Wondering how long to cook something at 350 instead of 375? It will roughly prolong the cooking time by 15-20 percent. For more details, read this post!
Most of us want to finish cooking as soon as possible. However, some dishes turn out better and healthier when cooked at a lower cooking temperature, which inevitably leads to longer cooking time.
Taking that into consideration, I can’t help but wonder how long to cook something at 350 instead of 375?
This depends on the type of food you are cooking, the cooking method you are using, or for example the type and size of the pan that you’re using.
How Much Longer Do You Cook Something At 350 Instead Of 375?
Cooking time increases by 20% or more, depending on the recipe. For reference, baking a cupcake at 350 instead of 375 will prolong baking time by 10 minutes. In this particular example, most cakes bake at 350 for a perfect texture and softness.
If you try baking cake batter at 375, it will bake faster, but at the same time, it will get more crispy and have a golden crust, while remaining a little raw inside. However, if you lower the temperature even more, and try baking cakes at 325, they will be chewy and flat.
Can I Bake Something At A Lower Temperature For Longer?
If you decide to bake something at a lower temperature than the required temperature, you can certainly expect longer cooking times. Slower cooking is recommended for multiple dishes made of meat. Technically, meat can be cooked at any temperature, and the longer it cooks at a lower temperature, the juicier it is.
For example, we recommend roasting turkey at 350 for 13 minutes per pound, instead of at 375 for 12 minutes per pound. Depending on the size of the turkey, you will roast it for at least 10 minutes longer when cooking at 350 instead of 375.
How Do You Adjust Cooking Time For Different Temperatures?
If you want to know the exact cooking times for different temperatures, you will have to do a little bit of math. First, calculate the percentage difference in temperature:
Initial temperature/different temperature
Then, multiply the result with the initial time (the expected time to cook at the initial temperature), and you will get a rough estimation of the new cooking time.
Be aware that you still need to check your dish while cooking if you don’t want to burn dinner.
How Do You Adjust Baking Time And Temperature?
Following the formula from above, you can easily start adjusting cooking times – and increase or decrease cook time, when you want to prepare the same recipe, but bake it at lower or higher temperatures.
When you want to bake bread, you don’t want to bake it for too long or too short, and the same goes for when you bake cookies. Adjust cooking times and cooking temperature to make sure all your meals are gently cooked.
Now you know how long to cook something at 350 instead of 375, calculate roughly with 15-20% time increase. There is no universal and exact rule for every dish, but now you learned to calculate cooking times when changing temperatures.
This formula can be applied when you want to cook something at 350 instead of 400, or in any other situation.