Pillsbury Bake-Off® winning recipe: Bejeweled Cranberry-Orange Rolls
Pillsbury Bake-Off® produced great recipes including the overall winner, Amy Nelson from Zionville, N.C. with her Bejeweled Cranberry-Orange Rolls.

Bakers start your oven. The recent Pillsbury Bake-Off® produced great recipes including the overall winner, Amy Nelson from Zionville, N.C. with her Bejeweled Cranberry-Orange Rolls, and our “Good Things, for Life” winner Anne-Marie Bilella from Monroe, Ga. with her Mediterranean Breakfast Buns. 

As a sponsor of the event since 1949, and one of the industry’s leaders in cooking, GE Appliances has seen thousands of baked goods come out of the oven. Here are our top two tips on getting the best baked goods from your ovens:

  • Rack placement matters. The middle rack allows for even heat circulation which is a must for cookies. If you want a brown bottom on your baked goods, put it on the bottom rack - perfect for pies. 
  • Convection or conventional? Another way to get even heat is with convection, a setting which uses a fan to circulate heat around the cookie sheet. When using convection the cooking time can be 25 percent faster so check often. 

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