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A place online for people to create and share mnemonics by
The more cryptic the better. For instance, the recipe for biscuits
Four o'clock ceremony
Old Sal was there
And three old haunts
rose gently on the wind
a 45 played
as Daisy sifted in
Twice her size
Waited by the bower
Where Fatboy Dave's
Mealy grains would
Feed the fourfold flowers
The recipe is based on weight ratios. Sal is salt and the haunts
rise are baking powder. So this describes a 3:1 baking powder to
salt weight ratio. You should sift your flour (Daisy), and the ratio
flour to the rest ingredients already in the bowl is 45:1. The ratio
buttermilk to flour is 2:1 by weight. The ratio of flour, salt and
baking powder to shortening or other fat) is 4:1 The fat is
into flour mixture until it looks like cornmeal. There is a 2:1
between the buttermilk and the flour. The buttermilk is added
This is just an example, different people could come up with
different mnemonics for the same thing:
Three to one salt to rise
Mixture one to forty-five
Double this for buttermilk
And set the buttermilk aside
Shortening, butter and their ilk
are half of half of what is dry
Cut the dry into the fat
Add the wet after that
[jutta, Jul 28 2009]
||Thank you for the link, I'll delete.
||No, wait. Give the rest of us a time to bookmark that great link. Let it lie for a few days.