Oven Test #1

And sometimes our best friends get upset when they aren't feeling right. Here are some oven tips when working with your #bakestarters kits:
Each and every oven is different – that means that we might bake something at a certain temperature, for a certain time, but that might not work out for you. So Tip #1:
“Use the temperature and timing on the recipe card as a guideline, but look out for the specified visual cues (for e.g. Bake till top is golden brown).”
That said, it's still important to get the temperature right, because if it's way too hot, your gets burnt on the outside before it even gets cooked. The temperature setting on most home-ovens are inaccurate (actual temperature in the oven differ from the set temperature), mainly because of a variety of factors. Here are two ways to understand your oven so you bake better: #The Hard Way Bake one of our #bakestarters kits at the required temperature, and see how long it takes for the specified visual cues to appear (top is golden brown / wobbly centre etc.). If your bake looks done before the stipulated timing, your oven might be hotter than you think, so adjust accordingly for future bakes. #The Best Way Get an oven thermometer. To find out how much difference the actual temperature in your oven is compared to the oven's temperature scale: Place the thermometer on the centre rack in the oven, and set your oven to 180°C. Once the oven has fully preheated and the temperature on the thermometer stays constant (about 15-25 minutes), calculate the difference between the actual temperature of the oven and the temperature scale of the oven. Adjust accordingly. Example: 180°C (set temperature) – 170°C (actual thermometer temperature) = 10°C [In future bakes, your oven should be set 10°C higher than the specified temperature in the recipe card.] Tip #2: Know how you should set your temperature for future baking sessions. Now that you know the temperature settings for your own oven, it's time to look at the oven settings. There are two main settings when baking – Convection & Electric (non-convection). Not all ovens have the option to bake with a convection setting, but when it's turned on, it uses a fan and exhaust system to spread the heat around. This makes things cook faster, and so affects the temperature you should set your oven at.