Slow Cooker - The Recipe Collection

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  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    how much cornflour do you put in, or do you just add a bit and judge it??
    Yes, joint of beef cooks lovely, I cook it with an oxo, red wine, worcester sauce and water.  It makes lovely tasty gravy when thickened with cornflour at the end of cooking.
  • it's just like making gravy with an oxo

    a few teaspoons of cornflour, add water seperately in a jug and mix so it resembles milk.

    pour it into liquid from slow cooker, mixing with a wooden spoon continuously or it will go lumpy

    if it doesn't go thick enough, add more
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  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    thanks, its one of my downfalls cornflour, i usually just add it in powder form which is where i'm going wrong.

    thanks again,

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  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    Just got around to ordering a slow cooker

    Looking forward to trying out some of the recipes posted :P

    i want a new one, can i be cheeky sheel and ask where your getting it from??
  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    ooh, thanks sheel. i like that one, its all shiny. ;D

    think i may well go for one of those as well.

    :) thanks again
  • Ok just to be a pain in the rear and satisfy my curiosity :o

    what's the differance between putting it in one of these and bunging it in the oven,I don't get it or am I missing something  :-/...........except the cost of buying one :)
    and aren't they more expensive to run than say a gas oven ???
  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    theu use the same electric as a lightbulb to run, cheaper than an electric oven, and the meat is so so tender cooked in one, you have to taste it to believe it. :o
  • I'm interested in one but don't want to end up with just another gadget to find counter top/cupboard space for :-/ that never gets used :)
  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    no, doesn't stick to the pot, and is v easy to clean.

    i find mine invaluable, cos i'm out all day, can just chuck stuff in in the morning, and come home to a nice warm stew at night, ready and waiting.
  • beachbethbeachbeth Forumite
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    Ok just to be a pain in the rear and satisfy my curiosity :o

    what's the differance between putting it in one of these and bunging it in the oven,I don't get it or am I missing something  :-/...........except the cost of buying one :)
    and aren't they more expensive to run than say a gas oven  ???

    No, they are very cheap to run and cheaper than running your gas oven. Also, because the food is slow cooked for a long time everything that comes out is very tender and tasty and the stock absorbs all the lovely juices too.

    Another plus is that you get it ready and switch on in the morning and then when you come home in the evening its ready, apart from perhaps making gravy. You wouldn't really want to leave your gas oven on for hours while you were out - a bit dangerous.
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