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Sweet or Savoury? Two Perfect Pancake Day Recipes

21/02/2017

To celebrate Pancake Day properly, you need to perfect your batter – nothing beats homemade pancakes when you get the recipe right and whisk up your batter to perfection and using the Total Control Hand Mixer you’ll have a jug of perfect batter in no time. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or fancy sampling savoury pancakes this Shrove Tuesday, these recipes from the Morphy Richards Cook & Create app are easy to make and are sure to impress.

Fruity Traditional Pancakes


 

Ingredients

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 100g strawberries
  • A little olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Mixed chopped fruit and sweet toppings to taste, e.g. chocolate spread or honey

Serves: 4

To make the pancake batter, place the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, make a well in the middle, break in the egg and add a little of the milk. Fit the beaters onto the Total Control Hand Mixer and select speed 3. Mixing continuously, add the milk a bit at a time until a smooth batter is formed (this can take up to a minute). Once all the milk has been added continue to mix for another minute, then leave the mix to stand for half an hour.

Next, heat up a frying pan and add the oil. Pour some batter into the heated pan and create a thin even layer. Fry until gold brown then have fun flipping the pancake! (Try not to get any on the ceiling). Once you’ve made as many pancakes as you can with your jug of batter, top your tasty sweet pancakes with your favourite fruit – strawberries, bananas and blueberries work particularly well. For an even sweeter treat, try adding a drizzle of honey or chocolate spread to your pancakes.

You can find all the step-by-step instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App (available on iTunes and Google Play). 


Cannelloni Pancake

Ingredients:

  • 145g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 600ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 100g red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 400g canned tomatoes
  • 100ml water
  • 1tsp Oregano
  • ½tsp mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Pepper to taste
  • 45g unsalted butter
  • 140g cream cheese
  • 100g ham
  • 100g cheddar cheese
  • A little parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs

Serves: 4

For an alternative twist on the traditional Pancake Day recipe, try a savoury Cannelloni-inspired pancake packed with Italian herbs for lunch or dinner this Shrove Tuesday.

To make, start by finely chopping the onion and the ham and crushing the garlic cloves. Fry the onions and garlic until softened and add the tomatoes, water, herbs, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir the sauce and bring to boil. Then turn down heat to a simmer and let it cook for 20 min.

The next step is the filling. Pour some of the milk into a medium sized pan, add a little flour and softened butter and use the Total Control Hand Mixer to whisk up the filling. Heat up the pan and bring to boil. Allow it to cool down for 10 min. Next, stir the cream cheese, chopped ham and a beaten egg into the mixture. Season and refrigerate the filling.

Don’t forget the pancake batter! For the exciting part of this recipe simply place the flour, salt, egg and the rest of the milk into a bowl and use the Total Control Hand Mixer again to whisk up the batter until smooth. Let it stand for couple of minutes. Heat up a pan and fry some pancakes.

Finally, put it all together – spread each pancake with the filling and roll up fairly tightly. Preheat the oven to 180%/Gas Mark 5. Use an ovenproof dish and pour half of the tomato sauce into that dish and add the pancakes into the sauce. Cover the pancakes with thinly sliced mozzarella, pour over the remaining tomato sauce and add some grated parmesan on top. Bake for 20 - 30min.

You can find all the step-by-step instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App (recipe listed under Total Control Hand Mixer).

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Winter Soup Maker Recipes

31/01/2017

The Morphy Richards Cook & Create app is packed with recipes for our range of Soup Makers. Get a handy list of all the ingredients you need and the simple step by step instructions for making delicious soup recipes.

 


Download the app on the iTunes store or on Google Play. Share your favourite recipes on the Morphy Richards Facebook page.


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Healthy Slow Cooker Winter Recipes

12/01/2017

 

Even though the festive period is over, the cold weather hasn’t ended with it. Walking home in the cold after a long day of work makes it hard to encourage yourself to stand in the kitchen for another hour and cook a healthy dinner. With our Sear and Stew Compact Slow Cooker you can easily cook enough soup, curries and stews to last for a couple of days. It only takes an afternoon or evening to cook. Simply prep the ingredients and throw them all together in our slow cooker, let it do its thing for a few hours and voilà, your dinner or lunch is ready! As you can use the same pot to sear ingredients before you start the slow cooking, you don’t even need to use lots of different pans – meaning less to wash up. For some inspiration, check out our three tasty slow cooker recipes below and save 35% off the Sear and Stew Compact Slow Cooker using code SM9283 until midnight 23rd January. 

Butternut Squash Thai Soup

1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 onions
1 celery
2 garlic cloves
1 small piece of ginger
500g butternut squash
650ml vegetable stock
200ml coconut milk
80g spinach
20g fresh coriander
1 red chilli
Salt to taste

Portions: 4

Cooking Time: 3-5 hours

Method:

Try this vegetarian butternut soup with a taste of Asian spices. Start with finely chopping the onions, celery, garlic and ginger. Next, peel, de seed and cube the butternut squash and chilli. Roughly chop the coriander. Heat up the oil in the cooker and add the onions, ginger and celery. Add the garlic shortly after. Transfer the pot onto the slow cooker base and add the squash, curry paste, vegetable stock and coconut milk and stir. Cook for 5 hours on the slow setting or for 3 hours on the medium setting. Pour the soup into a heatproof container and blend it until smooth. Get the step-by-step instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook and Create App (available in the app store or via Google Play).

