We have a gas oven/stovetop. It’s great. I never really understood the difference between electric and gas until we moved into the house we’re in now where I’m actually cooking/baking and using our oven on a regular basis.
Our oven makes a clicking noise every once in a while – I’m assuming that it’s the thermostat/ignitor working.
Our first night in our house though, we were thrown off by this “clicking” noise. We were sitting on the floor of our (soon-to-be) bedroom. We didn’t have any furniture at this point….we had literally “moved in” three hours prior and weren’t going to get any of our things until five days later. For dinner we decided to do frozen pizza. Simple enough, right? We put it in the oven and then retreated back to our bedroom to discuss the next few days. All of a sudden the clicking noise went off and we started at each other. “What is that?” I said to Rob. ” I don’t know…” He responded. “Well, that’s not the first time I heard that sound.” I informed him. My heart was literally pounding in my chest. I thought someone was tapping on our door and trying to scare us and break in. “Do you want me to go check?” Rob said. “Uh, yeah”.
Cinnamon Chocolate Bars Recipe
By December 28, 2012Published:
- Yield: 12 bars
We have a gas oven/stovetop. It's great. I never really understood the difference between electric and gas until we moved into the …
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- pinch pumpkin spice
- pinch allpice
- pinch ground cloves
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 stick unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, allspice, cloves and chocolate chips in a medium bowl.
- In standing mixer, beat butter with sugars on medium until creamy (about 2 minutes).
- On low, add one egg at a time. Add vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture and mix just until all is combined.
- Pour into 9x13 pan and bake for 30 minutes (or until golden brown).
Much to my relief, he went out to check and happily returned to tell me that it was just our oven making a sound. I breathed a sigh of relief and made a note to myself to research all of the weird things that my oven would be doing so that I wouldn’t find myself in a similar situation again – only without Rob home to save me. We wouldn’t want that now, would we?