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Morphy ‘Innovators’ Review – The English Kitchen, Flavour Savour

By Chris Bennett | 07/09/2018 | Posted in Kitchen, Product Reviews, Morphy 'Innovators'

Now that the clocks have gone back by an hour, we’re well and truly into slow cooker season. Last month, several of our ‘House Proud Innovators’ were sent a Morphy Richards Flavour Savour to review. The first ‘Innovator’ to review this slow cooker was Marie who blogs at ‘The English Kitchen‘, you can visit her original blog post here.

A Slow Cooker with a wonderful Difference and some tasty Meals!

In October as a part of the Morphy Richards House Proud Innovator scheme I was sent a lovely 4.5 litre Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker. As a House Proud Innovator I am encouraged to put the appliances I am sent through their paces and to really give them a good work out, something which I am always happy to do.

I am no stranger to slow cooking. I often use my slow cooker and in fact have two sizes already, both Morphy Richard’s as well. I use them most often on Sundays and will cook a meat dish in the larger one and then a side dish in the smaller one.

The new Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker though is a machine with a big difference. You can use it in three different ways, which makes it very versatile and useful for more than just slow cooking. The Flavour Savour has 3 in 1 cooking functions, meaning you can seal, fast stew and slow cook all by using the one machine. The pan heats to around 200 degrees giving you an excellent sealing functionality, which means that you are able to brown any meat you are cooking without having to use a separate pot for that purpose. You can now brown and slow cook in the same pan. That is one function that I really loved with this machine.

It has a beautiful glass lid, which means that you are able to look inside and see what’s going on without lifting the lid, with cool touch handles which makes it very easy to transport from one location to another. With the older models that have a ceramic insert, this just isn’t easy to do. The cooking pot is also dish washer safe, which is a real bonus!

I found the instructions very easy to follow, which is also a bonus. I find that as I am getting older I often have a difficult time understanding instructions . . . blame my menopausal mind! I had no problem with this. The instructions were clear and concise.

Here it is plugged in and warming up to brown some meat in the cookpot. That function worked really well. I was well pleased.

The first dish I cooked in it was a proper slow cooking recipe, using pieces of chicken and a sauce, called Crock Pot Barbeque Chicken. As you can see it turned out quite deliciously scrummy! This I served with rice and a vegetable on the side.

*Crock Pot Barbeque Chicken*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

Tender, sticky delicious chicken. You can use only breasts or a combination of breasts and thighs. Delicious.

4 to 6 pieces of boneless, skinless chicken
1 bottle barbeque sauce (I used the Jack Daniels one)
1 ounces white vinegar (1/4 cup)
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 ounces soft light brown sugar (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 tp 1 tsp garlic powder

Place your chicken pieces into the slow cooker. Stir together the barbeque sauce, vinegar, pepper flakes, brown sugar and garlic powder. Pour this over top of the chicken and give it a stir. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

The next recipe I tested on it was for a Crock Pot Beef Dip Sandwich. I love Beef Dip Sandwiches. It was always one of my favourite things to order when I lived in Canada and we would go out for supper. I remember having a particularly delicious one in Winnipeg Manitoba back in 1977 whilst we were waiting to board a train for Calgary. (You know something is good when 30 years later you are still thinking about it!)

This recipe is one I found online (forgive me as I can’t remember where right now). The meat turned out deliciously tender and we both enjoyed this very much. I will make again. It was almost as good as that one back in 1977, and I loved that I could brown the roast a bit first by using that function in the Flavour Savour.

*French Dip Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker*
Serves 6 to 8
Printable Recipe

Easy to make and oh so delicious with meltingly tender beef tucked into a soft roll, topped with cheese and then served with a beef broth for dipping.

1 medium brown skinned onion, peeled and thinly sliced
6 fluid ounces beef broth/stock (3/4 cup)
2 fluid ounces dark soy sauce (1/4 cup)
4 fluid ounces water (1/2 cup)
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS grainy mustard
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
3 pounds beef roast for braising (I used a rolled brisket)
Salt and pepper to taste

To serve:
6 to 8 soft sandwich rolls
6 to 8 slices of provolone cheese, or an equivalent
amount of grated emmenthal cheese
one pint of beef broth (about 2 1/4 cups)

Rub the beef all over with some salt and pepper. Place the onion slices in the bottom of the crock pot. Stir together the beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, mustard, garlic and water. Put the beef into the crock pot on top of the onions. Pour the broth mixture over top. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until meltingly tender.

