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I have a recipe that calls for 9.5 oz of chocolate,5oz sugar,5oz of butter,5 egg yolks,5 eggs and 2 tbsp of flour.

I thought that using 8oz of chocolate,4oz of sugar,4oz of butter and 2 eggs with the appropriate amount of flour would work.

NOPE!!

its a half baked chocolate cake and its not coming together as I envisioned.Ive tried the recipe out right and it works but thought i could scale it down within reason and didnt work.

I didnt add more yolks just the eggs.

Do egg yolks play that vital of a role in this??Or whats going on here??

THANK YOU.

post #2 of 4

So, your recipe calls for:

  • 9.5 oz of chocolate
  • 5oz sugar
  • 5oz of butter
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of flour.

 

Correct?

 

You want to use 8 ounces of chocolate, which is 84.2% of the original amount of chocolate ((8/9.5)x100), so your new recipe would be:

  • 8 ounces of chocolate
  • 4.2 ounces of sugar
  • 4.2 ounces of butter
  • 4.2, say 4 egg yolks
  • 4.2, say 4 eggs
  • 1.7 Tablespoons (about 1/2 ounce) of flour

 

Your sugar and butter are pretty close but your eggs and yolks are WAY off!

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post #3 of 4

Math - it's your friend!

 

Learn it!

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"Plus, this method makes you look like a complete lunatic. If you care about that sort of thing".  - Dave Arnold

 

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post #4 of 4

Yes, Math RULES! LOL
 

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