• Secunderabad, India
8 Dec 15
I do follow recipes exactly if I don't follow them correctly I am scared that it might get spoiled or it might not come out well at the end.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
8 Dec 15
Most of the times i will follow their recipe exactly but sometimes due to over confidence , i will ignore and do in my own way and end up in problems
• St. Cloud, Florida
8 Dec 15
Alot of times i change it up and add just a little extra of this or that. Im especially guilty of doing this with butter or milk in recipes.
@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Dec 15
I will follow the recipes exactly for the first time as it can be possible to have the success. After that, I may modify it a little bit by myself. I already have the experience so that I am not so afraid it will fail.
• United States
8 Dec 15
Even if I follow or don't follow recipes, the foods I make do not turn as I hoped, lol so I don't cook period. My dad on the other hand always alters his recipes and food turns out great regardless!
@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
8 Dec 15
Some recipes are really good a little bit differently keeps the food interesting.
@amadeo (63855)
• United States
7 Dec 15
yes and no.Strange my older sister always do things on her own and very successful in doing i. I miss her