To serve, warm the rolls and cut open. Shred the cooked beef and pile onto the warmed rolls, top with some of the onion and a bit of the juice from the pan, along with a slice of cheese. Close over, cut in half diagonally and serve along with a small bowl of beef broth for each person to dip their sandwich in.

I then decided to test out it’s normal cookery function and did a tasty stew in it. I was able to brown my meat and vegetables perfectly and then proceed as per the recipe. At the end we were rewarded with a deliciously tasty Irish Lamb and Barley Stew.

As you can see the lamb was beautifully browned. Stews gain a lot of their flavour from the browning step. All those rich caramelized meat juices really add a lot of taste and colour to the gravy.

*Irish Lamb and Barley Stew*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

A delicious stew that cooks either on top of the stove or in the slow cooker.

2 TBS olive oil
1 kg (2 pounds) diced lamb shoulder
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped coarsely
2 sticks of celery, trimmed and chopped coarsely
1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped coarsely
1/2 small swede, peeled and chopped coarsely
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
1 litre of chicken stock (4 cups)
1/2 litre of boiling water (2 cups)
200g of pearl barley (1 cup)
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped coarsely
1/2 of a small savoy cabbage, finely shredded
a handful of flat leaf parsely, coarsely chopped

Heat half of the oil in a large saucepan; cook the lamb, in batches until browned. Remove from the pan. Add the remaining oil and heat. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally until they begin to soften. Return the lamb to the pan, along with the stock, water, barley and thyme. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, for 1 hour, covered. Add the potato and simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered, until tender. Add the cabbage and simmer for about 10 minutes longer, uncovered, or just until the cabbage is tender. Discard the thyme. Serve the stew ladled out into heated bowls and sprinkled with the parsley.

Note: if using the slow cooker, brown the meat and vegetables and then put them into the cooker along with the barley, hot stock and water and the herbs. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. Add the potatoes and recover. Cook on high for 35 to 40 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook, uncovered on high for 10 to 15 minutes.

Finally I decided to try making some buttery toasted nuts in it. This is the time of year when these are really handy to have around. People will be dropping by off and on during the holidays which are coming up all too quickly and savoury nuts are a delicious little bite to serve along with a drink. (Next time I am going to try a sweet variety) As you can see they turned out fabulous in the Flavour Savour!

*Crock Pot Butter Roasted Pecans*
Makes 6 cups
Printable Recipe

Moreishly buttery and scrummy.

4 ounces butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 pounds pecan halves
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Optional ingredients:
garlic powder
onion powder
dried herbs (savoury, basil, oregano)

Place the butter into a 4.5 litre slowcooker. Heat on high for about half an hour to melt the butter. Add the pecans and toss to coat with the butter. Cover and cook on high for 1/2 hour. Uncover and cook on high for another 2 1/2 hours, giving them a stir every 1/2 hour. (You want to keep an eye on them and stir them often so that they don’t catch as you are cooking them on a high temperature.) At the end of that time they should be nicely roasted. Spread out onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with the sale and pepper, and any optional ingredients you wish to use. Give them a good stir together and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

All in all I am very pleased with this machine. It has a lovely round shape which fits well into my kitchen. The cord is of a nice length and also stores very easily in the base when you want to put it away. I love that the cooking pot and lid wash up beautifully in the dish washer. I love that I can brown and stew with it, as well as slow cookin on a low, medium or high temperature . . . and I just adored the keep warm function, which means that it will hold your food for a further 2 hours at a warm temperature without over cooking it.

I would give the Morphy Richards Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker a full 10 out of 10 points for ease, looks and functionality.

Many thanks to Chris and the Morphy Richards people for having afforded me the opportunity to put it through it’s paces. I would highly recommend this machine to anyone, absolutely.

