Questions about cooking by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven.

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How to convert grilled Beer Can Burger recipe to oven baked

I've been looking at Beer Can Burger recipes where you make a big burger and push a beer can in it to make a hole and then fill the whole with veggies, cheese etc and wrap bacon around the burger. ...
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Oven temp vs time adjustments

My cake recipe calls for 350 for 55 min. I had to bake it 15-20 min longer for inside to be done. Can I adjust temp to 360 for 55 min without burning ?
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How can I get my bread to be more fluffy and less dense?

I've been making bread for a while now, but I can never get it to rise enough. The bread comes out really dense, so it's not very useful for sandwiches. I give it ten minutes after kneading, bash it ...
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Conversion baking pan sizes

I want to convert a recipe for breakfast strata (eggs,bread,cheese,sausage,milk) from baking in 9 x 13 pan to muffin tin. Oven temp and time please.
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Putting a solid chocolate bar inside cake dough: what's the outcome?

Let's say I'm making a plain vanilla cake in a rectangular shape. If I were to put a solid chocolate bar in the middle of the dough before baking it, what would the outcome be when the cake is removed ...
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Gluten free baked good coming out bitter

I am trying to bake gluten free and i find that my baked goods come out bitter. I am using oat flour and rice flour, can the bitterness be from that, what can i do to correct this? What is a good ...
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where can I buy a larger than usual 13X4x4 pull man pan?

I want to make Italian style pain de mie bread for sandwich which is much larger size than the usual 13X4X4 pull man pan available on the market.... if you know where I can find a larger size baking ...
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How to brownies from a box/mix with a flaky top?

I buy and make box brownies all the time, but the top crust always ends up looking more like the topping of a cake, rather than the flaky top shown in the picture on the box. It's pretty easy to ...
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'home mixed' wholewheat flour

I live in Indonesia now and there is no wholewheat flour in the shops. You can buy a ground husk 'supplement' to blend with white flour. Question is, how much husk to mix with how much flour?
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How to bake bread and desserts without an oven?

Preface: I already read Is it possible to bake a cake without an oven? and Baking pizza without an oven. The package of many prearranged, UNcooked frozen flour products presuppose the use of an ...
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Why are store bought paninis only par baked?

I bought some mini paninis from the super market and the packet had instructions to bake them again for another 5-6 minutes before serving. Why are paninis sold par baked and not completely baked like ...
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Cooking qualities between Glass and metal pans

I have this recipe that is of the cake family. The base is canola oil and sugar. Whenever I cook this pan in a square glass pan it cooks perfectly. However, when I use metal pan it doesn't cook ...
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Cookies are too sweet

I made chocolate chip cookies and added too much brown sugar. The cookies are too sweet. I've used real butter and real chocolate chips. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Can cheesecake be cooked without a spring-form pan?

I don't have a spring form pan but I watched a show where they seemed to cook their cheesecakes in regular pans. Is this possible or did I just not notice that they were in fact spring form pans? I ...
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Removing that eggy smell from cakes

I've been baking for not that long now and I usually peruse the web and the hundreds of books I have at home before I attempt a recipe. However there is one thing I am just not able to get down right. ...
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How do I ensure that pita forms a nice big, even pocket when baking?

I have the opposite problem as Amir's question about thick, fluffy pitas. Whenever I make pita, it's nice and thick and fluffy, but the pocket is small or nonexistent. I would like to use my pita for ...
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is it okay to use shredded zucchini that smells a little sour for baking

I've had some shredded zucchini in my refrigerator in a plastic container for about a week or two is it okay to use for baking bread or cake if it smells a little sour or maybe like vinegar
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How to bake salmon

What temperature should the inside of the salmon reach? And for how long? Is 450F an acceptable preheated oven temperature? How long per pound should salmon be cooked at 450F?
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Need info for OTG [closed]

We have stared small scale Biscuit business. Now we want to go bit higher so thought to buy morphyrichards OTG 52ltr. So I want to know. Can we bake Biscuit in 2 plate at one time(with same baking ...
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How do you get a smooth surface on cakes?

I've been making a lot of cakes recently and I've been noticing that tell all have bumps, wrinkles or holes on the surface. Although it doesn't matter much, does any know how to get a smooth surface ...
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How to keep graham cracker crust from falling apart

Whenever I make any type of square using a graham cracker crust, it always falls apart upon slicing. No matter what I try, either following the receipe exactly,increasing or decreasing the amount of ...
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How to avoid stiffness and crispness of toasted/oven baked bread sandwiches

I would like to know whether there is any solution to avoid the stiffness and crispness of bread of oven baked sandwiches which uses normal white bread as the base. I used to make sandwiches with ...
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How to adapt brownie recipe to cook well in a mini-muffin tin?

I've got a great brownie recipe that works awesome in a 9x11 pan. The top comes out crunchy, the bottom cake like and the middle nice and fudgy. I figured I would try to make them in a mini-muffin ...
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What should a good cookie dough look like?

I've been trying to make a good, chewy cookie recipe for the last 4-5 months but nothing good ever shown up. I've tried countless recipes on the internet with no success. One thing that I noticed was ...
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Is it okay to bake caramel pudding rather than steaming it?