Turkey Chilli

2 tbsp olive oil
400g turkey
160g onion
2 garlic cloves
400g tinned plum tomatoes 
200ml water
400g kidney beans canned
4tsp chilli powder
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper

Portions: 4

Cooking Time: 6-8 hours

Method:

Your work friends will definitely be envious if you take a batch of this tasty chilli into the office! Start with peeling and dicing the onion, peel and crush the garlic and drain off the liquid of the kidney beans. Next fry the turkey and place it aside. Add a tsp of oil and fry the onion and garlic. Then, add the turkey, tomatoes, water, kidney beans and chilli powder and stir. Let the chilli cook for 8-10 hours on the slow setting, 6-8 hours on a medium setting and 4-6 hours for the high setting. Get the full instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook and Create App on iTunes or Google Play.

Sweet Potato Curry

600g potato
400g chickpeas
400g coconut milk
250ml water
2 large tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
3 heaped tbsp curry powder
1 tsp salt
1 bunch of spinach
Handful, roughly chopped fresh coriander
Shredded coconut, to garnish

Portions: 6

Cooking Time: 3-6 hours

Method:

To prepare the curry simply peel and dice the sweet potato, dice the tomato and roughly chop the spinach and coriander.  Put all the ingredients in the Sear and Stew Compact Slow Cooker apart from the spinach and shredded coconut. Cook the curry on a low setting for 6 hours or 3-5 hours on a medium setting. Before serving add the fresh spinach and stir. Try serving it with a bowl of steamed, fluffy rice. See the full method on the Morphy Richards Cook and Create App in the app store or Google Play

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Healthy Spiralizer Express Lunch Ideas

06/01/2017

When January rolls around and you’ve acquired a new-found determination to eat healthier and get closer to your five-a-day, it can be a challenge to find new recipes to keep you inspired. It can be hard to resist the same boring sandwiches you’ve been making forever and the sound of a salad isn’t always much more appetizing either. But with the Spiralizer Express, you can give your salads a new lease of life and turn boring veg into fun ingredients you’ll love come lunchtime. Check out three tasty Spiralizer lunch recipes to get you started, and save 35% off the Spiralizer Express using code SM2035 until midnight on 15th January.

Tuna and Cucumber Salad 

 


Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 40g red onion
  • 6 olives
  • 185g tinned tuna
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 pinches caster sugar
  • Peppercorns to taste

Portions: 2

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Method:

Preparing this tasty tuna and cucumber salad is as simple as mixing together the salad dressing ingredients (olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice and peppercorns), adding spiralized cucumber ribbons which can be made in seconds using the Spiralizer Express, then topping with the olives and tuna. Get the step-by-step instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook and Create App (available in the app store or via Google Play)

Layered Chicken Salad 

 

Ingredients:


  • 300g chicken
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 red chilli
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 70g red pepper
  • 100g pitted olives
  • 1 medium courgette
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • Small handful fresh coriander
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper

Portions: 4

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Method:

Your work buddies will certainly be jealous of this tasty recipe for spiralized courgette and cucumber layered chicken salad. To make your own bowlful, mash up the avocado and mix in lime juice and chilli, then layer up with the cooked chicken, spiralized veggies, olives and peppers. Get all the instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook and Create App.

Apple, Pear and Asparagus Salad

 

Ingredients:


  • 3 large apples
  • 2 large firm pears
  • 125g asparagus
  • 200g parmesan cheese
  • 80g watercress
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper

Portions: 4

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Method:

Try this easy and veggie-friendly lunch recipe for spiralized apples and pears with parmesan and asparagus. Start by making the salad dressing by whisking together the oil, lemon, honey and seasoning, then mix together the spiralized apples and pears after passing them through the Spiralizer Express and finally, top with the sliced asparagus and parmesan. Simple! Get the full method on the Cook and Create App on iTunes or Google Play.

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Christmas Eggs Benedict Recipe

20/12/2016

Let the feasting begin! It's not all about the turkey dinner on Christmas Day. Morphy Richards Ambassador Ian Haste shows us how to cook up a special festive breakfast of smoked salmon eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce using the Total Control Hand Mixer.

Watch the video to get the recipe here: https://youtu.be/NOlgynGPbGs 

 

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Brilliant Bonfire Night Recipes

02/11/2016

 

We love celebrating Bonfire Night; it might be a chilly November evening but that doesn’t stop us huddling around the fire to watch the fireworks. Plus when you celebrate by inviting friends and family over for a Bonfire Night party, it’s a great excuse to serve up some delicious hearty food that will warm you up from the cold. To give you plenty of time to join in the festivities and not miss out on all the sparkler twirling, we’ve got three easy recipes that your guests will love. They’re hassle-free to make using the Morphy Richards Compact Sear & Stew slow cooker and the Morphy Richards Soup & Milk Maker.

