I keep coming back to this thread when I read on other forums how someone is baking with an alcohol stove. This thread has some awesome info on the well tested results of our contributors. I refer back to this thread so often I used the "sticky" feature to keep it at the top of the forum
I had a blueberry beagle this morning and made me think of the big
blueberry muffins I made with my Fancee Feest alcohol stove and the large jello mold.
I read through a few pages and copied some interesting stuff to share:
esterday I wanted to test the mix out of a box. There is at least twice the amount of mix in a box. After mixing the batter I guessed at the total amount of batter to be 1 1/4 cups of batter would be half the amount for each bundt pan that I had greased up. I put the batter into the pans and was ready to bake. 1st one came out fine. I saw what appeared to be enough water left in the lower pan to do the next bundt pan. I proceeded as normal and half way through the baking I could smell something different. I went to the kitchen and looked to see if the burner was still on. Yep just on the last bit of fuel remaining. After a few min. I removed the lid and was surprised to see the top had browned slightly(see photo). I placed the bundt on a plate upside down and holding onto the two together gave it a quick downward thrust to have the muffin separate itself from the pan. I came out easily and was surprised to see the muffin had browned completely on the outside and inside.
The lower pan had run out of water and was being heated while dry causing no harm to the pan but causing the muffin to brown because of the high heat.
Now I have to make more muffin rings to determin the right amount of water for the pan to cook and brown on a consistant basis.
Things just happen for the better!!!! It was not intentional that it browned. I thought I had enough water left to do another bake.
Edited to add photos:
Made 2 Betty Crocker peanut butter bundt ring muffins.
Used Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix. comes in the plastic pouch goo for mixing right in the pouch.
I eliminated the required mixing ingredients. I used only 1 cup of applesauce.
They turned out like muffin mix rings. They tasted peanutbuttery good
Wait till cooled before removing from pan. They shrink away from the sides of the pans.
It's down to a science
1/4 cup water. It completely evaporates 2/3 of the way through and then comes the dry heat to brown it a little at the end. good idea about the new vaccum sealer, will do
Sarbar move over, here comes Ridgerunner and Zelph
2 ounces of fuel burned for 17 min. I let the pot sit for an addition 12 min. to let it continue to cook by means of latent heat. The pot acts a cozy because it has an air space between the jello mold and the wall of the pot that it's in. The jello mold doesn't sit on the bottom of the pot, it' s suspended about an inch from the bottom. A total of 30 min elapsed before removing the meatloaf. It was thouroughly cooked and tasted delicious
Sarbar would be proud
I'll try and make a more detailed movie to show details
Here is a movie short version: