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Rescued By My Oven
March 5, 2023 at 4:30:00 AM
Recipe Writers Usually Don't Reference Your Oven "Baking Mode" So Here Are My Tips
As the benefits of these technologies became apparent, they were adapted for use in the home kitchen enabling home cooks to achieve better results with their cooking
.Learning to cook in a Convection or Steam oven is relatively easy, but when you find yourself cooking with new appliances there is definitely a familiarization process. To achieve success with your cooking it’s important to understand the tools you are cooking with so that if the recipe results were not quite perfect you can work out what might have gone wrong.
When it comes to baking, it’s essential to understand the different modes in your oven. After all, your oven may have multiple modes for you to choose from such as Convection, Convection Bake, and Bake. If the recipe says to heat the oven to 350F which to choose?
Convection is great for baking cookies since you can bake multiple racks at one time. Convection Bake is a good mode for baking 2 racks of cakes or muffins at one time, but it is important to review the oven User Guide and follow the recommended rack positions and placement of the foods. The Bake mode works well for all baked items; however, in this mode you are limited to single-rack baking. You can learn more about the different baking modes and tips for success in each mode here.
As a rule of thumb always reduce the recipe temperature by 25F when baking in a Convection mode and when baking in a glass dish reduce the recipe temperature by 30F. If a dark ring forms around the edge of your baked item and the center is not quite set that is a clear indication that the recipe temperature was too high. Paying attention to these small details makes all the difference in achieving great results when baking in Convection.
Larissa, Your Convection Enthusiast