Winter Broth

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil
75g minced lamb
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
1 carrot
1 potato
1 turnip
1 tbsp plain flour
900ml water
2 lamb stock cubes
400g tin of lentils
½ tsp rosemary
2 bay leaves
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp parsley
Pinch of salt 
Pinch of pepper

Cooking time: 50 minutes, Serves: 4

While you and your guests are huddled round the fire, warm your mitts with a hearty mug of winter broth. Serving up a batch is easy and hassle free with the Morphy Richards Soup and Milk Maker. It’s as easy as frying off the mince, finely chopped veg and herbs before adding to the soup maker jug along with the stock and cooking on the chunky auto setting.  You can find all the step-by-step instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App (recipe listed under Soup Maker).

BBQ Pulled Chicken

Ingredients:

4 medium or 3 large chicken breasts
400g BBQ sauce (shop bought)
6.3g paprika
6.3g chilli powder
Pinch of pepper

Cooking time: 6 hours, Serves: 4-5

Try something new for your Bonfire Night feast and serve up delicious BBQ pulled chicken instead of the more traditional hot dog. A generous helping of slow-cooked BBQ chicken is excellent served in a bread roll topped with a spoonful of coleslaw. To make, simply cook all of the ingredients listed above on a low heat in the Morphy Richards Compact Sear & Stew slow cooker for 6 hours – leaving you with plenty of time to get the bonfire lit and plan a firework display that will wow your neighbours. Get the full instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App (available on iTunes and Google Play).

Rice Pudding

Ingredients:

40g unsalted butter
150g pudding rice
150g sugar
1.5l milk
Pinch of grated nutmeg

Cooking time: 4 hours 15 minutes, Serves: 6

A classic cold-weather dessert, dishing up a generous portion of rice pudding is a special way to round off the Bonfire Night festivities. Make your own batch by adding all the ingredients to the Morphy Richards Compact Sear & Stew slow cooker then cooking for 4 hours on a high setting. The full method is listed on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App which is free to download. For an indulgent Bonfire Night twist, try stirring in melty, toasted marshmallows to each serving of rice pudding. If you’re not having your own fire at home, try topping each serving with marshmallows then placing under the grill to get the tasty toasted effect.

What treats will you be cooking up this Bonfire Night? Share your creations on the Morphy Richards Facebook page or by tagging us on Instagram @morphyrichardsuk


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Create Your Own Ghoulish Cupcakes Create Your Own Ghoulish Cupcakes

By Kirstie Jones | 28/10/2016 | Posted in Recipes

Are you planning a spook-tacular Halloween party this year? (Trick and) treat your guests to these creepily cute miniature ghost cakes made using the Total Control Folding Stand Mixer. The mixer’s auto-set programme means you can create perfect cakes with ease to avoid a Halloween baking nightmare!


 


Ingredients

For the fairy cakes
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 250g margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 200g icing sugar

For the ghost decoration

  • 1 jar marshmallow frosting spread
  • 100g margarine
  • 200g icing sugar
  • chocolate drops

Servings: 18 cupcakes
Cooking time: 60 minutes

Method

To make your spooky ghost cakes, start off by following the instructions for fairy cakes on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App. Making a batch of cakes ready for decoration is made quick and easy by using the Total Control Folding Stand Mixer on the automatic cake setting, with the ingredients listed above.  Get simple step-by-step instructions by downloading the app and selecting recipes for the Total Control Folding Stand Mixer. In the cake section then select Fairy Cakes (Auto) for the easiest bake you’ve ever had. Try baking the cakes using colourful Halloween themed cases to help give them the wooooo factor!

Once you’ve made your fairy cakes and they have cooled down completely, decorate them using a mixture of marshmallow spread and buttercream icing. Making buttercream icing can be done in no time using the Total Control Folding Stand Mixer – get all the instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App which is available on iTunes and Google Play. Fold together buttercream and the marshmallow fluff and add to a piping bag, then pipe out in an upwards motion to create a miniature ghost on top of each cake. Finish with chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth and your cakes are ready to be served!

Have you made any Halloween themed baking creations this year? We’d love to see them! Share your photos on the Morphy Richards Facebook page.

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Bring Your Kitchen To Life! Scandi-Chic Kitchen Styling With The Aspect Collection

By Aimee Cutino | 16/09/2016 | Posted in Kitchen


The kitchen is often the heart of the home, but sometimes counter tops can become hidden under mis-matched clutter with different styles and patterns fighting against each other. Whilst tiles and cupboards are not the easiest to make-over, a simple re-think of your kitchen accessories can completely transform a worn out area. Bring your kitchen to life by stripping it back to basics and adopting an elegant, minimalistic style with a Scandinavian influence. The new Aspect collection epitomises Scandi-chic:  think cool fresh tones with sharp lines and light-finish wood effect detail.


To help you achieve this ultra-modern design we’ve put together a Pinterest board inspired by our gorgeous new Aspect kettle and toaster set in white with wood effect trim, with a handy get-the-look tick list so you can find the perfect combination of kitchen accessories and appliances to suit.


