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baking in a toaster oven?

post #1 of 14
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Well, I've been in my new apartment for close to two weeks and I still don't have a stove. (no washer and dryer either... I need to do laundry BAD!).

In the mean time, I have been using my parents cooking stove (with two small elements on it) and I also have a toaster oven.
Does anyone have experience baking in a toaster oven? I wont be able to make anything like muffins or cakes since it wont fit... but what about cookies? or scones? Will it cook just the same as in a regular oven?

I would love to have home-made baking to bring in lunches.
post #2 of 14
I've baked scones in my toaster oven. They turn out just fine. I actually use the toaster oven to bake things often - anything that can be made in small batches, just because I think it's wasteful to heat up the whole oven for small amounts. I don't mix up a whole batch, though. I buy the mixes (bisquick, cookie dough mix) and make a few, then bake them in the toaster oven.

I think you just have to make sure you have the kind of toaster oven with a "bake" setting, meaning that only the bottom element is on. If you use the top element as well as the bottom one, you'll end up with stuff burnt on the outside, and raw in the middle.
post #3 of 14
I don´t know, learning by doing. But I think, it will work. I remember, had such an oven, too and I used it like you want to do.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
thanks! I'll give it a try.

I was hoping to invite my grandparents over for tea and cookies so hopefully I can actually make cookies. (now if I could only get a teapot too! )
post #5 of 14
I used to use the toaster oven to do baked potatoes. I'd nuke them first then finish them off in the toaster oven.

If it has a bake setting, I can't imagine why you wouldn't be able to do scones or even small batches of cookies. Maybe use a small aluminum pan or a shallow cake pan and just do a few at a time.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by marie-p
thanks! I'll give it a try.

I was hoping to invite my grandparents over for tea and cookies so hopefully I can actually make cookies. (now if I could only get a teapot too! )

Oh, you're a brit Though wait, then maybe you would have them for some biscuits and tea. or scones and tea.
I have made many an entire meal in a toaster oven, I don't see why cookies couldn't be made. Just make sure the upper element isn't on.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
Oh, you're a brit Though wait, then maybe you would have them for some biscuits and tea. or scones and tea.
I have made many an entire meal in a toaster oven, I don't see why cookies couldn't be made. Just make sure the upper element isn't on.

No, I've never even been to England. I'm all Canadian. I do like tea and cookies still.
post #8 of 14
i have a camping stove with two eliments that you have mentioned! been cooking like this since january!!
I have a tiny pizza oven and you can bake cookies and scones, but you have to watch it and, constantly turn which side it should cook more
post #9 of 14
I use mine to heat up stuff like frozen nuggets and fish stix.
post #10 of 14
What's a toaster oven?
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
What's a toaster oven?
A toaster that you pull open from the side and you can put stuff bigger than bread in. It's about as big as bread box. You can also control the temp in it if you want. Usually just used for toasting bread, bagels, etc.
post #12 of 14
well? did you make those cookies or not??
post #13 of 14
Awesome, I had these mental images of people pouring cookie mix into a toaster and I was like :censor::censor::censor:!
post #14 of 14
I've baked potatoes and roasted nuts in a toaster oven and they're just as yummy!
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