Cooking and Baking

What recipes do you have memorized?

Whipping up a batch of pancake batter this morning, I realized that I will probably always need to pull out my cookbook, turn to page 369, and read the recipe. I can't imagine not needing those words in front of me, prodding me along in my pre-caffeine haze.

The chocolate chip cookies I baked yesterday afternoon, however, were completely by memory. I've made them so many times over the years that the proportions are permanently etched somewhere in my brain. It's one of the few recipes I have memorized.

So that made me think - what recipes do other serious eaters have memorized? This may be directed more toward the baker than the cook; after all, I can always fix a nice pasta dish or piece of meat without resorting to the cookbook collection. But maybe others disagree! Curious...


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