 

 
1. Diamond Cage Pendant Light from Unique’s Co. £80.00 2. Metal Ripple Storage Jars from Next, £12.00 3. Grow-It Herb Pot from Rig Tig, £17.99 4. Aspect White with Wood Effect Trim Kettle from Morphy Richards, £79.99 5. Welles Kitchen Stool, £99.00 6. Aspect White with Wood Effect Trim Toaster from Morphy Richards, £79.99 7. Basic Cutting Board Set from Skagerak, £94.00 8. Muto Shades Bowl from Nest, £47.50 9. Neu Pitcher from Nest, £49.00 10. Digital Touchscreen Scales from Morphy Richards, £22.49 11. Box-It Bread Box from Rig Tig, £49.95 


The bold yet elegant Aspect kettle and toaster perfectly complement the geometric bowl and angular jug by Nest, with the subtle wooden finishes this kettle and toaster set is the perfect way to start your kitchen transformation. Jars by Next and bread bin by Rig Tig are ideal solutions for keeping clutter to a minimum whilst adding a fresh, natural feel through touches of wood. Add splashes of dark with a herb pot by Rig Tig, chopping boards by Skagerak and stainless steel scales by Morphy Richards to balance light colours and add definition. Finally, complete your Scandi-kitchen with a light feature such as the diamond cage pendant light by Unique’s Co, a dramatic centre piece which contrasts with minimalistic simplicity. 

Have you been inspired to bring your kitchen to life with a new kettle and toaster set from the Aspect collection? Check out the full range here. Share your look using #BYKTL and find more inspiration on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Save on Student Must-Haves with Morphy Richards

09/09/2016

 

Are you celebrating or commiserating your not-so-little-ones flying the nest to go to University this term? Whether you’ve got grand plans of turning their room into a new gym or you’ll be keeping it as a pristine shrine until they make their return at reading week (laundry bags in tow no doubt), make sure you send them off decked out with the home-from-home comforts that’ll make the transition easier. Right now you can save 20% on Morphy Richards products across our whole range, including everything they’ll need to get set up in their new digs.

A big part of moving away to University is having to live with new people in a shared environment. Happily, everyone can bond over a shared cuppa and a slice of toast and with the stylish yet affordable Chroma kettle and toaster, your kids will be making new friends in no time.

It’s a cliché for a reason when it comes to the student diet being somewhat lacking in nutrients. There’s only so much a packet of noodles can do to sustain you! Treating them to a Blend Express would be a great way to help them get their five-a-day while they’re away from home. It’s easy to use to make smoothies and milk shakes and with 2 on-the-go beakers with sports caps there’s no excuses for not getting enough fruit and veg.

While they might tend to haul their laundry home with them during their flying visits, there will be occasions when your kids will have to do their own ironing while they’re away from home (a job interview or a first date?) Sending them off with the Breeze Steam Iron will hopefully encourage them to tackle their own laundry pile!

To give your student the best chance of getting their deposit back when their first year is over (and it will soon fly by!) it’s important they get into good habits early and keep on top of the cleaning. The Supervac is a handy product for any student halls as it’s lightweight, cordless and can be used in handheld mode – ideal for cleaning up after the numerous student parties!

You can get 20% off all of these great must-haves for students with discount code UNI20 until 30 September. What other essentials are you packing your students off with? Let us know on the Morphy Richards Facebook page.


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6. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively (i.e. after buying).
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Bring Your Kitchen To Life! Colourful Kitchen Styling With The Prism Collection

15/08/2016

As we spend a large proportion of our time at home in the kitchen, it’s a great space to show off a sense of personality and style! Although it’s not easy to change the tiles, counters or cupboards, a colourful new kettle and toaster set can add a wow factor – and when you choose from our Prism range you’ll certainly be making a statement.

With a rainbow of bold new colours to choose from, as well as classic black and white, the Prism collection is designed to make the focal point a talking point. The range is complete with an iconic textured surface that would look great in any modern style kitchen.

Check out more kitchen inspiration on the Bring Your Kitchen To Life Pinterest board and to help you get the contemporary colourful kitchen look, we’ve picked out some top accessories to complement the striking yellow Prism Kettle and Toaster set.


 

1. Fiesta Bright Pom Pom Garland, confetti.co.uk, £13.99 2. Yellow porcelain bowls, Anthropologie, £3.50 each 3. Scandi stripe oven mitt, John Lewis, £10 4. Morphy Richards Yellow Prism Kettle, £79.99 5. Industrial bar stool, West Elm, £135.20 6. Morphy Richards Yellow Prism Toaster, £79.99 7. Morphy Richards Compact Sear and Stew, £49.99 8. Pineapple Ice Cube Trays, surfdome.com, £9.79 9. Habitat storage jars, medium and large, £15.00 each 10. Ferm Living triangle apron, furnish.co.uk, £25.99 11. Framed art prints, John Lewis, medium and large, £55 and £175

The bold yellow Prism set works brilliantly with geometric patterns and monochrome accessories, like the storage jars from Habitat. Complete the modern kitchen look with a nod to the on-trend industrial vibe with a metal finish barstool from West Elm. Fun accessories like a colourful pom-pom garland and pineapple ice cube trays add a quirky touch!

Have you been inspired to bring your kitchen to life with a new kettle and toaster set from the Prism collection? Check out the full range here. Share your look using #BYKTL and find more inspiration on our Facebook and Instagram pages.






Brazilian Inspired Spiralizer Salad

12/08/2016

Tap into the taste of the tropics and get into the Brazilian spirit by trying this delicious yellow and green spiralized cucumber and mango summer salad, made using the Morphy Richards Spiralizer Express.

