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9 Things You Never Knew You Could Make In Your Slow Cooker

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Ahhh winter – the perfect time for rugging up, wearing ugg boots, scarves and beanies… and of course, using your slow cooker! There is seriously nothing better than a nice, hot slow cooker meal on a freezing cold winters night. And while we all know how amazing slow cookers are for soups, casseroles, chillis and stews, there are also a whole lot of completely unexpected things you can make in your slow cooker. Let us open your mind to a brand new world of slow cooking!



Gone are the days when making risotto would mean standing over the stove constantly stirring in an endeavour to get that deliciously creamy taste. This version will save you lots of time and effort, while still giving you that amazing taste that we know and love.

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Creme Brûlée

Creme brûlée can be a little tricky at times – but not when you make it in your slow cooker! The low temperature will cook your creme brûlées perfectly, leaving them completely creamy and delicious.

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You don’t need a bread maker or oven to make your own bread… just your trusty old slow cooker! Make any kind of bread or rolls you like – this Rosemary Olive Oil Bread has us drooling.

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Chocolate Fondue

Nothing says winter comfort food quite like a yummy bowl of decadent chocolate fondant. Pop everything into your slow cooker and leave it to do it’s magic. AMAZING!

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Save money by making your own homemade yoghurt in your slow cooker. Yep you read that right… you can make your very own yoghurt in the slow cooker!! How cool is that!

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Our favourite chocolatey dessert can be made in your slow cooker too! They are surprisingly easy – and taste incredible! Add a scoop of ice-cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce over top for an extra special treat.

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Cinnamon Rolls

Everyone’s favourite treat can be whipped up and cooked in the slow cooker without any fuss. Simple and tasty – these slow cooker cinnamon rolls are the stuff that dreams are made of.

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Baked Potatoes

Whatever you do this winter, you must, MUST try to bake your potatoes in the slow cooker. Top with with bacon, sour cream, spring onions and cheese for a totally drool-worthy meal.

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Would you believe that you can make the perfect pavlova in your slow cooker? Well it’s 100% true! We love this modern take on a classic fave.

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What weird and wonderful things do you like to make in your slow cooker?






Lucy Mathieson

Lucy Mathieson

Lucy is a trained primary school teacher with a passion for baking. Lucy began her blog, Bake Play Smile, in 2013 and it has since grown into one of Australia’s most recognised food blogs. Bake Play Smile is all about fun, food and happiness. Lucy’s recipes have earned national acclaim through a number of awards and publications. She was a winner of the 2015 Best Recipes ‘Home Cook Hero’ competition in Super Food Ideas magazine, a Top 5 Finalist for the 2014 Mamamia Food Blogger Competition, a Top 5 Food Blogger on Every Recipe, and a Kidspot “Voices of 2014″ nominee.

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