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Thursday, July 8, 2010

my oven bakes unevenly

Always has.
I'd lived here less than a week when I figured out the oven bakes hotter than the degree stated on the dial, and hotter at the front than at the back.
I got used to it pretty quickly, dialing for 140 degrees instead of 180, for instance, most things turn out just fine.
Especially if I remember to rotate the pan throughout baking.
But things like custards?
Well, see for yourself:-

Egg custards before baking......



Egg custards after baking....



Centre one perfect, front left, close to perfect.
The others? Meh.
They were still yummy though.

3 comments:

  1. Aw gawd, I'm laughing at how different they all are and the middle one is perfection!

    But you're right: I'd still happily eat any of the other ones as well!

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  2. Ah just knock the skin off. Weird how every oven's different isn't it. Mine's not too bad but then I'm not much of a baker. I find the fan forced distributes heat better. I was only thinking this morning about making mini custard tarts, how weird's that?

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  3. Baino, I look forward to seeing pictures of your mini tarts. Or is it just the thinking that's happened?
    Kath, I make these when I've had eggs in the fridge but haven't felt like eating them, boiled, scrambled, fried, nothing appeals, so custards it is. Of course, I don't eat them all in one day.

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