 

Ingredients:
1 mango
1 small cucumber
1 tomato
handful mint
handful basil
2 spring onions
1 tsp olive oil 
1 lime 
Pinch sea salt and pepper

Method:
Peel and chop the mango into chunks
Chop the tomato into small chunks
Finely chop the mint and basil
Chop the spring onions into thin slices
Spiralize the cucumber using the Morphy Richards Spiralizer Express
In a large bowl, mix together the spiralized cucumber, tomato, mango, herbs and spring onions
Drizzle over the olive oil and the juice of one lime, season and stir through to serve

Share your spiralized creations on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or find more inspiration on our Pinterest board.


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Bring Your Kitchen To Life! Kitchen Styling Tips With Accents Special Edition

By Kirstie Jones | 25/07/2016 | Posted in Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but unlike the rest of the house where you can easily create a revamped look with a lick of paint and new soft furnishings, the kitchen sometimes gets left behind thanks to the tiled walls, cupboards and counter tops meaning you can’t easily redecorate. That’s where accessories and appliances can really add a new lease of life. Think of them as scatter cushions for your kitchen!

The new Accents Special Edition collection of kettles and toasters has been designed with this in mind, and bring a touch of classic style into any kitchen. In three covetable pastel-inspired shades, Azure, Sand and Pebble, you’ll easily find coordinating accessories to finish off your new look. 

To get your creative juices flowing we’ve put together a handy Pinterest board inspired by the Accents Special Edition collection, and a get-the-look tick list with a range of accessories to perfectly compliment the Azure kettle and toaster duo.
 


 


1. Blue bunting from KatzCornerBoutique via Etsy, £14.99 2. Grey Butchers Block, Harveys, £349 3. Cath Kidston Highgate Rose Sugar Bowl, £7 4. Morphy Richards Azure Accents Kettle, £59.99 5.  Sophie Allport Blue Swallow Mug, £7 6. Morphy Richards Azure Accents 4 Slice Toaster, £59.99 7. Morphy Richards Total Control Stand Mixer, £149.99 8. Cath Kidston Ashdown Rose Oven Glove, £14 9. Morphy Richards Cream Canisters in Small and Large, £15.99 and £17.99 10. Blue Le Creuset Apron, £33 11. Will Torrent Patisserie At Home Recipe Book, £19.99

The gorgeous pastel blue shade of the Azure range works really nicely with a more traditional style kitchen and looks great paired with other muted pastel shades like the chalky grey butcher’s block from Harveys, and the cream retro inspired Morphy Richards storage canisters. Mix and match floral patterns for a look that’s not too chintzy – Cath Kidston and Sophie Allport have a beautiful collection of patterns inspired by country living that work in any classically styled room. 

Finish off your look with a ream of cute bunting in complimentary shades, and once you’ve updated your space, why not treat yourself to an afternoon baking in your transformed kitchen? We’ve got our eye on the Patisserie At Home book and rather fancy a serving of pretty pastel macaroons and a nice cup of tea!

Have you been inspired to bring your kitchen to life with a new kettle and toaster set? Head on over to our website to see the full range here. Share your look using #BYKTL and find more inspiration on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Get fruity this summer with delicious mocktail recipes

By Aimee Cutino | 08/07/2016 | Posted in Recipes

Nothing says “hello summer” like a fruity mocktail, which is why we’ve mixed up a few juicy recipes using the Blend Express Complete Nutrition. Whether you’re a fan of tropical tastes or exotic combos, we’ve got mocktail recipes to suit all tastes on our Cook & Create app. Here are two of our favourites:


Pina Colada 

 


In just three simple steps you’ll be sipping on this summer classic and singing “If you love Pina Coladas”! 


Ingredients:

400ml pineapple juice 
150ml coconut water
200ml mango and coconut sparkling water
3 ice cubes 

Method:
  • Add all ingredients except the ice cubes to the Blend Express Complete Nutrition beaker
  • Blend on speed 1 for 20 seconds and pour over the ice 
  • Add a cocktail umbrella, sit back and enjoy!

Raspberry & Cranberry Combo


This frozen treat is the perfect way to cool off after a warm summer’s day. The delicious combination of zesty and sweet, this mocktail will have your tastebuds tingling. 


Ingredients: 

100g raspberries
275ml cranberry juice 
125ml lemonade 
5 ice cubes 

Method:

  • Add all ingredients except the ice cubes to the Blend Express Complete Nutrition beaker
  • Blend on speed 2 for 10 seconds and strain to remove the pips 
  • Add the ice cubes to the mixture and blend on speed 2 for a further 5 seconds 
  • Add a raspberry on a cocktail stick for decoration and tah-dah – you’re done! 
For more exciting mocktail recipes including a delightful Pine Lime Sparkle and a lively Shampagne fizz, download our free Cook & Create app, available from iTunes and Google Play now. 


Don’t forget to share your summer classics on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 


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Tasty Father’s Day Recipe Ideas

15/06/2016

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so we think the way into Dad’s good books this Father’s Day is to whip him up his favourite meal. Whether your Dad’s a curry lover, a fan of the classic beef burger or enjoys nothing more than a tasty Chinese, these easy recipes made using the Morphy Richards Total Control Hand Blender range are perfect for helping you score serious brownie points. What’s more, you can get 10% off the Total Control Range using code TOTAL10 until 30th June if you fancy treating dad to a set of his own!

