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Everything you need to bake, cook and create this autumn
elcome to the all-new Kitchen magazine from Harts of Stur. We pride ourselves on providing the best customer service and supplying the best quality kitchenware, bakeware and cookware for your home and kitchen. As a family business we try to keep our community and customers informed about great new products and events that may be of interest. This magazine is a great way of getting everyone involved and helping you, the customer, know a little bit more about us. At this time of year, we are coming out of a summer of festivals and fairs full to the brim with food, drink and crafts to bring us into the sunshine. Soon we will be wrapping up and enjoying delicious comfort food, the dark evenings will be drawing in, and we will find ourselves in autumn. For us, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase some fabulous new products perfect for all the seasons. We truly believe that there is something for everyone in this magazine, from top tips, stunning new product lines, and seasonal recipes. You can also get involved with competitions and news events, and get to know some of the team here at Harts of Stur. So tuck in and enjoy this edition of Kitchen.
P12 P04 NEW & IN SEASON P12 HARTS KITCHEN P16 GET INSPIRALIZED P18 PAUL HOLLYWOOD RANGE P26 A PIE TO DIE FOR P30 ON THE TABLE P38 TOOLS OF THE TRADE P42 CUTTING EDGE P52 KITCHENAID: MIX MASTERS P58 LE CREUSET: CASTING A SPELL P62 HOW TO SHARPEN A KNIFE P64 Q&A – ASK THE EXPERTS
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P38 Meet the Team at Harts of Stur
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Just some of the friendly people who will be happy to help when you visit the shop or get in touch with Harts. They know their stuff, too. Watch out for their expert tips in the mag (and discover what their favourite cakes are below).
Jon Dart Marketing Ginger Cake
David Conduit Shop Manager/Buyer Dorset Apple Cake
Tim Rumble Sales Assistant Victoria Sponge
Sandra Fowles Sales Assistant Chocolate Fudge Cake
Lucy Shaw Sales Assistant Lemon Drizzle Cake
Sophie Chatfield Sales Assistant Gran’s Chocolate Cake
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Feast your eyes on the new products and inspiring food that’s causing a stir at Harts this season… S E E + S H O P
We have a huge selection of bakeware at Harts. Visit www.hartsofstur.com for full ranges.
The chill in the air calls for comfort food and the return of Bake Off reminds us that autumn is a time for baking. Here’s our pick of kit for perfect rises as the leaves fall. KitchenAid Artisan Mixer
Hand constructed from full die-cast metal construction, resulting in a robust, stable and durable mixer. The original KitchenAid planetary action spins the beater clockwise and the shaft counter-clockwise, and moves the beater to the edge of the bowl at 67 different points, ensuring ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Harts Price: £349 - £549
Bake Off Inspiration
Nordic Ware Fleur De Lis Bundt Pan
This flower of the lily design creates a dessert fit for royalty from the inventors the Bundt pan. Made from cast aluminum, it takes 10 cups of mixture and has a lifetime warranty. Harts Price: £35.99
KitchenAid 9 Speed Hand Mixer
Precise and powerful electronic control offers nine speeds with soft start, so you can mix any ingredients from a slow stir to a fast whip, without splattering. Harts Price: £98.10
Magimix 4200XL BlenderMix Master Class Non-Stick Spring Food Processor Form Loose Base Cake Pan Performs the functions of eight other kitchen machines, including slicing, grating, chopping, whisking, blending and baking. The powerful ultra-quiet induction motor comes with a 30 year guarantee. Harts Price: £279.95 - £299.95
A secret manufacturing recipe in its own right, this features an award-winning double Quantum II non-stick coating, which is silicone based and, therefore, PFOA and PTFE free. Harts Price: £5.24 - £12.95
Living Nostalgia Mechanical Scales
Judge Ceramic Baking Beans
Delightfully domestic, these scales are designed not just for function, but also for sitting beautifully on worktops. Adds an elegant touch to any traditionally inspired kitchen. Harts Price: £21
Kitchen Craft Chrome Plated Oblong Cake Cooling Tray
Cool your freshly baked cakes, muffins, buns and biscuits with this heavy duty chrome plated oblong cooling tray. Also works as a trivet to protect your worktops from hot pans. Harts Price: £9.50
Kitchen Craft Master Class Crusty Bake 12 Hole Shallow Baking Pan
Perfect for baking homemade mince pies, jam tarts, canapés and little Yorkshire puddings. Perforations in the bases ensure crisp pastry cases. Say goodbye to soggy bottoms. Harts Price: £7.45
Joseph Joseph Shake-It Self-Tapping Sieve
Heat resistant and reusable, this 600g pot of Shake the stainless steel sieve and it rocks gently ceramic baking beans is just the job when from side-to-side. This frees up your other hand to blind-baking pastry. Use them to prevent unwanted fold or stir whilst simultaneously sifting. rising, shrinking and blistering. Harts Price: £15 (small) / £18 (Large) Harts Price: £4.94
YOUR HARTS DESIRES
As cool as a fridge and hot as a pizza oven, these are the new cutting edge products you need to know about. Just mind your fingers on those zirconium oxide blades...
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Judge Electric Pop Corn Maker
Smart Old Fashioned Movie Time Popcorn Cart With Concession Stand
Creates a bowl of fresh popcorn in less than a minute using just one scoop of corn kernels. It only uses hot air for a healthy non-oily snack, ideal for the kids, who can watch it pop too, but for those who want a bit more indulgence there is also a butter warming tray. And if you’re used to paying cinema prices, every fresh batch will feel like a bargain. Harts Price: £29.95
Bring back the feeling of vintage movie houses and carnivals of the 1900s with the Smart 59” Old Fashioned Movie Time Popcorn Cart. Approved for both domestic and commercial use, the popcorn cart can pop up to 24 cups of kettle cooked popcorn per batch. The stainless steel kettle features a built-in stirring system and a kernel catcher that keeps any un-popped kernels away from the popped corn. Standing at 59” high, the popcorn cart is bound to be the hit of every party. Harts Price: £429.99 6
Tower 6 Litre Electric Pressure Cooker
Produce beautiful food, locking in essential nutrients, and flavour up to 70% faster than conventional cooking methods. You can steam, braise, pot-roast or sauté, and it’s perfect for meat, vegetables, fish and grains. Harts Price: £69.99
Boska Cheese Curler
Perfect for serving Tête de Moines cheese, this unique cheese curler is beautifully crafted from beechwood. By rotating the stainless steel blade around the surface, paper thin rosettes are created, ideal for serving at the table. Harts Price: £30
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I.O.Shen 170mm Maoui Deba Knife
“Pressure cookers are perfect for easy autumn comfort food when you get home from work.”
The first blade in the ‘Knives by Chefs for Chefs’ range, the Maoui Deba is conceived by chef Karim Maoui. It balances perfectly in the hand with an amazingly sharp, durable blade. Harts Price: £94.94
Sophie - Sales Assistant
Rocknife 4 Piece Ceramic Knife Set
This set includes the 3” herb knife, 4” paring knife, 5” kitchen knife and 6” chef’s knife. All of which stay sharp without the need to sharpen due to their zirconium oxide blades. Harts Price: £94.95
Dexam Groovetech Knives
The patented innovation technology used in the design of the blade creates airflow between itself and the food, which prevents sticking and creates a smoother cut when used on meat, vegetables or cheese. Harts Price: £20-£35
Cuisinart Soup Maker Plus
Revolutionary in its design, this is the first blender to feature an integrated heater, so it’s all you need to cook, blend, and serve soup. With three different settings it sautés, boils, and simmers ingredients, then blends to your preferred consistency. Harts Price: £139.94
HOME IS WHERE THE HART IS New homewares to brighten up your house and add sparkle to your table as the nights draw in...
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Browse our range of homeware in store or online at www.hartsofstur.com
Brabantia Sort & Go Waste Bins
These waste bins are the perfect solution for disposing of compostable waste at home. They can be wall mounted with a support bracket or stand on the floor. The stay-open lid makes it easy for putting waste in and emptying. 100% compostable bin liners are also available. Help save the planet and your stress when organsing the recycling. Harts Price: £16.94 (6 litre) / £19.94 (12 litre) / £23.95 (16 litre)
seasonal homeware LSA Kew Garden Glassware
Inspired by the world famous British Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, these exclusively licensed mouthblown glasses are decorated with verbena, lavender, chamomile and peppermint. Harts Price: From £12.95
Corelle Dazzling White 16 Piece Set
This dinnerware features clean, simple lines and revolutionary materials. Three layers of Vitrelle glass, a material unique to Corelle, are bonded together to produce dinnerware that’s lightweight, virtually unbreakable, and resistant to cracks, chips and stains. The non-porous tempered glass surface won’t stain or retain strong food odours. Harts Price: £59.99
Kitchen Craft Stainless Steel Maslin Pan Perfect for making home made jam, marmalade, chutney and also stock, soups and stews, this stylish Home Made Maslin Pan is suitable for use on all cooker tops including induction. Harts Price: £24.95
Kilner Clip Top Jar 1 Litre Set Of Three
Thanks to the secure clip-shut lock and distinctive airtight orange seal, these jars are perfect for preserving fruits, jams and chutneys, and also for storing dry ingredients, such as rice, pasta and pulses, or as tea and coffee jars. Spare seals are also available. Harts Price: £13.50
Home Made Traditional Glass Pickles Jar
Providing 907ml (2lb) of pickle capacity, this vintage storage jar is great for keeping and preserving homemade pickles and relishes. Has a brushed steel twist-off lid for easy access. Harts Price: £2.05
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The latest news and events from Harts of Stur THE BIG CHEESE
e had so much fun at Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival last year that we were always going to come back for a second helping, sponsoring The Mousetrap Food Theatre at the prestigious event again, held on the 10th and 11th September in Stur. The festival has grown over the last 15 years into one of the biggest events of its kind in the south of England, attracting over 50,000 people with its mix of local food, crafts and entertainment. We are building on last year’s successes where we added colour, spice and some laughter with a packed programme of demos from some of the region’s top chefs and finest local producers. Visitors will be entertained and informed by the likes of Mark Hartstone of La Fosse (see page 28), Louis Haskell of Plumber Manor, Steve Oxford of Oxfords Bakery, James Fowler from The Larder House in Southbourne, Michelle Comins of Comins Tea House and Rupert Holloway, founder of Conker Spirit Gin to name but a few. Expect to learn lots and taste some great food and drink in their hour long demo slots. You could win something too. We’ll be giving away spot prizes (last year this included a Global knife), running quizzes and competitions and generally getting the whole family involved. Outside of The Mousetrap, you’ll find some of Dorset’s best artisan producers, an arts and crafts marquee and more incredible cheese than you can possibly imagine. And once you’ve seen the festival, do come and pay us a visit in the shop where we’ll be running promotions throughout the weekend. Get more details at www.cheesefestival.co.uk.
Harts welcome VIPs to The Mousetrap. These lucky competition winners get champagne and a cake to enjoy during the demo.
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W You’ll come away entertained and informed. Maybe with a spot prize or some vouchers to spend too.
e at Harts have always prided ourselves on our customer service. So it was an honour to be awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant status recently. Feefo is a global ratings and reviews provider of genuine consumer feedback. You can see real reviews from real customers all over our website. We have no control over what customers post, so every review is invaluable in judging how well we are doing. Becoming a Gold Trusted Merchant is an accreditation that recognises the hard-work and excellent customer service that an online seller delivers, in the eyes of their customers. A business is required to receive 95% to 100%; Harts Of Stur consistently receive 99%+ Excellent Feedback. Philip Hart, MD of Harts of Stur, commented: “Our family company is all about family values and great customer service. We are very pleased to have been recognised in receiving this award; it is testament to the effort we make in ensuring our customers enjoy a memorable experience when shopping with us, and huge credit must go to all our wonderful staff.”
Where we cook up a storm with inspiring seasonal food from top chefs and local producers
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Paul Hollywood’s perfect pork pies and muffins to go ‘mmm’ over. Page 18
Menu à la Harts – Chinese
We Will Wok You You can cook delicious, authentic Chinese food at home with the right kit and expert advice from Jeremy Pang and his School of Wok…
e doesn’t look old enough to have his own cookery school, but Jeremy Pang comes from three generations of Chinese chefs. This complex cuisine is in his blood and he’s been sharing his passion for it since setting up London’s School of Wok back in 2009. He started by taking Eastern cooking expertise into people’s homes but now teaches and demos from a professional kitchen in Covent Garden, just downwind from the aromas of Chinatown. To further inspire people to cook Chinese food at home, he’s developed a collection with Dexam. Every tool is designed to do its job – woks that are the perfect thickness to heat up fast, bamboo handles for comfort and authenticity, and tools with just the right angle for stir frying. This recipe is a classic that you’ll want to keep your wok seasoned for, so it’s ready to cook on a regular basis.
JEREMY PANG Winner of the British Cookery School’s ‘Best Young Rising Star’ award.
School of Wok’s stir-fried Sichuan chicken
The region of Sichuan is situated on the Western side of China and is heavily influenced by ingredients from Tibet and northern India – like Sichuan peppercorns, which have become increasingly popular in the West in recent years. Sichuan peppercorns (dried red berries, native to China) have a distinct fragrance when crushed and provide a unique numbing feeling all over the tongue – something the Chinese call ma la. They can be easily found in most Oriental supermarkets.
