Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Carside cookies part II

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cooking with Kelly: Carside cookies part II

As the temperature hit 107 degrees Fahrenheit again today in Tucson, I tried to bake cookies in my car today. This time, we experienced success.
I think the difference is that I nestled a few different-shaped plates together so that the hot air could circulate under the cookies and the foil wouldn't deflect any of the heat away. Also, the use of a generous co-worker's meat thermometer was invaluable so I could make sure to properly "preheat" my car. It reached 170 in my car at one point and I baked the cookies for 1 and a half hours this time.

I also used my sun shields to block off the front of the car and reflect the sun back toward the cookies. After the time was up, I let them sit for a while inside to firm up.

All in all, they were still a bit mushy, but my co-workers and I didn't seem to mind. I could get into this whole solar cooking thing, but I know the press room is starting to talk about me as "that crazy intern."


WokandSpoon said...

Hehe - you did it! Cooked your cookies in the car!! Heheh - that's quite funny. One way to save the environment!

Cynthia said...

Kelly you rock! Congrats on the cookie baking.