# How to Adjust Recipe Amounts

### How do you convert serving sizes?

Back to Basics

First, **divide the number of servings you need by the number the recipe makes**. So, if you need two servings and the recipe makes four: 2 ÷ 4 =. 5. If you need eight servings and the recipe makes six: 8 ÷ 6 = 1.3.

### How do you calculate serving size for a recipe?

**Divide the Recipe into Servings**.

Once you know how much the entire finished dish weighs, divide the weight by the number of servings, which is usually listed in the recipe (“serves six,” or “serves eight,” for example). Round the result to an easy-to-remember number to find the average serving size.

### Can all recipes be scaled up or down?

Some recipes

**are easy to scale up or down**. You simply multiply or divide the ingredients to get the new yield; for example, doubling everything to get twice as many servings, or halving everything to get half as many. But not every recipe is so straightforward, and there are some considerations to keep in mind.### What is the most commonly used seasoning?

The infographic above shows that, surprisingly,

**cumin**is the most popular spice in the world, and coriander (or cilantro) is the most commonly used herb. In Europe and Africa, garlic is the most common among all dishes considered, and—no surprises here—oregano is common in the Mediterranean regions.### What is standard yield test?

### How do you scale baking time?

Yield test is a

**testing process to determine accurately the amount of raw materials needed to produce a certain amount**of final processed product.### Should I double the baking powder?

And the rule is:

**double the thickness, quadruple the time**. If it takes a minute to cook the first outer 0.5cm of the cake, it will take four minutes to cook the first whole cm. So if you double your cake’s size, try to start with multiplying the time by four, without raising the temperature.### Can all recipes be doubled?

Double or halve a recipe – For most recipes,the ingredients can simply be doubled. The exception to this rule is recipes that call for baking soda or baking powder.

**Reduce each by 1/8 teaspoon for every teaspoon the recipe requires**.### How do you adjust baking time for bread?

For most baking recipes,

**you can simply double the ingredients**. Eggs, flour, sugar, butter, even vanilla extract, can be doubled for almost any recipe you make. Just times the amounts by 2 – and be sure to do it for ALL the ingredients (don’t forget!)### How do you adjust cooking times for large cakes?

We would suggest baking one test loaf first, and reducing the oven temperature about 25 degrees from the temperature in the recipe. Then we would bake for about 25 minutes, then check with a toothpick every five minutes after that.

### How do I make a 4 inch deep cake?

Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature. If using a glass pan, reduce the temperature

**by 25 degrees Fahrenheit**. If you are baking a large, thick cake, you may need to reduce the temperature by 25 degrees to reduce the risk of overbrowning before cooking is complete.### How do you adjust baking time when changing pan size?

### What temperature do I bake bread at?

**Just increase the oven temp by 25 degrees F and decrease the bake time by a quarter**. In this particular example, since your pan is 1 inch larger, more surface area will be exposed. The liquid in the cake batter will evaporate quicker, which means it will bake faster.

### How long do you bake bread at 350 degrees?

Bake at

**375°**until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped or has reached an internal temperature of 200°, 30-35 minutes.### Is an 8×8 pan half the size of a 9×13?

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Bake bread for

**about 30-33 minutes**, or until golden brown on top. Give the top of a loaf a gentle tap; it should sound hollow. Invert the baked loaves onto a wire cooling rack.### What is the best temperature for baking cakes?

The 8×8-inch pan is

**just slightly bigger than a halved 9×13**, so if halving a recipe you may want to reduce the baking time by about 5 minutes, and check on the casserole then.### How big is a 6-inch round cake?

Most cakes bake at

**350 degrees Fahrenheit**. Reducing the temperature to 325 degrees is all you need to do to get a flat-topped cake.### Can I use a 9×13 pan instead of 8×8 for brownies?

### Is a 2 quart baking dish a 9×13 pan?

Here’s a cheat sheet for the most common round cake pan sizes: Area of a 6-inch round pan

**: 29 in**. Area of an 8-inch round pan: 51 in.### What is the volume of an 8×8 pan?

This particular recipe should double with no issues – a 9×13 pan is approximately twice the size of an 8×8, so twice the amount of ingredients will spread out perfectly. simply making it in a bigger pan may result in overcooked sides and raw/under-risen middle. you may want to use

**2-8×8 pans instead**.