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NUTR 2302

International Recipe Project


Unit 2.2 Recipe Evaluation
Recipe Costing Worksheet
Recipe Costing Worksheet
Recipe Information
Name of Recipe
Name of
(1)
Ingredients
(2)
Lamingtons

Chocolate Icing

Eggs,
separated
Water

Grocery Store Information


Unit of
Cost of Unit
Cost of the amount
Ingredients
of
of ingredients
(4)
Ingredient
needed for the
(5)
recipe
(6)
1 dozen (24 oz)
2.67
0.45

2 2/3 T

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----

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Sugar

4# (1.81 kg)

1.89

0.05

Vanilla extract

2 fl oz (59 mL)

4.39

0.09

Lemon extract

2 fl oz (59 mL)

3.49

0.07

Cake flour,
sifted
Cream of
tartar
Salt

907 gms (32 oz)

3.39

0.19

80 gms (2.85 oz)

2.99

0.03

t*

737 gms (26 oz)

0.89

0.01

Confectioners
sugar
Cocoa

1 lb

32 oz (907 gms)

2.89

1.45

4T

226 gms (8 oz)

3.49

0.46

Butter, melted

1T

425 gms (15 oz)

2.49

0.08

Milk

1C

2.19

0.27

Flaked
coconut

8 oz

0.5 gallon
(1.89 L)
14 oz (396 gms)

2.39

1.37

Amount of
Ingredients
(from recipe)
(3)

Total Cost of Recipe

$4.52

Assumptions: 1 T of cocoa powder is 7.4 gms; 1 t of vanilla extract or lemon extract is 0.166
fl oz; 1 t of salt is 5.5 gms; 1 C of sugar is 196 gms; 1 cup of sifted cake flour is 99 gms; 1 t
of cream of tartar is 3.1 gms; 1 C of butter is 227 gms.
*The amount of salt needed was retrieved from
http://www.marthastewart.com/334313/lamingtons

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International Recipe Project
Unit 2.2 Recipe Evaluation
Recipe Nutrient Analysis Comparison Table
Below I have included a table of two similar recipes for Lamingtons. One was from the Foods
around the World: A Cultural Perspective textbook and the other recipe was found through a
Google search on Lamingtons.
Table 1. Comparison of 2 Recipes for Lamingtons
Ingredient List
Eggs, separated
Water
Sugar
Vanilla extract
Lemon extract
Cake flour, sifted
Cream of Tartar
Salt
Confectioners sugar
Cocoa
Butter, melted
Milk
Flaked coconut
All-purpose flour
Baking powder
Butter, unsalted
Icing sugar

McWilliams (2010)
2
2 2/3 C
C
t
t
C
t
t
1 lb
4T
1T
1C
8 oz
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Table 2. Recipe Nutrient Analysis Comparison Table


Nutrients
Standards Textbook
(1)
(2)
Recipe for Lamingtons
(3)
Full Recipe
1 serving
Calories
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium
Total
Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
Sugars
Protein
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

Michels (2014)
4
--1C
1t
----------C
110 g
1C
6C
1 1/3 C
1t
75 g
3C

Recipe provided by Student


for Lamingtons
(4)
Full Recipe
1 serving

2000
65gm*
20gm*
300mg*
2400mg*
300g*

3,869.0
126.3gm
13.5gm
473.0mg
1,506.5mg
680.6g

644.8
21.0gm
2.3gm
78.8mg
251.1mg
113.4g

8,209.3
416.2gm
105.4gm
1,276.4mg
3,255.4mg
1,123.9g

273.6
13.9gm
3.5gm
42.5mg
108.5mg
37.5g

25g*
--5000 IU**
60 mg**
1000mg**
18mg**

29.2g
469.2g
50.5g
28.7%
0.0%
36.2%
45.1%

4.9g
78.2g
8.4g
4.8%
0.0%
6.0%
7.5%

67.6g
646.8g
106.0g
134.5%
0.0%
87.2%
86.4%

2.3g
21.6g
3.5g
4.5%
0.0%
2.9%
2.9%

Once I completed a nutrient analysis of both recipes, I noticed some major differences. The
recipe I pulled from the textbook had less nutrients overall compared to the recipe I retrieved
online. However, the one online also had a larger serving size than the one from the book. The
recipe online also did not contain water, lemon extract, cake flour, cream of tartar, salt, or
confectioners sugar, but instead it used all-purpose flour, baking powder, unsalted butter, and

NUTR 2302
International Recipe Project
Unit 2.2 Recipe Evaluation
icing sugar. The methods of procedure are similar; however, the book recipe does not use a
saucepan to melt and mix together butter and other ingredients. Although some ingredients are
added at different times; despite serving sizes, the recipes are overall quite similar.

