Panasonic NNA778SBPQ, NNCF768SBPQ Operating instructions

Panasonic NNA778SBPQ, NNCF768SBPQ Operating instructions
®
Microwave Cookery Book
& Operating Instructions
For Models:
NN-CF778S
NN-CF768M
Welcome to Panasonic Microwave Cooking
Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic
Microwave Oven.
Even if this is not your first microwave oven,
do please read the opening chapters of this
cookbook to achieve perfect results every
time.
This microwave oven has the benefit of the
Inverter System Inside. This technology has
been in use with microwave ovens in Japan
for many years, improving the cooking
performance of the oven. It also means that
you benefit from having more space inside
your oven, without taking up more room on
your work surface.
Microwaves leave most foods tastier and
leave you with less washing up, but donʼt
expect to become a perfect microwave cook
overnight – some of the methods are very
different to those used in conventional
cooking. Home Economists program the
ovens especially for the UK market. The
recipes are also tested many times to ensure
you achieve successful results at home.
We hope you enjoy using your new oven but
should you require any further help or
explanation, phone our:
COOKERY ADVICE LINE 01344 862108
(open 4 days a week, 9:00-14:00)
Home economists will provide friendly
guidance on queries relating to recipes and
cooking in your microwave. Alternatively write
to the address below, or contact us online at:
[email protected]
Alternatively visit our website at:
www.cooking-corner.co.uk
The Microwave Test & Development
Kitchen
Panasonic Consumer Electronics U.K.
Willoughby Road
Bracknell
Berks
RG12 8FP
CONTENTS
Safety Information
Unpacking your oven
Placement of your oven
Maintenance of your oven
Before using your oven
Care and Cleaning
Parts of your oven
Important Information
Microwaving Principles
Important notes
General Guidelines
Containers to use
Control Panel
Operating Instructions
• Demonstration Mode
• Child Lock
• Eco Mode
• Setting the Clock
• Microwaving/defrosting
• Defrosting Charts
• Delay Stand
• Memory
• Grilling
• Convection cooking
• TURBO-BAKE cooking
• Combination Cooking
Auto Weight Programs
Cooking and Reheating
Guidelines
Reheating Charts
Cooking Charts
Adapting Recipes
RECIPES
Soups and Starters
Fish
Meat and Poultry
Vegetables/Vegetarian
Pasta, Rice & Beans
Cheese and Egg Dishes
Sauces
Pastry
Desserts and Baking
Bread and Pizza
Questions and Answers
Building-in Your Oven
Technical Specifications
Information on disposal
2-3
3
4
4
5
6
7-8
9-11
12
13
14-17
18-20
21-22
22
22
23
23
24-28
29-31
32
33
34-35
36-39
40-42
43-53
54-59
59-60
61-67
68-77
78
79-83
84-89
90-104
105-116
117-120
121-124
125-129
130-135
136-152
153-155
156
156
157
157
When writing, be sure to state your model
number and daytime telephone number.
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Standard Conversion Chart
Weight
1/
2
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1oz
2oz
3oz
4oz
5oz
6oz
7oz
8oz
9oz
10oz
11oz
12oz
13oz
14oz
15oz
1lb/16oz
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15g
25g
50g
75g
100g
150g
175g
200g
225g
250g
275g
300g
350g
375g
400g
425g
450g
Capacity
1/
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tsp
1tsp
1tbsp
1/
4pt
1/
2pt
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4pt
1pt
13/4pt
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3ml
5ml
15ml
150ml
300ml
450ml
600ml
1 litre
When using recipes in this book always follow metric or
imperial measurements. Do not combine the two. In some
recipes the conversions are not a direct equivalent due to
recipe result.
Important Notice
1000W
E
The IEC (60705) power
output (watts)
The heating category for
small packs of food
Microwave symbol
Your oven is rated 1000 Watts (IEC). When using other
cookbooks remember to adjust cooking times accordingly.
The symbol above, which is displayed on your oven door,
indicates the heating category for your oven when cooking or
reheating convenience foods.
Your oven is rated ʻEʼ, which is very efficient. It is therefore
very important that you refer carefully to the packet
instructions on convenience foods. Some packet instructions
only display information for B or D rated ovens. We therefore
provide additional guidelines for reheating on pages 60-77 of
this book. ALWAYS check the progress of the food as it cooks
or reheats by simply opening the door and after checking the
progress of the foods press START to continue the cooking
time.
Failure to follow the instructions given in this Cookbook
and Operating Instructions, may affect the recipe result
and in some instances may be dangerous.
ADVICE LINE 01344 862108
COOKERY
Customer Care Centre 0844 8443868
Selected Spares and Accessories:
Order direct on line at
www.panasonic.co.uk or by telephoning
the Customer Care Centre number above.
Important safety instructions
Please read carefully and keep for future reference
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three
pin mains plug for your safety and convenience.
A 13 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the
fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the
replacement fuse has a rating of 13 amps and
that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
on the body of the fuse.
or the BSI mark
If the fuse cover is detachable, never use
the plug with the cover omitted. If a
replacement fuse cover is required, ensure it
is the same colour as that
visible on the pin face of the
plug.
A replacement fuse cover can
be purchased from your local
Panasonic Dealer.
HOW TO REPLACE THE FUSE
Open the fuse compartment with a
screwdriver and replace the fuse.
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS
UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN
YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE
REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND
DISPOSED OF SAFELY AND AN
APPROPRIATE ONE FITTED. THERE IS A
DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK
IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO
ANY 13 AMP SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the
wiring code as shown opposite. If in any doubt,
please consult a qualified electrician (For U.K.
Models only).
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green-and-yellow: Earth, Blue: Neutral, Brown:
Live.
As the colours of the wire in the mains lead of
this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-ANDYELLOW must be connected to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter E or by
the Earth symbol
or coloured GREEN or
GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be
connected to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
connected to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
When this oven is installed it should be easy to
isolate the appliance from the electricity supply
Voltage & Power
The voltage used must be the same as
specified on this microwave oven. Using a
higher voltage than that which is specified is
dangerous and may result in a fire or other
type of accident causing damage.
by pulling out the plug or operating a circuit
breaker.
Do not immerse cord, plug or oven in water.
Keep cord away from heated surfaces. Do not
let cord hang over the edge of table or work top.
Do not plug your oven in via an extension cable
as this can be dangerous. It is important to plug
the oven directly into a wall socket.
The back of the appliance heats up during use.
Do not allow the cord to be in contact with the
back of the appliance or cabinet surface.
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Important safety instructions
Please read carefully and keep for future reference
Caution: Hot surfaces
1. Hot Surfaces
Exterior oven surfaces, including air vents
on the cabinet and the oven door, will get
hot during CONVECTION, COMBINATION
and GRILLING. Use care when opening or
closing door and when inserting or
removing food and accessories. The oven
has three heaters situated in the top and
rear of the oven. After using the
CONVECTION,
COMBINATION and
GRILL functions the
roof and walls will
be very hot.
2. Children should be kept away from the
oven at all times and should only
be allowed to operate the oven
under adult supervision due
to the temperatures
generated. Ensure that
children do not touch the
hot outer casing after
operation of the oven.
Care should be
taken to avoid touching
the heating elements inside the oven.
Unpacking your oven
1. Examine Your Oven
Unpack oven, remove all packing material,
and examine the oven for any damage such
as dents, broken door latches or cracks in
the door. Notify dealer immediately if unit is
damaged. Do NOT install if unit is
damaged.
2. Guarantee
Your receipt is your guarantee, please keep
safely.
3. Cord
If the supply cord of this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or itʼs service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a
hazard.
N.B. The appliance should be inspected for
damage to the door seals and door seal areas.
If these areas are damaged the appliance
should not be operated until it has been
repaired by a service technician trained by the
manufacturer.
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Placement of your oven
1. This oven is intended for household
countertop use only. It is not intended for
use inside a cabinet or a cupboard.
15cm
10cm
5cm
2. Counter top use
Oven must be placed on a flat, stable
surface 850mm above floor level. For
proper operation, the oven must have
sufficient air flow, i.e. 5cm/2" at one side,
the other being open; 15cm/6" clear over
the top; 10cm/4" at the rear.
3. Do not place the microwave oven on a
shelf directly above a gas or electric hob.
This may be a safety hazard and the oven
may be damaged.
4. Do not block air vents on the rear and
bottom or top of the cabinet. Do not place
any articles on the top of the oven over the
vents. If air vents are blocked during
operation, the oven may overheat. If the
oven overheats, a thermal safety device
will turn the oven off. The oven will remain
inoperable with blank display until it has
cooled.
5. Do not use outdoors.
Maintenance of your oven
1. Service
WHEN YOUR OVEN REQUIRES A
SERVICE call your local Panasonic
engineer (Customer Care Centre on 0844
8443868 can recommend an engineer). It
is hazardous for anyone other than a
competent person to carry out any service
or repair operation which involves the
removal of a cover which gives protection
against exposure to microwave energy.
2. Door Seals
Do not attempt to tamper with or make any
adjustments or repairs to door, control
panel housing, safety interlock switches or
any other part of the oven. Do not remove
outer panel from oven.
The door seals and door seal areas should
always be kept clean – use a damp cloth.
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N.B. The appliance should be inspected for
damage to the door seals and door seal
areas. If these areas are damaged the
appliance should not be operated until it
has been repaired by a service technician
trained by the manufacturer.
3. Oven Light
The oven lamp must be replaced by a
service technician trained by the
manufacturer. DO NOT attempt to remove
the outer casing from the oven.
4. Selected Spares and Accessories
These may be ordered direct; on line at
www.panasonic.co.uk or by telephoning
the Customer Care Centre 0844 8443868.
Most major credit and debit cards
accepted. Ensure you quote the correct
model number.
Before using your oven
1. Exterior oven surfaces, including air vents
on the cabinet and the oven door will get
hot during CONVECTION, COMBINATION
and GRILLING, take care when opening or
closing the door and when inserting or
removing food and accessories.
6. Storage of Accessories
2. The oven has two grill heaters situated in
the top of the oven and a convection
heater situated in the back of the oven.
After using either the GRILL,
CONVECTION or COMBINATION
functions, the inside surfaces of the oven
will be very hot. Care should be taken to
avoid touching the heating elements inside
the oven.
N.B. After cooking by these modes, the
oven accessories will be very hot.
7. Before Use
3. The accessible parts may become hot in
use. Children should be kept away.
4. Only allow children to use the oven without
supervision when adequate instructions
have been given so that the child is able to
use the oven in a safe way and
understands the hazards of improper use.
Ensure that children do not touch the hot
outer casing after operation of the oven.
5. This oven is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge unless
they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the oven by a
person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
Do not store any objects other than oven
accessories inside the oven in case it is
accidentally turned on. In case of
electronic failure, oven can only be turned
off at wall socket.
Before using CONVECTION,
COMBINATION or GRILL function for the
first time operate the oven without food
and accessories on CONVECTION 250 °C
for 5 mins. This will allow the oil that is
used for rust protection to be burned off.
This is the only time that the oven is
operated completely empty.
CAUTION: Grill element and oven will be
hot.
DO NOT OPERATE THE OVEN EMPTY apart
from point 7 above.
The appliance must not be operated by
Microwave or Combination including microwave
WITHOUT FOOD IN THE OVEN. Operation
when empty will damage the appliance.
8. WARNING: When the appliance is operated
in the COMBINATION mode, Children should
only use the oven under adult supervision
due to the temperatures generated.
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Care & Cleaning of your Microwave Oven IMPORTANT
It is essential for the safe operation of the oven that it is kept clean, and wiped out after
each use. Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of a
surface that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a
hazardous situation
1.
Switch the oven off before cleaning and
unplug at socket if possible.
2.
Keep the inside of the oven, door seals
and door seal areas clean. When food
splatters or spilled liquids adhere to oven
walls, door seals and door seal areas
wipe off with a damp cloth. Mild detergent
may be used if they get very dirty. The
use of harsh detergent or abrasives is not
recommended.
3.
The back of the oven has a self-clean
catalytic lining. It is therefore not
necessary to clean this area.
4.
After using CONVECTION, GRILL or
COMBINATION cooking the walls of the
oven should be cleaned with a soft cloth
squeezed in soapy water. Particular care
should be taken to keep the window area
clean particularly after cooking by
CONVECTION, GRILL or COMBINATION.
Stubborn spots inside the oven can be
removed by using a small amount of
branded conventional oven-cleaner
sprayed onto a soft damp cloth. Wipe onto
problem spots, leave for recommended
time and then wipe off. DO NOT SPRAY
DIRECTLY INSIDE THE OVEN.
5.
Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or
sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven
door glass since they may scratch the
surface, which may result in shattering of
the glass.
6.
The outside oven surface should be
cleaned with a damp cloth. To prevent
damage to the operating parts inside the
oven, water should not be allowed to seep
into the ventilation openings.
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7.
If the Control Panel becomes dirty, clean
with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use harsh
detergents or abrasives on Control Panel.
When cleaning the Control Panel, leave
the oven door open to prevent the oven
from accidentally turning on. After cleaning
touch STOP/CANCEL Pad to clear display
window.
8.
If steam accumulates inside or around
the outside of the oven door, wipe with a
soft cloth. This may occur when the
microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way
indicates a malfunction of the unit or
microwave leakage.
9.
The oven cavity floor should be cleaned
regularly. Simply wipe the bottom surface
of the oven with mild detergent and hot
water then dry with a clean cloth.
Cooking vapours collect during repeated
use but in no way affect the bottom
surface.
10. When GRILLING or cooking by
COMBINATION or CONVECTION some
foods may splatter grease onto the oven
walls. If the oven is not cleaned to
eliminate this grease, it can accumulate
and cause the oven to ʻSMOKEʼ during
use. These marks will be more difficult to
clean later. There is no need to clean the
catalytic lining at the back of the oven.
11. A steam cleaner is not to be used for
cleaning.
12 . Ensure all accessories are kept
scrupulously clean, especially when using
microwave or combination programs.
Parts of Your Oven
1. Do not cook directly on oven cavity floor.
Always place food in a microwave safe
dish.
2. The metal accessories provided must
ONLY be used as directed for GRILLING,
CONVECTION and COMBINATION
cooking. Never use metal accessories
when cooking in microwave only mode.
Do not use if operating the oven with less
than 200 g (7 oz) of food on a manual
Combination program. Use the Enamel
Shelf on CONVECTION and GRILL mode
only. The maximum weight that can be
used on the enamel shelf is 4 kg (8 lb 14
oz). FAILURE TO USE ACCESSORIES
CORRECTLY COULD DAMAGE YOUR
OVEN.
3. Arcing may occur if the incorrect weight of
food is used, a metal container has been
used incorrectly, or the accessories have
been damaged. If this occurs, stop the
machine immediately. You can
continue to cook by GRILL OR
CONVECTION ONLY.
4. Always refer to instructions for correct
accessories to use on all programs.
Glass Dish
1. The Glass dish can be used directly on the
ceramic plate to cook in MICROWAVE
mode only. Do not place food directly on
the ceramic plate on the oven cavity floor.
2. The Glass dish can be used directly on the
wire shelf (in either of the shelf positions)
for cooking in GRILL, CONVECTION or
COMBINATION modes.
Wire Shelf
1. The wire shelf can be used in the upper
shelf position for GRILLING foods. It can
be used in the upper or lower shelf
positions for CONVECTION or
COMBINATION cooking.
2. Do not use any metal container directly on
the Wire Shelf in COMBINATION with
MICROWAVE. (Refer to paragraph about
anti-spark ring).
3. Do not use the Wire Shelf in MICROWAVE
mode only.
4.
The maximum weight that can be placed
on the Wire shelf is 4kg (8lb 14oz) (this
includes total weight of food and dish).
Enamel Shelf
1. The Enamel Shelf is for cooking on
CONVECTION or GRILL mode. Do not use
on MICROWAVE or COMBINATION
modes.
2. For 2 level CONVECTION cooking, the
Enamel Shelf can be used as the lower
level and the wire shelf can be used as the
upper level.
3. The maximum weight that can be placed
on the Enamel shelf is 4kg (8lb 14oz) (this
includes total weight of food and dish).
Drip Tray
The oven is fitted with a drip tray to collect
excess water. To clean the drip tray remove by
gently easing forwards holding with both
hands. After emptying wash in warm soapy
water or alternatively use a dishwasher. To
re-position click back into position on the legs.
3. If the Glass dish is hot, let it cool before
cleaning or placing in cold water, as this
could crack or shatter the dish.
Anti Spark Ring
Place the anti spark ring on top of the wire
shelf, then place any metal container. Your
metal containers can then be used in
COMBINATION mode without arcing.
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Parts of Your Oven
Grill Elements
Door safety lock
system. To prevent
injury, do not insert
finger, knife, spoon or
other object into the
latch hole.
External Air Vents
Oven Window
Warning Labels
Power Supply Cord
Control Panel
Oven Air Vents
External air vents
Ceramic Plate
Pull Down Door
Pull the door handle
downwards to open.
Opening the door during
cooking will stop the
cooking process without
cancelling the program.
Cooking resumes as soon
as the door is closed and
Start Button is pressed.
The oven light will turn on
and stay on whenever the
door is opened.
Anti-spark Ring
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Shelf Positions
Door Hinge
Ensure care is
taken when closing
the door to prevent
injury caused by
trapping fingers.
Bottom microwave
feeding
Enamel shelf
Use on CONVECTION, GRILL or
TURBO BAKE (Convection and
Grill) mode only. Do not use in
MICROWAVE only or
COMBINATION cooking modes.
Wire Shelf
Use on CONVECTION,
GRILL or TURBO BAKE
(Convection & Grill) and
COMBINATION modes only.
Do not use in MICROWAVE
only mode.
Glass Dish
Drip Tray
For fitting and cleaning
information, please refer to
previous page.
Important Information – Read Carefully
Safety
If smoke or a fire occurs in the oven, press
Stop/Cancel pad and leave the door closed in
order to stifle any flames.
Disconnect the power cord, or shut off power
at the fuse or the circuit breaker panel.
Short Cooking Times
As microwave cooking times are much shorter
than other cooking methods it is essential that
recommended cooking times are not exceeded
without first checking the food.
Cooking times given in the cookbook are
approximate. Factors that may affect cooking
times are: preferred degree of cooking, starting
temperature, altitude, volume, size and shape
of foods and utensils used. As you become
familiar with the oven, you will be able to
adjust these factors.
It is better to undercook rather than overcook
foods. If food is undercooked, it can always be
returned to the oven for further cooking. If food
is overcooked, nothing can be done. Always
start with minimum cooking times.
Important.
If the recommended cooking times are
exceeded the food will be spoiled and in
extreme circumstances could catch fire and
possibly damage the interior of the oven.
recommend that it is used for heating nonfood items such as wheat bags or hot
water bottles.
3. Christmas Pudding.
Christmas puddings and other foods high
in fats or sugar, e.g. jam, mince pies, must
not be over heated. These foods must
never be left unattended as with over
cooking these foods can ignite.
4. Boiled Eggs.
Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled
eggs should not be heated in microwave
ovens since they may explode even after
microwave heating has ended.
5. Foods with Skins.
Potatoes, apples, egg yolk, whole
vegetables and sausages are examples of
food with non porous skins. These must be
pierced using a fork before cooking to
prevent bursting.
6. Liquids.
Liquids and other foods must not be
heated in sealed containers since they are
liable to explode. When heating liquids, eg
soup, sauces and beverages in your
microwave oven, overheating the liquid
beyond boiling point can occur without
evidence of bubbling.
1. Small Quantities of Food.
Take care when heating small quantities of
food as these can easily burn, dry out or
catch fire if cooked too long. Always set
short cooking times and check the food
frequently.
This could result in a sudden boil over of
the hot liquid. To prevent this possibility the
following steps should be taken:
NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WITHOUT
FOOD INSIDE ON MICROWAVE OR
COMBINATION MODE INVOLVING
MICROWAVE
c. Stir the liquid before placing the
container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
2. Foods Low in Moisture.
Take care when heating foods low in
moisture, e.g. bread items, chocolate,
biscuits and pastries. These can easily
burn, dry out or catch on fire if cooked too
long. We do not recommend heating foods
low in moisture such as popcorn or
poppodums. This oven has been
developed for food use. We do not
a. Avoid using straight-sided containers
with narrow necks.
b. Do not overheat.
d. After heating, allow to stand in the oven
for a short time, stirring again before
carefully removing the container.
e. Microwave heating of beverages can
result in delayed eruptive boiling,
therefore care should be taken when
handling the container.
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Important Information – Read Carefully
7. Lids.
Always remove the lids of jars and
containers and takeaway food containers
before you microwave them. If you donʼt
then steam and pressure might build up
inside and cause an explosion even after
the microwave cooking has stopped.
8. Deep Fat Frying.
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your oven.
9. Meat Thermometer.
Use a meat thermometer to check the
degree of cooking of roasts and poultry
only when meat has been removed from
the microwave. If undercooked, return to
the oven and cook for a few more minutes
at the recommended power level. Do not
leave a conventional meat thermometer in
the oven when microwaving.
10. Paper, Plastic.
When heating food in plastic or paper
containers, keep an eye on the oven due
to the possibility of ignition. Do not use
wire twist-ties with roasting bags as arcing
will occur.
Do not use re-cycled paper products, e.g.
Kitchen roll unless they say they are
specifically designed for use in a
microwave oven.
These products contain impurities which
may cause sparks and/or fires when used.
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11. Reheating.
It is essential that reheated food is served
“piping hot”.
Remove the food from the oven and check
that it is “piping hot”, i.e. steam is being
emitted from all parts and any sauce is
bubbling. (If you wish you may choose to
check the food has reached 72˚C with a
food thermometer – but remember do not
use this thermometer inside the
microwave.)
For foods that cannot be stirred, e.g.
lasagne, shepherds pie, the centre should
be cut with a knife to test it is well heated
through. Even if a manufacturerʼs packet
instructions have been followed always
check the food is piping hot before serving
and if in doubt return your food to the oven
for further heating.
12. Standing Time.
Standing time refers to the period at the
end of cooking or reheating when food is
left before being eaten, i.e. it is a rest time
which allows the heat in the food to
continue to conduct to the centre, thus
eliminating cold spots.
Important Information – Read Carefully
13. Keeping Your Oven Clean.
It is essential for the safe operation of the
oven that it is wiped out regularly. Use
warm soapy water, squeeze the cloth out
well and use to remove any grease or food
from the interior. Pay particular attention to
the door seal area. The oven should be
unplugged when cleaning. The catalytic
lining at the back does not need to be
cleaned.
