Yes, the classics never go out of style, but if you’re just using your blender to make smoothies and milkshakes, you haven’t even scratched the surface of what a quality Breville blender can do. A blender is an easy and convenient way to create a wide variety of delicious dishes with less prep time and clean up. Once you try a few of these simple preparations, you may even discover ways to improve your old favorite recipes by using a blender…the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Using a blender to grind coffee beans allows you to customize the texture of your favorite beans, making them as coarse or as fine as you like to release the perfect amount of rich, fresh-brewed flavor. You can even grind beans in advance and store them in an airtight container away from heat and light for up to two weeks. However, freshly ground beans should never be stored in the freezer, as this can create moisture in the container and rob the coffee of its flavor.
A blender is also an easy way to create savory rubs and dry marinades for cooking. A quick and delicious spice blend can be made with a tablespoon of whole black peppercorns combined with equal parts coriander, paprika, cumin and red chili flakes. Apply the rub liberally to steaks, burgers and chicken before grilling for deep flavor and a spicy kick.
Blenders make it easy to whip up those light, airy and irresistible omelets that keep you coming back to your favorite breakfast place. Making a restaurant quality omelet at home is as easy as placing two eggs, a tablespoon of full fat milk, salt and pepper into your blender jar and blending on high until the mixture is frothy. Next, melt a pat of butter in a nonstick pan and pour the egg mixture in, carefully controlling the setting omelet with a spatula. When the omelet is nearly set, add two tablespoons of cheese as well as any other desired fillings on half of it, fold the other half over it, remove from heat and enjoy.
Fresh salsa is always a treat, and your blender can be the key to the perfect bowl of this delicious dip. A few fresh tomatoes, a clove of garlic, a small onion and as many jalapeno peppers as you need to turn up the heat are all you need to create the freshest salsa you’ll ever taste, all processed to your perfect consistency in your blender.
There is no better topping for many desserts than a healthy dollop of freshly whipped cream, and with a blender you can have it on demand. To make whipped cream in your blender, just pour half a cup of heavy cream into the jar of your blender and process on medium speed until soft peaks begin to form. Next, add a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract and blend for 20 more seconds or until the whipped cream is set. Add it to ice cream or warm brownies and never buy a premade tub again!
Of course, a freshly made margarita is hard to beat, but don’t limit your blender to frozen drinks. Blenders are a fast and easy way to make a variety of delicious dishes and even create better ingredients to use in your favorite foods, making them one of the most valuable tools in the kitchen of the savvy cook.