Serves: 4 Preparation: 20 minutes Cooking: 15 minutes Ingredients
½ onion 1 red pepper 400g boneless chicken thighs 3 garlic cloves 1 bird’s-eye chilli 1 spring onion 2 teaspoons Sichuan peppercorns 10 dried red chillies 200g cashew nuts 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 teaspoons granulated sugar A large pinch of Chinese five-spice 3 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 ½ tablespoons corn flour
The Sauce Give your Asian-inspired dishes an authentic edge with the right kit
2 teaspoons chilli paste or chilli bean paste 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 3 tablespoons rice wine
Menu a la Harts: Chinese
Stir-frying is a great way to cook with fresh ingredients
Slice the onion and red pepper into fine matchsticks and the chicken into 3cm-wide strips. Put the chicken into a small mixing bowl, add the marinade ingredients and, using your hands, massage the pieces until they are evenly coated. Finely chop the garlic and the bird’s-eye chilli, and finely slice your spring onion. Crush the Sichuan peppercorns with a mortar and pestle. Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl or ramekin. BUILD YOUR WOK CLOCK: place your sliced onion at 12 o’clock, then arrange the peppers, dried chillies, chicken bowl, crushed peppercorns, garlic, bird’s-eye chilli, sauce bowl, cashew nuts and spring onions clockwise around your plate.
Get some pro tips at the School of of Wok
Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a wok over a high heat until it’s smoking-hot. Add the onions, red peppers and dried red chillies and stir-fry for 1–2 minutes, until the onions are lightly browned and slightly softened.
Reduce heat to medium (so not to burn the onions), push the veg to the side of the wok and add ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil to the centre. Bring the wok back to smoking point, add the chicken and stir-fry 3–5 minutes until golden brown on all sides. Lower the heat to medium, add the peppercorns and garlic and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes, then add the bird’s-eye chilli and sauce and continue to stir-fry over a medium-high heat for another 2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and reduced and is sticking to the chicken. Add the cashew nuts and cook for a final 30–60 seconds, tossing the wok to combine all the ingredients well. Tip onto a large plate and scatter over the spring onion to finish. Serve. SWAPSIES: Can’t find Sichuan peppercorns? Swap them out with a mix of crushed juniper berries and chilli flakes. TIP: If you’re a keen chilli eater and fancy something with a little more punch, then throw in a mixture of different types of chillies here – dried or fresh, whatever you can get your hands on.
THE KIT LIST For Asian and Oriental cooking
School Of Wok 2 Tier 10in / 25cm Bamboo Steamer
Give your Asian-style cooking an authentic edge with this traditional bamboo steamer, which is perfect for serving straight to the table. It has two tiers for steaming different types of food and is stitched together – rather than being stapled – for strength and to give it an extra long life. Harts Price: £23.38
School Of Wok Metal Wok Strainer With Bamboo Handle
Ideal for use with both uncoated and non-stick woks, the 15cm diameter stainless steel wire scoop is perfect for scooping and straining and can drain food from the wok with ease. The bamboo handle provides a sturdy grip and great control when in use. Harts Price: £10.20
School Of Wok Silicone Wok Spatula
A great all-purpose tool for stirring, turning and flipping while stir-frying. The bamboo handle is comfortable to grip, while the angled silicone head makes it the perfect utensil to use when cooking with a wok. Can be used with non-stick and uncoated woks. Harts Price: £8.50
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Menu a la Harts: Chinese
School Of Wok Wok Star 36cm Non-Stick Carbon Steel Wok This 36cm wok is ideal for stir-frys and deep frying. The non-stick wok provides ease of use and cleaning. The bamboo handle provides a firm grip and control whilst in use. Each item in the School of Wok range is selected especially for steaming, frying and cooking tasks with the highest quality possible. Harts Price: £20.40
World Of Flavours Oriental Cast Iron Sizzle Platter
Provides an even heat distribution and also retains temperature, making it the ideal choice for keeping food hot when serving at the table. The platter handle is safely fixed, and a heat resistant wooden stand is provided to protect surfaces and worktops. Harts Price: £10.94
KitchenCraft Mandoline Cutter With 3 Stainless Steel Blades
This KitchenCraft Professional mandoline comes with three stainless steel cutting blades, ideal for producing vichy and julienne strips and crisps – which are great for many Chinese dishes. A vital safety guard and blade storage box are also included in the price. Harts Price: £23.95
Ken Hom Everyday 32cm Stainless Steel Induction Wok
Combines quality with convenience, this flat-base wok can sit on gas, electric, ceramic and induction hobs. Includes a glass lid so you can easily keep an eye on your food while it’s steaming and cooking. Unlike many woks, this one is safe to put in the dishwasher. Harts Price: £35.99
Dexam Swift Spice 34cm Heavy Gauge Non-Stick Carbon Steel Wok 8 Piece Set Heat is distributed quickly and evenly through the carbon steel pan, while the natural wood handle remains cool during cooking. Included with the wok is an aluminium lid, wire tempura rack, a bamboo turner, four pairs of chopsticks and a recipe booklet. Harts Price: £32.63
Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Microwave Rice Cooker
Cook and serve fluffy rice and super grains with this two litre microwave cooking pot. It comes with lid, colander, measuring cup and multi-purpose rice paddle that locks to the lid for cooking and doubles as a carry handle. After cooking, you can serve your rice and grains straight from the pot. Harts Price: £20
World Of Flavours Set Of 4 Oriental Spoons
If you’re serving soup or bite-sized appetisers, your table setting won’t be complete without these. Traditional and delicately decorated with an Oriental floral design, these elegant porcelain spoons will provide an authentic touch to any Asian-inspired meal. Harts Price: £7.25
I.O.Shen Meat Cleaver
All knives in the I.O.Shen range use the latest technology to make an amazingly sharp blade that will retain its edge for a phenomenal amount of time. Hand-sharpened to a 15-degree angle, it allows for wonderful slicing and portion control. This cleaver is good for chopping light bones, meat and vegetables Harts Price: £119.95
Judge Mini Rice Cooker
Automatically cooks any kind of rice perfectly using light pressure and high temperature. It’s easy to use with one button operation. You get two perfect portions for less waste (0.3L). The compact space saving design is also easy to clean up with a dishwasher safe non-stick bowl. It cooks then keeps rice warm for up to 6 hours. Includes handy measuring cup and spatula. Harts Price: £37.94
Get Inspiralized! QVC’s kitchenware expert, Mal Harradine, reveals everything you need to know about sending veg on a razor-sharp helter skelter.
If you have been paying even a modicum of attention lately, you cannot have failed to notice that spiralizers are taking over the world – or at least our kitchens. This jaunty tool, originally invented in Japan, has rapidly become The Must-Have Gadget. So, what is so special about a spiralizer and why won’t it simply be consigned to the back of the cupboard in time? Let’s start with what it does: simply, it cuts hard vegetables and fruit into ribbons and slices. It may not seem like a lot, but it saves getting sharp mandolins, graters and cutters out as it can all be done very quickly in one compact unit. And that’s the key – we want speed and efficiency, not to spend hours fiddling with attachments and instructions. How do spiralizers work? Imagine a giant pencil sharpener and you have the general idea – just push the fruit/veg onto the spiked holder and turn a handle which in turn pushes it through a blade. Even a raw whole potato can be turned into spirals of fine spaghetti in seconds. Why would I need a spiralizer? Investing in one gives you the prime excuse to make a conscious lifestyle change, to not only cut back on carbs, but to eat healthier. You can replace pasta and rice with a vegetable option, and for those with food allergies, it is the ideal way to substitute forbidden foods with a veggie version. There are several spiralizers on the market, from small handheld units that slot in a drawer, to those that sucker to your worktop and house a variety of different blades, but they all pretty much do the same. Price-wise, spiralizers vary from around £10 for the handheld up to around £90 and make inexpensive and useful gifts.
THE KIT LIST
Want to cut out carbs and pack in your five a day? Our range of spiralizers will sort out your veg box once and for all… Tower Spudnik Spiralizer
Dexam Spiralizer With 3 Blades
Select the 3mm or 6mm julienne blade with a simple pull and twist of the selector lever, then add your fruit or vegetable into the main chamber. Harts Price: £19.99
Three stay-sharp stainless steel blades are easy accessible and neatly stored below the spiralizer. Creates uniformly sized spirals, slices, ribbons, shreds, noodles and chips in seconds. Harts Price: £15.95
KitchenAid Spiralizer With Peel, Core and Slice
Morphy Richards Stainless Steel Electric Spiralizer
Attaches to the main power hub of your KitchenAid mixer. Includes four quick, easy change blades: large core slicing blade, small core slicing blade, peeling blade, spiralizer blades. Harts Price: £89.10
This has two easy-clean interchangeable blades for spaghetti or ribbons which are housed in the robust metal casing. Place the blades under running water to clean. The bowl detaches for cleaning, too. Harts Price: £49
Microplane Spiral Vegetable Cutter
Dexam Twist Spiral Slicer
This is ideal for courgetti and restaurant style garnishes. Use with courgette, carrots, cucumber and radish. Features dual slicing sizes and a surgical grade stainless steel blade. Harts Price: £9.95
Shopping Mal Malcolm Harradine’s passion for cooking and kitchenware led him to become a regular guest presenter on QVC UK. In 2002 he decided to put all this experience to good use and began his own business as an in-store demonstrator and kitchenware expert. In 2012 Mal wrote his first book – “A Kitchen Equipped”, fulfilling a lifetime’s ambition.
Three blade attachments can create thin spaghetti, shoestring or thick ribbons. Easy to clean and store, the ejector button releases pieces of veg stuck in the blades to save your fingers. Harts Price: £19.94
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â€œWe find with courgette noodles the secret is to just heat them through for a minute or two in the pan so they keep some crunch.â€? Sandra - Sales Assistant
Courgette noodles with pesto and green peas
Not just any ordinary baking kit. This range has that sprinkle of Paul Hollywood magic…
hen it comes to baking, the only man who could ever reach the British public was the son of a baker man. Originally studying to become a sculptor, Paul was persuaded to join the family bakery business by his father. From these artisan roots he went on to become head baker at some of the country’s most exclusive hotels, including Cliveden and The Dorchester. Some extensive travel through Cyprus, Egypt and Jordan further connected him to baking’s central role in society as he saw how the traditions of bread making had been passed from generation to generation. He was able to use all this experience – from village bakery to high class hotel to cooking with Bedouin tribes – to bring the joys of bread baking and cake making to the country, through his own company, the Paul Hollywood Artisan Bread Company, several best selling cookery books, and extensive TV appearances that have installed him in the nation’s psyche as a steely eyed, firm-but-fair national treasure. This new range of bakeware created with Kitchen Craft is all about sharing that love of
baking that Paul has been partly responsible for helping develop and grow in the first place. It sets out to bring proper artisan baking back into the home. As Paul says: “Baking is so popular now with people of all ages and abilities giving it a go at home. Whether its cakes, bread, pies or puddings, my range is designed to give everyone the best possible support for their baking – no matter what they’re making.” The Paul Hollywood collection is extensive and includes high performance champagne non-stick bakeware in all the key shapes and sizes, enamel pie dishes, a rolling pin with metric and imperial measurements, cooling racks, measuring cups and spoons, proving baskets, dough stamps and cutters, and more. Regardless of whether you’re a baking beginner or a kitchen master, this bakeware, which has been designed and tested by Paul, will help improve your home baking results. And what better way to show off the range than with some great recipes from the man himself. Get baking!
CHERRY CHOCOLATE MUFFINS MAKES 12 / PREP 20 MINS / BAKE 15-20 MINS
Recipes courtesy of Bloomsbury publishers
“This is a darker and more indulgent variation of my favourite basic muffin recipe. It’s perfect for special occasions and particularly good at Christmas.” INGREDIENTS
200g unsalted butter, softened 150g caster sugar 4 medium eggs 200g strong white bread flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder Pinch of salt Splash of milk 150g good quality dark chocolate, chopped 470g jar pitted morello cherries, drained
1. Heat your oven to 200°C. Put 12 paper cases in a muffin tray or line the muffin moulds with scrunched squares of baking parchment. 2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together over the mixture and fold in lightly, with the milk, until only just combined; do not overwork. Add the chocolate and two-thirds of the cherries and fold in, again until just combined. 3. Distribute the mixture evenly between the paper cases and press the remaining cherries into the surface. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the muffins are firm and spring back when gently pressed.
Make It With… Paul Hollywood Non-Stick 12-Hole Deep Baking Pan Harts Price £14.99
This muffin tray features a thick carbon steel core for incredible durability without the worry of warping. It’s also finished with a unique champagne-coloured, double layer, chemical-free non-stick coating, so your perfect bakes easily pop out when they’re baked. As well as these cherry chocolate delights, it’s versatile enough to be used for baking cupcakes, fairy cakes, iced buns and deep-filled mince pies.
