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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

By Alex Poole | 05/11/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Roasted Red pepper soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 160g Onion, quartered
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 200g Carrot, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 400g Red pepper, halved, de seeded, roasted
  • 300g Tomato
  • 1 Vegetable Stock
  • 900ml/31.6floz Water
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Pepper

Total recipe time: 73 minutes

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 28 Minutes

Serves: 4

Utensils list:

  • Chopping board
  • Peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • Roasting tray
  • Spoon Wooden or plastic
Preparation
  1. Peel and quarter the onion
  2. Peel the garlic
  3. Peel and quarter the carrot
  4. Halve and de seed the red pepper
  5. Halve the tomato
  6. Pre heat the oven to 200oc / Gas Mark 6

Cooking steps
  1. In a roasting tin as the onion wedges, carrot and red pepper skin side up, garlic and tomato
  2. Drizzle the olive oil and season with salt and ground black pepper
  3. Roast for 20 – 30 minutes in a preheated oven
  4. Carefully spoon the roasted vegetables into the jug along with the garlic and vegetable stock cube
  5. Fill with water up to the ‘MAX’ mark TIP: As an alternative to vegetable stock you can use chicken
  6. Attach the lid to the jug TIP: A beep will be heard and the icons will flash in sequence when the lid is on securely.
  7. Using the ‘Mode’ button, select the “Smooth” setting TIP: The numbers shown on screen indicate how long it will take before the soup is ready
  8. The Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the soup is ready, Turn off at the power socket, carefully remove the Lid, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve

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Mico Pork Burgers

By Alex Poole | 05/11/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Mico Pork Burgers

Ingredients:

  • a little vegetable oil
  • 150g minced pork
  • 30g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 40g onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ level tsp dried thyme
  • a little salt and pepper
  • a little salt and pepper

Method

  1. Lightly oil the metal pods of the Mico Egg
  2. Place the meat, breadcrumbs, onion, herbs and seasoning in a bowl and mix well with a fork. Then add enough of the beaten egg (a little less than half) to just bind the mixture together
  3. Form into two balls, and then and flatten slightly to fit into the metal pods.
  4. Place the metal pods into the Mico egg and add the lid on the base.
  5. Using an 800W microwave oven, cook for 8 minutes 45 seconds to 9 minutes.
  6. Serve with bread rolls, mustard and potato salad.

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Firecracker Mexican Chicken Soup

By Vicki Grant | 01/11/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Firecracker Mexican chicken soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 tsp chipotle chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 stalks fresh coriander
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 1 small can sweetcorn, drained
  • 1/4 an avocado per person, to serve
  • 15g crumbled feta per person, to serve
  • 1 herb wrap (eg weight watchers, bfree) to serve
Method:
  1. Add the chicken, chipotle, garlic, onion, cumin, paprika, tomatoes and stock to the soup maker and cook on the chunky setting.
  2. While the soup is cooking, slice your wrap into triangles and grill lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. When the soup is a few minutes away from being cooked, add your sweetcorn and mixed beans to the soup maker and cook until the timer is finished.
  4. Serve with chopped avocado, crumbled feta and coriander with your tortilla dippers on the side.

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Slow Cooked Butternut Squash Chili

By Vicki Grant | 31/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Butternut Squash Chili

The ideal vegetarian slow cooker recipe to keep you warm while watching the fireworks.

Ingredients:

  • 160g Onion, finely diced
  • 180g Mushrooms, halved
  • 500g Butternut squash, peeled, de seeded and cubed to 1 inch
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 2 inch Ginger, grated
  • 1 Red chili, De seeded, sliced
  • 400g Chickpeas, tinned, drained
  • 60g Quinoa
  • 400g Coconut milk, tinned
  • 400ml / 14floz Water
  • Handful Coriander, to garnish, chopped

Total recipe time: 265 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 250 minutes

Serves: 4


Preparation steps:
  1. Place the cooking pot into the slow cooker
  2. Peel and dice the onion
  3. De seed and slice the chili
  4. Peel, de seed and dice the butternut squash to roughly 1inch sq. TIP: To save time you can buy ready prepared from the supermarket
  5. Peel and roughly grate the ginger
  6. Open and drain the chickpeas

Cooking Steps:
  1. Place all of the ingredients into the cooking pot or sauce pan and stir to combine
  2. Put on the lid and using the control cook on High for 4 hours.
  3. When the cooking ends, turn the control knob off.
  4. Garnish with chopped coriander.

