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Did some cooking on the stove today

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Backwoods Savage, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    After some pancakes and maple syrup, the bottom of the bottle of syrup had sugared. So, we just warmed it a bit then poured it into the little glass jar. Put it on the stove top and let it heat so it turned back into syrup rather than sugar. Yummy! Stoves come in handy for many things.

    btw, in picture 1 you can see (barely because it is so bright) our sliding glass door and the wood rack just outside the door. That proves handy when the stove needs filling.

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  2. thewoodlands

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    Dennis in pic 1, what size boots are those?==c
    Merry Christmas
    Zap
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  3. Backwoods Savage

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    Those are small zap. Too small for me. ;)
  4. rkshed

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    Did baked potatoes inside the stove.
    Does that count?
    Wicked tasty!
  5. Backwoods Savage

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    Only counts if they come out tasty! I'm betting they did too.
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  6. remkel

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    Do you make your syrup? Being a hobby syrup producer, I really appreciate your newfound use for the stove. Brings two tears of pride to my eyes (one for the ingenuity, one for the appreciation of real maple syrup).
  7. Pallet Pete

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    And once again I learn something new ! Dennis I never thought of that before I usually put it in hot water to turn back into syrup or honey.

    Pete
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    I'm gonna have to try that on some crystalized Honey! Thanks for the idea, Dennis.

    I often put a cookie sheet filled with fresh Habanero peppers on top - spaced off the stove like Dennis did. They dry overnight perfectly and I make pepper flakes out of them.
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    I have not done this for too many years. We have several folks on this forum who do make their own. Sappy and Hearth.com Members are two that come to mind quickly.



    Thanks Pete. Doing it with the hot water works too.



    Tony, it will work with honey. The drying of the peppers like that is a good idea and you can dry many things on the stovetop so long as the stove is not too hot.
  10. etiger2007

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    Looks good Dennis. Im trying to figure out a way to make pizza in the insert without getting ash on it.
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    Dennis did you get those stones from Woodstock?
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    Here I was ready to read about another great stove meal. This is not what I would call cooking on a stove. Get a griddle on there and cook up some pancakes for that syrup Dennis.
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    First, get a good bed of coals, not real flame, just coals. Use a short cast iron spider (like a trivet with legs to hold pots over a camp fire) and a small pizza stone. 12-15 mins later, yummy!
    Not sure how deep you firebox is but a rectangle pizza stone would work too, just make sure you center it so it doesn't tip over.
    Oh, and a little ash won't hurt you. The saying "upper crust" is from making bread this way, the servants or house help ate the bottom of the loaves covered in ash while their well to do employer ate the ash free upper crust. I do living history encampments, 15th -18th century and do a lot of hearth cooking. Most techniques can be modified for our woodstoves! Good Luck!
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    My wife proofs bread and dinner rolls all the time on ours.
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    Thanks for the info I will try it.
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    Great ideas guys on cookin INSIDE the stove; we are still new to our own wood stove but have cooked chili, buffalo chicken dip, and biscuits. Just got a new griddle for x-mas so looking forward to some pancakes and also trying it out as a grill for cooking burgers, chicken, etc... The griddle is flat on one side and has grill ridges in the other, can't wait!
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    If you want to try "in the stove cookin', start with baked potatoes and you will be hooked! I rub them with veg oil and kosher salt, double wrap with foil, throw them on the coals and 20 mins later, you will have amazing taters! If you find them a little well on one side, flip them over half way for even skin cooking :) Sweet potatoes, carrots,turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, any root veggy works this way too, Enjoy!
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    door shut?
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    Yes, door shut. Most pizza stones are used in an oven up to 550 degrees so they are good in the stove over "calm" coals. I let my stone heat up about 10 mins so the bottom of the crust gets crisp instead of trapping moisture from dough to the stone. While dough from scratch is good, you can start off using a boboli crust or any of the other shelf stable ones from the grocery store until you get the hang of it with your set up. Heck, you can use a frozen pre-made pie too, just thaw it a little first so it doesn't bring your stove temp down. Let me know how you make out. I'll have to make one and post pictures so it makes a little more sense. Also, my stove is tiny so cooking times will need to be adjusted for yours :)
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    Yes we did Matt. We have several of them. Love them too.
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    Well, we do quite a bit of cooking on the stove and have for many years. This is just one more. And yes, the pancakes did taste great!
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    Grandma gave me an old skillet of hers. Well seasoned. Kitchen was cold first thing, thought i'd much rather cook at the woodstove.


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    Mmm, syrup. My wife gave me two books for Christmas on cooking with wood stoves.

    Love the pizza idea. My favorite is to do a fritatta on the wood stove. Turns out better than when I use the oven.
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