blind-bake

transitive verb
blind-baked; blind-baking; blind-bakes

Definition of blind-bake

: to bake (a pastry or pie shell) before adding a filling Fill the crust with pie weights (dried rice or beans work fine) and blind-bake the crust until it is just set, 10 to 12 minutes.— Emeril Lagasse, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh, 2010 Let the blind-baked tart shell cool partially on a wire rack.— Vitaly Paley et al., The Paley’s Place Cookbook, 2008

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Other Words from blind-bake

blind baking noun
If pastry is to have a moist filling, it will probably require partial blind baking to prevent the base becoming soggy. — Murdoch Books, The Essential Baking Cookbook, 2005 Save the beans or rice and use them again for blind baking. — Gwen Schoen, Sacramento (California) Bee, 19 July 2006

First Known Use of blind-bake

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Blind-bake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blind-bake. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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