I have a family size convection microwave oven instead of a full size oven. I make fruit cakes and have to change the tin for next year's competition. I've always used a round tin and now I have to use a square tin. How do I stop it from burning at the corners before the middle is cooked? I set it at 130 dgeress Centigrade and bake for 3-4 hours

  • 3-4 hours? Or 3/4 hour? – Mien May 14 '11 at 8:37

First off, I personally love the hard edges of the brownie. But to your question: There are a few things that you can try to keep the edges from burning.

  • Use a lighter ( both color and heaviness ) pan, as this does affect the heating rate as well as the distribution of the heat throughout the pan.
  • Try keeping your ingredients at a relative room temperature so there isn't a large transition from cold to hot in this oven ( the same reason you thaw some things before cooking ).
  • Try changing the temperature and cooking time. The recipes I usually stick with for brownies are cooking for about 30m at about 350 degrees F (175 c).

One last thing that might work that I have had to do with pie is wrapping foil around the edges until the last 10-15minutes of cooking.

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