Name of Recipe: Lamingtons (McWilliams, 2010)


Yield: 6 pieces
Portion: 1 piece
Oven: 325 F
Bake: 35 min
Ingredient
Amount
Egg yolks
2
Water, tap
2 2/3 T
Sugar
Vanilla extract
Lemon extract
Salt
Cake flour, sifted

C
t
t
t
C

Egg whites
Cream of tartar

2
t

Confectioners sugar
1#
Cocoa powder
4T
Butter, melted
1T
Milk
1C
Flaked coconut
8 oz
Approximate nutritive value per portion
Amount/portion %DV Amount/portion %DV
Total Fat 21 g 32% Cholest. 79 mg 26%
Sat. Fat 2 g
10% Sodium 251 mg 10%
Protein 8 g

Procedure
Beat egg yolks until thick
Add water and continue beating until
yolks pile.
Gradually add sugar and the two
extracts; continue beating until yolk
mixture piles slightly.
Sift the salt with the flour and
gradually add this mixture over the
yolk mixture; fold in gently.
Beat egg whites to foamy stage.
Add cream of tartar while beating.
Fold this mixture with the yolk
mixture until completely blended.
Bake for 35 minutes and cool in an
inverted position; let stand overnight.
Cut cake into 2 squares.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing
bowl and stir until smooth.
Dip each square in this icing mixture.
Roll each square in the coconut.
Calories 645
%DV

Amount/portion %DV
Total Carb. 113g 37%

Dietary Fiber 5g 20%


Sugars 78 g

Vitamin A
Vitamin C

13%
0%

%DV

Calcium
Iron

12%
4%

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International Recipe Project
Unit 2.2 Recipe Evaluation

Name of Recipe: Lamingtons (Michels, 2014)


Yield: 32 squares
Portion: 1 square
Oven: 350 F
Bake: 25 min
Ingredient
Amount
Eggs
4
Sugar
1C
Vanilla extract
1t
All-purpose flour
1 1/3 C
Baking powder
1t
Butter, melted
110 g

Butter, unsalted
Milk
Cocoa powder, sifted

75 g
1C
C

Icing sugar

3C

Flaked coconut
6C
Approximate nutritive value per portion
Amount/portion %DV Amount/portion %DV
Total Fat 14 g 21%
Cholest. 43 mg 14%
Sat. Fat 4 g 20%
Sodium 109 mg 4%
Protein 4 g

Procedure
Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a
large bowl until pale and thick.
Sift the flour and baking powder over
the egg and sugar mixture.
Add melted butter about 1/3 at a
time, gently mixing with a rubber
spatula until completely combined.
Pour mixture into greased pan; bake
for 25 minutes.
Cut cake into bit-sized pieces about 45 cm.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter
and mix in the milk.
Using a whisk to stir, add cocoa
powder until completely dissolved.
Add the icing sugar about a cup at a
time, whisking constantly.
Dip the cake pieces into the chocolate
mixture.
Roll cake pieces in the coconut.
Calories 274
%DV

Amount/portion %DV
Total Carb. 38 g 12%

Dietary Fiber 2 g 8%
Sugars 22 g

Vitamin A
Vitamin C

15%
0%

%DV

Calcium
Iron

References:
McWilliams, M. (2010). Food Around the World: A Cultural Perspective (3rd ed.). Prentice Hall.
Michels, M. (2014, June 23). Australia: Homemade Lamingtons. Retrieved from
http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/australia-homemadelamingtons/#CLz3MVxYf8kqcEKo.97

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