Chef's Pick

Chef's Pick is your guide to the best kitchen equipment and appliances in the UK. We help you understand the confusing world of cookers, ovens and cookware so you can get the most out of your kitchen.

Flapjack on cooling tray

Why Are Your Flapjacks Crumbly? (And What to Do About It)

Chewy, sweet and with the unmistakable flavour of golden syrup, flapjacks are a filling treat that has been enjoyed by one generation after another. There are various different recipes for flapjacks, each one declaring its combination of ingredients to be the “secret” to the perfect oaty square. But what happens when your flapjacks refuse to …

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How to Thicken Icing Sugar

If you need to save thin, runny icing sugar, don’t panic. Here are four different methods to thicken icing sugar using common kitchen ingredients.   1. Add Powdered Sugar The easiest way to thicken icing sugar is by adding (more) powdered sugar. Additional sugar will ‘soak up’ water, creating a firmer and thicker icing.   …

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Baked focaccia

Can You Freeze Focaccia?

A type of Italian flatbread typically seasoned with olive oil and herbs, focaccia is a flavoursome side dish which can be used in many ways. As a pizza base, a sandwich bread or as a flavoursome snack on its own, focaccia is popular all over the world. Focaccia is usually baked as a loaf sheet, …

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Prawns on table

Can You Microwave Prawns?

With a unique combination of semi-sweet and salty flavours, prawns are a popular protein that are used in many cuisines around the world. Prawns are naturally low in fat and can be eaten plain or combined with sauces, such as in a curry. They are very simple to cook but they can also be easily …

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