Baking in a Pressure Cooker : Easy Tips and Things to Remember


Baking in Pressure Cooker

Have you wondered how to bake a cake without an oven? For many, this is an incredible notion. How can you bake if you don't have an oven? Is a pressure cooker really the best tool to substitute for an oven? The answer, much to your relief, is yes! The pressure cooker is a great substitute to bake in if you do not have an oven at your disposal. 

What can you bake in a pressure cooker? You'd be surprised at the variety! Right from cookies to bread and even the crowd-pleaser butter cake can be baked in a pressure cooker


Here are a few things to consider before you use your pressure cooker as an oven :

  • Make sure your pressure cooker has a thick bottom. A pressure cooker that is designed for even heat distribution, like Stahl Xpress Cooker is great for baking.
  • Remember to remove the gasket and pressure regulator or whistle before you bake in a pressure cooker. The idea is not to build pressure in the cooker but to create an oven-like experience.
  • Do not use water when you are baking in a pressure cooker. Use salt or sand instead.
  • Pressure Cooker cakes, cookies, and bread cook much faster than those made in an oven. Monitor the times accordingly.
  • Preheat the oven before you put in your ingredients.
  • Don't keep opening the pressure cooker to check on your ingredients since that might help the heat to escape and cause the cake or bread to collapse.

There is a world of possibilities when it comes to baking in a pressure cooker. It doesn't matter if you don't want to use eggs in your baking, with a little bit of help from other raising and moistening agents like baking powder and condensed milk, you can easily get the same results while baking your pressure cooker.

Ideally, a 5-liter pressure cooker or bigger would be best to use for baking. The biggest sizes will ensure that your baking molds and accessories easily fit in. 

Several questions and misinformation are revolving around baking in your pressure cooker. 

Will baking in a pressure cooker compromise its safety mechanism? 

The answer to that question is a straight and simple no. There is no risk to the functionality and safety mechanism of your Xpress Cooker if you use it as an oven.

Will my pressure cooker be able to handle so much heat? 

Yes, your Stahl Xpress Cooker is robust, durable, and designed to withstand a good amount of heat. There should be no issue with the functionality of the pressure cooker if it is used as an oven sparingly. (we recommend not more than once or twice a year)

With a few key things to ensure before you bake in your pressure cooker, you can be sure that your experience and the result will be one you will be proud of. 

Will the ingredients and their measurements change when baking in a cooker?

If you're wondering as to what you can bake in a pressure cooker, know that once you have created an oven-like environment in your Xpress Cooker, you can use it to bake virtually anything - bread, cookies, cake, etc. The ingredients don't need to change, neither do their measurements. With the same or even fewer ingredients, you can get the same soft, fluffy, delicious results when baking in a pressure cooker. 

 Using your pressure cooker as an oven doesn't have to be a scary or adventurous experience. All you have to do is understand how it works and use it cautiously, ensuring you have taken all safety measures. 

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