Cookbook:Policy/Recipe template

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This is a template page. Please do not add recipes here .

This is a recommended template for recipes that are submitted to the cookbook. Please note that this is only a guideline. Feel free to add more sections, or omit some (although the recipe needs to be useful).

The five-dot system is used to represent the relative difficulty of a recipe. Please keep these descriptions in mind when assigning a difficulty score.

  • You can boil water, right? - You can boil water, right?
  • Fairly easy - Fairly easy
  • Medium difficulty - Medium difficulty
  • Fairly hard - Fairly hard
  • Are you the Iron Chef? - Are you the Iron Chef?

These image pages are useful in that clicking on them brings you to a list of recipes of particular difficulty. Note, we borrowed these images from the German Cookbook (Kochbuch), which has since been moved to the domain, but there still may be a few German language recipes floating around.

Here is a list of sample recipes using the template.

Template for recipe submissions

*/ Include Template:Recipe summary here where images, cooking times, etc. can be added. /*

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine | Type of course

*/ A short description of the recipe should go here;
anywhere from one sentence to a paragraph or two is
acceptable.  Describe who uses the dish, and how, as
well as anything normally prepared with it.  Stories
of the recipe's creation or other anecdotes are perfectly
acceptable. /*


*/ Ingredients may be listed as a list, like below: /*
  • 1 cup (240 mL) item one
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) item 2
  • etc.
  • (but not on this template page -- make a new page with a new name)
*/ Alternatively, ingredients may be formatted as a table: /*
Ingredient Count Volume Weight Baker's % (optional)
Component 1
Ingredient 1 2 ea. 100 g (3.5 oz)
Ingredient 2 1 bunch 2 cups 200 g (7 oz)
Ingredient 3 2 tbsp (30 ml)
Total (optional)
Component 2 (optional)
Ingredient 4
Ingredient 5
Ingredient 6
Total (optional)
*/ The ingredients should be listed in the order they
are called for in the procedure below. The ingredients 
should be linked to using the "pipe trick", ie
[[Cookbook:carrot|]], which produces carrot.
If optional ingredients and substitutions would make 
this list less readable, place them in the notes, tips, 
or variations section instead (if they are specific to
some different cooking procedure) or place them in a 
second list after the first one. Otherwise, simply 
mark them "(optional)". Consider using separate lists 
for filling and shell, meat and sauce, and so on. /*
*/ Quantities should be listed with whichever units (imperial
or metric) the recipe was created in, with the other
equivalent values listed immediately after, in "()". This
lets users know which units are "original" and which are
estimated conversions. Avoid nested parentheses for legibility, 
instead separating units by a forward slash or the word 'or'. 
Always provide volume measurements.
In some countries, kitchens are simply not equipped to measure
by mass or weight (yes, they lack a balance or scale).
Do not specify the size of normal chicken eggs; "Large" in
the USA is similar to "size M" (not size L) in the EU, and
other places will surely have their own ideas as well. /*


*/ Details of needed equipment can be added here. /*


  1. Step one
  2. Step two
  3. etc.
  4. (but not on this template page -- make a new page with a new name)
*/ Photos of the procedures as they are completed should
be in |thumb| format, so a caption identifying what step
is being performed can be included in the pic. /*

Notes, tips, and variations

  • Note 1
  • Tip 1
  • Variation 1
  • etc.
*/ This area can be used for any additional information
that doesn't fit in other areas of the  recipe module. /*


  • Warning 1
  • Warning 2
  • etc.

External links

  • Wikipedia link
What to type What it makes Where it goes
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  • Other relevant links
What to type What it makes Where it goes

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More cookbook-related templates can be found in the Cookbook policy module.

*/ Categories and interlanguage links can be placed
here. To see the category scheme for recipes, go to:
Category:Recipes. /*

This is a template page. Please do not add recipes here.