How-To: Dashboard Baking

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For the baker who is on the go (or who at least has a vehicle to go places in), here’s how to make the most of your car’s excruciatingly hot dashboard with an ingenious tutorial from the infamous Mikeasaurus of Instructables.

Making dashboard cookies is actually very easy, needing only to cook the egg in the cookie dough mix to be safe to eat. According to

It is important to cook eggs thoroughly to destroy bacteria… For eggs, the white will coagulate (set) between 144 and 149° F, the yolk between 149 and 158° F, and whole egg between 144 and 158° F.

With temperatures reaching 107°F (41°C) outside, I knew the dashboard of my rental car would be hotter, and be perfect to make freshly baked goodies while I was seeking shelter somewhere there was air conditioning (and possibly a frosty beverage).

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