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#41 Mr Green

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

As requested by Left Hand down hope it arrives in the right subject box!!

Ingredients
1tablespoon yeast
2tablespoons sugar
quarter teaspoon sea salt
one and a half 1/2 cups flour
Half cup boiling water
One tablespoon oil

Add yeast sugar salt and flour to and mix thoroughly slowly add water and oil

Mix by hand until the dough no longer sticks to the side then remove and form dough into a ball.
Place in a greased bowl ,cover with a towell and let it rise for about 45 minutes

Line the slow cooker with parchment paper place the dough on it replace lid and cook for one and a half hours hours

The Bread is ready when the crust is golden brown.


Got to try that , thanks

Am assuming you mean 1 1/2 cups ? Not 1 1/2 half cups

Edited by Mr Green, 06 January 2013 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

There is a facebook group called Slow Cooker Saddo's where there are good recipes. Tesco were selling slow cooker for £8 the other day. Check to make sure the offer is still on. Use my slow cooker all the time in the awning. Makes good curries.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

If I do use EHU the induction hob is the first thing I load on the van for cooking.

I have just installed a large invertor so it may get a run in the spring when we get some sun. ;)

I know quite a few friends who have one on the van.


And recommendations for manufacturer? I presume we are looking at 2000w?
The instant control and the minimal generated excess heat would be a bonus if caravanning in hot weather and cooking in the 'van.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

There is a facebook group called Slow Cooker Saddo's where there are good recipes. Tesco were selling slow cooker for £8 the other day. Check to make sure the offer is still on. Use my slow cooker all the time in the awning. Makes good curries.
Sue


Just joined , the Internet is a great place, thanks for sharing

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thought i would try bread in slow cooker

Mixed up my normal Bag of Tesco Bread Mix ,Kneaded it, Put it cooker lining get to double its size

Then popped in slow cooker After an hour it smelt good and felt firm so i popped it in oven to brown the top

Will be tested at tea time when i have got the paper off the sides

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

looks like bread :D

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hopefully it will taste like it as well :)

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

And recommendations for manufacturer? I presume we are looking at 2000w?
The instant control and the minimal generated excess heat would be a bonus if caravanning in hot weather and cooking in the 'van.


http://www.sunshines...how/VP1500.html This will handle the surge of startup. (3000 watts)

My Induction is 1200 watt and the invertor 2000 watts but the price is now higher than I paid then. Special offers from time to time. ;)

Also runs a microwave if I want which is why pure sine wave is required.

Ten mins use takes 19 amps from the battery so care is needed with use. :o

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Bread was far to heavy to even think of eating Ho Hum Worth a try

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

If you are not on EHU, there is a 12v slow cooker sold by Roadpro

www.roadpro.co.uk

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

As requested by Left Hand down hope it arrives in the right subject box!!

Ingredients
1tablespoon yeast
2tablespoons sugar
quarter teaspoon sea salt
one and a half 1/2 cups flour
Half cup boiling water
One tablespoon oil

Add yeast sugar salt and flour to and mix thoroughly slowly add water and oil

Mix by hand until the dough no longer sticks to the side then remove and form dough into a ball.
Place in a greased bowl ,cover with a towel and let it rise for about 45 minutes

Line the slow cooker with parchment paper place the dough on it replace lid and cook for one and a half hours hours

The Bread is ready when the crust is golden brown.


My friend tried this recipe but failed to cook a decent loaf.

Your directions do not include the temperature settings.

He suggested that maybe boiling water may have killed his yeast.

The quantity of oil made it very difficult to mix as it stuck to his fingers.

Rising was minimal (yeast killed?)

Do you brown the top after?

We need to get this right before spring dawns and we get into the field...... ;)

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

A nice Chicken Biryani recipe for the slow cooker

Ingredients,

Chicken
8 boned chicken thighs chopped up into chunks.
2 tablespoon of garlic paste
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablepoon chili powder(Depending on the heat you require, this gives mild heat)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon coriander powder
Salt to taste

2 large onions sliced and fried
Bunch of chopped fresh coriander.

For Rice:
3 cups of Basmati rice
2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt to taste
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup coriander/ chopped
1 (2 inch) piece cinnamon stick
4 pods cardamom
3 whole cloves
3 curry or bay leaves
1 table spoon salt
1/4 table spoon black cumin seeds( optional)
Lemon juice-1 tbsp
Vegetable oil-4tbsp or ghee

water for cooking

Method:
Cut the chicken in to medium size pieces, remove extra fat and place in a bowl. Now add all the marinating ingredients mentioned above into the chicken and mix well. Keep this mixture in a refrigerator for about 30min to 24hrs. During marination all the juices and spices will enter into the inner portions of the meat and gives it a nice flavor. The longer you keep for the best the biryani tastes. So, you can marinate the day before you cook for better taste or else you can just marinate for 30min if you need to cook fast. I just did 30 mins and it worked well

Wash and cook the rice to 70% done, adding salt to taste and some ghee/ vegetable oil. When the rice is ready, drain excess water and keep rice aside, mix in all the other dry ingredients with the rice.

Turn on the slow cooker and set it to high, and arrange marinated chicken as a layer in the bottom and add some of rice on the top.

On top of that, add a layer of fried onions, chopped coriander and add then the rest of the rice.

Put the lid on and cook on high for 3 hrs.

Have a dig to check the chicken is done and when your happy serve up with some yoghurt, popadoms and a squirt of lime juice

Its a dry dish so was nervous about cooking it in the slow cooker, did add a drop of boiling water mid way

As another tweak you could add a layer of toasted almonds and or some sultanas and finish with some halved hard boiled eggs

Easy peasy


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

Picked up a nice pork shoulder today so this is the recipe that I'm going to use next weekend for pulled pork.
http://www.kevinanda...ned-savory.html
Only thing extra that I'm going to do is add some liquid smoke to the brine mix http://www.melburyan...kory-3384-p.asp

Now for the BBQ sauce this ones going to get a bashing http://bbqpitboys.co...ce#.UPM3x3wgGSM

Obviously going to be done in the SC with some home made slaw




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