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Old 03-21-2006, 06:24 PM   #31
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Recipe formula

There is a formula for adding or subtracting amounts.

Take the NEW YEILD divide by OLD YEILD
which gives you the FACTOR.
Multiply the FACTOR by the old ingredient amount for the new new ingredient amount.

For example:

converting 40 portions to 25 portions

25(new yeild) / 40(old yeild) = .625(factor)

.625 x 250g = 156.25g
.625 x 50mL= 31.25mL
.625 x 1 kg = 625 g
etc.

Or the other way,
converting 21 portions to 30 portions

30(new yeild) / 21(old yeild) = 1.58(factor)

1.58 x 115g = 164.45g
1.58 x 280mL= 400.4mL
1.58 x 3.6L = 5.15L

there may be some rounding up or down, but half a gram or mL either way will not make much of a difference.

Hope this helps
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:10 PM   #32
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Good to know this, just in case I would ever need it, but hopefully I never will, since I'm almost hopeless when it comes to math.
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:57 AM   #33
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AllRecipes site on changing proportions

Allrecipes.com is a great site that will convert measurements for both baking and nonbaked recipes. They give you a standard recipe for example: a regular batch of cookies serving 8 people but if you need reducing or increasing then you type in the amount of servings that you want and the recipe is automatically changed for those servings. You don't have to do the math at all. Even better, if you have the time I strongly encourage taking the starred ratings into consideration with 5 stars being the highest . Then take the time and read the reviews as I have found invaluable hints from people rating the recipes who are happy to tell you how they made it even better. It's a very friendly website as well-----even when raters are criticizing the recipe they are nice about it. I've been cooking over 25 years and still have found some great recipes there! Hope this helps.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #34
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Welcome to DC. This place is full of information. Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:59 PM   #35
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Why would this new thread be merged with one that's eight years old!?
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #36
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Why would this new thread be merged with one that's eight years old!?

Andy, I think it was merged a long time ago. It's just that a new member brought it up to post a reply. That's just a guess.
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Andy, I think it was merged a long time ago. It's just that a new member brought it up to post a reply. That's just a guess.

Thanks Katie,

If that's true, I must be losing it. I thought, when I first saw it, that is was a new thread. I think I'll go lie down.
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Thanks Katie,

If that's true, I must be losing it. I thought, when I first saw it, that is was a new thread. I think I'll go lie down.
That's okay Andy. I get like that also. It comes with aging. Be patient with yourself. A nap is good for everything.
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I am no good at any kind of math, mish. Please excuse me from this discussion. I usually make too much of everything.
I will join you over in the corner and just sit and watch. It is a good thing God gave us fingers, so I can count.
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