Slow cooker

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Wendy

Slow cooker

Hi All

My son has bought me a Morphy Richards slow cooker. There are some recipes with it but can I just use any other suitable recipe in it or not? Do any adjustments have to be made? Is there anything that's not suitable?

Regards

Wendy xx

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Yummy

Slo Cooker recipes


"Hi All

My son has bought me a Morphy Richards slow cooker. There are some recipes with it but can I just use any other suitable recipe in it or not? Do any adjustments have to be made? Is there anything that's not suitable?

Regards

Wendy xx"


I posted this for 'feathered' a few weeks back Wendy, my friend gave me the info and it is so handy, you can convert any casserole recipe with this info :~
'Revised timing for Slo-Cooker recipes

If a dish usually takes:
15 - 30 mins
cook it for 1 - 2 hours on High
or 4 - 6 hours on Low

30 mins - 1 hour
cook it for 2 - 3 hours on High
or 5 - 7 hours on Low

1 - 2 hours
cook it for 3 - 4 hours on High
or 6 - 8 hours on Low

2 - 4 hours
cook it for 4 - 6 hours on High
or 8 - 12 hours on Low

Root vegetables can take longer than meat and other vegetables so put these near the heat source, at the bottom of the pot.'
Also don't forget Nanny Ogg, queen of the slo-cooker recipes too x

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Wendy

Thanks Yummy!

Thank you so much, Yummy, that is just the sort of thing I was looking for. I remember seeing it now but I didn't have the slow cooker then and although I read it I couldn't bring it to mind!! Such is age!!

Wendy x

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sam from worthing

Slow cooker


if using say a Delia say for example.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/french/coq-au-vin.html

I would reduce the 'stock/wine' from 725ml to 300ml.... I know this doesn't sound much, and may look pathetic in your slow cooker - but the slow cooker also cooks by steam.

and the steam is attracted to the lid of your pot, which then runs down to seal the lid to the pot, then runs back into the dish cooking.

always reduce liquid of whatever recipe you choose to make in the slow cooker by at least a third.

there is no need to 'brown meat' first, but i would suggest removing skin from chicken portions.

slow cookers are brilliant.

learn to love it.

less electric - you can go out and enjoy the fact you have a beef stew, chilli con carne, a curry, Chinese, or a sticky toffee pudding just waiting for you when you get home.

I never thought i would want or need one - being at home - but I would replace if for any reason mine went wonky.

this is the link to Nanny Oggs recipes.

http://www.deliaonline.com/home/user_profile.html?userid=131119&forum_action=5&forum_forumid=13&forum_threadid=872Reply

she was very active with her cooker. a lot are American ideas but you can Google conversions etc.

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Wendy

For Sam

You mentioned my favourite sticky toffee pudding. How would I do those in the slow cooker, please?

As for going out for the day,I wouldn't do that as sometimes the electricity goes off and on return it's only looking at the cooker clock (that reverts to 12.00) that I know the power has been off but not for how long. Shame really, as I think that is one of the main advantages of them.

Wendy x

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sam from worthing

Wendy woooo


Another point about Slow cookers - don't keep taking the lid off - if you do, add another 20 mins to the cooking time.

Sticky toffee apple pudding.

50g butter, diced.
150g SR flour.
100g dark muscavado sugar.
2 eggs.
2 tbsp milk.
1 dessert apple, cored and finely chopped.

sauce.

125g dark muscavado sugar.
25g butter diced,
300ml boiling water.

butter the inside of a souffle dish (pryex) 14cm across x 9cm high.

put the flour in a bowl and the butter and rub till you have breadcrumbs, stir in the sugar, mix in the eggs and milk and apple.

spoon into your souffle pot ....then sprinkle the sauce sugar ontop, dot the butter all over, then pour the 300ml boiling water ontop of the sponge mix, cover with foil and tie.

put in the cooker, pour more boiling water into the slower cooker so it comes half way up your dish, cover and cook on high for 3 - 3 and half hours. The sponge will be well risen and sauce bubbling.

you can also make this as a sticky nana pudding - swapping apple for one mashed nana and adding 1/2 tsp ground cinamon.

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sam from worthing

slow cooker


another ps.

this maybe just mine (a 3.5litre breville) but he does have a habit of spitting. So i always lay a tea towel on my work top and put the cooker on top of that.

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Wendy

Thank you again Sam

Thank you for the recipe. I didn't know about not stirring it, the booklet doesn't mention it.

Now then, Sam, what I want to know is how did you know that one of my nicknames when I was working was Wendy Woo? Have you got a crystal ball?

Wendy Woo :) xx

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Wendy

Slow cooker for Sam

Hi Sam

Just to tell you I made the sticky toffee apple pudding in the slow cooker and it was scrummy. I've mentioned it to the family so they're going to try it.

Thanks ever so much/

Wendy :)

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sam from worthing

Wendy woooo


Am so glad you like it. It is a scrummy pudding isn't it.

There are many more things you can do other than stews etc.

Slow cookers are a marvel.

Last weekend, i again adapted dear Gerry's Boston baked beans for my SC.

 
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