Jul 2, 2018
It was that time of year, my boyfriends birthday rolled around. The baker in me wanted to make a cake for him, but I had no oven. I talked to my friend and she said she had an "oven" setting on her microwave... Me being naive and all, I went for it!
It was a very busy day. I mixed the batter in my kitchen and then I took it over to her place. I put it in the "oven" for the amount of time that the recipe called for. The timer dinged, I hopefully peaked at my creation, just to realize it wasn't cooked hardly at all. My hope tarnished, my trust of the Japanese oven temperature setting dwindled. I still tried to see what would happen if I cooked it longer.
I finally got it to a point to were it was cooked thoroughly, after around 3 hours. Then I took it home to ice it, to realize there were essentially two layers, somehow the egg separated or something, regardless, it was awful. There are no pictures because I was disappointed... Hahaha...
My experience with the Japanese oven was not good, but I was short on time. I only had 3 more hours until I was to meet up with my boyfriend. In desperation I ran to the closest grocery store, grabbed the premade sponge cake slices, ice cream, snickers, and oreos. I decided to throw an ice cream cake together... It worked!
I rode my bike with the cake 15 minutes to his house to surprise him with it. It was a little on the melty side, and there are still stains in his apartment hallway from it. He swears that it was delicious. I am still proud to this day.
So moral of the story: don't trust the "oven" setting. Haha...
Teacher, Traveler, Dancer
Currently living in Gifu
I love Japan, dance, cats, food, and fashion!
Hahaha! so sorry you had that experience.......but I'm happy you have tried and decided to share it. perhaps next time you could try making him a raw cake. I have loads of favourites I could share. This week my husband will be having his birthday and I will be making him a raw vegan cake. will share the outcome
@Candiajia1 Yes, please! I would love to see some!
When buying our microwave I took care that we pay more and buy rather an oven than a normal microwave because I was planing to back cookies, cake, ... from time to time. Luckily it is working pretty well ^^' If you have a rice cooker, there are also some recipe to back cakes with this one.
@YokoLostinJapan Can you tell me which one you bought? I am looking to for a good oven! :)
@ReishiiTravels That is it ^^ http://amzn.asia/6nL7L97
@YokoLostinJapan Thank you!