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Slow Cooker Desserts 
Jul. 17, 2013 10:58 pm 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 2:09 am
I must admit that I'm becoming a bit confused, as one dessert turns out real well, after cooking for HOURS longer than the recipe calls for, while the next seems dry after the recommended time...  Either way, that has nothing to do with tonight's post, but is simply an observation.

My latest (fourth) dessert is Slow Cooker Fudgy S'more Cake.  This recipe is supplied by "Betty Crocker" (tm) and calls for their triple chocolate cake mix.  The recipe cooked in the alotted time, but to me seemed rather dry, even after being doused with marshmallows, and chocolate chips!  Per the recipe, graham crackers served on the side (to "make" it a S'more,) was a nice touch, adding a bit of class to the dessert when served.

My second serving, I added more 'mallows and choc. chips before reheating in the micro...  For me, the "YUM" factor comes from the melted chips which make a sort of fudge topping. 

Knowing what I know now, I would "re-make" the recipe, using the first cake, which was Amazing Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake as a base, and topping with homemade fudge sauce and the marshmallows, with the grahams on the side.  This would take "good" to "OMG!" 

As I've already stated, I was tempted to skip the "cake in a box," for a "from scratch," but in all fairness to the recipe, I felt that I should follow it.  I have many choices left for the next, but am in a tizzy, wondering if I will want a "white chocolate" thing, or bread pudding...  I believe that it was "Doc" who commented on being a bread pudding fan, and the recipe I have printed calls for white chocolate - should be pretty darn good by the sound of it!  I did oven bake a chocolate bread pudding, "Capirotada" some time ago, that was simply yummiliscious, but of course, that's not following the theme of these desserts... BUT I might be able to alter the baking directions given some experience with slow cooker desserts! 

Till next time, be well, be crazy!
Jul. 18, 2013 4:23 am
A bread pudding sounds good! So does the s'more thing - with the added chips & 'mallows.
Jul. 18, 2013 2:42 pm
If I was a desert eater, yum.
Jul. 18, 2013 5:40 pm
Stevie, you are killing me! I am 3# away from my goal weight and you keep taunting me with these yummy desserts! I vote bread pudding too.....with caramel sauce! LOL!
Jul. 18, 2013 7:32 pm
Mother Ann, I doubt that I measured the chips/mallows to begin with, so an extra helping can't hurt... right? Wonder how much is left, I'd sort of like a third helping... Be well, and next perhaps bread pudding!
Jul. 18, 2013 7:33 pm
manella, glad to hear from you, despite you not eating this sort of stuff! Health comes first, no doubt - be well!
Jul. 18, 2013 7:39 pm
BigShotsMom, CONGRATS on your diet (?) and that you're so close to "coasting!" I'll look for a "low fat, sugar free dessert," if you wish... Be well, and maintain your goal!
Jul. 20, 2013 6:18 am
My daughter and I are getting a lot of good recipes to add to our recipe files
Jul. 20, 2013 4:22 pm
Linda54494, if I'm helping at all, I appreciate the comment! Be well, cook crazy! lol...
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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