14. Grilling.
The oven will only operate on the GRILL
function with the door closed.
15. Fan Motor Operation.
After using the microwave oven, the fan
motor may operate to cool the electric
components. This is normal and you can
take out food even though the fan motor
operates. You can continue using the oven
during this time.
16. Containers.
Before use check that utensils/containers
are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
17. Babies Bottles and Food Jars.
When reheating babies bottles always
remove top and teat. Liquid at the top of
the bottle will be much hotter than that at
the bottom and must be shaken thoroughly
before checking the temperature. The lid
must also be removed from babies food
jars, the contents must also be stirred or
shaken before the temperature is checked.
This should be carried out before
consumption in order to avoid burns.
18. Arcing
Arcing may occur if a metal container has
been used incorrectly, if the incorrect
weight of food is used, or if the
accessories have been damaged. Arcing is
when blue flashes of light are seen in the
microwave oven. If this occurs, stop the
machine immediately. If the oven is left
unattended and this continues it can
damage the machine.
You can continue to cook by GRILL OR
CONVECTION ONLY.
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Microwaving Principles
Microwave energy has been used in this
country to cook and reheat food since early
experiments with RADAR in World War II.
Microwaves are present in the atmosphere all
the time, both naturally and from manmade
sources.
Manmade sources include radar, radio,
television, telecommunication links and car
phones.
How Microwaves cook food
Oven cavity
Magnetron
Ceramic Plate
In a microwave oven, electricity is converted
into microwaves by the MAGNETRON.
Microwave Stirrer
Stirrer Motor
Waveguide
REFLECTION
The microwaves bounce off the metal walls
and the metal door screen.
TRANSMISSION
Then they pass through the cooking
containers to be absorbed by the water
molecules in the food, all foods contain
water to a more or lesser extent.
The microwaves cause the water molecules to
vibrate which causes FRICTION, i.e. HEAT.
This heat then cooks the food. Microwaves are
also attracted to fat and sugar particles, and
foods high in these will cook more quickly.
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Microwaves can only penetrate to a depth of
1½ -2 inches (4-5 cm) and as heat spreads
through the food by conduction, just as in a
traditional oven, the food cooks from the
outside inwards.
Important Notes
The dish used to cook or reheat the food will
get warm during cooking, as the heat conducts
from the food. Even in microwaving, oven
gloves are required!
MICROWAVES CANNOT PASS THROUGH
METAL AND THEREFORE METAL COOKING
UTENSILS CAN NEVER BE USED IN A
MICROWAVE, FOR COOKING ON
MICROWAVE ONLY
Foods Not Suitable for Cooking by
Microwave Only
Yorkshire Puddings, Souffles, Double Crust
Pastry Pies.
Because these foods rely on dry external heat
to cook correctly, do not attempt to cook by
microwave.
Foods that require deep fat frying cannot be
cooked either.
Standing Time
When a microwave oven is switched off, the
food will continue to cook by conduction – NOT
BY MICROWAVE ENERGY. Hence STANDING
TIME is very important in microwaving,
particularly for dense foods i.e. meat, cakes
and reheated meals (refer to page 14).
Bottom Feeding Technology
Please note that this product uses bottom
feeding technology for microwave distribution
which differs from traditional turntable side
feeding methods and creates more useable
space for a variety of different sized dishes.
This microwave feeding style can give a
difference in heating times (in microwave
mode) when compared against side feeding
appliances. This is quite normal and should not
cause any concern. Please refer to the
reheating and cooking charts on pages 61-77.
Boiled Eggs
Do not boil eggs in your microwave. Raw
eggs boiled in their shells can explode and
cause serious injury
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General Guidelines
STANDING TIME
Dense foods e.g. meat, jacket potatoes and
cakes, require a STANDING TIME (inside or
outside of the oven) after cooking, to allow
heat to finish conducting through the food.
•
Meat Joints – Stand 15 mins. wrapped in
aluminium foil.
•
Jacket Potatoes – Stand 5 mins. wrapped
in aluminium foil when cooked by
microwave only. It is not necessary to
stand jacket potatoes cooked in
COMBINATION mode.
•
Light Cakes – Stand 5 mins. before
removing from dish.
•
•
•
•
Rich Dense Cakes – Stand 15-20 mins.
Fish – Stand 2-3 mins.
Egg Dishes – Stand 1-2 mins.
Precooked Convenience Foods – Stand
for 2-3 mins.
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•
•
Plated Meals – Stand for 2-3 mins.
•
Defrosting – It is essential to allow
standing time to complete the process.
This can vary from 5 mins. e.g.
raspberries, to up to 1 hour for a joint of
meat.
Vegetables – Boiled potatoes benefit from
standing 1-2 mins., however most other
types of vegetables can be served
immediately.
If food is not cooked after STANDING
TIME, return to oven and cook for
additional time.
General Guidelines
Piercing
Moisture Content
The skin or membrane on some foods will
cause steam to build up during cooking. These
foods must be pierced or a strip of skin should
be peeled off before cooking to allow the steam
to escape. Eggs, potatoes, apples, sausages
etc, will all need to be pierced before cooking.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOIL EGGS IN THEIR
SHELLS.
Many fresh foods e.g. vegetables and fruit,
vary in moisture content throughout the
season. Jacket potatoes are a particular
example of this. For this reason cooking times
may have to be adjusted throughout the year.
Dry ingredients e.g. rice, pasta, can dry out
further during storage and cooking times may
differ from ingredients freshly purchased.
Cling film
Dish Size
Cling film helps keep the food moist and the
trapped steam assists in speeding up cooking
times. However it should be pierced before
cooking, to allow excess steam to escape.
Always take care when removing cling film
from a dish as the build-up of steam will be
very hot. Always purchase cling film that states
on the packet “suitable for microwave cooking”
and use as a covering only. Do not line dishes
with cling film. Do not cover foods when
cooking by COMBINATION, CONVECTION or
GRILL.
Follow the dish sizes given in the recipes, as
these affect the cooking and reheating times. A
quantity of food spread in a bigger dish cooks
and reheats more quickly.
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General Guidelines
Quantity
Density
Small quantities cook faster than large
quantities, also small meals will reheat more
quickly than large portions.
Porous airy foods heat more quickly than
dense heavy foods.
Shape
Arranging
Even shapes cook evenly.
Individual foods e.g. chicken portions or chops,
should be placed on a dish so that the thicker
parts are to the outside.
Spacing
Ingredients
Foods cook more quickly and evenly if spaced
apart. NEVER pile foods on top of each other
Foods containing fat, sugar or salt heat up very
quickly. The filling may be much hotter than the
pastry. Take care when eating. Do not overheat
even if the pastry does not appear to be very
hot.
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General Guidelines
Starting Temperature
Covering
The colder the food, the longer it takes to heat
up. Food from a fridge takes longer to reheat
than food at room temperature. Food
temperature should be between 5-8ºC before
cooking.
Cover foods with microwave cling film or a
self-fitting lid. Cover fish, vegetables,
casseroles, soups. Do not cover cakes,
sauces, jacket potatoes, pastry items. Please
refer to cooking charts and recipes for more
infomation.
Turning and Stirring
Liquids
Some foods require stirring during cooking.
Meat and poultry should be turned after half
the cooking time.
All liquids must be stirred before, during and
after heating. Water especially must be stirred
before and during heating, to avoid eruption.
Do not heat liquids that have previously been
boiled. DO NOT OVERHEAT. Stir before
serving.
Checking Food
Cleaning
It is essential that food is checked during and
after a recommended cooking time, even if an
AUTO PROGRAM has been used (just as you
would check food cooked in a conventional
oven). Return the food to the oven for further
cooking if necessary.
As microwaves work on food particles, keep your
oven clean at all times. Stubborn spots of food
can be removed by using a branded oven cleaner,
sprayed onto a soft cloth. Always wipe the oven
dry after cleaning. Avoid any plastic parts and
door area. The catalylic lining at the back of the
oven is self cleaning.
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Containers to use
Choosing the correct container is a very important factor in deciding the success or failure of your
cooking.
Testing Dishes for Suitability - For Microwave Cooking Only.
When unsure that a cooking container is
suitable for use in your microwave, check by
the following test:
1. Fill a microwave safe measuring jug with
300ml (½ pt) cold water.
2. Place it on the base of the oven alongside
the dish to be tested. If the dish you are
testing is a large dish, then stand the
measuring jug on top of the empty dish.
3. Heat on HIGH power for
1 minute.
Result
If the dish is suitable for microwaving, it will
remain cool, whilst the water in the jug will
begin to feel warm. If the testing dish feels
warm, do not use as it is obviously absorbing
microwave energy.
N.B. This test does not apply to plastic or metal
based containers e.g. Le Creuset® style dishes,
which should not be used as they are cast iron
covered with enamel.
Quick Check Guide to Cooking Utensils
Oven Glass
China and Ceramic
Everyday glass that is heat resistant e.g. Glass,
is ideal for Microwave, Convection or
Combination cooking. Do not use delicate glass
or lead crystal which may crack or arc.
Everyday glazed china, porcelain or ceramic
plates, bowls, mugs and cups can be used if
they are heat resistant. Fine bone china
should only be used for reheating for short
periods. Do not use dishes with a metal rim or
pattern. Do not use jugs or mugs with glued
handles, since the glue can melt. If dishes are
heat resistant they may be used on
Convection and Combination but not directly
under the Grill.
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Containers to use
Pottery, Earthenware,
Stoneware
Foil/Metal Containers
If completely glazed, these dishes
are suitable. Do not use if partially
glazed or unglazed, since they are
able to absorb water which in turn
absorbs microwave energy, making
the container very hot and slows
down the cooking of food.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO COOK IN FOIL OR
METAL containers on Microwave only as the
microwaves cannot pass through and the food
will not heat evenly, it may also damage your
oven. Foil and metal containers can be used
on grill and convection modes and may be
used with care during certain combination
cooking as long as they are not damaged or
dented.
Plastic
Many plastic containers are designed for
microwave use, but do not use for cooking foods
high in sugar or fat or for foods that require long
cooking times e.g. brown rice. Only use
Tupperware® containers if they are designed for
microwave use.
Do not use Melamine. Never cook in margarine
cartons or yoghurt pots, as these will melt with
the heat from the food. If heatproof they can be
used for Convection or Combination cooking.
DO NOT USE UNDER THE GRILL.
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Containers to use
Wicker, Wood, Straw Baskets
Aluminium Foil
Dishes will crack and could ignite.
Do not use wooden dishes in your microwave.
DO NOT USE ON ANY COOKING MODE.
Roasting bags are useful when slit up one side
to tent a joint, for roasting by power and time.
Do not use the metal twists supplied, when
using Microwave or Combination.
Small amounts of smooth aluminium foil can be
used to SHIELD joints of meat during defrosting
and cooking by Microwave, as the microwaves
cannot pass through the foil, this prevents the
parts shielded from overcooking or
overdefrosting. Take care that the foil does not
touch the sides or roof of the oven, as this may
cause arcing and damage your oven. Aluminium
foil can be used for Convection cooking.
Cling Film
Paper
Microwave cling film can only be used for
covering food that is reheated by microwave.
It is also useful for covering food to be cooked,
but care should be taken to avoid the film
being in direct contact with the food. DO NOT
USE ON ANY OTHER COOKING MODE.
Plain white absorbent kitchen paper (kitchen
towel) can only be used for microwave cooking
e.g. covering blind pastry cases and for
covering bacon to prevent splattering. ONLY
USE FOR SHORT COOKING TIMES. NEVER
RE-USE A PIECE OF KITCHEN TOWEL.
ALWAYS USE A FRESH PIECE OF PAPER
FOR EACH DISH.
Roasting Bags
Avoid kitchen paper containing manmade
fibres. If you are using branded re-cycled
kitchen towel, check first that it is
recommended for microwave use. Do not use
waxed or plastic coated cups or plates as the
finish may melt. Greaseproof paper can be
used to line the base of dishes and to cover
fatty foods e.g. bacon rashers, to stop
splattering. White paper plates can be used for
SHORT REHEATING TIMES, on Microwave
only.
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Control Panel
NN-CF778S
NN-CF768M
(3)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(4)
(8)
(9)
(1)
(2)
(5)
(10)
(10)
(6)
(7)
(11)
(11)
(12)
(8)
(13)
(9)
(12)
(13)
Display Window
Microwave Power Pad
Grill Pad
Convection Pad
Turbo-bake Pad
Auto Weight Programs Pad
Auto Weight Defrost Programs (Chaos
Defrost)
Memory Pad
Timer Pad:
This can be used to delay a cooking
program for up to 9 hrs 99 mins; or used
as a timer or for standing (non-cooking)
time. It is also used to set the clock.
Auto Menu/Temperature/Microwave
Wattage/Grill Level/Convection Heat
Selector Dial.
Time/Weight Dial
Stop/Cancel Pad:
Before Cooking:
one press clears your instructions.
During Cooking:
one press temporarily stops the
cooking program. Another press
cancels all your instructions and the time
of day will appear in the display.
Start Button:
Press to start operating the oven.
If during cooking the door is opened or
Stop/Cancel Pad is pressed once, Start
Button has to be pressed again to
continue cooking.
Note:
Beep Sound:
If an operation is set and Start Button is not
pressed, after 6 minutes, the oven will
automatically cancel the operation.The display
will revert back to Clock Mode or Eco Mode.
A beep sounds when a pad is pressed. If this
beep does not sound, the setting is incorrect.
When the oven changes from one function to
another, two beeps sound. After completion of
cooking, five beeps sound.
*
The design of your control panel may vary
from the panel displayed (depending on
colour), but the words on the pads will be
the same.
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Letʼs Start to Use your Oven
1
Plug in
Plug into a 13 amp fused electrical socket. You will be
reminded to read your operating instructions.
2
Press Timer Pad twice to set clock
Set clock as a 24 hr clock. (See page 23 for details).
3
Press Convection Pad
(
will appear in the display window with the oven
temperature)(this procedure is to burn off the oil used for
rust protection in the oven.) Turn the Auto
Menu/Temperature dial until 250 C is in the display
window. Remove all accessories from the oven.
4
Enter Time
Turn Time/Weight dial until 5 minutes is displayed in the
window.
5
Press Start Button
The time will be displayed in the window and count
down. The oven will beep at the end of the program. The
oven is now ready to use.
Caution: Grill elements and oven will be hot.
6
Demonstration Mode
This is to enable you to experiment setting various
programs. (The letter D will always appear in the display
window. This is to confirm that there is no microwave
power produced and it is safe to use the oven without
any food). To set Demonstration Mode: press micro
power once, then press Stop/Cancel 4 times. To cancel
Demonstration Mode press Micro power once, then
press Stop/Cancel 4 times.
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Child Lock
To operate the child lock facility press the Start Button
three times, this will deactivate the microwave. “Lock” will
appear in the display and none of the controls will
operate. To clear child lock facility press Stop/Cancel pad
three times.
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Controls and Operation Procedure
One of the features of this oven is the energy save function.
There are two options available - Eco Mode which is pre-set and Clock Mode.
Eco Mode:
The oven is pre-set with Eco Mode activated.
NOTE:
1. The clock does not appear in the display when the Eco Mode is on.
2. After 6 minutes without operation in Eco Mode the oven powers down.
It is necessary to open and close the oven door before operating the oven.
3. The oven will remain in Eco Mode, even after disconnecting and re-connecting the power cord.
To Cancel:
To cancel Eco Mode, follow clock setting instruction.
To set:
• Press Timer Pad three times.
• Press Stop/Cancel Pad
once.
The Eco Mode is on and ʻE-SAVE ONʼ appears in the display.
Clock Setting:
IMPORTANT:
After 6 minutes without operation in clock mode, the oven powers down slightly and the
display will dim. It is necessary to open and close the oven door before operating the
oven.
• Press Timer Pad
Twice
“SET TIME” will appear
in the display window
and the colon starts to
blink.
• Enter the time by turning the • Press Timer Pad.
Time/Weight Dial.
Enter time of day by
using Time/Weight Dial
e.g. 1.25pm (24 hr clock).
The colon stops blinking and
the time of day is entered.
ʻE-SAVE OFFʼ scrolls in the
display.
NOTE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
To reset the time of day repeat all the above steps.
The clock will keep the time of day as long as the oven is plugged in and electricity is supplied.
This is a 24 hour clock
Setting the clock will automatically cancel the pre-set Eco-Mode.
If the clock is set and the plug is disconnected, when plugging in again, Eco-Mode is activated.
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Microwave Cooking and Defrosting
There are 6 different microwave power levels available.
Do not place food directly on the ceramic plate. Place on Glass dish supplied with the oven or use your
own dishes, plates or bowls directly on the ceramic plate.
Selecting Microwave Power Level:
Power Wattage
Level
High
Defrost
Medium
Low
Simmer
Warm
• Select
• Select Microwave power
Microwave
level by turning the Auto
power cooking
Menu/Temperature Dial to
mode.
the left. The Microwave
power level appears in
the display.
1000W
270W
600W
440W
250W
100W
• Select the
cooking time
using the
Time/Weight
Dial.
• Press Start
Button.
N.B.
1. Maximum time that can be set on HIGH
power is 30 min.
2. On all Power Levels, except HIGH power,
the maximum time that can be set is 1hr 30
mins.
3. You can add to the cooking time during
cooking, if required. Turn Time/ Weight Dial
to increase the cooking time. (Time can be
increased/decreased in 10 second
increments, up to 10 minutes. This is only
the case for one stage cooking).
4. DO NOT attempt to use microwave only
with any metal accessory in the oven.
5. DO NOT place food directly onto the oven
cavity floor. Place in a microwave or Glass
dish. Foods reheated or cooked by
MICROWAVE only are normally covered
with a lid or cling film, unless otherwise
stated.
Two Stage Cooking:
e.g. High power 10 minutes followed by
Simmer power 20 minutes; Select High
power and program 10 minutes then select
second power (Simmer) with second cooking
time (20 minutes) then press Start.
Three Stage Cooking:
e.g. High power 5 minutes, Delay 5 minutes,
High power 2 minutes; Select first Power level
and cooking time, then press Timer and time,
then select final power level and final cooking
time. Then press Start.
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Auto Weight Defrost - Chaos Defrost
With this feature you can defrost frozen foods according to the weight. Select the category and
set the weight of the food. The weight starts from the minimum weight for each category.
Start
• Press the
Chaos
Defrost Pad.
• Turn the Auto
Menu/
Temperature dial
clockwise select
the desired
program.
• Set the weight
of the food by
using the
Time/Weight
Dial.
• Press Start Button.
Program
1 Bread
Weight Range
100 - 900g
Suitable
2 Mince/Chops
200 - 1200g
Small pieces of meat, minced
meat, chicken portions, steaks,
chops. Place on a plate or
shallow dish. Turn at beeps.
3 Meat Joints
400 - 2000g
Whole chicken, meat joints.
Place on a plate on an
upturned saucer.
Turn at beeps and shield.
Bread and rolls. Place on a
plate. Turn at beep.
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Auto Weight Defrost Programs
This feature allows you to defrost minced meat,
chops, chicken portions, meat joints and bread.
The CHAOS defrost pad and then the Auto
Menu/Temperature Dial should be turned to
select the correct defrost category and then
enter in the weight of the food in grams (see
page 25).
Foods should be placed in a suitable dish,
whole chickens and joints of meat should be
on an upturned saucer or on a microwave safe
rack. Chops, chicken portions and slices of
bread should be placed in a single layer. It is
not necessary to cover the foods.
During the program the oven will beep to
remind you to check the food.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU TURN AND
STIR THE FOOD FREQUENTLY AND SHIELD
IF NECESSARY.
On hearing the first beep you should TURN and
SHIELD (if possible). On the second beep you
should turn the food or break it up.
The CHAOS Theory principle is used in Auto
Weight defrost programs to give you a quick
and more even defrost.
The CHAOS system uses a random sequence
of pulsing microwave energy which speeds up
the defrosting process.
1st Beep
1st Beep
Turn or Shield
Turn or Shield
2nd Beep
Turn or break up
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Auto Weight Defrost Programs
CHAOS
DEFROST
Category 1
Bread
The Bread Program is suitable for defrosting
small items e.g. rolls, buns and slices of bread
which are required for immediate use. Small
items may feel warm immediately after
defrosting. Loaves can also be defrosted on
this program but these will require standing
time to allow the centre to thaw out. Standing
time can be shortened if slices are separated
and buns and loaves cut in half. Items should
be turned halfway during defrosting. THIS
PROGRAM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CREAM
CAKES OR DESSERTS
e.g. cheesecake.
Category 3
Meat Joints/Whole
Chickens
Meat joints and chickens will require shielding
during defrosting especially if they are
particularly fatty pieces. This is to prevent over
defrosting on the outside edges. Smooth foil
secured with cocktail sticks should be used.
DO NOT ALLOW THE FOIL TO TOUCH THE
WALLS OF THE OVEN. Back fat of joints,
legs, wings and breast bones need shielding
(see photograph page 26). Standing time of at
least 1 hour should be allowed (rolled joints
may require longer) before cooking to ensure
the centre is fully defrosted.
Category 2
Meat iteas
(Mince/Chops/Chicken Portions)
It is necessary for mince to be broken up
frequently during defrosting and this is best
carried out in a large shallow dish. Chops and
chicken portions should be arranged in a
single layer and turned frequently.
Defrosting Guidelines
TIPS:
1. Check foods during defrosting. Foods vary
in their defrosting speed.
2. It is not necessary to cover the food.
3. Always turn or stir the food especially when
the oven “beepsʼʼ. Shield if necessary (see
point 5).
4. Minced meat/chops/chicken portions should
be broken up or separated as soon as
possible and placed in a single layer.
5. Shielding prevents food cooking. It is
essential when defrosting chickens and
joints of meat. The outside thaws out first,
so protect wings/breast/fat with smooth
pieces of aluminium foil secured with
cocktail sticks.
6. Allow standing time so that the centre of
the food thaws out.
(minimum 1 hour for joints of meat and
whole chickens)
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Defrosting Guidelines
By selecting the DEFROST power level from
the microwave power pad and setting a time,
you can defrost food in your microwave. The
biggest problem is getting the inside defrosted
before the outside starts to cook.
For this reason a defrost program alternates
between a defrost power and a standing time.
The name for this type of defrost is cyclic.
During the standing stages there is not any
microwave power in the oven, although the
light will remain on.
