How to Use Your Electric Oven Correctly
2016-05-26Baking in an electric oven can be a pleasant thing for you can be rewarded delicious food from baking, especially if it is your first time. There are precautions to take when using your single electric oven.
First of all, before using the oven to cook anything, make sure your oven is of good quality or in other words, you have chosen a certified product. After being sure about that, you should choose the item you wish to bake and do the preparation according to directions. If the dish you are going to bake requires the oven to be preheated, turn the oven on at this time and select the proper temperature in the light of your recipe.
Second, set a timer for the recipe's recommended time after your dish is placed in the oven is important. If the recommended time given varies over several minutes, for instance 18 to 22 minutes, always select the lower time. By selecting the lower time, you will be able to get used to the way your particular oven cooks. It is easier to add more time to an undercooked recipe than it is to undo a burnt cake or casserole.
Third, a visual check on the recipe about three quarters of the way through the cooking process must be done, to make sure it is cooking evenly and not cooking too fast or too slow. This can be accomplished by looking through the oven door or by gently opening the door a few inches.
Next, to check for doneness of your recipe, refer to the directions given in your cookbook or mix. For a cake, many times the recipe will say that the cake will be golden brown, bounce back when lightly touched, or to insert a toothpick in the center to check if it comes out clean.
Above are some instructions to help with the daily use of electric oven. Then for the detail in cooking by oven, there's an example of making cake:
Cake is a kind of delicious dessert which has a long history, usually produced by the . Eggs, sugar, wheat flour are often taken as the main material. And milk, juice, salad oil, water, shortening, baking powder are taken as the minor ingredients. After being concocting, mixing and other making steps, cakes with different appearances and various fillings can be made. Following is a classic kind of cake:
Black Forest Cake
Materials: butter, flour, cocoa powder, eggs, egg yolk, egg protein, granulated sugar, milk, apple cider vinegar.
First, you should mix the milk, cocoa powder, eggs and apple cider vinegar together. Heat the butter in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderately low heat until melted, then add the roux which made just now over low heat, whisking for 3 minutes. Then take the roux into the baking tray which has a piece of butter paper on the bottom. Bake for about 45 minutes with temperature of 170°C. Second, cut the cake into two pieces after cooling. You can decorate your cake by topping it with whipped cream or spreading jam on its surface.