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Convection Microwaves: Baking On the Road

At home I use an iron skillet, but the handle gets in the way.  I line a springform pan with foil, grease or spray with Pam, and pour the above into it.

Bake in preheated convection microwave oven 20-40 minutes until eggs are set (larger eggs may take longer).

Cut in wedges and serve with a side of sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes and grilled pineapple slices. Mimosa’s and lemon curd crepes are a wonderful addition also.” – Rickey Werner, 2012 Dodge Ram 3500, 2005 Lance 981

“We have successfully baked and grilled in our convection microwave.  No complaints.” – Steve Wright, 2015 Ram 3500, 2015 Lance 1172

“Absolutely.  I have baked cakes, pizza and even roasted a chicken.  No problem.  I don’t open the door since it takes awhile to get back up to temperature, but it works just fine.  The space I save by not having a second oven gives me space for all my pots and cooking equipment.

A neat trick we learned is to use your microwave as a breadbox when you are traveling.  It keeps the bread fresh and off the countertop.” – Nanette Fliesser, 2013 Chevy 3500, 2014 Host Mammoth

“In other campers I had a regular propane oven and a microwave oven.  My husband found and replaced the microwave with a microwave/convection of the same size, which was not easy.

One problem was that the door opened down, risking burned arms when using the convection oven.  So far I haven’t burned myself.

The second problem was reading the convection microwave book and learning how to use it.  And yes, I have baked chocolate chip cookies from dough.  I mixed the dough at home and refrigerated it.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tips

I dropped the refrigerated dough onto round flat side of a grill I own, set the temperature at 375-degrees Fahrenheit and, with no preheating, set the time for 6-minutes.  Pull it out at 6-minutes and gently tap each cookie flatter with a spatula and return.  Reset the time for 2-3 minutes and finish baking.  Let them sit 3-4 minutes before removing.

I also make baked muffins and beer bread.

Beer Bread Recipe

3 cups self-rising flour
⅓ cup sugar
One 12-ounce can of beer

Mix the ingredients just until moistened and put in bread pan.  Bake at 375-degrees Fahrenheit for 40-minutes.  Reduce the heat if the top is browning too much, and continue baking for an additional 15-minutes or until toothpick pulls out clean.” – Pat Bickel Jones, 2007 GMC 3500, 2017 Host Mammoth

“I have a convection microwave and the sticker is still on the glass.  It is used mostly to store chips and things.  In the defense of my convection microwave, I camp 99-percent of the time off-the-grid.

I will look forward to the recipes that your question of the week generates, along with any how-tos.” – Susan Surateaux, 2017 GMC 3500, 2018 Arctic Fox 811

“Note: I am a bachelor cooking for one, so I’m not a natural at this.

I replaced the standard Dometic 1,100-watt microwave with Daewoo 900-watt microwave/convection oven in my 2006 Layton fifth wheel two months ago.  I have been experimenting since.

My pork roast was the most successful.  The pizza test was so-so because of the difficulty of getting a crisp crust.  The tuna croquettes were satisfactory, but not quite as good as fried-in-oil.

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