Oven Thermometer: I got a new toy

oven thermometer

I had an unusual weekday off today. Which meant I spent the bulk of the day in my kitchen whipping up new concoctions. Those will be added later.

But I wanted to take a moment to praise my newest kitchen gadget: an oven thermometer.

I was reading A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg and she recommended the use of an oven thermometer. I had always trusted the what I assumed to be complicated process that made my oven heat to exactly the temperature I selected on the dial.

Today while working on my State Fair cookie bar entry (like I said recipes will come later, this one likely next week when I actually enter the State Fair baking competition), as I was saying, I realized that my oven actually runs about 5 degrees cooler tha what I selected on the dial.

So I cranked up the temp a little. And got my cookies were the perfect brownness.


2 responses to “Oven Thermometer: I got a new toy

  1. Nice! I’ve never used an oven thermometer like that, but this post makes me wonder if my baking is suffering because the temperature isn’t right.

    I cannot wait to see your recipes!

  2. Yay I’m glad you’re reading that! Do you like it? I bought an oven themomater after I read it too lol

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