Spring is one of the most wonderful seasons in the culinary calendar, making the long Easter weekend a great time to have family and friends around for lunch or dinner.
With foodie delights like fresh herbs, asparagus and purple sprouting broccoli in abundance, it’s time to make the most of the seasonal produce and cook up a springtime feast.
Neff’s high-tech appliances can help you to get the best out of your fresh fruit, vegetables and meat, making Easter 2015 that little bit easier. In no time you’ll be able to create a divine three-course meal to satisfy every one of your guests.
If you don’t have any NEFF appliances in your kitchen, you can still give these sensational spring recipes a go – from the talented master chefs at Neff.
Roast pork loin stuffed with apple
Leek, spinach and goats cheese tart
Sweet potato mash
Spiced roast cauliflower
Clementine and almond cake
Lime and coconut meringue pie
If these dishes get your mouth watering you may want to consider Neff’s cookbook The Recipe Collection. Full of fabulous recipes, the cookbook shows you how you can use your Neff oven to make fantastic food more easily.
Serve up a tantalising tipple with your main, opting for one that best compliments your choice of meat.
For a ham main opt for something fresh and flavourful with enough sweet fruit to balance the salt in the ham and enough acidity to support the combination.
If you’re eating the springtime favourite of lamb, your best bet is to stick to red wines, for example, a red Burgundy, northern Rhone red, Merlot, Shiraz or a Cabernet Sauvignon.
The goal is to have a wine with enough fruit and acidity to handle the flavours of the lamb but not to overpower it.
Lastly, a pork main is best suited to a ripe, fruity red wine, but white wine can also work well.
Pork with apple sauce is complemented particularly well with a peary Pinot Gris, toasty Chardonnay or light Pinot Noir.
We all know that keeping kids occupied during the Easter holidays can be difficult, so why not get them involved in some culinary activities too?
Shredded wheat nests, hot cross cookies and spiced French toast are all fabulously fun and easy bakes to make – plus they’ll go down well with the little ones too!
If you’d like to find out more about Neff appliances and how they can enhance your kitchen, why not visit us at one of our showrooms?
We’ll be able to talk you through the variety of appliances available and discuss how we can implement them into a brand new kitchen design.
You’ll also be able to find out when the next Neff demo sessions are, where you’ll be able to get your hands on tasty goodies cooked to perfection with Neff.