Wimbledon inspired Eton Mess Madeira Cake - Recipe of the Month

Wimbledon inspired Eton Mess Madeira Cake - Recipe of the Month

Did you know - 28,000 kilograms of strawberries are consumed at Wimbledon? Along with 7,000 litres of cream, and this is all washed down with 28,000 bottles of champagne! Strawberries and cream are obviously synonymous with Wimbledon, so we've taken this as inspiration for our summery recipe of the month - 'Eton Mess Madeira Cake' - the perfect treat to watch the tennis with - perhaps accompanied by a glass of fizz!. Recipe: 175g butter 175g caster sugar 3 eggs, beaten 210g self-raising flour 40g ground almonds Zest of 1 lemon Filling: 200g strawberries 250ml double/ whipping cream 30g meringues, crushed Optional: Champagne or Prosecco! Method: 1.

The best Food Festivals of 2015

We are very excited at Ovenclean HQ that it’s Food Festival season once again! A time to enjoy good weather (we hope!) and home grown produce at an event that could be on your doorstep. One of our favourite things to do is compile a list of the best festivals our great nation has to offer, to save you a job this summer! Hampshire Food Festival, throughout Hampshire, July  First on our list is the Hampshire food festival which takes place across several locations in the county during July.

Do ‘Self-Cleaning’ Ovens Need Cleaning?

Do ‘Self-Cleaning’ Ovens Need Cleaning?

First introduced in the early 1960s, self-cleaning ovens work by heating up to very high temperatures (up to 500 °C / 900 °F) in an effort to turn dirt and grime to ash which can then be brushed away. The internal panels of self-cleaning ovens are coated with a special type of enamel, and are constructed especially to repel dirt and withstand occasional extreme temperatures.

Food Safety Week: Practical Steps to Keep the Bugs at Bay

Food Safety Week: Practical Steps to Keep the Bugs at Bay

National Food Safety Week is an annual event held to promote the importance of good food hygiene in the home. Approximately five and a half million people are affected by food poisoning each year and of that number, over a million believe they contracted it at home.

Recipe of the Month - June - Cupcakes!

Recipe of the Month - June - Cupcakes!

Two twists on the classic cupcake - salted caramel and raspberry and almond! With the Queen's official birthday next Saturday, we thought it only right that June's 'Recipe of the Month' should be something celebratory, and what better than these yummy (and very easy to recreate) versions of a simple cupcake recipe. Basic cupcake recipe ingredients - will make 12-14 175g softened butter/ margarine 175g caster sugar 3 x eggs 175g self-raising flour Additions for salted caramel cupcakes: Dr.