The automatic stand times ensure a more
even defrost but it is still necessary to allow for
standing time before use. Place foods in a
suitable container. Meat joints and chickens
should be placed on an upturned saucer or on
a plastic rack if you have one.
Separate chops and small items e.g.
bread slices where possible.
Chickens and joints of meat will require
shielding during defrosting.
Turn dense foods and meat 2/3 times
during defrosting.
Break up small items e.g. minced meat,
frequently during defrosting.
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500g (1lb 2oz)
500g (1lb 2oz)
500g (1lb 2oz)
300g (11oz)
Minced Beef
Stewing Steak
Lamb Chops
Lamb Fillets
8 mins
10 mins
12 mins
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer. Turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer. Turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer. Break up and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Break up and turn 3-4 times.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
100 g 4oz ( x1) 3 mins
227 g 8oz ( x4) 4-5 mins
350 g 12oz ( x2) 5-6 mins
Beefburgers
15 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
15 mins
10 mins
15 mins
20 mins
15 mins
2 mins
5 mins
10 mins
15 mins
60 mins
Place in a suitable dish or on an upturned saucer or use a rack. Turn 3 - 4
times.
500g (1lb 2oz)
60 mins
Standing
Time
Place in a suitable dish or on an upturned saucer or use a rack. Turn 3 - 4
times.
Method
Sirloin/Rump Steak
1.0 Kg (2lb 4oz) 25-30 mins
Beef/Lamb/Pork Joint
20 mins
Defrosting
Time
700g (1lb 8oz)
Weight
Beef/Lamb/Pork Joint
MEAT
Food
The times given below are a guideline only. Always check the progress of the food by opening the oven door and then re-starting. For larger
quantities adjust times accordingly. Food should not be covered during defrosting.
Defrosting Foods Using Defrost Power & Time
30
350g (12oz)
250g (9oz)
100g (4oz)(2)
2½ mins
500g (1lb2oz)(8) 8 mins
1.5 Kg (3lb 5oz) 30 mins
150g (5oz)
5 mins
350g (12oz)
7 mins
500-600 g (1 lb 9 mins
2 oz- 1lb 5oz)
450g (1lb)
Pork Chops
Bacon
Sausages
Whole Chicken
Chicken Portions x 1
x2
x 3/4
Duck Breast Fillets
12 mins
8 mins
8 mins
15 mins
700g (1lb 8oz)
Pork Ribs
20 mins
Defrosting
Time
900g
(1lb12 oz)
Weight
Lamb Shanks x 2
MEAT
Food
60 mins
Place in a suitable dish or on an upturned saucer or use a rack. Turn 3 4 times. Shield if necessary
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
20 mins
10 mins
15 mins
20 mins
5 mins
10 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
15 mins
15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
Standing
Time
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn 2-3 times.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Separate and turn twice. Shield if necessary.
Method
The times given below are a guideline only. Always check the progress of the food by opening the oven door and then re-starting. For larger
quantities adjust times accordingly. Food should not be covered during defrosting.
Defrosting Foods Using Defrost Power & Time
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10-12 mins
250 g (9oz)
Butter
Shortcrust /Puff pastry 500g (1lb 2oz)
400g (14 oz)
450g (1lb)
350g (12oz)
Gateau
Meringue dessert
500g (1lb 2oz)
Soft fruit
Cheesecake
400g (14oz)
30g (1oz)
Slice of Bread
4-5 mins
2 mins
2-3 mins
5 mins
3-4 mins
10 mins
10 secs
6 mins
15 mins
400g (14oz)
450g (1lb)
3-4mins
6-7 mins
100g (4oz)
250g (9oz)
Sliced bread
GENERAL
Prawns
Fish Steaks
100 -150g (4-5oz)
5 mins
350g (12oz)
10-12 mins
Fish Fillets
16 mins
500g (1lb 2oz)
Whole Fish x 2
7 mins
Defrosting
Time
150-225g
(5-8oz)
Weight
Whole Fish x 1
MEAT
Food
Place on a plate. Turn halfway
Place on a plate.
Place on a plate.
Place on a plate.
Place on a plate.
Place in a suitable dish. Stir twice during defrosting.
Place on the trivet.
Place on the trivet. Separate and arrange during defrosting.
Place in a suitable dish. Stir twice during defrosting.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate if necessary and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate if necessary and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate if necessary and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice separate if necessary.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
Method
15 mins
10 mins
15 mins
15 mins
15 mins
20 mins
1-2 mins
10 mins
15 mins
20mins
10 mins
15 mins
5 mins
10 mins
20 mins
15 mins
Standing
Time
The times given below are a guideline only. Always check the progress of the food by opening the oven door and then re-starting. For larger
quantities adjust times accordingly. Food should not be covered during defrosting.
Defrosting Foods Using Defrost Power & Time
Using the Delay/Stand Feature
The Timer Pad is used as a timing pad either before, during or after a cooking program. When
the Timer Pad is selected with a time, there is no microwave power in the oven during this time.
1. To Set a Standing Time:
Cooking Program
&
Time
• Set the desired
Cooking Program,
by selecting
cooking option and
time required.
• Then Press the
Timer Pad.
• Set desired
standing time (max
9 hrs). An “H” will
appear in the
display to denote
hours.
• Press Start Button.
Cooking program
will commence
after which the
standing time will
count down.
2. To Set a Delay Start:
Cooking Program
&
Time
• Press the Timer
pad.
• Set Delay time
(max 9hrs). An “H”
will appear in the
display to denote
hours.
• Set the complete
cooking program,
by entering
cooking option and
time required.
• Press Start Button.
Delayed time will
count down then
the cooking
program will
start.
NB
1. If the oven door is opened during the stand or delay time, the time in the display window will
continue to count down.
2. Delay Start cannot be used before an Auto Program.
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Memory
This feature allows you to pre-program your oven for regular reheating or cooking tasks. You are
able to pre-program your oven for a specific power level and time that is convenient for you. You
are able to pre-program three memory tasks.
To set a Memory Program
Program the desired
cooking program.
• Press Memory Pad.
• The oven is automatically
pre-set to memory 1. To
select memory 2 or 3, turn
Auto Menu Selector Dial
clockwise.
• Press Memory Button to store
this task or press Start Button
to start cooking in this
sequence.
To use a Memory Program
• Press Memory Pad.
• The oven is automatically
pre-set to memory 1. To
select memory 2 or 3, turn
Auto Menu Selector Dial
clockwise.
• Press Start Button to begin
cooking.
NOTE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Auto programs cannot be programmed into memory.
Convection pre-heat mode cannot be programmed into memory.
Memory can only store 1 stage cooking. It is not possible to store 2 or 3 stage cooking.
Setting a new cooking program into memory will cancel the cooking program previously
stored.
5. Memory program will be cancelled if the power supply is off or the plug gets disconnected.
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Grilling
The Quartz Grill system on the oven gives fast efficient cooking for a wide variety of foods e.g.
chops, sausages, steak, toast, oven chips etc.
DO NOT PREHEAT THE GRILL BEFORE USE.
• Press Grill Pad.
• Turn Auto menu/
Temperature Dial to
change Grill level. The
oven is automatically
pre-set to Grill 1 (High).
Rotate left for Grill 2
(Medium), or for Grill 3
(Low). The grill
symbol
will also appear.
• Turn Time/Weight
Dial to enter
cooking time.
Maximum time is
90 mins.
• Press Start
Button.
The cooking
program will start
and the time in the
display will count
down.
NOTE:
1. The Grill will only operate with the oven door closed.
2. There is no microwave power on the GRILL only program.
3. You can add to the cooking time during cooking, if required. Turn Time/Weight Dial to increase
the cooking time. A maximum time of 10 minutes can be added.
4. After pressing Start Button, the selected grill level can be recalled and changed. Press Grill
Pad once to indicate the grill level in the display window. While the level is recalled, you can
change it by turning the Auto/Temperature Dial.
Grilling Times
When using the grill to cook foods, the cooking times will be similar to traditional grilling. Most
foods will require turning halfway through the cooking time (see section on oven accessories
page 35).
The Grill has three settings, Grill 1 (High), Grill 2 (Medium) and Grill 3 (Low). Grill 1 will be the
hottest.
CAUTIONS:
THE ACCESSORIES AND SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT. USE
OVEN GLOVES.
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Grilling
Oven accessories to use
When grilling foods the Wire Shelf should be in the top shelf position and the enamel
shelf should be in the bottom shelf position or you can use the enamel shelf in the top
shelf position.
When positioning the wire shelf, the vertical wires of the shelf should sit higher than
the sides of the shelf.
Place food on Wire Shelf.
Use oven gloves when removing accessories
as they will be very hot, and so will the roof
and walls of the oven.
After turning, return food to the oven, close
door and press START. The oven will continue
to count down the remaining cooking time. It is
quite safe to open the oven door at any time to
check the progress of the food as it is grilling.
If grilling fish, chops or small items, place the
enamel shelf in the upper position.
The Wire Shelf will allow fat and juices to drip
through into the Enamel Shelf to reduce
excess splatter and smoke when grilling.
Most foods require turning halfway during
cooking. When turning food, open oven door
and CAREFULLY remove the shelf by holding
the accessories firmly.
Guidelines
1.
There is no microwave power on the
GRILL only program.
7.
NEVER COVER THE FOOD WHEN
GRILLING.
2.
Use the accessories provided, as
explained above.
8.
3.
The Grill will only operate with the oven
door closed.
4.
Most meat items e.g. bacon, sausages,
chops can be cooked on the hottest
setting - GRILL 1. This setting is also
suitable for toasting bread, muffins and
teacakes etc.
ALWAYS USE OVEN GLOVES WHEN
REMOVING THE FOOD AND
ACCESSORIES AFTER GRILLING AS
THE OVEN AND ACCESSORIES WILL
BE VERY HOT.
9.
5.
GRILL 2 and GRILL 3 are used for more
delicate foods or those that require a
longer grill time e.g. fish or chicken
portions.
After Grilling it is important that the Grill
accessories are removed for cleaning
before reuse and that the oven walls and
floor are wiped with a cloth squeezed in
hot soapy water to remove any grease.
DO NOT PUT ACCESSORIES IN DISH
WASHER. It is not necessary to clean the
back of the oven which has a catalytic self
clean lining.
6.
DO NOT PREHEAT THE GRILL.
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Convection Cooking
Your Combination Oven can be used as a conventional oven using the CONVECTION mode
which incorporates a heating element with a fan.
For best results always place food in a preheated oven. The grill will come on when the oven is
preheating.
You can cook in three ways when using convection cooking 1. On the Enamel shelf in the lower or upper shelf position.
2. On the Wire rack shelf in the lower or upper shelf position.
3. Both of the above at the same time, to use the oven for two level cooking.
See individual guidelines on pages 37 for recommended accessories to use.
You can preheat with or without the Enamel shelf or Wire shelf in position.
• Press
Convection
Pad
• Turn Auto Menu/ Temperature dial
to select oven temperature. The
oven starts at 150°C. Rotate the
dial to the right and the
temperature will count up in 10°C
stages to 250°C.
Rotate the dial to the left to count in
10°C stages to 100°C, then 40°C.
• Enter cooking time using Time/
Weight Dial. Maximum
cooking time is 9 hours.
NOTE:
1. Open the door using the Pull Down Door,
because if the Stop/Cancel Pad is pressed
the program may be cancelled.
2. You can add to the cooking time during
cooking, if required. Turn Time/Weight Dial
to increase the cooking time. A maximum
time of 10 minutes can be added.
• Press Start Button to preheat. A “P”
will appear in the display window.
When the oven is preheated the
oven will beep and the “P” will
flash. Then open the door and
place the food inside.* There is no
preheat at 40°C.
• Press Start Button. Note: Check
that only the convection
symbol
is still in the
display. If the microwave
symbol is displayed this is incorrect
and the program should be
cancelled. Reselect the convection
setting.
The oven will maintain the selected preheated
temperature for approximately 30 minutes. If
no food has been placed inside the oven or a
cooking time set, then it will automatically
cancel the cooking program and revert to time
of day.
CAUTIONS:
THE ACCESSORIES AND THE SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT. USE OVEN
GLOVES.
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Convection Cooking
Guidelines
When using the oven as a CONVECTION oven, there is NO MICROWAVE POWER, i.e. the
oven is operating as a conventional oven and you can use all your standard metal baking
tins and ovenware.
It is possible to cook on one or two levels when using convection cooking.
Oven accessories to use:
ONE LEVEL COOKING
If cooking on one level, you can use the Enamel Shelf or Wire Shelf in the lower or upper shelf
position.
Roasting Meat: Wire shelf in lower
position.
Baking: Enamel shelf in lower position.
You can use the Enamel Shelf as a baking dish for roasting potatoes or vegetables, and for
baking fairy cakes, scones and cookies. It is also ideal for re-heating pre-cooked convenience
pastry items.
Roasting Veg / Potatoes: Enamel Shelf.
Reheating: Enamel Shelf.
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Two level cooking
When cooking on two levels use the Enamel
shelf on the lower shelf position and the Wire
shelf in the upper shelf position.
Depending on the recipe, you can preheat with
or without the accessories in position. See
individual recipes for details.
Batch Baking: Fairy Cakes
Cooking a complete meal: Frozen pizza on
upper level, frozen oven chips on lower
level
Two level cooking is ideal for:
1. Batch baking, fairy cakes, cookies and
scones on two levels.
2. Cooking a complete meal together. Frozen
pizza on the upper level and frozen chips
on the lower level.
3. Cooking roast potatoes on the upper level
and roast vegetables on the lower level.
4. Re-heating small pastry items in large
batches- Sausage rolls, pastry pies, quiches
(all pre-cooked).
Ensure that the shelves are inserted
correctly, and are secure before use.
Do not place a dish of food weighing more
than 4 Kg (8 lb 14 oz) on the shelf.
ALWAYS USE OVEN GLOVES WHEN REMOVING THE FOOD AND
ACCESSORIES AFTER COOKING AS THE OVEN AND ACCESSORIES WILL BE
VERY HOT.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU HOLD THE DISH AND/OR SHELF FIRMLY WITH BOTH
HANDS WHEN YOU ARE REMOVING THEM FROM THE OVEN.
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Guideline to Oven Temperatures
Temp °c
Use
Temp °f
Gas mark
40°C
Proving Bread
90°F
1/8
100°C
Pavlova
200°F
¼
110°C
Meringues
225°F
¼
140°C
Rich Fruit Cake
275°F
1
150°C
Lemon Meringue, Meringue Roulade,
Cheesecake
300°F
2
325°F
3
350°F
4
160/170°C
180°C
Casseroles, Gingerbread, Small Tarts,
Cookies
Souffle, Strudel, Victoria Sandwich, Fairy
Cakes, Meat Joints
190°C
Filo Pastry, Quiche, Gratins, Lasagne,
Pastry pies, Chicken
375°F
5
200°C
Stuffed Peppers, Scones, Eclairs, Swiss
Roll, Muffins
400°F
6
220°C
Vegetable parcels, Yorkshire Puddings,
Bread
425°F
7
230°C
Garlic Bread
450°F
8
Roast Potatoes
475°F
9
-
-
240/250°C
250°C
Baking Pizza
For best results always place food in a preheated oven.
Donʼt forget that for ease of programming of the most commonly used temperatures, your oven
will start at 150°C and count up in 10°C stages to 250°C, then back to down to 100°C then 40°C.
Food is generally cooked UNCOVERED - unless it is a casserole or you wish to use roasting
bags for joints.
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Convection + Grill (Turbo-Bake Cooking)
The oven can be programmed to cook or reheat food by the grill and the convection oven working simultaneously, to give foods that extra crispness and colour. This is known as Turbo-Bake
and can often reduce traditional oven cooking times.
ALWAYS PREHEAT BEFORE USE.
• Select oven temperature using Auto
• Press to select Grill power, if you wish
• Press
to adjust from Grill 2 (Medium) to
Convection Menu/ Temperature Dial. The oven
starts at 150°C, Rotate dial to the right select Grill 3 (Low), or Grill 1 (High).
Pad.
and the temperature will count up in
Turn Auto Menu/ temperature dial.
10°C stages to 250°C. Rotate the dial
Rotate to the right for Grill 1 (high).
to the left to count down to 100°C
Rotate to the left for Grill 3 (low).
Then 40°C.
• Press Start Button to preheat. “P” will
appear in the display window. When the
oven is preheated the oven will beep and
the “P” will flash. Then open the door
and place the food inside.*
• Enter cooking time using Time/ Weight
Dial. Maximum time is 9 hours.
NOTE:
Press Start Button.
Note: Check that just the grill
and
convection
symbols are still in the
display. If the microwave symbol
is
displayed this is incorrect and the program
should be cancelled. Reselect the
Convection and Grill (TURBO-BAKE)
setting.
1. Open the door using the Pull Down Door,
because if the STOP/CANCEL pad is
pressed the program may be cancelled.
Then if the time was entered the oven
would revert to cooking on Microwave only.
2. The oven will maintain the selected
temperature for approximately 30 minutes. If
no food has been placed inside the oven or
a cooking time set, then it will automatically
cancel the cooking program and revert to
time of day.
CAUTION:
THE ACCESSORIES AND THE SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT.
USE OVEN GLOVES.
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Convection + Grill (Turbo-Bake Cooking)
Oven accessories to use:
Use the Enamel Shelf OR WIRE RACK SHELF for Turbo-Bake cooking.
Joints of meat are placed on the
enamel shelf in the lower shelf
position. Items of meat are placed on
the enamel shelf in the upper position.
Pizza can be placed directly on the
wire shelf in the upper shelf
position.
Guidelines
Always place food in a preheated oven.
Food is cooked UNCOVERED.
DO NOT USE PLASTIC CONTAINERS.
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Turbo-Bake (Quick Start Grill/Convection)
• Press TurboBake Pad. The
oven defaults
to Grill 2
(medium) +
150°C.
• To change the
Convection temperature,
turn the Auto
Menu/Temperature dial.
• Press Start Button
to start preheating.
After preheating,
place the food in the
oven.
• Set the cooking time
using the
Time/Weight Dial (up
to 9 hours).
• Press Start Button
to start preheating.
NOTE:
Using the Turbo-Bake Pad, it is not possible
to change the Grill Level. Use the Convection + Grill sequence on page 40-41 if using Grill 1 or 3.
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Combination Cooking
Your oven has three methods of cooking by Combination.
1. Convection and Microwave
2. Grill and Microwave
3. Convection, Grill and Microwave
COMBINATION cooking is ideal for many
foods. The microwave power cooks them
quickly, whilst the oven, grill or both gives the
traditional browning and crispness.
All this happens simultaneously resulting in
most foods being cooked in 1/2 - 2/3 of the
conventional cooking time.
There is no need to preheat on COMBINATION
programs, EXCEPT when cooking pastry.
It is possible to use smooth seamed metal tins
and foil containers on COMBINATION. They
must be placed directly on the anti spark ring,
on the wire shelf. They must not be placed
directly onto the wire shelf or arcing will occur.
If you experience arcing, which is when you
see blue sparks or hear crackling noises, the
metal container is unsuitable or you have
insufficient food in the oven. You should stop
the program immediately and change the
container or re-program to CONVECTION only.
To cook successfully by COMBINATION you
should always use a minimum of 200 g (7oz)
food. Small quantities should be cooked by
Convection, Grill or Turbo-Bake.
NOTE: THE ENAMEL SHELF CANNOT BE
USED FOR COMBINATION COOKING.
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Combination Cooking
DO NOT PREHEAT IF
MICROWAVE INVOLVED
or
or
or
• Select first
cooking mode.
• Set cooking time using
• Select microwave
power. Options
available depend on
first cooking mode
selected.
• Press if
preheating.*
Convection or
Turbo-Bake only
• Press Start Button.
Time/ Weight Dial.
CAUTION:
Take care to use oven gloves when removing dishes from the oven - especially when
turning or stirring foods as the oven walls and roof will be very hot.
NOTE:
1. When placing food in the oven after
preheating, just pull down door because if
STOP/CANCEL Pad is pressed the program
may be cancelled. Then, if the time was
entered, the oven would
revert to cooking on microwave only.
2. You can add to the cooking time during
cooking, if required. Turn Time/Weight Dial
to increase the cooking time. A maximum
time of 10 minutes can be added.
Containers to use
Oven accessories
DO NOT use plastic MICROWAVE containers
on Combination Programs (unless suitable for
combination cooking). Dishes must be able to
withstand the heat of the top grill - heatproof
glass e.g. Glass or ceramic are ideal. But do
not put dishes on wire rack in upper shelf
position directly under the grill. Place the wire
rack in the lower shelf position.
When using any Combination cooking
program the wire shelf may be used in the
upper or lower shelf position. Do not place
metal containers directly on the wire shelf
when cooking on combination mode. Use
the anti-spark ring on top of the wire shelf,
then place any metal container. Your metal
containers can then be used in combination
mode without arcing. DO NOT USE THE
ENAMEL SHELF ON COMBINATION
COOKING.
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Combination 1. Convection and Microwave
This is the most popular combination mode combining convection heat with microwave power.
Casseroles, meat joints, jacket potatoes and pastries are very successful using this combination.
Unsuitable foods are those which contain whisked eggs, meringues, rich fruit cakes, biscuits and
yorkshire puddings.
It is not necessary to preheat on combination except when cooking pastry dishes, to achieve a
better result. For pastry dishes preheat oven to 210°C on Convection so that the oven is hot, and
then select the desired Combination program.
• Press
convection
pad.
• Set the desired oven temperature by
turning Auto Menu/ Temperature Dial to
the right. The oven starts at 150°C, and
then the temperature will count up in
10°C stages to 250°C, then down to
100°C.
• Set the desired microwave
power level. (HIGH and
DEFROST powers are not
available).
• Press Microwave
Power Pad.
• Set the desired cooking time
(up to 9 hours).
• Press Start Button.
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Combination 1. Convection and Microwave
Oven accessories to use
DO NOT USE THE ENAMEL SHELF FOR COMBINATION COOKING.
Non-metallic dishes or items of food can
be placed directly onto wire shelf in the
lower shelf position.
Joints and portions of meat should be
placed in a Glass Dish on the wire shelf
in the lower shelf position. Very large
joints can be placed in a Glass Dish on
the ceramic plate.
Recipes using foil or metal containers
e.g. cakes and pastries should not to be
placed directly on the wire shelf. Use
the anti-spark ring on top of the wire
shelf, then place any metal container.
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Combination 1. Convection and Microwave
Guidelines
• Food is usually cooked UNCOVERED.
