Beer Bread

Beer Bread CompositeCook Time: 2 1/2 – 3 hrs
Serves 6 – 8

Beer bread is an easy and rewarding bread to make. It is a hearty bread, and when cooked in the Sunflair®, it won’t rise as much, but it will be moist and tender. The yeast in the beer makes the bread rise and butter is not required as it is steamed from the moisture of the beer. Thus, a healthier bread!

Ingredients
3 cups (686 g.) flour, sifted (measure, then sift)
3 teaspoons (14 g.) baking powder (omit if using self-rising flour)
1/2 teaspoon (2 g.) salt (omit if using self-rising flour)
1/2 cup (114 g.) sugar
12 oz. beer

Directions
Preheat Sunflair® Solar Oven. Set oven up with the round roaster and cover with lid. Or for loaf shape, grease a loaf pan and place inside the roaster and cover with the lid.

Bake 2 1/2 – 3 hours. Remove from pan and let cool for 15 minutes.

Note: If the flour is not sifted, the bread will be heavier and more dense like a biscuit.

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Beef in Irish Stout Stew

The Irish Beer Stewflavors of beef and stout together are fabulous! Make sure you have some hearty bread on hand to soak up every drop.

Serves 6
Cook time: 6+ hrs

Ingredients:

2 lbs (914 g.)  stew meat, cubed
1 yellow onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
6 oz (170g) tomato paste
1 1/2 cup (353 ml.) Irish stout beer, such as Guinness®
4 sprigs fresh thyme
2 large potatoes, cubed
2 carrots, chopped
2 tablespoons (29 g.) fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in the metal roaster. Cover and cook for 6+ hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Serve and garnish with a little parsley.

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Spinach & Feta Frittata

FrittataServes 4-6
Cook time 3 hours

A frittata is an Italian dish similar to a crustless quiche or an omelette with vegetables, cheese, and meats. They make a lovely meal for a brunch, lunch or dinner.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon (14 g.) extra virgin olive oil
1 cup (229 g.) diced onion
2 cups (457 g.) sliced mushrooms
5 cloves, minced
1 teaspoon (5 g.) dry basil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
8 eggs
2 cups (packed) (457 g.), chopped spinach with stems removed
1 cup (229 g.) feta cheese
1/4 teaspoon (1 g.) salt
1/4 teaspoon (1 g.) black pepper

Directions
Stir together olive oil, onions, mushrooms, garlic, basil, and red bell pepper so ingredients are coated evenly with oil in the large roaster. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or until tender.

While the vegetables are cooking, combine eggs, spinach, feta, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. Once the vegetables are tender in the roaster, pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and gently stir in. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 hours until the eggs have set.

Cut into wedges and serve.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesMelt time: 5-10 minutes

Simple decadence! Melting chocolate in a solar oven is wonderful as it melts evenly.

Ingredients: 

desired amount of strawberries, washed and dried
semi sweet chocolate chips
white chocolate chips

wax paper
tray
1 plastic sandwich bag
scissors

Directions:

Add desired amount of semi-sweet chocolate chips in one pot, and the white chocolate chips in another pot. Cover both pots and place in the Sunflair® Oven for about 5-10 minutes.Stir chocolate once melted. Grab the strawberries by the green tops and roll the strawberries in the semi-sweet chocolate and place on a tray with wax paper to set.

Roll the top of the plastic bag down a bit to make it easier to fill one corner of the bag with the white chocolate. Twist the top of the bag and make a small snip in the corner with the chocolate. Squeeze in a back and forth motion across the strawberries.

Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for later.

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Butter-Rum Bananas (flameless bananas foster)

Butter Rum Bananas screenshotDecadence from a solar oven! This is a flameless version of Bananas Foster. Traditionally it is set on fire then served over vanilla ice cream. But don’t stop there, try it with pancakes, crepes, pound cake, bread pudding … Yum!

Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Serves 4

Ingredients
1/2 cup (115 g.) unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
1/2 cup (115 g.) firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (118 ml.) dark rum
2 large firm but ripe bananas (cut lengthwise and in half)
vanilla ice cream

Directions
Combine butter, sugar, and rum in pot. Place in the Sunflair® Solar Oven for 1 1/2 hour. Whisk the ingredients together. Then add the bananas and coat with sauce for 15 – 20 min.

Serve immediately over ice cream or other goodies.

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