Chicken Jalfrezi

 


This super tasty and easy to make curry recipe is made using the Total Control Hand Blender Prep Set – simply serve with a pile of steaming rice and a fluffy naan bread for a winning combination.

Ingredients:
2 garlic cloves
1 x 3cm piece of ginger
1 green chilli
12g fresh coriander
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp fenugreek powder
2tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2tbsp groundnut oil
2tbsp tomato puree
2tbsp water
2tsp paprika
2tbsp vegetable oil
250g onion
500g chicken
400g canned chopped tomatoes
200ml water

Find the all the step by step instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create app.

Beef Burgers

 


In a fortuitous aligning of the calendar, Father’s Day happens to fall within BBQ seasons (providing the weather holds out!) so why not treat Dad to hand made beef burgers for the big day? Serve in a classic seeded bun or go gourmet with a brioche bap topped with crispy pancetta and blue cheese. This simple recipe is knocked up using the Total Control Hand Blender Work Centre.

Ingredients:
400g beef
1 red onion
1tsp cumin
10g parsley
2tsp Worcestershire sauce
Pinch salt
Pinch pepper
2tbsp olive oil

Get the step by step instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create app.

Chicken Satay

 


Recreate the delicious taste of a Chinese takeaway at home for your Dad in just a few simple steps using the Total Control Hand Blender Prep Set. Served with a generous helping of prawn crackers this is the perfect Father’s Day treat!

Ingredients:
3 chicken breasts
20g fresh coriander
1 red chilli
1 clove garlic
5tbsp peanut butter
Dash soy sauce
3cm piece of ginger
2 limes
Dash water
Pinch salt

You can find all the instructions for making your own Chinese Chicken Satay on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create app which is available on iTunes or on Google Play.

Share your Father’s Day creations on the Morphy Richards Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @MorphyRichardsUK




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Delicious Dips for a Sporting Night In

07/06/2016

We’ve got a jam-packed summer of sport ahead, kicking off with a world-class football tournament with England, Wales and Northern Ireland all set to take on the challenge. If you’re planning a big night in cheering on your home team, try these tasty dips paired with your favourite crisps, breadsticks, crackers or whatever else takes your fancy and you’re sure to be winning the snack game!


They’re all made using our range of Total Control Hand blenders and are super easy to make, so you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the pre-kick off atmosphere! Right now you can get
10% off the Total Control Range using code TOTAL10 until 30th June.


Salsa:

 

Juicy salsa is a tasty addition to any snack selection to enjoy in front of the TV. This recipe is made using the Total Control Hand Blender Set and is pretty much as simple as whacking all the ingredients into the chopping bowl and blending.

Ingredients:
1 red chilli, halved with 3/4 seeds removed
150g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 lime, juiced with pips removed
20g fresh coriander
Pinch sea salt
Pinch pepper

Get the full instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App

Hummus:

 

We love dunking toasted pitta strips into a batch of tasty creamy hummus. For this recipe you’ll need to use the Total Control Hand Blender Work Centre

Ingredients:
400g chickpeas
1 clove garlic
2 lemons
2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/4 tsp cumin
75ml tahini paste
Pinch salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
Pinch fresh coriander

Get the method and find out how to whizz up your batch on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App.

Guacamole:

 

Zesty guacamole makes your trio of dips complete. Laced with tangy lime, this recipe is perfect with salty tortilla chips. To make your own guacamole you’ll need to use the Total Control Hand Blender Pro Set

Ingredients:

75g cherry tomatoes
Half a red chilli de seeded
65g fresh coriander
1 ripe avocado, halved, stoned and skin removed 
1 lime
salt and pepper to taste

You can find the full list of instructions on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App which is available on iTunes and the Google Play Store.

Share your tasty snack creations on the Morphy Richards Facebook page and let us know if you’ll be planning on cheering along to the footie!



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Bank Holiday Bites! Four Recipes For The Bank Holiday Weekend

By Kirstie Jones | 25/05/2016 | Posted in Recipes

Ahh, Bank Holiday weekends. The perfect time to relax, catch up with friends, cook amazing food, and all without making a dent in your holiday allowance! Bank Holidays should be about spending quality time together, so while you want to treat yourself and your nearest and dearest to some delicious grub, there’s no need to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen away from all the action. These 4 quick and easy recipes will make sure you can enjoy a tasty weekend of food and make the most of your time off!

BBQ Rub and Guacamole
 


 

If the weather holds up (fingers crossed) then a big family BBQ is the perfect option for a meal everyone’s sure to enjoy. These 2 easy recipes, made using the Morphy Richards Blend Express Complete Nutrition and Total Control Hand Blender Pro Set, will be the icing on the cake (or the salad on the bun) for your BBQ repertoire.

To make an extra tasty and super versatile BBQ rub using the Morphy Richards Blend Express Complete Nutrition, you’ll need:

  • 4 tbsp celery salt
  • 4 tbsp hot paprika
  • 1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Half tbsp garlic powder
  • Half tbsp onion powder
  • Half tbsp dried thyme
  • Half tbsp cayenne pepper


Download the method on the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App.

