Definitions for "BAKE BLIND"
Keywords:  pastry, pricked, soggy, parchment, fork
To bake blind means to partially or completely bake a pastry crust before it is filled. Lining the crust with parchment paper or foil and then weighing it down with raw rice, dried beans or pie (pastry) weights keeps the crust from shrinking or puffing up during baking.
Partially or totally cook a pastry case before filling it. This prevents the pastry going soggy. Pastry should be partially cooked when it is going to be filled with an uncooked mixture (such as egg in a quiche), or fully cooked for fresh fruit flans. The uncooked pastry is lined with a piece of baking paper and, to prevent it rising, it is filled with dried beans or uncooked rice. This enables the pastry to bake with a flat base.
To partially or completely bake an unfilled pastry crust.