Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is quintessential southern comfort food. Nilla wafers, layers of bananas, and a thick custard topped with a toasty meringue. It's old-fashioned goodness, best served in little mason jars. This is totally your grandmother's banana pudding, except, you know, cooked using stored solar thermal energy. The Sun Bucket started at 329 C (624 °F). … Continue reading Banana Pudding

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Lemon Curd

Since living in Central Florida a few years back, lime and lemon curd have become a staple of our holiday baking. There are few things as delicious as a good lemon curd. To curb the impulse of eating it with a spoon right out of the pan, I recommend that you can it and give … Continue reading Lemon Curd

Crêpes

My husband makes crêpes for brunch every weekend, but this morning was a first for making them using stored solar energy. I got the Sun Bucket charged early, ensuring that delicious, fruit-filled crêpes would be on the table by late morning. The Sun Bucket started at 622°F (328 C). My husband's crêpe recipe uses a … Continue reading Crêpes