Compensating electric oven temp
I have two items to bake. One normally takes 1 hour to bake by itself. The other normally takes 40 min by itself. Both use same temp, say 350 degrees.
I baked these together once before and it was a near-disaster of a dinner. I found out that both dishes took about one half times or twice longer to finish. It dawned on me that baking BOTH items together caused the temp to drop so much and it took much longer to come back up. The guests got hungry and the baked dishes ended up dry.
My question to you is, if I'm baking these two dishes together again, should I compensate by making the oven hotter than 350 degrees? If so, by how many degrees? Like 400 degrees?
I'd still like to bake them at their usual individual time to prevent drying out. I have an oven thermometer so I'll be able check the actual inner temp and lower/raise the oven temp accordingly as the baking progresses.
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