1) Bake a blueberry cobbler. Enjoy!
2) Set the empty baking dish out for 24 hours.
3) Without rinsing, put it in the dishwasher with Cascade Complete.
4) Blog about your experience.
I’m always up for a good challenge in the kitchen so I happily agreed to this one. (Besides, I’ve been looking for a good excuse to make Ina Garten’s Peach and Blueberry Crumbles…as if any excuse is needed, right? ;) ) I’m not posting the recipe here, since I only made three small changes to Ina’s fabulous recipe:
1) Added 2/3 c rolled oats to the crumble topping.
2) Added 1 tsp powdered Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder to the crumble topping.
3) Baked it in a 2.5 quart casserole dish, instead of individual ramekins (consequently, I had to increase the cooking time a bit).
The day after making this I took it to work to share with my coworkers (in hopes of quelling their demands for cupcakes…ever since I made these cupcakes and took them to work, I’ve had a never-ending stream of requests for them…if you haven’t done so yet, make them, they’re that good :) ). Anyway, I reheated the blueberry cobbler in the oven at work, and I have to say I think that oven needs to be recalibrated…it is hot! Long story short, the edges got a little crispy (not burned enough to affect the flavor, luckily), but the pan was another story. The cobbler was badly burned onto the pan so much that it looked like a lost cause.
Against my compulsive cleaning habits and better judgment, I left the empty baking dish out for 24 hours to follow the rules of the Challenge. No rinsing, no soaking, no wiping, no scrubbing. Then I washed it in the dishwasher using a Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPac. I wasn’t expecting great results (just because the pan was so filthy), but it came completely clean in the dishwasher! I’d call that a huge success.
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***Please note that P&G provided me with the Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPac Kit, information, and a $25 Walmart gift card to giveaway through My Blog Spark***