What Can I Make in My Small Vintage Oven?

What Can I Make in My Small Vintage Oven?

Anjali Prasertong
Jun 11, 2013

Q: My boyfriend’s cottage has the sweetest vintage stove I’ve ever seen. The only problem is that the oven is limited to two settings: high and off. The only way to regulate the temperature is by opening the door until the oven cools down, and then closing it until it gets too hot again. 

I’ve been too nervous to use the oven much in the past, but I’m determined to master it. I should also mention that the oven isn’t very big (for example, a pizza pan wouldn’t fit in it). Can you think of any recipes that might do well?

(Note: the oven pictured isn't the exact same model, but it has a similar design.)

Sent by Marie

Editor: Marie, I immediately thought of pizzas, since I always crank up my oven to maximum heat when baking them. You could bake a few personal-size pizzas in smaller pans rather than one large pizza.

Readers, can you recommend any recipes that would work well in a small oven without much temperature control?

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