Meeting other bloggers is always fun, meeting them for a great cooking demo followed by delicious morning tea is even better. This is exactly what Appliances Online organised last Monday when they hosted a morning tea for bloggers with a fabulous cooking demo by the lovely ladies of the Monday Morning Cooking Club (MMCC). I met some lively bloggers like Caro of Caro & Co, had an eye opening discussion with a blogger who has been a dominatrix (I am not telling who, those who were there will have to guess), ate more chiffon cake than was strictly good for me, and generally had a very good time indeed.
The ladies from the MMCC put on a fabulous spread with no less than three different chiffon cakes (the orange wins for me), salmon and bagels and other freshly baked goodies from the Appliances Online kitchen. I will tell you more of the MMCC story another day, community memory and story gathering through food, fascinating and moving. I would love to cook with them myself some time.
During the demo the MMCC used the Breville All In One. I was impressed. The double bladed mixer easily ground fresh almonds into almond meal and made several beautiful looking doughs. I have an elderly Magi Mix given to me by my granny when I left home. It is showing it's age (unlike me I hope), it works perfectly but the plastic has become brittle and is cracking in less and less avoidable places. I also have a drawer full of mandolin and stick mixer bits that I can never find quickly enough. This gadget made me take notice, it obviously worked well in the demo, does everything my Magi Mix, mandolin and stick mixer can, and afterwards it stacked neatly into the storage stand. Impressive. So imagine my delight when we were presented with a All In One to test in our own kitchens, with a copy of the MMCC book to give us inspiration. If only all Mondays were more like this.
I raced home and spent a happy afternoon musing over recipes and mixer attachments, I had to test it that very day. Now I know you are expecting some gourmand recipe, but really what I made was mashed potatoes. I wanted to test the mashing attachment, something I hadn't seen before, and (drum roll) result was mashed potatoes in minutes. Yummy, creamy, easy! Next I am planning pesto, I have a giant basil bush in the garden. Or I might make my granny's pecan nut biscuits, very similar to the kifli the MMCC made for us, I will let you know how it goes.
Thank you again to Appliances Online, they are a great resource for the time poor who know what they want and just want it delivered to their door.
And a reminder to my readers that all opinions are truly my own. I love testing products but rest assured feed back will always be genuine.