Choosing and Reading Recipes
• Recipe: Set of instructions for preparing a
• Recipes can be found in cookbooks,
magazines, newspapers and appliance
• Recipes can also be found on-line
• Searching for recipes can help you plan
and prepare healthy meals
• Learning to use a recipe accurately is the
key to good meals.
• Using recipes helps you in achieving
success and even allows you to create
your own recipes.
• Clear and Concise
• List ingredients in order which you will be
– Ingredients: food items needed in order to
make the food item in the recipe
• Amounts should be easy to measure
Good Recipes Con’t
• Directions and handling procedures must
• Baking and cooking times, temperatures
and sizes need to be accurate
• State the yield
– Yield: the number of average servings the
recipe will make
• Many will include nutrition information
Steps to Reading Recipes
• 1. Read the entire recipe carefully before you
start to cook.
– Make sure you have all the ingredients and utensils
on hand. Make sure you have enough preparation
time to complete the recipe.
• 2. Note any abbreviations used in the ingredient
– Be sure you understand what each one means.
• 3. Before you start measuring and mixing, gather
all ingredients and cooking utensils you will
• 4. If your recipe states to preheat oven, turn the
oven on before you begin to cook!!
• For successful results, follow recipe
directions exactly. Measure the exact
amounts of each ingredients.
• For the best flavor and appearance,
accurate timing is important. Follow
cooking and baking times as stated in the
• Complete Reading a Recipe worksheet
• Answer the questions on your OWN sheet
• Do NOT write on the worksheet
• Turn in when you are finished
• Continue working on Terms crossword