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Baby Q cake


Over the last weekend I had a go at cooking a cake in my Baby Q. I bought a packet mix Vanilla cake. Did all the mixing correctly and put it in the Q for the prescribed amount of time. Now the cake on the inside was nice and moist but was a bit burnt on the outside. The instructions said 200C but there is no way to tell how hot the Q is. Will give it another try next weekend, turn the temp right down and cook for less time. See how that goes.

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Hi Terro,
There is a way to tell oven temp. using white paper. I'm not positive, but I think the details were in "Grass Roots" No.31. Went to find mine, and, you got it, it's not where it should be, and I haven't looked at them for a few years, so God knows where it is.
Some-one else may be able to tell you.
The method is to put a piece of white paper in the oven for a certain length of time. The shade of brown the paper goes, will give you the temp.
I'll keep looking, and post it if ever I do find it.
Cheers,
xina.

-- Edited by xina on Monday 9th of November 2009 06:33:28 PM

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now the secret to finding lost objects is always to make a mental list of all the possible places it could be, then when you are finished go straight to the last one, it is always in the last place you look, so by reasonable deduction start at the last place and save a lot of time!

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I went on a long cruise in 2007 , and some-one I trusted was baby-sitting my house. Those mags. were still in their boxes in the shed when I left. When I got home 2 months later, everything in the shed had been pushed up into one corner, and my kitchen cupboards and drawers re-arranged, so that I didn't know where things were.
I'm still finding things in places that I never would have put them.
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Back again. Found this on a Fishing site, for cooking with Coals and a Camp Oven.
Don't see why the temps. wouldn't be the same.

[Just found one of the old cook books I was looking for [Not Grass roots], and the temps.  are the same, so I've given the ones from the book.

Oven Heats.

Put paper in oven for several minutes. [Probably an idea to put it in a baking dish here].         Try 5-10 minutes.

Slow Oven---Crisp. 250-300 degrees. [ Gas.] Turn flame to 1/4 inch.-----Baked Meats and Casseroles.

Moderate Oven----Yellow. 300-350 Degrees. [Gas.] Turn flame to 1/2 inch.------Poultry, baked fish, sponges, biscuits, rich fruit cake.

Hot Oven---Light Brown. 350-400 Degrees. [Gas.] Turn flame to 3/4 inch.-------Patty cakes [NOT Cup-cakes.], small rock cakes.

Very Hot---Dark Brown. 400-450 Degrees. [Gas.] Turn flame to 1 inch.-------Pastry and scones.

Haven't given the Electric temps., as you're using Gas.

Hope this helps,
Cheers,
xina.



-- Edited by xina on Monday 9th of November 2009 09:31:11 PM

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Good info xina...I've heard this hint before but not with this much detail, you've summarised it well.

The temps you give are obviously in "the old money" (fahrenheit). To convert to celsius for oven temps it's near enough just to halve the numbers. (More relevant for modern ovens and recipe books that give the temps in celsius).

Ok pedants, I know this is not accurate enough for ambient or refrigerator temperatures.

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Many thanks for that Xina. I will be attempting another delicious morsel in the coming days and will try out the above formula. If it works out I might even send you a piece of cake.

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You're right Jimricho. My apologies, I forgot to mention that those Temps. are in Farenheit.
I'm not up to chasing the conversions at the moment, [ things are a bit hectic here at the moment] but I'll try and get to them in the next day or so.
If the next one turns out OK Terry, don't worry about sending me any, as it probably won't last long enough.
Cheers,
xina.

-- Edited by xina on Tuesday 10th of November 2009 03:21:39 PM

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I like slightly burnt cake Terro. So don't worry too much if you don't get it right. I'll have it.

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Hi Terro picture of my Baby Q excuse it not being cleen gets used alot. Drilled a hole in lid & fitted thermometer in it, thermometer came out of old oven door hence being in deg F , then I was brought up on that, hope this points u in the right direction works a treat.

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Thanks for all the help people. My second attempt using some or part of your ideas brought forth a fairly good result. Another try this weekend will hopefully see the whole project wrapped up.

Terro.


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Successfully baked a Date cake this weekend. Is there no end to the versatility of the Baby Q and of course the operator(s)LOL. All I need the Baby Q to do now is mix the ingredients, put them in a baking pan and cook it. Not much to ask with modern technology being what it is. Anyway we will be able to enjoy cakes whilst away. Good news.

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DeBe I like the look of the thermometer you have put in the Q. I have a "probe" type one from an old BBQ. Will give it a try. Do you think the location you placed yours was the best? Or do you think closer to the apex of the lid might be better?

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Hi Terro It probably gone in a bit higher if the dial was a bit smaller, the probe part doesnt seem to get inthe way. Its about where the next size Weber Q has its dial type temp gauge, so you maybe able to get one to fit yours. Cheers Daryl

-- Edited by DeBe on Monday 23rd of November 2009 10:04:32 PM

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A date cake?? Is that baking a cake with your date??

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