TIP: Season to taste and serve with basmati rice

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Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

By Vicki Grant | 30/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

Thank you to @fiona_slimmingworld_diaries for this great healthy seasonal soup recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 1 medium pumpkin chopped
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 700ml vegetable stock

Method:
  1. Add all ingredients to the soup maker and choose smooth. Add fresh coriander to serve.

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Prepstar Asian Slaw

By Vicki Grant | 30/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Asian Slaw

Created by @HungryHealthyHappy

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • Half a head of red cabbage
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • A thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 apple
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A handful of fresh mint and coriander
  • 2 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 2 tbsp cashews, finely chopped

Method:
  1. Add the largest grater attachment to your Prepstar and close the lid. Feed the carrots, cabbage and apple through the food shoot and use the food pusher to make sure they all go through.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the garlic, ginger, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and honey. Tip the grated vegetables in to the dressing and mix well.
  3. Pour the dressed vegetables in to a bowl and top with the sesame seeds, chopped chilli and cashew nuts.

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Butternut Squash & Chilli Halloween Soup

By Alex Poole | 18/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes, Soupmaker

butternut squash and chilli halloween soup

Created by our food blogger Becca Schrod, delicious and simple to create!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large butternut squash, deseeded and cut into chunks – leave the seeds on one side
  • 1 large red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped low calorie olive oil spray
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp paprika Salt and pepper to taste
  • 0% fat natural yoghurt to serve

Method:
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Roast the butternut squash, potato, garlic, paprika and chilli for 20 minutes in a roasting tin.
  3. Add the stock, roasted butternut squash & potato mix, onion and salt and pepper to the soup maker on the smooth setting.
  4. Whilst the soup is cooking, toast the butternut squash seeds in a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the soup with a swirl of 0% fat yoghurt and top with the toasted seeds.
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Slow Cooked Butter Chicken Curry

By Alex Poole | 18/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes, Slow cookers

Ingredients:

  • 60g Salted Butter
  • Chicken (depends on the serving)
  • 160g Onion (sliced) 160g 
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (crushed)
  • 15 Cardamom Pods (cracked open)
  • 2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp of Curry Powder
  • 400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 400g Tin of Coconut Milk
  • 125ml of Water 125ml
  • 4floz Salt Pinch and Pepper Pinch
Preparation:
  1. Place the cooking pot onto the base unit
  2. Peel and finely slice the onion using a sharp knife
  3. Place the cardamom into the pestle and bruise with the mortar ensuring all the pods are cracked opened. TIP: If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, use a can of soup, or similar and crack on a chopping board.
  4. Peel and crush the garlic cloves

Cooking:

  1. Place the chicken, onion, Cardamom, butter and garlic into the slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle over the cayenne pepper and curry powder.
  3. Pour over the tinned tomatoes, coconut milk and water.
  4. Gently stir to combine ensure the chicken is immersed in the liquid. TIP: Do not use a metal spoon as it may scratch the pot.
  5. Place the lid on the cooking pot and using the control know cook on the desired setting for the minimum time. TIP: Slow cooking setting depending on your cooking time. Low cooks slowly and succulent (8 – 10 hours) Medium cooks on a medium heat (6-8 hours) and High faster (4-6 hours)
  6. Carefully remove the cardamom pods. TIP: Be aware the dish and food will be hot. When the cooking ends, turn the control knob off.
  7. Serve immediately. TIP: Season to taste. Serve with white fluffy rice TIP: if you would like a thicker sauce - Place the cooking pot back on the hob and bring the liquid to the boil. Boil until it has reduced by half.
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Soup Up Nights! for Students

By Simonne Vickers | 19/09/2018 | Posted in Recipes, Soupmaker, soup, Saute Maker

Are you looking for cheap, healthy meals that are easy to make, especially after a long day of lectures? If so, then the answer to your student hunger problems is the Morphy Richards Soup and Saute Maker, helping you to make fresh, homemade soup in as little as 21 minutes. Whether your preference is smooth or chunky, this soup maker has 4 settings: smooth, chunky, juice and blend - you name it and we’ll soup it! It also has a large capacity of 1.6 litres, so if you live in a house share you can simply cook the soup and split the cost for up to 4 people!