MAKES 6 / PREP 1 HOUR / BAKE 50 MINUTES “A proper pork pie is such a great inclusion in a lunchbox or party spread. These use a traditional hot water crust pastry, and are very easy to make.” METHOD
INGREDIENTS For the hot water crust pastry 130g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 30g strong white bread flour 30g unsalted butter, cubed 32g lard ½ tsp salt 65ml boiling water 1 egg, lightly beaten for glazing
For the filling ½ large onion, peeled and finely chopped 190g pork loin, finely chopped 50g unsmoked back bacon, finely chopped Small bunch of parsley, leaves only, chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 small sheets of leaf gelatine ¼ chicken stock cube 150ml boiling water
1. Heat your oven to 190°C. Have a 6 hole deep baking tin ready. 2. First make the pork filling. Put the onion, pork, bacon and parsley into a bowl with some salt and pepper and mix well. To check the seasoning of the mix, fry a tiny nugget of the mixture in a frying pan until cooked through. Leave to cool, then taste and adjust your mixture accordingly. Cover and set aside while you make the pastry. 3. For the hot water crust, put your flours into a bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips. Heat the lard in a pan until melted. Dissolve the salt in the boiling water, then add to the melted lard. Pour this liquid into the flour. Mix with a spoon then, as soon as it is cool enough, tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and work together into a ball. Be careful that the dough is not too hot when you start to work it. Once the dough ball is formed, leave it to cool slightly. If it’s still lumpy, work it a minute or two longer. Divide the dough in two, making one piece slightly bigger than the other. 4. Working as quickly as you can, roll out the larger piece of dough to about 3mm thickness; it should be glossy and still warm enough to touch. Using an 11-12cm cutter, cut out 6 rounds to line the baking tin. Put them into the moulds, shaping to fit the sides. The pastry should come slightly above the rim of each mould. Roll out the other piece of dough and use a 6-7cm cutter to cut out 6 lids. Lift away the trimmings and re-roll the pastry if you need to cut more, but only once. As it cools, it stiffens and becomes more brittle. 5. Put a heaped tablespoonful of the filling into each pastry case. Use a chopstick or something similar to make a good-sized hole, about 5mm in diameter, in the middle of each pie lid. Brush the pastry case rims with beaten egg and place the lids on top. Crimp the edges together well to seal. Brush the pastry lids with beaten eggs. Bake the pies for 50 minutes until golden brown. 6. While the pies are in the oven, soften the gelatine in cold water to cover for 5 minutes or so. In a jug, dissolve the chicken stock cube in the boiling water. Drain the gelatine and squeeze to remove the excess liquid, then add to the stock and stir in completely dissolved. 7. When the pies come out of the oven, enlarge the holes in the top if necessary, then carefully pour in a little of the gelatine mixture. Leave the pies to cool and settle overnight before serving. Or once cold, chill for a couple hours.
Make It With… Paul Hollywood Non-Stick 6 Hole Loose Base Deep Pie Pan Harts Price: £18.99
This six-hole deep pie tin is designed to be extremely durable, and has a unique champagne-coloured non-stick coating for outstanding non-stick performance. And with its loose-base design, you can release your pies easily every time. This means perfectly crisp crusts with no crumble.
PROVE YOURSELF WITH PAUL When it comes to baking and kitchen prep, Mr Hollywood’s new collection has it covered. Just think of the results you’ll get with these items… Paul Hollywood Set of Three Measuring Scoops Harts Price £19.99
Paul Hollywood Rattan Round Proving Basket Harts Price £13.50
Paul Hollywood Non-Stick 2lb Seamless Loaf Tin Harts Price £7.99
The right measurements can be the difference between a calamitous cake with an uneven texture, and a perfect super-smooth sponge. These scoops can measure 1/4 cup (60 ml), 1/3 cup (80 ml) and 1 cup (250 ml), making them ideal for using with either European or American recipes.
Paul is famous for his free-baked bread – meaning it’s baked the old-fashioned way, without a loaf tin. This basket gives your dough the perfect place to prove, and helps form it into an attractive round shape as it rises. It’s particularly useful when baking with wet dough and tricky loaves such as sourdough.
Designed to be durable (no twisting or buckling), with a unique champagne coloured non-stick coating, and a smooth interior. Gives beautifully baked bread, with the clean, defined crusts that Paul is famous for, and can bake perfect medium loaves – from a sourdough starter to a traditional white bloomer.
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Paul Hollywood Stainless Steel Swirl Bread Stamp Harts Price: £4.99 Great presentation can make all the difference to your baking. That’s why Paul Hollywood has created this bread roll stamp so you can give your own bread rolls and loaves that perfect, professional finishing touch. This bread stamp measures 8cm (3in) and features a spiral design which leaves a beautiful swirly imprint on your bread. Simple rustic presentation in a matter of seconds.
Paul Hollywood Beechwood Hand Raised Pork Pie Dolly Harts Price: £14.99
Paul Hollywood 43cm Rolling Pin Harts Price: £9.99
This pie dolly has a ‘secret weapon’ that will help you master the art of pie making in minutes. Traditional pork pie moulds are made of solid wood, which tends to get stuck to the pastry case when it has formed. This dolly is drilled with holes and has grooves along the sides that prevent a vacuum forming, so your shaped pastry pops straight off.
A real kitchen essential, this beechwood rolling pin is handily printed with both imperial (inch) and metric (cm) measurements to take all the guesswork out of dough rolling. So whether you’re baking the perfect pizza or cutting pasta into precise strips, you can roll your dough with confidence to the perfect size, every time.
Paul Hollywood Two-Tier High Level Cooling Rack Harts Price: £14.99 This cooling rack has a stacking design that helps you cool big batches of cakes, muffins and loaves, while saving space in the kitchen. The extra tall design means there’s 17cm (6½in) between layers, which is enough space for a home-baked farmhouse loaf. The layers can be used singularly when there’s not a lot of bakes to cool, but if you’re a busy baker who needs space to cool lots of delicious bakes at once, the two-tier system really comes into its own.
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Make Succulent Sausages Award-winning Dorset butchers Alex and Lou Webb reveal the sizzling secrets of making delicious sausages at home…
he secret of a great sausage is that it’s only ever as good as what you put into it. In the case of some supermarket packs, the answer is not enough good quality meat and far too many additives. That’s why a good butcher or local producer, who isn’t looking to reduce margins on an industrial scale, often make the best sausages – sausages like the award-winning bangers from Alex and Lou Webb. Webb’s Butchers have four Great Taste Awards and make sausages that have twice been Champion of Champion finalists, to name but a few accolades. But don’t be put off by memories of hapless families trying – and failing – to make sausages on TV’s Generation Game as they’re surprisingly easy to make yourself. With some basic equipment -– a mincer and a stuffer – you can have homemade bangers to be proud of, as long as you follow Alex and Lou’s recipe for a traditional pork sausage. It’s the basis for all the delicious sausages they make and a great starting point for trying your own flavours.
Alex and Lou Webb are based in the village of West Moors in Dorset. www.webbsbutchers. co.uk
Traditional Pork Sausages Ingredients
1kg shoulder of pork 10g salt 3g pepper 100g bread crumbs 12-15 sausage skins 100g water
Mincer/sausage stuffer Scales 2x mixing bowls
1. If required, soak the sausage skins overnight. Note: If buying the skins from your butcher, please ask as they may be ready to use. 2. Mince the shoulder of pork, twice. 3. Place the minced pork in a bowl. 4. Add the salt and pepper. Mix with your hands. Salt is probably the most important ingredient – it’s not only for flavour, but is responsible for texture and preserving. 5. Add the bread crumbs mix. Rusk or bread crumbs help with moisture and succulence so that the sausage doesn’t become too dry. 6. Gradually add the water until the water has soaked into the bread crumbs. 7. Mix all the ingredients together. Mixing time is really simple – the longer you mix the tighter the texture will be. 8. Fill into skins using the filling stuffer you have or, if you don’t have a sausage stuffer, you can shape into burgers. 9. Once you have made this basic recipe, you can add other ingredients to suit your taste.
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Tower Stainless Steel Triple Meat Grinder
Can handle large quantities of meat with a powerful (yet quiet) motor. Choose between fine, medium and coarse settings. There’s also a sausage stuffing tool and kibbeh attachment. Harts Price: £49.99
Judge Electric Meat Grinder Mincer And Sausage Maker
Designed for ease of use with a sausage maker attachment. There are fine, medium and coarse mincing discs for all cuts of meat, and a reversible motor two-way button for ease of clearing meat. Harts Price: £29.99
Kitchen Craft Cast Iron Mincer No.8
Make your own mince from prime cuts of meat. Includes three discs for different sized mincing, a sausage making attachment, and screw clamp fittings for a secure hold. Harts Price: £20.95
Eddingtons Wonder Mincer
Easy to assemble and use, even for mincing the toughest meat. Includes two interchangeable blades, one for fine and one for coarse mincing, as well as a sausage attachment. Harts Price: £24.95
Kitchen Craft Sausage Maker
This unit comes with three funnels, so you can make a variety of different sized sausages, and has a suction base to ensure a firm and secure grip to the kitchen work surface. Harts Price: £18.95
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Make Make aa Pie Pie to to Die Die For For The idea of tackling this classic might fill you with dread, but, as The Dorset Pie Co. show, the only filling here is deep, local and delicious…
he pie is an absolute British classic and, like other staples of this fair isle (see sausages, beer, bread), has under gone a much deserved renaissance recently as part of the move towards local, seasonal food after decades of neglect. Which makes sense, because it’s the perfect shortcrust delivery method for delicious local ingredients. Case in point are The Dorset Pie Company. Located in Weymouth, they’re proud to source the best local produce for their handmade pies and have a string of awards and prime time endorsements from celebrity pie fan Chris Evans to show for it. Founders Gemma and Jason share their recipe for their chicken, ham and leek beauty, a firm favourite at all the farmers markets and festivals they sell at. With the right kit, your own pie dynasty could start right here.
1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400F/Gas 6. 2. Roast the chicken according to the instructions. Leave to cool, then strip off the meat. Reserve the juices for your sauce. 3. Melt 25g/1oz of the butter in a large, heavybased saucepan over a low heat. Stir in the leeks and sauté for two minutes, until just softened but not brown. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Add the remaining butter and stir in the flour as soon as the butter has melted. Cook for about 30
Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie Serves 4 Ingredients
1 whole chicken 250ml chicken stock 75g butter 2 leeks, trimmed and sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 50g plain flour 200ml milk 2-3 tbsp white wine (optional) 150ml double cream 150g diced lean ham – or ham hock Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season Shortcrust pastry 350g plain flour 200g cold butter, cubed Ice cold water 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water to glaze 23cm pie dish or 4 individual
seconds, stirring constantly. 4. Slowly pour in the milk a little at a time, stirring to prevent it going lumpy. Gradually add 250ml/10fl oz of the reserved stock and the wine. Stir until the sauce is smooth and thickened slightly. Bring to a simmer, cook for 3 minutes. 5. Season with pepper and add a small pinch of salt if required. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream. Pour into a large bowl and cover the surface of the sauce with cling film to prevent a skin forming. Set aside to cool. 6. For the pastry, put the flour and butter in a food processor and blend on pulse until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. With the processor still running, add ice cold water until the mixture just begins to form a ball. Portion 250g/10oz off for the pastry for lid. Wrap both balls in cling film and pop in the fridge for 20 mins. 7. Remove the pastry from the fridge and let it come to room temperature. 8. Roll the large ball of pastry out on a lightly floured surface, turning the pastry frequently until it’s rolled to a thickness of about 5mm/¼in thick and 4cm/1½in larger than the pie dish. Place 26
Learn by Harts the pastry into the pie dish and press firmly up the sides, removing any air bubbles. Leave the excess pastry overhanging the sides. 9. Cut the chicken into 3cm/1¼in pieces. Stir the chicken and ham into the cooled sauce. Pour the filling into the pie dish. Brush the rim of the dish with the beaten egg. Roll out the reserved pastry for the lid. 10. Cover the pie with the lid and press the edges together firmly to seal. Trim any excess pastry. 11. Make a small hole in the centre of the pie with the tip of a knife. Glaze the top of the pie with beaten egg. Bake on a tray in the centre of the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the pie is goldenbrown all over and the filling is piping hot. 12. Serve with creamy mash, gravy and minty smashed peas for a proper tasty dinner!
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Check www.thedorsetpie.co.uk to see where their pies are stocked. Visit Harts or go to www.hartsofstur.com to see our pie-making products.
THE KIT LIST Prime gear for perfect pies
Stellar Speciality Roast & Rack A proper roast chicken will make all the difference. This pan has a lifetime guarantee, the non-stick coating five years. Harts Price: £22.00
Circulon Infinite 24cm Stockpot
This heavy gauge anodised aluminium pot will reduce down a lifetime of stocks, with Circulon’s Total Hi-Low food release system guaranteed to out last all other non-sticks. Harts Price: £62.95
Magimix 4200XL Red BlenderMix Food Processor
Robust, powerful, efficient and quiet with it. The motor is guaranteed for 30 years of pie pastry making and it’ll take the place of eight other kitchen machines. Harts Price: £279.95
Raymond Blanc Acacia Wood Rolling Pin
Features sturdy handles and a heavy centre for rolling out dough evenly. It’s 23in long, so should easily get your pie crust thin enough without too much lifting and turning. Harts Price: £10.20
Pyrex Impressions Pie Dish
Pyrex toughness but from the Impressions range, with classic vintage styling perfect for kitchen to table serving. Harts Price: £8.99
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HowtotoMake Makethe theUltimate Ultimate How Want to wow with a cheesboard worthy of finishing any meal? Mark Hartstone of La Fosse at Cranborne reveals how it’s done…
turminster Newton, the home of Harts of Stur, has been at the centre of all things cheese for over 100 years,” cheeseboard champion and chef proprietor at La Fosse Cranborne, Mark Hartstone tells us. “From 1913 to 1966, dairy trains made deliveries from the town’s creamery. The town’s cheese festival has also become a regular regional phenomenon and was host to Dorset’s Best Cheeseboard competition. Twice creating the winning entry for this set me on the road to having the perfect cheeseboard.”
Should we stick to one animal? “It’s best to have a range of pasteurised and unpasteurised cheeses from different animals: – Woolsery goats cheese is award-winning and has a great range, though it’s not as strong as goaty continental cheeses. – Ewe cheeses are being made on Mere Park Farm from this autumn. – Cow cheeses are the most prevalent, with a range made at Chalke Valley Cheese. – Buffalo milk cheeses are appearing from the likes of Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.”
