Saturday, August 16, 2008
...... blueberries in all the stages of ripeness....just because I love the colours!
Today, it is 32C or 90F.... not really the perfect day for baking. I have been known to turn on the oven when the house gets to 92F ... I figure if it is hot already...what difference could it possibly make?
Today I decided to try something else though.... I wondered if I could just bake some in my electric frying pan instead of turning on the oven.
Guess what? the answer is yes. However... it does take longer than the 20 minutes in an oven...and....the tops do not brown. They appear almost ..uhm...... steamed looking on the tops.... . but..the texture is great... and the bottom is lovely and golden. The Saskatoon berries were swollen to bursting and seem even sweeter than straight off the bush.
I placed my cooling rack on the bottom of the pan.... put the dough on double thickness of foil... and placed on top of the rack.
I had the pan at 400F and did put on the lid. If moisture accumulated inside the lid (I can see it because my lid is glass) I just wiped it off, in an attempt to prevent steaming. I thought it might even be possible to brown the surface...but the answer to that seems to be ...no. Oh, well....they are delicious and the garage smells like scones...I placed the pan on the workbench..... keeping it cool as possible in here til I have to turn on the AC....
Back later with the recipe ....