Ace the start of university with these cheap and cheerful, simple-to-make student recipes, allowing you to branch out beyond classic egg and soldiers! Start off with one of our student favourites, Aromatic Thai Chicken Soup, which packs all the distinctive flavours of a Thai dish into a delicious healthy bowl of soup. This one is full of the good stuff!

 

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
160g onion
3 garlic cloves, grated
2 cm chunk of fresh, root ginger, grated
80g red bell pepper, diced
200g chicken, shredded
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. oyster sauce
1 chicken stock
1L water
Pinch salt
Pinch pepper

Preparation:
  1. Peel and finely chop the onion
  2. Peel and finely grate the ginger and garlic
  3. Dice the red pepper
  4. Shred the pre-cooked chicken

Cooking steps:

  1. Add oil into the Soup and Sauté maker. Press the ‘sauté’ button. Leave the oil to heat up for one minute. Leave the lid off when sautéing. TIP: The sauté button will turn from red to green when the jug begins to heat up
  2. Add the chopped onion, garlic, ginger and bell pepper to the jug and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon / spatula
  3. Add the chicken, soy sauce and oyster sauce then sauté for 1 minutes, stirring continuously
  4. Turn off the sauté function by pressing the ‘Sauté’ button. TIP: The sauté button will turn red when it is turned off
  5. Add the chicken stock cube and chicken, season with salt and pepper. Then fill the jug with water up to the ‘MAX’ mark and stir
  6. Place the lid on the jug. TIP: A beep will be heard and the icons will flash in sequence when the lid is on securely
  7. Using the ‘Mode’ button, select the ‘Chunky’ setting
  8. The Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the soup is ready – now Soup Up, and enjoy!

Let us know if you’ll be giving our Thai Chicken soup recipe a try on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or tag us in your soup creations using #SoupUp on Instagram

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Soup Up Nights! With Mexican Bean Soup

By Simonne Vickers | 22/09/2017 | Posted in Recipes, Soupmaker

This autumn we’re bringing you bowls of inspiration with our Soup Up! Campaign - look out for tasty recipes for quick, easy and nutritious soups, perfect for a last minute health kick before Christmas or to simply warm up the colder autumn evenings. Our range of Morphy Richards soup makers are a must have kitchen gadget at this time of year. This must-have kitchen gadget allows you to quickly and simply make your favourite flavour of soup, served straight to the bowl, without the time-consuming process of standing over a hob.

With a range of recipes from vegetarian classics to hearty favourites, discover delicious soups on our Cook & Create app, available on the App Store, or from Google Play and look out for more soupspiration on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page.

First up, this recipe for Mexican Bean Soup is the ideal dish to get you in the autumnal spirit; a little bit spicy, comforting, and utterly delicious, this soup is easy to make and something quick and tasty to come home to after a day of braving the chilly autumn weather. This chunky, wholesome soup is the ideal meal solution for working lunches, or can be topped with a handful of nachos and a spoonful of guacamole for a warming meal during winter nights. 


Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 160g finely chopped onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 80g finely chopped red pepper
  • 150g diced sweet potato
  • 400g canned kidney beans
  • 400g tinned tomatoes
  • 2 Tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 vegetable stock
  • 900ml water
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • A swirl of double cream

Method:

Cooking steps:

1. Using the Total Control Soup Maker, add the oil into the jug, then press the ‘sauté’ button. Leave the oil to heat up for one minute
2. Add the chopped onion, garlic and pepper and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon
3. Stir in the sweet potato and sauté for a further 2 minutes
4. Add the tinned kidney beans, chopped tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, vegetable stock and season with salt and pepper. Then add the water and give it a final stir
5. Place the lid on the jug 
6. Using the ‘Mode’ button, select the ‘Chunky’ setting, and set the portion size to 4
7. The Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the soup is ready. Turn off at the power socket, unplug the power cable then carefully remove the lid and serve into bowls, finishing off with a swirl of double cream

Do you like the look of this recipe? Let us know if you’ll be giving it a try on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or tag us in your soup creations using #SoupUp on Instagram 






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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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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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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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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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Guilt be gone with these healthy snack time recipes

By Aimee Cutino | 22/01/2016 | Posted in Recipes

It’s the time of year where everyone’s on a ‘get healthy’ mission after weeks of indulgence over the festive period. Want to keep to your healthy new lifestyle? Of course you do! The key to sticking to a healthier diet is making sure that you don’t get bored of what you’re eating. Why not spruce up your wellness regime with these easy to make guilt free snacks? 