Which styles, and which cheeses? “Try to include the main different styles of cheese and types of milk; Fresh – Woolsery soft goats cheese ticks several boxes and is a splendid introduction to goats cheese as it’s not too strong. Soft – a youthful Cranborne for those liking a milder soft rinded cheese, a mature Tunworth for those with stronger palettes. These two cheeses not only work very well on the board, but can be baked in the oven. Semi hard / rind washed – the king of local washed rind cheeses is Francis. It starts at Lyburn Farm, though really develops its style at the hands of a master affineur in Child Okford. If the Stinking Bishop style aroma is too much, then a nutty Tilly Whim from Chalke Valley Cheese is a formidable semi hard cheese. Hard – Tom Calver at Westcombe Dairy makes a couple of splendid classic cheeses, with the farm’s own unpasteurised milk. Their Caerphilly
or Cheddar are of a quality good enough to grace any cheeseboard. Smoked – Ford Farms’ Dorset Red is the Marmite of cheese – you either love it or hate it. Blue veined – has to be Dorset Blue Vinny, reinvented by the Davies family, though the Mere Park Farm’s blue ewes cheese is worth hunting out too.”
How much cheese? “The number of cheeses is really dependent on the number of people eating it at the event. Large parties? A handful of large cheeses will work best. Dinner for four to six people is where the fun begins. I’d recommend using up to 10 in that case. Buy more than you think you’ll need, it’s amazing how – when the cheeseboard comes out at the end of a meal – people who say they’re full still keep on picking.”
Bread or biscuits? “In answer to the bread or biscuit question, my response is always ‘both’. If you like flavoured cheeses, try getting plain cheeses and serving dried fruit with it. If sitting back and letting someone else prepare your perfect cheeseboard is more your style, then a visit to La Fosse at Cranborne should be on the cards.”
MARK HARTSTONE He knows his stuff – Mark has reached the finals in four national chef competitions
Guests optional – cheese can be enjoyed alone
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We’ve told you about the cheese, now what about the board?… Boska Amigo Cheese & Tapas Board
Serve your tapas, snacks and cheese on this beautiful beechwood board. It features a firm grip handle for easy serving and a hangtag for storing on a rack or hook if you prefer. The durable board is suitable for all uses and food types. Harts Price: £17
Boska Oak Cheese Board With Dome
Not just a great way to serve and display cheese, the plastic dome keeps air out and makes sure the cheese stays fresh. It also prevents odours – handy if someone doesn’t appreciate the smell of a ripe camembert. Harts Price: £35
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Sample Mark’s cheeseboard at La Fosse Cranbourne www.la-fosse.com And head to Harts to see our range of cheese accessories www.hartsofstur.com
Designed to fit regular sized camembert found on supermarket shelves. Made from porcelain, as well as a baking pot it can be used to store camembert in the fridge and contain most of its distinct aromas. Harts Price: £14.95
Judge 3-Piece Cheese Board Book Gift Set
Storybook style presentation box with two cheese knives, a wooden cheeseboard, and a cheese guide with serving tips. Harts Price: £11.95
Taylors Eye Witness Brooklyn Copper 4-Piece Cheese Set
Hard ceramic coated anti-bacterial blades and soft grip handles give comfort and control. This caters for all your cheese cutting needs. Harts Price: £11.95
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The much-loved Dandelion Clocks design has been re-worked. It’s dandy, no lion.
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Dandelion Clocks by Portmeirion – a contemporary range of tableware featuring Sanderson’s iconic, and best-selling, design. Made from white porcelain, this stylish collection is the epitome of beauty and simplicity. 30
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Sanderson Dandelion Clocks 27cm / 10.5” Dinner Plate Harts Price: £12.00
Sanderson Dandelion Clocks 21cm / 8.25” Salad / Dessert Plate Harts Price: £9.25
We’re huge fans of Sophie Conran’s tableware, dining sets, cutlery and glassware. She brings her unique design flair and culinary expertise to this new collection of cutlery, working in collaboration with Arthur Price. Arthur Price Sophie Conran Rivelin 7-Piece Place Setting Gift Box Harts Price: £26.77
Sanderson Dandelion Clocks 15cm / 6” Bowl Harts Price: £9.50
Sanderson Dandelion Clocks 350ml / 12 fl oz Mug Harts Price: £8.00
Arthur Price Sophie Conran Rivelin Pair Of Salad Servers Gift Box Harts Price: £21.25
Arthur Price Sophie Conran Rivelin 44-Piece Cutlery Set Sanderson Dandelion Clocks 280ml / 10fl.oz Teacup & Saucer Harts Price: £11.00
Sanderson Dandelion Clocks 1.1 L / 2pt Teapot Harts Price: £30.00
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Arthur Price Sophie Conran Rivelin 3-Piece Childrens Set Gift Box Harts Price: £14.88
Sanderson Dandelion Clocks 280ml / 10 fl.oz Sugar Bowl Harts Price: £9.25
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For extra storage and serene serving, roll into action with these kitchen chariots HARTS TEAM TIP
“Trolleys are special order products and will be delivered from the manufacturer, fully assembled, direct to your door. Simple!” David - Shop Manager/ Buyer
Eddingtons Lambourn Two Drawer Buttercream Kitchen Trolley Whether you want it for food preparation or additional storage and serving space, this is a timeless masterpiece. Made by quality craftsmen from solid beech, this elegant, durable trolley features two utensil drawers, two removable storage baskets, a roomy shelf, a stainless steel towel rail, and is fitted with heavy-duty lockable casters. Harts Price: £520
Eddingtons Highclere Kitchen Trolley This charming trolley will find a home for many years to come in traditional and contemporary kitchens alike. Neat and compact, this serving trolley includes two utensil drawers, three slatted shelves, and a handy storage basket. Delivered fully assembled by a two man delivery service direct to your home. Harts Price: £319.94
Eddingtons Lambourn Four Drawer Kitchen Trolley Designed with the cook in mind, this premium trolley features four utensil drawers, three removable storage baskets, a roomy shelf, and a stainless steel towel rail. Heavy-duty lockable casters maximise manoeuvrability while also ensuring that when the trolley is in position, it can be safely locked into place. Harts Price: £675
Eddingtons Lambourn Two Drawer Kitchen Trolley Featuring two utensil drawers, two removable storage baskets, a roomy shelf and a stainless steel towel rail, it’s no wonder this is our best-selling trolley. Comes fitted with heavy duty lockable casters. Harts Price: £450
Catskill’s Butcher Block Oil An optimum mix of mineral oil and vitamin E to seal, protect and keep in peak condition all butcher blocks, kitchen trolleys, kitchen islands and chopping boards. All ingredients of Catskill’s butcher block oil are approved by the FDA for contact with food. Harts Price: £5.95
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Say bye to baristas and make café quality coffee at home.
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Brewed Awakening Wake up and smell the coffee… You can make barista quality coffee in your kitchen. All you need is the right kit and some expert advice from Dorset’s foremost bean guru…
ollowing a career that spanned Whittards and Pret a Manger, Giles Dick-Read founded Reads Coffee in 1998. Today, he uses a 25-kilo roaster from Probat to roast some of the world’s finest beans. At weekends, you’ll find him doing the rounds at farmers markets and other local events, producing speciality coffee from the Grey Trailer.
“I’m a great believer in taking your coffee the way you like it,” says Giles, clarifying his position as a coffee connoisseur, not a coffee snob. “I don’t think there are any great rules.” That said, it’s hard to miss his passion for the noble bean, and his belief that different methods bring out different qualities.
Grind your own
“The principle reason is that beans keep brilliantly. They’re the closest you can get to the pod, and the coffee keeps much better as a bean. In fact, you can actually freeze beans, whereas you shouldn’t even chill ground coffee.” As coffee is very hydroscopic, keeping grounds in a refrigerator makes them damp and likely to absorb other odours. The rule for storing ground coffee is “cool, dry, dark and airtight” according to the master.
Kilner Manual Coffee Grinder Harts Price: £29.99
Giles Dick-Read purchased his first roaster in 1998 and now operates this mighty Probat for his acclaimed Reads coffee
To bean or not to bean
The freshest cup of coffee with the most intense aroma will come from freshly ground beans, so investing in a mechanical or electric grinder is essential for entering the major leagues. “It’s one of the critical components of making good coffee,” says Giles. However, he recommends weighing up precision versus speed. “If you’re making after dinner coffee for 10,” he says, “you’ll want an electric grinder. Hand grinders can give you an extremely fine coffee, but you’ve got to have the patience of a saint.” As with any purchase, you get what you pay for. But, Giles warns, “a £25 hand grinder will massively outperform a £30 electric grinder in its ability to grind a range of grounds.” If you’re just grinding coffee for a cafetiere, an electric grinder will do, though.
Sage Smart Grinder Pro
Harts Price: £179.95
KrupsTwin Blade Grinder Mill Harts Price: £19.95
“For cafetiere coffee, you want a coarse grain of coffee, and a medium-fine grind for filter. For a domestic espresso grind, that’s where you benefit from a top-end grinder, like the Sage or KitchenAid. Avoid the cheaper electric ones, which make a lot of noise.” 34
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Choose your coffee making method
Sage By Heston Blumenthal The Barista Express Harts Price: £494
1. Automatic bean to cup You used to only see these machines in commercial coffee outlets, not least because they can come with quite a price tag. They do give you all the advantages of beans and the freshness of ground coffee and, brilliantly, are now available in your own home. “They’re a wonderful kitchen gadget and make a decent espresso,” Giles says. “But you need to know how to look after them.”
2. Filter coffee Forget that pot of bitter brew sitting in the corner of your office kitchen. Filter coffee can be magical. “All the purists head for filter coffee,” explains Giles. “It’s the ultimate form of coffee. You really get the best flavour out of the bean.” Filter coffee machines, whether porcelain, plastic or pour-over, have the advantage of handling any type of coffee grounds, from fine to coarse.
Cuisinart Grind and Brew Plus Filter Coffee Machine Harts Price: £135
3. French press
Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker Harts Price: £20
“These are great for bulk brewing, such as for a dinner party,” Giles recommends. “They’re easy to get hold of, fairly inexpensive, and you can brew any coffee. But you must get your proportions correct.” Since the grounds in a French press (also known as a cafetiere) sit in the water, Giles advises drinking the coffee within ten minutes. With a filter brew, on the other hand, you can enjoy the coffee for longer if kept warm.
Bodum French Press Harts Price: £29.95
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4. Stove-top espresso “They’re the classic Italian espresso for a superbly strong coffee,” says Giles. “This is the one I have every morning for a big hit, but not during the day.” Stove-tops work by forcing hot water under pressure through fine coffee grounds. The coffee has a very distinctive flavour and characteristic. A word of warning, however: “They’re one of the most sensitive brewing methods – the opposite of a cafetiere. It’s easy to boil the coffee, so you have to use the right ground coffee and take it off the heat in time.”
Stellar Art Deco 6 Cup Espresso Maker Harts Price: £70.94
7. Pod or capsule “They’re phenomenally popular,” admits Giles. “Their big selling point is that they’re attractive, clean and simple. All the grubbiness of coffee is wrapped up in a capsule. There’s no skill, so you can’t mess it up if you’re in a rush, and you’ll get the same quality every time.” That said, they should be part of the armoury, not the main weapon. “The capsules only have about 5g of coffee, whereas you’re using about 15g in a cafetiere, so you’d need several capsules for a large batch of coffee,” he advises.
Nespresso Krups Inissia White with Aeroccino
Harts Price: £95.95
Not perhaps for the uninitiated, Turkish coffee involves bringing a short dose of pulverised grounds to the boil in a small metal (usually copper or brass) beaker. “It produces a really good coffee, and it’s fun,” says Giles. “It’s best done over gas so you have control over the heat.” The disadvantage is that the grounds inevitably make their way into the final coffee, which also packs quite a kick. On the bonus side, you can experiment with a whole range of added spices, from cinnamon to cardamom.
Dexam Enamelware Turkish Coffee Pot Harts Price £6.94
6. Cold brew
The rise in popularity of coffee in the US came from instant coffee drunk during World War II. By necessity, this tended to be made from a cold brew concentrate extracted over time from coffee grounds. Giles is a fan. “You can either water it down or drink it neat, but you’ll end up with a lot of caffeine.” Because cold brew has a light and refreshing finish, it’s often used as the base of iced coffee or coffee cocktails.
These work in the opposite way to the stove-top, using a vacuum to suck the water through the grounds, rather than forcing water through under pressure. “Siphon coffee is very clean and pure, like high quality filter coffee,” says Giles. “It’s a good, smooth coffee, and the ultimate dinner party weapon.”
The cup final “If you’re in a hurry, use a pod. If you’re having a dinner party, then the cafetiere is the one. For a humdinger coffee at the weekend, a stove-top with some ground beans.”
KitchenAid Artisan Siphon Coffee Maker Harts Price: £159
Bodum Teal Ice Coffee Maker Harts Price: £25
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You can buy Reads Coffee direct at www.readscoffee.co.uk. For more coffee making kit visit Harts in Sturminster Newton or go to www.hartsofstur.com 36
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Judge Heated Milk Frother Harts Price: £37.97
Bodum Latteo Milk Frother Harts Price: £14
Milking it Beyond the basic kit, there’s an array of accessories to consider, particularly if you want to emulate the skill of your friendly local barista. Use a frother, for example, to promote your espresso to a latte or cappuccino. Within reasonable limits, Giles warns: “There’s not much point in trying to turn a filter coffee into a cappuccino. It’s best with cold milk to keep the flavour. But a mocha or espresso is delicious with hot milk.”
