Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Woodstove Cooking: Stovetop Baking

My good friend Helen in Powell River always offers me tea and "nummies" when I come over for a visit. In case you aren't familiar, a nummy is something delicious, yummy. Helen's nummies range from macaroons dipped in chocolate to sweet muffins. Ed's sure a lucky husband. He get nummies all the time.

At our cabin, I like to bake nummies of my own. Since our wood stove is going 24/7 during winter, I've created some unique ways to bake including a gutted toaster oven and a cast iron dutch oven. Here are a few of my nummy success stories. Follow the links for the recipes.

Toaster Oven Cabin Cake -- This cake doesn't have any eggs, perfect for minimal cabin ingredients. The toaster oven traps the radiant heat. Cooking time is slow, but this moist cake still comes out great.


Dutch Oven Rustic Apple Pie -- I put a metal rack inside my cast iron dutch oven and bake cakes and pies using the trapped heat. I used my wood stove thermometer and it gets to about 300 degrees inside. Some heated rocks on top of the pot to provide extra heat.

Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Here is another stovetop dutch oven favourite. The cake is really rich, but nummies are NOT meant to be diet fare.

Thanks for looking at my "nummies" pictures. Stay for awhile, take a look at my index, there's lots more to see. Or come to www.PowellRiverBooks.com for more information about Wayne's Coastal BC Stories series of books. -- Margy

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow! This has inspired me soooooooo much! My new cooker arrives next week! Ooooooooooooooooh!

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  2. Nice nummies - none to a Norwegian in Need?

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  3. Beautiful wood stove and tempting nummies (unknown in France !)
    Miss Yves

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  4. Yummi Nummie! ;)))

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  5. I'm lucky as I don't like sugar :-))) (I would take on weight very quickly, even yogurt makes me take on weight!).

    Why are these called nummies and not yummies ?

    Thank you very much for visiting my blog.

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  6. Oh Margy! I'm supposed to be on a diet!!!
    I like the look of the Cabin Cake - sounds very like one I used to make, only mine used a couple of eggs. Delicious cake.

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  7. I am salivating even as I type!!!What lovely looking nummies! A New word for me!

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  8. I have a couple dutch ovens I'm going to have to try those recipies. Thanks, good N.

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  9. Great post and thanks for the recipes!!
    You must be familiar with Sheila Mills' dutch oven cookbooks? She and her husband run trips down the Salmon River in Idaho where I'm from.

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  10. Your nummies seem particularly yummy. I love trying new receipes, thanks.

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  11. I love your stove....and I'm sure it makes great nummies. Thanks for all the recipes, too. That pineapple upside down cake sounds delicious, and it's one of my hubby's favorites so I'll give it a try.

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  12. Oh Wow! Your nummbies look yummy! I must come over and have a sample one day! And I'm sure you meant to say that nummies are NOT meant to be diet fare. Right? lol

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  13. A really interesting post, Thank You.

    Those nummies all look delicious :-)

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  14. Nummies it rhymes with yummies! Love it.
    Daryl

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  15. I like the look of your nummies! Sadly I am on a diet (seriously this time!) Big sigh.

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  16. Wow - Nummies is the word - You must be a great cook. I think I'll go bake something.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog.

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  17. Marvellous your blog, with splendid descriptive posts and beautiful photographs.
    Congratulations!

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  18. Margy, Now don't put that away! I'll be over in a dash to have a piece. Oh your Nummies are killin me...
    Great idea for N!

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  19. Ok. I said it before and I will say it again. that is NOT fair.. Now I have to go make a cobbler.. lol great post. I have children I KNOW what nummies are, and I think they may be a bit better than yummies. ;-)

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  20. MMMmmmmmmm. I think I like Nummies. ;-)

    Signed,
    The Nummies Monster

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  21. I have never heard of nummies, but I haven't met a cake, cookie, pastry, or pie I didn't like.

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  22. yuummm! your nummies look wonderful! better than my nachos!

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  23. We cook many nummies over the campfire in a dutch oven. The hot rocks sound like a good idea. We try to put hot coals on top, but hubby never makes a big enough fire or else he gets too impatient to cook.

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  24. You betcha, nummies is good thing and a perfect N post for today. It all looks great as does your blog. Glad to hear PT is a favorite stop and thank you for stopping by today.

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  25. Never heard of nummies but they sure do look delicious.

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  26. Thank you to everyone for coming my to sample my nummies. If you are ever up the lake, stop by for a sample. - Margy

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  27. Those nummies look delicious. Thnaks for stopping by and bringing me here. Pity se don't have smells on the net, the nummies aroam must be wonderful

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  28. Nummies look delicious. A new one one me. If only we could smell them aswell and taste them aswell

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  29. I'm off to check out your recipes...tx....

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