The Best Way To Read A Recipe

Learning to Read a Recipe Recipes are not written and read as easy as you may think. They are written in a particular way that you must be taught the terminology in order to achieve. You must read the...

Learning to Read a Recipe
Learning to Read a Recipe

Recipes are not written and read as easy as you may think. They are written in a particular way that you must be taught the terminology in order to achieve. You must read the whole recipe more than once before you begin cooking or baking. Even missing the smallest detail can turn into a drastic mistake and your recipe can be horribly ruined.

Baking and cooking are not one the same. Baking requires you to have ingredients measured exactly, in a certain order, baked just the right way. Baked recipes include, cookies, cakes,breads, pies, and muffins. Cooking recipes include, main courses, soups, salads, appetizers, side dishes, and some desserts that do not require the use of the oven to prepare them.

You must always follow the recipe just like it is read. Changing ingredients and proportions can be difficult and cause issues. If your cake has too much flour, it will be dry and hard. If a cake recipe doesn't have enough yeast, cake will not rise correctly and have heavy, wet spots throughout the cake.

Cooking recipes can allow a more margin for error. For example, if you add an additional 1/2 cup of water to soup, it will not affect the overall results or using ground turkey instead of ground beef won't ruin a lasagna.

So it's really important to know how to read recipes correctly and thoroughly even if you consider yourself a professional chef or baker. You'll be surprised what you can forget.

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