Try using the marinade on deliciously succulent BBQ ribs, yum! One of the best bits of the BBQ (apart from the smell of the hot coals) is all the condiments you get to add to your grub to make your burger or hotdog exactly how you like it. We love a generous dollop of limey guacamole on ours. To make your own guacamole using the Total Control Hand Blender Pro Set, you’ll need:

  • 75g cherry tomatoes
  • Half a red chilli de seeded
  • 65g fresh coriander
  • 1 avocado, halved, stoned and skin removed 
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste 

You can also find out all the steps needed to whip up your guacamole on the app.

Fruit Scones and Sweet & Sour Colada


 

 

Whatever happens with the weather, the Bank Holiday is definitely the perfect time to embrace the summer season and what could be better than celebrating with a batch of tasty fruit scones and an even fruitier mocktail? Our recipes are super easy to make using the Morphy Richards Total Control Stand Mixer and Blend Express, and are sure to wow your guests with a sweeter tooth.

To whisk up a batch of fruit scones using the Total Control Stand Mixer you’ll need:

  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 50g unsalted butter, cubed 
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 100g sultanas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 tbsp milk

Get all the steps you need on the Cook & Create app.

To wash down your indulgent scones (topped with clotted cream and strawberry jam of course), try a zesty and delicious Sweet & Sour Cocktail made using juicy strawberries and lemon sorbet whizzed up in the Morphy Richards Blend Express. The ingredients you’ll need are:

  • 135g strawberries
  • 100g lemon sorbet
  • 80ml elderflower cordial
  • 260ml apple juice
  • 4 ice cubes


You’ve guessed it, the step by step instructions are also on our app! It’s free to download and is packed full of tasty ideas to get your taste buds tingling.

You’ll find more great ideas for Bank Holiday Recipes over on our Pinterest board.


 



Share your bank holiday creations over on the Morphy Richards Facebook page. Have fun cooking!


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ATOMiST Ironing Parties

By Kirstie Jones | 17/05/2016 | Posted in Product Reviews

 


Last weekend, creased fabrics and tough-to-iron textiles were banished up and down the UK as our ATOMiST parties with Come Round took place across the nation. 150 people put the ATOMiST Vapour Iron to the test with help from their friends and family. 

The parties were a chance for people to see for themselves within their own home and with their own clothes, how well the ATOMiST performs.  The ATOMiST’s patented vapour mist technology penetrates deep into fabrics to help you tackle creases with ease, so you’ll have more time for everything else (like getting on with the party!) As the water for the mist is not heated, it will remain limescale free, so you can say goodbye to marks on your clothes and cleaning your iron…amazing right?

Here are some of our favourite bits from the Come Round parties that took place. You can take a look at all the pics from the event by searching for #ATOMiST on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.


“Ironing made easy with the new thermoglass Vapour Iron” - @fashitech
“The ATOMiST iron was great, it looks nice sat on your work top whilst ironing” - @dearlittledaisy
“Enjoying this glam iron” - @andrealynetteyoung
“Who knew an iron could be so beautiful!” - @jenvonabb

 


 
(Thanks to @bangontyle, @acrossthispage, @jacintaz03, @dearlittledaisy, Norman Noel, Rizniya Larif, @fashitect & Emma Rose for these photos.)


Want to read a full round up of the event and find out our reviewers’ thoughts on the ATOMiST iron? You can read all about it here:


Bang On Style Blog
XGemBeanX’s Blog
The Dadventurer

Watch the video reviews here:

Paul Brook
Louise Curtis
Vickie Cole

To see more about the ATOMiST, take a look at the Redefine hub, where you’ll also be able to check out the full Redefine range.

Did you take part in the #ATOMiST parties and are you still using your ATOMiST? Why not share your favourite photos on the Morphy Richards Facebook page?



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Spring Cleaning Top Tips!

By Kirstie Jones | 17/05/2016 | Posted in Household Cleaning

Last month over on the Morphy Richards Facebook page we asked for your top Spring Cleaning Tips, and you didn’t disappoint! There were so many great ideas we’ve turned our favourites into inspiring quotes you can save as handy reminders, or why not pin them to one of your boards on Pinterest? We’ve added them to ours! Take a look here.

 


You’ll find more top tips over on Facebook, where we’re also giving you the chance to win a SuperVac 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner! Simply let us know which of these top Spring Cleaning Tips you’ve tried for your chance to win. Good luck!

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Spring cleaning sorted!

By Kirstie Jones | 11/03/2016 | Posted in Floor Care

Is it time for the big deep clean of your home now spring has finally rolled around? Now winter’s on its way out having a thorough clean is a great way to pay some attention to those spots that get missed as part of your regular cleaning routine. Don’t miss our top tips on sprucing up your home from top to bottom, plus find out how you can win a Total Clean Fresh Steam Cleaner!

 

 
Have a process and a checklist


When you think about all the things that need cleaning in your home, it can be a bit overwhelming. The best way to tackle a deep clean or big spring clean is to have a clear process in mind. Before you even start cleaning, having a pre clean where you focus on decluttering and tidying up will make the cleaning process itself so much easier. Work out the order of how to move through your home and where you’ll clean first. If you live over two floors, starting upstairs and working your way down could be one method. Whichever room you tackle first, it can help to take a top to bottom approach, so start high up and think about dusting ceilings and light fittings and on top of cupboards, then work down to eye level and tackle furniture and worktops, before finishing off with the floors. This method also makes sure any dust you create high up gets cleaned up at the end. Having a checklist can also help you stay on track. We like this free printable list from the Living Well Spending Less blog.


