But that’s not the only reason to heat an oven in advance, says Sykes, who earned her kitchen stripes under two giants of modern British cookery, Joyce Molyneaux at the Carved Angel in Dartmouth, Devon, and Shaun Hill at Merchant House in Ludlow, Shropshire. “Other dishes – anything with a pastry base, say, or a souffle – benefit from ‘under heat’ the moment they go in an oven, so when you turn it on, put in a thickish baking tray to warm up.” … [Read more...] about Do I really need to preheat the oven?
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