Wednesday 4 December 2013

Cooking Up a Storm with Oven Pride

I was recently asked to take part in a challenge set by the people at Oven Pride in the hopes of becoming one of their 'Pride of Oven Pride' bloggers. The challenge seemed fairly simple, write a cooking blog post using a pack of goodies that Oven Pride would send us, challenge accepted.

I opted to have a different pack sent to me that would allow my lovely children to get involved with the cooking process, I was so surprised at what turned up in our package!!! Chefs hats for all of the girls, an oven mitt, lots of lovely utensils ready for baking fun, a recipe sheet and of course that essential pack  Oven Pride cleaner, ready for getting rid of the mess at the end. We were also sent a voucher that allowed us to go and pick up those much needed ingredients.

There were four recipes to choose from and we decided to make the ginger bread biscuits and the crusty bread as these seemed the most kid friendly recipes.

Whilst the eldest two were at school, Gracie, Layla and I popped to the shops to pick up all the ingredients needed and for once I didn't forget a single thing on my list. 

The first thing that needed to be done when we began to bake was pop on those special chefs hats because you know they really help with the baking process.

Then came all the measuring, melting, mixing, rolling and stirring. With puffs of flour and sprinkles of salt, a little help from mummy and lots of lovely biscuits and bread were ready for the oven. The smells coming from the oven were delicious and we had a little peek through the glass, watching the dough slowly rising. I was really surprised at how simple the bread was to make, no more than 5 minutes to prepare simply mixing all of the ingredients together and 20 minutes in the oven. The gingerbread biscuits took longer because the dough had to set in the fridge for a couple of hours.

The girls had lots of fun making both the bread and the biscuits, as you can see from the pictures above,  they all work together nicely, including little Layla, even though she was more interested in trying to eat the dough before it was cooked!!!

Below are a couple of pictures of the finished products fresh out of the oven, that was their lunch sorted for the next day and of course I needed to have a little taste test to make sure they were alright to eat ;)

Once all the baking was done, well the fun part was over so my wonderful children left me to do all of cleaning. That's where the complete oven cleaner from Oven Pride came in handy, made light work of a daunting task!!! And of course I rewarded myself with a ginger biscuit after I had finished!! 

I'm now looking forward to trying out the other couple of recipes that Oven Pride provided for us.


Disclaimer : I was sent a voucher and utensils for the purposes of this challenge however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Love the hats! The bread loks delicious, all warm from the oven, mmmm

  2. i love the hats they look so funky in them!! oh i wish i could try one of those cookies right now they look fab x

  3. I just began providing Logan in to your kitchen with me. He works with a rubberized spatula while I get ready. It's so cute! I can't delay til he can actually really start assisting :)



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