TOP 10 PINOY IMPROVISED OVEN (FOR BAKING)
Can I bake even without an oven? Is it possible to bake a cake with no oven? Yes you can bake by using an improvised oven at home.
It’s easy and anyone can make it. You don’t even have to spend a peso to buy a material because you can recycle old big pots from your pantry or kitchen.
I am a frugal mom too and I know how it feels when the budget is no longer enough. With the continuous price hike for different commodities. We need to be wiser in spending every peso we have in our pocket.
The good news is, we can now provide homemade delicious pizza, bread and cakes for our family even without an oven. You don’t even need to buy an oven.
With improvised baking, you can start selling breads and pastries right away. This will surely help you increase your income.
In fact, a number of moms have already started earning extra income by selling food they learned from our website and Mama’s Guide Recipes (Official Group).
To help more moms in baking without the traditional oven. I have compiled some of the easy improvised oven for Filipinos. Filipino’s are truly genius and resourceful!
The photos below were shared by different members of Mama’s Guide Recipes (Official Group). I have asked all of their permission to share their improvised oven photos to help other moms too. Thank you so much for allowing me to repost your photos.
Disclaimer: You may try these improvised oven at your own risk or discretion. Children or minors must not try this at home without parents guidance or consent.
#1 KASEROLA OVEN – IMPROVISED OVEN USING LARGE POT
You can use an old thick large pot or kaserola and place a wire rack (parilya or patungan na bakal or stainless) inside the pot. Do not use a “stainless pot” because it burns easily. If you use low heat, there is nothing to worry because it will not burn pot.
Note: There is no need to add water. Just place the wire rack (parilya or patungan na bakal) inside the pot and place the baking pan on top of it. The wire rack is not on a standing position but inverted. It is just a few cm away from the bottom of the pot. Please make sure your baking pan is heat resistant or you may use Lanera. Do not use plastic pans.
Preheat the pot for 5 minutes before placing the brownies inside the pot. Use low fire and be patient. Yes patience is important. (Use of medium heat can burn/toast your brownies because the pan is near the bottom of the pot.).
Make sure to cover the pot so the heat is concentrated on your pan while you are baking it. Let it bake for about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of brownies comes out clean.
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Nuts and chocolate chips for toppings
In a mixing bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine and set it aside.
In another bowl, add oil, sugar vanilla and eggs. Mix it well until sugar is dissolved.
Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Fold it until well combined.
Preheat improvised oven for 5 minutes. Transfer the brownie batter into greased baking pan. Sprinkle with toppings like nuts or chocolate chips. Bake over low fire for 20 to 30 minutes and cover the pot. Do toothpick test. Be patient and do not use medium fire.
#2 KAWALI OVEN – IMPROVISED OVEN USING WOK AND SAND
Use a large kawali or wok, fill atleast ¼ of the wok with soil or sand. Let it heat over medium-low heat. When the sand starts smoking, place the wire rack (parilya) on the sand. Cover the kawali or wok and set the fire to medium-low heat. Use medium fire for 20 minutes and set it to low for 40 minutes. Total baking time is 1 hour.
According to Lalah Merced:
“Lagyan po ng buhangin yung kawali painitin po muna. Pag nakita umuusok usok na lagyan po nung alambre na lalagyan ng kawali yung bilog tapos ilagay na yung mixture takpan po med to low heat po pero nung 20 mins na pinahinaan ko na po. Umabot isang oras kasi mahina po apoy ko kasi naalangan ako baka masunog. Tinusok ko po ng toothpick para makita if luto na.”
#3 KAWALI OVEN AND DRILLER FOR HAND MIXER (IMPROVISED OVEN AND MIXER)
#4 OVEN DE ULING (USING LARGE TIN CANS)
Credits to Melbourne Cardona Agustin – Improvise Oven Champion on Search for Wealth on Waste(WOW).
This “oven de uling” is in vertical position like a refrigerator on top of the charcoal pot. The large tin can were sliced on the top, bottom and one side to serve as the oven door.
The metal rack inside are steel metal that were installed by making small holes on both side of the body. This is were you place the baking pan.
#5 OVEN DE ULING WITH BLOWER (CHARCOAL OVEN USING TIN CANS)
This improvise oven is using “Kalan De Uling” with Blower. It is in horizontal position just like an electric oven. They used large tin cans of cooking oil as the housing of oven and Kalan de Uling as the heater with a fan or blower installed. You can google on how to install a blower for more details and safety precautions.
With this oven, you can save more money on gas and electricity.
You may need an assistance from male family members to make this Lata Oven for you. Inside the oven you can see the steel rack where place on top with little support underneath and is removable.
A blower dynamo is also installed for easy control of the heat. You can search youtube on how to make “Kalan De Uling with Blower making” for complete guide and instructions.
#6 LARGE POT OVEN WITH STONES
You can use a large old pot and add some gravel or stones, then add a small pot in the center to serve as a pedestal for your baking pan. Do the same process in baking. Preheat the pot until very hot, then carefully add your baking pan in the center. Here you can easily adjust medium to low heat because the pan is elevated. Your baking will purely rely on air heat inside the pot.
Improvised Rice Cooker Pot Oven for Sponge Cake. Just place stones inside the pot and place the baking pan inside. Make sure that the pan will fit inside the pot.
#7 RECYCLED TIN SHEET TRANSFORMED INTO AN OVEN CASING
#8 SOIL OVEN IN CHARCOAL (WITH IMPROVISE RECYCLED TIN CAN)
In the province, use of charcoal burning in soil is their traditional way of cooking. The charcoal is burned under the soil and the pot is place on top. In this case, the improvise oven tin can is place on top of soil oven.
#9 KAWALI OVEN FOR COOKIES
Using a large kawali, place a wire rack inside the kawali (parilya sa tagalog or patungan na bakal ng mga kaldero). Place a foil on top of the wire and add the cookie dough. Bake it over medium heat and cover with lid. Until cooked through.
#10 IMPROVISED OVEN DE ULING TOP AND BOTTOM HEAT CHARCOAL
Let me also take this chance to insert here this Improvise tin can for Steaming fans:
Improvised Steamer Using Recycled Tin Can for bulk steaming of Rice Cake:
Steaming capacity is 30 pieces Cheese Puto with 3 layers of steaming rack.
Photo Credits to Lucy Rotoni Roco
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