We started with a quick demonstration of the best way to cook your Christmas meats, demonstrating how the Miele ovens lock in the correct amount of moisture to avoid dry turkeys.
Then it was our turn. Armed with a drawer full of utensils, heaps of ingredients and easy to follow recipes, it was time to create our edible Christmas gifts.
On the list was:
Red Onion Marmalade
Salted Caramel Sauce
Brandy Chocolate Truffles
Lemon and Pistachio Biscotti
My favourite of the bunch, partly because it was gluten free, partly because it contained alcohol and partly because it was chocolate (what a winning combo!?) were the Brandy Chocolate Truffles. They’re super easy to make and don’t need to be baked (such a poet), so they go down well in terms of my rule of simplicity – yet look and taste fab!
cherries, roughly chopped
brandy or rum
and melt on level 2 on the hob. Take off the heat then add the rest of the
ingredients. Place into the fridge and allow to cool.
A big thanks to Miele for such a lovely day. They offer lots of different cookery school courses (including a gluten free bread course I’ve definitely got my eye on!), which would all make perfect Christmas gift for foodie family and friends. You can check out the full list of courses here.