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    • lyniced
    • By lyniced 12th Sep 04, 7:48 PM
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    Slow Cooker - The Recipe Collection
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    • 12th Sep 04, 7:48 PM
    Slow Cooker - The Recipe Collection 12th Sep 04 at 7:48 PM
    Just bought a slow cooker, but the recipe booklet that accompanies it is rather complicated ('brown meat and veg before putting in the cooker') and I wanted to bung it all in a leave to cook. So does anyone know any easy (really easy) recipes or a book that gives easy recipes?

    Thank you.
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  • aussielle
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    Great......thanks. ;D

    Gonna try this one for tonight
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 13th Sep 04, 12:15 PM
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    Re: slow cooker recipes
    ............and it's great for mulled wine too. Hic
  • rach
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    i also use slow cooker as a basis for soups - church the veg in, add a bit more water and then puree all / half of it at the end - sometimes you need to add more water. i often put mine on overnight too when the elec is cheaper!
  • rach
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    anyone have any puddings / desserts done in slow cooker?
  • aussielle
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    anyone have any puddings / desserts done in slow cooker?
    Never tried

    Have you Rach?
  • rach
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    no - just started thinking about it after musing this thread! guess obvious stuff could be stewed fruit - could just be left on.... v handy for me as i work from home but always get distracted and and burn stuff!
    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 13th Sep 04, 12:48 PM
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    Re: slow cooker recipes
    anyone have any puddings / desserts done in slow cooker?
    It would have to be a pretty basic pudding ... obviously no good for sponges, pastries, layered puddings/desserts. I would think it would be good for stewed fruits, though I've never tried it. Can't think of any other pudding it might be good for though. On the whole, much more suitable for savoury.
  • aussielle
    Re: slow cooker recipes

    Steak and Kidney pudding done in slow cooker is the bees knees, the lightest suet you'll ever taste ;D
    • MATH
    • By MATH 13th Sep 04, 1:02 PM
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    Re: slow cooker recipes
    Plain rice, rissotto and rice pudding cook well in a slow cooker. Keep to the usual quantities of water (hot) and cook on high. It doesn't take long (2 1/2) hours or so.

    Most of the recipe sites for slow cooking are American so you get better search results if you put 'Crock Pot'
    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 13th Sep 04, 1:30 PM
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    Re: slow cooker recipes
    Steak and Kidney pudding done in slow cooker is the bees knees, the lightest suet you'll ever taste !;D
    Oh, this sounds wonderful ausielle ... my favourite!

    Any chance of a recipe?


    :-*
  • lizweb20
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    Thanks everyone for great recipes.
    I'm now going to find my slow cooker, lurking somewhere in the loft.
    I remember in years gone by I used to make jam sponge puddings and sago puddings both of which were very popular, but don't think these would be so popular today!
    ;D
    • Westywoodpecker
    • By Westywoodpecker 13th Sep 04, 2:54 PM
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    Re: slow cooker recipes
    Likewise, many thanks for all the recipies and ideas you have given me. I bought a slow cooker two years ago & have never used it ' cause I didn't know what to put in!

    Thanks again ;D
  • aussielle
    Steak and Kidney Pudding

    Oh, this sounds wonderful ausielle ... my favourite!

    Any chance of a recipe?


    :-*
    Sure,

    steak and kidney

    onion

    salt & pepper

    worcester sauce

    water

    cook all above, when done, thicken using bisto & cornflour

    6oz flour

    3oz suet

    pinch salt

    add cold water until it's like pastry consistency

    then take your pick, roll out like a pie crust or make dumplings

    depending on your slow cooker, it should take between 1/2 an hour to 1 hour or so

    if you use it like a crust, just becareful not to let the condensation drip onto it when you lift the lid off.
    Last edited by squeaky; 05-05-2005 at 11:27 AM. Reason: To add title
    • Glad
    • By Glad 13th Sep 04, 4:20 PM
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    Glad
    Cooking a Joint
    I use mine to cook joints,

    just put the joint in with 1 pint water and leave,

    I've got a family sized cooker and a large joint of beef will cook over 8 hrs,
    Gammon joints are especially nice
    Last edited by squeaky; 05-05-2005 at 11:31 AM. Reason: To add the title
    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 13th Sep 04, 4:40 PM
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    MimiJane
    Re: slow cooker recipes

    Sure, !

    steak and kidney

    onion

    salt & pepper

    worcester sauce

    water

    cook all above, when done, thicken using bisto & cornflour

    6oz flour

    3oz suet

    pinch salt

    add cold water until it's like pastry consistency

    then take your pick, roll out like a pie crust or make dumplings

    depending on your slow cooker, it should take between 1/2 an hour to 1 hour or so

    if you use it like a crust, just becareful not to let the condensation drip onto it when you lift the lid off.
    Thanks ausielle! !Just to get this right ... do you cook the meat first before you put the suet on, then it takes half an hour to an hour to cook the suet?

    Cheers,
    Mimi


    • Jolaaled
    • By Jolaaled 13th Sep 04, 4:42 PM
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    Re: slow cooker recipes
    Does anyone know if it's possible to make chutney in a slow cooker?? ( got loads of apples!).
    thanks
    PS Argos has slow cooker reduced from 17.99 to 14.99 at the mo'.
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 13th Sep 04, 6:11 PM
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    Rabbit in White Wine
    The little one on th'argos is too small. I would get one of the bigger oval ones bcos they are so good for doing big amounts of stuff.
    Simple recipe - the last thing i did in my slo-cooker recently ;D


    one rabbit, skinned, gutted and cut into pieces, or whole if u like
    half a bottle of white wine OR if u cant bear to do that, one glass of the really cheapest sherry then the rest made up with stock.
    half pound sliced mushrooms
    one onion chopped
    whatever herbs you have in the garden but not mint!
    top up with stock if you need it (of course you made it from a chicken carcas you had )
    salt and pepper to taste.
    leave it in all day or 5 hours should b enough
    eat with rice or pasta or green beans


    even better if you have caught the rabbit yourself! Thats a moneysaving recipe!
    Last edited by squeaky; 05-05-2005 at 11:35 AM. Reason: To add the title
  • rach
    Re: slow cooker recipes

    I was going to ask if anyone could recommend a particular slow cooker. Is THIS one from Argos any good or would it be better to spend a bit more?
    i have one thats similar sized to this, sheel, and its fine - i guess makes enough for 3 or 4 though as i'm on my own it lasts me a few days (i often do a really healthy veg one and eat it in 2 goes though!). my mum has a big oval one though and loves it. mine is just an old one someone gave me. the pot bit goes in the dishwasher though, which is a big bonus in my eyes!
    • Jolaaled
    • By Jolaaled 13th Sep 04, 7:43 PM
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    Jolaaled
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    Found this website for recipes:

    http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm

    ..but still can't find one for making chutney ( with all my apples!)
  • aussielle
    Re: slow cooker recipes

    Thanks ausielle! !Just to get this right ... do you cook the meat first before you put the suet on, then it takes half an hour to an hour to cook the suet?

    Cheers,
    Mimi

    yes
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