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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.

 
missanc

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

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Answers (14)
  • I measure when I'm following a recipe but, I don't if there's no recipe.
    3libras

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

  • Cooking, no. If I'm baking yes.
    mommy_jules

    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
    skinnyslokita

    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.
    SWasson

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

  • Only when baking. Otherwise I never follow a recipe or measure anything.
    saphire_eyes802

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

  • baking- yes
    other stuff-not so much
    charlotsomtimes

    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.

    louise2

    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!
    idareyou

    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.
    balagan_imma

    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.
    Ginger0104

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