Calculating the right amount for recipes
I always get a lot of questions on emails about the amount ingredients that you need to put on each recipe and how precise those should be… Ok I am kidding I never got such an email but it was a good way to start the post.
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Watching my mother cooking when I was young I remember that she was doing everything without measuring how much sugar, or how many grams of minced meat she should add. Everything she was doing them by experience. On the other hand wherever you look on recipe sites they always write on the ingredients the exact amount of each ingredient you will need. So what happens if sometime you put 200grams of feta cheese in stuffed burgers rather than 150grams?… well most probably nothing much.
One thing that I learned in the past few years is that in cooking you are allowed to make mistakes on the amount of ingredients you add ….you should do mistakes in order to achieve the best result.
Usually the amount of ingredients that people put on the recipes depend on their personal taste and doesn’t mean that it is correct or not for you. It should be taken into consideration as a basis to cook the certain meal and not as a rule.
On the other hand if you are not strict on the amount of ingredients you put on the first time you cook a meal…there is a chance that you don’t cook it nicely and nobody eats it in the end…and you have to order Pizza.. but that’s the fun of cooking…
You shouldn’t be limited on what the recipe is telling you but try to create things or imagine. Sure you will create a lot of meals that will be classified as a complete failure and I have done quite a lot during the past that my brother had to eat (and still do from time to time) …. But that’s the way it is.
The way I see it…when you cook..you don’t eat just to create something to eat….but to enjoy the moment of creation and when you do that there is an increased possibility that the outcome will be delicious.