Not having an oven for 4 1/2 months = torture
I am already having nightmares about it. Why would someone even build an apartment and not put an oven in the kitchen? That just seems preposterous. I mean my friend’s 8×8 Parisian apartment – makes sense – there isn’t room. A normal size apartment with a normal size kitchen – doesn’t make sense – plenty of room. The pseudo replacement of a toaster oven better have magical baking capacities that I am currently unaware of.
Get ready for the series of nat and her toaster oven accompanied by her trusty hot plates – unreal.
Thinking about my oven-less situation come September made me want to bake – so I did.
If you wanna do something, then do it. End of discussion, especially when the matter is to bake or not to bake.
Ingredients: (adapted from this recipe right hurrrrr)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (a pinch more depending on the moisture of the mix) –> haha have yet to find whole wheat flour so white just had to suffice
- 1 1/2 cups of Large Flake Rolled Oats (smaller flake is ok too)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 4 Tbsp. flax meal
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup oil (corn, grapeseed or olive – or sunflower oil like I used)
- 1 egg (beat with 1 Tbsp Water)
- 1 tsp Vanilla
Yummy ingredients aka mix-ins
- 3/4 cup cranberries
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
- In a medium bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together. Hint: when measuring out the honey, spray the measuring cup with oil or baking spray–your honey won’t stick).
- Mix the wet stuff with the dry stuff. Add your mix-ins. If the mixture seems too wet, add a bit of flour. If it isn’t binding together very well, you may wish to add an egg white.
- COOL the mix for 20 minutes in the fridge.
- Preheat the oven to 335 degrees (lower temperature due to the honey in the recipe which will burn more easily). –> I trust the baker but for me these babies were baked on #5 with the homestay oven!
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto your baking sheet (I recommend lining the baking sheet with parchment paper). Press down with a fork to ensure even cooking. – I used my hand – oops.
- Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes or until golden on the bottom of the cookie. The cookies freeze very well and make a great snack! Enjoy.
Host mother and sister approved
Cheers from the land that I am not sure knows the importance of a “normal” oven