# 20 Recipe Ratios

Sometimes you will have a recipe that is simply a ratio, or a set of ratios. For example, to make glaze you might use 1 milk, 8 parts powdered sugar. So how do you figure out how much of each to use if you want to make 6 cups of glaze?

First you set up an equation, like this:

1 part milk + 8 parts powdered sugar = 6 cups glaze

1 part + 8 parts = 9 parts

9 parts = 6 cups

Take those 6 cups and divide them into 9 parts: 6    9 =

So that means that 1 part =   cup

If 1 part =    cup, then 8 parts =  cup, or  cups

You would use   cup milk and    cups powdered sugar to make 6 cups of glaze.

Lemonade can be made using 1 part sugar, 2 parts lemon juice, and 6 parts water. How much of each ingredient would you use to make 36 cups of lemonade?

1 part sugar + 2 parts lemon juice + 6 parts water = 36 cups lemonade

1 part + 2 parts + 6 parts = 36 cups

9 parts = 36 cups

36   9 = 4

1 part = 4 cups

1 part sugar = 4 cups sugar

2 parts lemon juice = 2 4 cups lemon juice = 8 cups lemon juice

6 parts water = 6 4 cups water = 24 cups water

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## Purpose

To practice determining the correct amounts in recipe ratios.

## Outcomes

By completing this assignment, you will be able to…

1. Understand how a recipe ratio is set up.
2. Determine the correct amounts of each ingredient in a recipe given as a ratio between its parts.

## Instructions

To complete this assignment…

1. Look at the recipes you are given.
2. Calculate the amount for each ingredient in the recipe based on the recipe ratios.

## Tips for Success

To help in the completion of this assignment, make sure to:

• Start with the total amount and figure out the parts from there.
• Use fractions for common volume measures (cups, teaspoons, etc.) and decimals for weights (grams, ounces, pounds.)

Recipe Ratios Assignment

1) To make cinnamon sugar, use 1 part cinnamon to 4 parts sugar. If you want to make cups of cinnamon sugar, how much of each ingredient would you use?

2) To make apple pie spice, use 9 parts cinnamon, 2 parts nutmeg, and 2 parts allspice. If you want to make teaspoons of apple pie spice, how much of each ingredient would you use?

3) To make a basic custard, use 2 parts cream and 1 part egg. If you want to make 9 cups of custard, how much of each ingredient would you use?

4) To make fruit punch, use 3 parts orange juice, 3 parts pineapple juice, 4 parts ginger ale, and 8 parts cranberry juice. If you want to make 27 cups of punch, how much of each ingredient would you use?

5) To make basic cookie dough, use 1 part sugar, 2 parts butter, and 3 parts flour. If you want to make 15 pounds of cookie dough, how much of each ingredient would you use?

6) To make pumpkin pie spice, use 6 parts cinnamon, 2 parts ginger, 2 parts allspice, 1 part cloves, and 1 part nutmeg. If you want to make 9 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, how much of each ingredient would you use?

7) To make biscuits, use 3 parts flour, 2 parts milk, and 1 part butter. If you want to make 9 pounds of biscuit dough, how much of each ingredient would you use?