Cooking with Michelle, Episode II: Scaling Recipes

  • Posted on: 26 September 2008
  • By: Michelle


I just made cookies, scaling the recipe by two thirds because I only had 1/2 cup of brown sugar instead of the 3/4 cup that was called for.

First of all, let's marvel at the fact that I was able to figure out that the difference between 1/2 and 3/4 is 2/3 without having an aneurysm.

But I am pretty sure my head exploded at some point in the process of multiplying each ingredient by 66.66666666667 per cent. Or maybe it was trying to figure out how to add half an egg that did me in.

By the end I couldn't even be bothered to drop the cookies in rounds on the baking tray. So I just flipped the whole bowl over and flattened the whole concoction into the pan.

And this has been "Cooking with Michelle." Tune in next week when I attempt lasagna.