Quick and Easy Recipes to Test our Favourite Kitchen Appliances

Cooking is a much loved hobby for many people – those who love to experiment in the kitchen and host dinner parties to impress friends and family – but for some, it’s a tedious task that is dreaded daily. Cooking can be quite difficult and for some people with busy lives, it’s often seen as quite time consuming. Here at EHD, we understand both sides of the story. Our team has gotten together to decide which products can satisfy both the amateur chef with all new fancy technologies to test and try out, as well as satisfy the person who just wants to cook food that is easy to make and tasty to eat. We’ve paired our products with a special recipe that highlights the best of each products capabilities, and is also sure to impress your next dinner guests, without requiring too much time and effort.

Gaggenau is known for their innovations in the world of kitchen appliances. The Gaggenau Combi-steam oven 400 series provides a versatile approach to cooking. The oven features a full surface grill and three point core temperature probe, allowing for even cooking, through steam, sous-vide or traditional oven style cooking. The oven features a sleek stainless steel look, and is fully integrated into your kitchen, allowing for a sophisticated and timeless design. The oven also has various safety features, including automatic temperature shut-off, ceramic glass to prevent burns, and boiling point detection to prevent spills. Gaggenau’s BS485 112 Combi-Steam Oven makes cooking easy, and every meal comes out perfectly cooked. Try our steam-roasted crispy pork belly and vegetables recipe, an easy-to-cook recipe that is sure to impress your dinner guests.

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Steam roasted pork belly and vegetables:

1 kg pork belly
Sea salt
1 tbsp olive oil
5 carrots
5 shallots
3 onions
2 stalks celery
3 sprigs of fresh thyme

Pre-heat your Gaggenau Combi-Steam oven to 230 degrees on the combi setting.
Score the pork skin and season well with salt, making sure to rub the salt into the scores as well.
Place the pork in the oven for 30 minutes.
While the pork is cooking, cut the vegetables and toss in olive oil. After the pork has cooked, place the vegetables in the bottom of the tray, evenly spread out around the pork belly.
Cook for another 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes.
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil.

V-ZUG GK11TIXFKZ FullFlex Induction Hob is a must have in any kitchen. The FullFlex Induction Hob creates a versatile kitchen space, with innovative technology that detects cookware placed anywhere on the hobs surface, and heats up that specific area, allowing for safe and flexible cooking zones. The hob has various functions, from standard frying, simmering, to teppanyaki functions, and melting functions, for heating butter or chocolate. The childproof lock and cookware detection technologies means that you don’t need to worry when your food is cooking. The FullFlex Induction Hob inspires more creativity when it comes to cooking, with its various functions and 18 power levels. Try our Chicken Adobo recipe, guaranteed to excite your taste buds and inspire you to cook more!

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Chicken Adobo:

Vegetable oil
5 chicken thighs, skin-on
1 onion
5 garlic cloves
½ cup white vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce
Bay leaves
White rice

Heat the oil in a large skillet over the VZug FullFlex Hob
Place chicken pieces on medium-high heat until golden-brown. Remove and set aside.
Place the onion and garlic for about six minutes until cooked.
Add vinegar, soy sauce, and bay leaves, and season with pepper to your liking.
Add the chicken and increase to high heat, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium and cover pan, allowing to simmer for about 30 minutes until chicken is tender.
Serve with white rice.

The perfect way to start the day is with a cup of coffee. It can be hard, however, to create perfect barista-style coffee at home. With Miele’s CVA7845 Built-in Coffee Machine, it’s easier than ever to create great coffee with ease. With a large touch display, you’re able to select between 24 different beverages, each with a selectable portion size. With 3 bean containers you can easily switch between different coffee beans to suit you and your families individual tastes, and OneTouch for two allows for two coffees to be made at once. The CVA7845 is as easy to clean as it is to use, with AutoDescale and AutoClean allowing for minimal cleaning on your end, as well as easily detachable components that can be cleaned in a dishwasher for your ease. We’ve decided to showcase the Miele CVA7845 Built-in Coffee Machine with our recipe for Yuanyuang tea – a Hong Kong classic that is not only easy to make, but tastes incredible.

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Yuanyuang coffee:

Your selection of quality coffee beans
Strong black tea
1/3 cup whole milk
1/3 cup boiled water
½ – 2 tbsp sugar, depending on your desired sweetness

Using Miele’s Built-in Coffee Machine, select hot water, single. Place your black tea in the hot water and allow to steep for about 4 minutes.
While the tea is steeping, select espresso, single from the options, and let the coffee machine run.
Combine the espresso and the tea into one mug.
Stir in sugar to your desired sweetness.
Add the milk.
Stir thoroughly and serve

Bosch’s CMG676BS6B Built In Oven with Microwave is perfect for any family home – with BoschAssist, you can automatically set heat, temperature, and time, all through an easy to use touchscreen, meaning cooking is easier than ever. With pyrolytic self-cleaning technology, you don’t need to worry about cleaning up after you cook either! Bosch’s sleek and minimal design fits right in to any kitchen, and allows for easy and low-effort cooking. We’ve selected our favourite Baked Sesame Chicken recipe for you to try out. It’s a perfect dish to give a modern twist on a classic comfort food.

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Baked Sesame Chicken:

4 chicken breasts
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp paprika
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 cup broccoli
White rice

Preheat the Bosch Built-In Oven to 350 degrees
Arrange the sesame seeds onto a baking sheet and place in oven for about 8 minutes until golden brown.
Take out the sesame seeds and let cool.
Change the oven to 400 degrees and let preheat again.
Combine the toasted sesame seeds, salt, pepper, paprika, and flour into a deep dish.
Dip the chicken breast pieces thoroughly in the soy sauce, then into the sesame seed mixture to coat.
Place onto a baking sheet and cook for about 30 minutes, until chicken is crispy and golden brown.
Serve with broccoli and rice.

Gaggenau’s VR414 111 Vario Electric Grill provides a new level of sophistication to your kitchen. The electric grill brings traditional barbeque and grilling cooking indoors, and provides for a healthier approach to normal grilling, thanks to the lack of smoke and other harmful gases. The Vario Electric Grill features a lava stone trough and grease collecting tray for easy cleaning and disposal, and the cooktop features two zones for multiple cooking uses. We’ve selected our delicious lime and chili shrimp recipe, a healthy and tasty recipe that is easy to prepare and cook.

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Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp:

1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 large limes
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp minced garlic
½ chili flakes
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
Pinch of salt and pepper
¼ cup chopped cilantro

Grate the limes to get about 1 tsp lime zest. Squeeze the limes and collect the juice in a small container. You should have about 4 tbsp of juice.
Combine the lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic, paprika, chili powder, chili flakes, cumin, salt, pepper, and cilantro. Mix well.
Add the shrimp and make sure each shrimp is coated thoroughly with the marinade.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes
Place about 5 shrimp onto skewers.
Preheat grill to medium-high, and drizzle some olive oil on top.
Grill each skewer on the Gaggenau Vario Electric Grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until lightly charred. Make sure not to overcook the shrimp.
Garnish with some extra lime wedges.