Originally Posted by bsmorgan
Exactly what is needed but its not up to date making worthless IMO
This isn't exactly correct. While the plugin hasn't had an update in quite a while, the implementation uses the Turbine Crafting API which allows it to still work quite well today. There are some minor issues which could be bugs in Turbine's code instead of bugs in Crafting Companion.
That said, the OP wanted a plugin that broke down a layered recipe to its basic components and Crafting Companion doesn't quite do that as far as I can tell. It knows that the recipe is layered and displays the layers, but it doesn't sum up the materials for all layers.
A clever programmer could probably modify Crafting Companion to work this way (which is the way I'd want it to work as well).