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The pastry should be as cold as possible when it is put into the oven.
A very hot oven is required, and the greater heat should be underneath, so that the pastry may rise to nearly its full height before it begins to brown.
To prevent it burning underneath after it has risen, and when the top is being coloured, put another shelf or baking-sheet under it.
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