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Here’s an easy and quick solar oven recipe and makes a  treat that will melt in your mouth. This recipe makes 8 to 10 delicious biscuits to add with another meal of your choice. And, you won’t need a full day of sunshine to create it.


1 Tbs baking powder

2 tsp salt

2 tsp of baking soda

1 1/2 cups of buttermilk

4 cups of flour

1 cup of vegetable shortening (slice into small pieces)

Solar cooking time is only about 1 1/2 hrs of good sunshine

Preheat the sun oven to at least 160 degrees F.

First, sift together the baking powder, and baking soda with the flour and salt. Add in the shortening by the use of a pastry blender( or your hands) until what looks like is coarse crumbs. Make a hole in the middle to add the 1 cup of buttermilk. Next, by using  your hands, quickly fold in the the dry ingredients with the buttermilk which results in a sticky dough. Your call here; you may need to add a little more buttermilk.

Put the dough onto a floured surface. Then fold the dough over about  3 or 4 times which creates layers. Next, press the dough out to about 1 1/2-inches thick and cut it with a flour-coated  3-inch biscuit cutter. Finally, by using an ungreased cookie sheet, place the biscuits on it and gently brush the tops with a little more buttermilk. Bake in your solar oven for about 1 1/2 hours until the biscuits have risen and are golden brown. Ohhh…they’re so good! They’ll go well with that solar stew you made yesterday.

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July 13, 2012 2:34 am