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Bake too much or for too long.‘take care not to overbake them; their centres should remain soft and chewy’‘an overbaked cake’
overcook, burn, burn to a cinder, burn to a crispView synonyms
- ‘Be sure to check the loaves during the last fifteen minutes or so of baking so they don't overbake.’
- ‘Overbaking makes them dry.’
- ‘Two hours later Shelley glumly rescued her over-baked potato from the oven, grated some Red Leicester over it and ate at the kitchen table.’
- ‘Be careful that you don't over-bake the pie or it will be "rubbery".’
- ‘It's difficult to test the cookies for doneness while they're still hot, but they're fairly resistant to overbaking.’
- ‘I overbaked mine a little bit so it dried out just a bit - still good, but I bet it'd have been even better if I had taken it out of the oven five minutes earlier.’
- ‘I might have overbaked them a bit, but they still had a very soft and velvety, melt-in-the-mouth texture.’
- ‘Maybe there'll be a bowl of ready salted crisps and a selection of over-baked fatty parcels plus a token lump of fruit to round off the whole culinary non-event.’
- ‘My chicken empanadas were dry as prunes, though, and the mustard aioli on a helping of overbaked patatas had the consistency of crank-case oil.’
- ‘Both dishes looked as though they had been warmed up in the microwave and the dough balls were over-baked.’
- ‘One side of the meatball was a bit overbaked.’
- ‘I was nervous because they weren't turning brown and I didn't want to overbake them.’
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