How to divide a preparation evenly

Step by step recipe:

  1. 2 min.How to divide a preparation evenly : Photo of step #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. 2 min.How to divide a preparation evenly : Photo of step #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. 2 min.How to divide a preparation evenly : Photo of step #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. 10 min.How to divide a preparation evenly : Photo of step #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!

Remarks:

This is particularly useful if you need to divide out two different preparations evenly, like for coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa for example.

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.

Source:

Home made.

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