When I received Bessemer Country Kitchen Essential Set to review I decided that 2016 would be all about making the effort to cook and test more new recipes in hope of finding new old faithfuls to add to my weekly menu plans.
I’ve been spending the last few weeks putting my new Bessemer cookware and recipes to the test…I’m loving that they are non stick making it super easy to clean. This is a really important aspect for me when it comes to buying cookware as I’m time poor and want to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen making amazing meals for my family.
Featured below is Bessemer’s large oven pan, 5L casserole pot & lid and 28cm multi base pan (all works on induction stove tops) which I used to make my Italian mother-in-law’s shakshuka recipe, Mission’s sticky caramelised peach tarts and junior burger’s favourite tuna bake. Read on for recipes!
Cooking SHAK SHUKA in Bessemer 5L Casserole Pot
We had an 8am breakfast at ours a couple of Saturdays ago so I needed to minimize the food prep that morning. As part of that grand plan, I decided to cook up my Italian mother-in-law’s signature shakshuka recipe and put my Bessemer 5L Casserole Pot & Lid to the test.
It’s such a easy yet tasty recipe and Bessemer did this recipe justice. The night before our breakfast I cooked up my Shak Shuka sauce, I loved that there was plenty of space in my Bessemer casserole pot to sauté my onion, roasted capsicum and chorizo evenly…
And what a relief that was as the next morning was madness – 8am is way to early to be entertaining at home! I was sooooo happy that my sauce was already made, all I had to do was heat it up and crack my eggs. The eggs cooked evenly and the washing up was easy, the remains of my Shakshuka just slid off in the hot soapy water.
Here’s my Italian mother in law’s Shakshuka recipe…
What you need (serves 6)
- 1 onion
- 1 dry Italian sausage from the butchers
- 3 tins of dice tomato
How to cook Shakhuka
- Dice the onion, slice your Italian sausage and drain the roasted capsicum
- Brown the onion
- Add the Italian sausage and roasted capsicum to the pot and continue to sauté with onions
- Add dice tomatoes, season with salt & pepper to taste then put lid on and simmer for 15 minutes
- Crack eggs with space between each egg
- Remove pot from stove when eggs are cooked to your liking
Cooking Caramelised Peach Tarts in Bessemer’s 28cm multi-pan base
A couple of Friday nights ago, I had a friend over for pizza and then made Mission’s Soft & Fluffy Wrap’s sticky caramelised peach tarts recipe together for dessert.
I love anything caramelized so I thought the sticky caramelised peach tarts would be the perfect test on a quality cookware as the worse part is the washing!
It was so easy to make and the Bessemer 28cm multi base base was the perfect size and the even heat distribution caramelised my peaches perfectly.
Here’s Mission’s recipe (source http://www.missionfoods.com.au/en/recipes/dessert/sticky-caramelised-peach-tarts.aspx)
- Bake 6 Soft & Fluffy Wraps in a preheated oven at 180°C for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and divide peaches and sauce between the wraps.
- Bake in the oven for a further 10-15 minutes or until golden and sticky.
- Cool for 5 minutes and transfer to serving plates.
- Serve warm with a scoop of ice-cream or a dollop of pure cream.
Tuna bake for junior burger in Bessemer’s Large Oven Pan
junior burger loves Louise Fulton Keats Thermomix Cooking for Your Baby and Toddler’s tuna bake recipe and Bessemer’s large oven pan is the perfect size.
It’s an awesomely easy recipe and with a bit of seasoning actually tastes pretty good with a side of salad.
This is my tuna bake before going into the oven…
I usually serve junior burger up a slice freshly cooked from the oven and freeze the rest.
I prefer buying quality cookware that lasts, are easy to clean and don’t stain. Bessemer ticks all the boxes and is absolutely worth the investment. The Country Essential Kitchen Set is $727 rrp. You can purchase the set or the individual cookware separately from Bessemer’s website.
If you’re shopping for cookware, check out my post Shopping for my new kitchen – cookware, dinner sets, pantry organisers for more in the kitchen reviews. For more Bessemer reviews check out this related site.
Disclaimer: foodie cravings received Bessemer cookware and mission soft & fluffy wraps to review. See disclosure policy for more details.