Baked Sugar Pollen Cakes?
Not deliberately but I did end up with baked sugar pollen cakes after I turned on the oven.
After making the sugar cakes in re-used fruit clam shells, I put them in a cold oven to set. It can take up to 4 days for the sugar cakes, or this time of year sugar and pollen substitute cakes, to get hard enough that I can pop them out of the clam shells.
The fruit clam shells make a good mold for the sugar cakes. They have openings on the bottom so the sugar will dry. Once dry, I can store two “bricks” of sugar cakes per clam shell.
Here is how they look when drying:
Once dry, I can store them until I need them in my bee hives.
Since I like to bake in winter, I really should have some reminder on the oven door that the oven is occupied. But I didn’t.
The first sign of trouble was when I started to smell something burning. A quick check of the oven and I remembered what was in there so consider this a public service announcement. Don’t put your sugar cakes in the oven to dry without leaving yourself a reminder they are in there.
Maybe I should use these Honeybee Kitchen Towels draped over the oven handle to remind me!