Double A Recipe

Baking By Dee0024 Updated 17 Dec 2015 , 4:37pm by annagon

Dee0024 Posted 17 Dec 2015 , 1:44am
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How do you double a recipe?

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costumeczar Posted 17 Dec 2015 , 2:17am
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you just double the amount of the ingredients...Sometimes people will go into all kinds of theories about adjusting the baking powder but I've never found that doubling a recipe needs that kind of adjustment.

Dee0024 Posted 17 Dec 2015 , 3:07pm
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Oh... I double a bread recipe once and it got out of control. It didn't come out right at all.

annagon Posted 17 Dec 2015 , 4:37pm
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You have to make sure your bowls and pans are the appropriate size.  If your mixer doesn't have the capacity for larger recipes, the ingredients won't incorporate properly and everything's going to splatter.  If you're doubling a bread recipe and using the same bowl to proof as you would a smaller recipe, it's going to spill over or constrict the rise.  If you double a cake recipe and fill the cake pan to the brim, it's going to overflow.  You might have to adjust baking times if you're going from an 8" cake pan to a 16" sheet pan (and this is probably where the baking powder theories fit in, but I think it only comes into play when you have very significant differences), but the recipe itself should be a straightforward multiplication of the ingredients.  Baking is all about ratios, and your ratios should stay the same as you increase the quantities. 

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