Map your oven by chef meg
Monday, November 26, 2012
2. Map your oven. Have your ever made a batch of cookies and one side gets dark brown while the other side is undercooked? Or you are trying to finish off the top of vegetable lasagna under the broiler and one side gets charred while the other seems untouched? Map your oven! It’s easy and quick. Just move an oven rack to the highest position in the oven, preheat oven to broil then fill a baking sheet pan with white bread.
Once the broiler has preheated place the bread-lined pan under the broiler and with the door ajar and watch as the bread toasts. Once several pieces have turned golden brown remove the tray from the oven and set it on the stovetop. Before you is a trail map of your oven. You will see where your hot and cold spots are in the oven. The next time you use the broiler you will be able to position your pan in the area that will give you the most even browning. Your map will tell you how to rotate the pan in the oven for even cooking www.dailyspark.com/blog.