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Poll: When Baking, Do You Double Your Batch or Make Two Batches?

Do You Double Your Baking Batch — or Make Two Batches?

With holiday cookie exchanges on the brain, I've been baking in larger amounts. Sometimes, when I have to make twice as much as a recipe calls for, I double the batch — but more often than not, that makes me apprehensive, so I opt for the more conservative approach and make two batches of the same recipe. What do you do?

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xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
I've never had a problem just doubling or even tripling a recipe ... doubling up seems like twice the work! But then I'm used to working with overlarge batches.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
I always do 2 times...I doubled brownies once and they did not come out.
mek123 mek123 7 years
For cookies and sweet breads, I just double the recipe; for cakes I would probably make 2 batches.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I double up for most recipes unless the original recipe has a pretty high yield. If that's the case, I'm always afraid a double batch will overflow the mixer.
notinthemood notinthemood 7 years
I usually make 2 batches for a safety... if it doesn't turn out well with the first batch, you have a chance to adjust the batter and not risk all of the cookies! Plus, I don't use a mixer, so stirring all of that stuff together gets tiring, especially if the bowl is huge! Much easier to stir when there isn't as much!
girlwparasol girlwparasol 7 years
Double, quadruple, half, thirty-second, five-eighths; whatever I need to do to get the proper number, I'll do. But then, I also love math. ;p
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
We always double up
marielleaster marielleaster 7 years
It never really occurred to me to make two batches, unless I am making two different recipes...otherwise I always double up!
orangek8 orangek8 7 years
It depends on the recipe, but I lean towards making two batches. Otherwise I worry too much!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
Double up!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
Holiday baking? Double up, baby! :) Less work for me that way and I only have to wash up once. :)
partysugar partysugar 7 years
I usually make two batches of the same recipe.
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