I freely admit that I'm spoiled by my parents (yes, even now), so I was only a little surprised and more than a little delighted when they said they would give me the one (very) expensive item on my wishlist last month: a Wolf Countertop Oven. (Thanks, Mom and Dad - you're the best!)
I had been wanting a countertop oven for several years, because (as I've mentioned
And then I read Michelle at Hummingbird High's review of her new Wolf countertop oven. She made two gorgeous pound cakes in it, which was a great indicator of its size. Michelle also graciously fielded some questions on Twitter from me, which confirmed that the Wolf oven was larger than a toaster oven - big enough to fit a 13x9 pan, in fact.
So this is my new favorite toy:
Predictably, I'm baking a lot. Almost every day, in fact. But I'm also cooking more dinners because of my Wolf oven - so far I've made Beef Wellington, Cauliflower Gratin, and Baked Brie, just to name a few things. Tonight I'm making pizza, which I haven't made in a long time. The oven is large enough to fit my pizza stone, and I'm motivated to make some frozen pizzas for the future.
Now if I could just figure out how to use the convection setting properly (the one time I did, my cupcakes came out totally lopsided) ...
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