British Bakeware Product Review

Hello lovely readers. Today I am so thrilled to share with you my British Bakeware Product Review.

British Bakeware produce a wide range of fantastic bakeware that is all manufactured in the UK. If you need a well made, durable piece of baking kit, British Bakeware stock it.

I was sent a Large Baking Tray, 3lb Loaf Tin and 12 Cup Muffin Tray to review. I had so much fun developing recipes and testing each product and am excited to share the final results and my thoughts on their products with you.

Large Baking Tray dimensions 33cm length x 24cm wide x 2.5cm deep

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Large Baking Tray with a non-stick finish.

This Large Baking Tray has a double non-stick coating and is oven, freezer and dishwasher safe.

Oh, did I mention it comes with a 5 year guarantee – yep a whole 5 years.

I really put this baking tray through it’s paces. From baking sausage rolls, on Christmas Eve, to roasting chicken, making biscuits and baking rolls. This baking tray performed time and time again.

Food cooked evenly and the baking tray was a dream to clean. Although it is non stick I gave it a very light coating of oil prior to using it. Doing so prolongs the life any non stick bakeware.

During my British Bakeware Product Review I developed new recipes. Using this Large Baking Tray I made Roast Chicken Noodle Soup  that is very low in fat and  these Cherry Bakewell Cookies for a little treat!

Cherry Bakewell Cookies
Cherry Bakewell Cookies cooling on the baking tray.

I deliberately did not grease the baking tray, or line with parchment paper. These cookies were very easy to remove, using a palette knife. That for me was the ultimate non-stick test and this large baking tray passed with flying colours.

In future I would line with baking parchment, as it is a great baking tray and I don’t want to scratch it!

Overall I was very impressed with the quality, durability and versatility of this Large Baking Tray.

12 Cup Muffin Tray dimensions 36cm length x 26cm wide x 3cm deep

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12 Cup Muffin Tray

This Muffin Tray has a double non-stick coating and is oven, freezer and dishwasher safe.

Yes this Muffin Tray also has a whopping 5 year guarantee.

Although this is a Muffin Tray I wanted to bake deep cupcakes in it, to see how it performed.

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes
Baked, golden Vanilla Bean Cupcakes using the 12 Cup Muffin Tray.

With the 12 Cup Muffin Tray I baked a batch of these Vanilla Bean CupcakesThe cupcakes baked evenly across the tray and were easy to remove.

What I particularly like about this Muffin Tray is the lip it has, that runs around the outside, on the top of the tray. This is a fantastic feature when baking any muffin or cupcake with a streusel topping. Inevitably some of the crumbly streusel gets knocked off the top of the muffin whilst moving the tray, this little addition ensures the sticky, crumbly mixture, doesn’t end up on your oven floor!

I do not know anyone who enjoys having to clean the oven!!!

So top marks for that British Bakeware.

This 12 Cup Muffin Tray was easy to clean, baked evenly and can be used for muffins and cupcakes. It is a complete winner all round.

3lb Loaf Pan dimensions 21cm long x 13cm wide x 12cm deep.

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3lb Loaf Tin

The 3lb Loaf Tin has a non-stick coating and is also oven, freezer and dishwasher safe.

Those of you who know me, know I love baking all sorts of delicious cakes, cookies, pies……

Did you know that I bake almost ALL of our bread?

This 3lb Loaf Tin has been used almost every day, since just before Christmas. I have baked our regular variety of loaves and created 2 new recipes in honour of this loaf tin – if it is possible to love an item of baking equipment, well, let’s just say, don’t try and come between me and this loaf tin. Are we clear???

Time after time it produced fantastic loaves. If you bake bread you NEED this tin. If you don’t and want to start get THIS tin.

I have been baking bread for the best part of 40 years (I started very young!!) and this is, without question, the best non-stick loaf tin I have ever used.

I created a recipe for a Wholemeal Loaf and a Spiced Fruit Loaf

The fruit loaf has a very, very sticky dough, yet it baked perfectly in this Loaf Tin.

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The 2nd Spiced Fruit Loaf I baked for this British Bakeware Product Review.

The 100% Wholemeal Loaf also baked beautifully in this 3lb Loaf Tin.

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Delicious and healthy Wholemeal Loaf.

Have I convinced you to start making your own bread yet?

I have thoroughly enjoyed carrying out this British Bakeware Product Review, not least because the products I reviewed were of excellent quality. They withstood the rigours of a normal household kitchen, although, it is probable that I bake more than most.

Whether you are a frequent baker, or not I can thoroughly recommend British Bakeware products. They are very reasonably priced, especially when you consider all three items I reviewed come with a 5 year guarantee and they are made right here in the UK.

