A suggestion is to cook for the time the recipe suggests, then examine it, and if it doesn’t look done, prepare dinner it for an additional 5 minutes or so till absolutely cooked. Chefs don’t advocate scaling a recipe in your head. It may seem like a simple task to double a recipe by multiplying all of the ingredients by 2. Most cooks counsel batch cooking the original recipe or fastidiously adjusting seasonings, rising brokers and alcohol to maintain a flavor stability.