I don’t have the time to write any of the things that I want to right now, but I thought I’d share a little piece of wisdom that I recently realized.
In cooking for our family, 2 adults and 4 kids, any recipe that involves baked good requires a minimum of four cups of AP flour, or a combination of flours.
What this means, is that if a recipe does not have that, it will not be enough to feed everyone a decent amount.
For example, in making tortillas, the recipe for which I hope to blog sometime soon, the recipe I was following only had 2 1/2 cups of flour. I think that made enough for each person to have 1 1/2 tortillas, no bueno.
On another occasion, I was making oatmeal bannocks, which again I hope to share soon, and after mixing the various ingredients together, I could immediately tell that it wasn’t going to be enough.
It was through these and other experimentations that I realized that when you are cooking for a family of our size, recipes will oftentimes have to be doubled to be sufficient.
In the case of the pizza dough recipe I shared, the 4 cups has to be doubled, because it is not individual rolls, but rather a flat thin surface that is being covered with something else, and so thus it becomes 8 cups.
Hopefully this makes sense.
Anyway, I thought I would share it so that others with large families would be able to easily tell if they would have to tweak a recipe in order to feed everyone. Cheers, and happy Tuesday!
Hopefully LOTS more to come, soon 🙂