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Old 02-04-2009, 13:57   #31
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I'm making a one pound loaf of apple oat bread for dinner today in our Zojirushi Mini Breadmaker, so I tried Nick's "test" to see if the mini breadmaker has the feature Nick mentioned the larger model has for power outages. I plugged it in, put in all the ingredients, let it start in the "rest" stage for a few minutes and unplugged it. I waited about a minute and plugged the breadmaker back in. It started right back at the same time it was at before I pulled the plug. Therefore, this mini has the same feature the larger Zojirushi has for power outages. Good to know that, so thanks Nick.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:50   #32
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I have been making bread weekly in prep for cruising. We will not have a generator so I don't think a machine will work for me. I also will not have an oven and plan to use the grill.

Has anyone really cooked or baked using a solar cooker? If so please tell me what works......
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Originally Posted by Janice View Post

Has anyone really cooked ...? If so please tell me what works......
Really cooked? as in made by hand and cooked in the normal boat oven?

i do

The only trick is I use a squre baking dish so the bread is out flatter as a normal loaf would rise and hit the top of the oven.

It works fine.

Often I make some bread rolls too so the dish isnt so full.

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my real question is has anybody either cooked or baked in a SOLAR oven? I keep seeing discussions about them but has anyone really used one?
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An inverter works perfectly for a breadmaker, you don't need a generator for that at all!

The grill works too, but wastes a lot of propane if you bake your bread with it.

I don't know where you plan to cruise but a solar oven feels like hell to me when it starts to rain. It rains a lot in the tropics.... I think you should consider an oven anyway.

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For my own baking needs, I like to use a simple recipe for a heavy bread called Kommisbrot:

300 ML water (1.2 cups)
1 Tablespoon of sugar beet syrup
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon caraway seed
300g Rye Flour or whole wheat flour (1.5 cups)
200g white flour (1 cup).
1 pack of bakers yeast

program the bread maker for 'normal' mixing time and the crust setting for medium.

Kommissbrot is simple to make and does not require refrigerated ingredients like some bread recipes. If one cannot get rye flour, whole wheat works just as well. A loaf keeps well for a spell without refrigeration.

I also like to make Navajo fry bread which is great for snacks.

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I just bought the mini Zojirushi

Wanted to let all of y'all know that after the recommendations on this thread I bought the mini Zojirushi. I only received it yesterday but so far am very pleased.

When researching price I found a better deal than on Amazon. I bought mine on eBay from a seller named fareast_bargain

Price was better and shipping included! Item arrived quickly and by UPS which did have tracking options (USPS tracking is a joke.)

Just thought I'd let y'all know. Thanks!
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