The experimentation with the Omnia oven continues.
With some guidance from the Extreme knitter I set about producing a cake.
I’ve never baked a cake before, so this was a new adventure for me.
I opted for the cheat route and used a Betty Crocker Cake mix; just add oil, water & eggs to the packet mixture to produce a fluffy, light cake. I like coconut, so I added some desiccated coconut to the mix.
Although I was cooking this cake at home I only used implements that I would have readily available in the campervan for authenticity as the oven will be used on our camping trips. I hand mixed the ingredients with a wooden spoon and poured the mix into the greased oven, scattering breadcrumbs beforehand to stop the cake sticking to the pan.
After about 20 minutes cooking, the top of the cake looked ready and it passed the fork test, so it was left to cool.
Getting the cake out proved to be awkward and once it was out on to the plate it was obvious that I had set the gas burner too high and the bottom was black
Not one to give up I cut the black bits off and offered the extreme knitter a small portion with ice cream for a taste test.
It was lacking something. It tasted bloody horrible. The E/knitter smiled politely as she nibbled tiny pieces of it trying not to be negative, but the burnt taste had impregnated the whole cake. Uckk!!
Into the dustbin with it and I lit a scented candle in an attempt to cover that lingering burnt smell in the kitchen.
We have decided that the silicone mould would be a great advantage when baking cakes, now if we could just find someone that sells them in the UK.
I did consider not writing this post. I mean, why show your mistakes?
I would like to say that I wrote it because I felt that honesty and true professionalism was the order of the day, but really, it was just too funny not to share.
I shall probably try Pork Chops, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings next week.