4 Important Factors to Be Taken into Consideration for Baking Using An Ovenadmin
Baking is fun, it is relaxing, but baking is science. Unlike other forms of cooking where you can easily do a little-bit-of-this and a-little-bit-of-that, in baking following instructions, setting temperature, using the right utensils and ingredients make all the difference in the outcome.
Today we shall talk about four important factors that you must take into consideration while using an oven
Table of contents:
- Things You Should Know When Baking Using an Oven
- Time It Takes to Bake
- Rate of Flow of Heat
- Frequently asked questions
Things You Should Know When Baking Using an Oven
Experienced and professional bakers will tell you that before baking you need to sort and measure out your ingredients. Unlike other types of cooking, in baking, unless you get the proportions rights, your baked goods will not turn out perfect. Apart from this, the utensil you use also determines the outcome. A sturdy baking tin is important for you to get the perfect results. At Bakers’ Fun, we have stringent baking rules that all must follow. It is these critical factors in baking that have helped us to create our customer favorite Red Velvet Valentine Cake or our wide range of Christmas cakes.
However, having said all this, it’s now time to talk about the oven used while baking. In our kitchens, we have installed professional ovens that have been built for large-scale baking. Of course, they are one of the reasons why our cakes come out evenly every time. But if you are a home baker and want to invest in a good oven, you need to consider the following four things.
- Time It Takes to Bake – Baking time depends on many variables such as ingredients used, pan size, height and size of the oven, and type of oven used. The time you set will depend on the oven you are using. Is it a standard electric oven, a convection oven, or a gas oven?
- Temperature – You may be aware of the general rule of thumb here– 180 degrees for a standard bake. But there is another rule that many do not know or follow –the bigger the pan, the lower the temperature. Basically, what we are trying to say is that though there is a standard in temperature setting used for baking, it may differ depending on what you are baking and the type of oven you are using.
- Humidity – We can’t control the weather of where we live but did you know that it can change how your cake bakes? It is not a secret that crusty bread is better baked in arid regions while places with more humidity bake softer bread and cakes. Even if you have the best quality ingredients with you, the final look and feel of your product will differ depending on your weather conditions. The type of oven you use also matters when it comes to humidity control. If the humidity levels are higher, it can take more time to bake because moisture evaporates and gluten coagulation inside the crust happens slowly.
- Rate of Flow of Heat – The heat generated inside your cooking device will determine the outcome of your baked good. The heat flow inside a convection oven is different from a conventional oven. In a conventional oven, the heat source is stationary, and the heat comes from below. In a convection oven, the heat circulates the oven. There is also a fan at the back which regulates the heating and makes the baking process faster.
If you know the basics of baking, you can get perfect cakes, muffins, and cupcakes every time. Keeping these critical factors in baking in mind will help you understand the science of baking. Here at Bakers’ Fun whenever we bake a regular Black Forest Cake, fruit cake, or vanilla cake we ensure that we are using the best ingredients, setting the right temperature, and using the right oven. Over the last 30 years, we have realized these things matter when you want to consistently bake good cakes. So, try out our cakes and tell us whether they are the best ones you have tasted recently!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Temperature Settings Should I Use to Bake Cake at Home?
When baking at home, the temperature for baking will depend on your oven. Are you using a microwave with convection or is it a conventional oven? The size of your baking tin will also determine the settings. Having said so the standard temperature recommended is 180 degrees.
How Much Time Does It Take To Bake a Cake?
It can take you 5 minutes and even 60 minutes to bake a cake. The time taken will depend on the size of your baking tin, the type of oven you are using, and how crusty or soft you want it to be.