The exclusive Italian nonstick from Ballarini the pros swear by. Shop now »
🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Do water baths work effectively in fan forced oven?

I made a cheesecake-esque cake (no cream cheese, but same silky texture) which called for a water bath, using my oven set to Fan Bake. It didn't set even after much longer baking time, and I'm wondering if the water bath works best with the oven set to Bake.

asked by Cait almost 3 years ago
1 answer 844 views
F8c5465c 5952 47d4 9558 8116c099e439  dscn2212
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 3 years ago

I can only speak to baking custards in a still (non-convection oven), as that is where I bake them all. The water bath works perfectly there. I'm curious as to why yours didn't set after a longer bake time. The principal reason I don't like to bake custards in a convection oven is that the surface tends to develop a tough layer because of the circulating air. Try it again with the oven set to bake, and please let us know if you get a better result.

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.