Raid the cupboards

As well as stocking up on cleaning products, ingredients you’ve probably already got in your cupboards can be a good addition to your deep cleaning regime. For example, vinegar and baking soda can be used to get oil-based stains out of carpet. Lemon and salt can be used to clean stainless steel sinks and cream of tartare can help make small appliances like toasters look shiny and new again. 


Have the right equipment


Once you’ve got your checklist and process nailed, check you’ve got all the things you need to carry out the big clean. Think cleaning products as well as the basics like sponges, cloths, bin liners and paper towels. Once you get stuck into cleaning the last thing you’ll want to do is have to dash to the Supermarket for more supplies! The cleaning equipment you use can make a big difference to how efficient the cleaning process is. 

Banish dust from your home with the Morphy Richards Allergy Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner. This lightweight cylinder vacuum has variable suction control for different floor types and an integrated EPA filter, which retains 99.9% of household dust. 



The Total Clean Fresh Steam Cleaner is a great multi-tasker and can tackle a range of cleaning jobs from steaming work surfaces to getting rid of burnt on food on your hob and oven. With quick heat up time of 30 seconds and a continuous fill water tank, you can start steaming straight away and you don't have to turn the unit off to re-fill the tank allowing for more steaming time. Plus when you add your favourite detergent to the floor head it will leave your home smelling great when you’re done!
 


Once you’ve carried out the big deep clean, keep topped up with the SuperVac 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner. The lightweight, cordless model can also be used as a handheld device perfect for tackling curtains, upholstery and hard to reach places.


For your chance to win a Total Clean Fresh Steam Cleaner, simply head over to the Morphy Richards Facebook Page and share your spring cleaning tips!








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Perfect American Pancakes and Five Topping Ideas with a Twist

By Kirstie Jones | 08/02/2016 | Posted in Recipes

To celebrate Pancake Day this year we’ll be rustling up a giant stack of fluffy American style pancakes using the Total Control Stand Mixer. If you want a more traditional treat, we’ve got you covered with our recipe for pancakes topped with blueberries and maple syrup. But if you want to be a little bit braver this year, we’ve got also got five ideas for alternative topping combinations that shouldn’t work, but somehow totally do! 

American Pancakes Recipe

 


Ingredients:

1 tbsp baking powder
225g plain flour
Pinch of salt
1 tsp white sugar
2 large eggs (beaten)
30g butter (melted and cooled)
300 ml milk
Butter for frying
Blueberries and maple syrup for topping

Method:
  1. Simply add all of the ingredients into the Total Control Stand Mixer and mix until on speed 4 for 1.5 to 2 minutes, or until you’ve got a smooth batter. 
  2. Once the batter is mixed, transfer to a jug so it’s easier to pour into the pan. 
  3. Heat up a smooth, heavy based pan and add a small knob of butter before pouring in enough batter for one pancake at a time. 
  4. Remember to wait until the upper side of the pancake is bubbling before flipping onto the other side, which should take about 1 minute. 
  5. Repeat until you’ve used up all the batter.

Top tip:
Keep the pancakes you’ve made under the grill or in the oven on a low heat to keep them warm while you finish the batch. That way they’ll still all be warm when you assemble them into one giant stack!


Our Top Five Alternative Topping Combinations

Once you’ve got your stack ready and assembled, either top them with blueberries and warm maple syrup, or if you’re fancy something a little bit different, give one of these more unusual combinations a go.
  1. Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar 

    It sounds peculiar, but the sweet undertones of the balsamic vinegar bring out the sharpness in the strawberries for a delightful combination. Try chopping the strawberries in half, then drizzling on a splash of your finest balsamic vinegar dressing.

  2. Chocolate and Chilli 

    If you’ve ever tried chilli chocolate brownies you’ll know that this combination is a little bit weird but a lot wonderful. Try melting chocolate onto the pancakes and adding a few gratings of fresh red chilli for pancakes with a bit of a kick!

  3. Banana and Bacon

    Bacon and pancakes is an American breakfast staple, but when you add bananas into the mix it takes it to a whole new level (and totally makes them count towards one of your five a day!) Add chopped banana slices and crispy bacon rashers to your pancake stack and finish with a glug of maple syrup.

  4. Dark Chocolate and Parmesan 

    There’s something magical in the combination of salty and sweet flavours, which makes this seemingly strange pairing a match made in pancake heaven. Top your pancakes with melted dark chocolate and a light shaving of parmesan for an unusual twist you’ll love.

  5. Raspberries and Peanut Butter

    These two flavours come together for the classic American peanut butter and jelly sandwich, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be paired up on pancakes. Try smoothing peanut butter in between each pancake as you assemble your stack, then serve with raspberries scattered all over. 


Let us know which topping combinations you’ll be trying on our Facebook page – we love hearing all about your creations! You can find more great recipes to make with the Total Control Stand Mixer on the Cook & Create App, available to download on iTunes and Google Play

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