May 17th, 2008


Recipe suggestions for baking with a dodgy oven

First some background info:

I'm currently living at my boyfriend's grandma's place. She has a pretty old gas oven and they have to buy gas in as they don't have it piped here. I think that affects the temperature as the gas level gets lower (it affects water temperature and pressure anyway). The temperature gauge has no numbers, and does "hot" and "not so hot", usually taking about twice as long to cook frozen food, eg Linda McCartney pies! It also burns things on the bottom so we have to put a dish of water in to keep that from happening...

The question:

Though I'm currently searching the shops for an oven thermometer and probably going to have to get one online, I'm wondering: does anyone have any recipes for cakes/desserts that can be done without really knowing the temperature...? I'm desperate to bake something!

cinnamon rolls!

1 package of prepared pizza dough (i used whole wheat from trader joes)
1/4 cup of non dairy butter
lotsa cinnamon

icing: 2 tbl non dairy milk blended with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar

1. take the pizza dough, and roll into a rectangle
2. melt the non dairy butter, and generously brush the dough
3. sprinkle the cinnamon until dough is almost completely covered
4. roll the dough
5. cut into about 8 pieces
6. spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and cook for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees
7. when cool enough to serve, top with icing. serve warm.

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