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Old 01-05-2015, 09:24 PM
Glenn Brown Glenn Brown is offline
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Default Re: Baking in CI...to preheat or not to preheat...

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Originally Posted by LaraG View Post
Depends on what I'm cooking.

My grandmother's cornbread recipe calls for preheating the skillet in the oven to melt the shortening. I like to get it good and hot before adding it so the edges are extra crispy.
If I'm searing something, I preheat it.
I've made it without preheating and it's still good.
Same here--my recipe came from my paternal grandmother around the turn of the century--1900 or before. She was using a wood burning stove at the time. Dad was the middle child of 9--he was born in 1909.

Last edited by Glenn Brown; 01-05-2015 at 09:24 PM. Reason: correction
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