Last week we opened up and I was so excited to get baking on our first day. But disaster set in very fast. I wanted to cry.
It's a gas oven !!!! I did not even think anything about the oven, until our cookies and cakes began coming out all wrong. That's when I realized . . this is a gas oven and I have never ever baked with one before. Everything I made at home came out perfect . . and now cookies have a different texture, cakes taste dry and different . . I don't know what to do.
I bought an oven thermometer and that has helped out a bit. The oven beeps that it is preheated, but it is actually 50 degrees lower than it should be. I learned that it takes another ten minutes to reach the actual degree it is set at.
So far, I have now used the oven thermometer rather than the oven temperature on the range. I also upped the temp by about 10 degrees and this has seemed to help out a bit. But things are still a bit off. I feel sad because my products were sooo amazing and now they are sub par.
The owner says she will get a full electric baking oven, if I end up staying more than a few months . . . but she (obviously) does not want to invest into one if I leave in a month. And I understand her position, as other bakers have opened and closed in a month or two.
Any suggestions on how to bake cookies and cakes in a gas oven???