I really don’t need much of an excuse to experiment and have some fun in the kitchen – especially when it will help me save time and cleaning up! I have to admit I didn’t know a lot about multifryers when I was first asked if I would be interested to try DéLonghi’s Multifry Classic Multicooker, so I was intrigued to see the full capabilities of the machine.
Trying to decide what to cook first was easy, thanks to the 250 recipes created by DéLonghi, available on both their website and a dedicated app – which I immediately downloaded to my phone of course!
They have everything from Salads to Pasta, Risottos and Tarts, but the first thing I wanted to make was roasted potatoes – I mean how could I resist roasted spuds!!
Just a small amount of macadamia oil was all it took to create crisp and crunchy roasted potatoes. The mixing paddle gently tossed the potatoes as they roasted, ensuring they were all evenly cooked. We then enjoyed them served with a salad full of greens and a grilled piece of chicken, giving all four of us an easy and relatively healthy meal with little mess for me to clean up – besides what the boys dropped on the floor of course!
Whilst this machine is worth having just for the yummy roasted potatoes it makes, there is so much more to it, and naturally I was eager to try out one of the dessert recipes. With options such as Walnut Cake, Sponge, Gingerbread and Apple Yoghurt Cake, it was a little difficult to know where to start, in the end I decided to make the Cake with Canned Peaches.
Peach Cake – Recipe from the DéLonghi website.
You will need:
300g of self-raising flour
150g of butter
150g of caster sugar
500g of canned peaches
Zest of 1 lemon.
3 – 4 tablespoons of milk
Icing sugar to decorate.
Let’s put it together!
1. Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 30 seconds on high or until melted. Let it cool slightly.
2. Pour the slightly cooled melted butter into the bowl of an electric mixer and add the eggs and sugar and beat well until combined.
3. Add the self-raising four, lemon zest and milk (starting with three tablespoons) and beat until combined. If you mixture is a little stiff, add the extra tablespoon of milk.
Using the DéLonghi Multifry Classic:
4. Remove the paddle from the bowl and butter and flour the inside of the bowl.
5. Add the cake batter and gently spread it with a spoon for a flat surface.
6. Arrange the tinned peaches on top of the cake.
7. Close the lid, set the thermostat to position 2, press the bottom heating element and turn the machine on.
8. Cook the cake for 45 minutes.
9. Use the Multfry’s handle to remove the bowl from the machine.
10. Allow the cake to cool slightly in the bowl before carefully turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
11. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.
The cake was perfectly cooked thanks to the exclusive surround heating system created by DéLonghi, which ensures the heat is evenly distributed around your food.
The DéLonghi Multifry Classic combines a low oil fryer and a multi cooker in the one machine, helping you to create a huge variety of healthier meals. What I really like about it is the ability to have an additional meal or dessert cooking while the oven is in use and the fact I can create great healthy family meals such as Corn on the cob and bacon, Quiche with radicchio and speck ham and Ratatouille in one machine – meaning less mess and dishes!
To learn more about the DéLonghi Multifry Classic Multicooker, visit the DéLonghi website.
While this is a sponsored post and I was gifted a DéLonghi Multifry Classic Multicooker to review, all opinions are my own.