Monday, January 07, 2008

Baking bread in the solar oven

If there is one thing in the world I love, it is food that cooks itself! Now after years in Niger, one of the things we get tired of is eating (only) white bread, but baking in the gas oven and heating up the entire house in the middle of day has never been a favorite of mine. Cooking in the solar oven however is, and since we came up with the bread recipe, we've been enjoying homemade bread after a long and hard day at word! Ah, you want to do it yourself? Well, after having purchased your own solar oven, here is what you do:


3 dl of sorgo or millet flour
3 dl of wheat flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2,5 dl of water
0,5 dl of peanut oil

Mix all the ingredients together, place in a black pot in the solar oven for a minimum of 5 hours.

We normally fix the dough in the evening, put it in the fridge, go to bed and then first thing in the morning before heading off to work, we place it in the solar oven. On good days (with lots of sunshine), the bread is done at noon but since we like it for supper, we just leave it in the oven and take it out when we come home.

Preferably served with butter&cheese or with Ishtar's personal favorite "The Niger tuna&basil spread".



1 comment:

karin andersson said...

Åh, vad gott det ser ut! Jag blir riktigt sugen på att köpa en solugn och prova! Men vi har väl över lag för lite sol i Sverige. Men inte idag! Idag skiner solen från en klarblå himmel och jag var ute och gick en rejäl runda innan middag, och tänker skita i skolarbetet för resten av dgen också. Ska hem till en av Andreas kompisar och fika istället!

Kram Karin