Milk Frothers Aerolatte Stainless Steel Frother Harts Price: £18.95
Cups The right cup will also make a difference. Short and delicate for an espresso, shallow and wide for a latte or cappuccino.
Bodum Canteen Glass Double Wall Cup Harts Price: £24 (set of two)
Dexam Black Enamelware Espresso Mug Harts Price: £3.22
Judge Double Walled Glasses Harts Price: £9.95 (2x Espresso), £12.95 (2x Cappuccino), £12.95 (2x Latte)
So there you have it. In the wise words of an expert, enjoy your coffee in whatever style you like it, but elevate the quality of your brew by following a few simple tips to bring out the very best of the ingredients.
Trade of the
The pro kitchen kit that Hilton Executive Chef Matt Budden couldn’t live, let alone work, without…
s the man responsible for all food operations, along with consulatant Matt Tebbut, at Bournemouth’s Schpoons & Forx restaurant and Level8ight cocktail lounge, Matt Budden needs kitchen equipment he can rely on.
Matt Budden has over a decade of experience as an executive chef in AA Rosette and Michelin-listed restaurants. Bournemouth born, he’s travelled extensively, worked in prestigious kitchens, and is a member of the highly respected Master Chefs of Great Britain.
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Pestle and Mortar
Top chefs are obsessive about tasting, prodding and touching their ingredients. A heavy pestle and mortar in either marble or ceramics allow you to grind your spices or pesto, extracting maximum flavour and texture. At Hilton Bournemouth, the tandoor-oven mackerel starts with a handground spice rub.
When your 12-hour day revolves around working dough for pizza and flatbreads, a little help is certainly welcome. The KitchenAid will deliver a wonderfully soft, pliable dough while you get on with prepping the other ingredients.
Hand Blender Those velvety sauces and purees that come with your signature dish? They were probably finished with a short burst of a hand blender. Matt recommends one with a quiet motor if you’re in a busy kitchen. Some come with a spice grinder too.
“We use them to make stock,” Matt confesses. “You can make it in 20 minutes, chill it then remove the fat from the top the next day.” Much more efficient than having to skim a stock pot constantly for 12 hours. Along with peeling garlic, one of those jobs that chefs hate doing. “It’s why we have commis chefs!” says Matt.
“You only need about five knives,” says Matt. “At home, I use 2 or 3.” Look for ergonomic handles, high quality steel, and something that feels nice and heavy in your palm. You don’t have to buy a set to start with. “Look in most chef’s knife roll,” says Matt, “and you’ll see all different brands.”
Kitchen Craft Square Heavy Duty Mortar and Pestle
This authentic Far Eastern solid granite mortar and pestle is suitable for pounding and grinding a variety of different herbs and spices for adding to sauces and recipes. Hopefully its heft would stop it being borrowed too often, meaning it’s always ready for duty. Hart’s Price £29.95
KitchenAid Artisan Medallion Silver 6.9L Bowl Lift Food Mixer KitchenAid’s most powerful 1.3HP motor is designed to run longer with less heat so ideal for the steamy pro kitchen. The 6.9 litre bowl can handle 2.2kg of flour, 19 egg whites, 1.9 litres of whipped cream and 4.5 kg of mix. That is one hell of a cake. Harts Price: £699.95
The Control Grip All in One from Sage by Heston Blumenthal
Known as the Swiss army knife of the kitchen, this food mixer can blend, mash, chop and slice all at the touch of a button. All in one anti-suction blending allows you to keep control of the mix with up to 80% less suction than other stick mixers. Crushes ice too. Harts Price: £129
Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Hotel Side Grips 12.0L Pressure Cooker Chefs cook under pressure any way so their pressure cooker needs to be failsafe like this commercial sized beast from Kuhn Rikon of Switzerland. It will take 12 litres of delicous, unctuous, sealed-in stew and even comes with an app for your phone to calculate cooking time, pressure and liquid. Harts Price: £189.95
Global NI 6 Piece Knife Block Set Black You don’t have to buy a set to be a chef but Globals’s razor sharp, sand balanced, smooth seamless knives are hard for we aspiring chefs to resist, particularly as they feature the longer handle requested by pros. This set comprises bread, paring, Santoku, 16cm and 20cm oriental cooks knives. Harts Price: £299.99
Tools of the Trade
The Kit Problem Solver Problem: How to stay hydrated all day… The Solution …
Drinks to go! For extra taste
For staying cool
For no spills
Hydrate on the go and stay healthy – juice oranges, lemons and limes at any time, wherever you are. The removable juicer on the top allows you to do this cleanly and easily.
Double wall construction keeps hot liquids hot (or cold liquids cold) and the stylish silicone band ensures a safe and secure grip. The colour matching screw-top lid features a closeable stopper that can be fastened in the open position so it doesn’t get in the way when drinking.
The innovators of the Mighty Mug set out to design a type of cup that wouldn’t fall over when knocked – and so the first un-spillable mug powered by Smartgrip technology was created. It can be used like any normal mug. It just doesn’t fall over.
Harts Price: £8
Harts Price: £14.95
Full Circle Wherever Water Lemon 570ml Glass Water Bottle
Bodum Travel Mug 350ml Coral Red
Harts Price: £17.95
For stylish lunchtimes
For when you need For no breakages tea or coffee too It may look like it’s made
Perfect for when you’re on the move, this handy and durable steel water bottle is ideal for cold drinks. Once removed, the lid stays attached with a vegan leather strap, which is also used as a carry strap. The modern retro design is part of the utilitarian range for your lunch and snacks.
Keep up to four cups of your favourite drinks, either hot or cold, for up to eight hours in this stylishly designed, blue stainless steel flask from boutique brand, Beau & Elliot. There’s an easy access and pour press down lid, and a small cup is included which secures to the top.
Black & Blum Box Appetit Water Bottle Harts Price: £12.95
from glass, but the Beau & Elliot Hydration Bottle is actually constructed using BPA-free Tritan plastic. It’s as clear as glass, but it’s more durable and almost unbreakable. It can withstand getting dropped, tossed about, and generally being treated roughly.
Beau & Elliot Filigree 500ml Hydration Bottle
Beau & Elliot Filigree 350ml Vacuum Flask
Harts Price: £8.10
Harts Price: £11.70
Dexam Mighty Mug Travel Mug 0.47 Litre
For no pouring Looks stylish, is handily compact, and makes drinking when you’re mobile easy as there’s no need for pouring – you just drink straight from the flask. And, of course, it keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot. Has a durable double wall stainless steel construction with an unbreakable inner and outer body.
Grunwerg Drink Pod 0.2 Litre Harts Price: £6.95
Kitchen Drawer Essential:
Prep needn’t be punishing – these tools are perfect for precision peeling of your fruit and veg… Jamie Oliver All Purpose 3-in-1 Peeler With Blade Storage Kit
Kyocera Ceramic Bladed Perfect Peeler With Rotating Head
This handy peeler comes with three interchangeable blades – a straight blade for all hard fruit and veg, a julienne blade for peeling thin strips of vegetables, and a soft fruit blade which is great for tomatoes and kiwis. There’s also a side scoop tool which easily removes blemishes from fruit or vegetables.
The non-corrosive blade is made from advanced ceramic that stays ultra-sharp 10 times longer than steel blades. Also, the blade will not alter the taste or smell of food. Features an easy grip handle and a special rotating head mechanism for left or right handed use, or for use as a fixed or “Y” shaped peeler.
Kitchen Craft Lancashire Vegetable Peeler
Master Class Cast Deluxe Heavy Duty Swivel Headed Peeler
Harts Price: £12.40
Peel a variety of different fruit and vegetables with this traditional vegetable peeler. It has a durable stainless steel fixed blade, and is comfortable and secure to hold thanks to the string-wrapped handle grip. It’s suitable for left or right handed use and is dishwasher safe. Harts Price: £2.50
Stellar Soft Touch Copper Swivel Peeler This elegantly designed peeler is engineered from zinc alloy composite and has a fashionable copper finish. It also offers a secure, slip resistant grip courtesy of the handle’s rubber inserts. The peeler is dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime guarantee from Stellar. Harts Price: £4.50
Harts Price: £12.74
Part of Kitchen Craft’s premium Master Class range, which boasts 600 deluxe kitchen tools, this beautifully elegant and stylish single cast design peeler with mirror polish finish is perfect for comfortable and easy peeling. Unobtrusive in any utensil drawer, and is suitable for left or right handed use. Has the added benefit of being dishwasher safe. Harts Price: £6.74
Kuhn Rikon Piranha Y Peeler Removes smooth and fuzzy skins easily. The harp-shaped peeler gives great control and quick action to peel paper-thin layers. It features a unique and super-sharp serrated stainless steel blade that will not slip on smooth skins, so peeling even tomatoes and peaches is a cinch. Harts Price: £4.94
Tool in the Box It’s right up there with fire as every cook’s most essential piece of kit. But how well do you know your knives?
good kitchen knife should be durable and last many years. It should also make food prep faster, safer and easier. But the vast choice of knives available and the terminology used to describe them can sometimes be baffling. So, whether you’re buying a complete set or adding to your collection, this kitchen knife buying guide will help you decide what’s right for you.
Knife Buying Guide
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The very end of the knife, which is used for piercing.
It’s not as simple as the ‘pointy bit’ and ‘ouch, that’s sharp’, the world of knives has a vocabulary all of its own…
At the opposite end of the handle, the tip is usually pointed, but can be rounded or at a slant. Used for cutting small items, cutting food into thin strips, and for making incisions.
8. Spine (or back)
The edge opposite the cutting edge of the blade. Thicker than the cutting edge, it adds strength to the blade.
2. Cutting edge
Bottom edge of the blade that runs from the heel to the tip. Usually straight, but can be serrated.
The last couple of inches of blade at the opposite end to the tip. Used for cutting thicker items that need more pressure.
The part of the knife blade that attaches the blade to the handle. A full tang runs the full length of the handle adding strength and balance. A half tang only runs part way into the handle.
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The part of the knife you hold. The tang of the blade extends into the handle and is riveted into place (or enclosed in a plastic or metal handle, depending on the design). If possible, always try holding a knife before purchasing to make sure it fits your hand properly.
Rockwell Hardness Scale – Used to indicate relative hardness of the blade. Generally, the higher the number, the sharper and more durable a blade is.
Hardening and Tempering – The processes used to produce a hard, durable blade.
Fully Forged – Made from a single block of steel. This means the blade and tang are one piece.
Stamped – Cut from a continuous strip of stainless steel. More economical to produce and buy, but not as strong or durable as fully forged knives.
Hollow Ground – Less
More Knife Know How…
Thick piece of metal at the end of the blade, just before the handle. Gives the knife balance and protects fingers from the blade. An indication the knife has been forged rather than stamped.
durable than taper ground blades, the taper starts approximately halfway down the blade to create the cutting edge.
Taper Ground – A blade that tapers from the handle to the tip, and from the spine to the cutting edge. This produces a very strong and sharp cutting edge.
Oriental Style – Refers to a blade that’s sharpened on only one side.
The end of the handle 6 opposite the bolster. 43
The Cutting Edge Sharpen up and know your knives…
Strong, heavy blade with slightly curved edge. Use for chopping meat and preparing joints. Strong enough to chop through bones. Henckels Four Star 6” / 150mm Cleaver Harts Price: £81.76
Filleting Knife Boning Knife A long and flexible blade with a curved cutting edge, turning up to a sharp point. Ideal for filleting fish and meat.
Global G-19 Filleting Knife Harts Price: £139.95
Designed for the removal of bones from raw meat and poultry. Similar in shape to a filleting knife, but rigid and shorter. The upturned point allows you to work the blade around the bone for neat removal. Stellar Sabatier 5” / 12cm Boning Knife Harts Price: £22.00
Chef’s/ Cook’s Knife
The long scalloped edge of a bread knife allows you to cut through hard crusts without shredding the soft inner to bits.
A real workhorse in the kitchen, this all-rounder deals with most cutting and chopping tasks with ease. Available in a range of sizes, the deep Groovetech For Dexam heel of the blade is ideal 20cm / 8” Bread Knife for chopping, slicing and Harts Price: £35.00 dicing. Taylor’s Eye Witness Brooklyn Cook’s Knife Harts Price: £24.95 (as part of a 5-piece set)
Knife Buying Guide
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Steel Yourself You might think that all knives are made from the same materials. Wrong! An expensive knife’s blade will be constructed from higher-grade materials which will have undergone various processes to improve its strength and sharpness.
Stainless Steel Low carbon stainless steel is used mainly on everyday blades. The softer steel means they need sharpening more often but are easy to care for and dishwasher safe. Best For: Everyday use.
High Carbon Stainless Steel The most popular blade material for high quality knives. Contain carbon for toughness and the ability to hold an edge, and chromium to make them stain and rust resistant. Best For: The chef’s choice.
Carving/ Slicing Knife
A long bladed knife for cutting roasted meats into thin, even slices. The pointed tip can also be used to help free the meat from the bone. I.O.Shen 235mm Carving Knife Harts Price: £129.95 (as part of a carving set)
Santoku Knife Utility Knife Similar in purpose to a chef’s knife, it has a longer spine, rather than a gradual taper to the point, offering more weight in the blade. Ideal for chopping, cutting, dicing and mincing. Many Santoku knives have scalloped indents on the blade to aid release of thinly sliced and sticky food, as well as enhancing the style of the knife.
