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Old 05-23-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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Greetings!

I love using my pressure cooker at home and I have been using an ancient Presto. It does seem to give off quite a bit of steam when it's jiggling at pressure which I don't mind at home with a fan blower on but I'm concerned about using it in my burro because we try to keep the moisture down in it to prevent mold.

So I'm wondering if the newer pressure cookers give off less steam?

Now I also would like tips on baking in the pressure cooker. When I use to live on a sailboat, I used it to make cornbread but that's been over 20 years ago so I need a refresher on how to bake in the pressure cooker.

If I buy a new one, I have my eye on a 6 quart is that large enough to bake.

And has anyone been bold enough to try to bake cookies in one? I'm not sure that would be feasible or not. Yet after seeing Robert bake cookies at the San Antonio Lake Rally in his oven equipped fiber stream, I've been hankering to discover a way to bake cookies in our ovenless burro.

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Old 05-23-2007, 12:55 PM   #2
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Rosemary started a topic waaay back in September 2006 and there's a link to "baking" with a pressure cooker...that you may find interesting.

Pressure Cooker meals, and, yes, I mean the stovetop appliance, not "having a bad day"

I know more people probably bake with a Dutch Oven (which for some unknown reason goes with fiberglass trailers ) than pressure cookers....but maybe you'll start a new trend
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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Rosemary started a topic waaay back in September 2006 and there's a link to "baking" with a pressure cooker...that you may find interesting.

Pressure Cooker meals, and, yes, I mean the stovetop appliance, not "having a bad day"

I know more people probably bake with a Dutch Oven (which for some unknown reason goes with fiberglass trailers ) than pressure cookers....but maybe you'll start a new trend
Thanks Donna, I actually researched the archives before posting my question and though the post with the link mentions that she uses a pressure cooker to bake it doesn't offer the 'how to' and that's what spurred the question I posted because I realized I really don't want to have to lug around a heavy dutch oven when I could bake in my pressure cooker.

So any one have the 'how to's' to share??

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Old 05-23-2007, 01:18 PM   #4
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Well, goes to show I should have read the link before I posted it for you. I'm sure you're like me, everything you've Googled has turned up cakes, not cookie receipes. So, I'll be interested in seeing what others post.

I guess that's what a microwave is for...Cookies don't brown, but taste just fine!!
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:44 PM   #5
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Well, goes to show I should have read the link before I posted it for you. I'm sure you're like me, everything you've Googled has turned up cakes, not cookie receipes. So, I'll be interested in seeing what others post.

I guess that's what a microwave is for...Cookies don't brown, but taste just fine!!
Thanx Donna, I appreciate your help!

And you know I wasn't aware you could cook cookies in the microwave. We don't have one in our burro though if we had the space, I'd love the convection oven, toaster combo.

So can you bake cookies from scratch in a normal microwave or do you need to use the already made ones found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store?

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Old 05-23-2007, 02:12 PM   #6
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So can you bake cookies from scratch in a normal microwave or do you need to use the already made ones found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store?

Warmly,
Laurie
Found on Google Search...

Microwave Raisin Spice Drops

[b]Ingredients<blockquote>
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup cold coffee or milk
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts </blockquote>
[b]Method

Put butter in micro proof mixing bowl. Cook on roast Medium HI for 45 seconds, or until melted.
Add sugar, egg, and coffee to butter. Blend well.
Add remaining ingredients. Mix. Take a piece of cardboard, approximately 11 by 14 inches. Cover with wax paper. Drop 16 rounded teaspoons of batter on waxed paper. Cook on HI for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until cookies are done. Rotate cardboard one half turn during cooking time.
Remove cookies to cooling rack. Repeat with remaining batter.

Yield: 4 - 5 dozen

You can store the batter, covered in refrigerator for up to one week.

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Yet after seeing Robert bake cookies at the San Antonio Lake Rally in his oven equipped fiber stream...
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[b]...use the already made ones found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store?
That's what Robert does, use the pre-made frozen ones.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:29 PM   #8
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That's what Robert does, use the pre-made frozen ones.
Shame on you Fred, you were not suppose to mention that.
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Yikes, I came here looking for information on how to take the old decals off our trailer and started reading, dang there goes my morning.

