Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Organised camp cooking ... the dream pot
I so wish I had a better picture. Check out the website Dream Pot for better pics.
Basically, reminiscent of the old hay box cookery theory, the dreampot is a thermal cooker. You start the cooking on a stove/fire/gas burner, get heat into it, then put it into a big thermal container for up to 8 hours while it cooks.
It's like a slow cooker without the electricity - but better! No burning round the sides like a slow cooker (cause there is no heating element). And the flavour is better. More like the flavour of something slow cooked in a slow oven for hours on end.
We made stews, a mexican mince dish, with a side of brown rice, baked custards and creamed rices.
It was perfect to help us eat healthily, but not waste a lot of time cooking.
And yes - after 8 hours it was still PIPING hot.
I loved this! So much that I will keep using it at home. Watch this space, I'll post recipes as we try it!