Thursday, April 7, 2005

Am I weird?



This is my most recent possession. It's a huge (40 by 30 cm) roasting tin (that will, I'm sure, also accommodate a sheet cake perfectly). The people at my favorite cook shop, Kunst & Køkkentøj, said it probably wouldn't fit in the oven, but let me take it with me home for a try. It fits perfectly, leaving 1 cm on each side between the handle and the oven's side. Like a glove.

I know. I know. A ROASTING TIN?? C'mon.

But no. There's no denying it. I LOVE IT!




Now I just have to figure out what to make in it...

14 comments:

Ana said...

Zarah Marie, that roasting tin is beautiful! I love it. And you can make a big turkey. And, by the way, what is a sheet cake?

JourneyGirl said...

Zarah Maria, that is exactly what my Mom, Grandma, and all the way back have used to make roast turkey on thanksgiving and roast beef for Christmas. It is quite lovely - I think, for me, it'd probably get more use as a vegetable roaster in the winter. ;)

Congrats. on the new purchase.

~S

Molly said...

That is one gorgeous roasting pan, and you are most certainly NOT weird. When I got a stockpot for Christmas last year, I could hardly pry myself away from it. You could say that makes us both weird, but I prefer to think we're just *passionate*!

Silverella said...

Gorgeous roasting tin! Most of my tins are like this, different shapes, but just like this. You know this is perfect for greek Mousaka!

Want a recipe?

(a greek lurker :o)

Helga said...

hey! just stumbled upon your site today, gonna be a regular i think, i love it. Totally don't think you're weird, love your roasting tin. Agree with the previous comment about it being more passionate than weird. Nice to know i'm not alone... Tusind tak, Helga food-lover

Niki said...

Hasselback potatoes!

What about Nigella's ham in coca cola? ;-)

Nic said...

I bought the same pan at the end of last year (but returned it for one size smaller when it almost got stuch in my oven).
I vote for roasted chicken and potatoes. I never thought to make a sheet cake in my roasting pan...

Barbara Fisher said...

Zarah, dear, you must try harder to be weird! All you need is a V-shaped roasting rack and you are on your way to roast chicken or duck or some other such tasty fowl.

Now, there are some obscure things in my kitchen that probably do qualify as downright odd. Maybe I should write about some of them....

Zarah Maria said...

Hi everyone! I'm glad you all like my new roasting tin - I still haven't cooked anything in it, but I'm loving all of your suggestions. It's good to know I'm not the only weirdo - oops! I mean passionate! - person out there!:-)

Ana - a sheet cake I believe (please correct me if I'm wrong, anyone?) is basically a rather flat (maybe 2 inches tall) cake, large (7 by 10-12 inches) and typically something I for one would bring to class to share with my fellow students. I hadn't heard the expression before I bought Baking by Flavor (one of my favorite cookbooks, as you'll know if you've browsed my blog!:-)) and Lisa Yockelson, the author, uses the term for large cakes, contrary to all the Bundt pan cakes, smaller square pans for brownies etc.

barrett said...

Get all the good tomatoes you can along with some sweet white onions and some fresh herbs and roast up a gallon of tomato sauce!

keiko said...

Hi Zarah - This roasting tin is bigger than mine! Looks beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what you cook in it...

Anonymous said...

This usage may be a bit indirect, but a deep roasting tin works wonders when for custards -- especially those baked in ramekins and other ceramic dishes. Probably could use it as the water basin for cheesecake too.

Zarah Maria said...

Barrett, that's a brilliant idea! As soon as tomatoes are everywhere, that is surely one of the things I have to try!

Keiko - thank you - it sure is HUGE!

Anon - great idea too, hadn't thought of that. And lord knows I've had my share of problems filling enough water into those ridiculous shallow pans that comes with your oven...

Fanny said...

I love that roasting tin it looks amazing.
Love
FAnny