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Super Autumn Cleaning With Supervac

14/09/2017

It’s the time of year when after the long, busy summer with kids running in and out, toys everywhere and that holiday suitcase you definitely should have unpacked by now, your home starts to feel like it could do with a freshen up. Plus, as the autumn weather rolls in, you’ve got to start dealing with wet wellies, muddy shoes and bits of leaves, never mind what the pets drag in! It’s time for a big autumn tidy up, and the Supervac Deluxe 32V is here to help deep clean your home with ease.


 



This new model of Supervac is our most powerful yet, and combines the performance power of a corded vacuum, with the versatility of being cord-free. You can easily move between the different rooms in your home without having to stop and unplug the machine when you run out of cable, or worse, having to avoid tripping yourself up!

Best of all, the Morphy Richards Supervac Deluxe 32V can be used in three different cleaning modes, so deep cleaning every nook and cranny of your home is easy. In upright mode, you can clean all floor types including carpeted and tiled. Plus, with a press of a button the machine drops down into backsaver mode so you can easily clean underneath low-lying furniture. In handstick mode, you can reach up high to all the forgotten corners of your home – cobwebs be gone! In handheld mode cleaning your stairs or even the deepest cracks of your car is a breeze as you won’t need to lug a heavy vacuum with you.

The Supervac Deluxe 32V has a long running time of 60 minutes so you can tackle the big autumn clean without a flat battery getting in your way. Plus, with three speed settings you can add a boost of power for the dirtiest areas of your home.

Are you planning on deep cleaning your home this autumn? Let us know your top tips on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page.


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Win An Accents Coffee Bundle Deal!

By Kirstie Jones | 24/08/2017 | Posted in coffee machine

Are you a coffee lover wanting to give your kitchen a makeover? You’re in luck! We’re giving you the chance to win the complete Accents coffee bundle, in either stylish black or standout red.

This fantastic prize includes the new Accents Coffee Capsule Machine; the latest addition to the Accents family. Compatible with Nespresso capsules as well as Morphy Richards’ very own U:Pod capsule collection, it’s the perfect machine to make a delicious coffee you’ll love. With a large 1.4l water tank for fewer refills, the machine is easy to use as well as looking stylish and modern.

The bundle deal prize also includes a milk frother, to give even more choices when it comes to making your perfect morning cuppa. Make delicious cappuccinos or lattes with perfectly frothy milk on top of a tasty espresso.

The prize wouldn’t be complete without including the iconic Accents Kettle and Toaster set. A popular Morphy Richards style, the kettle includes a large 6-cup capacity and a limescale filter in the spout for a perfect beverage every time. The matching 4 slice toaster has all the features you could need in a toaster including variable browning control, and looks great paired with the rest of the Accents collection.

This fantastic bundle is worth over £328, but is now on offer at only £179.99. For your chance to win this amazing prize, take part in the Facebook competition taking place until 3rd September 2017. Head to the Morphy Richards Facebook page to enter – good luck!



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How To Make The Most Of Your Steam Generator

23/08/2017

For the steam-gen converts among you who’d never dream of using an ordinary iron again, you’ll know just how much easier it is to tackle a huge pile of ironing when you’ve got the added boost of steam power. To help you love using a steam generator even more, we’ve got five top tips on using a machine such as our most powerful steam gen, the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite, to up your ironing game to expert levels!

 

Tackle Multiple Layers

With 200g of pressurised steam power, the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite can easily tackle folded fabrics and penetrate through multiple layers. Try folding up larger items such as bedsheets to cut down on the time it takes.

Use A Steam Boost

For the most difficult to iron fabrics or when you’re faced with dried in, embedded creases, you can use a steam boost, providing even more power to help soften the fabric fibres. The Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite has a steam boost offering 310g of added pressure, to give your ironing a surge of power when you need it.

Swap Simply Between Fabrics

Whether you’re tackling lighter fabrics like summer dresses or kids school uniforms, or you’re taking on tougher materials that are more difficult to iron such as denim, you can cut through creases in any garment in no time thanks to the power of steam combined with a Ceramaslide Soleplate like that on the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite – you’ll glide through your ironing pile in no time.

Try Vertical Steaming

If you’ve ever been faced with having to get creases out of a delicate garment, you might have tried hanging it in a bathroom to help the steam do its thing. With a powerful steam generator, you can create the same effect in much less time! Simply allow the steam to pass lightly over the item of clothing in question to help the creases soften away. You can also use the steam-gen in vertical mode to clean and refresh the upholstery around your home. 

