Brownies are easy to make and are loved by almost everyone. In fact, Brownies are about as All-American as baseball and apple pie. There are hundreds of recipes and lots of box mixes. But they are all still BROWNIES!! Brownies are a sure crowd please-er in any crowd. And the solar crowd is no different. Except we bake our brownies in solar oven. People interested in buying a solar oven, or who have just gotten one, sometimes ask me what they should cook first. I usually will say “BROWNIES!!” Why? Because it is almost a guaranteed success. And a success the first time out of the box makes believers and new solar cookers.
Last April, my friend Troy at Preparing Wisely gave me a can of Augason Farms Chocolate Fudge Brownie mix with the supplies for the Great Solar Cookout. The great thing about this Brownie mix is that it is complete – just add water. So it is great to take camping, to have for emergencies, or to just have. This mix makes a chocolatey cake type brownie (if you like a moister, denser brownie – just add a little extra water).
Simply prepare the mix with water as directed on the label, put into a pre-heated solar oven, and bake uncovered about 2 hours. Let cool (if you can stand the wait), cut, and eat. Simple and simply delicious.