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How Do I Write a Recipe?


According to How to Write a Recipe: The 4 Key Elements of a Great Cookbook Recipe, you need to 

  1. Create a descriptive, impressive title. This will determine if a person continues reading your recipe.
  2. Make sure the ingredients are listed in the order they appear in the recipe steps, and they should each have their own line.
  3. Don't forget to tell people how much of each ingredient they need to use - include U.S. standard units of measurement (cups, ounces, teaspoons, etc.).
  4. Your recipe steps need to be concise. Avoid being too wordy and descriptive. The less steps the better, so it is okay to combine simple steps into one step. 

You or a friend/family member should prepare your dish using your written recipe. 

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