• After cooking it is important that the accessories are removed for cleaning before re-use and
that the oven walls and floor are wiped with a cloth squeezed in hot soapy water to remove
any grease. It is not necessary to clean the back of the oven which has a catalytic self clean
lining. DO NOT PUT ACCESSORIES IN THE DISHWASHER.
The chart below gives suggestions for Combination programs. For cooking times refer to cooking
charts or a similar recipe in the book. It is not possible to use HIGH or DEFROST Microwave
Power in this mode.
Oven Temperature
Use
Microwave Power
230°C
WARM
Crumble
220°C
SIMMER
Cheese quiche
Cauliflower cheese and macaroni
220°C
WARM
Frozen Lasagne, chilled rice pudding
190°C
SIMMER
Whole Chicken/Turkey
160°C
WARM
Cakes, Casseroles
Foods should always be cooked until browned and piping hot.
CAUTION:
ALWAYS USE OVEN GLOVES WHEN REMOVING DISHES FROM THE OVEN ESPECIALLY WHEN TURNING OR STIRRING FOODS, AS THE ACCESSORIES
AND SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT.
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Combination 2. Grill and Microwave
This Combination mode is suitable for foods
which are normally grilled and for reheating
small savoury items.
It is NOT necessary to preheat when using
this Combination mode and food should
always be cooked uncovered.
Do not use this program with less than 200 g
(7 oz) of food.
The Grill will glow on and off during cooking this is normal.
• Press the Grill • Select the desired grill
Power Pad. setting using the Auto
Menu/ Temperature
Dial. If you wish to
Grill 1 - HIGH
adjust from Grill 2
Grill 2 - MEDIUM
(Medium) to
select Grill 3 (Low), or
Grill 3 - LOW
Grill 1 (High), turn Auto
Menu/ temperature
dial.
Rotate to the right for
Grill 1 (high). Rotate to
the left for Grill 3 (low).
• Set the desired cooking time using the
Time/Weight Dial (up to 9 hours).
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• Press the microwave
power pad.
• Press Start Button
• Select the desired
microwave setting
using the Auto Menu/
Temperature Dial.
Options available
depend on Grill Power
selected. (High and
Defrost are not
available).
Combination 2. Grill and Microwave
Oven accessories to use
DO NOT USE THE ENAMEL SHELF FOR COMBINATION COOKING.
Food should be placed
directly onto the wire shelf in
the upper or lower shelf
position. The Glass Dish can
be placed underneath to
catch any drips.
When cooking fish or small
items, food can be placed
directly in the Glass Dish on
the wire shelf.
Guidelines
• Food is always cooked UNCOVERED.
• To turn food just pull down door, remove the
accessories, turn the food, return to the
oven, close the door and press START pad.
The oven will continue to countdown the
remaining cooking time.
•After Grilling it is important that the Grill
accessories are removed for cleaning
before re-use and that the oven walls and
floor are wiped with a cloth squeezed in hot
soapy water to remove any grease. It is not
necessary to clean the back of the oven
which has a catalytic self clean lining. DO
NOT PUT THE SHELVES IN THE
DISHWASHER.
For advice on cooking times refer to cooking charts and recipes in this book.
Foods should always be cooked until browned and piping hot.
CAUTION:
ALWAYS USE OVEN GLOVES WHEN REMOVING DISHES FROM THE OVEN ESPECIALLY WHEN TURNING OR STIRRING FOODS, AS THE ACCESSORIES
AND SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT.
Containers to use
DO NOT use plastic MICROWAVE containers on Combination Programs (unless suitable for
combination cooking). Dishes must be able to withstand the heat of the top grill - heatproof glass
e.g. Glass or ceramic are ideal.
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Combination 3. Convection, Grill or Turbo bake
and Microwave.
This Combination mode is very useful for foods which require quick browning or crisping.
Unsuitable foods are, cakes, meringues, foods containing whisked eggs and yorkshire puddings.
It is not necessary to preheat and food should always be cooked uncovered.
NOTE: Grill setting is automatically on GRILL 2
• Press
convection
pad
• Set the desired oven
temperature. The oven
starts at 150°C, and
then the temperature will
count up in 10°C stages
to 250°C.
• Set the desired
cooking time using
the Time/ Weight Dial
(up to 9 hours).
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• Press the
microwave
Power Pad.
• Press Start Button.
• Select the desired
microwave setting
using the Auto Menu/
Temperature Dial. The
options available will
depend on the other
cooking modes
previously selected.
(High and defrost are
not available).
Combination 3. Convection, Grill or Turbo bake
and Microwave.
• Press
Turbo
Bake pad
• Set the desired
oven temperature.
The oven starts at
150°C, and then
the temperature
will count up in
10°C stages to
250°C.
• Set the desired
cooking time using
the Time/ Weight
Dial (up to 9 hours).
• Press
Microwave
pad. Set microwave
power
• Select the desired
microwave setting
using the Auto Menu/
Temperature Dial. The
options available will
depend on the other
cooking modes
previously selected.
(High/defrost not
available).
• Press
Start button.
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Combination 3. Convection, Grill or Turbo bake
and Microwave.
Oven accessories to use
DO NOT USE THE ENAMEL SHELF FOR COMBINATION COOKING.
Non-metallic dishes or items of food
can be placed directly onto the wire
shelf in the lower shelf position.
Food should be placed directly onto
the wire shelf in the upper or lower
shelf position. The Glass Dish can be
placed underneath to catch any drips.
When cooking small items or fish,
food should be placed directly on
to the Glass Dish in the upper or
lower shelf position.
Guidelines
• Food is always cooked UNCOVERED.
• After cooking it is important that the accessories are removed for cleaning before re-use and
that the oven walls and floor are wiped with a cloth squeezed in hot soapy water to remove
any grease. It is not necessary to clean the back of the oven which has a catalytic self clean
lining. DO NOT PUT THE SHELVES IN THE DISHWASHER.
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Combination 3. Convection, Grill or Turbo bake
and Microwave.
We suggest the following options for this Combination mode.
Convection
(Oven temp)
Grill
Microwave Power
250°C
1
SIMMER
250°C
1
WARM
Bread rolls, ciabatta
240°C
1
LOW
Thin and crispy pizza
230°C
1
WARM
*230°C
2
SIMMER
Frozen scampi, reheat meat
pies and pasties, larger lasagne
230°C
3
SIMMER
Frozen breaded fish fillets
220°C
1
SIMMER
Lasagne, cauliflower cheese,
Quorn® escalopes
*220°C
2
SIMMER
Reheat large meat pies, quiche,
fruit pies
220°C
3
SIMMER
Frozen thin and crispy pizza
Use
Jacket potatoes
Fresh breaded fish fillets
For advice on cooking times refer to cooking charts and recipes in this book.
Foods should always be cooked until browned and piping hot.
CAUTION:
ALWAYS USE OVEN GLOVES WHEN REMOVING DISHES FROM THE OVEN ESPECIALLY WHEN TURNING OR STIRRING FOODS, AS THE ACCESSORIES
AND SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT.
* Turbo Bake is preset for GRILL 2
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Auto Weight Cook Programs
This feature allows you to cook or reheat most of your favourite foods by setting the weight only.
The oven determines the Microwave power level and/or Combination setting, then the cooking
time automatically. Select the category of food and then just enter the weight. Only enter the
weight of the food. Do not include the weight of any added water or the container weight.
• Press the Auto
Weight Program
Pad
• Turn the Auto Menu/
Temperature dial to
select the desired
program.
• Set the weight of
food by using
the Time/ Weight
Dial.
• Press Start Button.
The display
reminds you which
accessory to use
and which cooking
modes are in use.
When you select an automatic program symbols will appear in the display to show the cooking
mode that will be used and the accessories that are needed. See below to identify the symbols:-
Enamel shelf
Microwave
Convection
Gril
Turbo-bake
Wire shelf
Square glass tray
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Guidelines for Use
The Auto Weight Programs are designed to
take the guesswork out of cooking or reheating
your food. They must ONLY be used for the
foods described.
1. Only cook foods within the weight ranges
described (see table below).
2. Only use the accessories as indicated on
pages 54.
3. DO NOT cover food unless stated.
Combination auto programs use a
Combination of Microwave and Grill and/or
Convection and covering will prevent the
food browning. The heat of the grill will also
melt any plastic covering.
4. Most foods benefit from a STANDING time
after cooking on an Auto Program, to allow
heat to continue conducting to the centre.
5. To allow for some variations that occur in
food, check that food is thoroughly cooked
and piping hot before serving.
6. ALWAYS weigh the chicken for the whole
chicken Auto program. DO NOT rely on the
packet weight.
Minimum/Maximum Weights to use on
Auto Weight Programs
Program
Minimum
Maximum
4.
Fresh Vegetables
200 g
1000 g
5.
Frozen Vegetables
200 g
1000 g
6.
Fresh Fish
200 g
1000 g
7.
Boiled Potatoes
200 g
1000 g
8.
Jacket Potatoes
200 g
1500 g
9.
Frozen Potato Products
200 g
500 g
10.
Breaded Fish
100 g
800 g
11.
Whole Chicken
1000 g
1900 g
12.
Chicken Pieces
200 g
1000 g
13.
Crispy Top
350 g
600 g
14.
Chilled Pizza
100 g
600 g
15.
Frozen Pizza
100 g
600 g
16.
Pastry Items
100 g
650 g
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Auto Weight Cook Programs
Auto Programs must ONLY be used for the foods described below.
5. Frozen Vegetables
4. Fresh Vegetables
M
M
To cook FRESH vegetables. Place prepared
vegetables into a shallow container. Add 15 ml
(1tbsp) of water per 100 g of vegetables.
Cover with pierced cling film or lid. Place the
container on the ceramic plate on the base of
the oven. Select program number 4. Enter the
weight. Press START. Stir halfway through
cooking.
To cook FROZEN vegetables like frozen peas,
sweetcorn or mixed vegetables. Place
prepared vegetables into a container. Add 30
ml (2 tbsp) of water. Cover with pierced cling
film or lid. Place the container on the ceramic
plate on the base of the oven. Select
program number 5. Enter the weight. Press
START. Stir halfway through cooking.
6. Fresh Fish
7. Boiled Potatoes
M
M
To cook FRESH fish. Shield the thinner
portions. Place in a shallow container.
Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover with pierced
cling film or lid. Place the container on the
ceramic plate on the base of the oven. Select
program number 6. Enter the weight. Press
START.
M
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= Microwave cooking only
C
Prepare potatoes and cut into even sized
pieces. For under 500 g, place potatoes into a
container with 90 ml (6 tbsp) of water. For over
500g, place potatoes into a container with 150
ml (10 tbsp) of water. Cover with pierced cling
film or lid. Place the container on the ceramic
plate on the base of the oven. Select program
number 7. Enter the weight. Press START. Stir
halfway through cooking.
= Combination e.g. Convection + Micro power
or Grill + Micro Power
Auto Weight Cook Programs
8. Jacket Potatoes
9. Frozen Potato Products
C
C
To cook jacket potatoes with a crisper drier
skin. Choose medium sized potatoes 200-250
g (7-9 oz), for best results. Wash and dry
potatoes and prick with a fork several times.
Place potatoes on wire shelf in lower shelf
position. Select program number 8. Enter total
weight of potatoes, then press START.
11. Whole Chicken
10. Breaded Fish
C
C
To cook precooked FROZEN breaded fish .
Place frozen breaded fish on Glass dish on
wire shelf in lower shelf position. Select
program number 10. Enter total weight of
frozen breaded fish. Press START.
M
= Microwave cooking only
To cook FROZEN oven chips and potato
products, e.g. Hash Browns, Croquettes, etc,.
that are suitable for GRILLING. Place potato
products on glass dish on wire shelf in lower
shelf position. Select program number 9. Enter
the weight. Press START. Turn during cooking.
For best results cook in a single layer.
NOTE: Potato products vary considerably. We
suggest checking a few minutes before the
end of cooking to assess personal browning.
C
To cook WHOLE FRESH unstuffed chickens.
Cook stuffing seperately. Place chicken on
Glass Dish on base of the oven. Select
program number 11. Enter in the weight of
chicken, then press START. Start cooking
breast side down and turn halfway, taking care
with hot juices. Stand for 5 minutes.
= Combination e.g. Convection + Micro power
or Grill + Micro Power
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Auto Weight Cook Programs
Auto programs must ONLY be used for the foods described below.
13. Crispy Top
12. Chicken Pieces
C
C
To cook FRESH chicken pieces with skin (with
or without bone) thighs, legs, breast,
drumsticks. Place chicken, skin side up, on
Glass dish on wire shelf in lower shelf position.
Select program number 12. Enter weight. Take
care with hot juices. Stand for 5 minutes.
For heating and browning CHILLED purchased
savoury dishes e.g. lasagne, sheperds pie, fish
pie etc. Remove any lid or covering. If in a foil
container transfer to a similar sized heatproof
dish and place on wire shelf in lower shelf
position. If using heatproof plastic based dish
that food is purchased in, take care and
support underneath when removing. Select
program number 13. Enter weight. Press
START. DO NOT COVER. Stand for 1 minute
before serving. Ensure the food is piping hot.
14 Chilled Pizza
C
For reheating and browning chilled, purchased
pizza. Remove all packaging and place on wire
shelf in lower shelf position. Select program
number 14. Enter weight. Press START.
M
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= Microwave cooking only
C
= Combination e.g. Convection + Micro power
or Grill + Micro Power
Auto Weight Cook Programs
15 Frozen Pizza
16 Pastry Items
C
C
For reheating and browning frozen, purchased
pizza. Remove all packaging and place on wire
shelf in lower shelf position. Select program
number 15. Enter weight. Press START.
Please note this program is not suitable for
very deep pan pizzas.
M
= Microwave Power only
C
For reheating and browning purchased
pastry items eg. meat or vegetable pies,
sausage rolls or pasties. Do not use for large
deep filled family pies. Remove all packaging
and place on glass dish on wire shelf in lower
position. Select program number 16. Enter
weight. Press START. DO NOT COVER.
= Combination e.g. Convection + Micro Power
or Grill + Micro Power
Cooking and Reheating Guidelines
Most foods reheat very quickly in your oven by
HIGH power. Meals can be brought back to
serving temperature in just minutes and will
taste freshly cooked and NOT leftover. Always
check food is piping hot and return to oven if
necessary.
As a general rule, always cover wet foods, e.g.
soups, casseroles and plated meals.
Do not cover dry foods e.g. bread rolls, mince
pies, sausage rolls etc.
The charts on pages 61-77 show you the best
way to cook or reheat your favourite foods. The
best method depends on the type of food.
Remember when cooking or reheating any
food that it should be stirred or turned
wherever possible. This ensures even cooking
or reheating on the outside and in the centre.
When is food reheated?
Food that has been reheated or cooked should
be served “piping hot” i.e. steam should be
visibly emitted from all parts. As long as good
hygiene practices have been followed during
the preparation and storage of the food, then
cooking or reheating presents no safety risks.
Foods that cannot be stirred should be cut with
a knife to test that they are adequately heated
throughout. Even if a manufacturerʼs
instructions or the times in the cookbook have
been followed, it is still important to check the
food is heated thoroughly. If in doubt, always
return to the oven for further reheating.
If you cannot find the equivalent food in the
chart then choose a similar type and size listed
and adjust the cooking time if necessary.
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Cooking and Reheating Guidelines
Plated Meals
Everyoneʼs appetite varies and reheat times
depend on meal contents. Dense items e.g.
mashed potato, should be spread out well. If a
lot of gravy is added, extra time may be
required. Place denser items to the outside of
the plate. Between 3-5 mins. on HIGH power
will reheat an average portion. If stacking two
meals, heat on HIGH power for 6-7 mins. and
change the meals over halfway.
Canned Foods
Remove foods from can and place in a suitable
dish before heating.
Mince Pies
REMEMBER even if the pastry is cold to the
touch, the filling will be piping hot and will
warm the pastry through. Take care not to
overheat otherwise burning can occur due to
the high fat and sugar content of the filling.
Check the temperature of the filling before
consuming to avoid burning your mouth.
Christmas Puddings and Liquids
Take great care when reheating these items.
See Page 66.
Do not leave unattended.
Soups
Do not add extra alcohol.
Use a bowl and stir before heating and at least
once through reheat time and again at the end.
Babiesʼ Bottles - Caution
Casseroles
Stir halfway through and again at the end of
heating.
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Milk or formula MUST be shaken thoroughly
before heating and again at the end and tested
carefully before feeding a baby. See page 61
for details.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE
YOUR MICROWAVE TO STERILISE BABIESʼ
BOTTLES. If you have a special microwave
steriliser we urge extreme caution, due to the
low quantity of water involved. It is vital to
follow the manufacturers instructions implicitly.
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Microwave symbol
E
1000W
The heating category for
small packs of food
The IEC (60705)
power output (watts)
HIGH Micro
400g
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Preheat oven with enamel shelf in lower position
Place on Glass dish on base. Do not cover
Place on Glass dish on base. Do not cover
Instructions/ Guidelines
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. Foods reheated on microwave only will require a stand time, especially if they cannot
be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
3 mins
3 mins
HIGH Micro
400g
Spaghetti
3 - 3½ mins
HIGH Micro
Macaroni Cheese
2-3 mins
200°C
any
400g
30-40 secs
HIGH Micro
4
15-20 secs
HIGH Micro
1
Time
Power Level
Weight / Quantity
Ravioli
CANNED PASTA
Croissants / Brioche
Food
BABIES BOTTLES – CAUTION
After heating by Microwave liquid at the top of a bottle will be much hotter than at the bottom of the bottle and must be shaken thoroughly
before checking the temperature. When testing the temperature of the milk, squirt a little onto your inner wrist. The milk droplets on your skin
should feel warm, not hot.
For 250ml of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 30 secs. CHECK CAREFULLY
For 100ml of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 10-15 secs. CHECK CAREFULLY
Water tank; Remember when using steam, the water tank must be filled.
HEATING CATEGORY
Your oven is Heating Category E and this is displayed on the front of your
oven door. The information on this label will assist you in using new
instructions on food packs to enable you to program the best heating time
in your oven.
The times given in the charts below are a guideline only, and will vary depending on STARTING temperature, dish size and quantity.
Pastry or Bread items reheated by microwave will be soft not crisp.
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HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
250g
500g
Custard - Small Jug
Baked Beans
Baked Beans
415g
200g
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
500ml
2 Portion
CANNED VEGETABLES
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
250ml
300g
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
1 Portion
CHILLED SOUPS
Creamed
400/415g
415g
Healthy Option
Luxury/Vegetable /Broth
295g
Condensed
HIGH Micro
MEDIUM Micro
300g
Sponge Pudding
CANNED SOUPS
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
Power Level
150g
425g
Weight /
Quantity
Rice Pudding
CANNED PUDDINGS
Food
2½ mins
1 -1½ mins
4 mins
2 mins
2½ mins
3 mins
2½ mins
6 mins
1½ mins
3 mins
3 mins
1 min
2-2½ mins
Time
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in microwave safe bowl. Cover and stir halfway
Place in microwave safe bowl. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a heatproof bowl and stir in one can of water.
Cover and place on base stirring halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a heatproof bowl on base.
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Instructions/ Guidelines
Reheating Charts
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
300g
200g
290g
400g
200g
300g
300g
200g
330g
400g
Carrots, sliced
Green Beans
Mushrooms
Peas, mushy
Peas, petit pois
Peas, garden
Peas, marrowfat
Sweetcorn
Tomatoes
1
Large - adult portion
235ml
235ml
1 Mug Cold Milky Coffee
568ml (1 pint)
1 Jug Cold Milk
1 Mug Cold Coffee/Tea
235ml
1 Mug Cold Milk
DRINKS
1
Small - child portion
PLATED MEAL - ROOM TEMPERATURE
MEDIUM Micro
220g
Butter Beans
Place in a heatproof mug on base. Stir halfway and after reheating
Place in a heatproof mug on base. Stir halfway and after reheating
1½ mins
1 min 10 sec
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
Place in a heatproof Jug on base. Stir halfway and after reheating
Place in a heatproof mug on base. Stir halfway and after reheating
Place on base. Cover
Place on base. Cover
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover
Place in a heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover
Place in a shallow heatproof bowl on base. Cover and stir halfway
Instructions/ Guidelines
5 mins
2½ mins
5 - 6 mins
3 -4 mins
5 mins
2-2½ mins
3½ mins
3-3½ mins
2 mins
1½ mins
3 mins
2 mins
3 mins
3 mins
1½ mins
2 mins
2-2½ mins
Time
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
200g
300g
Power Level
Broad Beans
Weight / Quantity
Baked Beans with Sausages
Food
Reheating Charts
63
64
Weight /
Quantity
Power Level
200g
435g
Suet Puddings
LOW Micro
10 mins
Place on base. Pierce film lid.
Place on Glass tray on base.
Place on Glass tray on wire shelf on lower level
Place on Glass tray on wire shelf on lower level
- Snack size x6
1 min
8 mins
8-9 mins
150g
Sausage Rolls- x1
HIGH Micro or
230C+GRILL 2+WARM Micro
230C+GRILL 2+ WARM Micro
220C+GRILL 2+SIMMER Micro
10 mins Place in foil container on anti-spark ring on wire shelf on lower level
220C+SIMMER Micro
12 - 15 mins Place in foil container on anti-spark ring on wire shelf on lower level
175g
400g
Quiche
Meat Pies
250g
600g
60-70 secs Place on Glass tray on wire shelf on lower level
HIGH Micro
230C+GRILL 2+ SIMMER Micro 8-10 mins Place in foil container on anti-spark ring on wire shelf on lower level
12 mins Place in foil containers ( making sure the containers do not touch)
230C+GRILL 2+SIMMER Micro
on anti-spark ring on wire shelf on lower level
220C+GRILL 2+SIMMER Micro 13-15 mins Place in foil container on anti-spark ring on wire shelf on lower level
18 mins Place in foil container on anti-spark ring on wire shelf on lower level
220C+GRILL 2+SIMMER Micro
Pasties/Slices
150g
150g
150g x 2
Instructions/ Guidelines
HIGH Micro
60-70 secs Place on Glass tray on base.
230C+GRILL 1+ WARM Micro
10 mins Place on Glass tray on wire shelf on lower level
230C+GRILL 1+ SIMMER Micro
10 mins Place on Glass tray on wire shelf on lower level
Time
150/165g
165g
225g
PASTRIES REHEATED BY MICROWAVE WILL HAVE A SOFT BASE
SAVOURY PASTRY PRODUCTS - PRECOOKED
Food
Reheating Charts
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of Cooking
Modes
Time (mins.)
