Sunday sweets- More ovenless treats

Posted on: April 26th, 2009 by admin 3 Comments

It’s true some people don’t have an oven. Which obviously makes baking a challenge. But everyone loves a home-made treat now and again, so here are a couple for this weeks Sunday sweets.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Not the most attractive cookie on the market, but they really won’t last long on the plate, they’re totally delicious.

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 c rolled oats

Bring butter, sugar, cocoa and milk to a boil over medium heat. Stir and boil for about 2 minutes, careful because it will burn if you don’t stir it. Take pan off the heat and add peanut butter. Stir until peanut butter is melted. Add 1 1/2 cups rolled oats. Mix well. Drop from spoon onto paper or a plate. Let cool before serving or storing.

You can also make these cookies without peanut butter if need be, boil all the ingredients like normal, but at the end add 1/2 cup of dessicated coconut with the oats. (For peanut free).

These little non-cooked biccies are really, really good. Add some chocolate chips, dried fruit or whole peanuts at the end for some extra crunch.

Stove-top Apple Crumble

This recipe is a brilliant one for those who aren’t fortunate to own an oven. You just need one burner and a pot and a pan.

For the base:

  • 4 apples (granny smith are good for this) peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 c raisins, sultanas, dried cherries or cranberries (optional)

For the crumble:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 60 g butter (melted)
  • 1/2 c crushed plain biscuits (cookies)

Place all the base ingredients in a pot on the stove on medium heat with a lid on, so that the apples steam. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes- or until the apples go just soft.

In a bowl combine the crumble ingredients using a spoon. Even better use your hands to press the mixture together so it resembles big clumps. Pop the lot in a frying pan and toast there for about 5 – 10 minutes, until the oats go slightly golden, stirring occasionally,

Even though the apple base will be finished cooking earlier- leave the lid on so it keeps warm. (Yes the apples will continue to cook a little). When the crumble is ready spoon the base mixture into a bowl, top with the crumble and a good serve of vanilla ice-cream. Enjoy!

Recipes are adapted from Ezra pound cake and eatpress’ own.

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  2. Jemiro says:

    Thank you, thank you for this ovenless Crumble recipe!! I have been looking for a way to make a (fairly) fast crumble topping without the large amount of time the oven takes for having it ready and done. Thanks for this, it looks great too. I will certainly be trying this soon. Kind regards, JJ from Germany.

  3. admin says:

    No worries JJ! I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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