OXO Tot baking Granny style

September 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm 4 comments

At this time of year I’m usually gathering ingredients for chutney making:  using up a glut of courgettes or beetroot or damsons. With no allotment grown veggies this year I’m using up my preserve stores instead and tripping into memories of seasonal preserving with scents of nostalgia from freshly opened jars of jam and chutney. Last week we popped open the jar of jam made with these foraged plums to create doughnut style cupcakes.19-9-13 - Oxo tots review_jam filling 4B

I don’t bake often if I’m honest because
a) 10 cup cakes disappear too quickly in our house, not naming any names, so not the best diet choice except for special occasions
b) I seem to create ridiculous amounts of washing up.  Even when E helps it doubles the amount of cookery time (oh, perhaps that’s where I’m going wrong?)19-3-13 - E washing up 2 4B

For our doughnut like cupcakes we kept it simple with a ”weight of 2 eggs” Granny style cake mix and minimal washing up with our new OXO Good Grips hand held mixer.
E thoroughly enjoyed whisking up the eggs but had to admit defeat when I added the butter and sugar (admittedly it’s not really meant for solid ingredients but we I enjoyed playing with it too much to stop there).   Thanks to the sturdiness of our OXO Good Grips stainless steel mixing bowl and its high sides the ingredients stayed inside the bowl!  I’ve lost count of the number of previous spillages we’ve had when an excited E has made an sudden grab for our plastic bowl.  This stainless steel bowl has a terrific grippy non-slip rubber base so would take quite a swipe to up end it Jam cupcakes collage
Looking for more things we could get whisk happy with we also baked a salmon and broccoli quiche for tea and then used the mixing bowl for our side salad.  Oxo Tots review collage
We’re really quite addicted to using this bowl now, E especially so as a music making hat as he sits on the kitchen floor tapping it with a toy.
Don’t take my word for how much this bowl has transformed meal making in our kitchen; try it for yourself (the mixing and baking part, hat wearing optional) and if a bowl does find it’s way into your kitchen I’d love to hear what other uses you find for it. It’s perfect for chilling and marinating too with it’s brushed stainless steel interior that retains temperature and a white plastic exterior that shields your hands from extreme temperatures.

Here’s E with a quick demonstration if you’re still unsure whether your plastic bowl and wooden spoon need updating… 
Disclosure: I was sent the OXO Good Grips products to review. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

Entry filed under: in the kitchen, reviews.

wordless wednesday me and mine {September family portrait}

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jacqueline  |  September 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Your cupcakes look great and E is having such fun. It so good for him to help in the kitchen 🙂

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  • 2. Everlovin' Dad  |  September 30, 2013 at 10:04 am

    What I can’t figure out is that a lot of this cake making is done at a weekend but when your mum and I visit on Tuesday there’s no sign of any of them.
    Methinks there are 3 reasons for this; 2 big and 1 small.

    Reply
  • […] your cups away afterwards. You may have noticed the stainless steel mixing bowl in both our makes. We’ve reviewed it before here and it really is the one-man-band of mixing bowls. E no longer wears it as a hat but it’s […]

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  • 4. baking with chickpea flour | Nip it in the bud  |  October 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    […] spoon suffice more often than not. L even had a go with my Oxo good grips hand held mixer which E tried for the first time around the same age. 4 years later stainless steel bowl and mixer still look like new and continue to survive being […]

    Reply

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