Instructions/ Guidelines
16-18 mins
230C+WARM Micro
220C+GRILL 2+SIMMER
Micro
HIGH Micro
150g
500g
600g
700g
Chilled Rice Pudding
Fruit Crumble
Fruit Pie - Large
120g
300g
120g
Spotted Dick
Sponge Pudding- Large
Individual
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
50-60 secs
3-4 mins
1 min
2 mins
MEDIUM Micro
200g
Pancakes
MEDIUM Micro
20-30 secs
HIGH Micro
10-15 secs
15 mins
Mince Pies - x 2
- Individual x 1
50 secs
15 mins
HIGH Micro
220C+WARM Micro
500g
Chilled Custard
4-5 mins
HIGH Micro
395g
Bread & Butter Pudding
250C+GRILL 2+WARM Micro 15 mins
Pierce lid and place on base.
Pierce lid and place on base.
Pierce lid and place on base
Pierce packet and place on Glass tray on base.
Place on micro-safe plate on base.
Place in foil container on anti-spark ring on wire
shelf on lower level
Place on Glass tray on base.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on base.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
Place in large jug on base. Cover and stir halfway.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
PUDDINGS AND DESSERTS- WHERE MICROWAVE ONLY IS INVOLVED TRANSFER FOOD FROM FOIL CONTAINER TO A SIMILAR SIZED
HEATPROOF DISH
HOWEVER A FOIL CONTAINER MAY BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH MICROWAVE IF THE ANTI-SPARK RING IS USED.
Food
Reheating Charts
65
66
Weight/
Choice of Cooking Modes
Quantity
Time (mins.)
Instructions/ Guidelines
227g
454g
Medium
Large
1 ½ mins
3 mins
1 ½ - 2 mins
5 mins
3 mins
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro or
HIGH Micro
STEAM MEDIUM or
HIGH Micro
Place on base. Pierce film lid.
Place on base. Pierce film lid.
Place on base. Pierce film lid.
Place on base. Pierce film lid.
Place on base. Pierce film lid.
Macaroni Cheese
Lasagne
Onion Bhajis/Samosas
Fish/Veg Bake
Cottage/Shepherds Pie
Cauliflower Cheese
HIGH Micro or
220C+GRILL 1+SIMMER Micro
220C+GRILL 1+SIMMER Micro
230C+GRILL 2+SIMMER Micro
220C+ GRILL 1+ SIMMER Micro 10 mins
220C +GRILL 3+ SIMMER Micro 18 mins
400g
400g
1.2 Kg
550g
950g
6 mins
12 mins
15-16 mins
18 mins
250C + GRILL 1 + WARM Micro 10 mins
300g
950g
7 mins
14 mins
16-18mins
HIGH Micro or
230C+GRILL 1+SIMMER Micro
230C + GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
450g
1.2 Kg
HIGH Micro
7-8 mins
230C+GRILL 1+SIMMER Micro 15 mins
230C+GRILL 1 +SIMMER Micro 22 mins
500g
11-12 mins
220C+GRILL 1+SIMMER Micro
350g
on
on
on
on
base.
wire shelf on the lower level.
wire shelf on the lower level.
wire shelf on the lower level.
Place on wire shelf on the lower level.
Place on wire shelf on the lower level.
Place
Place
Place
Place
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf on lower level.
Turn halfway.
Place on base.
Place on wire shelf on the lower level.
Place on wire shelf on the lower level.
Place on base.
Place on wire shelf on the lower level.
Place on wire shelf on the lower level.
Place on wire shelf on the lower level.
READY MEALS - Chilled. Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish. Healthy eating options will only slightly
brown on combination because of the lower fat content.
100g
Small/Slice
CHRISTMAS PUDDING- Do not leave unattended as overheating can cause the food to ignite. Reheating with Steam Micro power will
give a moister result.
Food
Reheating Charts
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of Cooking Modes
Time (mins.)
Instructions/ Guidelines
250C+GRILL 1+WARM Micro
130g
Spring Rolls x 6
5 mins
6-7 mins
6-7 mins
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf on lower level.
Pierce lid and place on base.
Pierce lid and place on base.
450g
400g
400g
Cottage/Fish/Shepherds
Pie
Lasagne/Cannelloni
Macaroni Cheese
200g (4)
240g
Burgers
Escalopes
QUORN®
400g
Cauliflower Cheese
10-12 mins
18-20 mins
HIGH Micro
220C + SIMMER Micro
220C+GRILL 1+SIMMER Micro 8-10 mins
3-4mins
10-12 mins
20-22 mins
HIGH Micro
230C + GRILL 2 + LOW Micro
MEDIUM Micro
12 mins
20 mins
20 mins
HIGH Micro
230C + GRILL 2 + LOW Micro
220C + SIMMER Micro
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower
position.
Place on Glass dish.
Place on base.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on base
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on base.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
READY MEALS - Frozen.
Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish. Remove any covering/lid film lid.
MEDIUM Micro
500g
Carrot and Swede Mash
MEDIUM Micro
450g
Chilled Mashed Potato
READY MEALS - Chilled.
Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish. Healthy eating options will only slightly brown on combination
because of the lower fat content.
Food
Reheating Charts
67
68
210g
195g
Part-baked Garlic
Baguette/ Ciabatta
Garlic doughballs x 16
250°C+GRILL 1+WARM
Micro
250°C+GRILL 1+
WARM Micro
250°C+GRILL 1+WARM
Micro
Choice of Cooking Modes
10 mins
9-10 mins
10 mins
Time (mins.)
15-16 mins
for 30 mins then
30 mins per 500g
8 -10Mins
4-6 mins or
50 secs per rasher
10-12 mins
Place on a Glass dish and cover with pierced
clingfilm.
Preheat oven with wire shelf in lower position. Place
joint in roasting dish. Leave for 10 mins after cooking and before carving.
Place on enamel tray in upper shelf position. Turn
halfway.
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on base and cover
with kitchen towell to minimise splatter.
Place on enamel tray in upper shelf position.
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Instructions/ Guidelines
750g
250g
250g
250g
Gammon joint
Black eyed peas
Chick peas
Haricot beans
10 mins
then 40 mins
10 mins
then 40 mins
10 mins
then 40 mins
HIGH Micro
then SIMMER Micro
HIGH Micro
then SIMMER Micro
HIGH Micro
then SIMMER Micro
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl.
Cover.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl.
Cover.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl.
Cover.
HIGH Micro
10 mins
Place on Glass tray.
followed by
20 mins
STEAM MEDIUM
BEANS & PULSES - should be pre-soaked in cold water overnight (boiling water split yellow peas) except lentils which do not need to be pre-soaked.
GRILL 1
450g (3)
Pork loin steaks
MEDIUM Micro
250°C Followed by 190°C
500g
Gammon steaks x2
HIGH Micro
or
GRILL 1
Pork joint
228g (8)
Rashers
BACON AND PORK - from raw - CAUTION: Hot fat! Remove accessories with care.
300g (6)
Weight/
Quantity
Part-baked rolls
BREAD
Food
Cooking Charts
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Time (mins.)
Instructions/ Guidelines
250g
250g
250g
250g
Marrowfat peas
Red kidney beans
Split yellow peas
10 Bean mix
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover.
Must boil for at least 12 mins to destroy toxic
enzymes.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl.
Cover.
15 mins
then 40 mins
10 mins
then 30 mins
12 mins
then 40 mins
HIGH Micro
then SIMMER Micro
HIGH Micro
then SIMMER Micro
HIGH Micro
then SIMMER Micro
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover.
Must boil for at least 12 mins to destroy toxic
enzymes.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl.
Cover.
3 mins then
40 mins
HIGH Micro
then SIMMER Micro
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl.
Cover.
10 mins
HIGH Micro
Place in micro safe dish with stock and seasonings.
Cover and stir halfway.
Place on enamel tray in upper shelf position.
Turn halfway.
10 mins
then 15 mins per 450g
Medium: 12 mins
Well done: 16 mins
250°C followed by
180°C
HIGH then
MEDIUM Micro
GRILL 1
Joint
Mince
Rump/ Sirloin
400g
Place in roasting dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Turn halfway.
20 mins then per
450g/1lb
Rare: 20 mins
Medium: 40 mins
Well done: 50-60 mins
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on base. Cover.
Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
3-4 mins
10-12 mins
15-16 mins
240g (2)
Beef burgers (frozen raw)
HIGH Micro
or GRILL 1
GRILL 1
225g (2)
Beef burgers ( fresh)
BEEF - CAUTION: Hot fat! Remove dish with care. Recommended temperatures for beef are: Rare 60°C; medium 70°C; well done 80°C.
250g
Lentils
BEANS & PULSES - should be pre-soaked in cold water overnight (boiling water split yellow peas) except lentils which do not need to be pre-soaked
Food
Cooking Charts
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70
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
450-675g
HIGH then SIMMER
Micro or
160°C + WARM Micro
Instructions/ Guidelines
285g (2)
Kiev (fresh)
190°C + SIMMER Micro 12-13 mins per 450g
11 mins
230°C + GRILL 1 +
SIMMER Micro
600g (5)
Drumsticks/ Thighs
Whole/ Breast joints
12 mins
25 mins
15-20 mins
MEDIUM Micro or
GRILL 1 or
250°C + GRILL 1
8 mins per 450g
15 mins
25 mins
MEDIUM Micro or
250°C + GRILL 1
1.0 kg
Chicken legs
MEDIUM Micro or
16-17 Mins
240°C+GRILL 1
WARM Micro
270g
Coated Chicken Breast
Whole
5 mins
12 mins
16-17 mins
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
250°C+GRILL 1
200g
500g
500g
Breasts, boneless and
skinless
Place chicken breast side down on an upturned saucer
on Glass tray on base of oven. Turn halfway.
Place on micro-safe dish on base. Cover.
Place on Glass tray on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on on Glass dish on base of oven.
Place on enamel shelf in upper position.Turn half way.
Preheat oven. Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
Turn halfway.
Place on Glass tray on base of the oven. Cover.
Place on enamel shelf in lower position. Turn halfway.
Place on Glass tray on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on plastic trivet on Glass dish.
Place on plastic trivet on Glass dish.
Preheat oven. Place on enamel shelf in lower position.
10 mins then 60 mins Place in micro-safe dish on base. Add stock and
vegetables. Cover and stir halfway.
1hr - 1hr 30 mins
Place in casserole dish with lid, add stock and vegetables.
Place on base. Cover and stir halfway.
Time (mins.)
CHICKEN from raw - CAUTION: Hot fat! Remove accessory with care.
Stewing Steak
BEEF - CAUTION: Hot fat! Remove dish with care.
Food
Cooking Charts
90ml water
180ml water
2 Eggs
4 Eggs
1 min 40 secs
1 min 30 secs
3 mins
3 mins 30 secs
HIGH Micro then
MEDIUM Micro
HIGH Micro then
MEDIUM Micro
280g
350g (x2)
200g (x2)
250g
300g
700g
200g
Lightly dusted fillets
Breaded Fillets
Cakes
Calamari
Fillets
Scampi
10-12 mins
230°C+ GRILL 1 +
WARM Micro
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish.
Place on Glass tray.
4-5 mins
10 mins
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position. Turn
halfway.
10-12 mins
15 mins
15 mins
- Add 1 tbsp of milk for each egg used.
- Beat eggs, milk and knob of butter together.
- Place bowl on base
- Cook for 1st cooking time then stir.
- Cook for 2nd cooking time stirring halfway then stand
for 1 min.
- Place water in a shallow dish and heat for 1st cooking time.
- Add egg (size 3).
- Pierce yolk and white.
- Cover.
- Cook for 2nd cooking time.
- Then leave to stand for 1 min.
Instructions/ Guidelines
8-10 mins
230C + GRILL 2 +WARM
Micro
230°C+GRILL 1+
WARM Micro
230°C+GRILL 1+
WARM Micro
250°C+ GRILL 1 +
WARM Micro
HIGH Micro
4 Eggs
FISH - FRESH from raw.
HIGH Micro
2 Eggs
30 secs
30 secs
1 min
30 secs
1 min 30 secs
1 min
1 min 10 secs
50 secs
Time (mins.)
HIGH Micro then
MEDIUM Micro
Choice of Cooking
Modes
EGGS - Scrambled. Use microwave safe bowl.
HIGH Micro
1 Egg
45ml water
Weight/
Quantity
1 Egg
EGGS - Poached.
Food
Cooking Charts
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72
Weight/
Quantity
250°C+GRILL 1+ SIMMER Micro 12 mins
250°C + GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro 15 mins
200g (2)
125g (4)
250g (8)
200g
300g
Fish Fingers
Fillets
Scampi
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position. Turn halfway.
Place on Glass dish, and cover with cling film.
MEDIUM Micro
300g
500g
400g
400g
Apricots-stewed
Pears - stewed
Plums - poached
Plums - stewed
200°C
190°C
250°C
Duck Breast Fillets 360g
Duck, whole
Crispy Duck-reheat 500g
MEDIUM Micro
Rhubarb - stewed 450g
GAME- Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care.
MEDIUM Micro
HIGH MICRO
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
500g
Apples - stewed
MEDIUM Micro
150g
Baked Apple-cored 200g
Boil in the Bag
Place on Glass dish on base.
Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover.
Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover.
30-40 mins
Preheat oven. Prick the skin and place in roasting dish on wire
shelf on lower level.
30 mins per Preheat oven. Prick the skin and place in roasting dish on wire
450g
shelf on lower level.
20 mins
Preheat oven and place duck on enamel shelf in lower position.
Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover.
7-8 mins
6 mins
Add 300 ml (½ pt) of water. Only half fill dish. Cover.
8 mins
10-12 mins Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover.
5-6 mins
10-11 mins Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover.
5-6½ mins
6 mins
Place bag sauce side down on Glass dish. Slash top. Shake bag
halfway through.
FRUIT - Peel, slice, chop into even sized pieces. Place in shallow heatproof dish on base.
230°C + GRILL 2 + SIMMER Micro 10-12 mins Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
6-8 mins
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
15-16 mins Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position. Turn halfway.
250°C+GRILL 2 +WARM Micro
350g (2)
15 mins
4-5 mins
Place in micro-safe dish and pierce skin. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover.
10-12 mins Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Cakes
MEDIUM Micro
Instructions/ Guidelines
12-15 mins Place on Glass dish on wire shelf in lower position.
Time
(mins.)
Breaded Fillets
230°C+GRILL 2 + SIMMER Micro
225g/300g HIGH Micro or
400-500g 180°C+ SIMMER Micro
Whole x1
Whole x2
FISH - FROZEN from raw .
300g (x2)
190°C+SIMMER Micro
Choice of Cooking
Modes
Steaks
FISH - FRESH from raw.
Food
Cooking Charts
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of Cooking
Modes
180°C
20-25 mins per 450g plus
20 mins
Time (mins.)
HIGH Micro
250g
250g
250g
150g
Linguine/Tagliatelle
Spaghetti
Steam Pasta
1½ mins
8-10 mins
Place on Glass dish on base.
Use 700ml (1¼ pt) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover. Stir halfway.
Use 700ml (1¼ pt) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover. Stir halfway.
Use 550ml (1 pint) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover. Stir halfway.
8 mins
10-12 mins
Use 550ml (1 pint) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover. Stir halfway.
12 mins
Deep Pan
555g
240°C+GRILL1+LOW
Micro
10-12 mins
Place directly on wire shelf in lower position.
PIZZA - FRESH chilled - N.B. Remove all packaging. Pizzas will have a soft base if cooked by microwave only.
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
200g
PASTA.
Fusilli/ Macaroni/
Penne
Lasagne
160°C+WARM Micro
Place in casserole, add stock and vegetables, cover
with lid and place on base. Stir halfway.
400g (4)
Chops/Cutlets
1hr 20-1hr 30 mins
Place on enamel shelf in upper position. Turn halfway.
Medium: 12-14 mins
Well Done: 16-18 mins
GRILL 1
600g (4)
Loin/ Leg Steaks
Casserole/Stewing
Lamb
Place on enamel shelf in upper position. Turn halfway.
Medium: 19-20 mins
Well Done: 22-25 mins
180°C
Joint
GRILL 1
Pre-heat oven. Place joint in roasting dish and place
on wire shelf in lower position. Turn Halfway. Once
cooked allow the joint to stand for 10 minutes - this
will make the joint easier to carve.
Pre-heat oven. Place wire shelf on lower level. Place
pheasant in roasting tin and place on shelf.
Instructions/ Guidelines
Medium: 25 mins per 450g
plus 25 minutes or
Well done: 30 mins per
450g plus 30 minutes.
LAMB - from raw - CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care.
Pheasant, whole
GAME- Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care.
Food
Cooking Charts
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Weight/
Quantity
Choice of Cooking
Modes
Time (mins.)
Instructions/ Guidelines
10-12 mins
10 mins
2½-3 mins
4-4½ mins
50g oats
HIGH Micro
275ml (½ pt) milk
100g oats
550ml (1 pt) milk
2 servings
4 servings
Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
Preheat oven. Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
Preheat oven. Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
12-14 mins
15 mins
10-12 mins
250°C
250°C
250°C+GRILL 1
Potato Wedges
Southern Fries
Waffles
Preheat oven. Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
10-12 mins
10-12 mins
250°C+GRILL 1
Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
10-12 mins
Oven Fries
Place on base and stir halfway.
Place on base and stir halfway.
Place on base and stir halfway.
Place directly on wire shelf in lower position.
Place directly on wire shelf in lower position.
Place directly on wire shelf in lower position.
POTATO PRODUCTS part cooked - FROZEN
Croquettes/Smiley
250°C+GRILL 1
Faces
Hash Browns
250°C+GRILL 1
HIGH Micro
1½-2 mins
25g oats
HIGH Micro
150ml (¼ pt) milk
1 serving
340g
Thin and crispy
240°C+Grill 1+MEDIUM Micro 8-9 mins
PORRIDGE - N.B: Use a large bowl.
PIZZA - FROZEN - N.B. Remove all packaging.
450g
Deep Pan
240°C+Grill 1 + LOW Micro
240g (x2)
240°C+Grill 1+LOW Micro
Individual deep
PIZZA - FRESH chilled - N.B. Remove all packaging. Pizzas will have a soft base if cooked by microwave only.
Thin and Crispy
140g
240°C+GRILL 1+LOW Micro 4-5½ mins
Place pizza directly on wire shelf in lower position
240°C+GRILL 1+LOW Micro 4-5 mins
Place pizza directly on wire shelf in lower position.
180g
240°C+GRILL 1+LOW Micro 5-6 mins
Place pizza directly on wire shelf in lower position.
250g
240°C+GRILL 1+LOW Micro 8-9 mins
Place pizza directly on wire shelf in lower position.
440g
Food
Cooking Charts
HIGH Micro
250g
200g
Long Grain White
Steam Rice
3-4 mins
340g (12)
250g (5)
Thin
Vegetarian
4½ -5 mins
10 mins
8 mins
8 mins
15 mins
8 mins
8 mins
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
200g
200g
200g
150g
450g
250g
200g
300g
300g
200g
Asparagus
Baby Corn
Broad Beans
Runner Beans
Beetroot
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Butternut Squash
Cabbage - sliced
Carrots - sliced
Place on enamel shelf in lower position. Turn halfway.
Place on enamel shelf in lower position. Turn halfway.
Place on enamel shelf in lower position. Turn halfway.
Place on enamel shelf in lower position. Turn halfway.
Place on enamel shelf in lower position. Turn halfway.
Place on Glass dish.
Use 550 ml (1pt) boiling water. Cover and stir halfway.
Use 550 ml (1pt) boiling water. Cover and stir halfway.
Use 550 ml (1pt) boiling water. Cover and stir halfway.
Instructions/ Guidelines
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
Micro
Micro
Micro
Micro
Micro
Micro
8 mins
10 mins
6 mins
45ml
45ml
45ml
45ml
45ml
45ml
(3
(3
(3
(3
(3
(3
tbsp)
tbsp)
tbsp)
tbsp)
tbsp)
tbsp)
water
water
water
water
water
water
and
and
and
and
and
and
cover.
cover.
cover.
cover.
cover.
cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add
Add
Add
Add
Add
Add
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Place on Glass dish.
Place on a Glass dish on an upturned saucer on base of
13-14 min. per
Whole
190°C + SIMMER Micro
oven.
450g
Turn Halfway.
FRESH VEGETABLES - Place in shallow micro-safe dish.
10 mins
15 mins
MEDIUM Micro
GRILL 1
16 mins
12-15 mins
14 mins
20 mins
Breasts, boneless and skinless 500g
TURKEY
GRILL 1
454g (8)
Thick
GRILL 1
GRILL 1
340g (24)
Cocktail sausages
220°C+ GRILL 1
450g (4)
Chunky sausages
SAUSAGES from raw - CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care.
HIGH Micro
12-14 mins
HIGH Micro
250g
8-9 mins
8-10 mins
HIGH Micro
250g
Choice of Cooking
Time (mins.)
Modes
Easy cook Long Grain
Weight/
Quantity
Basmati
RICE
Food
Cooking Charts
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Weight/
Quantity
Choice of Cooking
Modes
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
HIGH MICRO OR
250°C+GRILL1+SIMMER MICRO
HIGH MICRO
250°C+GRILL1+SIMMER MICRO
HIGH MICRO
250°C+GRILL1+SIMMER
HIGH MICRO
250°C+GRILL1+SIMMER
300g
300g
200g
500g
500g
x1
Parsnips - parboiled for roasting
sliced
Peas
Potatoes - boiled
Potatoes - par-boiled
Jacket Potatoes - 250g each
450g
450g
Sugar Snap peas
Swede
300g
Turnip
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
Battered Onion Rings
250g
250°C
FROZEN VEGETABLES - Place in shallow micro-safe dish.
400g
Sweet Potato
- cubed
- diced for mashing
300g
300g
Spinach
x6
x4
x2
MEDIUM Micro
350g (4)
Leeks - sliced
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
250g
x2
Corn on the Cob
MEDIUM Micro
Courgettes
400g
Cauliflower - florets
FRESH VEGETABLES - Place in shallow micro-safe dish.
Food
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Place on Glass dish.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
Place on Glass dish.
Place on wire shelf in lower position.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Instructions/ Guidelines
15 mins
12 mins
10 mins
Place on enamel shelf in upper position.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
10 - 12 mins Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
Add 45ml (3 tbsp) water and cover.
