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Oven Temperatures In Recipes

Asked by Paula Silva. Answered on 19th January 2020

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Hello. For the Molten Chocolate Babycakes what does " 200ºC/180ºC Fan/gas mark 6/400ºF" mean? Thank you.

Molten Chocolate Babycakes
Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Molten Chocolate Babycakes
By Nigella
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Our answer

All of Nigella's recipes on, including the Molten Chocolate Babycakes, now carry oven temperatures in the fomat of "degrees centigrade/degrees centigrade fan oven temperature/gas mark temperature/degrees farenheit". The website is global so has temperature guidelines for as many countries as possible. Nigella's books will reflect the temperature measurements most suited to the home market. You should use the oven temperature that is most relevant to your own oven but the temperatures given are equivalent.

Fan oven (convection oven, fan assisted oven) adjustments are given as electric fan ovens are now common in many kitchens. We use a standard adjustment, however it is always worth checking the oven user guide as models do vary. Gas mark temperatures used to be common in the UK but are now used less. However we have left them in due to requests from Community members.

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