How to divide a preparation evenly
A recipe from cooking-ez.com
50K4.4 June 3rd 2011
Step by step recipe
- 1: Before you start cooking, weigh and make a note of the weight of the empty pan you are going to use. For instance, the pan you see in the photo weighs 552 g.
- 2: Then make the preparation as usual, and when it is finished, weigh the pan again full.
For example, the pan full of custard you see in the photo: 948 g.
Then calculate the weight of preparation you have made: 948 - 522 = 426 g.
- 3: If you need to divide this between 6 glasses, you will need 426 g /6 = 71 g, rounded down to 70 g per glass.
Place a glass on the scales, reset to 0 g, and pour in enough cream to add 70 g.
- 4: Do this for all 6 glasses, and you will enjoy the satisfaction of scraping round the pan with a maryse or spatula to arrive exactly at the 70 g needed for the final glass!
This is particularly useful if you need to divide out two different preparations evenly, like for coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
Don't hesitate to take 5 minutes of your time, to weight and make a note of all your pans. It will be very useful one day.
December 6th 2023.