Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Quiche on Stove Top

Made a zucchini/pumpkin quiche tonight in our stove top wonder easy to bake with this marvelous invention that has been around for a very long time and was used in the sixties in Israel! I call my wonder pot oven "Oshra" after the man who sold it to me from Israel via ebay! After my initial fear of using it I am now very confident and bake all sorts of things in it...cakes, casseroles, quiche, even bread...I don't know how I survived without it really! Oshra is perfect for a boat galley...baking on the stove top is great, as it does not heat up the whole kitchen (and therefore the whole main cabin) and it uses very little gas...the flame only needs to be on low for it to work :) Best of all...the finished product is just as if you baked it in the oven!

For detailed info please go to wikipedia...

Here is a short explanation copied from Wikipedia:
How it works
The Wonder Pot is effective at baking on top of the stove for three reasons: its aluminium material, its hole, and the metal disc which separates it from the flame. The aluminium material allows heat to spread uniformly. The center hole of the pot focuses the flame and creates heat dispersion around the inside of the cake. The metal disc lifts the pot off the fire, reducing and focusing the flame. Baking in the Wonder Pot without the metal disc will produce a cake that is dry on the bottom and thick and wobbly in the center. The metal disc is sold in different thicknesses and diameters to accommodate different baking times and larger flames. The lid of the Wonder Pot is perforated with small holes to release steam. Baking time in a Wonder Pot varies from 40 to 50 minutes.
The Wonder Pot produces high and airy cakes. In addition to baking, the Wonder Pot is an effective medium for cooking vegetables, legumes, and rice in layers. It can also be used to cook kugels, casseroles, pasta dishes, meat, and chicken.
There you have it! As said...I love the thing :)
So my captain and I celebrated Christmas Eve with quiche and Mimosas (Champagne and orange juice)...just the two sweeties on ORION :) Peace on Earth!