Baking treats for Britain with the #CurrysBakeSale!
We´re challenging five fantastic food bloggers to set up and prepare for a charity bake sale with some top of the range Kenwood appliances!
At TechTalk we're always keen to encourage our readers to be creative, to learn new skills and to use new technology to its full potential (and to have fun whilst we're at it of course!). That's why we've launched this great new campaign; challenging a group of fantastic food bloggers to prepare and set up a bake sale in their local community, and to raise some money for a charity of their choice.
We'll be providing our bloggers with some of the very best products from our range of fantastic food processors and stylish Kenwood mixers to help them with their task. However, they'll have to come up with the recipes themselves!
You may remember our recent #Currysinthekitchen cookery class event which was a great success. We're very excited to be working with food bloggers again and we can't wait to see the results!
#CurrysBakeSale - The Challenge
Our bloggers have been challenged to get as creative as possible with the appliances we have sent them and to make a variety of items which they can sell at a charity bake sale. Two of them will be using the Kenwood Patissier Food Mixer (pictured right) and two will be using a Kenwood Chef Classic (above right), both items being perfect for preparing cake and dessert mixes. Our final blogger will be using the incredibly versatile Kenwood Multipro Food Processor which can be used to create a huge variety of treats with its different accessories, so we're very excited to see what's going to be made!
The bake sales will take place around the UK between May 26th and June 9th and we will be updating all our followers as to how they're going with tweets from @CurrysPCWorld. Each blogger will be raising money for a charity of their own choosing and will be writing blog posts about their part in the challenge after the event.
The bloggers who will be taking part in the #CurrysBakeSale are:
Karen from Lavender and Lovage
Laura from Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish
Anyonita from Anyonita Nibbles
Jane from The Hedge Combers
Poppy from Bunny Kitchen
Blenders, Mixers and Food Processors - What's the difference?
With so many fantastic products on offer in the world of kitchen appliances, it can sometimes be difficult to know exactly what you need for your task. It would be easy to assume, for example, that 'blenders' is a catch-all term, but there are some important differences you need to know.
Blenders can be incredibly versatile and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They're often designed for mixing drinks or making smoothies, sauces and thin pastes, with a usual capacity of between 1 and 2 litres. Most are designed to chop and mix small items so you will need to prepare and pre-chop some ingredients. Having said that, some blenders are incredibly powerful and can handle almost any task, such as the kMix BLX Blender which can crush ice!
Food processors are generally designed for the harder tasks; chopping up firmer ingredients and mixing thick pastes, although they are as equally as useful when it comes to the lighter stuff. Most food processors will come with an array of tools and accessories designed for use on different foodstuffs and to give different levels of consistency to your food. Food processors generally have a capacity of 1.5 to 3 litres and are essential tools for the more advanced home cook.
Mixers, however, are perfect for making high-quality desserts. A smooth soufflé or cake mix can be laborious and hard to obtain goal with a hand whisk, but a few minutes in a top of the range mixer and your preparation will seem like a dream. Whereas your average blender or food processor is designed for practicality, Kenwood Chef mixers and patissiers are a stylish addition to any kitchen. We can't wait to see what our bloggers cook up with them!
We'd like to say a big thank you to all of our bloggers taking part in the campaign. We'll be back soon with more updates, but for now you can join the conversation and follow the bake sales by searching #CurrysBakeSale on Twitter.