Summer entertaining, made for sharingApril 19, 2017
Long, warm summer evenings are made for relaxed meals in the garden with family and friends, and if you treat them to a table of bite-sized buffet bits you’ll be free to join in the alfresco fun instead of being stuck in the kitchen. If you’re in search of some inspiration try our recipes for a deliciously snackable spread…
Pastry & Pasta Press Trio
With a size for every possible occasion, this trio of nifty presses will help you turn out beautifully uniform pastries, pasta parcels and mini calzones – simply cut, fill and fold to crimp the edges and seal. And they’re also perfect for creating samosas, mezzaluna-shaped ravioli, stuffed dumplings for dim sum, apple turnovers or savoury puffs – and don’t forget those classic British pasties. As simple as 1, 2, 3… First, roll out your pastry, pasta or dough and use the base of the press to cut out circles. Then lay your cut-out circle on top, add your chosen sweet or savoury filling and, finally, fold the press shut to seal the edges with a fluted finish, all ready for the oven.
VegiDrill Fruit and Vegetable Corer
Think baked courgettes stuffed with couscous, feta and toasted pine nuts; plump tomatoes spilling over with mozzarella and basil; roasted onions filled with spiced minced lamb and rice; baked potatoes with crispy bacon and Stilton; even apples full to the brim with nuts and raisins, topped with ice cream and dusted with cinnamon… all sounds delicious, doesn’t it? But the reality of hollowing out the veg ready for stuffing has been a lengthy and tricky task until now. The Vegi Drill vegetable corer makes it easy to core all manner of fruit and vegetables, hard or soft, big or small, in seconds with very little effort. With four simple-to-change corer ‘bits’, it will deal with courgettes, carrots, onions and aubergines, as well as potatoes, tomatoes and apples. And don’t let the cored bits go to waste either – use them in your soups, stuffings and stir fries. Speedy starters, impressive main courses, exotic desserts, eye-catching canapés, the Vegi Drill is set to change the way you present food forever.
Mozzarella & Sun-Dried Tomato Mini Loaves
Made using 12 Hole Loose-Based Mini Loaf Tin – Ideal for baking a dozen perfectly shaped sweet loaf cakes or savoury terrines, the non-stick loose bases on our mini loaf tin ensure you can get them out easily.
Tomato & Roquefort Tarts
Made using the Lakeland Mini Morsel Set – Moreish mini cakes, tasty canapés and other dainty delicacies are a doddle in our durable tin, which makes 24 one-bite treats and comes with a handy wooden pusher for easier pastry pressing.
Fill these tubes with bread or cake dough, pop the lid on, bake them upright in the oven and you’ll end up with an eye-catching tubular loaf ready to slice into mini individual slices. Brilliant for making canapés or fun-shaped sandwiches for children’s lunch boxes, there are three shapes included – heart, star and flower – and each steel tube has a highly non-stick coating so your loaves are easy to release.