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Old 04-04-2009, 07:43   #1
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Baking on the Grill

I have a few ideas on baking on the grill. Magna grill with pizza stone then a wire rack to put the bread pan on( to keep bottom from getting burned). Then a fireproof shield of some sort to line the inside of the grill top to retain heat.

Has anyone developed such a thing?

I still want to play with a solar oven and welcome comments from those that have actually tried one.

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Old 04-04-2009, 16:07   #2
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We use a couple of round pie pans of differing brands. When stacked, one is slightly larger than the other, so it won't fit all the way down in the other one. This prevents any metal to metal contact except at the rim. We bought one at Target and the other at Walmart.

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thanks. What type of things do you bake? Do you have some type of cover to help hold in the heat? The grill cover is so thin.
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Sounds like you want a traditional heavy cast iron dutch oven. While they work best when covered in coals, they'll still work pretty well at distributing heat with the flame under them, and the BBQ lid down.
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I have baked brownies on the grill. Used the same method mentioned by others: a couple of pans stacked with only rim of bottom pan touching bottom of upper pan. This method worked okay but not something I would prefer to do if an oven is available.

If you are thinking of baking bread and don't have an oven, there is also the method of using a large heavy cast-iron skillet on the stove top. Turn a cake pan upside down inside the pre-heated cast-iron skillet. Place your bread loaf pan on top of the upside down cake pan. Cover with an inverted large professional-chef-grade stainless steel bowl, the rim of which should rest either on the bottom of the inside of the cast iron skillet or on the rim of the cast iron skillet. This creates an oven effect on the stove top. Finding storage for that huge SS bowl might be a challenge on a small boat.

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A friend said he bought a ceramic tile and it did the job in the oven as a pizza stone.

Yes, "Grills" or us proppa people would call them Webbers, or dome bbq's etc work even though the steel is thin on top

Chuck some twigs inside when you are cooking so they burn against the gas or coals to give a more natural smokey flavour


Cooking is great on board!!!!!!!!

Our little voyage is going well - we have done 42 miles of our 210 - and lunch today was real American Hot Dogs! Real caramilized onion, American Mustard and Aussie sauce and cheese in toasted buns

I don't know if thats the way you Americans eat them, but thats the way we think you eat them!!!


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Everything but the "Aussie sauce"

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thanks. What type of things do you bake? Do you have some type of cover to help hold in the heat? The grill cover is so thin.
We have the typical circular propane grill on the stern rail.
Actually, holding in the heat is not the problem. Even on low, the temp measured in the middle is nearly 400 F. Bread and Brownies are my faves.

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Janice,

Ann has baked wonderful bread on top of the stove for years, using an old aluminium Presto pressure cooker. Don't see why it wouldn't work just fine on a BBQ, if you can keep it lit at low flame settings.

PM us if you have any specific queries, and I'll get her to answer you with hands-on advice instead of my bystander thoughts.

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A friend said he bought a ceramic tile and it did the job in the oven as a pizza stone.
Did exactly that with our magma, had a 500X500 tile, chopped the corners to fit the magma, made pizza and Damper like bread on it

Worked a treat, and a heat bead only model, 12 beads I think was the number for cooking anything and everything.
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All this talk about baking made me cook a bunch of brownies. On the grill I use low heat, a pan within a pan as previously described, and I cook them for 20 minutes. The middle isn't done yet, so I turn off the heat and let it sit inside the barbecue for another ten minutes or so. Ahhhh!

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real American Hot Dogs! Real caramilized onion, American Mustard and Aussie sauce and cheese in toasted buns
How many Aussies do you have to use to make a batch of that sauce?

We usually like chili, but we're open-minded.

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What is Aussie sauce?

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In South Africa they use monkey gland sauce. What is Aussie sauce?
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Just to resurrect this thread for a moment Mark, it wasn't by any chance actually a 'British' sauce transplanted to Australia was it?
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