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I baked until it broke!

Credit goes to Noor for this useful spoon to cup conversion table 
Salam Alaikum (Peace be upon you)/ Hello my readers,

It's been a while since I posted, I have been searching for my blogging voice, mojo whatever you want to call it but that doesn't been I haven't been baking oh no! I have made a number of muffins, bread, cupcakes, etc they have either not turned out as pretty as I wanted or I have simply just been off mood for spending time snapping pics and now to top it off my oven broke, yes really!

For a while now the door handles have been falling off and then two days ago the fan stopped working and I smelled a terrible burning when I was about to bake my first attempt at a 8 strand braided loaf! I immediately switched the oven off whipped out my halogen oven gave it the once over (cleaned it) and transferred unsucessfully the braided loaf to a smaller tray and baked, let's just sayit was edible but not pretty lol I was thankful alhamduillah that the stove part of my cooker was still working but then that stopped working yesterday too! Well, I have always wanted a conventional electric oven anyway, ever since my baking has become a daily habit, (it seems i can't go a day without feeling the urge even if i dont give in) as i have heard there better than electric fan ovens for baking, so when we have enough Ā£ saved or a bargain comes our way that is what I hope to buy, inshaAllah (God willing)

I have experimented with halogen oven baking but hardly any of my tins/pans fit and I have noticed with cakes and bread especially, the top bakes while the bottom remains soft/pasty. I read online somewhere to treat cooking/baking in a halogen oven like a fan oven i.e lower temperature for less time but then I've had personal advice suggesting to bake at a higher temperature for longer which seems the right advice according to my experience so far... If any of you have specific halogen oven baking recipes feel free to share, thank you and until my next post, peace / Salam 

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At 1 September 2012 at 00:09 , Blogger Melissa said...

Oh no, I'm sorry your oven broke! :( Inshallah you'll be able to get a new one soon.
I've only experienced electric and gas ovens. I much prefer gas. I've never heard of a halogen oven before, I'll have to look it up.

At 1 September 2012 at 03:39 , Blogger Unknown said...

Salam Alaikum Asmaa,

So sorry to hear that your oven broke down. But look at the bright side, you can now buy the one YOU want :D.
Cant help you with this specific post as I've always used an electric oven.
Thanx for stopping by my place which in turn resulted in me coming here :D. And I like your space ( a lot). I like your cute cupcake logo.
I would also like to invite you to participate in my blog-hop Cook Like a Star (http://simple-baking.blogspot.in/2012/09/lets-make-kebab-like-masterchef.html). This month we are making all the MasterChef recipes and its loads of fun. It'll be great if you could join us in this event.
Take care

At 3 September 2012 at 20:24 , Blogger Karima said...

So sorry to hear your oven broke - inshallah you will get a new one soon so you can share some more recipes!

At 5 September 2012 at 07:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I lately came upon your blog and I love it. The design is too pretty! Keep up the good work :)

At 6 September 2012 at 16:37 , Blogger Unknown said...

Esalaamu aleikoum I'm sorry to hear about your oven but Qadr Allah maybe you needed a break ! Enchallah maybe put some savory or sweet non baked recipes up ... those would be great too sis! as always your sis in faith, henia

At 6 September 2012 at 20:51 , Blogger Unknown said...

Wa alaikum Salam or hi everyone,

Thank you all for your lovely comments, alhamduillah / all praise and thanks be to God, got a new oven yippee be sharing my baking adventures again real soon inshaAllah / God willing


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