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chocoflan

How much information needs to be in a recipe?  Food writers and cookbook authors are all over the place on this matter – some are very detailed and targeted toward beginning cooks whereas some are quite brief with the assumption of a certain level of knowledge.  In many professional pastry kitchens, “recipes” are kept in a spattered binder and are just a list of ingredients usually in grams and ounces.  No directions whatsoever.  It is assumed and expected that you have the skills and the knowledge to complete the job.  God help you if you don’t.

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