blind-bake

transitive verb

Definition of blind-bake

blind-baked; blind-baking; blind-bakes
: 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 LagasseFarm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh2010
  • Let the blind-baked tart shell cool partially on a wire rack.
  • —Vitaly Paley et al.The Paley’s Place Cookbook2008

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 BooksThe Essential Baking Cookbook2005
    • Save the beans or rice and use them again for blind baking.
    • —Gwen SchoenSacramento (California) Bee19 July 2006

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First Known Use of blind-bake

1981


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