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Convection oven

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Janet Yang's picture
Janet Yang

Convection oven

What adjustments are necessary when using a convection oven? Do I shorten the baking time or lower the temp—or both?

I use a La Cloche covered baker, keeping the lid on for the first part of baking. Since the convection currents aren't reaching the dough, does that mean no adjustments are necessary until the lid is removed? 

Janet

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hanseata

If your convection oven auto-adjusts the temperature, you just set the temperature as stated in the recipe. If it doesn't have that function you have to set it to 25 degrees F lower.

Karin