A smaller knife that can be used when a chef’s knife would be too cumbersome. This is the general go-to small preparation knife, and ideal for trimming meat and vegetables. Kyocera FK Zirconia Ceramic Utility Knife Harts Price: £30.00
Small bladed knife used for intricate, tricky tasks such as peeling fruit and vegetables, mincing garlic and trimming herbs. Can have concave (curved inwards), convex (curved outwards), or lambsfoot (straight edge) blade options, depending on personal preference. Rocknife 4” / 10cm Ceramic Knife Black Harts Price: £24.95
Henckels Twin Pollux 7” / 180mm Santoku Knife Harts Price: £46.46
A combination of low and high carbon steels. The two varieties are folded and forged together. The end product is extremely tough yet flexible, and has excellent edge retention. Best For: The ultimate knife material.
Ceramic Made of zirconium oxide, the second hardest material to diamonds. Extremely lightweight and sharp (can hold their edge up to 10x longer than steel blades), but prone to chipping or breaking, so should only be used for slicing rather than chopping. These knives should only be sharpened by a professional. Best For: Sharpness.
Making the Cut Knives might seem simple, but when it comes to the cutting edge examples, behind the blade is a wealth of experience and expertise. A knife is only as good as the material it’s made from and the skill with which it’s been crafted. Here are just some of the brands we’re proud to stock…
For years, knife makers have been trying to achieve the ultimate cutting edge, which is rated using a Rockwell hardness scale. However, the brittleness of the knife has made this impossible to produce commercially without using a Damascus method, which is very expensive. I.O.Shen have overcome this problem by sandwiching two softer outer layers (Rockwell 10°) of steel with Rockwell 62° to produce the ultimate cutting edge. I.O.Shen call this Triplex Steel Technology. All the knives in the I.O.Shen range have used the very latest technology to construct a blade that is not only amazingly sharp but will also retain their edge for a phenomenal amount of time. They have been hand sharpened to a 15° angle, which allows for wonderful slicing and portion control.
Based in Solingen, Germany, Zwilling J.A. Henckels have been producing the highest quality knives for over 275 years. Famed and desired among professionals and hobby chefs worldwide, Henckels are restless innovators and tireless perfectionists. The Henckels message is always the same – ‘no compromise’. Up to 40 manufacturing steps are taken to produce a top quality Henckels knife, from the ice-hardening process the steel undergoes, through to the precision laser-testing of each blade. In a world of automation and robotics, the Henckels factory is a remarkably human place.
Made at metal manufacturing company Yoshikin, Global knives are created from the finest high carbon stainless steel available for producing professional quality kitchen knives. Yoshikin uses its own proprietary stainless steel called CROMOVA 18 and this material has been designed exclusively for Global. The steel is hard enough for Global knives to keep their edge for a long time, but still soft enough so it’s not too difficult to sharpen them. The CRO in CROMOVA 18 stands for chromium, and the 18 is the percentage of chromium in the steel. This high percentage contributes to Global’s excellent stain resistance. The MO and VA stand for molybdenum and vanadium – two metallic elements that give a knife good edge retention.
GrooveTech for Dexam GrooveTech knives have a patented technology that uniquely creates airflow between each groove on the knife. The straight edge blade has a new evolution natural non-stick contact area creating a professional feel for all uses making cutting easier. GrooveTech can be sharpened on all kinds of sharpeners and come complete with a safety storage cover.
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HARTS TEAM TIP
“Knife sets and knife blocks are a great way to start off your knife collection. They usually include all the basic knives you need and are better value for money than buying individual knives.” Jon, Marketing
Stellar Sabatier The combination of high carbon molybdenum vanadium steel gives Stellar Sabatier knives the advantages of easy sharpening with extended edge life and resistance to rust and stains. Each blade is fully forged from a single billet of top grade steel – not strip steel. Blades have a full length tang, which extends into the handle. Craftsman-ground edges retain their sharpness through expert hardening and tempering. Each knife has a perfect join between the handle, bolster and blade – the hygiene requirement of top quality professional knives. Proven high quality technology material POM-C forms handles which have great resistance to heat and dishwasher detergents.
Taylor’s Eye Witness For over 150 years, Taylor’s Eye Witness have been making knives in its Sheffield factory and are one of the last remaining manufacturers of kitchen knives, scissors and pocket knives in the original city of steel. What they don’t know about knives, scissors and pocket knives probably isn’t worth knowing.
Made from hardened zirconium oxide ceramic, Rocknife opens up your kitchen to a fresh new design and style of knives that you will love using. Sharper than steel, Rocknife will stay sharp for years to come. The sleek, retro and funky knife design will open your eyes to quality and elegant craftsmanship and will quickly become an essential part of your everyday cooking.
Featuring ceramic blades which are extraordinarily sharp, Kyocera knives have extremely long cutting lives and are astonishingly lightweight. Ceramic blades retain their original sharpness up to 10 times longer than carbon and stainless steel blades, and are extremely hard and durable. All of Kyocera’s ceramic blades are precision sharpened. The use of ceramic is also a healthy alternative as it will not transfer metal ions to food, nor corrode from acids and oils in fruit.
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This is just a selection of the knife ranges we stock at Harts. Explore our full range online at www.hartsofstur.com or come into the shop to try some out.
The Kit HESTON’S TIP
Meet the Oracle
“CHECK THE ‘ROASTED ON’ DATE ON THE BAG. IF IT DOESN’T HAVE ONE, IT’S ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT FRESH (YOUR BEST CHANCE IS AT YOUR LOCAL CAFÉ). YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH DIFFERENCE FRESHLY ROASTED BEANS MAKE.”
For café quality coffee at home, give your order to Heston Blumenthal and his state of the art espresso machine Sage By Heston Blumenthal The Oracle
Harts Price: £1440
t’s well named this, the world’s first automatic manual espresso machine. In ancient times, you visited the oracle to get guidance from the gods. These days, you visit the mystical barista, often several times a day, seeking fulfilment in the form of a flat white and maybe a flapjack. The question this Oracle answers is which coffee machine to get if you love the superior barista-delivered coffee from a manual machine but lack the well-trained skills to deliver it. The Oracle instead brings you café quality coffee so good, it’s like there’s a barista inside and the vital but arcane art of grinding, dosing, tamping and milk texturing are being performed automatically. When you get it home, you can
even call for Sage’s white glove in-home installation and they’ll send a coffee engineer to ensure your machine is set up for optimal performance and to teach you how to use it. You will have to make him a coffee though. When you start extracting, you’ll be surprised at the speed – which could teach your local Costa a thing or two. At the heart of The Oracle is a dual stainless steel boiler triple heat system. This gives you full control over water temperature and pressure, vital for great coffee. It has a dedicated espresso boiler with PID technology to extract the espresso shot to within +/- 1°C of the selected temperature, the degree of stability that top baristas always demand. A dedicated steam boiler delivers
1 1. Built-in Grinder
For beans to espresso in under a minute, mess free.
Here’s how it all works…
2. Triple Heat System
Separate espresso and steam boilers deliver precise water temperature for optimum extraction and simultaneous espresso and steam. Two cappuccinos in 90 seconds.
instant and continuous steam when it’s required, and you can extract espresso and texture milk simultaneously. You won’t ever get bored waiting as it will deliver two coffees in 90 seconds. The Oracle also features an Over Pressure Valve. This commercial feature limits the maximum pressure throughout the extraction, helping to prevent bitter flavours in the shot. It also has low pressure pre-infusion, which gradually increases the pressure to gently expand the grinds for an even extraction. By automating the difficult parts of making an espresso, The Oracle frees you from barista dependence while giving you the satisfaction and, let’s be honest, the kudos, of making simply great coffee at home.
3. Milk Texturing
Creates café quality micro-foam, texturing milk to the selected style and temperature at the touch of a lever, from silky latte to creamy cappuccino.
6. Automatically Grinds, Doses and Tamps
4.Heated Group Head
Prepares for extraction at a consistent and precise amount every time.
7. Adjustable Grind Size
Aids thermal stability throughout extraction.
5. Auto Purge
Enjoy 45 grind settings for optimal espresso extraction.
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Other machines in the Sage range…
Sage By Heston Blumenthal The Barista Express
The Oracle’s smaller brother could be the one if you’re looking for a manual espresso machine. Has a built-in grinder and a precise temperature control system enabling you to produce café quality espresso and textured milk capable of creating barista quality latte art. Harts Price: £494
Sage By Heston Blumenthal The Dual Boiler The machine for the home barista chasing perfection. True commercial features and performance in a domestic footprint. Harts Price: £1050
Once you’re set up, by Sage’s white gloved hands or your own, you can make your first coffee…
1. Set the grind to one of 45 sizes and then a satisfying turn of the portafilter handle starts the auto grind, dose and tamp function.
Sage By Heston Blumenthal The Duo Temp Pro Espresso
Your espresso journey begins here with low pressure pre-infusion and PID temperature control. Harts Price: £300
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2. Lock the portafilter in the heated group head and lock it in place. Press the 1 or 2 cup buttons for either a single or double shot.
Sage By Heston Blumenthal Smart Grinder Pro
Uses Dosing IQ technology to ensure a the same dose amount every time you grind. The stainless steel conical burr grinder has 25 grind settings. Harts Price: £179.95
Sage By Heston… The Temp Control Milk Jug
Heat and froth milk to an exact temperature with the built in thermometer for perfect latte and cappuccino, or a rich smooth hot chocolate. Harts Price: £24.95
Sage By Heston Blumenthal Knock Box
Durable, hard wearing knock box, with a removable bowl for easy cleaning. Plus your house will sound like a café! Harts Price: £19.94
3. As your coffee flows, automatically texture the milk, necessary for cappuccinos and lattes. It stops when it reaches the desired temperature (and auto-cleans too).
4. All there’s left to do is pour the milk into your jet black espresso with a lovely head of cream and practise your creative latte art.
The Kit Problem Solver Problem: keeping your lunch lovely The Solution…
Think inside the box For picnics and days out GoEat can be used for a range of food, including yogurt and cereal or veg and dips. Two containers fit together for space-saving storage, with a screw-on collar preventing any unwanted leaks. The pots and their lids are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Joseph Joseph GoEat Compact 2-in-1 Snack Pot Harts Price: £8
For knowing the use-by date Minimise food wastage by keeping track of when food is stored using the innovative contra-rotating dial on the lid – turn anti-clockwise to set the day and clockwise to set the month. The container is fridge and freezer safe, and has been made with BPA-free plastic.
Joseph Joseph Dial Storage Container Harts Price: £9
For baby food Invaluable for parents who make their own baby food. This set contains two main containers, nine small individual containers, and four larger individual containers. The lid of the main container has a handy date dial on the front, so you can see exactly on which day the food was made or stored.
Joseph Joseph Dial Baby 15-Piece Complete Storage Set Harts Price: £25
For storing anything
For stylish packed lunches For cakes and bakes
Provides full flexibility for storing any kind of products – from very hot liquids, to liquids with a high acidity level – without any trace of discolouration. Made from silicone and borosilicate glass, it can resist extremely high temperatures. The jar itself, except the lid, is microwave safe.
Designed to a size and style suitable for your everyday lunches, this large, round lunch box has a divider that can be used to keep foods separate. Durable and practical with a modern retro appeal, the lunch box is dishwasher and microwave safe, and is made from a BPA and BPS-free plastic.
Bodum Presso Storage Jar Harts Price: £7
Black & Blum Appetit Lunch Box Harts Price: £9.95
Beautifully vintage – present your cakes in a wonderfully traditional style. Decorated in French grey, the cake tin features an elevated platter base with an airtight silicone seal to hold the domed lid secure. The finishing touches to the cake tin come in delightful ridge detailing and brushed silver handles.
Living Nostalgia Cake Tin Harts Price: £20.65
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TURNING H The history of KitchenAid’s iconic stand mixer
cons aren’t made overnight. The KitchenAid stand mixer has been causing a stir on the countertop for over a century. An eye-catching retro classic that will never fail even the most demanding cook, it’s as desirable now as it was to American housewives in the 1920s. The story of KitchenAid’s trailblazing appliance began with a drop of sweat from the end of a busy baker’s nose. The year was 1908, and Herbert Johnston, an engineer and later President of the Hobart Manufacturing Company in Troy, Ohio, was watching the baker mix bread dough with a spoon. To help ease that burden, Johnston pioneered the development of an 80-quart mixer. By 1915, professional bakers had an easier, more thorough, and more sanitary, way of mixing their wares.
The first home stand mixer was born in 1919 at the Troy Metal Products Company, a subsidiary of the Hobart Manufacturing Company. The progeny of the large commercial food mixers, the Model H-5 was the first in a long line of quality home food preparers that utilised ‘planetary action’ – a revolutionary design that rotated the beater in one direction while moving it around the bowl in the other. Wives of Troy executives tested the initial prototypes. While discussing possible names for the new machine, one impressed homemaker commented, “I don’t care what you call it, but I know it’s the best kitchen aid I have ever had!” Hence, a brand name was born, and the first KitchenAid stand mixer was unveiled to the American consumer.
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In 1923, promotions for KitchenAidâ€™s device appeared in national magazines such as Good Housekeeping and The Saturday Evening Post. Millions of Americans were introduced to the mixerâ€™s miracle properties and in the mid-1920s production of the must-have machine had increased to five per day. By the late 1920s, American kitchens were growing smaller and KitchenAid responded with a more compact, lighter stand mixer at a lower price. The Model G proved so popular that Model H-5 was stopped. In the 1930s, KitchenAid recruited Egmont Arens, a nationally acclaimed editor and world-renowned designer, to create three new stand mixer models. Arensâ€™ concepts held such timeless simplicity and function that they remain virtually unchanged to this day.
