I am always on the look out for little cooking appliances for the motorhome. As some of you might recall we have a small motorhome with a tiny kitchen – no oven – just a 2 burner stovetop and a microwave! I do like fresh bake goods though from time to time while we are traveling and when I saw this small Ultimate Brownie Maker I thought I would give it a try. It was on a clearance rack at Belk’s for only $8.00 out of the original $23.99 or whatever it was. Not a bad price for something so little – would it work or not?
I tried a brownie recipe in it last week and they turned out – I forgot to think about blogging about it and no photos of the brownies – sorry – they tasted good and they were done in 8 minutes – it takes about 2 minutes for the unit to heat up.
Today I thought I would try out a cornbread muffin mix – I like fresh cornbread and that goes good with beef stew or soup when camping. It makes 8 at a time – I had already made 8 and had some batter left over so I got 6 more out of it. I lifted the lid briefly to take a photo as it was about half way done. Raising nicely. These are small – 4 bites for me and one is finished! So I think I ate 3 or 4 of them
Does not brown on the top but as you can see the bottom browns up nicely. The inside was baked just right. You have to be careful to not over bake – I baked these 6 minutes then you raise the lid and let it bake one more minute. The brownies I baked 8 minutes and raise the lid and they were done a little too much and a couple burn spots on the tops.
This is the packet I used – the batter was a little thin so I added a half of a cup of white flour to the mix. I wasn’t sure if thin would work out well as the brownie mix is thicker. I want to see what all can I make in this little thing. I will be experimenting with it a little bit. Then write down what I did and stick it with the little cookbook that came with it before I put it in the camper.
I now know that brownies work out good and so does cornbread. The next thing to experiment with is fruit turnovers. I’m thinking a frozen pie crust – thawed out, cut in 4 pieces, a can of apple pie filling – each piece of crust make in into a ball, then roll out thin in a circle – I have no rolling pin in the camper but a food can will work out well. Put a couple tablespoons of fruit filling in the center, fold over, crimp the edges and place one or two (depending on how big they turn out) on the cooker, sprinkle a little sugar over the top and let it cook about the same amount of time as the cornbread – 7 minutes! and maybe they will turn out good – just an idea right now – I’ll let you know if it works out