Why Do So Many Recipes Bake at 350 Degrees?

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By Mashed

A large part of that science has to do with the temperature you bake things at, and you've probably noticed that a lot of recipes for things like cookies and cakes all seem to call for the same temperature: 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It doesn't matter if it's banana bread or chocolate chip cookies... and that seems a bit weird. You'd think there would be some variation there, so why 350? It's not actually arbitrary, and the reasons why are an interesting mixture of science and history.

Why Do So Many Recipes Bake at 350 Degrees?

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