Always a trendsetter, KitchenAid introduced daring new colours at the 1955 Atlantic City Housewares Show which were a bold departure from the white appliances seen in kitchens of the time. Today, the KitchenAid stand mixer boasts the widest range of colours on the market. The original tilt-head stand mixer remains timeless in its simplicity and function. A style icon of the 21st century, it continues to deliver uncompromising performance and is, quite simply, the ultimate culinary companion for both gourmet chefs and home cooks worldwide. Since the introduction of the legendary stand mixer in 1919, KitchenAid has built on this legacy to deliver a full kitchen solution, from countertop appliances to cookware, ovens, refrigerators, hobs and wine cellars.
STAND AND DELIVER
THE KITCHENAID STAND MIXER TIMELINE 1908
Engineer Herbert Johnston sees a baker mix bread dough with a heavy iron spoon. Convinced there has to be a better way, he begins designing the first commercial stand mixer.
Egmont Arens’ Model K5A is launched on the eve of World War II. All three stand mixers designed by Arens have hardly changed over the years.
The Model G stand mixer is introduced. Lighter and more compact than the H-5, it sells 20,000 units in its first three years on the market. Early users of these machines include John Barrymore, Henry Ford, and Ginger Rogers.
The KitchenAid Manufacturing Company is created and its stand mixer operations are relocated to Troy, Ohio.
The 4½-quart-capacity Model K45 is introduced. The most popular KitchenAid stand mixer ever, the K45 is still an important model in the line.
The Model H-5, the first stand mixer for the home, is introduced. Called “the best kitchen aid” by an executive’s wife, a brand is born, and the KitchenAid trademark is registered with the U.S. patent office.
Nationally acclaimed industrial designer Egmont Arens is retained to design three new stand mixer models. The Arens-designed Model K is introduced. In August, two Arens-designed home coffee mills, models A-9 and A-10, join the product line-up. KitchenAid production moves to Dayton, Ohio.
Harvest Wheat and Avocado are added to the list of available stand mixer colours.
KitchenAid unveils stylish new stand mixer colours at the Atlantic City housewares show. Colours include Petal Pink, Sunny Yellow, Island Green, Satin Chrome, and Antique Copper.
KitchenAid launches an advertising campaign for its home stand mixer in the national media.
KitchenAid offers a complete suite of large appliances for the kitchen by adding a refrigerator to their growing product line-up.
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KitchenAid announces the construction of a new world-class 185,000-square-foot plant in Greenville, Ohio. It debuts suites of countertop appliances in matching bold colours such as Empire Red and Cobalt Blue.
KitchenAid release new small appliances, introducing the new Artisan line comprised of a 4 L food processor, electric kettle, cordless blender, 2- and 4-slice toasters and 14- and 16-cup food processors.
KitchenAid blenders join the KitchenAid line of portable appliances.
Expanding its line of premium food processors, KitchenAid introduces a new 11-cup, three-bowl food processor with a citrus press. The new professional 6TM stand mixer is introduced, offering greater capacity to give home bakers the ability to mix dough for multiple loaves of breads, cakes and cookies all at the same time.
A true revolution in the kitchen takes place with the launch of the Artisan cook processor. The new all-in-one appliance with an eye to creativty and simplicity is designed to handle all preparation phases of a dish – from chopping, to mixing and, finally, cooking.
KitchenAid introduces the new 6.9 L Artisan bowl-lift stand mixer – the most powerful, durable, quietest and simply the best stand mixer in its class.
Food processor models are added to the line.
KitchenAid focuses on the home chef and launches lines of cookware, bakeware, cutlery, kitchen textiles, and other products.
KitchenAid celebrates its 90th anniversary with the release of a special edition colour – Candy Apple Red.
A partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen heralds the start of Cook for the Cure. Money is initially raised for breast cancer research and education through the sale of the pink stand mixer, though additional philanthropic initiatives are later added.
KitchenAid creates Serious About Food, a body of experts, pioneers and innovators who reflect the KitchenAid mission – to get the best insight and suggestions from the professional world to create iconic products that enable passionate gourmets to express their creativity.
IN THE MIX
What makes the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer such an icon of the kitchen? Here are some of the reasons why it’s been mixing it up for over a century. Hand constructed from full die-cast metal construction, resulting in a robust, stable and durable mixer
Silent, reliable and long lasting direct drive
Original ‘planetary action’ – eliminates the need to rotate the bowl by spinning the beater clockwise and the shaft counter clockwise, moving the beater to the edge of the bowl at 67 different points
KitchenAid Artisan Food Mixer Harts price from £349.00 with free gifts. See www.hartsofstur.com for more details.
Single attachment hub for ease of use and versatility
KitchenAid 5 year guarantee
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Stainless steel bowl with ergonomic handle for a better grip and easy handling
“KitchenAid Artisan mixers include a dough hook, flat beater, wire whisk, pouring shield and 4.8 litre stainless steel bowl as standard.” Tim - Sales Assistant
MIX AND MATCH
KitchenAid realised the importance of colour choice back in the 1950s. You can now complement your kitchen with a whole palette of colours. Or maybe you should redecorate your kitchen to match your mixer.
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The Artisan mixer is nothing if not versatile. Here are just some of the attachments and optional extras currently available to help you mince, slice, roll, grind, shred, squeeze, chop, process...
KitchenAid stand mixers can do most things but stop short of making a cuppa or slice of toast. Luckily, KitchenAid also do these…
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KitchenAid Artisan Pasta Maker
This 3-piece kit includes a roller to make sheets of pasta up to 150mm wide for lasagne and to allow you to adjust to the desired thickness, plus two cutters to make fresh tagliatelle or linguine. Harts Price: £154.94
Hard to believe in this day and age, but all available stand mixer attachments will fit any KitchenAid stand mixer, going right back to the
KitchenAid Artisan 1.5 L Kettle
Harts Price: £125.10
KitchenAid Artisan Grain Mill
This grinds wheat, rye, oats, rice, corn, barley, buckwheat, millet and others. The grain mill can be adjusted to mill anything from fine flour to coarsely cracked wheat. Harts Price: £179.00
KitchenAid Artisan 4 L Food Processor Harts Price: £350.10
KitchenAid Artisan Food Processor Attachment
There’s no need for another piece of kit. This includes 2-in-1 wide mouth feed tube, 8mm dicing disc, externally adjustable slicing disc, reversible shredding and julienne discs, and a compact storage case. Harts Price: £161.10
KitchenAid Artisan Magnetic Drive Blender Harts Price: £349.00
KitchenAid Diamond Blender Harts Price:
KitchenAid Artisan 2-Slot Toaster
Harts Price: £170.10
KitchenAid Artisan Slicer / Shredder
Works with root and green raw veg, potatoes, onions, cheese, as well as fruit, nuts and chocolate. Features medium and coarse shredding drums and a slicing drum. Harts Price: £76.50
KitchenAid Artisan Food Grinder / Mincer
The food grinder makes light work of mincing meat, fish, veg and more. It’s ideal for sausages, meat balls and burgers. Add the Sausage Stuffer attachment for an extra £18. Harts Price: £76.50
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Check out the full KitchenAid range at www.hartsofstur.com or visit our store to get hands-on.
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CASTING A SPELL Le Creuset have been king of the cast iron throne since 1925 with their classic orange cookware. It’s so robust, it will outlast us all…
f the test of a true kitchen icon is being recognised by colour alone, Le Creuset’s volcanic orange cookware passes with flaming colours. It’s been glowing proudly on hobs and in ovens, or just looking good on the worktop, since 1925. There couldn’t be a more perfect colour for the products, indicating both the heat holding properties of cast iron, and the fiery glow of the molten metal used to make each piece. Recognised worldwide and cherished for its warmth and unbelievable durability, almost a century later all Le Creuset cast iron products are still hand-crafted in the original foundry in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France. The range has grown hugely and a spectrum of colours have been introduced since then. While Le Creuset have taken advantage of various technological advances, the forging and casting process remains the same, with the pans finished by hand before the high-fired enamelling that makes them so hard wearing. Just as a great chef would never compromise on the quality of their ingredients or time taken to prepare a dish, Le Creuset put together their iron, steel, clay, aluminium and silicone in the same timeless way that has made their cookware such an iconic presence in kitchens around the world.
Prince of Orange Le Creuset have a diverse portfolio of kitchenware that takes in whistling kettles and heart shaped ramekins. Three of their key ranges are Cast Iron Cookware, Toughened Non-Stick (TNS) Cookware and 3-ply Cookware (see opposite).
VOLCANIC ACTIVITY THE HISTORY OF LE CREUSET 1925 – 1935
Birth of a kitchen icon: Le Creuset introduces colour to the kitchen for the first time, coating the ultimate cookware material – cast iron – in a volcanic orange colour.
1935 – 1945
Le Creuset hit the press and launch their first ever radio and print advertising campaigns to promote the various benefits of cooking with enamelled cast iron.
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1945 – 1955
When the Second World War ended, Le Creuset focused its efforts on further developing the distinctive cast iron range of cookware and was a major innovator of the time, introducing new styles and exciting enamel colours.
1955 – 1965
This decade saw the launch of the Coquelle casserole – a partnership with world-renowned designer Raymond Loewy, best known for his design of the Coca-Cola bottle.
Le Creuset Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron 20cm Round Casserole
New from Le Creuset, the Signature version of the iconic Cast Iron Casseroles are available in round, oval and shallow buffet with improved easy-grip, 45% larger handles, toughened enamel interior, stylish, heat resistant stainless steel knob and an enhanced tight fitting lid. They are even more durable and easier to clean than ever. Harts Price: £145
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick 20cm Shallow Frying Pan The ultimate tool in everyday cooking, it has a tough, PFOA-free non-stick surface inside and out, and a special hardened body to create a durable and long-lasting pan that can be used on any heat source. Professional-style cast handles are attached with stainless steel rivets for a superior, secure fixing.
Le Creuset 3-Ply Stainless Steel Three Saucepan Set Stylish design with superb cooking results, the range uses multi-layering technology, which combines the cooking benefits of stainless steel and aluminium, so heat spreads evenly and gently. The rapid heat-up time makes these indispensable for cooking vegetables, rice and pasta. Harts Price: £280
1965 – 1975
Following a decade rich in innovations including the first grill, fondue set and barbecue, the celebrated Italian designer Enzo Mari redesigned the traditional cocotte in 1972 to create the still sought after “Mama” range.
1975 – 1985
During this period, Le Creuset continued to expand to new audiences all over the world, especially in the UK, the US and Australia, with the famous slogan “Every good cook should know a little French: Le Creuset”.
Harts Price: £72
1985 – 1995
In 1985, Le Creuset was classified among the 30 most well-known French products in the world. In 1989 advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi used photographs of the French factory for an acclaimed series of adverts.
1995 – 2005
Reflecting a global brand, Le Creuset introduced products for an international audience, including a French Tatin dish, a Spanish range, a Scandinavian dumpling pan, Japanese sukiyaki cocottes, and Italian risotto pots.
2005 – 2015
Le Creuset further reinforced its choice of colours with Satin Black, Teal and Marseille. In its 90th year, Le Creuset updated its Classic Cast Iron range for the first time in 50 years, introducing an all-new improved Signature range.
Homemade This Autumn by You
Hunt the hedgerows, pick your bounty of berries and with the help of our experts you’ll have jam and gin you’ll be proud to put your name to Jumbleberry Jam
OUR JAM EXPERT Tracey Collins of Ajar Of makes all her products by hand in small batches in her (lovely smelling) Dorset kitchen.
Make the most of the mellow fruitfulness on offer at autumn by stripping the hedgerows of their seasonal bounty and making some jam. We went straight to Tracey Collins of award-winning Ajar Of and begged for a recipe. Tracey is one of Dorset’s finest preservists (and the competition is fierce) who makes all her jams, chutneys and marmalades by hand. She describes this fruity number as “A deliciously dark-hued jam – perfect for spreading on buttered, freshly made bread!”
1kg mixed summer berries (raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, strawberries) 1kg granulated sugar Juice of two large lemons Takes 40 minutes, yields 3-4 half pound jars and keeps up to a year.
1. Wash jars in warm soapy water, rinse well and put in oven at 140ºC for at least 20 minutes. 2. Mix the berries and sugar in a preserving pan, then stir in the lemon juice. Jam needs acid – the lemon juice – and sugar in sufficient quantities to activate the natural pectin in the fruits. This helps it achieve a set without adding additional pectin. 3. Warm the berries over a low heat, stirring gently until the sugar dissolves
Colander Girls Tracey has put together a Dorset Food and Drink charity calendar featuring the county’s top female producers. They each gave away one of their recipes in aid of Julia’s House and Weldmar Hospice. Pick one up from any of the producers featured at local markets or go to www.dorsetaonb. org.uk/food-and-drink for more details. 60
4. Increase the heat and bring to a full rolling boil. Cook for 5-8 mins until the jam reaches setting point. I put a drop of jam on a cold saucer, put back in a cold place, wait 2 minutes, then take out and push the edges of the jam. If the surface wrinkles, the jam is set. If not set, boil the jam for a further 2 minutes and re-test. 5. Pot into the hot sterilised jars, seal and label.
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Homemade Jam and Gin
Don’t get in a jam Tracey recommends: Kilner Red Enamel Maslin Jam Pan 8 Litre
“My preserving pans of choice are still the Maslin pans as the wider tops allow the jam to reach setting point quicker, thus retaining the flavour of the fruits more.” Harts Price: £50
Home Made Jam Strainer Kit Harts Price: £11.95
Sloe (or Bullace) Gin The Two Thirsty Gardeners combine a love of alcohol and horticulture into a staggering (in all senses of the word) range of homemade booze from their allotment and brewing shed in Somerset. So who better to ask for a recipe for sloe (or bullace) gin. What even is a bullace? Over to Thirsty Gardener, Nick Moyle. “What’s the difference between a sloe and a bullace? When it comes to this recipe the answer doesn’t matter – they’re perfectly interchangeable and either fruit will give you fantastic results. Sloe (or bullace) gin is arguably the greatest liquor in the world. These easy instructions produce a drink that, although never quite the same two years running, is always exceptional.”
