Tropical Medley Bread and my experience using the global sun oven

by DeJun Walborn
(Charlotte, North Carolina)

I would like to enter into the contest to earn the Global Sun Oven by summarizing my experiences with baking with my global sun oven for a year. I want to help others become well versed with an array of recipes to bake in their global sun oven as well as know for myself how to utilize the sun's energy to bake in my global sun oven so when I have an emergency then I will be able to use the global sun oven with ease.

I tried two loaves of tropical medley bread in my global sun oven. I preheated my solar oven for 30 minutes prior to placing the bread inside the oven. Then I placed my two loaves of tropical medley bread in the global sun oven and noticed the temperature of the global sun oven was 275 degrees before I opened the global sun oven. Every thirty minutes I moved the global sun oven to the proper angle such that the global sun oven shadow was evenly distributed on both sides to ensure the best yield of baking time. Each thirty minutes I noticed the temperature stayed right at 275 degrees. After 1 and ½ hours both loaves were fully cooked.

Here is the recipe for the Tropical Medley Bread: Tropical Medley Bread recipe for two large loaves of bread:

  • 2 ½ cups of water
  • 6 cups of white wheat flour
  • 4 tablespoons dry milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups of dried fruit (I used dried ½ cup dried raisins, ½ cup dried cranberries, ½ cup dried pinapple, ½ cup dried banana)
  • 2 Tablespoons fast rise yeast

    I mixed all ingredients together and kneaded by hand for ten minutes and added another cup of white wheat so it was the proper consistency, it was not sticky at all when I kneaded it. I greased the bread pans lightly with olive oil and then I sprayed the top of the bread loaves using a spray bottle with water. I then baked both loaves in the global sun oven at 275 degrees with full sun for an hour and a half.

    The bread turned a slight brown color on top. The bread was delicious with cinnamon honey butter (1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon of honey all mixed together thoroughly).

    I hope you enjoy this recipe like I have done, happy global sun oven baking with a tropical medley bread loaf.


    Greetings again,

    Thank you for your very detailed solar bread baking experience. It sounds like a tasty recipe and one that turns out well in a solar cooker.

    Just what our visitors need to inspire them to "experiment" with different recipes.

    Thank you,


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