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                  Crock Pot Quick Breads and Cakes (Info)
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Information                      Breads
                 Slow Cooker                      Main Dishes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    Set of instructions
                           Breads & Cakes      :    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 the
 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   meal 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 container.  Pour 2 cups of   hot water around
 the container to provide steam for cooking the bread.   :    When using a
 deep fryer type of slow cooker, check frequently to   make sure the water
 hasn't evaporated.  Add more water if needed.   :    In general, 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 procedure 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.  [You   do???
 --KL] :    It is not necessary to use a trivet or water.   Instead of
 covering the uncooked cake mixture with foil or a lid,   cover the top with
 four or five layers of paper towels.  Because   there is more mosture 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 escape. :
 The type and   kind of container to use for breads and cakes will depend on
 the size   of your pot. The following containers hold equivalent amounts of
 batter, and so will substitute for each other:      Coffee can, 2 lb
 two coffee cans, 1 lb Mole, 6-7 cup   capacity          baking dish, 1 1/2
 quart Three vegetable cans, 16 oz      Souffle dishes and springform pans
 also work, when they fit in the   pot.      Source: Crockery Cookery, by
 Mable Hoffman  (c) 1975  Still being   printed as of 2/1989, so it may still
 be in print.  Bantam Books.   
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