January 07, 2010

Oven Temperature Chart for Old Recipes Requesting a "hot" oven

About 10 years ago I remember a Mom from an online group I posted on asking about old recipes that called for a 'slow' oven or 'hot' oven and what the temperatures might be converted to today. 

I had forgotten about this until today as I came across this listing in one of my old cookbooks. 

This, along with can sizes and a few other tidbits of information have been lost over the years but have left many a current-day cook scratching their heads in confusion. Be confused no more! Here you go - from an old depression era recipe book.  




If Grandma's recipe says cook in a..... 

very slow oven - bake at 250-300 degrees 

slow oven - bake at 300-325 

moderate oven - 325-375 

medium hot oven - 375-400 

hot oven - 400-450 

very hot oven 450-500




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