Originally Posted by HMGgal
Cooking: first time I try a recipe, I'll measure pretty carefully so if it's off, I get a better idea of what to change.
Baking: I use a scale. Soooo much easier than measuring cups, etc.
I will agree with this.
I hate to try to post all the changes I made to the Bran Muffin recipe that is on the All Bran box.
First I double the recipe.
1 1/4 cups of milk has evolved to 3 cups.
2 cups of All Bean is now 4 cups (some heaped, some level)
1 egg is now 2 eggs.
1 1/4 cup of flour is now 2 1/2 (some heaped, some level)
The original recipe did not call for any of the following:
2 cups chopped walnuts.
1 1/2 cups of raisins.
12 oz pack of Crasins.
20 oz can of crushed pineapple.
So... yes recipes give you a goods place to start.