POPSUGAR Food Baking Poll: Do You Use Exact Measurements When Cooking? Do You Use Exact Measurements When Cooking? by Food 2/15/10 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Read More MeasurementsBakingCookingPoll Baking Maple-Bacon Doughnuts Are a Salty-Sweet Morning Treat Beyond Cookie Butter: 13 Recipes Made With Speculoos How to Transform Virtually Any Fruit Into a Killer Crumble Macarons: Don't Confuse Them With Macaroons POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Vegetarian Food Tech Love and Sex DIY Home Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions PrincessLtrain 5 years Like many others first time yes, after that I change to taste UNLESS it's garlic. At the very least, I always double it. So far so good! betty-kraker 5 years for some reason i can never fallow one i always mess something up in it but it turns out good most of the time and when i cook my own stuff i never wright it down lydialee_home 5 years Same as Spectra - only follow the recipe when baking. GummiBears 5 years I tend to measure the first go around when making a new recipe but then eyeball the recipe when I want to adjust the taste and texture of the food. Spectra 5 years I don't measure exactly unless I'm baking. Otherwise, I just try to get kind of close. socalbeachgal 5 years Only when trying a new recipe and always for baking. starangel82 5 years Like everyone else, I do when using a new recipe... then I'll change it up.Baking though, is another story. Exact measurements only. starangel82 5 years Like everyone else, I do when using a new recipe... then I'll change it up. Baking though, is another story. Exact measurements only. RoaringSilence 5 years I can usually tell if a recipe hasn't enough garlic or something, and I'll add more. But the first time, I"m usually accurate. mek123 5 years I use recipes as a starting point for what herbs and spices work together but usually just eye-ball the amount. Baking I always get out the measuring spoons and cups. Food 5 years When making a new recipe, I always follow measurements, regardless of what it is. Once I know the recipe, I don't mind measuring less. But I always measure baking ingredients exactly. Baking seems like such a science, and it's not worth the risk of it not turning out right! fuzzles 5 years I loathe measuring. This is why I rarely bake! It's always fun to look at recipes for inspiration, though. Pampire 5 years Yes when using a recipe I've never tried before. I usually alter recipes to my own taste though after I've tried them first. ;) Rancher'sGirl 5 years I almost always follow a recipe "as written" the first time I make it, so I have an idea how the recipe was intended to taste. If or when I make the dish again, I will make adjustments according to personal tastes. :) partysugar 5 years I almost always do. I love recipes!