I know the first list in that recipe should've been an unordered one. :-)
Let's take our edit hats off while we look at the recipe, shall we?
How is it different from standard recipes? Here's how:
- It assumes you are doing only this task and nothing else. There's no "Do X and keep aside" instructions (despite possibilities); there's only a linear task flow.
Lesson for techcomm: Do not introduce branches into a procedure.
- It does not just list the ingredients but group them according to when they're going to be used in the process and what they're going to be used together with.
Lesson for techcomm: Grouping of logically related items aids in (i) comprehension (ii) task completion.
- It does not have pictures :)
Lesson for techcomm: Use pictures only if they are essential to performing the task.