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Using the MyKitchenCalculator.com Recipe Converter tool

Scale by Ingredient Quantity

How many times do you try to make one of your recipes only to find that you don't have enough of a certain ingredient? Your only choices at that point are to stop and go shopping for the rest of the ingredients or scale the recipe down.

The MyKitchenCalculator.com recipe converter tool can help you easily scale your recipe based on a single ingredient quantity. This means that if you don't have enough of one ingredient, you can use it as a basis to scale down the remainder of the ingredients. For example, if a recipe calls for 5 eggs, and you only have 4 eggs, you can easily scale the recipe down so that only 4 eggs are used.

As an example, let's take a lemonade recipe that uses the following ingredients:

4 large lemons
1 cup simple syrup
6 cups water
1 tbs sugar

Notice that the recipe requires 4 large lemons. If you only have 3 large lemons, you can still make the recipe, but you would need to scale the rest of the ingredients down. To do this, select the convert by portion option, enter 4 (the original number of lemons in the recipe) as the original size and 3 (the amount of lemons you have) as the desired size. After you convert the recipe, you'll find that your recipe is scaled down according to the single ingredient.

Likewise, if you would like scale a recipe up to maximize a single ingredient, you can use the convert by portion option similar to the method above. Just make sure you have plenty of the other ingredients.

For example, imagine that you had 5 lemons and you wanted to use them all to make more lemonade. To scale the recipe up, select the convert by portion option, enter 4 (the original number of lemons in the recipe) as the original size and 5 (the amount of lemons you have) as the desired size. After you convert the recipe, you'll find that your recipe is scaled up according to the single ingredient.

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