I got my oven thermometer on Monday and immediately put it to work. I haven’t established a pattern – the temperature differences seem to be on some sort of bizarre sliding scale:
- 350 = 350
- 400 = 350
- 425 = 350
- 425 = 395
- 450 = 400
It makes, to quote Eddie Izzard, no sense. So basically I just check it before I put things in the oven now. The first test case was Chocolate Dulce de Leche cupcakes. I took in some to work to share round at lunch and they went over very well.
The recipe says to just put dulce de leche on for frosting, but I mixed about 4 ounces of cream cheese and…well, however much dulce de leche I had left and it turned out very nicely.