Posts Tagged ‘ovenless baking’

Naan bread

Posted on: August 26th, 2011 by admin 10 Comments

Bread on the stove

This is not exactly a true naan recipe, I wish we had a naan oven. But Beans made up this recipe a long time ago and we eat it regularly with curry and soups. It is, in fact, my absolute favorite bread we make.  Many people have been asking us for it lately, maybe because it’s quite easy to make and you don’t need to turn on the oven and it’s really delicious!

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  • 2c flour
  • 1/4 c plain yoghurt
  • 1 pkt (7 or 8 g) quick rise yeast
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or melted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • water (1/4 c luke-warm and 1/2 c extra)

Add yeast to luke-warm water with a tiny pinch of sugar and let stand (can be just a few minutes if you have no time- or 10 otherwise).

In a bowl mix flour and salt, add the yoghurt, oil and then the yeast mix. Check the consistency and add a little water at a time, if needed, until the mix makes a firm dough.

Break into small rounds and roll out really thin on a floured surface. They should be roughly 20cm (10 in) round.

In a large shallow fry pan you can cook them in a little butter or dry. Just add the dough to the pan and watch the bread puff in places, after about 1 minute- or when it browns- flip. They cook fast so just continue until all the dough is used. The texture of this bread is wonderful, perfect to make with anything that needs mopping up, like curry or stew.

Also try cooking breads with added garlic, cheese, herbs or spices. Or maybe you’d like sweet ones with an added tbsp sugar and then a squeeze of citrus.

Song for this recipe:

“Look out weekend” – Kid Sister Look Out Weekend (feat. Nina Sky) - Look Out Weekend (feat. Nina Sky) - Single

Nothing like a bad pop remix, but you can have fun with any kind of music when you’re in the kitchen, just grab a utensil as a mic and sing badly- so fun.  I go to New York this weekend to visit my little sisters, one from there, one from Aus and we are going to eat, shop, talk and dance like crazy – look out weekend…

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.

Ovenless baking

Posted on: March 17th, 2009 by admin 3 Comments

This is for you Craze and the many others out there that crave some home-made baked treats and don’t have an oven. Many people suggest buying toaster ovens etc, but sometimes you just have nothing but a stove and some pots and pans- or maybe just a microwave, so we’re going to do some recipes that you can make at home with limited equipment, because let’s face it, some of us are just your average broke renter trying to move on from 2 minute noodles (not that there isn’t a time and place for those.)

Lemon Sugar Cookies on the stove

2 1/4 cups flour (plain or whole wheat)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp lemon juice

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream the butter and sugar until smooth, then add the beaten egg to make a fluffy paste. Stir in the lemon juice. Then add the dry ingredients to the liquid mixture gradually, beating continually until smooth.

Shape the dough into balls the size of walnuts and place the nuggets in a moderately hot, greased skillet or heavy based pan, leaving enough room to flatten them with the bottom of a floured glass. Cover the pan with a lid and bake the cookies 6-8 minutes on each side. When they’re crisp and golden, remove them to cool and repeat the process until all the dough is used. If you like, glaze the cookies while they’re hot with honey or other frosting. This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies.

This recipe is a variation on Hanukkah cookies or Soofganyot, fry pan cookies.