I got a big and very welcome surprise at Christmas – in the shape of a Kenwood Chef stand mixer and accessories.
I christened it by making my first ever attempt at homemade ice cream – the simplest recipe in the world involving whipping some cream and then mixing in a tin of beaten Carnation Caramel and some crunchy chocolate pieces.
Then I discovered my new favourite thing – the Pro Slicer/Grater.
After my incident slicing an onion last year I must confess to being a bit of a coward with slicing things in general (much to Caius’s amusement). This nifty gadget is amazing – not only does it slice things – it does it quickly and evenly, something I have never mastered. Suddenly vegetables seem like so much less of a chore and this can only be a good thing.
I can’t say thank you enough to Caius and his wonderful Mum for spoiling me rotten – I will just have to try and pay them back with cake and other edible treats instead 😉