The team at Counter Interiors would like to say a big thank you to all who helped make our latest cooking demonstration a great success
It’s always a bit nerve wracking organising an event, there’s all the advertising to arrange, people to book and the showroom must look immaculate. Then we get to the day and will everything work, will anything go wrong, will anyone even turn up!?
So in light of that, the team here at Counter Interiors would like to say thank you once again to Ann Reynolds for hosting an informative and truly flavourful event. We would also like to thank Potes Smart Homes for all their expert advice on home and kitchen automation, York’s Coffee Emporium for their generous supply of exquisite coffee beans and our suppliers; Smeg, Cosentino, Blanco and Hafele for sending us some really cool contributions for our goodie bags.
Last but not least we would like to thank all of you for turning up and making this event another success.
The day started with the usual, bacon butties. There really isn’t a better way to start the weekend than with a bacon butty and a strong coffee and fortunately we had both. Crisped to perfection, we made short work of breakfast, the Emporium Espresso Blend bringing instant relief to the lost weekend lie in.
Once we’re up and running the preparation starts. First up Ann prepares fillets of steak or fish with herbs, spices, fruit juices and oil which are then vac sealed in our Siemens vacuum drawer. This stores food under high pressure forcing the flavours from the herbs and spices straight into the meat negating the need for overnight marinating. Store your vacuum sealed packets in the fridge until you’re ready to use.
Also in use was the steamer accessory for the compact oven. This useful accessory is placed into your oven filled with water. The steam is then forced up and through your food, in this case a stunning Risotto, leaving it light and soft with non of the sogginess associated with its boiled counterpart. For some of us, Risotto rice can be a challenge to get right. Yet, using this simple piece of equipment along with perfectly matched settings loaded straight from the Home Connect App and you too can enjoy a perfect Risotto, the way it was always meant to be served.
Other culinary delights included some delicious Mango Chutney party sausages, Steak and Salmon both marinated in their vacuum packs and a steamed Risotto.
Cake. Who doesn’t love cake? From the happiest to the saddest, there isn’t a single occasion where you won’t find a cake in some form or other. This time round we were spoilt, we got two!
First up, a Ginger cake, topped with succulent ginger chunks and steam baked to perfection. Moist, spongy and served up with a dollop of Mascarpone cheese, this is not a recipe for you calorie watchers. If you’ve never tried baking your cakes using steam before then we can highly recommend it. However we must warn you, it is extremely moreish.
Secondly a refreshingly light Lemon sponge cake. Topped with sugar royal icing and lemon zest. Again baked with added steam to give the cake that light moist texture. Sadly, I can’t give you much of a report on that offering as it literally disappeared before my very eyes.
I hope to get a few of the recipes written up here over the next week or so, but if you particularly enjoyed any of the recipes which were on offer, please drop me or any of the team an email and we’ll organise you a copy as soon as possible.
Once again, we would like to thank all those who helped out and attended our event. We are already looking forward to our next Demonstration Day which will be in Spring 2019. New customers, existing or just browsing are all very welcome and we’ll let you know the dates on our website, social media pages and York Press advertisements so don’t worry, we won’t let you miss it. Sign up to our newsletter and we’ll email you the dates as soon as they’re released.
In the meantime, pop on down to the showroom and see the new displays and smart technology we have installed. If you haven’t visited within the last 6 months then we have a huge number of exciting innovations and unique features we’d love to show you. Drop in to Unit 8 Audax Close, York YO30 4RA to see what we can do for you.