Showing posts with label Judge Cookware. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Judge Cookware. Show all posts

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Orange Flavoured Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce and Caramelised Orange Slices

With Pancake day just around the corner, nows the time to get creative in the kitchen and serve up something other than the normal everyday kind of pancake.  Come on, get cooking!  That said, personally I actually like and prefer pancakes with a just sprinkle of sugar and a good squeeze of lemon - I'm easily pleased!

























First job is to get yourself a good decent non-stick frying pan that's up to the job. This rather nice looking frying pan from Judge Cookware Continental range is the very fellow.  This pan heats up quickly making it perfect for pancakes.  Of course this frying pan isn't only for pancakes. Great for everyday use and perfect for that Saturday morning bacon sandwich or a good fry up.

Available in 3 sizes (20cm/24cm/and 28cm) personally I think the 24cm is perfect for pancakes.


The Judge Continental range is optimised for induction - the thermic base gives even heat distribution on ALL hob types.
18/10 Mirror-polished stainless steel and the interior in non-stick.
It's oven safe too up to 180°C/350°F/ Gas Mark 4 which is brilliant news (means you don't have to transfer to another pan to finish certain dishes in the oven) and it's also dishwasher safe but so far I haven't put mine in the dishwasher as it really washes up very easily in nice hod sudsy water.  Rinse and dry and it's good to go.  I love 'Stay Cool' black phenolic handles. 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Great British Sunday Roast - Made Easy with Judge Cookware

The Great British Sunday roast is a meal that is actually quite easy to make.  Once you have the vegetables peeled, chopped and ready to go, the meat or poultry is a doddle to cook, but of course like everything, having the right tools makes any job easier.
This Judge non-stick Roast Tin and 'V' Roasting Rack has been designed to cook meat to perfection.  It's made from heavy carbon steel, with a non stick coating and was both great to use and easy clean. 

 
The tin provides even heat distribution, while the rack has been fashioned  into a V to allow fat to drain away from the joint, giving you a crisper, healthier cut.  The excess oil can then be poured away, or used to make gravy.  As you can see the chicken cooked on the V rack came out of the oven with nice crispy skin.
Both the tin and the rack are dishwasher safe and have a RRP of £37.98
This pan is not suitable for hob use.  Suitable for oven temperatures up to 240c/460f or Gas 9
Measurements: 37x29.5x7cm

To Cook a Whole Chicken:
I like to push a few sprigs of thyme, rosemary and sage into the bird since when cooking it makes the kitchen smell amazing.  Drizzle with olive oil and rub the skin with a little sea salt and black pepper.  Put the chicken onto the V rack over the roasting tin and into a preheated oven (200c/400F of Gas 6) for the recommended time for the size of bird you are cooking.
A 2kg chicken takes about 1 hour 50 minutes.

Of course no proper Sunday Roast is complete without Yorkshire Puddings:
This Judge Yorkshire Pudding Tin cooked the pudding evenly and the only teeny weeny thing I could fault is it could have done with the rim being just 1cm bigger which would allow it to be removed from the oven easier since there's not much to get hold of when you have oven gloves on.  With a RRP of £6.50 I say this is an excellent tin and it cooked my puddings really well so I'm happy!


Gravy is another part of a good roast dinner and I can fully recommend the Judge Thermal Gravy Pot which I reviewed a while back and still use to this day.
To find out more pop over to Judge Cookware.  

Disclaimer:  I was sent the above products for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and as always I was not required to write a positive review. 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Fantastic Giveaway - Roast Dinner made easy with Judge Cookware

Like everything having the right tools will make any job easier and the Great British Roast Dinner is certainly made easier with the right equipment!
The lovely people at Judge Cookware are giving one lucky reader of this blog the chance to win this rather fancy Top Quality Roasting Tin and V Rack - AND a Yorkshire Pudding Tin.
Combined RRP of £88.00



This 35cm Roast Tin and V Rack is made from Heavy Carbon Steel with a Non-Stick coating has been designed to cook meat to perfection.  The tin provides even heat distribution, while the rack has been fashioned into a V to allow fat to drain away from the joint, giving you a crisper, healthier cut.  The excess oil can then be poured away, or used to make gravy.
Non-stick and dishwasher safe with a RRP of £72.00




Yorkshire Puds are always part of the Great British Roast Dinner and again having a good quality tin is vital if you're going make a good job of them. This Yorkshire Pudding Tin from Judge Cookware is just what's needed.  It has a 3 coat Non-Stick inside and out heavy duty steel with rolled edges and is dishwasher safe.  RRP of £16.00


Time for the giveaway!
First of all please note I am ending this in what 'should' be time for the winner to receive the prize before Christmas but this can not be guaranteed.