I have a simple recipe for caramel pudding. It says to steam the pudding mix until it's set. It's a somewhat old recipe I've never tried before. So, rather than steaming (which is very time ...
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How can I make my bread pudding firmer?

I have a bread pudding recipe I like, but would like to make it firmer. How would I go about this ?
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Mysterious bitter taste from tropical fruits and coconut

I cook every day, and today I had an experience I am at a total loss to explain. I am hoping the combined knowledge of the Internet can help. Today, I decided to make a tropical fruit custard. Being ...
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New bread maker asks: how to make a bread loaf stay 'firm and solid' without a loaf pan?

I've been trying to bake whole-wheat bread from recipes that call for a loaf pan. The first rise works fine, but after I put the dough on the baking sheet for the second rise, it simply spreads out ...
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What are macaron “feet”?

This question mentions macaron "feet". What are macaron feet?
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How to make softer biscuits?

Sorry to ask a rather non-specific question, but I am actually trying to formulate an example. Suppose you have a recipe to make biscuits, but what you get is quite hard, and you would like to have a ...
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Why is lye used in some recipes for cookies?

I have seen some recipes for cookies which include lye (water boiled with ash) among the ingredients. Does anyone know what the purpose is? Is there any other ingredient that can replace lye?
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My cocoa powder won't mix with melted butter

I was trying to mix cocoa powder into melted butter but instead of mixing in it had a grainy texture and wouldn't dissolve. The butter was still hot and it was only melted not boiled. I use Heintz ...
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How to substitute butter with combination of butter and shortening in cookie/biscuit making?

Sometimes when I bake cookies, they either come out too soft or they become rock hard. I have read somewhere that baking cookies with butter makes is spreadable in the oven and gives it crispy ...
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Melted biscuits [closed]

When I was young, my mother had us on a non-wheat non-sugar diet for reasons. So she made some sweet biscuits that were sugar-free (had honey or something in them instead of sugar - or something - ...
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How to make my graham cracker bites crispy/crunchy?

I am attempting to make crunchy graham cracker bites (think granola but made from graham crackers). I wanted to use the recipe below as a base: 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup sugar ...
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How does the baking time change if I scale up a cake recipe?

I have recipes for chocolate cake, Maderia cake, lemon drizzle and champagne cake. I want to increase the ingredients to make a bigger cake. Do I still use the same baking time and temperature?
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Sticking cake in prepared pans

I grease both tube & bundt pans & dust with flour. Because I live at about 4200 altitude I cook recipes longer. Every time the cakes stick & do not come out of the pans. I have to do ...
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Why did my Chiffon Cake collapse?

Recipe used: 75g flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 80g sugar + 15g sugar (for the meringue) 2 eggs (60g each) 35g oil 60g water Instructions: Place all ingredients except egg whites and 15g sugar in a ...
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How can I keep meringue pie-topping from falling?

Nothin' better on a hot summer afternoon than a slice of cold pie... And nothin' says "summer" like a great big fluffy meringue topping over that slab of rhubarb/lemon/banana custard. Unfortunately, ...
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Other things made from Banana nut bread

I have 2 loaves of banana nut bread that are not quite baked completely(they are very dense with lots of banana). What other things could I make with them as I refuse to waste food??
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I used evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk in a fudge recipe. How do I fix this?

I was given a fudge recipe citing evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk. Is it possible to fix this by adding sugar and re-cooking the fudge or is it just a recipe gone bad?
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Baking granbarksost ( spruce bark cheese) (Brie) with little mould

We have this amazing cheese from sweden just like Brie cheese but surrounded by tree bark and meant for baking. Should I remove the little bits of green mould from the outside of the cheese before ...
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How do you raise your dough in cold seasons?

It is winter down here in Australia and I find it challenging to find a warm spot to raise my bread dough. What I have been doing is placing the dough in the oven (not switched on) with a pot of hot ...
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For Pizza cooking at home. What is the best alternative to the pizza stone?

For Pizza cooking at home. What is the best alternative to the pizza stone?
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Adjusting cooking temperature and time

I have a recipe for a hard biscuit-type item that I plan to sell. The recipe I use bakes them at 350 F for 35 minutes. For safety reasons I need to bake them at 390 F. Does anyone know of an easy way ...
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Buying European flours in the United States?

Is there somewhere I can buy Grupen Meyer Danish Flour or Campaillette French Flour in the United States? Watching different videos of master bakers in Europe, I keep seeing these products used. I ...
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How to prevent fresh peaches from sinking to the bottom of a buttermilk pound cak? [duplicate]

I baked a buttermilk pound cake which was a very thick batter. The recipe said to dice 3-4 fresh peaches and put them on top of the batter just before it went into the oven. I did as directed and ...
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How to get cheap cookie cutters?

With the cookie baking season upon us I broke out the cookie cutters for sugar cookies, however almost all of them are pretty deformed or broken (from moving houses). I haven't bought any cutters in a ...
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Impastata Ricotta for Cannoli

I have been trying to make homemade cannoli filling, but I can not find Impastata Ricotta anywhere. I have tried using regular Ricotta, leaving it to drain in a cheesecloth overnight and then food ...
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Anyone know of any completely flavorless syrups?

I'm looking for a syrup that has absolutely no flavor... not even the sweetness you find. Just as bland as you can get it (think water). I need this syrup to absorb other flavors as I'm trying to make ...