Why 350°F is the magic number for baking

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  • Published on:  6/7/2018
  • Turns out there’s a lot of chemistry in cooking.

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    Ever notice the first step for baking a cookie is almost always to preheat the oven to 350 degrees?

    Even when you’re baking something else, an oven with a digital temperature reader typically defaults to 350. What’s so magical about this number and why is it that so many recipes call for it?

    I spoke with longtime pastry chef and Institute of Culinary Education creative director Michael Laiskonis and found that – as with most “magical” things – it’s actually science.

    Special thanks to Chef Daniel Kleinhandler of Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud and Chef Jenny McCoy for their help with this video!

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