To help you keep motivated, we’re giving you 10%* off the Total Control Hand Blender Work Centre, the Sauté and Soup Maker and the Easy Blend Deluxe.  Simply add the code BLOG10 to the voucher box for the discount to be applied. Hurry! Offer ends 31st January. 


Tasty hummus  

Swap the unhealthy dips and spreads for deliciously nutritious hummus. Super quick and easy to make, hummus always tastes better when it’s homemade. So break out the Total Control Hand Blender Work Centre and let’s get cracking! 


 

 
Ingredients:


  • 400g chickpeas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 75ml Tahini paste
  • Pinch of a salt
  • Pinch of fresh coriander 
  • Cayenne pepper (to serve) 

Method:

  1. Peel the clove of garlic and chop in half
  2. Cut the lemons in half. Using a juicer, squeeze all the juices out of the lemon. For a more zesty flavour, try adding the juice of another lemon
  3. Fit the chopping blade into the bowl of the Total Control Hand Blender Work Centre
  4. Place all of the ingredients (except the liquid from the tin of chickpeas) into the bowl. Make sure you keep the chickpea liquid aside for later
  5. Attach the lid to the bowl and then fasten the main unit to the lid
  6. On speed 7, blend in short bursts. Stop every so often and scrape the sides of the bowl with a plastic spatula
  7. In a separate bowl, mix together the juice from the final lemon with the chickpea juice
  8. Add small amounts of this juice at a time to suit personal taste 
  9. Once all mixed together, season to your taste before serving in a bowl. Top tip: why not add some fresh coriander and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for decoration?
Quick and easy falafel 

Spice up your snack time regime with this Middle Eastern classic.  Grab the Total Control Hand Blender Work Centre for a fast, low-carb, snack.


 

 
Ingredients:
  • 400g chickpeas
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 30g fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp harissa paste
  • 1 ½ tbsp plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tbsp sunflower oil
Method:
  1. Drain and rinse the canned chickpeas before patting them dry with kitchen paper
  2. Peel and dice the red onion
  3. Peel the clove of garlic and cut in half
  4. Remove the stalks from the fresh parsley
  5. Fit the chopping blade into the bowl
  6. Add the chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, harissa page, flour and salt into the bowl
  7. Fit the lid and the main unit to the bowl
  8. Blend the ingredients using the Precision  Control Trigger on speed  7, blending in short bursts for around 40 seconds until fairly smooth 
  9. Shape the blended mixture into four patties
  10. Place the patties onto a plate, cover with cling film and refrigerate until needed
  11. Once ready to use , heat the sunflower oil in a non-stick frying pan
  12. When the sunflower oil is hot, carefully add the patties and gently fry for around three minutes on each side until golden
Delicious raspberry smoothie

Enjoying one of your five a day has never been easier. This deliciously healthy smoothie will soon be one of your snack time favourites; it’s already one of ours! Ready in just four simple steps, this is just one of the many recipes that you can create in your Sauté and Soup Maker



 


Ingredients:
  • 300g raspberries
  • 900ml low fat raspberry yoghurt
  • 300ml semi skimmed milk
Method:
  1. Place all of the ingredients into the jug and stir thoroughly
  2. Place the lid on the jug
  3. Using the ‘mode’ button, select the ‘juice’ setting and wait for two minutes until the Sauté and Soup Maker has finished
  4. The Sauté and Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the smoothie is ready. Pour into a cold glass and enjoy. Chill the remainder for the rest or the week or pop in the freezer for a longer storage life. 

For more quick and easy snack recipes, why not download our new Cook ‘n Create app? You can download it from iTunes or Google Play.


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Three Tasty Soups for Winter

By Kirstie Jones | 09/12/2015 | Posted in Recipes

Cold and wet weather means it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy hearty soup. To help you keep warm this winter we’re bringing you three delicious recipes to transform classic ingredients into tasty soups you’ll love, including two recipes from the Morphy Richards Cook & Create App

 


Winter Vegetable Soup

Based on our Basic Vegetables Soup recipe from the Cook & Create App this soup can be adapted to use all your favourite seasonal vegetables; from sprouts to red cabbage or carrots and parsnips, mix and match your favourite veggies to create your very own festive flavour combinations.

