Whether you’re planning a whole new kitchen or simply updating the heart of your home, it’s always an exciting time to choose new appliances, especially with so many sizes and options available. Before you start selecting your must-have tools, you need to know about an important change to energy labels and ratings that will help you choose the perfect set-up for your new kitchen.
We’re all optimistic that this year is going to be a lot better than last and with the UK currently in its third lockdown, now is the perfect time to start planning that dream kitchen.
When it comes to kitting out the kitchen with new appliances, one of the hardest working is the humble hob. If you’re not replacing or renewing a range cooker with hob top, a separate built-in hob is the perfect solution to creating a streamlined look packed with practical features.
Whether you’re planning a whole new kitchen project or you just want to update a tired scheme, swapping your current sink for something swish and new is just the thing. There was once a time when choosing a new model simply meant updating one stainless steel design for another but today there are so many wonderfully attractive sinks to take your pick from, in all manner of materials, colours and finishes.
As summer fast approaches – and by all accounts it’s set to be a scorcher – it’s time to turn our attention to keeping cool.
When it comes to cooking, you want the very latest technology combined with stylish looks and an appliance that can cope easily with the demands of family life. Rangemaster has got it all covered, as this iconic brand now offers a complete collection of sleek built-in appliances, perfect for contemporary kitchens and today’s busy lifestyles.
I know some people get sick of the flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and orange zest at Christmas. I am not one of those people. I am one of those people who sprinkle all-spice into their hot Ribena as soon as the nights get dark in a bid to emulate mulled wine without consuming unhealthy amounts of the ruby-red spiced booze-of-delight. So, when I noticed a recipe for a red wine cake sometime earlier in the year I parked it at the back of my baker’s brain and waited for the festive season to come around so that I could make mulled wine chocolate cake.
I’ll be honest – giving you this recipe seems like a cop-out. As you can see from the lovely sunshine in the photos, I took them back in June last year. So, it seems like I’m just throwing something at you from the archives because I can’t be bothered. However, when the good folk of Rangemaster asked me to provide a healthy breakfast recipe I wanted to give you one that I ACTUALLY eat. Not one that I aspire to eat and never get around to.
On our return home from hospital, my Mum stayed with us for a week and I have even more love and respect for her than I already did, both because of the experience of becoming a mum, and also for her patience, help and mad cooking skills during that week. My mum’s stews, soups and other general awesomeness will continue to feature in future recipes, but for this one I am going to bring you someone else baking prowess.
There’s clearly something about March. It’s the time when I feel the need to churn out huge batches of sweet treats, making the most of the side oven on my Rangemaster Elan 90 in the process. Last year I shared my fail-safe freeze-ahead cookie recipe and this year I’m bringing you the easiest cake recipe recipe I know. It’s an all in one recipe for minimal faff, it’s customisable and it can be baked in roasting tins or shallow trays to make as many as you like. Perfect for cake sales or just for making enough for now and enough to freeze for, you know, emergencies.