Why does it take longer to cook more food in the oven?
Your oven will work to overcome that temperature drop by pumping more heat in response. Adding a second dish at the same time effectively doubles the temperature drop. It takes longer for your oven to compensate. A mass X at room temperature placed in a 350 degree oven takes Y amount of time to cook.
Does covering food in the oven make it cook faster?
In general, covering a casserole dish will cook the food faster. This is because the lid traps the heat that rises off the food instead of letting it dissipate into the oven. Covering also has the effect of moistening the food inside, like steaming, because any moisture that rises off the food is trapped by the lid.
What is the best oven temperature for baking bread?
Is it OK to open the oven when baking bread?
Baking Process The heat of the oven transforms the moisture in the bread dough into steam causing the bread to rise rapidly. The oven door should not be opened before this stage is completed.