Maintain Your Machine

To keep your machine working at its best and to maintain the maximum amount of steam pressure, it’s important not to let limescale build up inside. The unique, completely automatic self-cleaning function of the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite means you’ll never have to worry about this again and will always be able to iron like a pro every time.


Have you been converted to using a steam-generator iron? Let us know if you’ve tried the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page.



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A Perfect Coffee with Friends

By Kirstie Jones | 07/08/2017 | Posted in Coffee Makers, coffee machine

There’s not many problems a chat with a friend over a cup of coffee can’t solve. The good news is, you don’t need to step out of your door to enjoy a decent cuppa, and you don’t need to spend a fortune either. The U:pod Nespresso compatible coffee capsules are amazing value from just 15p per pod, and they taste great too. Next time you fancy a coffee with your besties, invite them over for a drink instead (you can even stay in your pyjamas if you really want to!)


The U:pod range of capsules are made in Italy using a mixture of Arabica and Robusta beans roasted in a traditional way, and come in a variety of different flavours and strengths. Discover some of our favourite blends:

With Friends

Sit and reminisce with your closest friends with this tasty blend featuring hints of cocoa and toasted notes. Strong at 8/10 intensity, this delicious coffee has chocolate, caramel and delicate fruit notes.

After Dinner

This blend is the perfect choice of after dinner coffee capsule. It has a delicious combination of chocolate, caramel, hazelnut and dried fruit notes with hints of citrus, making it the perfect sweet finish to a meal. Medium intensity 7/10.

Kick Start

Looking for a tasty start to your morning that won’t break the bank? The U:pod Kickstart blend packs a punch with a strength of 9/10 and features subtle flavours of fruit and stronger ones of cocoa in an intense concentrate.

Moment

This blend is ideal any time of day, whether you’re sharing with a friend or enjoying a quiet moment alone. Enjoy an easy to drink light flavour with a strength of 6/10.

After Dark

Boost your energy levels in the evening with the enjoyable combination of sweet, woody and spicy flavours found in the U:pod After Dark coffee capsules. These are our strongest with an intensity of 10/10.

For a delicious coffee every day, equip yourself with our Accents Coffee Capsule Machine, a traditional POD coffee machine that is compatible with Nespresso capsules, and comes with two dispensing options of 40ml and 110ml.

Have you tried any of the U:pod capsule flavours? Let us know what you think on the Morphy Richards Facebook page.

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Guaranteed ultimate steam power with Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite

By Natasha Norman | 27/07/2017

For a great offer on our Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite head over to QVC for Todays Special Value offering - Only on the 2nd August!



Introducing our most powerful steam generator. Ultimate steam power eases through creases. Ideal if you have a mountain of ironing to face and want great results, fast. With a huge 6.5 bar pressure delivering 200g of crease busting steam plus a 310g steam boost it will remove creases in even the toughest of fabrics and you can iron multiple layers too. Great if you have duvet covers and sheets to iron - just fold and iron one side to cut your ironing time in half. You can also use it to steam curtains, dry clean only items and freshen up upholstery.

The unique auto clean feature takes the hassle out of steam generator maintenance - it cleans itself. Limescale is automatically flushed from the boiler - all you do is pour it away. There is no need for filters either. Removing limescale will give you guaranteed longer lasting ultimate steam performance.

Limescale affects products where water is heated and can result in drips, messy marks on clothes or even cause the iron to cease working. People living in hard water areas will notice these effects much more quickly than those in soft water areas where the effects will be slower. Wherever you live it’s essential to either clean your iron or buy filters or sometimes both to help maintain your products performance.

Take the hassle out of cleaning

There are many models in the market that state self clean or manual clean and there is usually manual intervention required. With the Auto-clean from Morphy Richards the only thing you’ll need to do is pour the limescale away. It’s really simple and saves time.

Auto-clean takes the hassle out of cleaning your steam generator and keeps it working like new for longer. Cleaning your steam generator reduces limescale build up which maintains performance and extend the lifetime of your steam generator.

The auto-clean steam generator will recognise when it needs cleaning. The cleaning process takes place when the iron is cool. You’ll know when it’s due as the descale light will illuminate but you won’t need to do anything. When you next plug in the steam generator it will clean itself whilst it heats up.

