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                          Cooking Breads and Cakes
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Crockpot
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lb           Coffee can
    1       lb           Coffee can
   16       oz           Vegetable cans
    6       c            Mold, or 7 cups mold
    1 1/2   qt           Baking dish
   There are a few tricks to remember when “baking” in
   one of these pots. First, turn the control to HIGH (or
   to the setting which is equivalent to the HIGH used in
   my recipes).  The LOW setting is too low to give
   breads and cakes the texture you expect.  With breads,
   remember to cover the container with a lid or foil.
   Tie the lid or foil onto the container and place the
   container on a metal rack or trivet inside the pot.
   If you don't have a metal rack or trivet to fit your
   slow cooker, crumple foil and place it in the bottom
   of the pot to support the baking continer. Pour 2 cups
   of hot water around the container to provide steam for
   cooking the bread.
   When using a deep-dryer type slow cooker, check
   frequently to make sure the water hasn't evaporated.
   Add more water if needed.
   As a rule, it is not a good idea to remove the lid or
   foil from the bread container during the first 2 hours
   of cooking.  After that, check the bread by inserting
   a toothpick in the mixture.  If the toothpick comes
   out clean, the bread is done.
   When using a standard cake mix, the prcedure is
   slightly different. Cakes are “baked” in a pan set
   directly on the bottom of the slow cooker, similar to
   the way you would do it in an oven.  It is not
   necessary to use a trivet or water.  Instead of
   covering the uncooked cake misture with foil or a lid,
   cover the top with four or five layers of paper
   towels. Becouse there is more moisture in a slow
   cooker than in an oven it is necessary to compensate
   for this with the paper towels to help absorb the
   moist top of the cake mix.  Also, leave the lid of
   your slow cooker slightly open to let extra moisture
   The type and kind of container to use for breads and
   cakes will depend on the size of your pot.  In
   addition to molds and coffee cans, spring forms or
   small bundt pans make excellent containers.
   The containers at the top hold approzimately the same
   amount of batter so you can substitute one for another.
   From:CROCKERY COOKERY by Mable Hoffman’s
   Formatted for MM by Janet Newcomer,
   JNewcomer1@Genie.Com or JNew273@AOL.Com
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