Over the years I’ve learned lots of cool things to make and do in a slow cooker. Here are some unique tips that you may not have thought of before:
I shared all 5 tips on Fresh Living the other day. View the video for the explanation of each, or scroll down to get links to each of the 5 tricks.
1. Raising bread in your slow cooker. Raising bread can be a long process. Use the warm environment in your slow cooker to speed up the process!
2. Melting down crusty, hard honey in the slow cooker. If you’ve had a big jar of honey for a while you know how it gets all hard and crusty. Don’t put it on the stove or in the microwave! Use your slow cooker to heat in up evenly and melt it down so that you can pour it in your honey bear.
3. Use your CrockPot Little Dipper as a candle warmer. I like this tip because the Little Dipper is the perfect size for most candles. It makes your home smell amazing.
4. Use your slow cooker as a rice cooker! I love cooking brown rice in the crockpot. It’s so easy too!
5. Use your slow cooker as a fondue pot! There are so many delicious fondues and your crockpot is the perfect place to keep the dip melty and warm. Here is one of my very favorite fondue recipes.
And a fun bonus way to use your slow cooker…use it to make caramel sauce with only one ingredient! It’s magic!!
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James Goacher says
I thought Fondue was for Cheese? It was all the rage here in England in the 60s, never did it. I stick my crystalised honey in the Microwave for 20 seconds.
Other tahn that I do defrost and reheat seving sizes portions (for me) of previously frozen things in my Rice/Slow Cooker thingy (not IP btw). Just the same as bringing it to a simmer on the stove top but without the hassle.