How are cooking recipes written in Esperanto?

Cooking recipes are a very special genre with respect to verb form, in German (my mother tongue) the infinitive is used as a substitute for the imperative (very old style). An intermediate style was characterised by the impersonal pronoun man "oni" with subjunctive (German Man nehme ... "Oni prenus ...").

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    Just a nerdy note one the German subjunctive here: It has the value of a volitive in such a context, so man nehme = oni prenu. Commented Oct 16, 2018 at 21:35

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Nenio pli bongusta ol vera retejo. Tie mi vidis kaj -i infinitivo kaj -u volitivo. La -u formo pli taŭgas.

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