Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Judge Slow Cooker Giveaway



Can you cook bread in a slow cooker? Yes you can. See here http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/slow-cooker-bread.html

Its been a whirlwind of activity surrounding the slow cooker bread recipe. Visitors to the post have been high. I was approached today by a big US slow cooker site asking if they could add the post to their collection of 28 sites and 10 million visitors. 


Its been tried by other cooks and thankfully turned out well so I can breathe as its not just a fluke. The post is also featured on the Homewares live.net site.

http://www.housewareslive.net/products/product.asp?id=2177&title=Judge+Slow+Cooker+-+bakes+Bread%21

I am keen to keep going with the theme of baking in an appliance that has up to now been stewing and steaming. 

Thanks to the Judge Slow cooker review and their lovely 5 litre beauty this has worked out rather well.I used the slow cooker for usual recipes. I also made Slow cooked pulled chilli and that was fabulous. 
There is no end to what a slow cooker can do for you.


Benefits of using a slow cooker for me

Easy cooking - No need to stand over a hot stove stirring and checking. Just put all the ingredients into the slow cooker and go out to work or out for the day.



Keeping cool - Summer time is the time the slow cooker shines, the oven is not on and you can make great meals to eat alfresco. Chilli for fajitas, try a chicken and chorizo dish that is lovely with new potatoes and salads.

Healthy - I make most of the meals without using any oil, and choosing lean meat and packing it with vegetables makes a nutritious meal. The Judge slow cooker has a self insulating lid and locks in the nutrients.

Economical -  It saves up to 40%  on energy used by other cooking methods. Plus slow cooking tenderises food,so cheaper cuts of meat can be used. (see my slow pulled beef chilli enough for 12 hungry people)
http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/pulled-brisket-chilli-slow-cooker.html 

Timesaving - For me having a 5 litre slow cooker means I can double or even triple quantities and freeze the meals, even less standing around and more 'me time'

Versatile - As you can see it cooks bread, proving this is not just a sit on the side in winter churning out stews, or languishing away in the cupboard. You can cook puddings, cakes,crumbles, rice dishes,jacket potatoes there is no end to what it does for me. 



OK now time for a giveaway you can win a Judge  JEA35 3.5 litre slow cooker. RRP £56

Just fill in the easy peasy rafflecopter only a comment and a follow needed, extra entries are not mandatory.



356 comments:

  1. would love to make a nice stew :)

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  2. Ive never used on of these, would love to try id make chicken :D

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    1. Chicken is good,a whole chicken so easy and lots of great recipes for chicken about!

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  3. I'd definitely give the bread a go.

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  4. Gammon in coke is supposed to be lovely so I would love to try that but first I would probably do some sort of curry. We are curry mad here or a beer in ale recipe. I'd be spoilt for choice

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    1. I heard its good there is a Fanta recipe too,think its chicken or duck. My main recipes are spicy too.

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  5. a huge spicy chilli. Everything tastes better when it is slow cooked

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    1. It does really doesn't it, the flavours are always good.

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  6. A hearty stew with autumnal veg!

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  7. Beef Stifado works a dream in a slow cooker

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  8. I have never tried bread so I would give that a go

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    1. Its so much fun,so easy and a big nice surprize when it works.

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  9. I do a Mediterranean sausage casserole that would be fab in the slow cooker. Basically it's sausages, peppers, tomatoes, as much fresh chilli as your family likes, red onions, courgettes, butter beans or any other pulses, a few red lentils to thicken, fresh Basil and some vegetable stock, just put it all in at once (veggies chopped obviously lol)and leave on low all day, I do stir occasionally but not entirely necessary.

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    1. Oh yum,sounds good I do a similar recipe with sausage and chorizo,kidney beans and chickpeas. We love our sausage casseroles spicy. http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/slimming-world-spicy-sausage-and.html

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  10. I haven't got a slow cooker yet as I can't afford one at the moment but if I had the first thing I'd do is a curry

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  11. my favourite at the moment is bbq pulled pork but have to b careful i don't lose the sauce through the big crack in my pot - oops!

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    1. Oh dear you need a new one,good luck and if you don't win,I can really recommend the Judge, its a huge thick pot,no holes will appear.

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  12. Slow cooker pulled pork. mmmmm

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    1. Oh yes agreed,did you see the beef one I did. Link in the post!

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  13. Would love to try making bread in it! Cawl is amazing in a slow cooker :)

    Hele

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    1. Good luck,never tried cawl. Interested in that too.

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  14. I'd love to try a lamb stew in it!

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    1. Lamb is really successful in a slow cooker,it melts in the mouth.

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  15. I'd definitely give the bread a go.

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  16. I would make chicken curry in it

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  17. I like different stews slow cooked.

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    1. There are so many you can do and oven cooked recipes to adapt.