How to Enter - Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget:
Please note the prize can only be sent to the UK only.  To see a short video on how easy it is to use Rafflecopter click here.
*Inappropriate comments will be deleted and entry/entries to the competition removed as will anyone that says they have left a blog post comment but really hasn't!  

For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here - Entries that do not show the URL of the Tweet will be removed.
There is one main way to enter and several ways to get bonus entries, including bonus daily entries.
Competition end time is as shown on the Rafflecopter widget along with the terms and conditions.

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Vegetable and Barley Soup

A good bowl of soup is always a good thing and a great way to eat lots of lovely veg if you are someone that usually doesn't.  Add pearl barley and I say this soup just has to be good for you.  Pearl barley is similar to wheat in its caloric, protein, vitamin and mineral content and is great for adding to soups and stews.


Pearl barley does take a bit of cooking though so you will need to rinse it then into a saucepan with plenty of cold water.  Cover with a lid, bring to a boil for 10 minutes then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes until tender before adding to your soup. 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Fro-Fru Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker - Review

Frozen Fruit (Fro-Fru)
This refreshing pineapple sorbet was made in less than a minute (after freezing the fruit beforehand) thanks to this great little gadget 'Fro-Fru' from Judge Cookware.  
Of course you can use whatever fruit takes your fancy, bananas, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, raspberries - the list is endless.  Dairy products - milk, cream and yogurt can be used to conjure up a delicious dessert in no time at all.  Kids and adults alike will love this little machine! 


 Here's a few proper pictures of the Fro-Fru from Judge Cookware:




Monday, 2 June 2014

Yogurt Ideas - Strawberry and Marshmallow or Banana and Chocolate Chip

Strawberry and Marshmallow or Banana and Chocolate Chip - which would you choose? 
You may have seen my post 'How to Make Yogurt using the Judge Digital Yogurt Maker' which was my first attempt.  I made Summer Berry and Vanilla yogurt but if you missed it just click the link and have a quick read.  I said I'd come up with a few more ideas and since this yogurt maker is so very easy to use, I've not stopped using it since it arrived!


I made yogurt in the usual fashion following the easy to follow instructions that came with it.  As before, I used Jersey milk and Yeo Valley Natural Live Bio Yogurt as the 'yogurt starter'.  
But time I wondered what would happen if I added banana flavoured Nesquik to the prepared milk (once it had reached the cooled down to 40C stage and after mixing in the yogurt starter (live yogurt).  

Now, if you have no idea what I'm taking about you really need to have a quick read of my post and hopefully it should become clear!

Friday, 30 May 2014

How to Make Yogurt using the Judge Digital Yogurt Maker

I'd wanted to make yogurt for ages but had never got round to it apart from using an EasiYo yogurt maker - more on that later.  Having recently been sent this brilliant electric yogurt maker by Judge Cookware I couldn't wait to give it a go.
If you've ever wondered about buying one then I say if you love yogurt this gadget is the very fellow for the job as it really is so easy to use.  This was my very first attempt and it worked out really well - Summer Berry Yogurt with Vanilla.

    
More about making yogurt with the EasiYo - which has to be said it is a great invention.  I really like mine but I have stopped using it as I found it to be too expensive to keep buying the powered sachets you need.  

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Silicone Oven Mitt Range - Judge Cookware

Let me tell you about the new range of Silicon and Textile Oven Gloves, Mitts and Pot Holders from Judge Cookware. 
They're made from nice soft quilted cotton coated in silicone and are heat resistant up to 240°C 


 Having tried the traditional oven mitt and the pot holder myself I must say they are the first oven mitts I've ever felt really comfortable using.  I will admit I almost always pick up a tea towel to remove pans from the oven as I feel more secure and less lightly to drop a tray or pan.
But the Judge traditional oven mitt isn't bulky like some are and doesn't feel too big.  The silicone gives a really firm, non-slip grip and I've used mine every day since it arrived.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Judge BioChef Eco-friendly Kitchen Tools - Review

Take a look at the new Judge BioChef kitchen utensil range - the 100% Biodegradable handles are made of Corn-based Bio-plastic.  Yes, CORN! 


