Oven Times!

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by coraleva, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. coraleva

    coraleva

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    I Just Like Food
    Okay, so I'm 19 and just learning to cook, make cup cakes, brownies, bread etc. And i don't know if the oven we have is rubbish in general, or I'm not doing it right.

    I've followed the brownie recipe but the centre still hasn't set after almost 50 minutes in the oven, on the required gas mark, i think it will dip in the middle :/ any advice?
     
  2. petalsandcoco

    petalsandcoco

    Messages:
    3,207
    Likes Received:
    156
    Exp:
    Private Chef
    Welcome to Cheftalk Coraleva,

    Would it be possible to know the recipe you are working with and the directions it came with  ?

    Petals
     
  3. fermi fang

    fermi fang

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Culinary Student
    one advice is maybe ur recipe is "unbalanced"/ measurement error
    another is maybe ur baking dish is too deep?
     
  4. siduri

    siduri

    Messages:
    3,599
    Likes Received:
    46
    Exp:
    At home cook
    You could get yourself an oven thermometer.  They;re not too expensive.  Then you can see if the oven is at the right temperature.  Also you need to turn it on a half hour before starting so it will heat up evenly. 
     
  5. flipflopgirl

    flipflopgirl

    Messages:
    4,473
    Likes Received:
    417
    Exp:
    Retired Hospitality
    What they said.

    Just FYI...

    You may already know this but may be helpful for someone else.

    Chocolate is a sometimes difficult ingredient to work with as it scorches easily.

    In the future, stick to suggested bake time.

    Brownies are supposed to be kinda fudgy and will tighten when cool.

    If not, just scoop out the center and place in a bowl, grap a spoon and enjoy the treat!

    mimi
     
  6. vera cresta

    vera cresta

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Professional Pastry Chef
    Hi, if you are suspecting that the oven is the problem why you get unsatisfactory results, I suggest you'd buy oven thermometer to check if you are baking at the right temperature. I hope this helps. :)