When I replaced my kitchen, I added a couple of shelves but they weren’t for recipe books because I only own a couple. This is because I’ve never found a book with enough I’d like to cook more than once and so now, I tend to find all my recipes online. However, there’s a drawback with not always having the right size of dish or ending up with too many leftovers.
Which is why the latest ceramic dishes from Quick Recipe appealed to me. Not only do they have a QR code on the base, so scanning it with your device takes you straight to suitable recipes, each one is tailored to the dish itself.I was keen to try them (strictly out of interest and not because I’ll use any excuse to make desserts), so started with its twin ramekins.
The code on the bottom sits below a special glaze so it won’t wear away over time. I scanned it using a QR reader app on my Android phone (iPhone users can just use their camera) and hey presto, it took me to all the available recipes I could make. I chose white chocolate and raspberry cheesecakes.
There’s a shopping list you can work to in advance, a video of the recipe being made (although I found it a bit tricky to follow as it’s speeded up) and a written method.
First, I made the base from biscuits and butter and chilled it so it would harden.In the meantime, I mixed the cheesecake filling. Following the method on my phone was challenging at times – the ingredients weren’t in the order that they needed to be used, so there’s a fair amount of scrolling up and down to remember where you are in the process and what quantities to use. It would probably be easier on a larger screen or if you measured everything out at the start.Ramekins filled, they were ready to go in the oven. Again, the method isn’t as simple as it could be as the temperature for a fan oven was missing. While I usually take off 20C to adjust a normal oven temp for fan, it wasn’t clear if the temperature in Celsius was already for a fan oven or not.
In this case, I dropped the temperature and it seemed to work:Sadly, I’d run out of raspberries for the top but they weren’t too far off the picture on the recipe. And they were delicious, with no leftovers. I call that a win.
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