Originally Posted by Janet H
I have been wondering about how we view recipes and use them.
Do you carefully follow recipes or change them as you go along, preferring to use recipes as a creative catalyst?
Do you measure or wing it?
Are you a daredevil cook; do you have the guts to serve an untried recipe to guests?
recipes are more of guidelines/suggestions. mostly for cooking but to a small extent in baking.
when it comes to baking i still play with additions to the recipes or switching out fats and liquids for other fats or liquids. i pay attention to ratios and leavening agents.
i rarely measure with measuring implements. i use the palm of my hand or just eye it. EXCEPT when it comes to baking.
i am a daredevil and i have served untried recipes to guests and they have always turned out very good. just remember: never apologize - it was SUPPOSED to be like that!! LOL
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