The halogen oven is a remarkable revolution in cooking, a table-top cooker that can be used on the table top plugged into an ordinary socket, which can even be taken on camping and road trips. It works by converting electrical energy into intense heat, and uses infrared waves and a fan to circulate the heat. This means food is ready in half the time of a conventional oven, without the need for cooking fat or oil, and unlike a microwave it can also brown and crisp your cooking. Wide ranging recipes include family favourites such as Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes, Chilli con Carne and Vegetable Lasagne. There are also delicious dishes for entertaining, such as Spinach and Ricotta Tart or Baked Fish with Dill Stuffing. Halogen ovens are superb for baking, and here you will find scrumptious sweet treats like Cheesecake with Summer Fruits, Double Chocolate Cookies and Orange and Peach Drizzle Cake. All the recipes are tried and tested in a range of ovens. Fully illustrated with easy-to-follow photographs, this is the essential guide for busy cooks who want to make the most of their new oven with quick, easy, nutritious and healthy dishes for every day of the week.
Jennie Shapter is an experienced food writer and home economist. In the early part of her career, Jennie spent a number of years working as the senior home economist for several food manufacturers, where she developed her considerable baking skills. She has written more than 20 cookbooks, including Perfect Patisserie, The Country Cookbook and The World Encyclopedia of Bread and Bread-Making