The Cinder Grill is not an oven; however, you can bake on it. That sounds contradictory but it’s true. Many dishes cooked on a flat surface, such as pancakes and flatbreads, are actually baked. Now, we mention this to help make your Cinder Grill even more versatile. You may never have thought of making many items at home, from English muffins to ice cream cones, but now you can! We even have an easy recipe or several listed in our archive.
Basics of Baking At Home
We tend to think of baking as done in an oven, and thus impossible when turning on the oven is a bad idea. However, this isn’t the case at all. One common definition of ‘baking’ reads: “to cook (food) by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven or on a hot surface.” The Cinder provides that hot surface, and so much more. Its precision heat control lets you experiment with griddle baking with the assurance that burning and overcooking won’t ruin your efforts. For instance, do you like crumpets? Find an easy recipe and make your own at home, hot and fresh from your Cinder Grill!
An Easy Recipe For Pancakes
A good example of baking on the Cinder is our tasty and easy recipe for a very common griddle dish: pancakes. Many people consider pancakes a dish to go out for, to diners and other restaurants. However, they can be made very pleasantly at home, and eaten at their very freshest. All you’ll need is a few simple ingredients, a light hand with the whisk, and a reliably accurate heat source. Between you and your Cinder Grill you’ve got it covered! When you've made the buttermilk pnacakes, try our tall and fluffy Japanese Pancakes for a dazzling variation.
English Muffins and More
Did you know that, historically, many people didn’t have home ovens until the last two hundred years, or even less? In those days all baking at home was griddle baking. There are actually quite a few recipes for griddle baked dishes, from the previously mentioned pancakes to crumpets, English muffins, and various flatbreads. Instead of buying these cold and semi-stale in the store, it’s very rewarding to make them at home on your Cinder Grill and eat them fresh and piping hot.
Outside the Cookie Box
And of course, we haven’t forgotten cookies. Our popular and delicious ice cream cone recipe is actually a cookie. In addition to variations on this theme, many different cookies can be made in the Cinder Grill. When you’re craving cookies but just want a few, or it’s blazingly hot weather and you’d rather leave the oven off, the Cinder is here to help. Set it to 325 and space out a few balls of dough on the plate. Lower the lid to create heated surroundings, and return a few minutes later to perfect cookies.
The versatile Cinder Grill has always been able to handle more than just meat and potatoes. Its temperature control and nonstick plates lend themselves very well to baking. Try cooking everything from pancakes to small-batch cookies on your Cinder Grill. You may never go back to your oven again!