Today we will talk about how to adjust baking time for different size pans to achieve perfection! We will discuss how to crunch down the numbers and understand how to not overbake -or underbake!- our preparations.
Knowing how to adjust our baking time will help us when it comes to not burning a preparation. You could also end up with an uncooked mess and nobody wants that! It is very useful to know how to adapt recipes we read online or in a cookbook to the materials we have on hand.
WHY DO WE NEED TO ADJUST OUR BAKING TIME FOR DIFFERENT SIZE PANS?
Maybe you think that this is a very difficult thing to do and it is simpler to just buy the adequate pan. I promise you this is not the case! What we need to know first is if we are increasing or decreasing the area at the bottom of the pan.
There are special situations, like making cupcakes instead of a cake, where these rules won’t work. For these cases, consider just the overall size of the batter or dough you are baking. Do not adjust baking temperature or time.
If you are going smaller, start checking if the batter is done at the halfway point and do so every five or ten minutes to avoid burning everything.If you are going larger, it will probably take longer to bake completely.