I have a recipe for making cheese cake in the pressure cooker. I'll post it in case anyone is interested in trying it. The most difficult part is finding a small enough springform pan to fit inside of the pressure cooker. The recipe calls for a 7" pan. While our kitchen was being remodeled we used the Casita as our kitchen and this was a favorite way of making a lovely dessert for special occasions. The remodel from hell took six months so the Casita stove got much use.

Pressure Cooker Lemon Cheesecake
For the crust:

1 tsp softened butter for greasing the pan
1/2 c chocolate wafer or graham cracker crumbs

Filling:

16 oz regular cream cheese, room temp (Don't use reduced fat, the cake won't set properly)
1/2 c sugar
2 large eggs
1 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 - 2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp vanilla

Garnish (optional)
Berries, cherries, sliced fresh fruit
Cherry pie filling (from a can)

Need to make a strip of foil to lower the cake into the cooker. Cut about a 18" long piece of regular foil. Double two times longwise to make a long strip.

Grease bottom & sides of springform with butter. Coat sides with crumbs and sprinkle remaining crumbs on bottom.

In my home kitchen I use the food processor but on the road you can just whip these ingredients together well: cream cheese and sugar until very smooth. Blend in eggs, lemon juice and zest and vanilla. The original recipe says to not overwork the batter but they are referring to using a machine - in the first step just be sure to get the sugar mixed in well so it's not grainy and in the second step just fold it all together well. Pour batter into pan.

2 cups of water into a 6 quart or larger cooker. Set a trivet on the bottom to raise the cake above the water. Center the uncovered pan on the foil strip and lower it onto the trivet. Fold the ends of the strip to the inside so they don't interfere with closing the cooker.

Lock lid in place. Over high heat bring to high pressure. Reduce the heat just enough to maintain high pressure and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat. Allow the pressure to come down naturally. Remove lid carefully to let steam escape.

Let steam subside before lifting the springform from the cooker with the aid of the foil strip. Set on a wire rack to cool. If there is a little condensed water in the middle of the cake blot it up gently with a paper towel. Serve warm or cool to room temp. To cool and store cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 4 hours. Release and remove the rim of the springform pan. Serve the cake on the base of the pan - garnish if you choose. This cheesecake also freezes well. Defrost at room temp or in the microwave.

Enjoy!

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As to the question as to why don't more people use one, I really don't know about others but we have one and the wife is askeerd to death of it.Fears it's going to go KABOOMBOOM!!!!!
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:00 AM   #11
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I wouldn't use a pressure cooker in the Casita. Years ago my mom had one explode all over their kitchen - ceiling too. What a mess.

Do you have an outlet outside. That would work - just in case it happens.
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I have no experience with baking in a pressure cooker. I don't think moist heat will result in a very satisfactory baked good. A Dutch oven will bake any cookie recipe though you would be limited to a few at a time due to the small interior size. I do have a small cookbook ( "Sweet Micro Magic by Marshia Yarberry) with four cookie recipes for the microwave.

Peanut Butter Cookies
Cream together; 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter.

Add 1 beaten egg and mix well

Blend in; 1 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla

Shape dough into small balls - arrange in circle on waxed paper or baking tray

Flatten with fork dipped in sugar

Microwave 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on level 6 - cool. Cookies should be slightly doughy.
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Chow Mein Noodle Nests

6 oz. package chocolat chips
6 oz. package butterscotch chips
microwave in 2 1/2 quart casserole dish for 4 minutes - stir until smooth

add: 4 oz. can chow mein noodles & 7 oz. can cocktail peanuts
stir until well coated

drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper & chill
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Unbaked Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup canned milk

microwave 60 seconds - stir - microwave 60 more seconds and stir

add; 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup chuncky peanut butter, 3 cups oatmeal, 1 teaspoon vanilla

mix well and drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper - cool
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