Saturday, July 2, 2011

Helpful Sundays – Reducing Recipes

When I first started baking I would always fix the recipes as written, which meant I always made more then I always needed and there were always ton of baked goods around the house. Of course, my husband didn’t mind but there is a time when you don’t want to try a new recipe and have to make 30 cupcakes or a full 10-inch cake.

I am not very good at math (fractions make my head hurt) so of course I had to search the internet everytime I wanted to reduce a recipe and I stumbled upon this website that was a life saver. I printed out the PDF to put with my recipes and saved a copy of the file on my computer.

Check this website out:

Please note the following:

Sometimes recipes are hard to reduce since halving an egg just doesn’t sound like fun to me but if nothing else, you can always freeze the batter. Yes, I said that correctly, you could put the remaining batter in the freezer and pull it out as needed. I have done this several times and the cakes/cupcakes come out just like I made the batter that day. I guess that is technically two useful tips for the day.


  1. I could just kiss you! This is really cool info :)

  2. You are welcome! Of course now my freezer is full of different batters and fillings but it is nice to know that I can easily make something if I need to... :)


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