If you don't know how to bake blind just Google it and you will get loads on how to do it. My microwave is the Sharp Jet Convection & Grill. Because you add the micro power to the cooking it cuts down how long you need to cook. Using pastry is the only time I preheat the microwave. In combination cooking you can also use a metal flan dish. You can also make the pastry by mixing it by hand. This recipe works well with bacon or ham.