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Burn Your Recipes

In by Katherine, The Internets on January 5 at 1:08 am

All right, don’t burn them, but get ready to free yourself from the tedium of teaspoons and half-teaspoons.  I’m on a late-night Lifehacker kick, and I just found a foodie-related article on baking ratios.

Culinary Institute of America-trained chef Michael Ruhlman postulates that if you sit down and memorize a few basic ratios (2 parts flour and liquid + 1 part egg and butter make a quickbread), you can tweak them to bake whatever you want (lemon zest for a lemon cake, sugar and vanilla for pancakes).

Intriguing.  And while Ruhlman’s book is for sale on Amazon, if you’re a poor college student like us, you can glean the basics from his Lifehacker interview or just looking at the diagram on the cover (click on the image up there for a nice large JPEG).  Heh.

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