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Is my casserole going to thicken???

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Love2bake Wed 13-Aug-08 11:55:57

I have had a beef casserole in the slow cooker since 9am.

It still jusy looks like meat and veg in thin gravy. Will it thicken on it's own by tonight?

I have no corn-flour to help it along later sad

ChippyMinton Wed 13-Aug-08 11:57:00

have you any ordinary flour, or potatoes?

ib Wed 13-Aug-08 11:57:24

Did you toss the meat in flour before browning it?

SoupKitchen Wed 13-Aug-08 11:57:43

Do you have any lentils?
Or plain flour( I don't use cornflour just mix some of the meat juice with plain flour to a paste then add back in)

I prefer to thicken with red lentils though

WelliesAndPyjamas Wed 13-Aug-08 11:58:16

my cheating tip: chuck in a little bit of gravy granules/powder

MascaraOHara Wed 13-Aug-08 11:58:18

I find they don't thicken, sorry.

you could add some cornflour, oatbran or some potatoes or soemthing.. maybe? I made a runny chicken one last week - still tasted nice but looked shite lol

MrsWednesday Wed 13-Aug-08 11:58:19

I find that in a slow cooker it doesn't, sorry.

Just before you're ready to eat you could put it in another pan on the hob and simmer it for a bit to reduce some of the liquid.

Love2bake Wed 13-Aug-08 11:58:42

There is some parsnip in it, but no potatoes. I was going to make roasties later.

No didn't roll the meat in flour blush

Love2bake Wed 13-Aug-08 12:00:56

Could i just add normal flour?

TheFifthApe Wed 13-Aug-08 12:02:22

dissolve flour in water (so no lumps)

add to casserole

Jux Wed 13-Aug-08 12:03:27

Mash flour into butter and drop it in. That's my cheat.

Love2bake Wed 13-Aug-08 12:31:43

Great idea's - thank you all smile

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