Talking of Christmas, we have finally had some days which were suitable for baking in my solar oven. I need really sunny days, as I don't want clouds drifting over and dropping the temperature inside by even 10 degrees. Other food - it's not so critical, but baking...
|Mandy - standing guard over the box which|
teases her with smells and (eventually)
So, with the good weather, I have spent the last couple of days making solar baked Christmas cakes in my solar oven. Yeah, I know it's a tad late, but I hope the fruit cakes will have enough time to mature before Christmas. I couldn't have attempted it whilst the builders were here...
I manage to fit three cakes into the oven at a time - in different sized and shaped pots - mostly round, for that is the traditional Christmas cake shape, but I have also made some Christmas cake "logs". Baking your Christmas cake in the solar oven is really the easiest way of baking a Christmas cake - it won't burn, and, if you get busy in the garden, and forget the cakes for an extra half-an-hour, no damage is caused to the cakes - well, nothing that an extra dose of Brandy wont sort out LOL
|One of the six that I have baked so far - Christmas|
gifts and one each for the kids. Still three to go...
Moist and delicious - the smell filled the room
as I left them to cool on the wire rack.