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# FRUSTRATING RECIPE CONVERSION.

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.

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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Specialties: MasterCook/RecipeFox; Culinary logistics; Personal Chef; Small restaurant owner; Caterer
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