So last week our cooker arrived on our doorstep...
So far we have cooked bread...
2 cups cooked rice (great way to use up any leftovers)
2 cups grated vegies
1 onion diced
1 cup grated cheese
2 teaspoons curry powder
a few favourite herbs
Mix thoroughly all ingredients, pour into pie dish and cook for 45 mins in moderate oven. Takes a bit longer in the solar cooker. Basically anything goes. As we use seasonal vegies in this pie it changes throughout the year.
And then on Thursday at playgroup we baked the children's buns in the solar cooker..
Aren't they cute. The children knead the dough and for some it's their first experience and bread making. As you can see the buns don't get quite as brown as when baked in a conventional oven, but they certainly taste just as good. These were enjoyed by young and old with some home grown honey.
We will be doing most of our baking in the solar cooker the Spring and Summer. Free energy from the sun with the added bonus of not heating up the house.