October 23, 2017

How to cook pastry in your range cooker

Cooking pastry in your range cooker? No need to blind bake! Put the raw pastry into a dish, add the filling and put onto the floor of the roasting oven to bake.

Use a ceramic stoneware or pyrex dish. Metal dishes conduct heat too quickly and the pastry browns before the filling is cooked. Ceramic stoneware or pyrex doesn’t conduct the heat as quickly, so it all cooks at the same speed.

How to cook pastry in a range cooker

Sarah Whitaker
Sarah Whitaker


I am Sarah Whitaker, 'The Aga Lady', and a super experienced official demonstrator and cookbook author. My mantra is ‘what can I get away with on my cooker?’ and I am pushing the boundaries pretty far these days! I specialise in fuss free, effortless cooking, and spout tips and shortcuts in all directions to help you make cooking and entertaining easy!