Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Basic slow cooking hints

Generally the rule of slow cooking is to add liquid if the ingredients don't provide it itself. Chicken contains quite a lot of water so you don't normally add water to one when slow cooking it.

Trim fat - remove skin too. For bones in smaller joints of chicken you can remove part way through the cooking if you want, or leave until the end when the meat will just fall off the bone. Be prepared to have trouble getting chicken out - it really will come to bits if it's cooked right!

Monday, 15 February 2010

101 One-pot Dishes: Tried-and-tested Recipes

101 One-pot Dishes: Tried-and-tested Recipes (Good Food 101)

101 One-pot Dishes: Tried-and-tested Recipes is a great cookbook.
Pictures will all recipes. All simple and easy to prepare. Nothing complicated and you can get all the ingredients at your supermarket!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Best slow cooker recipe book

Hamlyn All Colour 200 Slow Cooker Recipes (Hamlyn All Colour Cookbooks) (Paperback)

Hamlyn All Colour 200 Slow Cooker Recipes (Hamlyn All Colour Cookbooks)

Would you like to cut down on convenience food? Want to eat home-cooked meals but just don't have the time or energy to prepare them after a busy day? Then a slow cooker could be the solution for you. Requiring only minimal preparation, a slow cooker will cook your ingredients throughout the day or overnight, producing a delicious meal that will be ready to eat as soon as you are. "Hamlyn All Colour: 200 Slow Cooker Recipes" provides over 200 recipes for you to enjoy, with delicious ideas for breakfasts and light bites, meat dishes, vegetarian meals, fish and seafood dishes and desserts.

The book is full of different and unusual recipe ideas, easy to prepare meals!

Morphy Richards 48715 Slow Cooker, 6.5L, 350W (Stainless Steel )

Morphy Richards 48715 Slow Cooker, 6.5L, 350W (Stainless Steel )

Morphy Richards 48715 Slow Cooker, 6.5L, 350W (Stainless Steel )

* Oval shape
* Capacity 6.5 litres
* With 3 settings, low, medium and high
* Toughened glass lid to monitor cooking without letting heat escape
* Cooking vessel can be put directly onto the table
* Dishwasher proof cooking vessel
* Non-slip feet
* Cooltouch handles
* 350 Watt

Morphy Richards 48710 Oval Slow Cooker Stainless Steel 3.5L

Morphy Richards 48710 Oval Slow Cooker Stainless Steel 3.5L

Manufacturer's Description

The healthy alternative to ready meals, slow cookers offer a convenient way to make fresh food. Easy to use, a slow cooker can be left safely cooking away while you are out and about so you can enjoy freshly cooked meals without being tied to the kitchen. Simply add the ingredients to the crock pot and the slow cooker will gradually cook your meal over the course of several hours meaning you're in control of the ingredients and when you eat.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Morphy Richards 48710 oval shaped slow cooker

  • 1 x Removable 3.5 litre ceramic pot

  • 1 x Toughened glass lid

  • Big enough for the family

  • Easy to use

  • Easy to clean

  • Friday, 12 February 2010

    Slow cookers are fantastic

    Simple to use and easy way of preparing food.

    • 1.5 litre capacity  (Ideal for one or two people, enough for 4 smaller portions and will fit 1kg brisket in)
    • Removable dishwasher, microwave and oven proof ceramic bowl
    • Dishwasher proof tempered glass lid
    • Even cooking with full wrap around heating element
    • Versatile cooking with 3 heat settings
     A slow corker is a versatile way of cooking food. You simply drop and prepare your vegetables, at the meat and stock, put the lid on switch on and forget about it. You can cook roast chickens pieces of beef and meat as well as stews, Currys and many other delicious dishes.

    It has a 1.5 L volume, which means it is a huge casserole dish, so bigger families will not find a suitable. But for those people looking to do smaller number of portions, this is absolutely ideal. If you are currently using a large slow cooker and find that the large bottom area often dries out the sauce, then you will find that this one is just right

    It is versatile with its three heat settings, allowing you to cook different things.