The Joys of Baking!

 Baking is my passion. I have inherited it from my mother and grandmother both of whom were excellent cooks and bakers. One slice of my mother’s pineapple upside down cake was enough to quell the tuition teacher’s anger over incomplete homework and the carrot cake was particularly useful to calm down the aunty next door when she came to complain about yet another broken window. So as you can see baking is in my blood, and thankfully, I’m not too bad a baker either. My pound cake may not bring tears of happiness in ones eyes but it does disappear in a rather alarming fashion in the presence of my friends and colleagues.

But something needed to change about the way I baked. You see, I was using my mother’s old baking oven, those round ones with a window on top to check the progress of the cake, but as years went by it started to break down more and the fraying wires made each cake fraught with danger. As sad as it was to let it go, I decided to make the change and purchase an OTG oven to solve my baking problems. It was as I thought, time I tried my hand at grilling too.

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After making my decision, I went to the store to buy a new OTG oven and came right back after seeing the traffic on the road. It was then that I decided that a new way of baking deserves a new way of shopping too! So I hit the internet with a vengeance, determined to not let my dream of baking the perfect cheesecake down. And then? A miracle happened! I came across the Morphy Richards OTG online and it was love at first sight! It even had a motorized rotisserie function! Hello roast chicken and paneer tikkas! I simply couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the price! It was well within my budget and had a little to spare too! Buoyed by the feeling of euphoria I quickly ordered it and then began to wait impatiently for it to arrive.

That day dawned soon enough. The doorbell had never sounded sweeter! I eagerly removed the wrapping and stared at my new OTG oven in delight. It was sleek and stylish and well fit into my decor. But since the proof of the pudding was in the eating I quickly put it to the test for a scrumptious three-course meal using only the OTG. First up, bruschetta with olive oil and pesto. The toast was golden and crisp when I bit into it and I could not resist a quick groan of appreciation. Then I enjoyed a full roast chicken with vegetables and for dessert I had whipped up my favourite cheesecake. Both were beautifully cooked and the chicken was so juicy yet tender!

Buying the Morphy Richards OTG was honestly the best decision I have ever made for my baking. I am so happy with it that I even gifted one to my mother and demanded that she make me her famous pineapple upside down cake again! She is also thrilled with it.

So that was my story about my love for baking, what is your favourite baking story? Do you use an OTG oven? Do let me know in the comments!