Swapping ingredients doesn’t make it your recipe
The argument pre-dates the net, there’s no point covering it here, it’s also an argument that goes around in a circular motion like a dog chasing its own tail, it’s fruitless. It’s not the first time nor will it be the last time that my recipes have been used without permission and I don’t have time to chase.
For those who swap ingredients and then call it your recipe; it’s not. Over the last 3 years of blogging I’ve read your arguments here and there, standing tall in your righteousness, blah…blah…ingredients are not copyright…blah bleeping blah…but it still doesn’t make it your recipe. Instead in my view it makes you fall into the category of, I’m-too-lazy-to-develop-my-own-recipes or the other I-don’t-know-how-to-develop-my-own-recipes.
Until you spend hours, accumulating into days and weeks of trying and failing, and failing many times over developing your own recipes and along with that time spend hundreds (and hundreds) of your hard earned cash throwing those failures in the rubbish bin you won’t get it.
Chameleon, your recipe for Strawberries and “Cream” Yoghurt Cake hasn’t become your own creation because you swapped some flour and sugar, you could’ve at least found a different way of writing the list of ingredient than using my individual style.
Chameleon your recipe:
- 250g (1 cup) plain yoghurt
- 120g butter melted (add 1/4 tsp of salt if using unsalted butter)
- 3 large eggs, lightly whisked
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 120g plain flour + 155g oat flour (total 275g)
- 100g sugar + 100g stevia (total 200g)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate soda
- 3-4 tbs of milk
Looks very much like my recipe:
- 250 grms / 1 cup of thick plain yogurt
- 120 grms / 1 stick of butter melted (if using unsalted add 1/4 teaspoon of salt)
- 3 large eggs, lightly mixed together until blended
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (not essence)
Mix all together in a bowl.
- 275 grms / 2 cups of plain flour (all purpose)
- 200 grms / 1 cup of granulate or caster sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), slightly rounded spoon
Mix all together in a separate bowl.
1-2 tablespoon of milk