Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Fiery Furnace



Bragging rights, right here. Check out this puppy! French bread gone wild. 8 minutes into cooking time, this bad boy caught on fire in my oven!

I like to think that I'm a good baker. Currently, this is just a thought. I haven't turned out much proof lately that I know what I'm doing in the kitchen. Can I blame it all on my new stove? Probably not, but it has thrown me a giant curveball. It's the original wall oven, and I really like the idea of it. Plus it's cute--Jason took the time to spray paint the door black so it would match my other appliances. I love having drawers under my cooktop--if you think about it, a standard oven/range takes up a lot of room. But my wall oven is really small. (Fortunately for Jay, my cookie sheets still fit into it.) I haven't given up on it yet, but I'm starting to think I'm too optimistic. Most of my food comes out burned, varying between burned tops with doughy bottoms and doughy tops with burned bottoms. So, since we're having company tonight, I suppose we'll eat stir-fry!

5 comments:

heather said...

Oh poor Joyce...sorry about the burning bread! Good thing that Mother's Day is right around the corner, Maybe Jay can find a newer model built in oven. :)

And by the way you are a great baker! Crumpets anyone?

Cottonista said...

Thanks Heather! That makes me feel better. I did actually make a killer pizza last night--I baked it in my mother in law's oven. I still think your sourdough bread rules.

Sherri said...

Joyce, you are hilarious! I've never quite seen anything like that before. It's definitely the oven and I agree that a new one for Mother's Day would be a perfect idea...that ipod you bought Jason for Valentine's Day should help you out. :)

Deb said...

You probably already thought of this, but I had to learn the hard way that old ovens require one to buy a separate thermometer that sits in the oven. Then I learned that my oven burns 25-50 degrees hotter than it is set to. You might not want to tell Jay though, and just hold out for a new oven :)

Cottonista said...

The oven thermometer is on my list in a last ditch effort to save the thing. Thanks!