steam combination baking


First of all, happy new year!!! 2016 has gone by really fast and I am grateful for the past year.  I’m so excited for what 2017 has in store! One of my resolutions is to blog more often, crossing my fingers I’ll be able to do that~

Anyway, my holiday week off has been very hectic so I wasn’t able to blog as much as I want to. Apologize! But before I go back to reality tomorrow and start working again (sigh), I would like to share with you that I’ve finally tried baking using my new Steam Combination oven!

I wasn’t really confident in posting this since my photos are so low quality, but I’m so excited to share it with you and I just need to stop giving excuses to not blog. Also, have you ever tried taking photos in the midst of baking? It’s very difficult! There are so many moments where I’m just like “DAMN IT I FORGOT TO TAKE A PHOTO OF THAT” hahahahha my phone is so greasy after this baking session!

I leave the high quality photos to professional food bloggers out there hihi

Yes that’s me and our living room’s reflection.

Say hi to my new Steam Combination Oven!!! In case it’s your first time hearing the term, Steam Combination (or combi steam, steam convection, whatever lol) oven is an oven that can use convection or steam for cooking your food. You can also set it to use both convection and steam. Whichever you prefer! I’m no professional in this and to be honest I was amazed too lol.

The oven that I got is Panasonic’s “Cubie” oven or SC100W. I won this at my company’s Christmas wishlist/raffle draw! I actually lost at my first choice (a TV) and I believe no one else wished for this oven which is my second choice so I got it! My tita self won! Hahahahhaha. I believe it was meant to be since I wished for my own oven ever since I was in High School!

Since I am just new to the world of baking–especially steam + convection baking, I didn’t focus yet on making the cookies from scratch. I figured I should familiarize myself first on how my oven works. It’s not easy to find recipes that are made particularly for steam convection cooking; most of the time you have to do the conversion yourself (conventional to convectional). But I found few ones that help.