Glossary (talk like a chef): To bake blind

To bake blind

To bake blind

To bake pastry "blind" means to cook it on its own or as an empty tart case, when it will be assembled with or have a filling that will not go in the oven.

Example: "Blind bake the sweetcrust pastry base. "

Meaning: Roll out the sweetcrust pastry to fit the mould or ring, prick all over or cover with ceramic baking beads (or beans/lentils) to keep it flat during cooking, then bake until sufficiently coloured.
Remarks: To read about blind baking in more detail, please see this page.
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