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  18. I would make my step mums recipe of A gammon joint plus a 2 whole bottles of full fat coca cola- not a very healthy meal at all- but you never will taste a more sweeter meat meal- yum!!

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  19. A nice sausage casserole. My mum used to make it when I was younger - just chuck everything in it and leave it overnight. By lunchtime the smell was amazing and she'd make dumplings....Yummm.

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    1. Ooh dumplings are fab popped in at the end.

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  20. Never used a slow cooker for bread

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    1. Nor had I or anybody else I could find,I had seen an article in the states where somebody mentioned making it,so i decided to have a go.

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  21. Will definitely try the bread

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  22. I like the idea of making some bread.

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  23. I would make a sausage casserole. My fiance favorite meal! Tastes great in the slow cooker.

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  24. I'd make beef and barley stew :)

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  25. Pork Sausages with onions Peppers Tomatoes with tomatoe puree & Black pepper and garlic Served with french bread yumm!!

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  26. hope i don't sound boring but a nice corn beef hash is our fave <3

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  27. I love home made caseroles cooked in the slow cooker.

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  28. Beef casserole, my mum makes it in hers, and you can use cheaper cuts of meat and it is always nice and tender

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  29. A nice red pepper and mixed bean chilli!

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  30. A chilli does very well in a slow cooker. Can have dinner ready when I get back from the pictures

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  31. Please put me into the draw - thank you xx

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  32. I would love to try making bread in it
    karen s
    twannywun

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  33. along the steam theme I'd like to try a Sussex Pond Pudding - heart attack on a plate but as a treat it's fine

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  34. Along the steam-theme I fancy making a Sussex Pond Pudding - heart attack on a plate but as a treat it should be fine

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  35. I'd definitely have a go at making bread as i've never attempted it before! BUt it'd be brilliant coming up to winter with the colder weather to make a gorgeous sausage casserole!

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  36. I have always wanted to make my own pulled pork , i have heard its lovely done in the slow cooker

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  37. I'd definitely like to try and bake bread first. Sounds too good to be true but you've proved it does work!

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  38. Would love to try doing bread in it

    @ashlallan

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  39. I would cook a huge joint of pork and serve it with all the trimmings, roast potatoes, swede, cabbage, peas and apple sauce.

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  40. Stews and casseroles for me,I especially love lamb cooked slowly until it falls apart.

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  41. id make a lovely beef stew to come home too after work

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  42. Would love to try the bread nothing beats the smell of warm bread.

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  43. i make loads of stews as my darling hubby as he does on calls every 4 days and he needs nice cooked food when he gets home even if at 3am xx

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  44. I used to make Chicken Risotto in mine until it broke :(

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  45. Have heard today that a rack of ribs is lovely in slow cooker so would love to try this x

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  46. cant beat stew and dumplings on a cold winters night; pure comfort food.

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  47. I'd love to try the bread.

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  48. Hi! *shy*
    I'd love to make something a bit different - a friend made bread in a slowcooker once, so I'd love to try that!

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  49. I would actually like to try baking bread myself.

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  50. The bread is a must to try :)

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  51. Chilli! As im vege its impossible to find new recipes but this would help!!

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  52. Slow cooker sweet chilli chicken :)

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  53. This would be soooo awesome! I would have to make my hubbys favourite, pork in cherry cola, slow cooked so the pork picks up all the sweetness of the cherry coke, and absolutely delicious! :-)

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  54. Slow Cooked Venison Stew

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  55. i would love to cook a stew love it when the meat just mealts when eating

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  56. All ready do a lot in the slow cooker love the idea of doing more and frezing. mines is small and ancient, wouild try the bread to

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  57. I'd make a spicy vegetarian chilli soup

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  58. I would try baking a basic loaf of bread since I'm usually awful at making it! Hopefully the slow cooker would help?

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  59. Im hoping to win the Slow Cooker to make soups and cook cheaper cuts of meat.

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  60. It would have to be the pulled pork recipe attempted with heinz smoked honey bbq sauce... a....mazing...

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  61. Would make a curry - also would love to try some slow cooked brisket myself

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  62. I'd make a hearty veggie stew with loads of beans and lentils

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  63. I would make stew for my daughter - but would definitely try the bread too!

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  64. I would give the bread a go as I like to try different things and see if they work ..... coming home to a freshly baked bread is heaven :) x

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  65. Vegetarian sausages casserole.

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  66. I love a joint of gammon in the slow cooker, just falls to bits

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  67. i love chilli in the slow cooker

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  68. I'd try stews - beef/pork/lamb.

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  69. I think I may just pluck up the courage and make the bread! :O

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  70. Chicken casserole is always a winner...hope this comment is too!

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  71. I'm intrigued by the idea of baking in it. Also, like the idea of not having the oven on during the summer.

