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pregnantpause Sat 28-Dec-13 09:16:35

Sold! I am making it tonight, should follow my turkey and ham pie (which already has creamwink ) nicely. Thanks!

melliebobs Fri 27-Dec-13 22:39:39

sorry only just come back on this thread. so self saucing Jaffa pud

100g butter melted
250g self raising flour
140g caster sugar
50g cocoa powder
1tsp baking powder
zest n juice of 1 orange
3 eggs
150ml milk
100g orange chocolate broke into chunks (I used a Terrys chocolate one)

for the sauce
200g light muscavado sugar
25g cocoa powder

butter ur slow cooker pot

put flour, caster sugar, cocoa, baking powder, orange zest in a bowl.

in a jug whisk the orange juice, eggs, melted butter and milk then pour on the dry ingredients and mix until smooth

stir in chocolate chunks and then add the mixture to our slow cooker pot

mix 1/2 pint of boiling water with the muscavado sugar and cocoa then poor this over the batter.

cook on high for 3 hours on high.

mine is a 3.5l and was cooked in this time. it rose a fair bit n the gooey chocolate sauce was all underneath. so if you turned it out of the pot it would all be on the top

serve with cream or ice cream

not one for those starting a January diet wink wink

pregnantpause Fri 27-Dec-13 15:41:06

Mellie- jaffa pudding sounds lovely, can I have the recipe please?

deepestpurple Fri 27-Dec-13 13:49:56

Sorry clicky fail

deepestpurple Fri 27-Dec-13 13:49:22

Pulled pork in a bbq sauce never fails (( also works well with chicken breasts.

melliebobs self saucing Jaffa cake sounds amazing, recipe please?

curiousgeorgie Thu 26-Dec-13 22:43:58

I buy meatballs, throw in tomatoes, garlic & herbs and when I get home it's a lovely thick sauce. My DH loves it and think it must be hard work but it takes about 1 minute wink

melliebobs Thu 26-Dec-13 22:25:35

I love my slow cooker. love self saucing Jaffa cake pudding and beef stew is a winner in this house. I love just being able to chuck it all in go to work and when were all home its all cooked!

pregnantpause Thu 26-Dec-13 22:24:26

I love slow cooked chicken - shove a lemon, a clove or two of garlic and a handily of Rosemary and thyme up the bird, shove it in and eat five hours later. Delicious.

But for a proper meal a chorizo and bean stew is my favourite. (have to use tinned beans due to toxins in dried). A tin of Toms,
Two tins of beans, whatever is there, butter, canellini,haricot,kidney, no matter ,an onion, two cloves of garlic, handful of thyme, a large spoon of hot smoked paprika and sliced chorizo sausage. Leave on low for eight to ten. Serve with rice or with chunky white bread. Yum.

Nodney Tue 24-Dec-13 23:35:18

Sounds like a lovely recipe! I've got a crock pot but I always worry that cooking on low won't be hot enough to kill bacteria in white/red meat so I don't use it as often as I'd like.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 24-Dec-13 23:26:53

Oh, the above results in meat that just falls apart, btw. If you'd prefer your beef more sliceable/rare, add extra veg underneath, which slows down the cooking process. As I discovered when I decided to use up some root veg I had lying around...

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 24-Dec-13 23:20:03

Nope, no need to add anything at all, plenty juices from the meat and veg. It surprised me the first time too! grin

sooperdooper Tue 24-Dec-13 14:26:35

Sounds lovely, do you need to add any stock?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 24-Dec-13 14:17:19

Lightly oil your slow cooker. Roughly chop an onion and a couple of carrots. Place a chunk of silverside (or similar) on top of the veg. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours. Pass the veg and juices through a seive and add a bit of Bisto for gorgeous gravy. Simple and infallible.

sooperdooper Tue 24-Dec-13 11:51:01

I've just got a slow cooker, there seems to be loads of recipes about but which ones are your favourites and come out best? smile

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