How to swap baking pan sizes without ruining your recipe – The Denver Post

Rule No. 1 of baking is (almost) always this: Follow the recipe.

As someone who shares recipes and frequently helps troubleshoot them, I’m a firm adherent to this adage. But … some rules are meant to be bent, if not broken.

I’m not suggesting you should start making willy-nilly changes to whatever recipe you like. (And if you do, please don’t email me to complain!) However, there is some built-in flexibility, especially when it comes to pan sizes.