5 More Ideas for Your Blender
When most people think of blenders, they think of fruit smoothies and frozen beverages, but a blender is a much more versatile tool than it is often given credit for. A blender can help you create a wide variety of ingredients and dishes that can make every meal taste just a bit better. This is just some of what you can prepare quickly and easily using nothing more than a Breville blender.
Store-bought bread crumbs can be bland and packed with preservatives, but making them at home is both easier and much less expensive than heading down to your local market for a packet. Making breadcrumbs at home is as simple as freezing a slice or two of bread, even the hard ends that are always left at the bottom of the bag, then toasting them and pulsing them down in the blender. Add a few favorite spices for flavorful bread crumbs that are quick and easy to make.
Applesauce is another popular treat that can be made in a blender within minutes. Anyone with access to a few tart green peeled apples, a bottle of apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract and a bit of cinnamon can create delicious all natural applesauce by combining the ingredients in the blender and processing until the mixture is smooth.
Blenders also allow cooks to scramble eggs quickly with much less fuss and clean up. The heat generated by a blender is more than sufficient to cook an egg, and so with the addition of a quarter cup each of water and milk as well as some non-stick cooking spray applied to the blades of the machine, a blender transforms into a nearly instant breakfast machine. Add salt and pepper to taste and blend on high until eggs set, then enjoy.
A blender is able to create the freshest tomato soups imaginable from your kitchen. The classic recipe calls for 2 medium size tomatoes, a stalk of celery, a red onion sliver, a clove of garlic and a whole carrot blended with 1 ½-2 cups of hot water, and is ready in minutes. Try this savory soup served on a bed of hot rice for an easy dinner solution.
Everyone knows a blender is great for frozen drinks, but your device can deliver other frosty delights as well by blending frozen fruits into a smooth, sweet confection. For example, a simple strawberry sorbet can be made with nothing more than 1 ½ cups of frozen strawberries, a quarter cup of fresh lemon juice, another quarter cup of unsweetened almond or soy milk and 1/3 cup of agave nectar or honey. Blend the mixture on high until it is creamy and delicious, then serve immediately or store in the freezer using a metal or glass container.
A blender is far more than a simple drink-making machine, it is a powerful and versatile kitchen tool. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your machine and discover all the ways you can treat yourself using your blender.