…not much luck, so far. Yet, failure has never stopped me before. In fact, as my curse, it only spurs me into perfecting it, until I wander away in boredom, knowing it can’t get better than perfect. My hubby won an Amazon.com gift card (and sweetly gave to me!) so I could clear out some junk on my wish list, including a dual set of Pressure Cookers. Oh, how I have been wanting these for so long! The mere idea of making mashed pots in 8 minutes is fantastic—and not from flakes, I might add! However, I first set about to make beans for my hubby. I am a slave to learning about the art of Honduran food, which seems to be non-existent in terms of cookbook-ery (don’t you just love my made-up words)?
What I have learned so far is that I have to just about disregard the rules and times given in recipes, as they are geared for gas stoves (oh, how I envy you owners of gas!), because gas stoves have such a phenomenal and quick temperature change. The electric stove has difficult doing such, because it heats by coil, not by fire. My first round at beans came out over-cooked. The flavor was great, but the texture had become a tad too mushy. So, though my first try failed, here is what I have learned so far:
• Heat cooker on a burner on “High,” while simultaneously heating a second burner on medium, for a quick shift when it is time to adjust heat
• Reduce the cooking time by about 5%, as electric takes longer to heat up, it is cooking all the while, as well
I have massive stacks of recipes that I want to try, which just means lots of opportunities to fail and obsess. I’ll be back and post my new-found learnings! In the meantime, if you’ve got some tips to share, by all means, do! :)