How can I bake or make bread without using my oven during the summer?
May 2, 2014 9:33 AM Subscribe
Late last year a few friends and I started an informal bartering club. My contribution is baked goods, usually bread of some kind, but as the first heatwave of the season kicked in I realized I’m going to need an alternative to oven baking. Cooks and bakers of MeFi, hope me some bready recipes that I can make during red flag season.
posted by Room 641-A to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I know that there are lots of refrigerator/no-bake cookies recipes, but for the purposes of this question I’d like to avoid sweets or desserts. Things that freeze well or at least keep for a few days is important, since I don’t see everyone at the same time. “Quick and easy” is not a requirement.
I have all the tools you’d need to bake or cook from scratch. What I don’t have are a lot of small appliances, although I’d be willing to consider buying something small (I have a tiny kitchen) and versatile. A bread maker is a non-starter. Do not want!
Bonus question: Should I consider a small counter top convection oven for this purpose? I’ll leave the specifics to a new question if people think it’s a good idea.
(I know that even the stove top generates a lot of heat, but it’s much more easily dissipated so I’m willing to try that.)