How to Double Measurements or Ingredients
Cooking is a science and if you did not take chemistry in school then you are missing out. Doubling or even tripling recipes is something that is done frequently when making big batches of cookies and other recipes. It is important to be careful when making these adjustments.
What does it mean to double a recipe?
Doubling a recipe is when you double all of the ingredients in the original recipe. This means if the recipe says to use 1 cup of water then you would use 2 cups of water (or two cups).
When doubling a recipe, one must double every ingredient, including spices and measurements. It does not mean just doubling the number of items. For example, if a recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon salt then you would use 1 teaspoon salt when doubling the recipe.
Why do it?
The reason for doubling a recipe is that it will make more food. When cooking for a large crowd, or when wanting to have leftovers, doubling a recipe is a great way to make sure you have enough.
How do I do it?
It is very simple to double a recipe. Simply take the original recipe and multiply all of the ingredients by two. This will give you the measurements for the doubled recipe. For example, if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of sugar then you would use 1 cup of sugar when doubling the recipe.
When doubling a recipe, it is important to be careful and make sure that all of the ingredients are doubled correctly. This means measuring correctly and using the right amounts of spices. If not, your recipe may not turn out as planned.
Do you double the time if you double a recipe?
No, you do not need to double the time if you are doubling a recipe. The cooking time will remain the same. For example, if you are doubling a cake recipe, you will double the ingredients and then bake the cake in two separate pans. The cooking time will remain exactly the same.
Why does doubling a recipe not work?
There may be a few reasons why doubling a recipe does not work. The first reason is that if you are doubling the recipe, you must double all of the ingredients. If there is one ingredient that you do not double, then your final product will turn out different than expected.
Another reason why doubling a recipe may not work is because you may not have the right equipment. If you are making a cake, for example, doubling the recipe means that you will need two separate cake pans. If you do not have two separate cake pans then your final product will be different than expected.
Last, many people do not double recipes correctly because they just assume that "double" means twice the cooking time. This is never true unless you cook in batches and for example bake one cake and then bake another cake afterward.
Can you double up recipes?
Yes, you can double recipes. A lot of people double recipes when they want to make extra to feed a larger group or when they are freezer cooking, which means preparing food to put in the freezer to reheat at a later time.
When you double a recipe what happens to the cooking time?
The cooking time does not change when you double a recipe. The amount of time the food spends in the oven or on the stovetop will remain the same. For example, if you are doubling a cake recipe, you will bake the cake in two separate pans and it will take the same amount of time as if you were only baking one cake.
What is double 3/4 cup?
When you double a recipe, it is important to remember that if the original recipe calls for 3/4 cup of something then you will use 1 1/2 cups when doubling the recipe. For example, a doubled recipe could call for double 3/4 cup of flour which is equal to 1 1/2 cups.