Ingredients:
  • 700g assorted vegetables, diced
  • Water (to MAX mark)
  • 2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
  • Salt and ground black pepper
Method:
  • Fill the Soup and Smoothie Maker past the MIN mark with your selection of diced vegetables. 
  • Add the vegetable or chicken stock cubes and fill to the MAX mark with water.
  • Select the smooth setting. Once the soup is ready, season to taste and serve. Try serving with toasted rosemary croutons for an even tastier treat.
Pea, Ham & Mint Soup


This quick and easy recipe from the Cook & Create App makes a tasty, hearty soup that’s perfect for this time of year. This is also a great way to use ham hock leftovers!

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600g peas
  • Fresh mint 20g 
  • 225g ham, roughly chopped or shredded
  • 100g potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 ham stock cube
  • 800ml boiling water
  • 75ml crème fraiche
  • Salt and ground black pepper
Method:
  • Make the ham stock by adding the stock cube to the boiling water. Stir well. 
  • Place the peas, mint, shredded ham, diced potato and hot stock liquid into the Soup and Smoothie Maker and select the smooth setting.
  • When the soup is ready, season to taste and add the olive oil and the crème fraiche to the jug, re-attach the lid and use the ‘Mode’ button to select the ‘Blend’ setting.
  • Press and hold the ‘Select On/Off’ button to blend the soup for 20 seconds before serving. Easy! 

Roasted Parsnip and Bacon Soup

What could be better than a tasty parsnip soup on a cold winter’s day? Parsnip and bacon soup! Topped with crispy bacon, this indulgent soup is a tasty twist on a Christmas classic.

Ingredients:

  • 5 – 6 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 4 large shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 6 bay leaves 
  • 470ml water
  • 60ml white wine
  • 1 – 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
Method:
  • Roast the parsnips at 200 degrees C for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown, turning them once during cooking. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Meanwhile, in a large pan cook the bacon strips until crisp. 
  • Remove the bacon and set aside, reserving 2tbsp of bacon fat in the pan. 
  • Add the butter and shallots and sauté until the shallots are golden brown. Reserve 2tbsp of the cooked shallots to use as a garnish. 
  • Cut the bacon into thin strips then add some of the bacon to the shallot garnish mix. 
  • Add the cooked parsnips into the pan with the leftover bacon fat. Add the bacon, stock and bay leaves and leave to simmer for 20mins. 
  • Once cooked, remove the bay leaves then blend using the Total Control Hand Blender at speed 4, adding the wine and water as required until the soup has reached the desired consistency. 
  • Season with salt and pepper then serve topped with the shallots and bacon mixture. Delicious!

If you’re inspired to get cooking, there are a variety of inspirational  recipes available on our Cook & Create App. You can download it from iTunes or Google Play. For more food inspiration keep an eye on our Facebook page for Christmas day cooking tips from My Virgin Kitchen’s Barry Lewis. He’ll be sharing four ideas on recipes you can make ahead to help the big day go smoothly! 




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Make your Bonfire Night a fiery success with these three quick wins

04/11/2015 | Posted in Recipes

Bonfire Night is one of our favourite nights of the year; it's the perfect excuse to invite friends and family over for a get together to watch ‘sparks fly’ and cosy up by the fire. 

However, the best bit of the night is the array of treats that go hand in hand with the occasion. From hot dogs to toffee apples and parkin, the foody traditions of 5th of November are some of the best of the year.

Once again, the Morphy Richards Baking Surgery is here to help! If you're hosting a Bonfire Night party or just looking for some seasonal inspiration to add to your baking repertoire, these three recipe ideas will help your cooking skills skyrocket! Featuring tips from My Virgin Kitchen’s Barry Lewis, we’ve got plenty of ideas to inspire you from quick and easy snacks to tasty Bonfire treats. #TogetherWellMakeIt



 



Tomato soup – the perfect winter warmer

This hearty soup with a modern twist will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside – perfect for watching fireworks out in the cold.

Simply download the Cook and Create app from either the App Store or from Google Play and search for Italian Tomato Soup. Then follow four simple steps to deliciously tasty tomato soup using the Morphy Richards Sauté and Soup Maker. For a more fiery taste, why not add a pinch of cayenne or some chilli flakes? 

The Sauté and Soup Maker just received a review of 5/5 from the Daily Mail (yes, we like to brag) and for a limited time only you can get an extra 10% off with the voucher code TOTAL10. Perfect for kicking off your Christmas shopping! 


