Next time you roast or bake, guarantee perfection with convection -- and save time, energy and money as well.
To ensure that this pork roast recipe is perfectly roasted, keep in mind that a convection oven reduces roasting time by about one-quarter. For a 4 lb (2 kg) roast, as we used for the photo, add 10 minutes to convection and 1 hour to conventional times.
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You might think that cooking anything on the bottom rack of the oven will result in a burnt mess, but pizza needs intense heat. The base of a hot convection oven is about as close as home cooks can get to their very own pizza oven.
Chef Andrew Nicholson of Government House in Prince Edward Island serves this incredible cream soup at official functions. He garnishes the soup with deep-fried parsnip chips, but for a lower-fat decoration, we use chopped fresh parsley. The convection oven gives roasted vegetables a crisp exterior and enhances their natural sweetness.
Turkey cooks more quickly in a convection oven than a conventional one (about an hour less) and the stuffing might not have time to reach the safe temperature of 185°F (85°C). But that doesn't mean you can't have stuffing. Bake it in a separate dish while the turkey is standing.
Linda Stephen, author of The Best Convection Oven Cookbook (Robert Rose, 2003), says that you can also use trout or salmon trout in this recipe from her book.
You can get a perfectly lovely loaf of bread in a conventional oven, but a convection oven gives bread an even crispier crust.
This pie has a traditional bumbleberry-type filling using winter-available frozen fruit. Mix the juice from the fruit with morning juice or into smoothies.
When making a large batch of cookies, there's no better way to bake more than one rack at once than in a convection oven. The heat and air circulation makes them golden every time without having to switch and rotate the baking sheets. You can also roll out the dough between waxed paper to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness and cut out shapes, such as shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day.
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