OK …. the most regular question from both turkey virgins and old hands is …. “How long should I cook the turkey ?”. Each family seems to have developed its own approach to the whole business.
It can be a very stressful time especially if you are hosting Christmas lunch for the first time and want to impress – but you don’t always need to get up in the middle of the night to kick the whole the process off.
You might like to look at this app that seems to be getting reasonable reviews …. at just 69p it might be a life and reputation saver ….
TurkeyTimer helps you take the guesswork out of Christmas and other holiday cooking. Enter the weight of your turkey, whether it’s stuffed, your desired internal temperature, and whether you plan to baste the turkey. Using algorithms based on top cookbook instructions, TurkeyTimer will track the approximate brownness of your turkey, the approximate internal temperature of your turkey, and about how long it will be until you can take the turkey out of the oven. This handy tool will even remind you when it’s time to baste the turkey!
– Know how soon your turkey will be ready
– Know your turkey’s internal temperature
– Track your turkey’s brownness
– Choose between a moister or a dryer turkey
– Know when it’s time to baste
– Always works, even if you send text messages or make or receive phone calls
With TurkeyTimer, you can be certain that your turkey will be perfect!
It’s a bit Americanised and I’m not sure though about defrosting times as I always say fresh is best – support your local butcher ….