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Cooking Level: Expert

Living In: Rochester, New York, USA
Lindsay is asking: (1 answer)
Me again. I finally have a little break today from life. (and I do mean little). I am thinking of baking, which is therapy for me. I was wondering if you all think I could half this recipe in a 9x9. Would you bake as directed if I do that? I know in general half a 9x13 recipe can be made in a 9x9, but would like you opinions on this specific recipe. Thanks.

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Last updated: Feb. 2, 2013 10:11 am
Posted: Feb. 2, 2013 6:25 am
Answered by: Deb C
Feb. 2, 2013 6:27 am
I halve 9x13 into 9x9 all the time and they always come out fine. Enjoy!
Feb. 2, 2013 6:52 am
I'm definitely not an expert baker, Lindsay. But I agree with Deb. So glad you've got a little break today! I'm sure it will be baked with love, and that always makes for the best baking :)
Feb. 2, 2013 7:09 am
Hi Lindsay I agree with the others. I would check it a little early just to be safe. I am fine but it has been a very stressful week. Levi's med. quit working. Switched them but have to start at a low dose. Did not go well at school yesterday. He is having a hard time right now. Found out more about hubby's condition. Will write you later.
Feb. 2, 2013 7:09 am
Yep, I totally agree! You may just want to keep an eye on it towards the end. Enjoy your "you" time :)
Feb. 2, 2013 7:14 am
I agree also,very happy your having some me time.
gammaray (=
Feb. 2, 2013 8:29 am
Funny, never thought about it - I usually go the other way: 9x9 -> 9x12. Enjoy your break - throw in a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate and a bubble bath (= And let us know how it comes out! I need to remember this on for our next potluck !
Feb. 2, 2013 9:06 am
I just made this for my pastor and his family after making it for my family. I used a 9x13 aluminum pan. It is so delicious and easy!... the delicious aroma filled my house and theirs!
Feb. 2, 2013 9:11 am
Sorry! I don't agree with the others! A 9x13 pan is 117 sq. inches. A 9x9 is 81 sq. inches, which is not roughly half the size. Because your bars will be thinner, you need a shorter baking time. I'd check them at 20 minutes! If you were using an 8x8 pan, which has 64 sq. inches, and is about half the amount of a 9x13 pan, then you could use the same time!
Indiana Peggy
Feb. 2, 2013 9:20 am
Sueb, you are exactly right! I was going to post the same thoughts!
Feb. 2, 2013 10:11 am
ok, thanks everyone!!! All I get it a break from huge responsibilies today. Have to clean today, making potato salad (mom's recipe), baking and need to do some work from the office today. Tonight I should be able to rest. But the good thing is that all the tasks of the day are basically self imposed versus the past week where I have been having huge demands on me. I will see if the pan is really 9x9 or 8x8 and adjust accordingly. If I have enough flour may just make a full batch. What the hay!
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