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Chocolate Mandarin Soufflé

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The soufflé is an iconic French dessert, loved the world over for it’s airy, silken light texture. In fact it’s such an awe-inspiring sweet, it even has it’s own commemorative day.

Invented in 1820 by the first celebrity pastry chef, Marie-Antoine Carâme, the classic soufflé was made possible by new ovens heated by air drafts instead of coals. This improved baking technique provided even cooking temperatures, which was vital for a soufflé to rise properly. Luckily for you, the Neff CircoTherm and CircoSteam settings help you recreate this king of desserts. 

Soufflés hit their peak of fame in the 1950s. Since then, their popularity has only continued to soar and many domestic gods and goddesses have tried to recreate this show-stopping centerpiece. We’ve provided an irresistible classic with a modern twist, for you to try.

Chocolate Mandarin Soufflé
Recipe by Lyn Harwood
Serves 6

What you’ll need

½ cup light milk
100g dark chocolate, chopped
Finely grated zest of 2 mandarins
4 eggs separated
60g butter
2 tablespoons corn flour
2 tablespoons cocoa, sifted
1/3 cup caster sugar
Melted butter and caster sugar to prepare soufflé dishes
Mandarin slices and whipped cream to serve

Here’s how

  1. Grease 6 x ½ cup capacity soufflé dishes with melted butter. Sprinkle liberally with caster sugar and swirl around dishes to coat the sides. Pour out any excess sugar.
  2. Place milk and chocolate, in a medium CONTINUE READING

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Slow Roasted Rosemary Lamb

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Not much compares to the fragrant scent of a melt in your mouth roast wafting through the kitchen on a cold winter night. For a wonderful, hearty feast indulge in a classic combination of zesty lemon rind, rosemary and olive oil with a succulent shoulder of lamb.

This recipe is full of robust flavours and will leave you bewitched by the succulent meat falling from the bone. An easy-to-follow recipe that’s a real crowd pleaser!

Slow Roasted Rosemary Lamb Shoulder
Recipe by Lyn Harwood
Serves 6

What you’ll need

1.5 – 2kg lamb shoulder roast, bone in

Finely grated rind of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh, finely chopped rosemary leaves

2 teaspoons crushed garlic

½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

2 large brown onions cut into wedges

2 cups beef stock

 

Here’s how

  1. Score lamb meat with 5mm deep slits 20mm apart.
  2. Combine lemon, olive oil, rosemary, garlic and pepper. Rub over lamb and into slits. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven on the CircoTherm setting to 160°C (or fan bake for non-Neff ovens).
  4. Place lamb in roasting dish with onions. Pour over beef stock. Cover dish tightly with foil, pinching around edges to seal.
  5. Cook for 4 hours, lamb should be falling from the bone.
  6. Serve with pan juices and roast vegies of your choice.

Recipe tip: Try to choose a lamb shoulder recommended by your local butcher, or look out for an organic, lean choice from the supermarket, to guarantee superior quality. 

 

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Go Nuts for Snacks

For high-energy snacks packed with benefits, look no further than the humble nut. Whether it’s a small, portable breakfast or a 3pm power boost, the unsaturated fats found in nuts mean they’re a high fibre option that will keep you feeling full for longer. Here are our favourite recipes for you to try out.

Parmesan Rosemary Cocktail Nuts

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If your snacking downfall is cheese or chips, try this simple roasted nut recipe for a satisfying alternative. As an added healthy bonus, the recipe calls for grapeseed oil, which is high in Vitamin E and Omega 6 polyunsaturated fat.

Mojito Nut
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These zesty little numbers are incredibly easy to make and contain just five ingredients. They’re a perfect bite size treat and a friendly option for those with vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free or yeast-free dietary requirements.


Nut Butter Boats
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Load a few celery sticks or half a baked apple with a tablespoon of nut butter topped with shredded dried apricots or prunes. Don’t limit this snack to Peanut Butter either. Try substituting it with a healthier alternative like tahini or your own CONTINUE READING

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Top 5 Winter Produce

Don’t let dreary weather make for dull meals this winter. By keeping your eye on the best of seasonal produce, you can ensure the tastiest morsels are at your fingertips come cooking time.
Feel inspired next time you visit your grocery aisle by drawing on some new meal ideas and healthy living tips from our Top 5 Winter Produce guide.

Cauliflower
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The humble cauliflower is often relegated to a smothering of cheesy béchamel, when in fact it’s highly absorbent texture makes it the ideal hero in curries, soups and stews. It is a highly versatile vegetable that despite its lacklustre façade, is packed full of nutritional gems to help keep you well this winter.
For something unique try this Asian inspired recipe, or enjoy a serving of cauliflower in this Warm Chickpea Salad. If you’re after a snack, a whipped cauliflower herb dip will go down well at any party.
Also worth noting, purple cauliflower will provide you with extra nutritional benefits, which may help regulate sugar levels, body weight and lower your risk of cancer.

Beetroot
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Roasted, raw or pickled, a dose of beets is low in fat, full of vitamins and packed with powerful antioxidants.
Its rich colouring is reason enough to incorporate it into CONTINUE READING

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Cooking up a storm with Neff FlexInduction

The Neff FlexInduction cooktop is an unrivalled cooking zone, turning everyday home cooks into confident culinary experimenters.
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Enjoy the freedom of using the FlexInduction surface. It can accommodate large roasting trays with big pots of boiling water, or turn an array of smaller pans into a manageable working space.

The secret is the FlexInduction’s auto-detection that accommodates the location and size of pots and pans as they are  moved around and generates heat only where it is needed. Enjoy maximum space and freedom by fitting each cooking implement on different zones of the cooktop. Your FlexInduction will simply adjust to your configuration.

The cooktop heats your pans by magnetic currents. Because the heat is focused on your cooking implements, your cooktop remains cool having only absorbed a little radiant heat. You’ll enjoy greater safety and energy savings, plus the benefit of preventing spillages and overflows from burning onto the cooktop surface. This clip clearly demonstrates the benefits of Neff FlexInduction.

Make the most of the FlexInduction space by cooking in bulk. Imagine getting ahead on the weekend by preparing flexible meals that can be used for lunches, dinners and snacks throughout the week. This quick and easy Corn Fritter recipe is a great start. 
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What you’ll need -

200g potatoes, grated

1 small red capsicum, chopped finely

½ cup corn kernels, drained

2 large CONTINUE READING

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