Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Making bread without an oven in an emergency

I once found myself briefly stymied by a microwave that suddenly died on me. I thought, 'how am I going to heat water?' and then boy, did I feel silly at having become so used to a microwave oven. I remembered I still had a full set of pots and pans and a stove and I could - wait for it - boil water on the stove! In a pot!  OMG!!! Duh...

That's what's called a 'workaround', as in 'how do you work around that problem?'. In my case, it was going back to what I'd used before I had the nuker. In the case of making bread, the nice folks at Prepared Pantry have a 20 page manual on making bread in an emergency without an oven. You can find a lot of other baking guides
here.