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maggiegirl is asking: (1 answer)
I feel foolish asking this question, but I must. If you cut a recipe in half or less, does it still take the same about of cooking time, or do you half that too?

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Last updated: Jan. 26, 2013 7:53 am
Posted: Jan. 25, 2013 3:37 pm
 
Answered by: Scotdog
Jan. 25, 2013 3:40 pm
Depends on what it is. Some will need a lot less, others just a bit.
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Marianne
Jan. 25, 2013 3:45 pm
Like Scotdog said. If it's like a baked good, you keep the temp the same but cut the baking time down a lot--maybe by a third and then check it.
 
Marianne
Jan. 25, 2013 4:37 pm
What were you cooking?
 
RedApple
Jan. 25, 2013 4:53 pm
I would keep the temp and the time the same unless you have altered the SIZE of what you are cooking. Example: if a batch of muffins makes 12, you cut in half and make 6 muffins - same temp and time. IF you cut it in half but make 12 MINI muffins I would reduce the time only. If you are halving a casserole type dish I would keep it the same time and temp as well unless you are using a much shallower pan, then reduce time.
 
Cliff G
Jan. 25, 2013 5:02 pm
Great question maggiegirl!
 
maggiegirl
Jan. 25, 2013 5:56 pm
Thanks for your input everyone! I was making "Baked Round Steak in bbq sauce" I had only one t-bone steak and one pork blade steak. I probably cut the cooking time by 15 min. It was delicious. My husband didn't like tasting the vinegar though. Next time I may use store bought bbq sauce.
 
Marianne
Jan. 25, 2013 7:08 pm
Yay! Success!
 
Jan. 26, 2013 7:53 am
I agree with RedApple, if you cut a recipe in half the cooking time will depend more on the size/volume of what you are making. If you only make 1 9" round of cake (instead of 2), the bake time will be the same. Mini muffins will bake in far less time the regular sized ones regardless of the amount of batter you are making.
 
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