The rest is a combinations of nylon and a little bit of silicone.
Attractive, practical and Eco-friendly they are heat-resistant to 210°C, and dishwasher safe too.
The Judge BioChef range includes a turner, slotted turner, spaghetti fork, slotted spoon, ladle and serving spoon.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Must Have Garlic Chopper - by Judge Cookware

Not just for chopping garlic!  This surprising small, but very capable little chopper chops garlic, onions chillies, carrots and herbs in next to no time and will even chop nuts.

The TC250 Judge Garlic Chopper is just under 17cm in height and easy to use, just press down and the simple  pressing action rotates the blade, chopping as fine as you want it to - the more you press the finer it will chop your ingredients.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Giveaway - Solar Powered Kitchen Scales from Judge Cookware

Great news! Having recently reviewed the Photovoltaic Solar Powered Kitchen Scales from Judge Cookware, I've now been asked to host a Giveaway.


  You can read my review here - Solar powered of course will save you money as there's no need to buy batteries.  Not only that, these scales look GOOD and they are!  Both Imperial and Metric at the press of a button, and can measure liquids too means you can add and weigh as you go without any messing about.

Now for the Giveaway!
One lucky reader of this blog will win a set of these Photovoltaic Solar Powered Kitchen Scales - RRP £50.


 Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget.  Please note the prize can only be sent to the UK or Ireland only. 
 To see a short video on how easy it is to use Rafflecopter click here.
*Inappropriate comments will be deleted and entry/entries to the competition removed.  
 For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here - Entries that do not show the URL of the Tweet will be removed.
There is one main way to enter and several ways to get bonus entries, including bonus daily entries.
Competition end time is as shown on the Rafflecopter widget.
Good Luck Everyone! 

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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Judge Photovoltaic Solar Kitchen Scales - Review

How many times have you gone to weigh something only to find your scales are in need new batteries?  My answer would be quite a few. 
So with that alone in mind, the new energy efficient J415 Solar Scale from Judge Cookware are in my opinion, quite brilliant.

 Photograph by Horwood images.

 If the scales have been stored away from light they are up and running ready to weigh within just 60-90 seconds. 

  There has also been many times when I've wanted to use a certain bowl to weigh ingredients before then going on to mix in that same bowl and most scales simply can't cope, so I'm loving the high weight capacity of 5kg/11lb

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Giveaway - Oval Roaster from Judge Cookware

This lovely shiny bright Red Oval Roaster from Judge Cookware is perfect for cooking anything almost you fancy.  Not only can it go into the oven, but it can be used on the stove top too!
 Suitable for all hob types including induction and large enough to cook the biggest of chickens.


  Pop the lid on and your chicken stays incredibly moist during cooking and it will help keep your oven clean too!

With the lid on, does the chicken still brown during cooking?
In a word yes it does, I've tried it.  The dimples in the lid make it self-basting keeping your chicken nice and juicy as it cooks, leaving you to get on with the rest of the dinner.


Crafted from Carbon Steel;
 There’s a heavy enamel coating on all the products, additionally there’s a Teflon Classic non-stick coating on the interior of the fry pans and saucepans. 

 The 14 items that make up the Judge Induction range are not only designed to work efficiently on induction hobs, but are also suitable for all other hob types.  By the way, the stove-top pans have heat resistant Phenolic handles, for assured safety.    
Easy to clean and are dishwasher safe.  All items have a 5 year guarantee.



 This very attractive bright Red is part of the existing induction range which is already available in Cream, Green, White and Black.  Everything from Bread Crock to Stockpot and Oval Roaster, this beautifully styled collection allows you to completely co-ordinate, or mix and match, your kitchen content.

 Thank you to Pam and Judge for sending me one to review and offering to supply one to giveaway.  Judge is part of the Horwood group. 

Now for the Giveaway!
One lucky reader of this blog will win a 30cm Oval Roaster in RED.

 Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget.  Please note the prize can only be sent to the UK or Ireland only. 
 To see a short video on how easy it is to use Rafflecopter click here.
*Inappropriate comments will be deleted and entry/entries to the competition removed.  
 For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here - Entries that do not show the URL of the Tweet will be removed.
There is one main way to enter and several ways to get bonus entries, including bonus daily entries.
Competition end time is as shown on the Rafflecopter widget.
Good Luck Everyone!

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