Baking with children is one of our activities we do at home when it is a rainy day or simply because we fancy it. It is a great way to teach them and enjoy family time together. I can not say I enjoy it 100% because inevitably you spend double the time cleaning up the mess they make. But it is a great way to prevent them from watching too much TV.
We are a big fans of cakes and puddings. I chose to bake Chocolate pudding which I found on Pyrex’s website. I used the Pyrex Essentials round bowl to cook this delicious food. If you like baking, you might like to join Pyrex and the nation for the British Baking Revolution 14th – 20th October 2013. I know it is a long way away but diarise it now. This is the recipe I took from Pyrex’s website:
- 250 ml milk
- 80g cooking chocolate
- 30g butter
- 2 eggs, yolks and whites separate
- 30g caster sugar
- 100g white bread, crumbled
- Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
- In a saucepan, heat the milk with the chocolate and butter. Mix until the chocolate has melted completely, then turn off the heat and leave to one side.
- Beat the egg whites until they are very stiff.
- In a bowl, beat the yolks briskly with the sugar. Add the bread and mix together. Delicately incorporate the egg whites.
- Pour the mixture into the round dish, that has been previously buttered, and put it in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Serve lukewarm or cold. Tips: You can heat the milk, the chocolate and the butter in the microwave, for 2½ minutes at full power, in the round dish used for the preparation.
This may not be the best chocolate pudding in the world but the great thing about this recipe is that these ingredients can typically be found in most household cupboards. There is nothing fancy to buy. It took us about 20 minutes to prepare the mixture. The children had a lot of fun whisking the cake mixture.
I rate the dish 5 stars out of 5 as I can not fault it at all. It is made from good quality borosilicate glass. It can serve 1.6 litres. It can be used in the oven, microwave and is dishwasher safe, scratch resistant and suitable for freezing. The handle is wide enough to grip. I would highly recommend anyone to use Pyrex for their well made, high quality kitchenware.
Pyrex’s Essentials glassware range are made from borosilicate glass, which offers superior thermal shock resistance, compared to less expensive soda lime glass. While thermal shock may not be a consideration for the average home cook, safety is key in any kitchen and needs to be taken into account when it comes to glass bakeware. The legendary glassware range is able to withstand temperatures as low as -40°C and as high as 300°C, it is also able to endure temperature variations of up to 220°C. All Pyrex products come with 10 year guarantee. Items within Pyrex glass range are priced from £3.99 and are available from stockists nationwide. To find out more about the entire Pyrex cook and kitchenware collection and locate your nearest stockist, visit www.pyrex.eu.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.