So I happened to have a ready to go bag of peanut butter cookie mix in my cupboard (not a common occurrence in my house) and thought it would be fun to having a baking day with my girls. So we set the SUN OVEN out in the sun for some preheating and then got to work in the kitchen.
The girls had such fun adding in the ingredients (they love to crack the eggs… and then I get to pick out any shells from said eggs ), mixing the dough, tasting… I mean testing… the dough to make sure it was just right, forming the balls (although I had to help with this part) and then smooshing the cookies to make the pretty (or not-so-pretty) crisscross pattern in the tops.
Then it was into the SUN OVEN for some cooking.
I wasn’t quite sure how long the cookies would need (the package said about 12 minutes) and after 15, I wasn’t thinking they were quite done yet. So I left them for a bit longer… lost a little track of time… and kinda sorta overcooked the first batch. Whoops. But the second batch was a much better success. I went ahead and took them out after 15 minutes regardless of the fact that they still looked a little soft and they set up nicely as they cooled. Perfect.
08/30/2011 • Well, the temperatures have been beyond pathetic here in southeast Texas. We are just melting! And with all this heat, I have not been feeling very inclined to cook/bake anything that would require me to turn on the oven. And then... I got my SUN OVEN! I have been so excited to start using this baby! The first thing I decided to make in my SUN OVEN was some delicious cinnamon swirl bread. Don't ask me why... I'm not sure I've ever even made cinnamon swirl bread before. But that was what I wanted to make. I didn't even have more
08/12/2011 • This is our new baby: the SUN OVEN! It is SO cool! We're so excited to welcome it into our home and make it a part of our lives. :) I am going to LOVE not having to heat up the kitchen so much anymore during this blasted heat. This bad boy can cook basically anything I would cook in the oven as well as anything I would cook on the stove (aside from doing any sort of sautéing or frying up food). I'm so excited to start using it! I'll keep you posted with some of our fun solar more