No matter if you’ve lost a measuring cup or spoon or you simply want to know how to double a recipe for a larger crowd, using a bakery measurement converter can help. Check out some common measurement conversions and more with us to get the recipe adjustments you need for your next batch of cookies, pies or brownies.
Common Baking Measurement Conversions
Bakery Measurement Calculator: Cooking Times
When baking, it’s important to note the type of oven you use as well as the recommended cooking time for your baked goods. There’s a bit of a difference depending on if you’re using a conventional oven or convection oven. Here are a few different examples of the temperatures and cooking times each good will require:
- Cookies: In a conventional oven, cookies need to be baked at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. In a convection oven, they will need to be baked at 325 degrees for 12 minutes.
- Brownies: Brownies should be baked at 300 degrees for 45 minutes in a conventional oven and at 275 degrees for 45 minutes in a convection oven.
Tips for Cutting Recipes in Half
Though it seems simple enough to use half of what the recipe calls for, there are some tips to ensure what you’re baking tastes just as good. Take a closer look before you get to baking:
- Tip 1: Weighing your ingredients is a more accurate way to cut your ingredients in half. It’s a lot more precise when baking.
- Tip 2: If your recipe calls for spices or seasoning, use slightly less than half. Then season to taste. This will help avoid over seasoning your dish.
- Tip 3: Keep in mind that just because you cut the ingredients in half doesn’t mean you cut the cooking time in half as well.
- Tip 4: Before you decide to cut the recipe in half, think about if it can be frozen. If you can freeze cookie dough, for example, it might be worth it to make the full recipe and save half in the freezer instead of cutting the recipe in half.
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