Any Home Bakers Here?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by N F C, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    The temperature in your oven may be off. Get an oven thermometer so that you can adjust for the temperature difference.

    Like one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=oven+thermometer
     
  2. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mother can place her hand on a hot surface (not burning obviously) and tell you what temp it is with only about a 5 degree margin of error. It's a bit humbling as I'm fighting to keep a saucepan simmering without boiling.
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Gas ovens should regulate--there is likely something wrong with the oven.

    I replaced my oven several years ago with a gas\convection oven. It works very well and keeps a good temperature.

    Older ovens can also have problems with insulation settling unevenly causing hot spots. Do things cook too much at certain spots? I have had to turn the cookie sheet around in an oven in a house from years ago.

    It is always something isn't it!

    I hope you can figure out a way to get the temperature to stay constant for you.
     
  5. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does to a degree, according to the guy who looked at it the built in gauge was put in an inopportune spot in the lower part of the oven, his solution was to only cook in the lower part of the oven.
     
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  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    @Zeil , I have never used a gas oven, but since the outside is burning with inside not done, have you tried a tube pan and cover with tinfoil when the top starts to brown?

    @NorthFLChick I love Pumpkin bread too :)
     
  7. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I think I posted my favorite pumpkin bread recipe here a while back. It makes 2 big loaves, easy to make and can be frozen if it lasts that long.

    There it is, post #298. Wow, we've come a way since then. I've really enjoyed this thread, thanks everyone for participating! [​IMG]
     
  8. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an encounter with some really odious pumpkin bread many years ago, I still can't bring myself to attempt cooking the stuff.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's too bad.
     
  10. cheepteach

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    I would love to be making some pumpkin bread, but the zucchini motherload season is here, so it's zucchini bread today. Any really new ideas for this vegetable?
     

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