The Future of the Oven

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Tim Hayward glimpses the future of the domestic oven. After decades of remaining relatively unchanged, ovens will soon be intelligent , with probes, steam and user interfaces.

Mary Berry gives Tim some tips on how best to use your oven, and food historian Bee Wilson explains how ovens used to be so cutting edge that people were afraid of them.

Presenter: Tim Hayward. Producer: Emma Weatherill.

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Mon 22 Oct 2012 15:30

Mary Berry and Tim Hayward's Top Oven Tips

Mary Berry and Tim Hayward's Top Oven Tips

Tip 5 - converting recipes for fan ovens

If you are using an old recipe, subtract 20 degrees centigrade for fan ovens

Tip 4 - ovens only take around six minutes to heat up

For best results, wait for your oven light to switch on and go off again twice before putting your food in.

Tip 3 - spin your trays around

Most ovens are hotter at the back, so halfway through cooking spin your trays round.

Tip 2 - read the instruction book thoroughly

There are lots of features on your oven that you are missing out on.

Tip 1 - Mary Berry's recipe for Victoria Sponge Cake

Bake for 160 degrees centigrade in a fan oven for 35 minutes.




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