What is Baking?
Baking is a cooking method that typically uses dry heat in an oven. During baking, heat is transferred to the food through conduction, and the dry environment in the oven helps create a browned crust on the surface of the food.
CVap® ovens open new possibilities with baking. Because CVap ovens utilize both vapor heat and air heat, they excel at baked goods that ordinarily require water baths, such as cheesecake and crème brûlée. CVap ovens are also excellent for typical baked goods, such as cookies, cakes, and pastries.
Why Bake with CVap?
No Water Bath Required
As mentioned above, CVap ovens do away with the need for water baths. Spring pans or ramekins can be placed directly on sheet pans or oven racks.
CVap Can Handle the Proof
CVap ovens are also excellent proofers. Baked goods that require yeast, such as breads and rolls, will achieve a perfect proof in CVap ovens.
The Full Range
With a maximum air heat temperature of 350°F, CVap ovens are fully capable of baking the most popular products with ease. When baking, the vapor heat temperature is usually set in the 180°F to 200°F range, providing a slightly moist environment that is ideal for most baked goods.
Texture Improvement: Baking creates a desirable texture in foods. The application of heat causes ingredients like flour and eggs to set, resulting in the formation of a structure that gives baked goods their pleasant characteristic texture.
Versatility: Baking is a versatile cooking method that can be applied to a wide range of ingredients, including grains, vegetables, meats, and desserts. From bread and pastries to casseroles, the possibilities are vast
Convenience: Once the ingredients are assembled and placed in the oven, baking requires less hands-on attention compared to other cooking methods. This makes it convenient for preparing large quantities of food or for multitasking in the kitchen. And CVap oven’s ability to hold for extended periods without overcooking means even less pressure on your kitchen staff.
What Can You Bake in a Cook and Hold Oven?
In short, you can bake almost anything in a CVap Cook and Hold Oven that you would bake in a conventional oven. The only limitation is the baking temperature. CVap ovens max out at 350°F air temperature. Baked products that require higher temperatures may not achieve the desired results. But many recipes can be modified to achieve impressive results in a CVap Oven.
Bread is probably the first thing that pops into mind when considering baked goods. That makes sense, given that bread was the first thing our ancestors figured out how to bake on hearths and in rudimentary ovens. Whether it’s a dark Guinness Brown Bread or a focaccia, CVap ovens bake it to perfection. From scratch to ready-to-bake loaves, CVap is your go-to for great bread.
Whether it’s the classic sugar cookie, delicate shortbread, or the festive gingerbread, cookies are a treat. These bite-sized goodies come in an array of shapes, sizes, and flavors, making them the perfect canvas for culinary creativity.
No celebration is complete without a cake. From birthdays to weddings, cakes are symbolic of joy and festivity. Want to see how CVap ovens compare to conventional ovens when baking cakes? Check out this bakeoff.
Pies evoke a sense of home and comfort. Whether filled with fruits, custards, or savory delights, pies highlight the versatility of baking. Apple pie, pumpkin pie, quiche, and chicken pot pie are just a few examples of how this baked dish has found its way into the hearts and stomachs of people worldwide.
The art of laminated dough has given us the delicate layers of pastries that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. Croissants, danishes, and puff pastry creations are a testament to the patience and skill required in the world of baking. These treats, often filled with creams, fruits, or savory ingredients, offer a tasty balance of flakiness and flavor.
CVap Ovens Are Great for Baking
Whatever you’re baking, you can bake better in a CVap oven. From bread, to cookies, to cakes, to biscuits, CVap ovens can bake it to perfection.
Need ideas for how to expand your baking repertoire? Contact us today. We’ll be glad to share advice, recipes, and ideas for how to up your baking game.