My Mummy's World : Summer Recipes with Appliance House & Competition

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Summer Recipes with Appliance House & Competition

As a full time working mum, its hard to find time too cook meals freashly each evening for us to eat as a family as soon after we get home its bed time. I enjoy spending as much time as possibly with Jack and don't like this to be shortened by spending a lot of time over the cooker. 
Don't get me wrong, we still eat and enjoy lots of fresh meals, however we just do the preperation at an earlier stage and freeze. Appliance House have joined up with an ex Waitrose food editor who shares five fab recipes which are all suitable for home freezing. One of these is Chocolate and Cherry Brownies.



Chocolate and Cherry Brownies
Who doesn't like brownies? These have a crisp crust and a delicious gooey centre, best served warm with vanilla ice cream. If you've frozen them previously then just warm them briefly in a hot oven.

Preperation Time: 15 miniutes
Cooking Time: 35-40 miniutes
Makes: 18

200g butter, cubed
100g good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
4 eggs, beater
425g granulated sugar
100g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder, sifted
½ tsp sea salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
100g dried cherries

1. Preheat the oven to 180o, gas mark 4. Line a small roasting tin with baking parchment.
2. Place the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and allow the ingredients to melt either over a pan of barely simmering water or in a microwave on a low heat. Allow to cool slightly.
3. Place the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour in the melted chocolate and butter mixture. Fold together lightly until throughly combined. Pour into the prepared tin and place in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until a crust forms. Remove from the over and allow to stand for 15-20 minutes. Cut into squares when cooled.

Cooks Tip.
Add alternative ingredients to the cherries according to what you have in your cupboard. Pecans and brazil nuts work well instead of cherries, or leave out as you prefer.
To freeze them wrap first in cling film and then in foil and freeze for up to 3 months. 


Competition. 
The lovely people at Appliance House have offered readers of my blog the opportunity to win a  Electrolux Rapido Wet and Dry Rechargeable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner.
Rechargeable and cordless, the Rapdio is a high performance cleaner with low noise levels suitable for wet or dry spills at home or in the car.

67 comments:

  1. home made bolonaise sauce is fab to freeze and reheat

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  2. Sometimes! I often freeze homemade chilli or soup!

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  3. Yes I freeze meals because sometimes I am not well enough to cook. I like to freeze stews & hot pots

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  4. I freeze my chicken korma to save time

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  5. Leanne V Mckenna10 August 2014 at 14:52

    Yes, I freeze lasagne as it keeps and defrosts well

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  6. Yes, I bulk cook burritos and freeze them.

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  7. yes I do, Soups are the best thing I like to freeze along with pasta sauces

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  8. I always freeze lasagne and chilli because they're great to batch cook and easy to reheat.

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  9. No I don't, I tend to freeze things like mash if there's a lot left over but otherwise not. Maybe I should!

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  10. I like to freeze homemade pea and mint pesto - perfect over hot pasta for a quick but yummy family meal x

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  11. Not often, but if I do, it's soup!

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  12. Chilli easy to make, freeze and reheat. Tastes great as well

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  13. we freeze veg and soups

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  14. homemade fruit pies

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  15. Spag bol sauce - can use also over baked patatoes, as base for cottage pie, with rice, with addition of chilli. as well as over different varieties of pasta

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  16. Hilda Hazel Wright11 August 2014 at 09:37

    We spend rainy days in winter cooking up huge batches of chilli con quorn and fill the freezer! Then we take out a bit at a time to keep us supplied with fab quick hot comfort food for when we get home from big days out walking in the hills!

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  17. Soups are so easy to make and freeze - great for emergency meals and a quick supper

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  18. we freeze chilli and curry

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  19. Spaghetti Bolognese always goes down well :)

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  20. Basic bolognaise as it's so versatile, you can make more than one dish with mince in tomato sauce i.e. lasagne, cottage pie, chilli. Doesn't have to be just spag bol. :)

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  21. I only freeze a bit as I have a small freezer but generally chilli and spaghetti Bol freeze well

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  22. Not very often. Chilli would be the best.

