Remember how I made Apple Butterscotch Crisp/Goo from the cookbook Slow Cooker Desserts? I wanted to try and give it another chance and make something that sounded wonderful:
Light and lemony, this cake has a soft and velvety texture that works especially well for those nights when a heavy dessert won’t do.
Sounded good to me! I thought the hardest part would be beating the 3 egg whites without adding creme of tartar.
But that part turned out just fine and I whipped them to stiff peaks.
Then it got… weird. In a separate bowl I was supposed to mix 3 eggs yolks with 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tsp lemon zest, 3 tbsp unsalted softened butter and 1 1/2 cups skim milk.
I decided to beat the first components together and it looked… Weird! The butter never broke down and everything looked quite curdled. Then I added the milk after moving everything to a large pourable measuring container.
Now I know this part is NOT my fault! The recipe calls for 1/4 cup flour in the list of ingredients but nowhere within the recipe does it say when or how to add it. I sensed impending doom… But I added it anyway.
I folded in a third of the egg whites and then whisked in the rest. See how curdled it looks?!
When I added it to the greased crockpot it actually kind of looked like a soufflé which gave me hope. You have to cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours.
Well I fell asleep and then found out dinner plans had changed and that we would be eating much later. As you can see the sides burned and after I turned the slow cooker to low, everything started to deflate. By the time we could eat, it was absolutely inedible and tasted like burned lemons. Something I very much never want to experience ever again.
I need your help!
So strike 2 for Slow Cooker Desserts although I think this one is officially a draw. We both screwed up, the cookbook and I. Since I seem to have no luck on my own, please let me know what you think I should try next. I am going for chocolate! You can either comment or vote in my poll on my blog: Triple Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars or Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
I never had much luck with my slow cookers either and I just figured it was because they were cheap quality. Seemed meat dishes, veggie, pasta and dessert dishes never seemed to be yummy. Almost always edible but definitely nothing to write home about.
Predictably, I vote for the PB and Choc combo.
I have not used my slow cooker for dessert but that will be next on my to-do list. I was reading through your adventure and could it be that the cookbook had some the ingredients wrong. I certainly think that cooking it on high for 3 hours was over kill.
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