19 mins
8 mins
5-6 mins
6-7 mins
7-8 mins
20 mins
12 mins
25 mins
20 mins
30 mins
25 mins
35 mins
10-12 mins
5 mins
5-6 mins
10 mins
8 mins
8 mins
5 mins
10 mins
Time
(mins.)
Cooking Charts
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of Cooking
Modes
2-2 mins 30 secs
3 mins
6 mins
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
MEDIUM Micro
200g
200g
200g
80g
125g
200g
Peas
Soya Beans
Steam Vegetables
Sweetcorn
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
3-4 mins
6-7 mins
8 mins
9-10 mins
Mixed Vegetables
MEDIUM Micro
250g
4 mins
Cauliflower
8-9 mins
HIGH Micro
250g
200g
MEDIUM Micro
7-8 mins
8-9 mins
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
Carrots - sliced
Beans - green
Time (mins.)
Broccoli - florets
200g
200g
Beans - broad
FROZEN VEGETABLES - Place in shallow micro-safe dish.
Food
Add 30ml (2 tbsp) water. Cover.
Place on Glass dish.
Place on Glass dish.
Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover.
Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover.
Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover.
Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover.
Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover.
Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover.
Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover.
Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover.
Instructions/ Guidelines
Cooking Charts
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Increasing and Decreasing Recipes
When doubling a recipe from 4 to 8
Increasing Recipes
To increase a recipe from 4 to 6 servings
• Increase each ingredient listed by half. To
double the quantity, simply double every
ingredient listed.
• Do not forget that large quantities will require
a larger dish. Make sure that it is deep
enough to prevent the recipe from boiling
over during cooking.
• Cover as directed in the recipe. Stir or
rearrange foods as recommended.
• Increase the stand times by 5 mins. per lb.
• Always check the recipe during cooking.
• When increasing the ingredients to 6
servings, add an extra one third of the
original cooking time, i.e.. 30 mins. on
MEDIUM power for 4 servings will become
40 mins. on MEDIUM power for
6 servings.
• Add on half the original cooking time, i.e. 30
mins. on MEDIUM power for 4 servings will
become 45 mins. on MEDIUM power for 8
servings.
Decreasing Recipes
• To decrease a recipe from 4 servings to 2
servings, halve the ingredients listed.
• Choose a dish that is proportionally smaller
than the one recommended in the recipe,
however make sure it is deep enough to
stop food boiling over.
• Allow half to two-thirds of the original
cooking time, i.e. 30 mins. on MEDIUM
power for 4 servings will become 15-20
mins. on MEDIUM power for 2 servings.
Using Recipes from Other Books
The best way to convert a family favourite dish
is to find a similar recipe in a cookery book to
give you a guide to the correct method and
timings to use.
Many cookbooks refer to 650W ovens,
however since 1990 oven output powers have
been set by a new standard (IEC). When using
other cookbooks, the 1000 W output power of
your oven must be allowed for. Use the same
power level suggested e.g. HIGH or MEDIUM
and select the same cooking time suggested,
however CHECK the progress of the food
during cooking and adjust the time if
necessary.
Cooking for One
• For one serving quarter ALL ingredients
listed.
• Choose a dish that is proportionally smaller
than the one recommended in the recipe.
• Use the same cooking power recommended
in the original recipe.
• Start by cooking for one quarter of the recommended cooking time, although extra time
in most cases will be required.
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• Always check the food during cooking.
• There is not a great saving for reduced
quantities of soups, casseroles, stews and
rice, as a minimum time is required to
tenderise meats and blend flavours.
• When cooking for one it often makes sense
to cook for two and plate up both meals.
Freeze one meal for a later date.
Soups and Starters
Carrot & Orange Soup
4
Ingredients
25g (1oz) butter
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
700g (1½ lb) peeled carrots, sliced
700ml (1¼ pints) vegetable stock
grated zest of ½ orange
90ml (6tbsp) orange juice
60ml (4tbsp) crème fraiche
salt & black pepper
15ml (1tbsp) fresh chives, cut into
pieces
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) bowl
Place the butter and onion in a large bowl. Place on
base of oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4
mins. or until soft. Add the carrots and cook on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 10 mins. and stir halfway.
Add stock and orange zest and juice. Cover and cook
on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 16-18 mins. or until the
carrots are soft, stirring halfway. Cool. Place in
liquidiser and puree until smooth. Stir in the crème
fraiche and season to taste. Cover and cook on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 mins. or until piping hot.
Garnish with fresh chives.
Thai Butternut Squash Soup
6
Ingredients
1-3 green chillies
3” piece of root ginger peeled and
finely chopped
2-3 lemongrass sticks – just the soft
middle part finely chopped
1 small pack of fresh coriander
stalks only –keep leaves for garnish
1 ½ tsp Chinese five spice
1tsp ground cumin
2tbsp olive oil
1 onion sliced
1 small pumpkin around 1.1 kg
whole weight
1 pint/600ml vegetable stock
400g tin of low fat coconut milk
2 limes
salt and pepper
Serves 6
accessory: Glass tray on base
dish: 6pint Glass mixing bowl
Make the spicy paste by combining the first seven
ingredients. Use a food processor or a pestle and mortar
to do this. Add onion to the paste. Put in a large glass
mixing bowl, cover with pierced cling film and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Peel and chop butternut
squash scraping out all seeds and stringy bits. Add
butternut squash and hot stock to the mixing bowl. Cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 15-20mins or until butternut
squash is soft, stirring once during cooking time. Add
coconut milk, juice of limes, salt and pepper. Liquidise.
Stir and serve with coriander leaves.
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Soups and Starters
Sweet Potato Soup
4
Ingredients
15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
700g (1½ lb) sweet potatoes,
peeled and chopped
1 large red pepper, deseeded and
chopped
725ml (1¼ pints) vegetable stock
150ml (¼ pt) coconut milk
salt and pepper
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) bowl
Place the oil, onion and garlic in a large bowl. Place on
base of oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3
mins. or until soft. Add the potato and pepper and cook
on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Add stock , cover
and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 15 mins. or until
the potatoes are soft, stirring halfway. Cool. Place in
liquidiser and puree until smooth. Stir in the coconut milk
and season to taste. Cover and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 3 mins. or until piping hot.
Pork and Liver Terrine
4-6
Ingredients
250g (9oz) streaky bacon, de-rinded
225g (8oz) minced pork
225g (8oz) pigs liver, chopped
½tsp (3ml) rosemary
½tsp (3ml) thyme
½tsp (3ml) ground mace
½tsp (3ml) allspice
salt & freshly milled black pepper
30ml (2tbsp) dry white wine
15g (½ oz) butter
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 egg, beaten
1tbsp plain flour
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Serves 4-6
Dish: bowl, 600ml (1 pint) earthenware terrine
or Glass loaf dish
Line base and sides of dish with bacon rashers,
stretching each rasher slightly with a knife.
Place the minced pork, chopped liver, herbs, spices,
seasoning and wine in a non metallic bowl and marinate
for 2 hours in the fridge. Place butter, shallots and garlic
in bowl. Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Cool. Combine the meat
marinade with the onion mixture. Add the egg and flour
and mix well. Turn into the bacon lined dish. Smooth the
top and fold over the bacon. Cover with greaseproof
paper, place on base of oven and cook on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 40-45
mins
Soups and Starters
Garlic Mushrooms with herbs
4
Ingredients
50g (2oz) butter
1 garlic clove, crushed
15ml (1tbsp) dried mixed herbs
salt & pepper
8 field mushrooms approx 225g
(8oz)
Serves 4
Dish: bowl
Oven Accessory: no accessory then Glass tray
Put butter, garlic, herbs and seasoning into a bowl. Place
on base of oven and soften on MEDIUM MICROWAVE
for 20 secs. Place the mushrooms on the Glass tray and
spoon butter mixture over them. Place Glass tray on
base of oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 810 minutes or until just tender.
Prawn & Salmon Filo Parcels
4
Ingredients
250g (9oz) tail end of salmon,
boned, skinned, and cut into
bite-sized pieces.
125g (4 ½oz) cooked peeled prawns
juice of ½ lemon
salt & black pepper
125g (4 ½oz) filo pastry
50g (2oz) butter, melted
Serves 4
Dish: greased baking sheet 32 x 23cm (12½ x
9 inches)
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Combine salmon and prawns. Sprinkle with lemon juice
and season to taste. Preheat the oven empty on
CONVECTION 190ºC. Cut the filo pastry into 8 squares
measuring 18cm
(7 in). Brush 2 squares with the melted butter, covering
the remaining squares with a damp tea towel. Place ¼
of the salmon & prawn mixture in the middle of one
buttered filo square. Fold 2 sides of the filo to form a
rectangle. Fold one of the open ends over the filling and
the other one underneath. Place this parcel on the
second buttered square and draw up the edges and seal
the parcel. Repeat steps 4-7 three more times. Place
parcels on baking sheet, brush with melted butter and
place on wire shelf. Cook on CONVECTION 190ºC for
20 mins. or until crisp and golden.
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Soups and Starters
Onion & Feta Cheese Tartlets
6
Ingredients
250g (9oz) ready made puff pastry
15 ml (1tbsp) olive oil
225g (8oz) onions peeled & sliced
25g (1oz) pine nuts
100g (4oz) feta cheese crumbled
25g (1oz) pitted black olives roughly
chopped
75g (3oz) sun-dried tomatoes,
roughly chopped
15g (½ oz) capers
salt and freshly ground black pepper
fresh oregano sprigs to garnish
Serves 6
Dish: 3 litre (6 pint) bowl and 2 greased baking
sheets 32 x 23cm (12½ x 9 inches)
Oven Accessory: no accessory then enamel
shelf in lower position + wire shelf in upper
position
Roll out the puff pastry and cut out 6 circles each 10cm
(4 inches) in diameter. Chill pastry for 30 mins. Put oil and
onions into large bowl. Place on base of oven and cook
on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 15 mins. Cool for 5 mins.
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 230°C with shelves in
position. Stir nuts, cheese, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and
capers into onion mixture. Season well. Place 3 pastry
circles on each baking sheet and prick with a fork. Divide
the onion mixture among the pastry circles. Place baking
sheets on shelves and cook the tarts on CONVECTION
230°C for 10-15 mins. or until golden brown.
Red Pepper & Mushroom Bruschetta
4
Ingredients
200g (7oz) or 4-5 large flat
mushrooms
10ml (2 tsp) olive oil
8 slices ciabatta
25g (1oz) softened butter beaten
with 1 chopped clove of garlic
150g (5oz) jar roasted red peppers,
sliced if necessary
100g (4oz) firm goat's cheese
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Serves 4
Dish: bowl
Oven Accessory: no accessory then enamel
shelf in upper position then wire shelf in Lower
position with Glass tray.
Slice mushrooms, place in a bowl and drizzle with olive
oil. Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Leave to cool slightly. Spread
one side of each slice of ciabatta with garlic butter. Place
the ciabatta slices on the enamel shelf and toast on
GRILL 1 for 5 mins. Remove enamel shelf. Turn the
ciabatta slices over and place on Glass tray. Layer
mushrooms and pepper on top of ciabatta slices. Cut the
goat's cheese into 8 slices and put one slice on top of
each stack. Place Glass tray on wire shelf and cook on
GRILL 1 + SIMMER MICROWAVE for 4-5 mins.
Soups and Starters
Pear and Stilton Crostini
4
Ingredients
8 slices of French baguette
100g stilton sliced
2 fresh pears peeled, cored, sliced
and dipped in lemon juice or 4
tinned pear halves in juice
Crushed walnuts
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in upper position
with Glass tray on oven base
Place the slices of baguette on the wire shelf and cook
on GRILL 1 for 2 ½ mins. or until lightly toasted. Turn
the slices over and cover with stilton, making sure that it
covers each slice right to the edge. Top with sliced pear.
Cook on COMBINATION : GRILL 1 + Warm power for
4-5mins. Open the door a minute before the end of the
cooking time and top with walnuts. Close the door and
press start to finish cooking.
Tip: This recipe also works well with brie and cranberry
sauce or goatʼs cheese and figs
Asparagus in Parma Ham
4
Ingredients
16 asparagus spears
8 slices parma ham
2tsp olive oil
Serves 4
Oven accessory: Glass dish and wire shelf on
lower level
Trim the ends of the asparagus spears.
Cut each slice of parma ham in half lengthwise.
Wrap the asparagus in the ham, starting from the stem,
leaving the tip exposed. Put the wrapped asparagus on
the glass tray and pour over the olive oil. Cook on
COMBINATION : CONVECTION 200°C + LOW
MICROWAVE for 15mins.
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Fish
Fish cooks very well by MICROWAVE as it stays very moist.
LIQUID- Fresh or frozen fish should always be sprinkled with 30 ml (2 tbsp) of lemon juice, white
wine or water for even cooking.
Do not sprinkle salt onto fish before cooking as this may make the fish dry.
WHEN IS FISH COOKED?- Fish is cooked when it flakes easily and becomes opaque. For fish
with a strong odour, eliminate the smell after cooking by placing 600 ml (1pt) of boiling water and
1 sliced lemon in a large bowl and cook on SIMMER MICROWAVE for 20 mins. Wipe out oven
with a dry cloth.
ARRANGING- If cooking 2 whole fish together, they should be arranged head to tail for even
cooking. Fish steaks should be arranged in a circle, thicker part to the outside. Cover with cling
film or lid.
NOISE- During cooking, popping sounds may be heard. This is due to moisture trapped between
the flesh, particularly with oily fish such as salmon and mackerel. This can be minimised when
cooking if the skin and flesh is pierced several times with a cocktail stick.
Mixed Seafood Gratin
Ingredients
Serves 4
Dish: 24 cm (9") round gratin dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
50g (2oz) onion
2 garlic cloves
50g (2oz) butter
25g (1oz) plain flour
100 ml (4fl.oz) white wine
100 ml (4fl.oz) milk
150 ml (¼ pt) single cream
100g (4oz) Emmental cheese
450g (1lb) mixed cooked seafood
salt & pepper to season
100g (4oz) Tortilla chips
100g (4oz) breadcrumbs
Chop the onion and garlic and put in dish with butter.
Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Add the flour and pour in the
wine and milk gradually. Stir well. Cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2 mins, stirring halfway. Add the cream
and cheese and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 mins.
Add the seafood to the sauce and mix well. Season to
taste. Top with the crushed tortilla chips and
breadcrumbs. Place on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 230°C + GRILL 3 + LOW MICROWAVE
for 15 mins or until crisp and piping hot.
4
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Special occasion Fish Pie
4
Ingredients
450g (1lb) white fish
50g (2oz) butter
50g (2oz) flour
450ml (3/4 pt) milk
300ml (½ pt) white wine
450g (1lb) mixed seafood
6 gherkins, diced
15ml (1tbsp) fresh parsley
10ml (2tsp) dill
salt and pepper
Rosti topping:
900g (2 lb) potatoes
15ml (1tbsp) capers
50g (2oz) butter, melted
50g (2oz) cheddar cheese, grated
Serves 4
Dish: shallow oval dish, large bowl
Oven Accessory: Glass tray then no accessory
then wire shelf in lower position
Place the white fish on Glass tray on base of oven. Cook
on AUTO FRESH FISH PROGRAM or on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Skin, bone and flake the fish.
Place potatoes in a large shallow dish with 3 tbsps water
and cover. Place on base of oven and par-boil on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 10 mins. and then allow to
cool slightly. Put butter in a large bowl. Place on base of
oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1 min. and
then stir in flour to make a roux. Mix in the milk and wine
gradually, stirring continuously until well combined and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Stir and cook for
a further 2-3 mins. on HIGH MICROWAVE stirring
halfway. Mix in the fish, mixed seafood, gherkins and
herbs. Season and pour into the bowl. Grate the
potatoes and mix in the capers, melted butter and grated
cheese. Pile onto fish sauce without pressing firmly to
keep the grated form. Place on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 220°C + SIMMER MICROWAVE for
30-35 mins. or until piping hot and golden.
Stuffed Citrus Trout
2
Ingredients
2 trout, 250-300g (8-10oz) each
Stuffing:
4 spring onions, finely chopped
50g (2oz) button mushrooms, finely
sliced
2.5 cm (1") fresh root ginger, finely
grated
15ml (1tbsp) soy sauce
juice of 1 lime
salt & pepper
Serves 2
Oven Accessory: Glass tray + wire shelf in
lower position
Wash the fish and pat dry. Fill the fish cavities with the
onions, mushrooms and ginger and arrange the fish on
the Glass tray. Pour over the soy sauce and lime juice.
Season and marinade for one hour in the fridge.
Place Glass tray on low rack and cook on CONVECTION
200ºC + LOW MICROWAVE for 15 mins.
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Steamed Mussels with Garlic
2
Ingredients
900 g (2lb) mussels (weight in
shells)
15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
150ml (¼ of a pint) dry white wine
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely
chopped
Serves 2
Dish: large rectangular dish
Scrub mussels and pull off any beards discarding any
broken or open shells.Place oil, onion and garlic in a
dish. Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Add wine and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Add the mussels cover dish
with cling film and pierce, and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 5-6 mins. Discard any unopened
shells. Add the parsley and stir before serving.
Prawn and haddock Pie
6
Ingredients
For the sauce:
15g (½ oz) butter
15g (½ oz) flour
275ml (½ pint) milk
350g (12oz) fresh haddock fillet
350g (12oz) fresh undyed smoked
haddock
100g (4oz) prawns
salt & pepper
1tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
For the topping:
700g (1lb 8oz) potatoes, peeled,
chopped into small chunks
450g (1lb) Swede, diced
50g (2oz) butter
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Serves 6
Dish: large jug, shallow oval dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then trivet and
Glass tray then no accessory then wire shelf in
lower position
Put butter in large jug, place on base of oven and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 30 secs. and stir in flour to
make a roux. Then add the milk gradually, stirring
continuously until well combined and cook for 2 mins. on
HIGH MICROWAVE. Stir and cook for a further 2 mins.
on HIGH MICROWAVE stirring halfway. Season and set
aside. Place fresh and smoked haddock on Glass tray
directly on base of oven. Cook fish on AUTO FRESH
FISH PROGRAM or on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 10
mins. Flake the fish into a shallow oval dish and scatter
the prawns over. Pour over the sauce, season and
sprinkle with chopped parsley. Place potatoes in a dish
with 3tbsp water. Place on base of oven, cover and cook
on AUTO POTATO PROGRAM or on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 10-12 mins until soft. Drain. Place
Swede in a dish with 3tbsp water. Cover and cook on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 15 mins. Mash potato with
25g (1oz) butter. Mash Swede with 25g (1oz) butter and
mix in 2 tbsps of mashed potato. Spoon alternate lines of
potato and Swede over the top of the fish mixture to
cover. Fluff up with a fork. Place on wire shelf and cook
on CONVECTION 230°C + GRILL 3 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 15-20 mins.
Fish
Salmon with Mango Salsa
4
Ingredients
4 salmon fillets each 100-150g
(4-6oz)
marinade:
45ml (3tbsp) white wine
1 garlic clove, crushed
2.5 cm (1") fresh root ginger, finely
grated
mango salsa:
2 red chillies, seeds removed, thinly
sliced
100g (4oz) peeled, cooked prawns
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
1 ripe but firm avocado, peeled and
chopped
½ ripe mango, peeled and chopped
1 lime, juice of
Serves 4
Dish: shallow dish
Oven Accessory: Glass dish
Mix the marinade ingredients together. Pour marinade
over salmon in dish and leave to marinate for 2-3 hrs in
the fridge. Mix all the salsa ingredients together and chill
in fridge. Place the salmon in the Glass dish directly on
base of oven. Pour over half the marinade and cook
salmon on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Pour the
remaining marinade over the salmon and continue
cooking on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3-4 mins. Serve
salmon with the salsa.
NOTE: For 2 fillets the marinade and salsa quantities
should be halved and total cooking time on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE should be reduced to 6-8 mins.
*Alternatively the Salmon may be grilled. Place salmon
skin side up on the Enamel shelf in the upper position
and cook on GRILL 1 for 10 mins. Turn halfway.
Creamy Cod & Leek Chowder
4
Ingredients
500g (1lb 2oz) potatoes, peeled, cut
into 1cm (½") cubes
25g (1oz) butter
2 large leeks, thickly sliced
15ml (1tbsp) plain flour
275ml (½ pt) tub fresh fish stock
275ml (½ pt) water
bay leaf
275ml (½ pt) milk
250g (9oz) cod fillet, cubed
10 tiger prawns, peeled
Serves 4
Dish: large shallow dish and large bowl
Place potatoes in a large shallow dish with 3tbsps water
and cover. Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 7 mins. Place the butter and leeks in a
large bowl. Place on the base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2-3 mins. and then add the potatoes.
Stir in the flour and gradually add the fish stock, water
and bay leaf. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE power for
8-10 mins or until the potato is tender. Stir halfway. Then
stir in the milk and fish. Cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE
power for 7-8 mins or until the fish is cooked. Remove
the bay leaf and season to taste. Serve immediately.
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Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce
4
Ingredients
4 salmon fillets or steaks each 100150g (4-6oz)
30ml (2tbsp) white wine
Sauce:
3 egg yolks
30 ml (2tbsp) white wine vinegar
150g (5oz) chilled, unsalted butter,
cut into cubes
pepper
Serves 4
Dish: shallow dish, 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Place salmon in dish with wine. Place on base of oven,
cover and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 7 mins.
Leave to stand and make sauce. Place egg yolks and
vinegar in a jug. Beat well. Drop cubes of butter on top.
Place jug on base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 30 secs. Whisk. Cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 10 secs. Whisk again and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 10 secs. Repeat 10 sec. stages
until sauce is thick and creamy. Season and serve
immediately with salmon steaks or asparagus spears.
N.B. This sauce must not boil or the eggs will curdle.
Soy and Honey Steamed Salmon
4
Ingredients
4 salmon fillets each 100-150g
(4-6oz)
Marinade:
15ml (1 tbsp) honey
30ml (2tbsp) dark soy sauce
15ml (1tbsp) sherry
1 garlic clove, crushed
5ml (1tsp) fresh root ginger, grated
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Serves 4
Dish: shallow dish
Oven Accessory: Glass dish
Mix the marinade ingredients together. Pour marinade
over salmon in dish and leave to marinate for 2-3 hrs in
the fridge. Place the salmon directly on base of oven and
place on the Glass dish. Pour over half the marinade and
cook salmon on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Pour
the remaining marinade over the salmon and continue
cooking on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 5-6 mins.
NOTE: For 2 fillets the marinade quantities should be
halved and total cooking time on MEDIUM MICROWAVE
should be reduced to 6-8 mins.
