Cooking with Convection
Broadway, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
he subtitle of
Cooking with Convection
Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most from Your Convection Oven.
' Beatrice Ojakangas (who has three different 30-inch units in her kitchen) realized that no new cookbooks had been written for use with a convection oven since 1980. She claims for the convection oven that '
foods generally cook and brown evenly in considerably less time than in a conventional oven, and at a lower temperature, while retaining juiciness and flavor.
fter a general introduction of convection ovens and tips for their use and care, Ojakangas moves on to recipes developed just for these devices. Ready to give your rarely used one a try? Grilling is possible with the convection oven, as well as roasting. Try
Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Bread
. That's always a winner with my family. How about
Oven-Dried Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella
One Basic Pizza Dough
, eight Pizzas are possible. Pick your own choices. Mine would be
Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Savory Pies, Tarts, and Soufflés
sound so good, as do the
. That's right! Soups! In an oven! Ojajangas swears by the results with the convection oven. Superb recipes for
Beef, Lamb, and Pork
are suggested, with a cooking chart included for these meats.
gets its day in court also, with a cooking chart and great recipes. Imagine cooking a 24-pound turkey in 3 ¾ to 4 ¼ hours at 300 F.
ish and Shellfish
can't be far behind. And what recipes:
Sesame-Citrus Tuna Steaks
Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon on Pasta
. Pages of recipes follow for using the oven to cook vegetables. Don't know about you, but veggies are an important part of my diet and these recipes will spruce up my menus. Next come recipes for cooking veggies for salads. Roasting your vegetables makes for increased flavor and uses less oil. Here's a love of mine –
. What kitchen cannot benefit from the wonderful smell of bread baking? Tips for producing the perfect loaves should be read before trying the enticing recipes. This really useful cookbook finishes with
Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts
. There is no way I could pick out only one recipe from this last category. I looked carefully from recipe to recipe and refuse to make a suggestion. I want them all. Including my downfall –
Oatmeal Nut Cookies with Raisins
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