Following this British Bakeware Product Review they will now be the first place I turn to when I need baking equipment – in fact I already have a few items on my list!!

As you know I frequently mention sharing on here. First home, wedding, birthday – how about giving a baking gift from British Bakeware? Maybe go one step further, pick a recipe (from feastingisfun of course 😉) buy the ingredients and the bakeware to bake it in and give it as a present?

Here are the links to get you started!

Large Baking Tray

12 Cup Muffin Tray

3lb Deep Farmhouse Loaf Tin

Do you enjoy baking?

Would you like to start baking?

Please let me know. I really enjoy reading your comments. I am not an expert but will always aim to give helpful advice.

Have fun baking, I’m off to do some online shopping at British Bakeware

Sammie xx

British Bakeware provided me with the 3lb loaf pan, large baking tray and 12 cup muffin tray, for me to review. All opinions and content are my own. I did not receive any payment for carrying out this review.

 

 

 

 

 

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Carrot Soup

Hello and thanks for popping by. Autumn is most definitely here and with it the very changeable weather. One minute blue skies and warming sunshine only to vanish, in a flash of lightening, to deep grey clouds, swirling winds and cold, drenching rain. Autumnal weather has all the consistency of a teenager’s mood swings!!! One thing that is guareented to brighten the dreariest day is this vibrant orange, Carrot Soup by my very talented and beautiful friend Liz over at Teta Lizza’s Kitchen.

Carrot Soup warming and comforting www.feastingisfun.com
Carrot Soup warming and comforting www.feastingisfun.com

 

Liz and I ‘met’ over on Twitter. We were both newbies to both the blogging and Tweeting world and I guess we found a kindred spirit in each other. If you haven’t visited Liz’s Kitchen at Teta Lizza, pop over, her site is warm, welcoming and bursting with delicious recipes.

So we live on seperate continents. That hasn’t stopped us from having a giggle, realising that we are very alike in some ways and supporting each other as we both continue our journey in the ‘blogosphere’!

Carrot Soup beautiful, good for you and delicious www.feastingisfun.com
Carrot Soup beautiful, good for you and delicious www.feastingisfun.com

 

Forever I will be thankful to Liz for making and posting this Carrot Soup. The subtle hint of ginger gently warms you through as you consume this delicious soup. The beautiful sweetness of the carrots contrasts with the sharp, salty, Stilton, crumbled into the middle. Liz uses Parsley to garnish her soup and that too would be delicious, as would a swirl of cream, dollop of creme fraiche…. the garnishing possibilities are endless. It must be said, though, that without garnish, this soup is entirely delicious on it’s own. Accompanied by nothing more than a good, thick, slice of bread, for dunking and mopping!

Carrot Soup garnish with Stilton cheese www.feastingisfun.com
Carrot Soup garnish with Stilton cheese www.feastingisfun.com

 

Recipe : Serves four portions of Carrot Soup

1tbsp Olive Oil

1 Medium Onion diced

450g/1lb Carrots – peeled and medium diced

1 Large Potato – baking sized, peeled and medium diced

1tsp Fresh Grated Ginger

1 litre/Approx 2pints Water

1 Vegetable Stock Cube – if not making vegetarian version, a chicken stock cube is fine

Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to season

Stilton Cheese to garnish – optional

Method :

Pour the Olive Oil into a heavy based pan, over a medium heat.

Add the diced onions and a small sprinkle (1/4tsp) of salt. Sautée the onions until soft and translucent – adding the salt will help stop them browning.

Add the carrots and potatoes to the softened onions.
Add the carrots and potatoes to the softened onions.

 

Stir the vegetables over a medium/low heat for a minute.

Grate 1tsp of fresh ginger and add to the pan.
Grate 1tsp of fresh ginger and add to the pan.
Add the water and stock cube to the vegetables.
Add the water and stock cube to the vegetables.

 

Add a good grinding of black pepper. I wouldn’t add any additional salt at this stage as the stock cube contains salt.

Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow the soup, covered with a lid, to simmer for half an hour.

Once the soup has finished cooking move the pan off of the heat.

Purée using a hand held blender.
Purée using a hand held blender.
Carrot Soup have a final taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
Carrot Soup have a final taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

 

Serve the Carrot Soup ladled into warmed bowls and garnished with some crumbled Stilton Cheese and thick slices of homemade bread.

Carrot Soup with delicious homemade bread for dunking!
Carrot Soup with delicious homemade bread for dunking!

 

This Carrot Soup warms you right through. Perfect for lunch after a long walk, admiring the changing colours of the season and kicking through the fallen leaves.

What are your favourite Autumn activities?

You may also like this Crunchy Seeded Bread to make and enjoy with this delicious soup.

Sammie x

 

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