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Alison Baker Home Economist
Gill Bland of ‘Tales of Pigling Bland’ food and cookery blog
Hayley Gilbert Freelance writer for kitchen magazines, websites and blogs
James McIntosh World award winning cookery writer & demonstrator
Chefs on Stage Follow the AGA Rangemaster Cookery Theatres 2014
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Meringue Girls Making meringues cool again!
Posted by Gill Bland Tuesday, 16th December 2014
What do you normally have for breakfast on Christmas day? It’s a tough one – do you go light to leave space for extra stuffing (literally and figuratively) later on? Do you go decadent and rich? Do you wish you could go decadent and rich but really grab half a slice of lukewarm toast as the kids drag you to “see what Father Christmas brought?
After carefully considering the festive break-fast I thought that what would be most useful was a customisable option. Something that can be made easily and eaten either slowly in conjunction with a bucks fizz, or in a flurry of shredded wrapping paper with a mug of tea.0 Comments
I'ts Not Too Late. Don't Worry.
Posted by James McIntosh Tuesday, 9th December 2014
Stir-up Sunday was a few weeks ago and traditionally this was the day one made their Christmas pudding, however it’s not too late to make one, it just won’t be as mature in flavour as it could be. Relax, put the tree up, deck the halls and get ready for Christmas.0 Comments
The Ultimate Appliances for Christmas Entertaining
Posted by Hayley Gilbert Monday, 1st December 2014
One of the best things about Christmas is cooking for family and friends. I love planning party menus and stocking up on all the treats that take over the supermarket aisles come December. I’m also lucky to have a fantastic local butcher and baker too, as not only is it important to support small, local businesses but it’s also a fantastic way to get new ideas and inspiration on everything from snacks and nibbles to the main event.2 Comments
Around the world on NYE with Rangemaster
Posted by Alison Baker Thursday, 27th November 2014
Did you know that at room temperature a bottle of champagne contains around 40 million bubbles? We didn’t either until we created this interesting New Year’s Eve infographic!0 Comments
Cooking a Dinner Party With Less Fat
Posted by James McIntosh Monday, 17th November 2014
I'm very proud to say at the grand age of 36 I have a 32" waist. I do believe in the concept of "you are what you eat", but rather than being fanatical about food, I simply eat a healthy balanced diet. Well, it works for me. That means I can splurge and save on different ingredients and have naughty days complemented with healthier days. But, it’s not all about me, so considering a dinner party, how do we ensure less fat is on the plate?0 Comments
Show off your chef skills
Posted by Hayley Gilbert Friday, 7th November 2014
Once the nights draw in and autumn is well underway, it’s the perfect time of year to invite family and friends over for a hearty meal. No-one wants to spend too much on going out with Christmas round the corner so entertaining at home is an ideal way to keep socialising on a more informal and inexpensive scale. I’m certainly no Nigella but I’d like to think that I can cook fresh, seasonal ingredients in a very simple yet tasty way. You don’t need to get bogged down in gadgets and utensils or even complicated ingredients – what’s more important is the basic tools for the job and this means investing in a cooker that offers flexibility when it comes to experimenting with different dishes.0 Comments
Sparklin’ Parkin for bonfire night
Posted by Gill Bland Thursday, 30th October 2014
Mr Bland, who is a Yorkshire-man by birth, first introduced me to Parkin. In Yorkshire parkin is a Bonfire Night tradition and I can see why. The best way to describe it to those of us more southerly born is that it’s a really dense ginger cake. It is warming and sweet but the addition of oats and treacle create a depth of flavour and density of texture that is perfect for keeping the cold at bay on a cold November night. It’s also sturdy enough to be wrapped up and shoved in a coat pocket for the walk home!0 Comments
Meringue Girls Mixture
Posted by Meringue Girls Wednesday, 29th October 2014
Try out this failproof mixture by meringue aficionados, the Meringue Girls, for deliciously decadent meringue kisses - ideal for parties and the festive season ahead!0 Comments
Posted by James McIntosh Monday, 27th October 2014
Spooky time of year, no sooner are we back at school than its half term time again for teachers and students. But having kids at home is fun, but they may need a bit of entertaining!
In London where I live, one can’t help the night time ramble of ‘trick-or-treat’, my car is parked on the street and I do like to keep it clean and shiny, so I ensure I’m well stocked with sweets.0 Comments
1 Pot Beery Beef Cobbler
Posted by Gill Bland Monday, 13th October 2014
With the launch of the new 60 cm Rangemaster I thought I would bring you a recipe that is perfect for the more compact kitchen. The tools for this dish are minimal (perfect when storage is at a premium) and yet you can easily feed a hungry crowd on it. All you need is 1 chopping board, 1 knife, 1 small bowl and 1 pot. Ideally the pot should be a cast iron casserole dish, which I would suggest is an essential item in any kitchen.