‘Blend ‘n’ Blitz’ – Multi-Blender by Gordon Ramsay and Hummus dip

Marianne WhooleyIt’s always a very good idea to read the instructions before using any appliance otherwise you may find yourself covered in food like I did on my first attempt to use Gordon Ramsay’s Blend n’ Blitz multi blender #justsayin’

Because had I read the instructions I would have noticed that when using the blending jug to blend my chick peas into a hummus

  1. I was using the wrong blade
  2. It works from the mains and not a button on the side of the blender

Sigh, I will never change will I?

I see a blender and I treat it like every other blender I have ever used and dive straight in, finding the bits that I need and off I go but Gordon’s Blend n Blitz is different, for starters it comes with lots of accessories including 4 serving beakers and two cups.

Had I read the instructions I would have gone for the tall cup as perfect for making and serving my hummus in but you see used to conventional jugs that then need scraping out with a spatula. I saw the jug and went for that and it all went wrong on me.

So I decided to read the instructions and it all became so clear.

In fact that is why the blender is made of a light plastic, which initially threw me, so it’s easier to turn upside down and serve into one of your beakers ready to serve for example when you make a delicious fresh smoothie. Or turn upside down at the end of the blending and serve in one of the cups.

adding cumin to hummus

The beauty is the beakers and cups have ‘stayfresh lids’ so you can prepare dips, smoothies, milkshakes, pancake batters or even soups and keep them in the fridge until you want them.

This baby combines 7 functions in one neat unit,

  • it can chop onion, garlic and carrots.
  • It can blend smoothies and milkshakes
  • it can mix batters or doughs.
  • It can grate chocolate, and cheese (Not together!)
  • Puree sauces, soups and baby food
  • Grind meats!! for pates
  • AND it can grind coffee beans, nuts, dried herbs and dried fruit and whip ingredients to make frostings for muffins and cakes.

It can also crush ice, and juice in seconds.

It retails at only £44.99 and available from Argos.

In fact reading on through my very handy ‘Everything you need to know’ booklet that Gordon has prepared, when I noticed my mixture wasn’t blending properly, had I picked up my Blend n Blitz and shaken it about a bit I would have had a perfect consistency but who would have thought to shake their blender?

Thank goodness all the components are dishwasher safe (not the motor base though – you clean that with a soft damp cloth!)

hummus in Blend n Blitz blenderHummus dip recipe

Ingredients
1 can chickpeas
2 tbsps lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin
salt
100 ml tahini paste (optional)
4 tbsps water
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp paprika

Drain the chick peas and place in blender, add all of the other ingredients and blitz

Transfer into serving bowl and sprinkle with a little paprika

Serve with warmed pitta bread cut into strips or a plate of fresh vegetables such as carrots, cucumber, peppers cut into strips or harder crisps such as Pringles and Doritos

I shall be back with the perfect homemade Genovese pesto next time or maybe a green olive and artichoke tapenade or maybe a stuffing for chicken breasts, let me work on it ;)

3 Comments

  1. Nicole Davis
    August 31, 2012 / 7:24 AM

    At least you’ve used it. Miles bid for, an won an ‘All singing, all dancing’ Kenwood mixer in July…..it’s made it out of the box but I haven’t read any of the instructions yet, let alone attempted to use it!

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