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Thursday, September 20, 2012

How Do You Cook on a Boat?


I have a three burner propane range.

And I have a diesel heater with a cook top that I put our Dutch oven on.



We just ordered a new oven! I am finally going to have an oven! But don't despair! If you are one of those proud boat folks with no oven, you will still find plenty of recipes here for you.

Example: Today I made delicious and simple zucchini bread in my Dutch Oven. And seriously, if your diesel heater with cook top is blazing merrily along, keeping your boat toasty and cozy, why on earth would you bother pre-heating an oven and going to all that trouble? And waste your propane? You wouldn't. You would pull out your trusty Dutch Oven and make scrumptious zucchini bread.

Here goes:

Super Simple and Healthy Zucchini Bread

Okay, so I took a bit of the butter off after taking the picture...

You will need...

1.5 cups flour (whole wheat or white)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp cinnamon (I used almost 2 tsp.)
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups grated zucchini
1/4 cup applesauce (or veggie oil)
1.5 tsp vanilla (I used almost 2 tsp.)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

What to do...

1) Place Dutch Oven on heater or over burner to begin preheating. If using burner, use a medium flame.

2) Mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly.

3) Mix all the wet ingredients thoroughly.

4) Combine and stir until just well-mixed. Don't over-stir. Pour into a well greased baking pan that fits in your Dutch Oven. Place baking pan on elevated surface in Dutch Oven. If you have not used a Dutch Oven for baking bread before, follow this link and check out Step SIX.

5) Cover, and bake until delicious smells fill the air. Check, and let steam out. Re-cover, and bake until knife comes out mostly clean (just a few moist crumbs sticking is good).

4) Remove from pan, and allow to cool, but not too much! Warm with butter is the best.

I decided to try just one slice. Nearly a quarter of the pie slice.

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