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  • MelG7777MelG7777 Member Posts: 8,188 Member Member Posts: 8,188 Member
    hmhill17 wrote: »
    One of my favorites is when the prep time says 10 minutes and the cook time says 20 minutes and in the middle of the recipe there's the hidden, "Let this marinate for 12 years to maximize the flavor." Sorry, that should be in the prep time then.


    “marinate 12 years to maximize flavor”

    Omg.....you are actually hilarious. Yes! I hate that too. 🤣
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,784 Member Member Posts: 3,784 Member
    Instant Pot recipes that don't include the time it takes for it to come to pressure and release pressure, it's a lot longer to cook than I think! Still love it though.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 4,008 Member Member Posts: 4,008 Member
    This is not so much in a recipe, but of a recipe. Also it doesn’t amuse me, it makes me cross!

    Finding a recipe online which has been written/developed by someone who is not American, i.e. is given in grams, ml, etc and seeing a bunch of people complaining that they either had to convert it (oh the horror!), demanding the originator convert it to ‘regular’ measurements for them and just generally criticising the entire recipe because it’s not done in cups.

    I realise I’m probably offending a bunch of people here with this, so apologies if I do...but there are people in the world who are not American and the entire rest of the world does exist, eat and cook.

    I actually LIKE to prepare a recipe that is in grams. It’s easier to just use and wash 1 bowl and 1 spoon than all those measuring spoons and cups. But I’m still not good at estimating (do I have enough of this or do I need to run to the store?)

    But liquids in ml. Seriously, tell me. Do you weigh or measure? My scale has ml, but it is exactly the same as grams, and I don’t think it’s the same thing, is it?
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,204 Member Member Posts: 1,204 Member
    This is not so much in a recipe, but of a recipe. Also it doesn’t amuse me, it makes me cross!

    Finding a recipe online which has been written/developed by someone who is not American, i.e. is given in grams, ml, etc and seeing a bunch of people complaining that they either had to convert it (oh the horror!), demanding the originator convert it to ‘regular’ measurements for them and just generally criticising the entire recipe because it’s not done in cups.

    I realise I’m probably offending a bunch of people here with this, so apologies if I do...but there are people in the world who are not American and the entire rest of the world does exist, eat and cook.

    Can you please re-type your post in an American accent so we can all understand? Thaaaankssss... ;)

    Y’all made me guffaw! 😉
  • earlnabbyearlnabby Member Posts: 8,050 Member Member Posts: 8,050 Member
    This is not so much in a recipe, but of a recipe. Also it doesn’t amuse me, it makes me cross!

    Finding a recipe online which has been written/developed by someone who is not American, i.e. is given in grams, ml, etc and seeing a bunch of people complaining that they either had to convert it (oh the horror!), demanding the originator convert it to ‘regular’ measurements for them and just generally criticising the entire recipe because it’s not done in cups.

    I realise I’m probably offending a bunch of people here with this, so apologies if I do...but there are people in the world who are not American and the entire rest of the world does exist, eat and cook.

    I actually LIKE to prepare a recipe that is in grams. It’s easier to just use and wash 1 bowl and 1 spoon than all those measuring spoons and cups. But I’m still not good at estimating (do I have enough of this or do I need to run to the store?)

    But liquids in ml. Seriously, tell me. Do you weigh or measure? My scale has ml, but it is exactly the same as grams, and I don’t think it’s the same thing, is it?

    It is for water. It is close for milk. It is inaccurate for anything denser like oils, salad dressings, etc.
  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Member Posts: 1,115 Member Member Posts: 1,115 Member
    Recipe for 4 people. (REALLY?)
    You can replace item xyz with kale.
    "Ask your butcher to cut..."
    Use left - overs for next meal. (Again: REALLY?)
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,204 Member Member Posts: 1,204 Member
    This is not so much in a recipe, but of a recipe. Also it doesn’t amuse me, it makes me cross!

    Finding a recipe online which has been written/developed by someone who is not American, i.e. is given in grams, ml, etc and seeing a bunch of people complaining that they either had to convert it (oh the horror!), demanding the originator convert it to ‘regular’ measurements for them and just generally criticising the entire recipe because it’s not done in cups.

    I realise I’m probably offending a bunch of people here with this, so apologies if I do...but there are people in the world who are not American and the entire rest of the world does exist, eat and cook.

    I actually LIKE to prepare a recipe that is in grams. It’s easier to just use and wash 1 bowl and 1 spoon than all those measuring spoons and cups. But I’m still not good at estimating (do I have enough of this or do I need to run to the store?)

    But liquids in ml. Seriously, tell me. Do you weigh or measure? My scale has ml, but it is exactly the same as grams, and I don’t think it’s the same thing, is it?

    Generally I use a calibrated measuring jug to measure liquids because, as you rightly say, it’s not always the same. It sort of depends what I’m making and how crucial total accuracy is to the end result.
  • mockchocmockchoc Member Posts: 6,406 Member Member Posts: 6,406 Member
    Recipe's for eggs that don't say what size the eggs are or if they are refrigerated or not before cooking. It make a BIG difference if you want a perfectly soft yolks.
  • hmhill17hmhill17 Member Posts: 282 Member Member Posts: 282 Member
    mockchoc wrote: »
    Recipe's for eggs that don't say what size the eggs are or if they are refrigerated or not before cooking. It make a BIG difference if you want a perfectly soft yolks.

    My daughter's birthday cake it said 3 medium eggs and gave amount in ML. I used 3 large and a little egg white from the "jug" I use for breakfast to get that amount. Clearly mutant chickens were used in the original.
  • hmhill17hmhill17 Member Posts: 282 Member Member Posts: 282 Member
    I've always liked cook until toothpick comes out clean on cake recipes. That's like a 30 second window between done and dry. Or mix until it looks like something that only exists in the mind of the recipe creator...
  • lorrpblorrpb Member Posts: 11,248 Member Member Posts: 11,248 Member
    Bake in a medium oven until done 🤣
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