Your First Halogen Oven Cookbook
When you decide to treat yourself to a halogen oven, you’ll get everything you need to get started. Most of them come with racks, baking trays, tongs and an extender ring. The large majority have a small recipe book – more of a pamphlet really – included.
Whilst that should be enough to get you going, you will pretty soon be looking for some new ideas. That’s when you need to think about a recipe book specifically designed for those using a halogen oven.
If you’re looking to dip your toe in the water, halogen oven recipe wise, I really recommend “The Halogen Oven Everyday Cookbook” – by Sarah Flower. It has over 250 pages of halogen oven recipes and is a great introduction to cooking in a halogen oven.
For some reason, which I’m not sure of, the UK version is called “The Everyday Halogen Oven Cookbook” – just a little different from the US version. Whichever one you choose, it’s a great way to embark on your halogen cookery journey.
The book is very well laid out, and is simple to use and understand. Each recipe is divided into two columns. The ingredients are listed in one column, and what you do with them is laid out in the other. It makes it really easy to gauge just how complex a recipe is at a glance – either in terms of ingredients required or the amount of work involved in preparation.
In fact, most of the recipes in the book will be well within the capabilities of the average home chef, so complexity will rarely be an issue. The layout and clear, well written instructions mean that even the (slightly) more complex recipes will be quite manageable.
The book is divided into 9 chapters:
- Using Your Halogen Oven
- Cakes And Treats
- Meal Planners
It’s a good demonstration of the versatility of halogen ovens. There is, quite genuinely, something for everyone. You can start with simple things like snacks and potatoes if you like – but you’ll be cooking lovely roasts before you know it – and there are a few recipes in there that you might not have thought to prepare in your halogen oven.
It really is the ideal introductory recipe book for those new to halogen ovens – but it is comprehensive enough that you probably won’t need another recipe book for your halo oven. However, if you do feel the need for further experimentation once you have “graduated”, Sarah Flower has written a number of other recipe books specifically aimed at halogen oven users including: