Pork in cider

Slow Cooked Pork in Cider

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Slow Cooked Pork in Cider
Pork and cider together make a delicious thermally cooked meal that can be eaten all year round. This meal is very easy to make and can be left cooking in your thermal cooker until you are ready to eat. Serve with seasonal vegetables and a sprinkling of chopped parsley for a meal to eat any day of the week.
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Pork in cider
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  1. Heat the oil in the inner pot and brown the meat in batches, then set aside.
  2. Add the onions, celery and parsnips with the bay leaves and fry until golden brown.
  3. Sprinkle in the gravy granules and give a good stir.
  4. Add the pork and any juices back to the dish.
  5. Add the potatoes.
  6. Pour in the cider and water making sure everything is covered, if not add a little more water.
  7. Bring to the boil stirring occasionally. Skim any impurities from the surface.
  8. Turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes with the lid on.
  9. Place the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal container, shut the lid. Leave to cook for a minimum of 2 hours.
  10. Before serving check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  11. Garnish with the parsley and serve with vegetables of your choice.
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Venison Sausage Casserole

Venison Sausage Casserole

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Another thermal cooker recipe by Mr D from Mr D's Kitchen. A wonderful casserole made with red wine, chestnuts and venison sausages. If you don't like venison though why not use pork or beef sausages and remember this recipe like all of mine will work well in a slow cooker.
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Course Main Dish, Venison
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  1. Put the inner pot on the cooker.
  2. Turn on the heat to medium and pour in the rapeseed oil.
  3. When hot add venison sausages and brown all over.
  4. Once brown transfer to a plate.
  5. Add the bacon lardons and fry until crisp.
  6. Add the cloves of garlic and fry for 1 minute.
  7. Add 2 onions, the mixed wild mushrooms, the sticks of celery, the carrots, the dried thyme and the juniper berries.
  8. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until everything softened.
  9. Stir in the tomato puree.
  10. Pour in the red wine, the beef gravy granules, the water, the redcurrant jelly and the vacuum-packed chestnuts.
  11. Stir, add the sausages back and bring to the boil.
  12. Once boiling put the inner pot into the outer container and shut the lid.
  13. Leave to cook without power for a minimum of 2 hours.
  14. Serve with mustard mash.
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Tuscan Pot Roast Lamb

Tuscan Pot Roast Lamb


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So what do you do if you have half a leg of lamb, 3 different kind of beans, a bottle of wine and a thermal cooker…..well Tuscan Pot Roast Lamb is the perfect recipe.
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Course Lamb, Main Dish
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  1. Put the inner pot on the heat and add the rapeseed oil.
  2. When hot brown the meat on all sides and once browned remove and put to one side.
  3. Turn down the heat and add the bacon pieces, onion, carrots, celery and the leek. Give a stir then put the lid on and leave for the vegetables to soften.
  4. While the vegetables are softening make some incisions in the meat and push the garlic slices and the rosemary in these.
  5. Once the vegetables have softened pour in the red wine. Add the gravy pot or stock cubes and stir well to dissolve.
  6. Place the meat back in on top of the vegetables.
  7. Add the three bean salad and the chopped tomatoes and stir before topping up with hot water so the lamb is covered.
  8. Add the thyme and bay leaves then bring to the boil then simmer for about 10 minutes.
  9. Put the inner pot into the outer container and shut the lid. Leave to slow cook without power for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours.
  10. When ready check the seasoning and adjust if necessary before serving with mashed potatoes or just crusty bread.
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Wonderful Carrot and Beetroot Soup

Wonderful Carrot and Beetroot Soup

Carrot Beetroot Soup is an easy and healthy soup that has not only a wonderful colour but a great taste. Soups are perfect to make in a thermal cooker as it allows them to slowly cook and develop their flavours while keeping the vitamins and nutrients locked in the cooker.

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Wonderful Carrot and Beetroot Soup
This is a delicious and vibrant soup made with beetroot and carrots and garnished with sour cream.
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  1. Heat the oil in the inner pot.
  2. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
  3. Add beetroot and stock. If the vegetables are not quite covered top up with water.
  4. Bring to the boil.
  5. Once boiling turn down to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes with the lid on.
  6. Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal Container.
  7. Shut the lid and leave to thermally cook without power for a minimum of 3 hours.
  8. Before serving remove the bay leaves and purée with a blender.
  9. Serve with a twist of sour cream and some chopped fresh chives.
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Easter simnel cake

Mr D’s Easter Simnel Cake

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Mr D's Easter Simnel Cake
Making the cake takes about 20 minutes to put together, 30 minutes simmering and 4 to 6 hours power free thermal cooking. This is a saving of 1 hour 30 minutes oven time. The recipe is based on a Waitrose recipe and uses their products but these can be substituted with similar ingredients.
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  1. Line the case of your cake tin (see above for details of the tin) with greaseproof paper and grease the sides and lid with butter.
  2. Place the fruit into a bowl with the grated zest and lemon juice and set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs until they are fluffy and set to one side.
  4. Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl and beat together until pale.
  5. Add the whisked eggs gradually mixing well as you between each addition - if the mixture begins to curdle, add a little flour.
  6. Sieve the flour and mixed spice over the mixture, then fold in until combined.
  7. Cut 200g marzipan into cubes and fold into the mixture with the reserved fruit and almonds, until evenly distributed.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and level the top.
  9. Cover the top of the cake/pudding tin either with the lid if you are using Mr D's Cake Tin or eco-friendly foil. This is to stop water dripping on the top of the cake.
  10. Place the cake/pudding tin inside the inner pot on a trivet.
  11. Add enough boiling water to come ¾ the way up the side of the cake tin.
  12. Bring back to the boil and then turn down the heat to a low simmer. Simmer gently with the lid on for 30 minutes.
  13. Turn off the heat and transfer the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer container.
  14. Close the lid and thermal cook without power for a minimum of 4 hours. It can be left overnight.
  15. Once cooked, allow to cool in the tin before removing.
  16. Remove from the cake/pudding tin and place on a wire rack.
  17. To decorate, remove the baking parchment from the cake. Roll half the remaining marzipan into a round the size of the top of the cake.
  18. Brush the top of the cake with the apricot jam and place the rolled marzipan on top.
  19. Roll the remaining marzipan into 11 balls and position around the edge.
  20. Place under a preheated high grill for 1-2 minutes or until golden and finish with a ribbon decoration.
  21. Happy Easter
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Pot Roast Beef with Mushrooms

Pot Roast Beef with Mushrooms

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Pot Roast Beef with Mushrooms
For this dish you an use any beef joint but remember the cheaper cuts will need a lot longer to tenderise them. I served my Pot Roast Beef with lovely creamy mashed potatoes which soaked up all the lovely mushroom gravy. If you have a top pot you can cook your potatoes in that and they will be perfect to mash just before serving.
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Course Beef, Main Dish
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Pot Roast Beef with Mushrooms
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  1. Add the oil to the inner pot over a medium heat.
  2. Brown the meat all over.
  3. Remove the meat and add the onions and garlic. Cook the onions until they a soft.
  4. Place the meat back on the onions and add all the other ingredients.
  5. Pour in some water if the meat is not completely covered.
  6. Bring to the boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Put the inner pot into the insulated outer container and shut the lid. Cook for a minimum of 4 hours without power depending on the cut of meat. If cooking it longer bring it back to the boil after the 4 hours.
  8. Serve with mashed potatoes and vegetables of your choice
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Sticky glazed ham

Perfect Sticky Glazed Ham

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Perfect Sticky Glazed Ham
This recipe is adapted from a recipe that appeared in the Waitrose Magazine. It makes the perfect ham for a celebration.
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Sticky glazed ham
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  1. Place the vegetables on the bottom of the inner pot.
  2. Place the gammon on top of the vegetables.
  3. Add 8 of the cloves and the rest of the ingredients and top up with cold water.
  4. Bring to the boil skimming any scum carefully off the surface.
  5. Turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Place the inner pot into the insulated outer container and shut the lid.
  7. Leave to cook without power for 4 to 6 hours.
  8. Remove while you prepare the glaze.
To glaze
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Put all the ingredients for the glaze in a pan over a very low heat and mix until combined.
  3. Remove the gammon from the inner pot and put on a rack in a in a baking tray.
  4. With a sharp knife remove the skin leaving a
  5. good even layer of fat.
  6. Score the fat in a diamond pattern and stud each diamond with a clove.
  7. Pour over half the glaze and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes basting with more glaze every 8-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for at least 10 minutes.
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Indian Roast Beef and Vegetable Curry

A Bowl of Pumpkin and Apple Soup

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A Bowl of Pumpkin and Apple Soup
This is a wonderful soup (based on a Keith Floyd recipe from his trip to Africa) to serve on Halloween or bonfire night. The recipe will fill a 4.5L Mr D’s Thermal Cooker but it can easily be halved if you are feeding less people. I used for mine a chicken stock I had saved from cooking a chicken in my thermal cooker earlier in the week but you can if you wish use chicken stock cubes or vegetable stock cubes if you want a vegetarian version.
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  1. Heat the oil and butter in inner pot.
  2. Add the onion and sauté until golden.
  3. Add the pumpkin, potato, apples and spices and mix together making sure all the vegetables and fruit are covered with the spices.
  4. Add the stock, salt, bay leaf sugar, crème
  5. fraîche and bring to the boil.
  6. Once boiling turn down to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes with the lid on.
  7. Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal Container.
  8. Shut the lid and leave to thermally cook without power for a minimum of 2 hours.
  9. Before serving remove the bay leaves and purée with a blender.
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The Best Gluten Free Bread

The Best Gluten Free Bread

This simple recipe for Gluten Free Bread is so easy to make in a thermal cooker. There is no kneading or waiting for it to rise like conventional bread.

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The Best Gluten Free Bread
Most people say the gluten free bread is very dry. By cooking it in a thermal cooker dryness is not a problem as you will get lovely soft bread with a good crumb. You will need for this recipe a 1lb bread tin with a lid such as the Mr D’s Bread Tin.
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  1. Mix together the flour, salt, yeast and sugar.
  2. In a bowl beat the milk, vinegar and egg together.
  3. Add the flour and mix to form a sticky dough. You are looking for a thick batter.
  4. Cut a piece of greaseproof paper to line the bread tin.
  5. Grease the tin not forgetting the lid and place the greaseproof paper in the bottom.
  6. Add the batter to the bread tin and leave the lid off.
  7. In the inner pot add ¾ cup of boiling water and ¼ cup of cold water.
  8. Place the bread tin on a trivet in the inner pot.
  9. Put the lid on the inner pot.
  10. Put the inner pot into the outer insulated container. Shut the lid and leave to rise.
  11. After 30 minutes, check to see if the dough has doubled in size (filling the tin about ¾). If not leave it bit longer.
  12. Once the dough has doubled in size, remove the inner pot from the outer container and put the lid on the bread tin.
  13. Pour boiling water into the inner pot until the water comes about ¾ of the way up the side of the bread tin.
  14. Put the inner pot on a heat source and bring back to the boil.
  15. Once boiling, turn the heat down so the water in simmering. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes with the inner pot lid on.
  16. Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the insulated outer container.
  17. Shut the lid and leave to thermal cook without power for a minimum of four hours. It can be left overnight.
  18. Once cooked remove the tin from the inner pot and carefully take off the lid.
  19. Leave for a few minutes then run a knife carefully around the edge of the bread and turn out onto a rack.
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Christmas pudding

Old English Christmas Pudding

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A thermal cooker is the ideal way to cook your Christmas Pudding as it can't boil dry and therefore needs no looking after.
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Christmas pudding
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  1. 1. Grease a 2 pint/1 litre pudding basin
  2. 2. Put a trivet in the inner pot. Fill with enough water to come up to 5cms below the edge of the pudding basin when placed on the trivet.
  3. 3. Bring the water in the inner pot to the boil while you add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix.
  4. 4. Add the eggs, lemon juice, lemon rind, rum and milk. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  5. 5. Put the mixture into the greased pudding basin.
  6. 6. Place a piece of greased, greaseproof paper on top of the mixture.
  7. 7. Cover with aluminium foil and tie round the edge remembering to make a handle to lift the pudding out when hot.
  8. 8. Carefully place the basin in the inner pot of boiling water and bring back to the boil with the lid on.
  9. 9. Once boiling turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes with the lid on.
  10. 10. Place the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal Container, shut the lid and leave to slow cook without power for a minimum of 5 hours.
  11. 11. Once cooked remove the pudding and allow to cool before storing for Christmas.
  12. 12. Reheat before eating.
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