To my shame I have for a number of years been meaning to make a video to explain the workings of a thermal cooker and last week I eventually got around to it.
The video shows:
- the advantages of thermal cooking
- how a thermal cooker works
- how you save over £80.00 a year in fuel costs using a thermal cooker
- and comments from some people who use thermal cookers.
Mr D’ is interviewed about his Thermal Cooker
This week I was interviewed on The City Cottage Food Show about my Thermal Cooker. Paul Peacock whose site it is owns a Mr D’s Thermal Cooker and has used it very successfully for making cheese.
In the interview I talk about the history of the haybox and how it was used to cook food which differs slightly from the method used in a thermal cooker. I also explain about the huge savings that can be made using one by citing Sophie who uses her thermal cooker on a live board boat.
I do hope that the interview gives you a little more insight into the world of thermal cooking and the great savings that can be made which with the continuing rising of fuel costs can only be a good thing.
The latest recipe from Mr D’s Kitchen is now available Indian Roast Beef & Vegetable Curry
This morning I put on a lovely piece on Wiltshire cured oak smoked ham which we will use for salads and sandwiches over the next few days.
Once the ham is brought to the boil I will skim the the surface add some bay leaves peppercorns and maybe a star anise then simmer it before placing in the thermal insulated outer container where it will cook without power for around 4 to 5 hours.
I need the inside to be 72ºC for it to be perfectly cooked.
4 Hours Later:
The gammon was 1.6kg and would have taken 2hrs in the oven at Gas Mk 5 – 375ºF … it took 20 minutes simmer and 4 hours cooking without power.