I finally decided to make the pre-packaged beer bread I was given over Christmas. Since I’ve heard that I can use the Sun Oven to bake my bread I decided to give it a try. The image to the left is the finished product after about 1.5 hours in the oven and cooking temps of between 250-300 degrees. What do you think? Besides not being browned on top, it certainly looked done.
The package said it should cook at 375 degrees for about 40-50 minutes. Since the bread cooked at a lower temperature I figured it needed more time… how much time was the question. Since I didn’t really know how much time to add I just doubled it. In fact, when I finally removed the bread from the Sun Oven I was worried that it might have been dried out as the top was severely cracked!
Fortunately, that was not the case. The bread turned out very tasty. FYI, here’s what the bread looked like when it was supposed to be done (at about 45 minutes):
The bread was beginning to crack at the top but I figured the insides weren’t quite done yet, although I didn’t test it to find out. And, if you’re curious, this is what the bread looked like after about 10 minutes in the oven:
Here the bread was just beginning to rise.
Overall, this experiment was a success and definitely something I will try again in the future.
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