Food · Life · Recipe

I Am In Love


I got a big and very welcome surprise at Christmas – in the shape of a Kenwood Chef stand mixer and accessories.

I have been lusting after a mixer for years and it’s even better than I thought it was going to be – and I am saying that before I’ve even attempted to make a cake with it yet!

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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.

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Pour into a paper-lined loaf tin, freeze and hey presto! Caramel ice cream – which if it tastes as good as the mix I licked off the spatula at the end is going to be very tasty indeed.

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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.

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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 😉

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