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Macmillan Coffee Morning: Benefits of our Lumiglo Coffee Maker 09/07/2019
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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019: Why the Lumiglo Coffee Maker is the Coffee Maker you need

When is Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019? The official date for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is 27th September, but you don’t have to host your event on that date, if people can’t make it. You don’t even have to have it in the morning. Whether you are attending a cake-tastic event or hosting a coffee morning yourself, the party can take place at any time of day. Or all day, if you and your guests wish.   How do Macmillan Coffee Mornings work? It’s easy. Pin your Coffee Morning Banner... Read More

11/06/2019
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Summer 2019: A list of Garden Party accessories

  If you haven’t noticed, but we’re reaching the time of year that calls itself ‘British Summer Time’. Whether the weather reflects it or not is in the lap of the gods, but here at Andrew James, we’re incredibly positive beings and we’re always ready to get ourselves out into the fresh air, whether it is for a Barbecue, Picnic or Garden Party.     For Summer 2019, we’ve already had a look at Barbecue recipes and products, as well as the benefits of going on Picnics, so this blog... Read More

20/05/2019
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National BBQ Week: Preparing for a rained-off BBQ

It’s coming up to BBQ season and you will probably have everything in place for a fantastic day of family, friends and most important of all, food.     You’ll have all the right gear, not to mention a BBQ menu that will please each one of your guests. The only thing you can’t rely on is the weather.   At Andrew James, we love being prepared for any outcome. So, here we have a list of great products that will help your barbecue go without a hitch, regardless of... Read More

Easter Cake recipe 10/04/2019
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Easter Cake Recipe: Chocolate Nest Cake (from Irish Baking Adventures)

Our talented friend, Irish Baking Adventures has been incredibly busy in the kitchen, supplying us with a deliciously chocolatey recipe for a cake that is out-of-this-world perfect for Easter. INGREDIENTS CAKE 300g caster sugar 180g plain flour 50g good quality cocoa powder 1tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 eggs 250ml milk 100g butter, melted 2 tsp vanilla extract 250ml boiling water   FILLING 1 tub mascarpone cheese 250ml cream 30g icing sugar 1tsp vanilla extract Orange food colouring   DRIZZLE 200g white chocolate Orange “Candy”... Read More

01/04/2019
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Easter recipe: Roast Gammon Ham in the Halogen Oven

Forget Mary Berry and Jamie Oliver this Easter. For a truly delicious Easter dinner, you only need one name in your kitchen and that’s Andrew James. With our Halogen Oven – whether you have the premium model or the 12 litre digital model with a hinged lid – this Easter recipe will certainly satisfy your dinner guests. Cooking a ham can sometimes be a tricky business, but with the Andrew James Halogen Oven (as well as this recipe), you’ll not have to worry too much…   Once thoroughly defrosted, put... Read More

29/03/2019
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A list of Andrew James products to help make an easy Easter

  Whatever your views on Easter as a festival, it’s a lovely opportunity to gather your family and friends around and spend some quality time together. If you are hosting, it can be a stressful time, but we would like to introduce some quality products that will take the panic out of the proceedings and allow you and your guests to have fun.   Baking Should you be an avid baker and have the desire to present deliciously baked cakes and biscuits, we have a range of appliances that can... Read More

11/02/2019
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14th February: Your guide to the perfect Valentine’s Day

It’s almost time to say… Happy Valentine’s Day! Yes, love is in the air and if you are looking for ways to make your Valentine’s day, you’ve come to the right place. We have got the timeline to the perfect 14th February: 7:00am – Wake up and open presents. May we suggest these fantastic Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Stand Food Mixer Do you live with a Paul Hollywood wannabe? Help them step up their baking game with this great appliance. Then, sit back and think of all the cakes they’re... Read More

08/02/2019
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Feel Good Friday: Easy Cocktail Recipes

  For this week’s Feel Good Friday blog, we’re embracing our inner Brian Flanagan (it’s Tom Cruise’s character from Cocktail) and sharing some fantastic concoctions! Well, since you ask, Tom, we’ve got one for each of the first five spirits we could think of in three seconds. Cheers to easy cocktail recipes!   For the Gin lovers… Tom Collins We’re starting this off old-school and treating you guys to an all-time classic gin cocktail recipe. Ingredients 50ml gin 25ml lemon juice 25ml sugar syrup 125ml chilled soda water How do... Read More

07/02/2019
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Geet big chocolate cake recipe for a slow cooker

Ingredients 500g of chocolate cake mix 1 packet chocolate dessert mix 4 eggs 450g of soured cream 150g of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate 180ml of veg oil 230ml of water Method In a geet big bowl, blend together the cake mix and the pudding mix. Push down in the centre of the mix to make a dip and fill it with the eggs, soured cream, oil and water. Use the beater attachment to blend until the ingredients are proper mixed together. After about 5 minutes of that, hoy in... Read More

05/02/2019
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A closer look at the Andrew James Halogen Oven

Hello. We’re taking this opportunity to troubleshoot the Andrew James Halogen Oven, answering some FAQs we get about it. Are Halogen Ovens any good? Well, we’re obviously going to say ‘yes’, because we sell them. But, even so, we think they are pretty nifty. Mainly because of the whole range of meals you can make in them: Lemon & Herb Chicken Frozen Veggie Burgers Quiche Banana Bread Chilli Roasted Veg Scones Roast Gammon Lemon Tart Baked Potatoes Hot Dogs & Burgers Various Cuts of Steak Full English Breakfast Frozen Chicken... Read More