Itís best to use a small rack or vegetable steamer when making a cake in
your slow cooker to lift it off the bottom. This helps heat circulate more
If your slow cooker doesnít have a baking rack, crumple aluminium foil
and place it on the bottom, underneath the baking insert to help heat
circulate when making cakes that need to be raised from the bottom of the
You need at larger slow cooker for making most cakes. A 5 litre model
will usually hold a cake or springform pan.
Though sometimes itís hard to resist when youíre making a delectable
dessert, only lift the lid to check if your dessert is done. Lifting it too
often will allow too much heat to escape.
Desserts usually take much less time in the slow cooker than meats, stews,
and main dishes, so plan accordingly.
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If you have half a loaf of stale bread youíd like to get rid of, but
donít want to feed it to the pigeons, then try this delicious dried
fruit and bread pudding recipe. If you donít have dried pears and
apricots, you can substitute dried figs, raisins, or dates.
Ĺ loaf7 oz (200g)bread
preferably stale, cut into cubes
2 cupslight cream
1 tablespoonwhiskey or bourbon
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
6 oz (180g)dried pears
or a combination of pears and
If your bread isnít stale, spread the cubes on a baking sheet
and bake for about 10 minutes at 200C (400F).
Place bread cubes and dried fruit into slow cooker.
Whisk together light cream, eggs, sugar, whiskey (or bourbon),
vanilla, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. Pour over the bread and fruit
in the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on Low setting for about 3 hours, or until
pudding is just set. Cool for 20 minutes.
In the meantime, toast walnuts or pecans in a skillet over
medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until aromatic.
Spoon pudding into serving dishes and sprinkle each with
cinnamon sugar, toasted walnuts or pecans, and top with whipped