How to Create Recipes
Summary: Recipes will be created first as empty recipes. You can create an initial list of recipes that you would like to put together first (Create), or you can finish the recipes right away by placing measured ingredients on them right after creating them (Create & Edit).
To create a new recipe, click on 'Recipes' in the navbar on the left. Once the page loads, open the section 'New Recipe'.
Name: The name of the recipe can include specific features like gluten free, vegan or something else. Be specific and it will be easy to find the right recipe later on. Please note that the list of recipes will be sorted alphabetically. You can use categories and filters to manipulate the list of recipes later on as well.
Category: Separate your recipes into categories to stay organized. Categories will be sorted alphabetically as well.
Create: When pressing 'Create' an empty recipe will be created and you will return to the 'Create New Recipe' section to create another one. Use this method to create a list of recipes that you want to finish later. These can be filtered by selecting the 'Not Started' or 'Not Finished' filter for the recipe list.
Create & Edit: When pressing 'Create & Edit' an empty recipe will be created and you will be forwarded to the newly created recipe. You will then be able to add ingredients and edit the recipe further.
Edit the Recipe
Adding ingredients to recipe: When you are editing a recipe, press the 'Add Ingredient' button and a selection panel will appear on the right.Add Ingredient
The ingredient panel will have an option called 'Add Multiple' on the top. When that option is activated, the panel will not auto-close when an ingredient has been added to the recipe. This will allow you to add multiple ingredients at once. To close the panel either swipe right or click outside of it.
To add an ingredient to the recipe simply click on the ingredient and it will be added. You can use the 'Filter ingredient' feature to search for the ingredient names or categories you have already created.
The added ingredients will be listed in table below the button. You can then change the quantity that is being used on the recipe. Either fractions (ie. 1/2) or decimals (ie. 0.5) can be used to express the quantity of an ingredient used on the recipe.
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Annotate the ingredient (i.e. add 'grated' to 'Carrots') by pressing the icon after the ingredient name.
The button after the measurement unit selection can help you convert the entered amount to a different measurement unit.
You can sort the table by ingredient name or cost by pressing the buttons beside "Ingredient" or "Cost" headers. You can also drag and drop the ingredients in a order that you would prefer. The order of the ingredient list will be saved when the 'Save Recipe' button is pressed.
The Details section in the recipe will have the recipe name and category and these can be edited here if required. This section also contains the resulting quantity of the recipe. This information is needed to be able to use the recipe further, such as using the recipe as an ingredient or for profit margin calculation (PLUS account feature). Here you can toggle the 'use as ingredient' feature as well.
The PLUS account has the additional feature to upload an image for the recipe. These images can then be included in the generated PDF's of the recipes.
The Note/Description section of the recipe contains notes or descriptions you would like to save or have printed with a recipe. The standard account shows a simple text box without formatting. The PLUS account enables a more sophisticated word processor, where images and hyperlinks can also be embedded.
The Cost section of the recipe will show how many ingredients could be calculated, the cost of the recipe (total of all calculable ingredient's cost) and, if you defined a resulting quantity of the recipe (using a COUNT measurement type), it will show the cost for each resulting item.
PLUS Account Features:
The Profit Margin section can be setup to calculate cost and profit margin. Specify the "Sold At:" price and "Per:" and the system will use the cost of the recipe to calculate the margins. The "Per" units will be the same type as the ones in the Details section for the resulting quantity.
The "Min. Suggested" is calculated with the Warning Percentage (Orange) of the alert system for the profit margin. This percentage can be adjusted under Settings > Application Settings > Profit Margin. The minimum suggested amount is calculated as the minimum amount before the Warning for the profit margin will be displayed. The default Warning Percentage is 60% profit margin. The default Alert Percentage (Red) is 40% and should be considered as the amount that you can't go below to make a profit on your recipes.
The Allergen section of the recipe shows all the tagged allergens from the ingredients on a recipe. Tagging an ingredient will show the allergen on all recipes and sub-recipes it is used on.
All ingredients could be added to the nutrition summary.
The Nutrition section of the recipe shows the calculated summary of the nutrition values of an ingredient. Please note that this is a simple summary. Currently the system cannot subtract or adjust values for cooking/baking, gravies or other altering of final values.