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Air Frying in a Halogen Oven

Here on my blog, I receive a reasonable number of hits on a regular basis, regarding a few specific search engine terms that include ‘halogen oven’.

One of these involves air-frying – or, more specifically; the optional air-frying attachment that can be purchased for most 12lt ovens.

With this in mind, I recorded a video several weeks ago and, on Monday evening, I go around to completing the editing process and uploading my brief introduction to the use of an air-frying attachment in my halogen oven.

I do hope this video is of use to others and, if that is the case, I will look to record further footage on the use of the halogen oven.

Thanks for reading and for watching.

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Chocolate Swirls

It seems as though I’ve done a fair bit of un-reported baking in what must’ve been the past six-weeks.

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This recipe, originally, for chocolate and hazelnut swirls, is taken from Sarah Flower’s Perfect Baking With Your Halogen Oven book.

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My First Muffins

Last night, I felt inclined to give you a brief respite from a minor flood of baking goodness. But this post is important to me because it coincides with the first walk I’ve lead this year and as that was already five-days ago, I’d like to get this one out before the week has passed.

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This post marks my first ever attempt at baking my own muffins.

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Cookie Dough Pizzas

Yes, there’s a plural in that title and it’s not a mistake.

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Last weekend, I made a (not so) difficult decision to forgo my typical evening meals in favour of a couple of sweet treats.

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Carrot Cake Success!

This was my first baking effort of 2015 and, in case that’s not enough of a feat on its own; it also happens to have become the best cake that I have so far produced in almost one year of Halogen Oven trial-and-error!

Ready, steady, bake!

You’ll have to go to BBC Good Food if you’d like to see the recipe.

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Potato Wedges / Halogen Bolognese

A couple more recent recipes to share with you; the first of which came from the cook book that came with my halogen oven and the second came from a website dedicated to halogen oven recipes.

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Good Burgers

It’s official! I am finding my way back in to the kitchen again! Flicking through one of my latest cook books, I thought there was no better way than to start off with some fairly straight-forward burgers.

There’s a recipe for this and it comes from Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food – a belated birthday blessing from one of my closest friends. Let’s see how I got on! An initial reaction to this book is that I enjoy its layout with the near step-by-step photos to accompany each meal – something sorely lacking from some of the other books I’ve been using.

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Olly Reads

A couple of people have recently pointed out to me that I’ve not apparently been very active in the kitchen of late. This is somewhat true, although I have managed to refrain from the perils of starvation. Two of my friends came to my aid on my birthday with gifts to help inspire me back in to trying new things in the world of the culinary.

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These people know me so well… Bread and pasta are two of my favourite meals! But that’s not to say that cook books are the only form of literature I’ve been reading this year…

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