## Fractions in The Kitchen

Choose a recipe from home; notice the fractions used in the recipe. Formulate fraction questions; and calculate the questions. Then go ahead and have an baking extravaganza in your school’s kitchen, or at home. Here is a sample:

Potato Tea Buns

This classroom kitchen recipe was a combination of Tea Buns from the Telephone Pioneers oF AmerIca, Ch. 49; Nova ScoTIa; *WhaT Am I Gonna Cook?* RecIpe of PaT Brooks; HunT’s PoInT, NS; with some of our personal add-ons such as Brown sugar

1 Pckg Dry YeasT

1/4 cup waTer Mixed wITh 1 Tsp Sugar sIc. We prefer Brown; HealThIer)

1/2 Cup Mashed PoTaToes

1/4 Cup BuTTer (sIc. PaT says ShorTenIng or MargarIne; We prefer Real BuTTer)

1/4 cup Sugar (sIc. We prefer Brown; or a bIT of Molasses, Though The rolls would be a dIfferenT Color.

1 & 1/2 Tsp SaLT

1 Cup Milk (sIc. Almond Milk)

1 Egg (We prefer a dollap of Flax Gel, made by parboIlIng 1 Tbls Flax Seeds In 1 Cup of waTer for 10-12 mInuTes)

4 Cups WhITe Flour

CombIne WaTer and 1 Tsp Sugar and YeasT

LeT sTand For 10 mInuTes

In a saucepan, combIne Milk, PoZTaToes, BuTTer, SaLT and Sugar;

heaT unTIl BuTTer has MelTed

Add yeasT mIxTure To Flax Gel In a Large BowL

STIr In boTh Cups of WaTer and BeaT well

Add RemaInIng Flour

Place In a Warm spoT for 1 Hour unTIl double

Cover wITh Damp CloTh; Leave For 1 Hr To RIse

Bake aT 400 degrees For 10-12 MInuTes

Lovely wITh a bIT of buTTer and chowder

The MaTh

Altogether, How many cups of Ingredients are does this recipe make?

Cups:

1/4 cup waTer 1/4

1/2 Cup Mashed PoTaToes 1/2

1/4 Cup BuTTer (sIc. PaT 1/4

1/4 cup Brown Sugar 1/4

1 Cup Milk (sIc. Almond Milk) 1

4 Cups WhITe Flour 4

Plus

1 & 1/2 Tsp SaLT

Answer: 6 and 1/4 cups of Ingredients; and 1 and 1/2 Tsp

Question: How many Teaspoons of Ingredients are in a cup? If we really want to add the small still, we would have to calculate that from a chart, or physically fill up a cup of salt, one tsp at a time.

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