Set, Simmer and Savour It
Slow-cookers have been around for many years but recently they have been making a great comeback. They are simple and economical to use and require little or no attention once you have prepared the recipe ingredients. Foods are cooked slowly for long periods of time, so as well as ingredients such as meat and vegetables becoming deliciously tender, slow-cooking also retains all the goodness and enhances the colour and flavour of the foods. Slow-cooking has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years and it is now possible to cook any number of recipes in a slow-cooker, including tasty soups, pates, casseroles, lasagne, risotto and curries. Delicious slow-cooked desserts such as fruit compote, creme caramel and bread and butter pudding are a real treat and even tempting cakes and sweet treats such as teabreads and sponge cakes can be successfully cooked in a slow-cooker. Chutneys and preserves add another inviting dimension to the tempting world of slow-cooking. If you enjoy good home-cooked food but have little time to spend cooking, introduce yourself to slow-cooking and you'll be pleasantly surprised and pleased with how easy and versatile this fuss-free, modern-day method of cooking really is. There are a good selection of slow-cookers widely available today, in a range of sizes and colours to suit your requirements. So, now it's now time to dig out your slow-cooker or treat yourself to a new one at a modest price and get slow-cooking! This brand new cookbook includes an inspirational and tempting collection of traditional old favourites as well as some more imaginative recipes, all ideal for slow-cooking. The recipes are packed full of flavour and are suitable for all kinds of meals, ideal for sharing with family and friends.
by : Lesley Mackley