Friday, 22 September 2017

Baking in the Slow Cooker

I only usually bake for the weekends as we all try to eat reasonably healthy during the week, tonight we are having omelette and salad for tea so the oven would not be switched on and I didn't want to use it just for a cake. So I thought I would try baking in the slow cooker.

I picked a very simple recipe.

It uses cup measures but easy to convert to oz or grams, I actually prefer using these little cups less faffing about.

Cinnamon Banana Bread

1/4 cup butter melted
3 bananas ( mashed)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of self raising flour
1 large egg
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt

In a bowl mix the bananas, butter, sugar and egg.
Mix the bicarb, salt and cinnamon into the flour and then mix into the wet ingredients.

I used a cake liner inside the slow cooker, the recipe said to cook for 3 hours on low but I cooked on high for an hour and 20 mins.

The verdict - It was perfectly edible, good results, I thought the top may have gone soggy if the condensation from the lid dripped on it but there was no condensation. 
So would I use it again for baking - yes, but will only do this when I am not using the oven for cooking tea as when I use the oven I like to make use of the shelves.

Anyone else tried a slow cooker cake?