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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 preheat or not to preheat...

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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