As Sunday afternoon rolls around I tend to get the urge to cook. Today I had the urge to bake and cook, and so I decided to try out the latest edition to my kitchen repertoire – my Chef’n FreshForce Spatula
It’s actually been a day of cooking, which started out with me making a big old fashioned breakfast for Jamie. One thing I discovered is that my new spatula is not so good at pan work. This was discovered first hand when I tried to flip an egg with it. #fail.
I think it’s because of the curvature in its shape where it’s been designed to encompass a wave type form which helps it aerate batter better. Not that good at egg lifting though. There isn’t a flat edge to help get under the egg to lift it up entirely, as a result Jamie’s first egg was a bit of a mush.
I resorted back to my trusty Joseph and Joseph 5 in one tool which never fails and is great for flipping eggs, making soups, frying onions etc, however not so great in cake making. The shape of the ‘spatula side’ doesn’t really work when you’re trying to move the batter from the bowel to the cake dish as it all starts dripping out of the little holes in the middle. Great for taking veggies out the pot. Not so great for putting cake in the tin.
Nevertheless, we can’t all be good at everything and the same goes for kitchen gadgets. They all have their place, and purpose, and so you need to make sure you use the right tool for the job. In this case – the right spatula.
So, this afternoon when I got the urge to make Lemon and Poppy seed cake I called upon my latest kitchen gadget edition. Now this is where the Chef’n FreshForce Spatula took the opportunity to shine. Getting the batter light and fluffy has never been easier, and the cake turned out perfectly!
As they say, the proof is in the pudding, here goes..