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Tips On Baking - Zanussi ZCV663 User Manual

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Top oven
The top oven is the smaller of the two ovens. It has 3 shelf
levels. Use is to cook smaller quantities of food. It gives
especially good results when used to cook fruitcakes,
sweets and savoury flants or quiche.
Main oven
The main oven is particularly suitable for cooking larger
quantities of food.
General instructions
• Your new oven may bake or roast differently to the ap-
pliance you had before. Adapt your usual settings
(temperature, cooking times) and shelf levels to the
values in the tables.
• With longer baking times, the oven can be switched off
about 10 minutes before the end of baking time, to use
the residual heat.

Tips on baking

Baking results
The cake is not browned
sufficiently below
The cake sinks (becomes
soggy, lumpy, streaky)
The cake sinks (becomes
soggy, lumpy, streaky)
The cake sinks (becomes
soggy, lumpy, streaky)
Cake is too dry
Cake is too dry
Cake does not brown
Cake does not brown
Cake does not cook in the
baking time set
Top Oven
Shelf Positions are not critical but ensure that oven
shelves are evenly spaced when more than one is
used (e.g. shelf positions 1 and 3)
Possible cause
Incorrect oven level
Oven temperature too high
Baking time is too short
Too much liquid in the mixture
Oven temperature too low
Baking time too long
Oven temperature too high and
baking time too short
No equal mixture
Temperature too low
When you use frozen food, the trays in the oven can twist
during baking. When the trays get cold again, the distor-
tion will be gone.
How to use the Baking Tables
• We recommend to use the lower temperature the first
• If you cannot find the settings for a special recipe, look
for the one that is almost the same.
• Baking time can be extended by 10-15 minutes, if you
bake cakes on more than one level.
• Cakes and pastries at different heights do not always
brown equally at first. If this occurs, do not change the
temperature setting. The differences equalize during the
baking procedure.
Put the cake on a lower oven level
Use a lower setting
Set a longer baking time
Do not set higher temperatures to decrease baking
Use less liquid. Look at the mixing times, specially
when you use mixing machines
Set a higher oven temperature
Set a shorter baking time
Set a lower oven temperature and a longer baking
Put the mixture equally on the baking tray
Use a slightly higher oven temperature setting



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