Having limited time to spend in the kitchen need not mean beans on toast every night. With a slow cooker and minimal preparation time you can rustle up delicious stews, sauces and soups, as well as indulgent sweet treats. Simply leave your ingredients to cook throughout the day or overnight, and there will always be a hot meal waiting for you at the end of a busy day. In our second volume of slow cooker recipes in the Hamlyn All Colour series, we show you how versatile a slow cooker really is. Why not treat yourself to a Red pepper, sage and chorizo frittata, a fish terrine or a Salmon and asparagus risotto? And if you thought desserts were not for slow cooking, think again! Here we show you how to create a mouthwatering collection of treats, including; Hot banana and chocolate mousses, Date and ginger syrup pudding and Blueberry and lemon curd upside down puddings.
Sara Lewis is an experienced home economist and food writer. She was the cookery editor of 'Practical Parenting' magazine for over 12 years and is the author of many cookery books including 'Kids in the Kitchen', 'The Bread Book' and 'Gourmet Low Carb', all published by Hamlyn.
Introduction; Soups; Including: Caramelised onion soup with cheesy croutes, Thai pumpkin soup, Tomato and red pepper soup and Chicken and tortellini soup. Light Bites; Including: Baked eggs on toast, Warm lentil salad, Fish terrine and Red pepper, sage and chorizo frittata. Everyday Suppers; Including: Bacon and leek suet pudding with parsley sauce, Indian spiced shepherds pie, Sausage tagliatelle and Spiced date and chickpea pilaf. Shortcut Suppers; Including: Aromatic beef pho, Mustard pork with apples, Coriander and coconut chicken and Sherried barley and mushroom risotto. Food for Friends; Including: Sword fish with saffron and rouille, Duck with orange and butternut squash, Beef with ginger beer and New Orleans chicken gumbo. Desserts; Including: Mulled wine pears with cinnamon cream, Warm berry compote with syllabub cream, Blueberry and lemon curd upside down puddings and Mini chocolate steamed puddings with hot fudge sauce.