Monday, July 25, 2016

Swedish Visiting Cake & A Bakerstone Pizza Oven Box Giveaway!

By: The Food Hunter

When temperatures hit 100+ degrees I am reluctant to turn the oven on for our weekly pizza night. But I'm also not willing to give up pizza, that's where Bakerstone Pizza Oven Box comes in. The Bakerstone box is a cooking chamber constructed of 5 pieces of refractory stone, encased in steel. It fits most 3 burner outdoor grills and heats up to 600+ degrees. The pizza oven box produces authentic pizza in minutes, without heating up your house.



Don't let the name fool you, the Bakerstone Pizza Box is good for more than just pizza. So far I've roasted eggplant and onions to make a delicious dip,



I made individual pizzas for a party we were having and a Sicilian style square pie (recipe coming soon)



I even baked dessert in it. I can honestly say I am enjoying the Bakerstone Pizza box and the variety of ways it can be used.

***If you like pizza and fun new cooking toys scroll down for details on how you can win a Bakerstone Pizza Box of your own***



One of my all time favorite cakes is Dorrie Greenspan's Swedish Visiting Cake. Traditionally cooked in a cast iron pan it is perfect for the Bakerstone.


Swedish Visiting Cake

(adapted from Baking, From My Home to Yours)

1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
Grated zest of 1 lemon
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
About 1/4 cup sliced almonds (blanched or not)

Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a seasoned 9-inch cast-iron skillet or other heavy ovenproof skillet, a 9-inch cake pan or even a pie pan.

Pour the sugar into a medium bowl. Add the zest and blend the zest and sugar together with your fingertips until the sugar is moist and aromatic. Whisk in the eggs one at a time until well blended. Whisk in the salt and the extracts. Switch to a rubber spatula and stir in the flour. Finally, fold in the melted butter.

Scrape the batter into the pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Scatter the sliced almonds over the top and sprinkle with a little sugar. If you're using a cake or pie pan, place the pan on a baking sheet.

Bake the cake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it is golden and a little crisp on the outside; the inside will remain moist. Remove the pan from the oven and let the cake cool for 5 minutes, then run a thin knife around the sides and bottom of the cake to loosen it. You can serve the cake warm or cooled, directly from the skillet or turned out onto a serving plate.


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I received a bakerstone pizza oven to try for myself.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

52 comments:

  1. We HAVE to have Pepperoni on our pizza! Dee Fedor

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  2. We HAVE to have Pepperoni on our pizza! Dee Fedor

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  3. I put arugula on many of the pizzas that I make, the peppery flavor is awesome and it pairs well with many different toppings.

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  4. Ricotta is my favorite topping on my pizza!

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  5. i love sausage and pineapple.....liv

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  6. Artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, olives...mmmm!

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  7. I love artichokes, gyro meat and feta cheese!

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  8. My favorite is pepperoni! I don't care how cliche it is. And this looks SO cool! I had no idea such a thing existed. Off to read even more about it. :)

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  9. I love pesto, arugula and peppers! This is so cool!

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  10. I love pepperoni, but it has to have a lot of cheese!

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    1. I do follow you on Pinterest and Instagram

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  11. I honestly am not very picky when it comes to pizza toppings. Any food that I would normally eat is good for me. I love pepperoni but I also enjoy taco pizza and blt pizza. Not picky at all lol.

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  12. My hubby would love that bakerstone pizza box, what a great giveaway!

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  13. I'll have mushrooms, onion, and green or red bell pepper. Maybe artichokes. Italian sausage only if it's sweet sausage with fennel. NO pepperoni.

    Yes, I'm particular.

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  14. I love the name of that cake...plus it sounds incredible. And oh my gosh, I NEEEED this pizza box in my life. We have pizza night every friday, so it would get a lot of use! My favorite pizza topping is roasted garlic.

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  15. That looks absolutely delicious! My favorite toppings are definitely red onion, peppers, prosciutto and artichokes! starla.bates AT yahoo.com

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  16. I love just about anything on pizza, but bacon is always a favorite!

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  17. Just entered to win because my husband LOVES pizza! I love mushrooms and cheese on mine!

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  18. Sun dried tomatoes are my favorite.

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  19. My favorite toppings are garlic, extra cheese, fresh prosciutto put on after the baking, fresh basil, pesto, more garlic.

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  20. grilled steak and raw jalapenos(not canned)

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  21. I've got to try this pizza. Looks delicious!

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  22. i like mushrooms pineapple peppers are my fav

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  23. My favorite topping is bacon! It would be awesome to not have to turn the oven on during this summer heat!

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  24. I love veggie supreme: onions, peppers, mushrooms!

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  25. OMG this is a brilliant idea! It has been SO HOT lately- definitely do NOT want to use the oven! For a traditional pizza, we like pepperoni. If we want to switch it up a bit, we do buffalo chicken pizza- yum!

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  26. My favorite pizza topping is pepperoni.

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  27. I follow you on Instagram with the handle @firerunner2379.

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  28. I only get to pick one? I love to have an array of veggies on my pizza, black olives, onions, tomatoes and artichokes. Love it!

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  29. Lots of cheese and kalamata olives.

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  30. This is so cool! Our favorite pizza topping is pepperoni.

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  31. Bacon is my favorite pizza topping!

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  32. Love Pepperoni! - Leah B

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  33. I love mushrooms. Tons and tons of mushrooms. Linda K

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  34. We like onions, artichokes, and spinach. Yum!
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  35. Fresh fresh fresh - basil, mozzarella, tomatoes, sausage (that my husband makes). Love it all!

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  36. This is fantastic! Gives new ideas for baking! And keeps me out of the kitchen! 🙌

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  37. I am just learning to use sourdough. This would be perfect for the new sourdough pizza crust I am wanting to make.

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  38. I love cheese and burger on my pizza.

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  39. Following on instagram as rusthawk1.

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  40. I follow BakerStone Box on Instagram with the handle @firerunner2379.

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  41. I like pepperoni and peppers.

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  42. I love a good cheese pizza, but I also love a BLT pizza too!

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