Sloe (or bullace) gin (vodka or rum) recipe
For gin makers and ginthusiasts
Ingredients Home Made Stainless Steel Non-Stick Jam Funnel Harts Price: £8.95
Kilner Preserve Nations Favourite Jar 0.4 Litre Harts Price: £2.50
Kilner Clip Top Jar Round 0.5 Litre Harts Price: £4
Kilner Thermometer and Lid Lifter
Preserve making thermometer, accurate and precise to ensure a perfect result and Kilner magnetic lid lifter to ensure a sterile seal for your homemade preserve. Harts Price: £12
OUR BOOZE EXPERTS Rich Hood and Nick Moyle dig and swig their way through the seasons as The Two Thirsty Gardeners.
For every 70cl bottle of gin, you require around 450g of sloes and between 180g to 250g of white sugar, depending on preference for sweetness (start low, give it a taste after a month and add more if required).
Kilner 8-Piece Sloe Gin Set
Includes: Kilner 2 Litre round clip top jar, 4x Kilner 250ml sloe gin bottles, a muslin cloth, plastic funnel and recipe card. Harts Price: £29.99
Wash the sloes and prick all over with a fork so the flavours can ooze out of their tannin rich skins. If you’re feeling a bit lazy then freezing them will perform a similar task. Combine the three ingredients in a jar and shake every day for a few weeks. Leave for three months, with a few extra shakes administered every once in a while, then strain and bottle. This stuff rocks on for years and genuinely improves with age.
Dartington Gintuition Gin Glass Gift Set Harts Price: £19.94
DRH Anton Manhattan Set Of 2 Gin Cocktail Glasses Harts Price: £17.20
Brew it Yourself For more homegrown booze recipes, go to: twothirstygardeners.co.uk Better still, get their acclaimed book, Brew It Yourself. It features over 75 inspired recipes for such concoctions as Viking Ale, and Raspberry & Thyme Whisky. It’s available now on Amazon.
Kilner Sloe Gin Clip Top Bottle 275ml Harts Price: £4
HOW TO SHARPEN A KNIFE How the best chefs stay sharp when your knife can’t even slice a tomato…
f you’ve ever wondered why you can’t finely dice an onion in a blur of steel like the chefs on TV, blow away the received wisdom and blame your tools. A sharp knife is not only safer because it requires less downforce, but it’s also essential if you want to become a culinary maestro. With the help of top chef Matt Budden, we take a look at some of the best options to give your knife the edge. As any chef knows, a quality knife is a living, sentient creature that absorbs a chef’s ch’i over time. But it also loses its effectiveness with each stroke. With repeated use, the edge of a steel knife will turn to one side depending on the chef’s action, leaving it blunt. Drawing it across an abrasive surface will remove any burs and re-establish the precise cutting edge. “I’ve been to many people’s houses and their knives are like butter knives,” says Matt. “You should sharpen your knives once a month and hone them every day on a steel.” Many knives, such as high-end Japanese molybdenum steel knives, come with their own specific sharpener, usually a diamond stone. Avoid blunting your knives by washing them in warm soapy water, drying them off, and storing them flat in a drawer with plenty of space. “When you shove them in a pot with spoons and other utensils, you’re blunting them every time you put them in.” Keep your knives in shape, and you can easily expect to get 10 years of service from a good quality knife. And what do chefs do with their old blades? “I retire mine and use them at home,” says Matt.
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“Glass chopping boards can be harsh on a knife blade. Wood or plastic are kinder.” Lucy - Sales Assistant
How to Sharpen a Knife
THE SHARP END
Here are four ways of keeping your blade honed and ready for culinary action.
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One of the most satisfying ways to get ‘at one’ with your blade. Most stones come with a coarse and fine side. Soak the stone first then place on a towel or non-slip surface. Draw the blade towards you and to the side. Flip to the fine side and finish, wiping away any stone residue.
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Sage (and onion) advice from some of the region’s best cooks and producers Ask a butcher - Alex and Lou Webb of Webb’s Butchers (see p24)
Ask a knife expert - Jon Dart from Harts (see p42)
A. Decide on the length of sausage that you want. At that point, pinch the sausage with your thumb and forefinger and twist the sausage to the right. Move your fingers along the same length and repeat the process, twisting the opposite way. For cooking, sausages should never be pricked as this releases the juiciness of the sausage and can cause splitting. Always start to cook from a cold oven, cold pan, cold grill or a low heat barbecue so that the skins do not split. Cook at a low heat (150ºC in the oven). The general rule is cook on a low heat for longer.
A. Avoid cleaning your knives in a dishwasher. Knives may be dishwasher safe, but that is not the same as dishwasher recommended. The harsh environment of a dishwasher can dull the blade and cause corrosion spots (these can be removed using stainless steel cleaner). The best way to clean your knife is with warm, soapy water using a sponge or soft brush. Carefully dry the knife and place back in storage.
Q. How do we link homemade sausages and how should we cook them?
Q. Is it safe to put our expensive new knives in the dishwasher?
Ask a coffee roaster - Giles Dick-Read of Reads Coffee (see p34)
Q. Which beans should we make coffee from?
Ask a Thirsty Gardener - home-brew master, Nick Moyle (see p61)
A. The principle types of coffee bean are Arabica and Robusta. There are a multitude of sub-species of specialty Arabica which have fuelled the boom in specialty coffee. The big difference is that Arabica is a high-grown, high quality coffee. Robusta, as its name suggests, is robust and hardy and grows at lower altitude. It has an earthy taste and more or less double the caffeine content. That does not mean, however, that it’s the inferior bean. Robusta can be very useful in blends. It has a bit of a bad name, but used well it’s a good thing, particularly in classic Italian espresso blends.
Q. What’s the difference between sloes and bullaces?
A. Bullaces are like fat sloes. Or, if you prefer, tiny damsons. All three fruit grow in similar wild locations and are easily confused – especially as, like many fruits, their size can vary from one tree to the next. Happily, when it comes to infusing into booze, sloes and bullaces (and their hybrids) will produce similar results. Some folk will insist that a ripe bullace is more likely to have a mellow sweetness closer to a damson, but both fruits exude the fruity, sour flavours that go so well with clear spirits. Gin tends to get the nod as the tipple of choice, but vodka or rum make equally good alternatives.
Ask a chef who cooks Chinese food - Jeremy Pang (see p12)
Q. Our stir-fries never taste as good as a Chinese restaurant’s. Any tips? A. When stir-frying, use oil bit by bit (½ tbsp at a time), in between each ingredient instead of too much at the beginning of your stir-fry. This will keep your ingredients fresh and crunchy rather than greasy. Make sure the oil is smoking hot before you add any ingredients. Flavour in stir-fries can be split into two parts: the marinade, and the sauce that goes on top. Here is my classic Chinese marinade for any meats: light soy sauce, sesame oil and a pinch of sugar – trust me, your food will taste Chinese.
the history of harts
HISTORY OF HARTS
Our family business for over 95 years t the age of 17, Walter Hart, an Every generation has apprentice blacksmith and our made their mark current MD Philip Hart’s
grandfather, joined the Royal Field Artillery as a farrier. In 1920, Walter was demobilised from the army, and he established his own blacksmith business in Sturminster Newton, just a brief canter away from where we are today. His reputation gradually grew and so, in 1941, Philip’s Uncle Bill joined the family business, helping his father shoe horses, mend cart wheels and doing other general repair work. In 1945, Walter’s second son, and Philip’s father, Eddie, finished his National Service in the RAF and joined the burgeoning family firm. In 1949 they outgrew their small workshop, and new premises were constructed on the fringes of a marshy area of town called Butts Pond, and we still call this home to this day. Around the time of the new forges, it was decided to branch out. As Eddie was never that fond of horses, he started retailing agricultural ironmongery, and manufacturing basic farm implements.
By 1973, with farrier work in decline, the manufacturing side of the business had taken off, and a brand new factory was built to support this success. Eddie had created a major manufacturing business, and chose to refuse offers from leading national companies to buy him out. He saw the greater value, like today’s generation, in seeing the family business continue. The current MD Philip Hart joined the business in 1979, and set about transforming the retail shop from an agricultural suppliers into a modern, country department store. The old forge buildings were demolished, and a purpose built shop and offices were erected. Today’s store encompasses many departments, including, of course, Kitchen.
Philip has always had his eye on the next big thing and, with that in mind, in the early nineties Harts took its first tentative steps into mail order. Some early success gave us the encouragement we needed, and our first trading website was launched in 1995, one of the first operational and trading sites anywhere in the country. (We even featured in the Daily Telegraph). This proved successful, but it was driving forward without a proper direction for a year or two, until Philip’s two sons left university, and joined the family firm. Johnathan and Graham were able to bring a much greater understanding of the modern, technological world. The internet business has grown very rapidly, becoming a well respected, national award-winning enterprise.
A purpose-built 60,000 square-foot despatch centre was completed in 2010, and a new suite of sales offices shortly after in 2013, both purpose-built to give our mail order customers the same level of service and efficiency that our store customers have enjoyed for so many years. Graham has three daughters, while Johnathan has a son, so the next generation is all lined up!
The rest of the family We now employ over 40 staff, all of whom are dedicated to our ‘family business’ ethos that has always garnered both customer and staff loyalty. We call them our extended family – some have worked here for over 25 years, and all are friends as well as colleagues. Our family business is built on our lovely staff, and they all play an important part in our past, and our future.
ualit know how we like our toast in the morning: perfectly crisp and from a design classic. Originally invented by company founder Max Gore-Barten for use in commercial kitchens in 1945, Dualit’s toasters are an enduring icon. Actually, make that a near indestructible icon – a recent competition to find the oldest working Dualit was won by a toaster of 1973 vintage!
Hand-built in the UK since the 1950s (you’ll find the assembler’s personal mark on the base), their replaceable parts mean a toaster that will last a lifetime. Not that their patented ProHeat elements are going anywhere. Pretty much armour-plated, they are virtually unbreakable and make hotter toast than the competition. While admiring Dualit’s distinctive, endearingly robust appearance, don’t underestimate how well this gleaming chrome
kitchen classic works. Instead of sensors and fancy settings, the simple mechanical timer gives a reassuring count down to breakfast time. Dualit are not ones for undignified popping-up first thing in the morning. The simple lever instead lets you raise your bread enough to see if it’s been transformed into toast. It’s indicative of a kitchen classic that doesn’t just heat bread, it helps make your mornings calm, ordered and delicious.
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About Harts Whether buying online or from the shop, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service.
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Our 60,000 sq-ft despatch centre, from very humble
Over the years our country department store has expanded and now
beginnings, is now staffed by 12 full time and one part
covers over 25,000 sq-ft. It has become a destination shop, both as
time employee, all dedicated to
a hub in the local community, and as a showroom for our extensive
ensuring the careful and swift handling, packing and
website ranges for those travelling from further afield.
despatch of your goods. The despatch centre is constantly growing and evolving, and is already bursting at the seams, ready for the next round of
Our legendary customer service goes above and beyond just taking
expansion and development.
your money – we have staff trained to give advice on virtually everything we sell, we arrange regular demonstrations of kitchen
We have very close links with our chosen couriers, ensuring the smoothest of transitions – from your order, through despatch and courier, to your door. This is why we have an enviable reputation for
and other equipment to help you make that considered purchase, and we do not stop offering advice and assistance after the sale is made. Our staff are happy to help, and happy to talk, so come join us and experience just how infectious a smile can be.
reliability, and why we have received a Gold Accreditation from independent reviewer FeeFo. Our dedicated customer service department is always
Harts of Stur
on hand to help with placing your order or answering
Station Rd, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1BD.
any queries or concerns you may have.
Shop Tel: 01258 472420 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Orders can also be placed via our FREEPHONE order line 0800 371 355
We are located on Station Road in Sturminster Newton’s town centre on the Shaftesbury Road to Sturminster Newton (B3091). But if you
Mon - Fri 8:00am to 5:30pm Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm
get lost, just ask anyone ‘Where’s Harts?’ for directions.
Free UK Mainland Delivery
Harts Of Stur Shop & Mail Order Freephone Line
On all orders over £40. We pride ourselves on our
rapid service and aim to have your order picked,
packed and delivered within 1-2 working days via DPD
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed
Courier or 3-7 working days via Royal Mail.
28 Day Money Back Guarantee No quibble on all our products. See website for details..
Award Winning Customer Service Harts Of Stur have just been voted one of the ‘Top 30 Housewares Industry Influencers’. We are proud to have won some fantastic awards and are currently finalists in several local and national events. Here are our some of our latest awards and nominations.
Price Match Found a product cheaper elsewhere? Please complete our Price Match form and if we can, we will. All price match enquiries will be responded to.
Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation (see page 10).
Excellence In Housewares Awards 2016 - Excellence in Direct Retailing and Excellence in Retailer Initiative Finalist
Blackmore Vale Business Awards 2016 Family Business Of The Year, Customer Service Award, Online Business Of The Year Finalist
The Housewares Innovation Awards 2016 Best Retail Website
Our very first issue of kitchen Packed full of content including a new range from GBBO's Paul Hollywood. Local produce and top chefs plus ho...
Published on Sep 1, 2016
Our very first issue of kitchen Packed full of content including a new range from GBBO's Paul Hollywood. Local produce and top chefs plus ho...