View Full Version : Do any of you halve or quarter the recipes?
12-03-2004, 09:43 PM
I only have myself to feed so some of these recipes are so huge. I tried to make the caesar salad dressing and I had trouble because I quartered all of the ingredients but the salt I only halved so now to fix it I have to add more ingredients. Imagine my suprise when I took a bite of my salad. Wow. Plus if I make too much I get squeemish about leftovers and I also get tired of the same thing too many times in a row. There is an exception to this however i have this thing where I start eating something and I can't get enough of it so I eat it for day or weeks or months but then after that I don't want to see it again for ages.
12-03-2004, 09:52 PM
Oh no - only halving the salt and quartering the rest of the recipe. Sounds like something I'd do! I only make food for myself too so I'm always at least halving every recipe. And I hear you - I also don't like leftovers or eating the same thing too often, unless of course it's something I've been craving and then I could eat it for days and days in a row!
12-04-2004, 09:45 AM
I made the ceasar salad dressing as well and i did half it as i only make it for me and the problem with halving them as my processor or vita mixer then can't blend the smaller amt of ingredients well so i still had whole pine nuts in it--does anyone know how long that will last in the fridge??
Anyway, it definitely is hard sometimes with halving things just for the blending part--i was going to try my braun hand blender next time.
12-04-2004, 02:26 PM
I scale back recipes all the time. Sometimes I write the scaled down amounts in the margin of the cookbook so that I don't forget as I'm going. I've had trouble too, getting things to blend right in smaller amounts. I have a mini cuisinart for that--they are pretty cheap. It doesn't always work as well as the bigger one though. What I've done a couple times is ground a larger amount of nuts and made two different recipes. Like when I made the caesar (one of my favorites!) I also made a cheezy topping for pizza. I don't know if you have a homogenizing juicer, but I've heard you can also run smaller amounts through it.
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