Back in my early solar cooking days I’d always make new recipes in my indoor oven first, especially baked goods. My reasoning was that if it came out right using a traditional oven but not in the Global Sun Oven I’d know where to lay the blame. I no longer have time for that. When I want to embark on a new baking adventure I go directly to my GSO. And that’s exactly what I did today. I’d never even heard of a chiffon cake, let alone baked one, before I found this recipe in the L.A. Times. I’ll admit I was a bit nervous, I’ve had my fair share of cake disasters, with and without the Sun Oven, but I decided to go for it anyway. It came out great.

I didn’t make any changes to the original recipe – which contains my all time favorite instruction “Set the pan aside in a quiet place until cooled completely, 1 to 2 hours.” – even the cooking times were the same.  Click here to read the recipe.

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