If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
If Tom wants to learn to cook his favourite supper, he needs to make a schedule so that everything is ready at the same time.
My recipe is for 12 cakes - how do I change it if I want to make a different number of cakes?
Tom is a keen cook, but doesn't find it easy to coordinate things when he's following a recipe. Recently he made a delicious supper of meatballs with tomato and bell pepper sauce, served on rice. Well, each element of the dish was delicious, but he really wanted them all ready at
the same time. Of course, it didn't help that the recipe didn't mention that the dish should be served with rice until the end ...
Use a flowchart or similar to prepare a schedule for Tom. To cook the rice, allow 5 minutes for it to come to the boil, then 20 minutes simmering time. You will also need to allow sensible lengths of time for preparation of ingredients.