Fire! Fire! Fire!

Those of you who know me fairly well will know that this has not been one of my better weeks unfortunately. You will also know that cooking is not one of my strongest points. I do try, but I nearly always seem to burn it. This week I was really grateful to receive a family sized slow cooker and we have used it three nights running with great success.

However, today I came back and turned the cooker on to cook my home made steamed syrup pudding for desert. Feeling rather proud I had managed to cook a ‘proper’ comfort meal for my family I didn’t give it one more thought. That was until I smelt smoke and went back into the kitchen to find the slow cooker on fire!!!!

I was organised honestly, I put the slow cooker to the back of my cooker and absolutely no where near anything that would set it on fire. I just didn’t factor in two year old Fifi interfering with the cooker. The explosion was epic, a real firework, the fire was quite big. I surprised myself by not even stopping to think, literally soaking a tea towel and chucking it onto the flames….

We no longer have a slow cooker. I’m not sure if we have a cooker hob yet, it’s a bit hot to tell….

Postscript:

Whilst having a bath to clean the soot off myself the steamed pudding boiled dry, creating more plumes of smoke and ruining a stainless steel saucepan and a nearly exploding a Pyrex bowl. I’m not sure if I am cut out for domesticity…

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7 Responses

  1. TheMadHouse 21st September 2011 / 6:57 am

    OMG, you are so lucky it could have been so much worse

  2. Fiz. 21st September 2011 / 11:57 am

    I don't think it's that! I think it's "are you ready for Fifi"! (Joke)

  3. Stefanie 22nd September 2011 / 7:10 am

    Oh my (yes .. I am a lurker)<br /><br />It makes me blowing up my microwave and melting all my baby&#39;s bottles and the steriliser inside last week seem kind of minor. <br /><br />Glad you guys are ok!

  4. Mirka 22nd September 2011 / 8:37 am

    OMG! I&#39;m glad you are ok, that sounds horrible ;(((

  5. supergran 22nd September 2011 / 2:43 pm

    gosh Im glad you hadnt nipped put for 10 minutes….doesnt bear thinking about

  6. PantsWithNames 22nd September 2011 / 9:22 pm

    Sounds like something I&#39;d do. Glad you are all ok and hope your smoke alarms all demonstrated that they have funcioning batteries in them!

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