Saturday is always a lie in for Mr C and I but after being woken up by the children today, I decided to cook breakfast.
There are already several types of cooking sprays in the market and now Lurpak® has launched a new Cook’s Range. There are four in this range: clarified butter, cooking liquid, cooking mist and baking.
I have the Lurpak® Cooking Mist and used it to cook paratha (Indian flatbread) by spraying the Cooking Mist onto my Pyrex pancake pan.
This is a sprayable liquid blend of Lurpak® butter and rapeseed oil. The spray mist is the perfect basting tool to make sure roasts are evenly glazed and crisp, and works brilliantly as a quick and efficient way to grease pans and tins. The mist can also be used as a glaze for the final flourish on pies too. The spray does not spray in a wide circle but sprays in a more narrow oval. It is easy to use by giving it a shake before spray and I am able to control the coverage and amount sprayed. I like that it does not need to be refrigerated and can be used until the best before date. It gave my paratha a golden finish and tasted delicious! The RRP is £2.70 which is very reasonable. I have previously not been keen on sprays as I was always worried that I would spray all over the place. However, I could see myself using this to grease baking tins and baking pies with it.
Next, we tried the new V8 V-Fusion Passion Fruit, Mango & Carrot. This carefully combines sweet fruit juices with the earthy tones of carrot juice. I am not a big fan of vegetable juice and had not tried drinking or making one for myself. But I was happy to try this as it tastes superb! It does not taste raw at all. It is refreshing, sweet and smooth to drink. One glass of V8 (250 ml) gives you one whole serving of fruit and one whole serving of vegetables; that’s 2 of your 5-a-day. This is definitely something I would buy again! I would highly recommend it to supplement a good healthy diet. It has no artificial flavours, colours, preservatives or additives and also provides an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Last month, I had worked with nu3 for the Easter egg hunt over my blog and we had been sent their Goji Discover pack. The pack contains natural goji berries 250 g; allos cranbery-goji muesli; landgarten goji berries in dark chocolate; ombar goji berry raw chocolate with goji berries and lovechock raw – organic goji/orange chocolate. Mr C likes dark chocolate and the chocolate is just perfect for him. I am not keen on dark chocolate. The goji berries is not overpowering the chocolate at all. There is just a hint of goji berries. I also used the naturals goji berries for Chinese ABC soup which I had cooked earlier last week. The cranberry-goji muesli tastes quite tangy and bitter. I would suggest adding honey to it.
What a fantastic breakfast to start the day! I love Saturdays!
Disclosure: We received the samples for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.