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Crockpot Baking

Making Breads and Desserts in the Slowcooker


Boiled Peanuts
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Want the perfect gift for your college-bound child? Buy them a crockpot. Not only can you make meals in it, but desserts and breads can be made in there as well. Crockpots are perfect for anyone who wants to bake, but doesn't can't wait around for it to be done. You'll find the simple crockpot baking instructions below.

Besides a Crockpot (slow cooker or electric cooker), you'll need:

  • The manufacturer's baking insert with a lid and baking rack.

    - OR -

  • An 1, 2 or 3 pound coffee or nut can or any metal mold that holds 4, 8 or 12 cups. (copper gelatin molds, baking pans, etc.)
  • A double thickness of paper towels.
  • Aluminum foil.

Crockpot Baking is so simple that all you have to do is:

  • Grease insert or can with solid vegetable shortening.
  • Only half fill the insert or can. This allows for rising.
  • Heat needs to be able to circulate around the insert. If a baking rack isn't available, crumple up enough aluminum foil to raise the can about an inch from the bottom of the crockpot.
  • If there is not lid, cover the can with a double thickness of paper towels.
  • Place lid on crockpot for baking.
  • Generally, baking is done on high heat, but you should follow the recipe instructions.
  • Only lift lid to check for doneness. Lifting the lid too often will let necessary heat escape.
  • Use pot holders or folded paper towels to remove can or insert from crockpot.
  • To more easily remove cake or bread from a can, open bottom of can with can opener and push food out.
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Boiled Peanuts
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