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  • How do you adjust food for altitude?

  • Once you hit 3,000 feet of altitude or above, you鈥檒l need to make some adjustments to compensate for the change in air pressure. From increasing your liquids to cooking your food longer, here are some basic tips for how to adjust recipes when cooking or baking for altitude.

  • How do you reduce liquid in high altitude baking?

  • Decrease liquid by 2 to 4 tbsp. for every cup of liquid in a high altitude recipe. You can decrease the liquid by eliminating up to one egg. Cook leavened baked goods at 15 to 25 degrees lower than the temperature called for in high-altitude baking recipes, and increase cooking time by 5 to 8 minutes for every half hour.

  • How do you bake at high altitudes?

  • Set into a bowl and allow it to rise again but for half the time of the first cycle. Add 1 degree of baking temperature for every 500 feet (152 m) above sea level. At altitude, heat molecules don’t have enough energy inside them which results in a lower boiling point but also makes food take longer to cook.

  • How do you adjust the evaporation rate at high altitudes?

  • Adding liquid helps maintain structure since quick evaporation occurs at high altitudes. Start with the adjustments below, making one change at a time. Adjustment 3,000 feet 5,000 feet 7,000 feet Baking powder- For each teaspoon, decrease by 1/8 teaspoon 1/8-1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon