Situations that Cause Division, part I

Photo Credit: La Grande Farmer’s Market – Some Rights Reserved

Many years to Christopher Danielson for this one. (I will promo the specific blog post that inspired this at the end… the title would give away to many ideas… anyway.) And, also many years to Mr. Danielson for camping along Lake Superior, which if you haven’t done that, is about the best camping in the midwest… anyway, on to the math.

Suppose you have a recipe for blueberry muffins. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries. Suppose further that you actually have 3/4 of a cup of fresh blueberries and you want to use them all. (This, by the way, happened to me this afternoon… I mean it, this exact situation.)

The rest of the ingredient list: 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg, 2 tsp baking power, 1/4 cup oil, 3/4 cup milk, 1/4 tsp salt.

Remember, you want to use all of the blueberries. You can’t overload your muffins, or they won’t stay together. You must modify your recipe somehow.

How do you do it?

At the end of the last part (this is shaping up to be a three-parter), I will reveal how I modified the recipe to make my muffins.

Post your ideas in the comments.

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