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24/06/2019

The Handmaid’s Tale Recipes: Blessed be the Fruit …smoothie

Blessed Day   We thought long and hard about which Healthy Smoothie flavour we were going to make for this week’s The Handmaid’s Tale recipe. Batting ideas back and forward, we just couldn’t decide which was going to be the main fruity ingredient. Until it hit us (not literally). Of course, if we were going to make a fruit smoothie to enjoy while watching Handmaid’s Tale Season 3, it had to be…   That’s right. Using our very own Smoothie Maker, we’ve rustled up and delicious, easy and healthy Banana... Read More

19/06/2019

Your Great British Bake-Off checklist

  The Great British Bake Off 2019 is coming towards the end of Summer and, even though we don’t have an official release date yet, that hasn’t stopped us from getting excited (and prepared) for the latest Bake Off, complete with Showstoppers, Star Bakers and Hollywood Handshakes. Right here, we have a whole host of great baking products, making up our very own GBBO checklist, so you can create the recipes yourself, alongside the Great British Bake-Off contestants. If you fancy any of the products in this list, click the... Read More

17/06/2019

British Food Fortnight: Fruit Scone Recipe

Isn’t it great to be British? We’re feeling all patriotic with British Food Fortnight  and we’re enjoying making lush bait to celebrate. This blog includes a delcious Fruit Scone Recipe and, if you’re anything like us, you’ll be arguing about two things… 1. How to say it (scone, as in ‘gone’ or scone, as in ‘cone’) 2. And whether it’s jam or cream first – to keep everyone happy, we’ll use GIFs to show both. Easy Fruit Scone ingredients 225g of self-raising flour (maybe have a little extra for dusting)... Read More

11/06/2019

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

Nutella and Malteser Cupcake for National Cupcake Day 10/06/2019

Nutella & Malteser Cupcake Recipe (from Irish Baking Adventures)

  Our inspirational guest blogger Irish Baking Adventures has rustled up the most incredible recipe, just in time for National Cupcake Day. This recipe for Nutella & Malteser Cupcakes is enough to make 8-10 cupcakes, making them ideal as an after-meal treat or to take into work or maybe as a Father’s Day delight.     INGREDIENTS FOR CUPCAKES 175g softened butter 175g self-raising flour 175g caster sugar ½ tsp baking powder 3 large eggs ½ tsp vanilla extract 25g Ovaltine or Horlicks 10tsp Nutella   INGREDIENTS FOR BUTTERCREAM 175g... Read More

06/06/2019

A list of reasons why you need a Picnic Bag

  Whether you hear the word and think ‘Family Picnic’, ‘Romantic Picnic’ or just a ‘Picnic with friends’, a Picnic Bag is so easy to transport to your chosen dining spot on those sunny Summer days, whoever you’re with. But, do people still picnic? And, if they do, is a Picnic Backpack worth it? Here, we look at the benefits of both picnicking and the Picnic Bag…   Fresh air and exercise Getting out and enjoying the good weather must be the top of everyone’s list when Summer finally shows... Read More

A list of sun safety tips 14/05/2019

Sun safety tips for the summer

The weather’s getting glorious, isn’t it? Whether you want to be burnt to a crisp or think any rise in temperature makes it automatically ‘too hot’, you need to make sure you’re sun aware. For this year’s Sun Awareness Week (and beyond), we have some good sun safety tips…   Wear sun cream everyday No matter how you think the sun affects you, you need to make sure you put sun cream on about 15 minutes before you step into the sun.   Make sure you keep your suntan lotion... Read More

Classic Jam Doughnut recipe 07/05/2019

National Doughnut Week: Classic Jam Doughnut recipe

For National Doughnut Week, we’ve got some cracking recipes – check them out here – but in this blog, we’ve got a messy recipe for a jammy classic doughnut.   Ingredients 210g strong white flour, plus extra to sprinkle on after 15g caster sugar, plus extra to sprinkle on after 7g dried yeast ½ tsp salt 20g unsalted butter (at room temperature) 65ml whole milk 45ml warm water 1 egg 2 litres vegetable oil 6 tsp strawberry jam     Method Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, combine the... Read More

24/04/2019

Red Onion & Rosemary Focaccia Recipe

Using the Andrew James Digital Bread Maker, Jade, our Customer Service Executive, has created some mouth-watering loaves – believe us: we have eaten all of the pieces our talented baker has kindly brought into the office. This recipe for Red Onion & Rosemary Focaccia bread creates a 1000g loaf when made in the Andrew James Digital Bread Maker.   Ingredients 350ml of water 1 tsp of salt 2 tbsp of sugar 2 tbsp of oil 4 cups of strong white flour ½ tsp of instant yeast 1 red onion, chopped... Read More

Sun-dried Tomato & Parmesan Bread recipe 24/04/2019

Sun-dried Tomato & Parmesan Bread Recipe

Using the Andrew James Digital Bread Maker, Jade, our Customer Service Executive, has created some mouth-watering loaves – believe us: we have eaten all of the pieces our talented baker has kindly brought into the office. This recipe for Sun-dried Tomato & Parmesan bread creates a 1000g loaf when made in the Andrew James Digital Bread Maker.   Ingredients 350ml of water 1 tsp of salt 2 tbsp of sugar 2 tbsp of oil 4 cups of strong white flour ½ tsp of instant yeast Sun-dried tomatoes 2 handfuls of... Read More