Explaining how to make something (food) in American Sign Language

Like describing an object in ASL, giving an instruction on how to prepare or cook something involves a fairly heavy amount of classifiers.

Remember these pointers below when translating a recipe:

State a noun first before using its classifier.

Merge the ingredients and steps together. E.g. Mix 2 cups of flour and 1 tsp of baking together together. Add one tsp of vanilla extract to the bowl, etc.

How to make a BLT sandwich

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