While it’s true that I’ve been singing the praises of our Sun Oven for more than a year now (see Cooking With Solar) it recently proved, unequivocally, that it is an indispensable item on our homestead: it made pizza!
Like most people, we really, really like pizza! Even so, it’s taken us till now to try making pizza in the solar oven. Normally, we make it in the evening, after the sun goes off the beach, which makes solar cooking impractical. However, a need for portable meals led Michelle to make pizza in the morning recently. Once that proved convenient, the next step, baking it in the solar oven, seemed logical.
The manual on the Solar Oven describes how the cooking process leads to better melding of flavors in foods; the pizza proved even better than our usual product. We’ll be looking forward to more opportunities to do this, even if we have to get up early to do the prep work.
So, while we’ve been thrilled with the unit’s ability to provide us baked goods, fish, soups, and many other foods, as well as seasoning cast iron (see Seasons in the Sun) and performing other useful tasks, we’re totally sold now that we know it’ll also bake our pizzas!