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In my experience the secret to great roux sauce is to add the milk very slowly at the beginning. Keeping the hob temperature low, add a splash of milk to the butter/flour mixture, stir, and repeat. Gradually increase the amount of milk added in each turn, and soon you'll have a smooth white sauce with no lumps. When the sauce is looking more liquid than ...


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There are a couple of places where the ability to get to 120˚C might be useful. You've already touched on one, which is cooking sugar. With a range up to 120˚C you get up to the firm ball stage, allowing you to make syrups, fudge, caramel, fondant, butter creams, marshmallows, meringues, and toffees. You can get some caramelization (mostly of fructose) at ...


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In addition to pizza almost any hard bread will require a temperature of at least 450f. There is really no other way to get a good crust on bread. Also it is work noting that if steam is required there are oven designed for baking which include steam jets as well as the ability to reach temps in the range of 550-600f. However if you are going to do a lot of ...


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He is absolutely wrong. You can't make a pizza properly at 450°F. You can buy a 1/4" piece of steel, put that under the broiler for 30 minutes, and then put the pizza on that. It will cook in approximately 2 minutes, which is what you want. A home oven typically cooks it for 7 or 8 minutes. At that temperature, the dough becomes much drier and the proteins ...


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There is lots of use for high temperatures. Especially pizza is the first thing that comes to mind; there is no home oven which can get to the proper temperatures for a Neapoletana (which are above 500 Celsius), but more is always better. Of course, the salesman will tell you what you need to hear to buy his product, don't listen to him. This still doesn't ...



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