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    Issue scaling recipe

    Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:28 pm Groupie
    Don't know how widespread this is, and maybe you are already aware but I didn't see anything about it in recent threads.

    I am making Rootin' Tooin' Sweet & Sassy Sauce and only want to make half. I changed the servings from 2 cups to 1 cup but one ingredient in particular - brown sugar - did not scale correctly. The full recipe calls for 3/4 cup; half would be 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp or 6 Tbsp. The scaled down recipe gave the quantity as 1/2 cup. If I hadn't been paying attention I might have made an error in the recipe (and the reviews already say it's too sweet - maybe they all halved it too and that's why! icon_rolleyes.gif )
    Mary at
    Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:29 pm Staff
    Or 3/8 cup. I have reported.
    Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:30 pm Groupie
    Mary at wrote:
    Or 3/8 cup. I have reported.

    Yes, that too. Thanks Mary.
    Mary at
    Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:09 am Staff
    If you or anyone else comes across more examples like this, please let me know so I can pass along to the team. More examples will help us determine whether it's widespread or just this one recipe. Thanks!
    Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:18 am Groupie
    Best Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble has the same problem. Changing from 6 servings to 3, the flour and brown sugar go from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup. If you try 4 servings or 2 servings, it scales properly (3/4 c to 1/2 c or 1/4 c respectively).
    Mary at
    Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:28 am Staff
    Thank you.
    Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:45 am Groupie
    Here's another example: Peanut Butter Pudding

    4 servings:
    1/3 cup sugar (=5 Tbsp+1 tsp)
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup cornstarch
    2 3/4 cups milk
    1 cup peanut butter
    2 teaspoons vanilla

    scaled to 2 servings:
    1/4 cup sugar (should be 1/6 cup or 2 Tbsp+2 tsp)
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup cornstarch (same as above)
    1 1/2 cups milk (should be 1 3/8 cups or 1 cup+6 Tbsp)
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla
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