Rule of thumb for cooking or baking different quantities?
I often want to cook double quantities from that stated in a recipe - say, twice the quantity of pasta bake or casserole (all in one dish), or two cakes instead of one (in separate tins).
Is there a rule of thumb for extending the cooking time from that stated in the recipe, and should I adjust the oven temperature up or down as well?
For Baking, to double the quantities, try the following:
- Remove 1/3 of the cooking time.
- Double the remaining amount.
- Add your original third back on.
So If you're doubling something that would take 1 hour to bake.
- Remove 1/3 (Leaving 40 minutes)
- Double this new amount (Giving 80 minutes)
- Add your original 1/3 back on. (100 minutes)
You may need to play around with the temperatures to make sure that you're not burning the outside.