And then I forgot about oven thermometers. That is, until I baked a pie.
My new apartment kitchen was finally set up and I decided to make an apple pie - the same pie I've made more times than I can remember - as a house warming gift. The pie looked great and I proudly presented it at my friend's dinner party. Once the meal ended and we sliced into the pie, I was mortified! The once crisp apple slices, delicately coated with sugar and cinnamon, were reduced to apple sauce. Everyone smiled through dessert, but I knew something was wrong. When I finally bought another oven thermometer I found the reason: my new oven was a full 75 degrees hotter than the settings would indicate.
Do you have a favorite oven thermometer?
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