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    Home made cocoa mix by Alton Brown

    Hottiecocoa
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:46 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Ingredients
    2 cups powdered sugar
    1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
    2 1/2 cups powdered milk
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste

    Hi all,
    This receipt looks very easy...right? However, I need to make a huge batch of the mix to fill up 10 6X12 (maybe smaller) sealed containers for XMAS gifts. Where I need HELP is with figuring out the measurements for this batch of homemade cocoa mix! I would be deeply grateful if someone out there could help me figure out the measurements. Thanking you in advance for your help!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Stacey
    duonyte
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:28 pm
    Forum Host
    The easiest way to do that is to make one batch and see how many containers it fills. Once you do that, it will be much easier to figure out how many batches you need.

    It often is easier to make multiple batches than to try to make one enormous batch - easier to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly distributed, especially when some ingredients are used in very small quantities.
    Hottiecocoa
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:32 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Great idea! Thank you!
    Zeldaz
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:42 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    I'm not sure what the confusion is, unless I'm missing something here. It makes 5 1/2 cups plus one tablespoon, so if you know how much your containers hold it should be pretty easy to figure out.


    Last edited by Zeldaz on Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:39 am, edited 1 time in total
    Hottiecocoa
    Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:35 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    The confusion is me...I'm not very good with measurements especially when it comes to double or tripling a batch. I happy that it comes is so easy for you!Looking at it that form your words does make it easier and not so overwhelming
    Again, thank you for your response.
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