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Please don't laugh but...How do you double a recipe?

Okay so I'm no baker & yes you can laugh..Like if it calls for 1/4 cup & so on how would you double that?


Asked by girliemom0406 at 11:48 AM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Food & Drink

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    Answer by musicmom08 at 12:00 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • its simple math/fractions. and if you can't do that..just do the measuring twice.

    Answer by dullscissors at 11:49 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • 1/4 + 1/4 = 2/4 which is 1/2

    Answer by ballewal at 11:49 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • put everything in twice

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:50 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • yes !/4 cup doubled equals 1/2...if you dont want to do all the math you can just put in 1/4 cup two times.

    Answer by ria7 at 11:50 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • 1/4 would be a half cup. It does get tricky when bakin it though. You don't double the time of course. I always just keep an eye on it.

    Answer by arenad at 11:50 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • or if you don't want to do the math... just add two different cups of 1/4...

    Answer by Mrs.KV at 11:50 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Clearly this question has been answered! I am a baker and I will tell you what I do. Right next the printed recipe I double the ingreadents on the paper so that there is no chance of forgetting to add a double amount.

    1/4 c Sugar 1/2
    1/2 c shortening 1 c

    Right down the list to then last ingredient. Good luck.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 11:53 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Wait! Some recipes can't be doubled. You have to actually make two separate batches of some things. What are you making?

    Answer by ecodani at 11:53 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Double all the measurements. If they are difficult measure twice.

    Answer by bellsandheels at 11:52 AM on Nov. 17, 2010