Firework marshmallow pops

This week’s Baking Surgery winner, Lauren Woodall was looking for a quick and easy fix for her sugar craving and it didn’t quite go to plan. Morphy Richards have come to the rescue with the perfect sweet treat solution from our brand ambassador, Barry Lewis of My Virgin Kitchen, to make sure preparing for your Bonfire Night as easy as possible!

These firework marshmallow pops will go down a treat with kids…and the big kids (we’re looking at you parents!). Follow these quick and easy steps for a real taste explosion. 

Ingredients:
  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • Approx. 200g of milk chocolate/ baking chocolate 
  • Sprinkles / hundreds & thousands
  • 1 packet of popping candy/ pop rocks
  • Bamboo skewers

Method:

  1. Break up the chocolate into small chunks, melt in a bowl over simmering water until smooth. Top tip: if you have impatient kids that want to eat their creation straight away, use good quality baking chocolate as it sets quicker than regular milk chocolate. 
  2. While you’re waiting for your chocolate to melt, push the skewers into the marshmallows (we’d suggest one marshmallow per skewer) and mix your sprinkles and popping candy in a bowl. 
  3. Once your chocolate is completely melted dunk your marshmallow skewers so that they’re completely coated in chocolate. 
  4. Roll the chocolate marshmallows in the sprinkles mixture to coat and then return to the baking tray. 
  5. Place them in the fridge for about 15 minutes so that your chocolate can set, then tuck right in and enjoy! 


Yet another bonfire night classic with a twist…baked potato hot dogs


What keeps you warm on a cold winter’s night when you’re stood around a bonfire…? Hot dogs of course! 

This year, why not change it up and swap the bread buns for baked potatoes? This great recipe from Barry Lewis, really will blow your mind! It’s so easy to make and will go down a treat with the family. Get the full recipe by watching the video here

Get more baking hints and tips from our Barry Lewis at our Baking Surgery page. #TogetherWellMakeIt




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Great British Fake Off: Top baking cheats and tips

By Aimee Pearson | 27/08/2015 | Posted in Recipes

Do you spend every episode of GBBO salivating at the assortment of delicious treats on your television, but have no idea how to make them?

Get your baking apron ready as we’ve compiled a list of top hints and tips that can help even the most inexperienced cook rival Mary and Paul.

These handy hints will help you on your way to becoming a star baker!

  1. In week one of GBBO, the contestants were put through their paces by having to recreate Mary’s Walnut Cake. The BIG problem was the shiny, boiled icing on top of it, which defeated many of the aspiring bakers whose attempts were “grainy”. To avoid this, make sure your icing is perfectly light and marshmellowy by using the whisk function of the Total Control Hand Blender Workcentre, which builds speed gradually to ensure that exactly the right amount of power is used to prevent sudden jerks and splatters while blending. 

     


  2. When using ingredients like nuts, it’s important to ensure that they’re never too fine or coarse- we’re looking at you, Ian. Try using the chopping function of your Total Control Hand Blender Workcentre for perfectly chopped walnuts. 

     


  3. Impressed by Paul Jagger’s Cecil the Lion bread on GBBO last week? More of a basic bread baker than a daring dough devil? Keep it simple and classy with the Total Control Plastic Stand Mixer for effortless bread every time. Making the perfect loaf has never been easier! The Total Control Plastic Stand Mixer delivers the right amount of power at the right time, ensuring that your dough will always be knock-out!

     


  4. If presentation isn’t your strong-point, you can still create beautiful cakes by simply sieving icing sugar through a doyly. The sugar will settle on your cake in a stunning pattern, tricking everyone into thinking that you have slaved over the decoration for hours. Perfect if you are running short of time- it’s just a shame Nadiya didn’t know this trick to spruce up her biscuit box at the last minute.

     


  5. If you don’t happen to have a piping bag on hand, you can create one using a humble sandwich bag- not as fancy, but a great cost-effective alternative. Simply add your icing to the bag, twist the top end of the bag, cut off one of the bottom corners and use as normal.

     


  6. Filling your piping bag can be a messy job, why not try folding the top of the bag over a cup to give yourself a stable base and an extra hand to help for an easier filling process?

     


  7. These hints and tips will help you on your way to creating a 'show stopper', so relax and have fun with your baking!
Now you’re on your way to being a baking pro, why not share your creations with us on Facebook and Twitter, or Tweet us live during the next GBBO episode?

