The disgusting answer

March 12, 2008

Cooking, Lauren

I’m a pig, right? We’ve established that. Well, when I bake bread and they say to pour some water in a pan on the bottom of the oven, I do. In fact, I pour it into the same pan that I have never washed since I started making all this bread. (In the oven that I have only cleaned once, and it paid me back by melting the sides of my cabinets.) It’s the dedicated ‘disgusting pan that holds water to create steam in the oven and that’s it’s only purpose so how clean do you really need it to be?’ pan.

The old water/steam stains are quite beautiful, aren’t they?

Something so gross can be so lovely?  The Grand Canyon’s made of dirt.


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “The disgusting answer”

  1. Annette Said on:

    That was my second guess!


  2. Kitt Said on:

    Ha indeed! That’s pretty funny. Looks much nicer in closeup.

    (I’ve been doing the occasional mystery post, too. It’s fun to see what people guess!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Hehe … my oven is a mess too … and it has recently become covered with cornmeal. BTW: you don’t have to wash things that people don’t eat off of … at least not until the time comes when they will need to eat off of it. So forget about the “water pan”, silly.


  4. Deanne Said on:

    Awesome! I would never have guessed it!

    Do you have a baking stone?

    On another note, I sent Lloyd at a link for more uses for flax seed. You guys share that e-mail, right? Oh, heck, here it is, as long as I’m completely off-topic:


    • Lauren Said on:

      Why, yes! The ugly, unwashed pan above the metal one is my Pampered Chef baking pan/sheet thing. I scrape the cornmeal off that about every other loaf. 🙂 Oh! I just now read what Kristi wrote below, but I’m just going to keep on typing. I am Queen of Disgusting! (and Mayor of Laurenburg -thanks in advance for your visit) Can you tell I just got back from the potato bake and adrenaline is coursing through my system?


  5. Kristi Said on:

    You do what you gotta do to make great bread! Luv the disgusting bread pan.


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