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converting baking times/temps for jumbo muffins

topic posted Thu, July 5, 2007 - 9:12 AM by  a
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Does anyone know of a general formula to convert baking time and temp of regular muffins to jumbo-sized?

Basically, I have a bunch of recipes for regular sized muffins, but would like to make them jumbo. I'm not sure what temp to use, or for how long. (I assume a lower temp, and longer time.....)

Thanks!
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  • i'm not sure about any convertion charts, but.......when i do my jumbo muffins at work 365 for 25 to 35 min. seems to work with all sorts. while the original recipe for smaller muffins usually reads 400 deg for 20 min. i should note though, i am using a convection oven.
    good luck!
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      Thanks....I'll give that a shot and see what happens. :)
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        I'm not sure you need to adjust the temperature in a regular oven, though adjusting the cooking times will undoubtedly need to happen.

        Most of the time, muffins are baked at a fairly high temp to get that nice, volcanic rise out of the leaveners we are so accustomed to seeing in them. Since Ross is making muffins in a convection oven, he can bake them at 365, but I don't think that's a great idea for us poor schmucks using gas or electric ovens.

        When I make muffins which are larger than normal, I just have to cook them for a little longer. I usually start out in 2-5 minute increments, checking to see if the insides are fully baked. Then, I shorten the increments to 1 minute. Regular muffins often have baking times of 15-20 minutes, so I'd probably start with about 25 minutes for really huge ones, and check again after 28, 30, 32, and then in 1-minute increments after that to hopefully avoid overbaking.
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          I figured a temp adjustment would be needed to prevent the outsides from burning before the insides are cooked.


          In any case, I tried 365 degrees for 28 minutes and they turned out great. I'm using a regular electric oven and didn't have any problems with leavening....though, next time I will try just slightly hotter to get a bit more browning on the tops.

          Thanks.

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