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Mix and match your spices

By Naomi Biltcliffe | 03/08/2015 | Posted in Recipes

If you don’t know your cardamom pod from your vanilla pod, or you’re confused between your garlic and your garam masala, then turn to this handy little guide before you next reach for the spice rack and we’ll see you right.

 


First off, don’t feel the need to use all the spices at your disposal; it can be easy to slip into the trap of thinking that the more flavours you add to a dish, the better it will taste, but this isn’t the case.
 
Choose a few select spices which complement the food and use them relatively sparingly. If in doubt, garlic is usually a good option for a taste sensation, without being too overpowering. You also can’t go wrong if you fling a bit of salt and black pepper into your dish.

Different cuisines have different recognisable flavours – lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves provide an iconic Thai flavour, whereas cardamom and cumin are often used in Indian curries. Rosemary is popular in Mediterranean cooking, along with thyme and oregano.

Make sure all of your seasoning is stored in dry, sealed containers in order to maintain the flavour and keep them fresher for longer – otherwise you could find yourself throwing spoonfuls into your cooking without noticing a difference.

Don’t know where to start? How about with this easy to make Italian Matriciana pasta sauce, using your Total Control Hand Blender Workcentre? See how the addition of garlic, chilli and black pepper create a fusion of flavour to a simple recipe. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 onion (130g) finely chopped 
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed 
  • ½ green chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped 
  • 1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 100g bacon, rind removed and chopped 
  • 400g can plum tomatoes
  • 100ml (120g) passata 
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh boiled pasta to serve
  • Parmesan cheese to serve
Method:


  1. Place the oil in a large saucepan (do not use non-stick), and heat for a few minutes. 
  2. Gently fry the onion, garlic and chilli for 2- 3 minutes without browning, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. 
  3. Add the chopped bacon to the pan and fry for a further minute. Place the lid on the pan and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes. 
  4. Add the plum tomatoes, passata and wine, season with a little salt and pepper to taste. 
  5. Place the lid on the pan and simmer gently for 25 minutes, or until the onions are tender. 
  6. Ten minutes before the sauce is ready, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions. 
  7. Use the Blending Leg at speed 4 on the Variable Speed Control to make a smooth sauce. This can be done in the pan as long as the pan does not have a non-stick coating. Start the hand blender using the Precise Control Trigger, gently moving it across the pan until the desired consistency is achieved. For a smooth sauce, this should take about a minute. 
  8. Drain the pasta then stir the sauce through it. Heat through if necessary then serve immediately with Parmesan cheese.

Once you have got the knack of spice mixtures, share your tips and tricks with other inexperienced cooks on our Facebook and Twitter channels – you may even pick up a few more tips yourself!

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Chill out with this easy summer recipe for ‘cool’ gazpacho

By Rosie Wardale | 07/07/2015 | Posted in Recipes

During the scorching summer months, lunch decisions can be a nightmare. Microwaved soup? Pah, too warm for that. Soggy cheese and tomato sarnie? Not appealing. Same old chicken salad? Boring!

But there is one food that is refreshingly cool and will leave you feeling full and satisfied well into the afternoon: Gazpacho.

This fresh, Spanish classic is flavoursome, takes minimal effort to prepare and can be personalised to suit your tastes. As if you need further convincing, it’s also kind to your waistline, as it’s packed full of vitamin-rich vegetables – so no guilt required.

No matter what your expertise is in the kitchen, gazpacho only requires a handful of ingredients and a hand blender or food processor. Morphy Richards’ new Total Control Hand Blender is the perfect helping hand, as it’s powerful enough to whizz through any recipe with ease, and it’s versatile to suit your food preparation needs.  

To get you started, why not have a go at this simple gazpacho recipe to try at home? 

Ingredients
  • 1 slice country-style bread, about 1" thick, crusts removed
  • 2 small cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 lb. very ripe tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. sherry vinegar
  • 1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Soak bread for 1⁄2 hour in a small bowl in water to cover. Squeeze out moisture with your hands.
  2. Purée bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and 1 cup water in a food processor until very smooth.
  3. Push purée through a coarse sieve with the back of a wooden spoon. Gazpacho should be fairly thin. Season to taste with salt.
  4. Chill gazpacho in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Adjust seasoning. Serve in individual glasses, or in soup bowls with garnishes on the side.

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