Sunday, 28 February 2010

Baking bread in the solar oven (Jan 11th 2009)

From this;

To this;

BOM site registered 37 degrees, my garden thermometer registered 42 degrees. Took about an hour and a half to bake. I actually overcooked it a bit.


TheCrone said...

14 Responses to “Baking bread in a solar oven”
1.Goingalittlebitferal Says:

January 11th, 2009 at 5:49 am e

Fantastic! I am going to do a cheat solar oven later this week (meant to be 37) and try to dry some fruit.

2.molly Says:

January 11th, 2009 at 5:59 am e

WTG girl, looks delicious!

3.naturewitch Says:

January 11th, 2009 at 7:07 am e

Feeling just a little bit envious, except I don’t like the heat needed to produce such results. Well done! It looks scrumptious. xx

4.Teresa Says:

January 11th, 2009 at 11:58 am e

This looks DE-LISC-IOUS!!!!
Maybe I’ll have to build a solar cooker
5.Leah Says:

January 11th, 2009 at 5:36 pm e

So how did it taste? I made a solar oven back in high school, but it took 3 hours to cook one sausage, so it was disassembled pretty quick.

6.admin Says:

January 11th, 2009 at 6:30 pm e

The bread was super crunchy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.

Love it!

I tried to build my own but couldn’t get the temps over 60 degrees. Had to buy this one.

7.Julie Says:

January 11th, 2009 at 7:23 pm e

Looks fabulous L. Do you have any condensation issues when you are baking? My oven is the same as yours but I find that I get condensation dripping back onto my bread (erk). I tried tilting the oven slightly but the back (and mirror) seemed unstable,and leaving the lid open a crack means it doesn’t get hot enough inside. I’ve never done it on a 37′C day though - maybe that’s the secret?


TheCrone said...

8.Di Says:

January 11th, 2009 at 7:54 pm e

looks delish - now I am craving bread (and I’m trying to cut carbs bugger, you will have to enjoy it for me.)

9.admin Says:

January 11th, 2009 at 8:51 pm e

Julie there wasn’t any condensation at all. Could be that it evaporated as soon as it happened - ask Molly, it has been bl**dy hot here for the last two weeks!

10.river Says:

January 12th, 2009 at 3:51 am e

Looks wonderful. Is it possible to bake a loaf with a less crunchy crust? I love bread crust but but my teeth can only handle so much, excessive hard chewing causes me several days worth of aching. Where do I buy a solar oven? Do they come with recipe suggestions?
11.admin Says:

January 12th, 2009 at 4:22 am e

Yes, I left it in the solar oven way too long so I got a nice crunchy crust (The Husband complained!) I bought it from here

There is a link in my blog list (where I go for inspiration) for solar recipes. The oven comes with an instructional dvd.

12.Kristy Says:

January 12th, 2009 at 6:00 am e

oooh yummo! I always wondered how a solar oven would go - thanks for trial testing it for me nice work and one way to take advantage of the past week’s high temps - without heating up the house Says:

January 12th, 2009 at 6:42 am e

Wow that looks great. But it hasn’t been hot enough here lately. Only a couple of days in the 30’s so far. weird summer we are having. I’d like to have a go at building one for Guides.

14.admin Says:

January 12th, 2009 at 6:54 am e

Jo-Anne, go hassle Apprentice Domestic Goddess; her DH made a great one in which she cooked soup!