Step 1: Pick a recipe
Caitlin: We should make something easy like cookies.
Lenzie: I have a banana I should probably use.
Caitlin: Chocolate chip banana cookies it is.
Step 2: Mix together ingredients in the closest thing to a mixing bowl you have.
Sparking in the "microwave"
Caitlin: Oh my god, that's not supposed to happen, that's not supposed to happen! Stop it!!'
Step 4: Place on the "oven-approved tray" that looks like it totally has metal on it but apparently doesn't and attempt to bake again.
Step 5: Try a different setting.
Slightly better but still the texture was not quite right.
Step 6: Go knock on doors to the flats with real ovens and make new friends.
The cookies were slightly more successful but the bottoms got quite browned and we didn't really make friends. So, we threw the rest of the dough in the fridge and tried again tonight by knocking on a different door. The people in this flat were super friendly and we hung out and baked cookies for a good half hour and they didn't burn at all. So, the key to cookie success is to not use our little ovens and to make new friends. This might mean that I don't get to do much baking this year, but I am joining the tea and cake society and have the first meeting Friday, so I'll at least have that to look forward to.
If you're wondering about the recipe for this one. We used a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and just added a banana, a bit more flour and a teensy bit more baking soda.