Showing posts with label Sunday Lunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sunday Lunch. Show all posts

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. 

Monday, 10 February 2014

How to Make the Perfect Sunday Roast

No matter how busy or hectic your week might be, the perfect Sunday roast is a highlight to look forward to, and one with a lengthy tradition. Whether you go with a juicy, succulent joint of beef, or maybe a roast chicken with all the trimmings like roast potatoes, there are some things that just can’t be messed around with.

To make sure you create the Sunday roast you've been dreaming of all week, here are a few things to think about:

Friday, 7 February 2014

Knorr Gravy Pots Awarded Product of the Year

Knorr Gravy Pots have been awarded 'Product of the Year' in the Gravy & Stock category.
Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation.  Saving time and money Knorr Gravy Pots are a great hit with consumers. 

To celebrate this fantastic achievement I was sent a lovely Sunday Roast hamper along with some gravy pots.

Available in Beef, Chicken and Onion.  Just add one Knorr Gravy Pot into 280 ml of warm water.
Stir continuously with a whisk and slowly heat up the gravy.  Let it boil for 1 minute and the gravy is ready to serve!

Now, looking at this plate of food you may wonder where the broccoli and parsnips are that were included in the hamper - fear not I will use them today.  In my opinion, roast beef isn't the same without swede and cauliflower!

 Personally for me, I found the gravy wasn't thick enough and so using a little less water would be better, but it's just what you're used to.  I added the roasting juices from the beef and the gravy was ready in next to no time. 

Gravy Pots are free from artificial preservatives and artificial colours and they have no added MSG.  But you can read more about gravy pots and of course other Knorr products over at the Knorr website. You'll also find a great range of recipes too.

 I'm a huge fan of Knorr stock pots and stock cubes and I use them all the time.  Have you tried gravy pots or stock pots? 

Many thanks to Knorr for sending me this lovely Sunday Roast hamper and the Gravy Pots.

Disclaimer:  I was sent a Sunday Roast hamper for the purpose of this post, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Perfect Sunday Roast Beef - How to Cook

 A proper Sunday Dinner of Roast Beef and all the trimmings is simply the best and isn't as hard to prepare and cook as you might think.  With British Food Fortnight, between 21st September to 6th October 2013, it's time to celebrate in all the lovely food we have here and support our farmers by Buying British!

 Please excuse my poor picture, it's not easy to photograph steaming hot food!

 As with most things, having the proper tools makes any job easier and OXO Good Grips have everything you need to make preparing and cooking food easy.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Yorkshire Pudding Day and The Perfect Pan for the Job

Celebrate Yorkshire Pudding day!  Each February, the 1st Sunday of the month is designated British Yorkshire Pudding Day.
First of all you need the proper pan for the job and this Yorkshire Pudding Pan from Mermaid Cookware is just the very thing.

Of course you also need a good recipe too - Delia Smith has a good one.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Pork and Date Stuffing Recipe - Great for Christmas

Perfect with Sunday roast chicken, but this stuffing is especially nice at Christmas and is so very easy to make too.  
If you use pork that hasn't been previously frozen you can make these now, freeze them and that's another job done for Christmas day! 
Of course you don't have to make the stuffing into balls, you can just put it in a tray and cook.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Eazistore Bakeware and Perfect Roast Potatoes!

There's nothing quite like a good and proper roast potato with your Sunday dinner.  However, in order to perfect them, you really do need a good roasting tin and a non stick one is vital.
The Stellar Eazistore nesting bakeware set is not only non stick but you get five essential baking products all fitting nicely into one!
I am most definitely in need anything that saves space as my kitchen is silly small.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Best Cranberry and Port Sauce - Very Easy to Make

Seriously easy Cranberry sauce with port. This recipe makes enough for loads of people.

All you need is Cranberries, port, a saucepan and a few other bits and bobs and you'll have the best cranberry and port sauce ever!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Huge Yorkshire Puddings

If you want huge Yorkshire pudding this is how!  By mistake I used self raising flour instead of plain and the result is HUGE Yorkshire puds.

I shouldn't think they'd win me a prize for looks but hey ho - they were crispy and they did rise!

As you can see they took over the tin (and the oven too)!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Bag Roasted Chicken with Garlic, Wine and Lemon

Open the bag and your kitchen will immediately smell delicious.  Garlic, wine, mixed peppercorns and lemon has to equal yum.
Cooking a chicken in a roasting bag isn't a thing I'd normally do.  However, having given it a go the result is one moist, nicely browned chicken that melts in your mouth.
 Of course you can still get the same result without using a roasting bag, but there's something strangely exciting about adding the ingredients and cooking it this way, anyway, whatever, the oven will stay cleaner so there's another plus! 

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Pork and Chestnut Stuffing - Easy to Make Recipe

I was very kindly sent some whole peeled and ready cooked chestnuts from 
Merchant Gourmet. Pork and Chestnut stuffing instantly came to mind.  
You have to have pork and chestnut stuffing at Christmas 
or the Turkey roast isn't quite the same says I.
Yummy balls of stuffing - they're so easy to make too. 

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Sunday isn't Sunday......

Without a Traditional English Roast.
Sunday's to me mean crispy, crunchy potatoes roasting in the oven with the sticky gooey bits scraped from the roasting pan. The smell of a nice juicy joint of Beef roasting in the oven. Cauliflower, carrots, swede and of course butter beans simmering away on the hob.
Gravy made with 'Bisto' powder adding the juices from the meat as you stir. Throwing in a bit of cooked cauliflower, swede and the odd carrot and mushing them into the gravy. And finely you must not miss out on the Yorkshire puddings.....

As a child I wouldn't and couldn't eat a roast dinner to save my life - but I don't know why. I think it must just be a child thing of deciding that all vegetables must taste horrid. That said I don't think I ate a roast dinner until I was in my 20's!
We don't always have beef sometimes we have chicken or pork. My personal preference will always be beef.