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the joy of having to bake

thanks everybody! yum.

Mar 01, 2010
hereticfig in Home Cooking

the joy of having to bake

baked french toast?! where have i been?

re: baked eggs: i searched "boil eggs in the oven" and ended up here: http://discovermagazine.com/2006/feb/..., which says the new perfect egg is obtained by baking for an hour at 150 degrees. i tried it, put 6 eggs all alone in the oven. it felt a little sacrilegious. i may have had the oven too hot, because the white was nice but the yolk was long gone to egg dust. seems promising though.

the only cast iron here is 1 small le creuset sans lid. lots of stainless steel pots that could go in the oven. about 12 big and very sharp knives. a good blender. and a waffle maker!

Mar 01, 2010
hereticfig in Home Cooking

the joy of having to bake

oh sproutling, if you could see the big sad pile of burnt matches on my counter...

thanks for the ideas though guys! it's a fun challenge. quiche is on the menu for sure. but i had never thought of baking rice, and it looks great! and i haven't ever actually baked meatballs so that sounds good.

i'm going to file the baked oatmeal under "cake". :)

my plan for the pasta is to pour boiling water over it and let it set for a bit then bake. sigh. no fancy bechamel though.

i have cooked oats/wheat in a crockpot overnight before, but i haven't decided what temperature it would need to be at in the oven. and from the looks of the alton brown rice recipe the ratio of grain to water might need to be tweaked.

Mar 01, 2010
hereticfig in Home Cooking

the joy of having to bake

i accidentally posted this to the LA boards, apologies for the double.

i'm house-sitting for the next few weeks at a place where the gas stove doesn't work, but the oven does. so no frying, sauteing, boiling. (i do have an electric teakettle so i can still bring water to boil.) i am stumped. i discovered today that you can 'bake' eggs in the shell, but other than that all i can think of for warm food are variations on bread, baked potatoes and roasted vegetables. could i make hot cereal for example? how would you cook things like beans, rice, pasta, soup, from start to finish using only the oven? any other great meals you can think of?

or should i just look at this as an opportunity to live on cake for a while?

Mar 01, 2010
hereticfig in Home Cooking