Kitchen math for serving the masses
Most of my favorite recipes are set-up to serve either 4 to 6 people. So what happens when I want to serve my favorite casserole to serve 50, 60 or 100? That's where kitchen math comes into play. In the past I had to break out a pencil, paper and calculator. But it's 2010 and there has to be an easier way. So, I checked with my trusty friend "Google" and found a terrific website that automatically does the conversions for me. Simply type in the measurment incriminate in your recipe, type in the number to multiple by (people serving) , press the "Multiple" button. After that, you'll see the measuring incriments in cups, quarts, gallons etc... This will help out tremendiously.
So if my recipe serves 4 to 6 people and it calls for 1/4 cup of flour. But I want to serve 55 people. I would enter in .25 cups multiple by 55 and the website let's me know I need to add 13 3/4 cups of flour to my recipe. Another example is my recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. How much do I need to add in order to serve 55 people? Simply type in 2 in the teaspoons blank , multiple by 55 and viola. I now know I need to add 2.29 cups of lemon juice.
This is a great website that should help cut down the confusion of cooking for the masses.
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