Video: Couple bakes biscuits in sweltering heat


Video: Couple bakes biscuits in sweltering heat

The couple got creative and used an old tabletop oven with a microwave plate to bake biscuits.

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Published: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 4:46 PM

Last updated: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 7:36 PM

Cooking eggs in a pan under the blazing sun seem to be passé as a couple in Australia managed to bake biscuits and cook assorted meat in the sweltering heat. A video shows the biscuits crisply baked after being left in the heat for four hours.
As the heatwave continues to scorch Australia with record-breaking temperatures, South Australia and Victoria seem to be the worst hit, reports. Mercury peaked at a searing 46.6 degrees Celsius in Adelaide. Amidst the inclement weather conditions there were several people who found ways to beat the heat. Rose and Patrick Wynne from Echunga in the Adelaide Hills cooked up a batch of sun-baked peanut biscuits in by leaving them in outside in the sun.
The couple got creative and used an old tabletop oven with a microwave plate to bake biscuits. "We put it out about 12:00 pm and I left it until 4:00 pm and they just slowly baked. They were perfect. They snapped crisply and were perfectly done," said the wife, estimating the temperature in the box was between 80-100 degrees Celsius.

The couple said they were intrigued by stories about people cooking things in their cars and outside in the heat. "We're a bit power-saving nuts anyway so we thought we might try it. You don't get a hot kitchen and [you get] cookies at the end of the day," they said.
Cookies were not the only edibles being cooked in the heat, as one Twitter user left an assortment of meats and objects in the car for two hours wrote: 'Hottest day in Adelaide. I left meat in my car. After 2 hours, the meat is ready to eat'.
In Andamooka, about 600 kilometres north of Adelaide, locals turned a skate ramp into a makeshift swimming pool. A video of the pool shows children playing with a ball in the water.
Citing some respite from heat, Hilary Wilson from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), said that in Adelaide a wind change was expected Friday midnight with little rain. Mercury is likely to drop to 31 degrees Celsius for Friday. While in Victoria, BOM meteorologist Richard Russell said, "In Melbourne we expect the minimum temperature to only go down to 29 degrees Celsius, much of the state will barely dip below 30 degrees Celsius during the period." Melbourne is also expected to experience a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius on Friday before dropping to 27 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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