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Do you measure ingredients or use recipes when cooking?

I do for some things, especially when I'm trying something new but for most things that I make all the time I just estimate and taste test.


Asked by missanc at 2:07 PM on Jan. 18, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • I measure when I'm following a recipe but, I don't if there's no recipe.

    Answer by 3libras at 2:11 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Cooking, no. If I'm baking yes.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 2:13 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Cooking nope. I do a taste test. If I'm baking heck yeah, and it still comes out bad. I gave up on baking though lol

    Answer by skinnyslokita at 2:15 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Baking, sure. With seasonings on new dishes, yes. Once I've made something a few times, not usually.

    Answer by SWasson at 2:20 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Only when baking. Otherwise I never follow a recipe or measure anything.

    Answer by saphire_eyes802 at 2:34 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • baking- yes
    other stuff-not so much

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 2:39 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Most things I cook I just wing it. Taste see if it is ok. Recipes I measure.


    Answer by louise2 at 3:07 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Cooking - no way. If I "follow" a recipe at all it's just for the ingredients, not amounts (unless it's something like a roux for a sauce). Baking - yep, gotta measure, that's one thing I can't wing!

    Answer by idareyou at 3:10 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Most baking - yes. I have been experimenting with challah and a french bread recipe - tweaking them and trying different flour.
    With cooking I will measure when trying a new recipe or cooking grains.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 3:54 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Depends entirely on what I'm making. If it's my own recipe, no. If its a new recipe, or an ingredient that has the potential to make or break the meal if its not proportionate to what I'm adding it to, then yes. Baking I always do. It's such a science that I'm not willing to put all that time, money, and effort into something just to eyeball and cross my fingers that it turns out.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 6:23 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

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