MY CrockPots ARE TOO HOT!!! Boy, I was slow on that discovery -even by the Soap Sister's standard. LOL! After fighting and scraping and muttering and scraping and scraping.....I had an idea "~ding~" the lightbulb flickered & then came on! What if I made my HP in my crock in the oven instead of that nasty, overheating "pot"?
I know, I know, to all you "Smarty-Pants-Thinkers" out there this isn't a big deal, but for my HP experience it was nothing short of revolutionary, I tell you! (Now you have to imagine, rather painfully I'm sure, the Soap Sister dressed like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music twirling and singing -(to the Sound of Music theme) "My HP is cook-ing in my oven crock now -la la la la, Now it doesn't stick -like it stuck be-foooore"
I could go on, but I'll spare you. What a visual. Sorry.
But I digress....It was FABULOSO! Smooth, creamy "applesauce" "Vaseline-like" and NOTHING cooked to the side of that accursed crock! I was jubilant. Didn't realize how much I had been gritting my teeth during HP batches past. I set the oven to 175 degrees F, and did my every-30-minute-stirs. Worked like a charm, and I wanted to share it with you all. If your CrockPot overcooks and dries your lovely batch around the edges, I highly recommend putting the crock in the oven instead of the electric "pot" part. I think you'll be very pleased with the difference! :D
Today I'm "rebatching" a lovely batch of soap (also in the oven). I want to make it very fragrant, with no "morphing of fragrance" allowed. Here's a photo of the pretty "shreds" in my favorite purple crock. Wish me luck -I'll need every speck of patience I possess for this! :D