OXO stocking filler ideas for your favourite cook
Just look at these beauties from the fabulous OXO Good Grips range – they seem to think of everything when it comes to kitchen gadgetry!.
There’s nothing like a new gadget to inspire trying out a new recipe and cherry clafoutis has long been on my pudding wish list. In fact baking of any kind is on my wishlist but it’s a simple pleasure I hardly make time for (ok, that’s more to do with trying to avoid too much sugar and washing up!). I always wondered how people get the stones out of cherries for making a clafoutis. What a revelation a cherry pitter is! Making damson chutney will never be the same (I’m presuming my OXO cherry pitter will be up to the task as it’s suitable for pitting olives too) – I sat through 2 films de-stoning the last batch of spiced damson chutney I made.
Mamacook posted a baked cherry custard this week which I decided was a better option than a big Clafoutis from both a waistline and budget point of view (fresh cherries are super expensive at this time of year). I followed Mamacooks simple low sugar recipe (milk, egg yolk, sugar, cherries, vanilla extract) but added a tablespoon of coconut flour to thicken it a bit as a trial run for making a gluten free clafoutis when cherries are in season. I grated some nutmeg on the top using my the OXO spice grater and found that just one nutmeg produced 1/4 jar of grated spice. Quite a different texture to the shop bought powder I replaced it with but a much fresher flavour and more economical. Plenty ready for next time when I’ll be putting my OXO spice jar measuring spoons to good use.
This recipe was such a hit for clean simple flavours and I loved the pop of the fresh cherries with each mouthful.
The washing up was a breeze too and my new OXO palm brush made light work of getting baked custard off my dish. We’ve dabbled with long handle brushes before but always return to cloths. This compact palm held brush is terrific dispensing washing up liquid at the push of a button and neatly stores away in it’s own non-drip stand.
The other new additions in our kitchen are the angled measuring cup and the bag cinch. No more squinting with my nose pressed up against the side of a cracked jug with barely legible measurements and a wobbly hand. The angled measuring cup is genius with markings up the inside so you can read quantities from above as well. Available in 250ml, 500ml, 1000ml sizes to suit all recipes and pockets. As for the bag cinch, making E’s favourite pombears stretch across several days is no longer at the expense of crispiness!.
I could wax lyrical about which features we liked best but as it was all the features listed for each product I’d simply say go and take a look for yourself. Grab a cuppa and get comfy though as you’re sure to find a whole heap of other stocking filler ideas in the Good Grips range.
Disclosure: I purchased the cherry pitter and bag cinch and was sent the other items to review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.