It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Giveaway season! I am beyond excited to share this giveaway with you. Last month I partnered with Wolf Gourmet to giveaway one of their powerful high speed blenders (and I made cacao hazelnut milk!). Today I have something even more thrilling… the Wolf Gourmet Countertop Oven!
I’ve been eyeing this countertop oven. I dream of having a double wall oven, or even better, a double side by side oven with 6 burners, a French top, and a wall mounted pot-filler. As I’ve mentioned before I daydream about my ideal kitchen the way some people fantasize about retirements and what not.
I christened my new countertop oven by making this chocolate babka. I love making breads. I find it to be relaxing, therapeutic, and rewarding. During the cooler months as the temperatures starts to dip, finding a draft-free warm place for my breads to rise can become a challenge. I usually let my breads proof in the garage, the warmest place in our house. The only problem with that- I tend to forget about it. Out of sight, out of mind.
No need to use my garage anymore. This Wolf Gourmet Countertop Oven has a proof setting! At a constant 80 degrees F, it provides the perfect setting for happy doughs. Best of all, it has a built in timer to let you know when it’s time to check on your dough.
Though petite and sized for a countertop, a standard 12 cavity muffin tin or quarter-sheet pan can fit inside. There are six cooking modes to select from: proof, warm, roast, bake, broil, and toast. And because of it’s petite frame, this countertop oven heats up fast. Once you select your temperature setting, you can view the display to indicate when your oven is at your desired temperature.
I really enjoyed using this countertop oven. I have yet to experiment with the roast setting (and use the included probe thermometer), but I’m looking forward to roasting chicken soon. I’ve already moved around things in the kitchen, so this oven can have a permanent home on our countertop.
Alex and I devoured this loaf of chocolate babka in record time. I usually share most of what I bake with family and friends. Not this one. As soon as it was cool enough to slice, we began snacking on it. It’s not very sweet, but it is packed with chocolate flavor. The combination of chopped dark chocolate mixed with unsweetened cocoa powder results with a full rich profile. The bread tastes great at room temperature and even more delightful when it’s lightly toasted and served with a giant mug of hot chocolate or a hot latte. I foresee many babka variations to come!
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