The process of auto-clean is that it will draw clean water from the water tank to flush out limescale from the boiler. It will then deposit the limescale water into a separate compartment within the water tank. All you then need to do is pour it away when you’ve finished ironing.

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Supercharge Your Cleaning Routine with Supervac

20/07/2017

Our iconic Supervac range just got even better, with brand new models designed to give you your easiest clean yet. Combining the power of a corded vacuum with the ease of a cordless model, the new collection is our most powerful ever.

Like all our Supervac cleaners, the new Supervac Deluxe 18V and 32V models offer an easy cleaning solution – they’re lightweight and easy to manoeuvre for hassle free cleaning throughout your home. Lugging a heavy vacuum up the stairs is a thing of the past with the Supervac Deluxe cleaners.


 


Both models are versatile and can be used in three different ways to suit wherever you’re cleaning. In upright mode, easily and quickly tackle all floor types, with different power settings available for different floor surfaces. Both models feature an easy to clean brush head, allowing you to easily get rid of tangled hair and built up dirt. The 32V model also features an innovative backsaver feature, allowing for easy cleaning underneath low-lying furniture, so no more bending down or having to rearrange your living space for a thorough clean!


 


The Supervac Deluxe models also allow for easy cleaning up high, with extended reach mode allowing you to tackle high up dust and dirt with ease and without overstretching. When tackling smaller spaces such as the inside of your car, simply swap to handheld mode for a quick and easy way to clean without being held back by wires or a heavy machine.

The new Supervac Deluxe 18V can run for half an hour and is available for £179.99, while the ultra-powerful 32V model has an impressive one-hour cleaning time and is available for £229.99.

Do you like the sound of the new and improved Supervac range? Let us know what you think on the Morphy Richards Facebook page



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The Complete Accents Collection

10/07/2017

Fans of our iconic Accents collection who are also coffee lovers will be pleased to hear we’ve added a brand new product into the Accents family; a stylish coffee capsule machine that’s compatible with Nespresso pods. Hoorah! The new machine is available in stunning black or red, to match perfectly with the Accents kettles and toasters.

 

The Morphy Richards Accents Coffee Capsule machine is designed to look great as part of your kitchen collection, and to make enjoying your perfect cup of coffee with your favourite capsule pods simple and easy. The machine features two dispensing options so you can create your drink exactly how you like it, long or short, a handy fold-down cup stand and a capsule basket to collect the used pods. With a normal retail price of £179.99, the Morphy Richards Accents Coffee Capsule machine is now available as part of an exclusive bundle deal giving you a saving of over £148!

 

Create a perfectly co-ordinated look in your kitchen and pick up the complete Accents collection featuring the new coffee capsule machine, kettle, toaster and a free milk frother for just £179.99. The Accents kettle and toaster both feature an iconic and popular design with a stunning metallic finish. Go timeless with black or go bold and add a pop of colour to your kitchen with the Accents bundle deal in vibrant red. 

There are also great deals to discover on our U:pod range of coffee and tea capsules that work perfectly with the Accents Coffee Capsule machine, including a delicious range of blends available starting from an amazing 15p per pod. Discover the range here.

Let us know whether you like the look of the new Accents Coffee Machine on the Morphy Richards Facebook page – we’d love to hear your thoughts!


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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).

Are you opting for sweet or savoury? Share your pancake creations on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram






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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

Ready to try your own slow cooked healthy winter dish? Share your experience on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or by tagging us on Instagram
















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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.

Have you been inspired to make a healthy lunch using the Spiralizer Express? Share your tasty creations on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or by tagging us on Instagram!



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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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2. This offer excludes 24 hr delivery charges.
3. The voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other voucher offered for use on our website.
4. Vouchers cannot be exchanged for the monetary equivalent.
5. Using the voucher does not affect your statutory rights.
6. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively (i.e. after buying).
7. The voucher expires at 23:59 on 30th September 2016 however Morphy Richards reserve the right to suspend or restrict the voucher at any time.
8. Offer is subject to product availability.
9. This voucher cannot be re-published or shared on any other website.
10. The voucher is offered by Morphy Richards Limited: Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 8AJ





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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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