This Oven Chart for Baked Goods is a chart of standard oven temperature ranges and baking times for baking baked goods. The temperatures are listed in both F° and C°.
The baked goods included in this chart are biscuits, bread, cakes, cookies, custards, muffins, and pastries.
If you are a person who collects recipes from other cooks, you might find that the instructions for the baking temperatures and times for baked goods are incomplete or missing. So, this chart can help you find the oven temperature and baking times for the most commonly baked goods.
Because I can tell you very confidently that I have many recipes in my cooking library that has the name of the recipe and just a simple list of ingredients jotted on a sheet of paper or a recipe card. Most of the time, I can piece together what is implied or missing. But sometimes I need to refer to these charts to fill in the details.
To successfully use this chart, begin your bake with the lowest temperature listed if a range of temperatures is indicated. Then bake for the least amount of time listed and increase the baking time as needed.
Fan ovens greatly speed up the time it takes to bake. Reduce the temperature by 25°F (~4°C ) and slightly reduce the length of baking time to compensate.
How to Convert Oven Heat Descriptions
Occasionally you might also come across a vintage recipe that does not list an exact oven temperature and instead states "slow", "moderate", or perhaps "moderately hot". These were common notations used in recipes written prior to 1900 and have persisted through the last mid-century.
This additional chart converts these oven heat descriptions into degrees of Fahrenheit and Celcius, plus also a gas mark number.
These two charts should cover all of your needs for converting vintage recipe temperature notes, or the lack of them, into modern baking temperatures and times for baking.
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