Ideas & Inspiration

  1. Black Forest Cookies

    Black Forest Cookies

    Original recipe by Marge Perry & David Bonom for Anolon US

    Makes: 3 dozen cookies

     

    Ingredients

    • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 170gm semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
    • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract, divided
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup dried cherries
    • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
    • 2 ¼ teaspoons water

     

    Anolon Essentials

    Anolon Ceramic Reinforced Baking Tray

    Anolon Author

    Read more »
  2. Creamy Thai Winter Soup

    Creamy Thai Winter Soup

    Original recipe by Jill Nussinow for Anolon US

    Serves: 4-6

    Pumpkin is abundant when it’s cold out. This spiced up soup’s aroma will nicely scent your house, and eating it warms you up from the inside. Use your favourite pumpkin or try a new variety for this, they are all yummy.

     

    Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
    • 2 teaspoons red or yellow curry paste
    • 4 cups peeled and chopped pumpkin
    • 1 can light or regular coconut milk or one 325ml coconut water
    • 3 cups vegetable broth
    • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice plus lime wedges for garnish
    • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • chopped coriander or parsley, for garnish

     

    Read more »
  3. Benefits of Ceramic Cookware

    Benefits of Ceramic Cookware

     

    Ceramic coated cookware originated in Europe over thirty years ago and has become a popular choice for many home cooks. Ceramic coated cookware is made with an aluminium body, and sol-gel coating that is bonded onto the surface. Sol-gel is a silicone oil that is released when the pan is heated, mimicking non-stick properties, resulting in excellent food release. Other benefits of ceramic coated cookware include:

    Non-Toxic

    Ceramic coatings are PFOA free. The materials used to manufacture ceramic coatings are derived from natural sand and don’t contain lead, cadmium or dangerous chemicals.

     

    Read more »
  4. 5 essential questions to ask yourself when shopping for cookware

    5 essential questions to ask yourself when shopping for cookware

    If you are asking yourself the question, “which pans are the best?” then you may be asking the wrong question. The correct one, of course, is: “which pans are the best for me?”

    You stand on the department store shop floor and are confronted with walls upon walls of gleaming cookware displays. Bright colours may catch the eye, copper tones may appeal to your style and the latest gadgets may draw your excitement, but the sheer abundance of choices can be the antithesis of a decent shopping trip: overwhelming. We want to take some of the hassle out of choosing your cookware, so you can confidently buy the pans that will actually work for you and your kitchen. We’ve compiled these five questions to ask yourself before you buy your new pots and pans. So before you embark on your next shopping trip, take some time to consider the following:

    Read more »
  5. Caring for Stainless Steel Cookware

    Caring for Stainless Steel Cookware

     

    Read more »
  6. Blueberry Crepes With Cream & Honey

    Blueberry Crepes With Cream & Honey

    Recipe by our friends from Circulon UK

     

    These crepes make the perfect Pancake Day treat. They're easy to make and bursting with flavour.

     

    Ingredients:

    For the Crêpes:

    • 1-11⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • Cooking spray

     

    For the Blueberry Sauce:

    • 1 pint blueberries
    • 1⁄2 cup sugar
    • 1⁄2 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

     

    For the Honey Whipped Cream:

    • 1 cup cold whipping cream
    • 4 tablespoons honey

     

    Method

    Read more »
  7. The 5 Most Essential Cookware Pieces For Your Kitchen

    The 5 Most Essential Cookware Pieces For Your Kitchen

     

    The choice of cookware can sometimes be so overwhelming that it’s difficult to know where to start. No matter your price range, cooking style or cooktop, Cookware Brands has narrowed the choice to the 5 most essential shapes to have in your kitchen.  These 5 pieces maximise versatility allow you to cook almost anything. Once you decide on the shapes you need, then you can start narrowing the choice based on durability, quality, cooktop suitability and price.  

    Frypan/Skillet

    Used for: Frying and searing

    Shape: A pan with short sides that can be bowl-shaped or angled and a

    Read more »
  8. 6 ingredient herb and cheese easy pull apart loaf

    6 ingredient herb and cheese easy pull apart loaf

    Who doesn't love a delicous, cheesy, hearby pull apart loaf? Check out this simple, healthy(ish) recipe that will keep your entire household happy!

    Read more »
  9. Mini Banana Bread

    Mini Banana Bread

    Recipe by @childblogger - Vanessa

    "How are you keeping the kids hunger at bay during the school holidays?  I always make a batch of one of the kids favourite snacks - freshly homemade mini banana bread using the RACO Aerolift Bakeware. This RACO bakeware has truly made baking so much easier for me due to their non-stick superior quality which means baked goods slide out easily (without the need to line the bakeware or grease it!) and also making it easier to clean.

    Read more »
  10. The Classic Shakshuka

    The Classic Shakshuka

    The ultimate pantry staple recipe: eggs, canned tomatoes, and spices you already have on hand. This classic dish of eggs poached in a savoury tomato sauce is generally served right out of the pan in which they are cooked. It is traditionally served for breakfast or brunch, but makes a wonderful, healthful dinner as well.

    Read more »