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  72. You can cook bread in a slow cooker? I really want to try that! I love fresh bread

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  73. My husband's Broth recipe is my favourite slow cooker mix-up!
    http://www.iamtypecast.com/2013/04/how-to-make-broth.html

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  74. I'd love to try making a bread in the slow cooker, I've never heard of that before

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  75. It would have to be a curry

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  76. I would make a stew that I could have some and then freeze the remainder.

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  77. Beef casserole and I would try the bread recipe too

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  78. I'd give the bread a go as I'm intrigued to see what its like :)

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  79. I'd definitely try the bread. Didn't know you could make it in a slow cooker!

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  80. I'd make one humdinger of a beef and beer casserole with dumplings if I won this beauty! :-D

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  81. I'd make one humdinger of a beef and beer casserole with dumplings if I won this beauty! :-D

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  82. Pot roast beef, all that lovely gravy, and leftovers for sandwiches.

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  83. didn't know I could make bread!! will defo be trying it out xx

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  84. I'm the ultimate cheat in cooking, I would cook a curry using a curry paste and a tin of tomatoes.

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  85. I'd like to be able to get my pork to be really melt in the mouth rather than tough to add to my curry so I'd do that first. I'm hoping that slow cooking it would make it tender - am I right

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  86. id love to make a nice stew with some fresh bread to dip in..perfect for the impending winter :(
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Claire
    xx
    http://pennyforthemuk.com

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  87. Stewing steak ....ready for potato pie...mmmmm

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  88. I have always wanted a slow cooker to cook casseroles and stews in. I would definitely try making the bread as well x x x

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  89. I would make a lovely stew.

    Elizabeth Williams

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  90. i would love to try the bread, iv also seen you can cook some deserts in a slow cooker as well. would love to try

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  91. I'd love to make a nice curry or a casserole x

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  92. I love making stew in a slow cooker the meat comes out all tender, i would like to try the bread to go with the stew. x

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  93. I would make a nice stew and dumplings. Lovely to come home to when its cold outside!

    Twitter @tjsi1963

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  94. My friend Sarah does a lovely curry in hers that she does for parties so I would have to mither her for the recipe.

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  95. Hungarian Gulash

    @caro_mad

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  96. I'd love to try and bake some bread in it, but I expect the first thing I would make is Moroccan Tagine.

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  97. I might just try making some bread meself, it would taste a damn sight better than shop bought that's for sure.

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  98. I would make a lovely lamb stew

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  99. Slow-cooked dishes are the ABSOLUTE BEST, and the cuts of meat you use are so much cheaper than a roast! Commenting while eating leftover lamb tagine made with neck fillets, so you know I mean what I say! I might try the bread, but I'd be much more likely to use it (often!) for slow braises. :-)

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  100. I would try making your slow cooker bread! Never heard of it before.. interesting idea.

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  101. I'd make a slow cooked chicken korma

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  102. My dad used to make a really yummy soup in the slow cooker when I was younger. I would get the recipe off him and make that :)

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  103. Chicken, mushrooms, fresh peas and broccoli in a white wine and red onion sauce ripper with a dumpling top

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  104. Chicken, mushrooms, fresh peas and broccoli in a white wine and red onion sauce ripper with a dumpling top

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  105. Chicken, mushrooms, fresh peas and broccoli in a white wine and red onion sauce ripper with a dumpling top

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  106. Chicken, mushrooms, fresh peas and broccoli in a white wine and red onion sauce ripper with a dumpling top

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  107. I have a lovely Moroccan lamb stew recipe with dates and prunes. It's divine ^_^

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  108. I love meat and potato stew. It always tastes better the longer it has been cooking, so a slow cooker would be perfect. - Andrea Balderstone

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  109. Slow cooked shoulder of lamb with rosemary & garlic!

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  110. A delicious lamb stew with dumplings.

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  111. I have never tried cooking bread so that would be my first attempt.

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  112. chicken and bacon casserole with dumplings yum!

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  113. I would use it for my Chicken Tajine recipe or other Moroccan fares.

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  114. I would like to try a curry in it

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  115. I would love to try making bread!

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  116. Six layer dish - onions rice beans tomato carrots potatoes

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  117. I would love to try making bread i never really thought of that till i saw it here :-)

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  118. Mmm looks yummy :) Hope I'm lucky!

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  119. My daughter is expecting her first baby and cant get enough Hot Pot, so would have to make that for her

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  120. I would indeed try bread and it would be my first recipe now I know you can!

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  121. I've never tried bread, and I really should! My favourite receipe is beef stew and suet dumplings. I add the dumplings about half an hour before I serve the meal. They just finish the meal off, and its such a lovely meal on a cold winters evening.

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  122. I've never tried bread, and I really should! My favourite receipe is beef stew and suet dumplings. I add the dumplings about half an hour before I serve the meal. They just finish the meal off, and its such a lovely meal on a cold winters evening.

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  123. Good old fashioned beef stew and dumplings! Mmmmm!!!

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  124. I'd love to give a nice beef stew a whirl :)

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