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  23. I bulk cook and freeze usually spag bol

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  24. Laura Jayne Bates13 August 2014 at 20:41

    usually cornbeef hash

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  25. I always make a bulk lot of bolognaise and freeze some, ready for spag bol.

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  26. I cook meals in the slow cooker such as stews and casseroles and then freeze them.

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  27. I usually try to make double of everthing and freeze half whenever possibleI We have 2 freezers and I do like to keep them both filled to the brim!

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  28. michelle bennett15 August 2014 at 07:49

    I freeze nearly everthing. Bread, cheese, milk, fruit. When i use a jar of sauce, i freeze the leftover half. Fresh fruit and veg and i batch cook so i can freeze dinners x

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  29. I always make huge casseroles and freeze them

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  30. christineshelley15 August 2014 at 15:22

    spaghetti bolognese

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  31. I tend to freeze and reheat quiches - they are great for using up our three chickens' eggs!

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  32. I freeze casseroles, chillis, helps to have some home-made "ready meals" available

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  33. Lasagne as it always reheats so well and feels like such a massive meal.

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  34. macaroni cheese always tastes lovely from frozen

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  35. Helen Bradd Thurston22 August 2014 at 17:31

    I freeze lots - bean and lentil bases for shepherdess pies, various ratatouilles, vegan curries, crumble mixes, breadcrumbs....

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  36. we occasionally bulk cook shepherds pie

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  37. Yes. Chilli is my favourite.

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  38. i dont usually freeze meals as meals arent around for long enough in house!!

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  39. I usually just freeze the sauces when I've made too much

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  40. I freeze lots - I try to make enough to eat one/freeze one - love freezing curry

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  41. Laura Anne Farnworth2 September 2014 at 21:36

    No I rarely freeze meals

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  42. i don't really freeze meals. i'll sometimes do a lasagne and freeze it but that would be the extent, i think!

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  43. Stephanie Whitehouse,4 September 2014 at 09:49

    Bolognese sauce

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  44. Very rarely freeze meals as they tend to all get eaten

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  45. Yes, curries.

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  46. Katherine Coldicott6 September 2014 at 12:56

    I don't tend to freeze meals, but do freeze sauces.

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  47. Jenna Kate Parrington6 September 2014 at 22:37

    Yeah! Especially Lasagne! x

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  48. Madeline Connolly7 September 2014 at 10:51

    casseroles

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  49. Yes. Chilli con carne freezes well

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  50. yes spaghetti bolognese, just the meat bit

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  51. No not really, because I usually only make enough for what if needed, but I've been making lunches for work ATM

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  52. Kristy Leanne Brown7 September 2014 at 19:08

    Yes, Beef Stew

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  53. soup usually, I like to take it to work

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  54. i freeze lots of things but my favourite thing to freeze and reheat is gravy from a beef joint. I make loads so I can then use it with pie or toad in the hole in the week.

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  55. i love to make batches of homemade pizza sauce, always at hand for a yummy & healthy meal

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  56. I always try to make one lot to eat and one lot to freeze when I cook so I freeze curries, Veggie stews, Soups and Quorn Lasagne and Bolognese. I love the idea of just taking it out of the freezer and not having to cook!

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  57. I love making up large batches of pasta sauce and then freezing some - makes a very quick meal.

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  58. i mainly make up batches of food for my 2 babies - spag bol is a big hit, but i also do stew aswel

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  59. Yes I freeze all the time. My favourite has to be lasagne.

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  60. Stews and casseroles.

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  61. make up soups and freeze.very useful

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  62. No, I don't usually freeze meals, they all get eaten more often than not x

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  63. Vicky-Louise Robinson8 September 2014 at 17:52

    Macaroni cheese - but generally everything gets eaten quickly with 9 kids around and I don't get time to freeze it first!

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  64. No I don't freeze meals

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