High altitude baking and cooking

Asked April 18, 2016, 11:36 PM EDT

I moved from sea level to 8300' altitude in Park County. How do I adjust ingredients, temperatures and time for high altitude baking and cooking?

Park County Colorado high altitude food preparation

1 Response

Yes, you definitely need to make adjustments at your new altitude. Please visit CSU Extension Farm to Table website under "prepare" and you will find a section on high altitude:
http://farmtotable.colostate.edu/prepare-seasonal.php#.VxeebNQrLRY
You can download the high altitude food preparation guide which will give overall suggestions. This is a good starting place. If you do a lot of baking, I recommend purchasing Pie in the Sky by Susan Purdy. It's a great resource.
Hope this help.
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