|Original Recipe Measure||Half Scaled Measure||Double Scaled Measure||Triple Scaled Measure|
|1/8 teaspoon||Dash or Pinch||1/4 teaspoon||3/8 teaspoon|
|1/4 teaspoon||1/8 teaspoon||1/2 teaspoon||3/4 teaspoon|
|1/2 teaspoon||1/4 teaspoon||1 teaspoon||1 1/2 teaspoon|
|1 teaspoon||1/2 teaspoon||2 teaspoon||3 teaspoons|
|1 1/4 teaspoon||5/8 teaspoon||2 1/2 teaspoon||3 3/4 teaspoons (1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon)|
|1 1/2 teaspoon||3/4 teaspoon||3 teaspoon (1 Tablespoon)||4 1/2 teaspoons (1 1/2 Tablespoons)|
|1 3/4 teaspoon||7/8 teaspoon||3 1/2 teaspoon||4 1/4 teaspoons (1 Tablespoon and 1 1/4 teaspoons)|
|2 teaspoon||1 teaspoon||4 teaspoon||6 teaspoons (2 tablespoons)|
|2 1/2 teaspoon||1 1/4 teaspoon||5 teaspoon||7 1/2 teaspoons (2 1/2 tablespoons)|
|1 Tablespoon||1 1/2 teaspoon (1/2 Tablespoon)||2 Tablespoon||3 Tablespoons|
|1 1/2 Tablespoon||1 1/4 teaspoon||3 Tablespoon||4 1/2 Tablespoons (1/4 cup plus 1/2 Tablespoon)|
|2 Tablespoon (1/8 cup)||1 Tablespoon||1/4 cup||6 tablespoons (3/8 cup, or 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)|
|3 Tablespoon||1 1/2 Tablespoon (4 1/2 teaspoon)||6 Tablespoon||9 Tablespoons (1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon)|
|4 Tablespoon (1/4 cup, or 2 fl. oz.)||2 Tablespoon||1/2 cup||3/4 cup|
|1/3 cup||2 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoon||2/3 cup||1 cup|
|1/2 cup (4 fl. oz.)||1/4 cup||1 cup||1 1/2 cups|
|2/3 cup||1/3 cup||1 1/3 cups||2 cups|
|3/4 cup||3 tbsp.||1 1/2 cups||2 1/4 cups|
|1 cup (1/2 pint)||1/2 cup||2 cups||3 cups (1 1/2 pint)|
|1 1/4 cups||1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoon||2 1/2 cups||3 3/4 cups|
|1 1/3 cups||10 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoon||2 2/3 cups||4 cups|
|1 1/2 cups||3/4 cup||3 cups||4 1/2 cups|
|1 2/3 cups||1/2 cup + 1/3 cup||3 1/3 cups||5 cups|
|1 3/4 cups||3/4 cup + 2 tbsp.||3 1/2 cups||5 1/4 cups|
|2 cups (1 pint)||1 cup||4 cups (1 quart)||6 cups or 3 pints|
|2 1/2 cups||1 1/4 cups||5 cups||7 1/2 cups|
|3 cups (1 1/2 pints)||1 1/2 cups||6 cups (1 1/2 quarts)||9 cups or 4 1/2 pints|
|3 1/2 cups||1 3/4 cups||7 cups||10 1/2 cups|
|4 cups (2 pints, or 1 quart)||2 cups (1 pint)||8 cups (1/2 gal.)||12 cups or 3 quarts|
|4 1/2 cups||2 1/4 cups||9 cups||13 1/2 cups|
|5 cups (1 1/4 quarts)||2 1/2 cups||10 cups (2 1/2 quarts)||15 cups or 3 3/4 quarts|
|5 1/2 cups||2 3/4 cups||11 cups||16 1/2 cups|
|6 cups (1 1/2 quarts)||3 cups (1 1/2 pints)||12 cups (3 quarts)||3 3/4 quarts|
|7 cups (1 3/4 quarts)||3 1/2 cups||14 cups||21 cups (5 quarts and 1 cup)|
|8 cups (2 quarts, or 1/2 gallon)||4 cups (1 quart)||1 gallon||1 1/2 gallons|
|10 cups (2 1/2 quarts)||5 cups||5 quarts||7 1/2 quarts|
|3 quarts (3/4 gallon)||6 cups (1 1/2 quarts)||1 1/2 gallon||2 1/4 gallons|
|14 cups (3 1/2 quarts)||7 cups||7 quarts||10 1/2 quarts (2 gallons and 2 1/2 quarts)|
|1 gallon||1/2 gallon||2 gallons||3 gallons|
|2 gallons||1 gallon||4 gallons||6 gallons|
Can you make a double cake mix?
Yes, you can double a cake mix to make more than one cake at a time. You will just need to follow the instructions for baking multiple cakes and it should turn out great!
Can you double up pasta?
Yes, you can double up on pasta if you want to have extra leftovers or if you are preparing food for many people. When doubling pasta, it is important to remember to use the same amount of water and to also cook the pasta for the same amount of time.
If you are making a large amount of pasta, it might be necessary to use a larger pan with extra water.