Clear measurements are the best thing to have for clean cooking and precise recipes. These Lurpak Cook’s Range pre-measured (50 grams each) butter blocks are ideal for just throwing in the butter without worrying about making mistakes in quantities. It’s pure fuss-free cooking and baking. The other good news is that their small size allows them to soften faster. So no more waiting around for your butter block to be soft!
We chose to use the Cook’s Range butter blocks to make this creamy and delicious cheesy potato gratin. It’s easy to do and it will leave your guests happy and satisfied.
Cheesy potato gratin: Preparation: 10 minutes – Cooking time: 50 minutes
- 2 butter blocks (100g)
- 1 Shallot, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons Flour
- 5 cup Chicken stock
- 5 cup Cream
- 1 cup grated Gruyère cheese
- 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme, chopped
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 5 Kg Potatoes
- 5 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius
- In a pan, heat the butter at medium heat. Add the shallot and cook it until tender.
- Add the flour and stir until combined with cooking liquid and shallot
- Add the stock and the cream slowly
- Add the Guyère and thyme and stir until the gruyere has melted. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the potatoes and mix to coat them well with the mix. Then cover the pan and let it cook for 15 minutes
- When it has cooked, transfer to an oven dish (the final serving dish)
- Equally top the cheesy potato gratin with Parmesan cheese and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown
Enjoy with a perfectly grilled beef steak! 🙂
For previous Lurpak Cook’s Range recipes, check out: The fluffy chocolate cake made with Baking Butter, The Brown Vegetable Rice made with Cooking Liquid, and The Rice and Goats Cheese Cakes made with Clarified Butter!
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It’s with great excitement that I finally introduce you to my favorite Lurpak Cook’s Range product: BAKING! We bakers finally have a kind of butter that allows us to bake on a whim. I now can choose to bake at any moment, without having to put the butter out for hours for it to soften.
Lurpak Baking is the ideal blend of Lurpak Butter and Vegetable Oil. It has a softer texture and it’s ready to mix straight out of the fridge. It easily folds into cake mixtures and gives them a light and fluffy golden finish. This product is happiness guaranteed!
A cake I baked with this wonderful product is this fluffy chocolate cake I had once made for a friend’s birthday. I recommend you make it for any occasion. It can be a bit tedious at first, what with the separation of the egg whites and yolks then folding in the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, but with time you’ll get used to it and you’ll start making it any time you have something to celebrate.
Here’s the recipe:
Chocolate cake – Preparation: 45 minutes – Cooking time: 30 minutes
For the cake:
- 200 g Lurpak Baking butter
- 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1 glass of milk
- 3 cups Sugar
- 3 cups Flour
- 1 tablespoon Baking powder
- 5 Eggs
For the frosting:
- 200 grams of dark chocolate
- 200 ml fresh cream
- 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
- In the bowl of a mixer, mix the sugar and butter until well combined
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites
- Add the egg yolks to the sugar and butter mix and mix until well-combined
- In another bowl, mix the milk and cocoa powder until well-combined
- Add the flour and baking powder and mix
- Add the egg, butter and sugar mixture to the chocolate mixture and mix well
- Beat the egg whites until mousse-like
- Gently fold the beaten egg whites unto the chocolate mixture
- Place in 2 cake molds of equal size and in a high temperature (280 degrees Celsius) preheated oven for 30 minutes
- Melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie
- Add the cream to it and mix until well combined
- Add the corn starch to thicken it
Once the cakes are out of the oven, let them cool completely. Decorate the top of the bottom cake with the chocolate frosting, then place the top cake on the bottom one and cover them both with frosting. Decorate with red fruits (optional). Serve and enjoy for days!
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Today I present you with the second recipe of the Lurpak Cook’s Range collaboration series. The product used here is the Cooking Liquid. This product is the ideal balance of Lurpak Butter and Vegetable Oil. The butter’s role is to give the dish you’re cooking a delicious taste and golden finish, while the vegetable oil prevents it from burning. This product is great for pan frying meat, fish and vegetables and also works wonders for roasting, greasing tins and even baking! Shake it well before use and store it in the fridge.
One of the recipes we made using the Cooking Liquid was a delicious Brown Vegetable rice with shrimp skewers. There you go. Enjoy! 🙂
Brown vegetable rice with shrimp skewers: Preparation: 15 minutes – Cooking time: 45 minutes
Ingredients: (for 2 persons)
For the brown vegetable rice:
- Brown rice
- 20 Whole green peas
- 2 large carrots
- 5 fresh Ginger clove
- 2 fresh Red Chilis
- 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons cooking liquid
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
For the shrimps:
- 9 king prawns, headless but with tail
- 1 tablespoon of cooking liquid
- 1 teaspoons Ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon Chili powder
- Salt and pepper
- Dash of olive oil
- Make the brown rice (for 1 cup of rice, 2 cups of water): Wash the rice. Boil the water with 1-teaspoon olive oil. When the water has boiled, add the rice, cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Turn off the fire and keep it covered for 5 minutes.
- Marinate the shrimps in olive oil, ginger powder, chili powder, salt and pepper
- In a pan, heat the cooking liquid and add the ginger and carrots. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the chili and peas and stir for 1 minute.
- Add the oyster sauce and stir for 2 minutes
- Add the rice and stir for 1 minute
- Add the soy sauce and stir until all vegetables are tender
- In another pan, heat the cooking liquid and cook the shrimps 2 minutes on each side
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This past summer, I had the pleasure to experiment the Lurpak Cook’s Range products right before their launch! 🙂 So during the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing all 10 recipes with you while at the same time demonstrating the use of each Cook’s Range product. There are 5 products, each made for specific recipes.
The first one I’m presenting today is the Clarified Butter. It’s basically 100% pure concentrated Lurpak butter. It has a rich intense taste and allows you to cook at really high temperatures, searing and locking in flavors. For storage, the Clarified Butter must be stored at room temperature, then kept refrigerated once opened. It has a shelf life of 9 months in the Middle East and 6 months in the UK.
A recipe you can make with this product is this Rice and Goat’s Cheese Cakes recipe. I found it to be a great dish to serve when you’re hosting a dinner party and you’re out of ideas. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Rice and goat’s cheese cakes (for 16): Preparation: 20 minutes – Cooking time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups jasmine rice
- 100 g grated mozzarella cheese
- 200 grams goats cheese
- Rosemary leaves, chopped
- 1 cup plain flour
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups breadcrumbs
- Clarified butter (for cooking the cakes)
- 5 cup olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- Cook the rice: bring 1 liter of water and rice to the boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10 minutes until water is absorbed.
- In a bowl, combine mozzarella, half of the goats cheese and rosemary and add the rice to the mix. Mix until combined and the cheeses have melted. Season with salt and place in the fridge 10 minutes to cool down
- Divide the mixture into 16 patties. Cut the remaining goats cheese into cubes and place one cube inside each patty and roll the mixture around it
- In 3 different bowls, place: the flour, the slightly beaten eggs and the breadcrumbs
- In turn, dip the patties into the flour, then into the eggs and coat with the breadcrumbs
- Make the basil oil: Combine garlic cloves, basil leaves, cumin powder and olive oil in a food processor and crush them all together. Set aside
- In a pan, add the clarified butter and fry each patty on each side until golden
- Transfer to a dish covered with paper towel
- Serve with basil oil
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