Fish
Sun Dried Tomato Fish Bake
2
Ingredients
60ml (4tbsp) natural low fat yogurt
30ml (2tbsp) sun-dried tomato pesto
30ml (2tbsp) chopped fresh parsley
or dill
2 x 175g (6oz) cod or haddock
fillets, skinned
Serves 2
Oven Accessory: Glass tray and wire shelf in
upper position
Mix the yoghurt, pesto and 1 tbsp of the parsley or dill
and season well. Place fish fillets on Glass tray and pour
over the yoghurt sauce. Place on wire shelf and cook on
GRILL 2 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 8-9 mins. Sprinkle
the remaining parsley or dill over the dish and serve with
salad and crusty bread.
Mediterranean Fish Bake
4
Ingredients
juice of ½ lemon
100g (4oz) fresh pesto sauce
salt & pepper
4 x 175g (6oz) thick cut haddock,
cod or salmon fillets
700g (1lb 8oz) waxy new potatoes
(such as charlotte)
2 medium red onions
1 red pepper, seeded
1 yellow pepper, seeded
1 orange pepper, seeded
2 garlic cloves, crushed
30ml (2tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
100g (4oz) black olives, chopped
(optional)
lemon wedges and crisp green
salad, to serve
Serves 4
Dish: large ovenproof rectangular dish
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Mix lemon juice, pesto and seasoning together and
spoon over the fish. Leave to marinade in the fridge for
1-2 hours. Cut vegetables into even sized chunks and
toss with the garlic and oil. Place in the ovenproof dish
on the wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 220°C +
GRILL 2 + SIMMER MICROWAVE for 15 mins. Turn.
Cook on CONVECTION 220°C + GRILL 2 + SIMMER
MICROWAVE for a further 15 mins. Scatter the black
olives over the vegetables and place the fish and
marinade on top of the vegetables. Cook on
CONVECTION 220°C + GRILL 3 + LOW MICROWAVE
for 15-20 mins. or until cooked through.
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Defrosted joints
If the meat has previously been frozen, ensure
it is properly thawed before cooking. Defrosted
joints of meat must be allowed to STAND for
up to an hour before cooking to ensure the
centre is fully defrosted.
Standing time
Meat and poultry joints require a minimum of
15 mins. STANDING TIME. Roast meat is
always easier to carve after STANDING and
the meat will continue to cook during the
STAND TIME.
Fat
Large amounts of fat absorb microwave energy
and can cause the meat next to it to overcook.
Always choose meat that isn't excessively fatty.
Braised and stewed meat cooked in a
microwave has a slightly firm texture and
therefore it is essential to purchase good quality meats.
Turning
Joints and poultry should be turned over
halfway through cooking.
Roasting bags
Roasting bags are useful when split up one
side to tent a joint for roasting by microwave
and time. Do not use the metal twists supplied
when operating with microwave.
Chicken Casserole
4
Ingredients
4 x 225g (8oz) boneless skinless
chicken breasts, cut into small
chunks
50g (2oz) plain flour
15ml (1tbsp) oil
15g (½ oz) butter
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 shallots, chopped
150g (5oz) mushrooms, sliced
15ml (1tbsp) Dijon mustard
200 ml (7 fl.oz) hot chicken or
vegetable stock
200 ml (7 fl.oz) dry white wine
225g (8oz) baby new potatoes,
halved
225g (8oz) baby carrots halved
100g (4oz) asparagus tips
100g (4oz) frozen broad beans
45ml (3tbsp) double cream
30ml (2tbsp) mixed fresh parsley
and tarragon, chopped
crusty bread, to serve
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Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) large casserole with lid
Coat chicken with flour and place in fridge. Place oil,
butter, garlic, shallots and mushrooms into casserole.
Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 3 mins. Stir in Dijon mustard and add chicken. Then
stir in stock and wine. Add potatoes and carrots. Cover
casserole, place on base of oven and cook on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 1 hr
stirring halfway. Stir in asparagus, broad beans and
cream and cook on CONVECTION 160°C + WARM
MICROWAVE for a further 30 mins. Stir in herbs and
serve with crusty bread.
Meat and Poultry
Sticky Ribs
4
Ingredients
1 kg (2lb2oz) pork spare ribs
150 ml (¼ pt) water
For the glaze
150g (5oz) orange marmalade
preferably shred less or fine shred
25g (1oz) dark muscovado sugar
100ml (4fl.oz) fresh orange juice
5cm (2 inch) piece fresh root ginger,
peeled and coarsely grated
75ml (5 tbsp) tomato ketchup
30ml (2 tbsp) white wine vinegar
Serves 4
Dish: 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10 inch) rectangular dish,
large bowl
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position.
Place the ribs in a single layer in dish with the water.
Cover and place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 10 mins. Drain. Meanwhile, mix
together all the ingredients for the glaze in a large bowl.
Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 5 mins. Pour glaze over ribs and place dish on shelf.
Cook on Combination: 230°C + GRILL 3 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 20-25 mins. Turn halfway and baste..
Pork with Herby Dumplings
4
Ingredients
30 ml (2tbsp) oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1green pepper, deseeded and
chopped
225g (8oz) carrots, sliced
450g (1lb) lean pork, cubed
30 ml (2tbsp) seasoned flour
5 ml (1tsp) ground bay leaves
5 ml (1tsp) dried sage
salt and pepper
300 ml (½ pt) dry cider
Dumplings:
175g (6oz) self raising flour
75g (3oz) suet
pinch of salt
5 ml (1tsp) mustard powder
15 ml (1tbsp) fresh parsley, chopped
150 ml (¼ pt) cold water
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) large casserole with lid
Place oil, onion, green pepper and carrots in casserole.
Cover and place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Toss pork in seasoned flour
and add to onion mixture. Stir in all other ingredients.
Place on base of oven and cook on CONVECTION
160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 1hr or until pork is
tender. Whilst cooking make the dumplings by combining
the flour, suet, salt, mustard and parsley. Add the water
to make a stiff dough. Shape dough into 8 round
dumplings. When pork is cooked, uncover and place
dumplings around the edge of dish. Cook uncovered on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 15
mins. or until dumplings are cooked through.
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Toad in the Hole
4
Serves 4
Dish: 27 x 22 cm (10½" x 8½”) oblong tin
Oven Accessory: enamel shelf in lower
position
Ingredients
150g (5oz) plain flour
3 ml (½ tsp) salt
2 eggs
150 ml (¼ pt) milk
150 ml (¼ pt) water
15-30 ml (1-2tbsp) oil
450g (1lb) sausages
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 220°C. Sift flour and salt
in a bowl. Add eggs and half the liquid. Beat until smooth
and gradually stir in remaining liquid. Put oil and
sausages in tin and place on enamel shelf. Cook on
CONVECTION 220°C for 15 mins. Pour in the batter and
cook on CONVECTION 220°C for a further 30-35 mins.
or until the batter is well risen and golden brown.
Spicy Lamb Tagine
6
Ingredients
10ml (3/4 tbsp) ground ginger
3ml (½ tsp) coarsely ground black
pepper
8ml (1 ½ tsp) ground cinnamon
10ml (3/4 tbsp) turmeric
15 ml (1tbsp) paprika
3ml (½ tsp) chilli powder/flakes
800g (1lb12oz) cubed boneless
lamb
30ml (2tbsp) oil
300g (11oz) onions, chopped
2 crushed garlic cloves
3ml (½ tsp) salt
150g (5oz) sliced carrots
150g (5oz) ready to eat dried apricots, chopped
40g (1 ½ oz) sultanas or seedless
raisins
65g (2 ½ oz) toasted flaked almonds
10ml (3/4 tbsp) honey
150 ml (¼ pint) tomato juice
400g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes
300ml (½ pint) vegetable stock
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Serves 6
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) large casserole with lid
Put spices into bowl and mix well. Add lamb and evenly
coat with spices. Place oil, onions and garlic in
casserole. Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Add lamb mixture and mix
thoroughly. Stir in remaining ingredients and cover. Cook
on CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 1-1
½ hours or until tender, stir halfway.
Meat and Poultry
Thai Lamb Curry
4
Ingredients
50g (2oz) creamed coconut
275ml (½ pt) boiling water
500g (1lb2oz) lamb fillet, cut into
strips about 4cm (1 ½ ”) long
2 garlic cloves
2.5 cm (1") fresh root ginger, finely
grated
30ml (2tbsp) Thai green curry paste
1 lime, grated rind and juice
30ml (2tbsp) fresh coriander
Serves 4
Dish: 1.5 litre (3pt) casserole with lid
Mix the coconut with the boiling water. Mix all the
remaining ingredients except the coriander with the lamb
and leave to marinade in the fridge for 30 mins. Combine
the coconut and the lamb mixture and stir well. Cover,
place on base of oven and cook on CONVECTION
160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 55-60 mins stirring
halfway. Garnish with fresh coriander.
Marinaded Chicken Breasts
4
Ingredients
4 x chicken breasts 600g (1lb 5oz),
boneless and skinless
Suggested Marinades:
Ginger and Soy
10ml (2tsp) sesame oil
30ml (2tbsp) light soy sauce
15ml (1tbsp) white wine
1 garlic clove, crushed
5ml (1tsp) fresh root ginger, grated
Lemon and Honey
2 lemons, juice and zest
30ml (2tbsp) honey
1 garlic clove, crushed
Lemon and Thyme
1 lemon, juice and zest
45ml (3tbsp) white wine
thyme, 4-5 sprigs
Sesame and Honey
30ml (2tbsp) honey
15ml (1tbsp) dark soy sauce
25g (1oz) toasted sesame seeds
Serves 4
Dish: shallow dish
Mix the selected marinade ingredients together. Pour
marinade over chicken directly in dish and leave to
marinate for 2-3 hrs in the fridge. Place the chicken in an
oven proof dish. Pour over half the marinade cover. Cook
chicken on LOW MICROWAVE for 7 mins. Pour the
remaining marinade over the chicken and continue
cooking on LOW MICROWAVE for 8-10 mins.
NOTE: For 2 chicken breasts 300g (10oz) the marinade
quantities should be halved and total cooking time on
LOW MICROWAVE should be reduced to 10 mins.
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Madras Curry
4
Ingredients
15 ml (1tbsp) oil
1 large onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
10 ml (2tsp) ground coriander
3ml (½ tsp) chilli powder, ground
cardamom, ground cloves
15ml (1tbsp) garam masala
15ml (1tbsp) ground turmeric
5ml (1tsp) ground cumin
25g (1oz) flour
15 ml (1tbsp) tomato puree
450g (1lb) shoulder of lamb, cubed
juice of 1 lemon
5 ml (1tsp) sugar
25g (1oz) sultanas
pinch of salt
450 ml (3/4 pt) hot stock
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) large casserole with lid
Place the oil, onion and garlic in casserole dish. Place on
base of oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3
mins. Blend in all the spices and stir in the flour and
tomato puree. Add all other ingredients and blend in hot
stock. Cover and cook on CONVECTION 160°C +
WARM MICROWAVE for 1hr-1hr 30 mins. until meat is
tender, stirring occationally. Serve with boiled rice and
lemon or lime wedges and poppadoms.
Cheesy Chicken
Breasts
Ingredients
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: Glass tray + wire shelf in
lower position
100g (4oz) ciabatta breadcrumbs
75g (3oz) gruyere cheese, grated
salt and pepper
4 x 150g chicken breast fillets,
boneless and skinless
50g (2oz) garlic mayonnaise
Mix the breadcrumbs with the cheese and season well.
Dip each chicken breast in the garlic mayonnaise and
then the crumbs until coated. Place on the Glass tray on
the wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 240°C +
GRILL 3 + SIMMER MICROWAVE for 20-25 mins. Slice
the chicken and serve.
4
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Chicken Pasanda
4
Ingredients
3 cardamom pods
½ cinnamon stick
3ml (½ tsp) cumin seeds
5ml (1tsp) garam masala
5ml (1tsp) chilli flakes
2.5cm (1”) fresh root ginger
1garlic clove, crushed
25g (1oz) ground almonds
45ml (3tbsp) natural yoghurt
600g (1lb5oz) skinless chicken
breast, cut into chunks
15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
150ml (¼ pt) single cream
30ml (2tbsp) coriander, chopped
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) large casserole with lid
Place the cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, garam masala,
chilli, ginger, garlic, almonds and yoghurt into a non
metallic bowl. Add chicken and stir well. Leave to
marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Place oil and onions
in casserole. Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Stir chicken into onions. Place
casserole on base and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE
for 15 mins. Stir. Cook for a further 10-15 mins on
SIMMER MICROWAVE. Stir in cream and coriander and
cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 mins. or until hot.
Savoury mince
4
Ingredients
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
5 ml (1tsp) oil
400g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes
150ml (5fl.oz) red wine
30 ml (2tbsp) tomato puree
5 ml (1tsp) mixed herbs
500g (1lb1oz) mince
salt and pepper
Serves 4
Dish: 1.5 litre (3 pt) casserole dish with lid
Place onion, garlic and oil in casserole. Place on base of
oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 mins.
Place all other ingredients in casserole. Stir well.
Cover, cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 10 mins. then
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 15-20 mins. or until cooked.
Variation: Chilli Con Carne
Add 400g (14oz) can red kidney beans drained, 5-10 ml
(1-2tsp) chilli powder and 1 diced green pepper with the
onion garlic and oil.
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Shepherdʼs Pie
4
Ingredients
700g (1½ lb) potatoes, cubed
30ml (2tbsp) milk
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
25g (1oz) butter
350g (12oz) beef or lamb, minced
275ml (½ pt) hot beef stock
3ml (½ tsp))Worcestershire sauce
15ml (1tbsp) gravy thickening
5ml (1tsp) tomato puree
salt and pepper
25g (1oz) cheese
Serves 4
Dish: shallow dish, large rectangular dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Place potatoes in a dish with 3tbsp water. Cover, place
on base of oven and cook on AUTO POTATO
PROGRAM or on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 10-12 mins
until soft. Drain and mash well with the milk. Place onion,
carrots and butter into dish. Place on base of oven and
cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 5 mins. or until soft.
Add minced meat to vegetables. Then add stock,
Worcestershire sauce, gravy thickening and tomato
puree and season to taste. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 15 mins then spread potato on top of the meat, using
a fork to make a pattern on top. Sprinkle with cheese.
Place dish on wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION
190°C + WARM MICROWAVE for approximately 25-30
mins. or until top is crisp and golden..
Stuffed Aubergines
4
Ingredients
2 large aubergines
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
250g (9oz) minced beef
400g (14oz) tin chopped tomatoes
25g (1oz) pitted black olives,
chopped
2tsp dried oregano
2tbsp tomato puree
100g (4oz) sliced crusty bread
50g (2oz) parmesan freshly grated
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Serves 4
Dish: 1.5 litre (3 pt) casserole dish with lid
Oven Accessory: enamel shelf in lower
position then no accessory then Glass tray +
wire shelf in lower position.
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 220°C. Place the whole
aubergines on the enamel shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 220°C for 15 mins. or until soft. Remove
from oven and cool.
Cut the aubergines in half horizontally, leaving the stalks
attached. Scoop out the flesh and chop finely. Place
garlic and onion in dish. Place on base of oven and cook
on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Add beef,
tomatoes, aubergine flesh, olives, oregano, and tomato
puree. Cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 12
mins. Use the bread to make breadcrumbs. Mix 40g (1½
oz) of the parmesan with the breadcrumbs and add to
beef mixture. Fill the aubergine skins with the filling.
Place aubergines on Glass tray and sprinkle with the
remaining parmesan. Place tray on wire shelf and cook
on CONVECTION 220°C + GRILL 1 + WARM
MICROWAVE for 20-25 mins.
Meat and Poultry
Belgian Beef
Casserole
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) large casserole with lid
4
Ingredients
675g (1½ lb) braising steak, cubed
50g (2oz) seasoned flour
2 large onions, sliced thinly
1 clove garlic, crushed
575ml (1 pint) cream stout
15g (½ oz) brown sugar
15 ml (1tbsp) wine vinegar
5 ml (1tsp) mixed herbs
Coat the beef in the seasoned flour and place in
casserole. Add the remaining casserole ingredients.
Cover with lid, place on base of oven and cook on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 1¼ 1½ hrs or until tender. Stir halfway.
Steak and Mushroom
Pudding
Dish: 1.5 litre (3 pt) casserole with lid + 1.2 litre (2 pt)
pudding basin
4
Ingredients
Filling:
450g (1 lb) braising steak, cubed
25g (1oz) seasoned flour
150g (5oz) mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
5ml (1tsp) thyme
275ml (½ pt) hot beef stock
275ml (½ pt) cream stout
Pudding:
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
pinch salt
75g (3oz) suet
cold water to mix
15 ml (1tbsp) cornflour
Coat the steak in seasoned flour and add to casserole
with all the filling ingredients. Cover, place on base of
oven and cook on CONVECTION 160°C + WARM
MICROWAVE for 1hr 15 mins. Mix flour, salt and suet
together. Mix to a firm dough with cold water. Roll out 3/4
of the pastry to line basin. Remove meat with a slotted
spoon and fill basin. Mix cornflour with water and stir into
the gravy. Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2 mins. stirring once, or until gravy has
thickened. Pour 60 ml (4tbsp) of gravy over the meat and
reserve the rest for serving. Roll remaining pastry to form
a lid, moisten the edges and seal over the top of the
meat. Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 10-12 mins. or until pastry looks dry.
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Hungarian Goulash
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) large casserole with lid
4
Ingredients
Filling:
450g (1 lb) braising steak, cubed
25g (1oz) seasoned flour
150g (5oz) mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
5ml (1tsp) thyme
275ml (½ pt) hot beef stock
275ml (½ pt) cream stout
Pudding:
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
pinch salt
75g (3oz) suet
cold water to mix
15 ml (1tbsp) cornflour
Toss meat in the flour. Combine all ingredients except the
soured cream in casserole dish.
Cover, place on base of oven and cook on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 1hr 30
mins, or until the meat is tender, stirring occationaly.
Remove from oven and immediately stir in the soured
cream.
Lamb Hotpot
4
Ingredients
450g (1lb) lamb fillet, cut into slices
50g (2oz) plain flour
salt and pepper
2.5ml (½tsp) thyme
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
250g (9oz) carrots, sliced
450g (1lb) potatoes, thinly sliced
500ml (1 pint) stock
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Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) casserole with lid
Coat the pieces of lamb in seasoned thyme flour and
place in casserole dish. Layer the onions and carrots
then the potatoes on top. Pour in the stock. Cover, place
on base of oven and cook on CONVECTION 160°C +
WARM MICROWAVE for 1 hour 30 mins.
Meat and Poultry
Greek Lamb stew
4
Ingredients
700g (1lb 8oz) lamb fillet, cut into
chunks
2 onions, chopped
1 red chilli
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 sprig rosemary
275ml (½ pt) white wine
400g can chopped tomatoes
45ml (3tbsp) Sliced Black Olives
100g (4oz) linguine, broken into
small pieces
150g (5oz) feta cheese cubed
15g (½ oz) fresh mint chopped
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) casserole with lid
Place the lamb and onion in casserole. Place on base of
oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 10 mins.
Split the chilli along its length leaving the top intact,
(remove seeds) - this adds flavour to the stew without too
much heat. Stir the chilli, garlic, rosemary, wine and
tomatoes into the lamb, with a lid on. Cook on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 1 hr
stirring halfway. Stir in the black olives and linguine and
continue to cook on CONVECTION 160°C + WARM
MICROWAVE for a further 20 mins or until the linguine is
cooked. Remove the chilli and rosemary, and discard.
Stir in feta cheese and mint before serving.
Moussaka
4
Ingredients
700g (1lb 8oz) lamb fillet, cut into
chunks
2 onions, chopped
1 red chilli
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 sprig rosemary
275ml (½ pt) white wine
400g can chopped tomatoes
45ml (3tbsp) Sliced Black Olives
100g (4oz) linguine, broken into
small pieces
150g (5oz) feta cheese
15g (½ oz) fresh mint
Serves 4
Dish: bowl, 1.5 litre (3pt) casserole with lid,
large shallow rectangular or oval dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Place aubergines in a large colander and sprinkle
liberally with salt. Stand for 20 mins. or until bitter juices
run out. Rinse well under cold water and drain. Place oil,
garlic and onion in a bowl. Place on base of oven and
cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Add lamb,
tomatoes and puree and mix well. Cover and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 10 mins. Place aubergine in a
dish with 3tbsp water. Cover, place on base of oven and
cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins. Whisk eggs,
cream and cheddar together. Arrange ½ the aubergine
slices in the base of dish and spoon over ½ the lamb
mixture and repeat process again. Spread the cheese
mixture over the top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Place on wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 190°C +
SIMMER MICROWAVE for 15-20 mins. or until topping is
puffed and golden.
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Layered Chicken Puff
4-6
Ingredients
600g (1lb 5oz) boneless skinless
chicken breasts
30ml (2tbsp) lemon juice
5ml (1tsp) fresh thyme
salt and pepper
200g (7oz) jar of red peppers,
drained
150g (5oz) ripe brie
350g (12oz) ready made puff pastry
1 egg, beaten to glaze
25g (1oz) freshly grated parmesan
Serves 4-6
Dish: shallow dish and greased baking tray
Oven Accessory: Glass tray then wire shelf in
lower position
Slice the chicken breasts into strips and place between
plastic film and flatten using a rolling pin. Put chicken into
dish with lemon juice, thyme and seasoning. Allow to
marinate for 2-3 hours in the fridge. Place chicken in dish
and cover. Cook on LOW MICROWAVE for 15 mins or
until cooked through. Remove chicken and allow to cool
slightly. Roll out pastry to a 28 x 36cm (11” x 14”)
rectangle. Place ½ of the chicken on the centre third of
the pastry. Cover with ½ of the peppers, then all of the
brie then the rest of the peppers and finally the remaining
chicken. Brush the edges of the pastry with beaten egg
and draw up the two longer sides together over the filling
and press the edges firmly together to seal. Flute the
edges. Pre-heat the oven on CONVECTION 200°C.
Transfer the pastry onto the baking tray and brush with
beaten egg. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Place on
wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 200°C for 30-35
minsturning tray around halfway. Until the pastry is crisp
and golden.
Creamy Chicken Gratin
4
Ingredients
350g (12oz) leeks, trimmed
25g (1oz) butter
25g (1oz) plain flour
275 ml (½ pt) milk
225g (8oz) cooked chicken,
chopped
100g (4oz) ham, chopped
150g (5oz) gruyere cheese, grated
Salt and pepper
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Serves 4
Dish: large bowl, rectangular dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Slice the leeks and place in a large bowl with the butter.
Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 10 mins. or until softened. Add the flour
and mix well. Stir in the milk and heat on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 4-5 mins. or until thickened stirring
halfway. Add the chicken, ham and cheese then season
and mix well.
Pour into the dish. Place on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 230°C + GRILL 3 + LOW MICROWAVE
for 15-20 mins or until piping hot and golden.
Meat and Poultry
Coq Au Vin
4
Ingredients
100g (4oz) streaky bacon
5ml (1tsp) mixed herbs
1 clove garlic, crushed
4 chicken portions approx. 1.2 kg
(2 ½lb) in weight, skin removed
salt and pepper
100g (4oz) button mushrooms
450g (1lb) whole shallots
30ml (2tbsp) brandy
275ml (½ pt) red wine
150ml (¼ pt) chicken stock
cornflour to thicken
parsley, chopped
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) large casserole with lid
Place bacon, herbs and garlic in casserole. Place on
base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2
mins. Place remaining ingredients in casserole dish and
cover. Place on base and cook on CONVECTION 160°C
+ WARM MICROWAVE for 1hr 30 mins. or until cooked
through. Skim off any excess fat. Thicken using a little
cornflour mixed with water. Serve sprinkled with chopped
parsley.
Chicken Broth
4
Ingredients
1 medium onion, finely chopped
450g (1lb) chicken breast skinless
and boneless
725ml (1¼ pts) chicken stock
150g (5oz) pearl barley
3ml (½ tsp) season all (optional)
450g (1lb) carrots - sliced
Dumplings
175g (6oz) self raising flour
75g (3oz) suet
pinch of salt
150ml (¼ pt) water
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) large casserole with lid
Place onion and chicken in casserole and cover. Place
on base of oven and cook on LOW MICROWAVEfor 10
mins stirring halfway. Add stock, pearl barley, season all
and carrots. Cover, place on base and cook on
CONVECTION 160ºC+WARM MICROWAVE for 60 mins.
Stir halfway. Whilst cooking make the dumplings by
mixing all the ingredients together. Place dumplings
around the edge of the casserole and cook on
CONVECTION 160ºC + WARM MICROWAVE for 15
mins or until dumplings are cooked through.
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Chicken Satay
4-6
Ingredients
100ml (4fl.oz) coconut milk
45ml (3tbsp) lemon juice
30ml (2tbsp) soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
5ml (1tsp) ground turmeric
5ml (1tsp) five-spice powder
5ml (1tsp) coriander seeds
5ml (1tsp) cumin seeds
600g (1lb 5oz) boneless skinless
chicken breasts
90ml (6tbsp) crunchy peanut butter
50g (2oz) creamed coconut
Serves 4-6
Dish: bowl, Rectangular dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory
Place chicken breasts in a rectangular dish. In a bowl,
mix together coconut milk, 30 ml (2tbsp) lemon juice and
15ml (1tbsp) soy sauce, garlic, turmeric, five spice,
coriander and cumin. Pour over the chicken and leave to
marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight. For the
serving sauce: Mix the peanut butter and creamed
coconut with 15 ml (1tbsp) of the lemon juice, 15ml
(1tbsp) of the soy sauce, and 300 ml (½ pt) water. Place
on base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5
mins. or until the sauce boils and thickens, stirring
frequently. Turn into a serving bowl. Cook the marinaded
chicken on LOW MICROWAVE for 15-17mins. Serve
with sauce for dipping.
Lasagne
4
Ingredients
1 quantity of Savoury Mince see
page 94
double quantity of White Pouring
Sauce see page 125
100g (4oz) grated cheese
5ml (1tsp) mustard
salt & pepper
12 sheets pre-cooked lasagne (or
sufficient for 3 layers)
50g (2oz) Parmesan cheese
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Serves 4
Dish: large rectangular dish
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Cover the base of the dish with a layer of white sauce,
then a layer of lasagne, then a layer of hot meat mixture.
Continue with a layer of lasagne then meat, ending with
a layer of white sauce.
Sprinkle grated cheese over the top. Place on wire shelf
and cook on CONVECTION 190°C + GRILL 2 +
SIMMER MICROWAVE for 18-20 mins.
Meat and Poultry
Mini Boeuf En Croute
4
Ingredients
Filling:
15g (½ oz) dried porcini mushrooms
15g (½ oz) butter
225g (8oz) mushrooms
1 large onion, peeled and finely
chopped
150ml (¼ pt) red wine
4 fillet steaks, roughly 150g (6oz)
each
375g (11oz) puff pastry
15ml (1tbsp) brandy
1 large egg, beaten
salt & pepper
Serves 4
Dish: large bowl, greased enamel shelf
Oven Accessory: no accessory then enamel
shelf in lower position then wire shelf in lower
position
Soak porcini mushrooms in boiling water for 20 mins.
Drain and finely chop. Put the butter, all the mushrooms
and onions in a bowl. Place on base of oven and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Add wine and brandy
to the mushroom mixture and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 7-8 mins. Preheat oven on
CONVECTION 220°C. Place the fillets on the enamel
shelf and cook on CONVECTION 220°C for 20 mins.
Allow to cool. Cut the pastry into 4 pieces and roll each
piece out to a 15cm x 15cm (7 in.) square and brush with
beaten egg. Place a ¼ of the mushroom mixture into the
centre of each pastry square and place a fillet on top.
Season. Bring the corners of the pastry to the centre and
place on a greased enamel tray. Brush with beaten egg.
Place on wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 220°C
for 15 mins for medium rare, 20 mins for medium and 25
mins for well done.
Gazed Gammon
4
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) large casserole with lid
Oven Accessory: no accessory then enamel
shelf in lower position
Ingredients
900g (2 lb) unsmoked gammon
joint, cold water to cover
300 ml (½ pt) white wine (optional)
1 onion, peeled
4 whole cloves
10 peppercorns
45 ml (3tbsp) honey
30 ml (2tbsp) orange juice
15g (½ oz) Demerara sugar
15 ml (1tbsp) Dijon mustard
12 whole cloves
Place gammon in a large casserole dish. Add onion stuck
with cloves and peppercorns. Place on base of oven and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 15 mins. then MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 15-20 mins. per 450g (1lb), or until
cooked. Drain. Mix together the honey, juice, sugar and
mustard. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1 min. Leave
to cool. Remove the gammon rind. Score the fat in a
lattice pattern and stud with cloves. Brush over half of
the glaze.
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 180°C + GRILL 1. Place
gammon on enamel shelf and cook on CONVECTION
180°C + GRILL 1 for 10-15 mins until golden spreading
over the remaining glaze halfway through cooking time.
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Paprika Pork Casserole
4
Ingredients
700g (1½ lb) pork fillet, sliced
25g (1oz) plain flour
salt & pepper
15ml (1tbsp) paprika
1 onion, chopped
250ml (9fl.oz) stock
60ml (4tbsp) sherry
150g (5oz) mushrooms, sliced
150ml (¼ pt) soured cream
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) large casserole with lid
Coat the pork in the seasoned paprika flour and add to
the onion. Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 10 mins. Add the stock, sherry and
mushrooms and stir thoroughly. Cover and cook on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 1-1¼
hours or until the meat is tender stirring halfway. Stir in
the soured cream and serve.
Sweet & Sour Pork
4
Ingredients
450g (1lb) pork fillet, diced
For sauce:
15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 spring onion, thinly sliced
1 pepper, deseeded and cut into
strips
225g (8oz) can pineapple chunks,
drained but reserve juice
15g (½ oz) soft brown sugar
10ml (2tsp) cornflour
10ml (2tsp) cider vinegar
15ml (1tbsp) soy sauce
10ml (2tsp) tomato ketchup
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Serves 4
Dish: bowl, 3 litre (6pt) large casserole with lid
Place oil, carrot, onion and pepper in a bowl. Place on
base of oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 5
mins. Place pork in dish and cook on LOW
MICROWAVE for 10 mins. Mix the reserved juice with
the remaining ingredients except pineapple. Place on
base of oven, cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
3 mins or until clear and thickened stirring halfway. Mix
together the pork, vegetables, and sauce and stir in the
pineapple mixing well and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 5 mins.
Vegetables and Vegetarian
- Root vegetables. i.e. Swede, carrots should
be cut into slices, strips or cubes.
- Do not mix fresh and frozen vegetables as
the cooking times may be different.
- Never add salt to vegetables before
microwaving.
- Always cook vegetables in a dish that is a
suitable size. Use flat dishes not basins.
Always cover with microwave cling film or a lid.
• Certain vegetables i.e. broccoli and
asparagus, should be arranged so that the tips
are in the centre of the dish, as these require
less cooking.
JACKET POTATOES - Cooking by
MICROWAVE only
Varieties of potatoes vary in their suitability for
cooking by MICROWAVE. The cooking times
given may need adjustment for other varieties.
The ideal size of potato to be cooked by
MICROWAVE is 175g - 250g (6-9oz).
Before Cooking: Wash potatoes and prick
skins several times. Spread around edge of
oven base.
After Cooking: Remove from oven and wrap
in aluminium foil to retain the heat. Leave to
stand for 5 mins.
Roast Potatoes
4
Ingredients
500g (1lb) potatoes, peeled and
quartered
30 ml (2tbsp) oil
Serves 4
Dish: shallow ovenproof dish
Oven Accessory: No accessory then Glass tray
on wire shelf in lower position
Place potatoes in dish with 3tbsps water. Cover, place on
base of oven and par-boil on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for
6 min. Drain. Place potatoes and oil on Glass tray and
place on wire shelf. Cook on CONVECTION 250°C +
GRILL 1 + WARM MICROWAVE for 30 mins. turning
and basting potatoes during cooking, or until crisp and
brown
Veggie Burgers
4
Ingredients
100g (4oz) mushrooms, sliced
100g (4oz) onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove
175g (6oz) fresh wholemeal
breadcrumbs
100g (4oz) ground cashew nuts
1 egg
Serves 4
Dish: large bowl
Oven Accessory: Glass tray + wire shelf in
upper position
Place mushrooms, onion and garlic in a bowl on the
base of the oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE
for 5mins. Add 150g (5oz) breadcrumbs and the nuts to
the mushroom and add enough egg to bind the mixture.
Divide into four. Roll into balls, dip in the remaining
breadcrumbs and make into burger shapes. Place on
Glass tray on wire shelf and cook on GRILL 1 + WARM
MICROWAVE for 15 mins. or until browned. Turn
halfway.
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Vegetables and Vegetarian
Roast Vegetable Parcels
Serves 4-6
Dish: 2 litre (4 pt) ovenproof dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then Glass
tray on wire shelf in lower position then
greased enamel shelf in lower position.
Ingredients
Place the chopped tomatoes and puree in a bowl. Place
on base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5
mins then MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 7-8 mins or until
mixture is reduced in volume and thickened. Cut
vegetables into even sized chunks and toss with the
garlic and oil. Place on the Glass tray on the wire shelf
and cook on CONVECTION 220°C + GRILL 2 +
SIMMER MICROWAVE for 15mins. Cook for a further 15
mins on CONVECTION 220°C + GRILL 2 + SIMMER
MICROWAVE. Mix the tomato sauce with the cooked
vegetables and pine nuts. Preheat oven empty on
CONVECTION 220°C. Mix together the gruyere cheese,
Boursin® and single cream. Roll out pastry until it
measures approx 30cm (12")square. Divide into 4 equal
squares. Place ¼ of the vegetable mixture in the centre
of the square and top with ¼ of the cheese mixture.
Bring the corners of the pastry to the centre, pressing the
edges together. Seal with water and glaze with beaten
egg. Place parcels on enamel shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 220°C for 20-25 mins or until golden and
cooked through.
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200g (7oz) can chopped tomatoes
10 ml (2tsp) tomato puree
700g (1lb 8oz) mixed vegetables
e.g. sweet potato, red pepper, leeks,
aubergine,
1 clove garlic, crushed
15 ml (1tbsp) olive oil
25g (1oz) pine nuts
50g (2oz) gruyere cheese, grated
100g (4oz) Boursin® cheese
15 ml (1tbsp) single cream
350g (12oz) ready made puff pastry
1 beaten egg to glaze
Gratin Dauphinois
4-6
Ingredients
1 clove of garlic, Crushed
700g (1½ lb) potatoes, halved
salt and pepper
pinch nutmeg
150 ml (¼ pt) double cream
25g (1oz) butter
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Serves 4-6
Dish: 20 cm (8") shallow dish
Oven Accessory: No accessory then shelf in
lower position
Place potatoes in dish with 3tbsps water. Cover, place on
base of oven and par-boil on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for
6 mins. Drain. Slice thinly. Layer the potato slices in the
dish, seasoning with salt and pepper and nutmeg
between each layer. Mix garlic with cream. Pour the
cream evenly over the top of the potatoes and dot with
butter. Place dish on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 190°C + SIMMER MICROWAVE for
25-30 mins. or until potatoes are cooked.
Vegetables and Vegetarian
Goats Cheese & Onion Tart
4
Ingredients
375g ready rolled puff pastry
30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
1kg (2lb2oz) red onions, peeled &
thinly sliced
15ml (1tbp) fresh thyme
90ml (6tbsp) balsamic vinegar
10ml (2tsp) muscovado sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
balsamic glaze for decoration
200g (7oz) soft goatʼs cheese, cut
into slices
Serves 4
Dish: large bowl, enamel shelf greased
Oven Accessory: wire shelf
Pre-heat oven on CONVECTION 200ºC.
Line the flan dish with the pastry and make an incision
2cm from each edge all the way round, prick the base
with a fork and chill for 15 mins. in the fridge. Place the
oil, onions and thyme into a large bowl. Place on base
and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Add
balsamic, stir and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 10
mins. Stir halfway and season. Pre-heat oven on
CONVECTION 200°C. Place the onions on the pastry.
Decorate with cheese and cook on CONVECTION 200°C
for 10-12 mins.
Cauliflower Cheese
4
Serves 4
Dish: bowl, shallow round or oval casserole
dish
Oven Accessory: No accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Ingredients
1 cauliflower, Cut into florets
90 ml (6tbsp) water
25g (1oz) butter
25g (1oz) plain flour
3 ml (½ tsp) French mustard
275 ml (½ pt) milk
seasoning to taste
Topping:
75g (3oz) grated cheese
15 ml (1tbsp) brown breadcrumbs
Place cauliflower upside down in a bowl. Add 3 tbsps
water, cover and place on base of oven. Cook on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 10 mins. Drain. Place butter
in bowl, place on base and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 15-30 secs. Stir in flour and mustard. Cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for a further 15 secs. Add milk gradually.
Stir well and season. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 23 mins. or until sauce is thick and bubbling. Stir halfway.
Stir in 60g (2½ oz) grated cheese. Pour the sauce over
the cauliflower. Top with remaining cheese and
breadcrumbs. Place dish on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 220°C + GRILL 2 + WARM
MICROWAVE for 10-15 mins. or until golden brown.
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Vegetables and Vegetarian
Spicy Beans
4
Ingredients
15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
15ml (1tbsp) rosemary
5ml (1tsp) paprika
400g (14oz) cannellini beans,
drained and rinsed
15g (½oz) soft muscovado sugar
15ml (1tbsp) Worcestershire sauce
75ml (3fl.oz) red wine
75ml (3fl.oz) vegetable stock
salt & pepper
Serves 4
Dish: 1.5 litre (3 pt) casserole dish
Place oil, onion, rosemary and paprika in casserole.
Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 2 mins. Add remaining ingredients and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Stir. Cover and cook on
SIMMER MICROWAVE for 12-15 mins. Serve on toast or
with a jacket potato.
Ratatouille
4
Ingredients
1 aubergine, sliced
5 ml (1tsp) salt
1 courgette, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, cut into chunks
1 red pepper, cut into chunks
1 clove of garlic, peeled and
crushed
396g (14oz) can of tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
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Serves 4
Dish: 20 cm (8”) casserole
In a colander sprinkle aubergine slices with salt and
leave for 30 mins. to remove bitter juices. Rinse with cold
water. Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish. Place
on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for
15 mins. or until vegetables are soft. Stir halfway through
cooking time.
Vegetables and Vegetarian
Stuffed Peppers
6
Ingredients
3 red and 3 yellow peppers
1 courgette, sliced
1 bunch spring onions sliced thinly
100g (4oz) mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
15ml (1tbsp) oil from sundried
tomato jar
200g (8oz) cous cous
325-350ml (½ pt) hot vegetable
stock
50g (2oz) pine nuts
100g (4oz) cherry tomatoes, halved
or 100g sundried tomatoes
50-100g (2-4oz) black olives, halved
100g (4oz) feta cheese, diced
salt and pepper
handful each of parsley and basil,
chopped
Serves 6
Dish: large white rectangular dish
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Halve the peppers and put to one side. Remove the
seeds and rinse out. Place courgette, mushroom, oil and
garlic into a large ovenproof dish and stir together. Cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3 mins. c
Soak the cous cous in hot stock for 5 mins.
Allow to cool slightly and then stir in the vegetable
mixture, pine nuts and tomatoes. Season well and stir in
cheese. Fill peppers with mixture, place in ovenproof dish
and put on wire shelf. Cook on CONVECTION 200ºC +
GRILL 2 + LOW MICROWAVE for 10 -15 mins.
Vegetable Lasagne
4-6
Ingredients
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
25g (1oz) butter
225g (8oz) each of diced carrots,
diced leeks, diced courgettes
1 green pepper, chopped
150 ml (¼ pt) hot vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
275 ml (½ pt) prepared tomato
sauce see page 98
175g (6oz) pre-cooked lasagne
225g (8oz) Mozzarella cheese
100g (4oz) Cheddar cheese (grated)
25g (1oz) parmesan (finely grated)
Serves 4-6
Dish: casserole dish, large rectangular dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Place onion, garlic and butter in a casserole dish. Place
on base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2
mins. Add vegetables and stock. Cover and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 8-10 mins. or until vegetables
are soft. Season to taste. Cover dish with a thin layer of
tomato sauce, then a layer of lasagne on top then a layer
of vegetable mixture. Thinly slice the Mozzarella cheese
and layer on top of vegetables. Continue layering until
ingredients are all used ending with a tomato sauce
layer. Sprinkle the Cheddar cheese and then the
Parmesan cheese over the top. Place on wire shelf and
cook on CONVECTION 190°C + SIMMER MICROWAVE
for 30-35 mins. or until the pasta is cooked.
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Vegetables and Vegetarian
Roasted Vegetable Moussaka
4-6
Ingredients
1 red onion, cut into strips
2 red peppers, deseeded and cubed
1 aubergine, cubed
2 courgettes, cubed
350g (12oz) sweet potato, peeled
and cubed
4 garlic cloves, whole
45 ml (3tbsp) olive oil
salt and pepper
400g (14oz) canned, chopped
tomatoes
25g (1oz) sun-dried tomatoes,
chopped
225g (8oz) cottage cheese
3 large eggs
175g (6oz) cheddar cheese, grated
45 ml (3tbsp) natural yoghurt
Serves 4-6
Dish: 2 litre (4 pt) ovenproof dish
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Toss the prepared vegetables with the garlic and oil.
Place in dish on wire shelf and cook on AUTO
PROGRAM VEGETABLES ROASTED or
CONVECTION 220°C + GRILL 2 + SIMMER
MICROWAVE for 15 mins. Turn halfway. If not using Auto
Program cook for a further 15 mins on CONVECTION
220°C + GRILL 2 + SIMMER MICROWAVE. Stir in the
tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes. Season to taste. Beat
together the cottage cheese, eggs, cheddar cheese and
yoghurt, then season. Pour over the vegetables. Place
on wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 250°C +
GRILL 1 + WARM MICROWAVE for 15 mins. or until
golden brown.
Vegetarian Chilli
4
Ingredients
15 ml (1tbsp) oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 chilli, chopped
2 carrots, diced
5 ml (1tsp) chilli powder
3 ml (½ tsp) cumin
175g (6oz) bulgar wheat
396g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes
30 ml (2tbsp) tomato puree
450 ml (3/4 pt) water
396g (14oz) can red kidney beans,
drained
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Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) large casserole with lid
Place oil, onion, pepper, chilli and carrots in a large
casserole. Cover, place on base of oven and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 4-5 mins. or until softened. Add
chilli and cumin. Stir in bulgar wheat, chopped tomatoes,
tomato puree and water. Cover and cook on base of
oven HIGH MICROWAVE for 10 mins. Stir in red kidney
beans, cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3-4
mins.
Vegetables and Vegetarian
Quorn® Casserole
4
Ingredients
15ml (1tbsp) oil
15g (½ oz) butter
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 shallots, chopped
150g (5oz) mushrooms, sliced
15ml (1tbsp) Dijon mustard
300g (10oz) Quorn®
150 ml (¼ pt) hot chicken or
vegetable stock
150 ml (¼ pt) dry white wine
225g (8oz) baby new potatoes,
halved
225g (8oz) baby carrots halved
100g (4oz) asparagus tips
100g (4oz) shelled, fresh or frozen
broad beans
45ml (3tbsp) double cream
30ml (2tbsp) mixed fresh parsley
and tarragon, chopped
crusty bread, to serve
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) large casserole with lid
Place oil, butter, garlic, shallots and mushrooms into
casserole dish. Place on base of oven and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Stir in Dijon mustard and
add Quorn®. Then stir in stock and wine. Add potatoes
and carrots. Cover casserole, place on base of oven and
cook on CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE
for 45 mins stirring halfway. Stir in asparagus, broad
beans and cream and cook on CONVECTION 160°C +
WARM MICROWAVE for a further 30 mins. Stir in herbs
and serve with crusty bread.
Leek & Potato Gratin
4
Ingredients
450g (1lb) potatoes, halved
450g (1lb) leeks, sliced thinly
150g (5oz) blue cheese
225g (8oz) Greek yoghurt
75 ml (5tbsp) double cream
50g (2oz) brown breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
Serves 4
Dish: shallow ovenproof dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Place potatoes in the dish with 3tbsp. water. Cover, place
on base of oven and par-boil on MEDIUM MICROWAVE
for 6 mins. Slice thinly. Place leeks in dish with sliced
potatoes and with 3tbsp. water. Cover, place on base of
oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 8 mins.
Crumble or finely chop the cheese into a bowl and
gradually blend in the yoghurt and the double cream.
Drain the vegetables and arrange in dish. Season and
pour over the blue cheese cream mixture. Sprinkle with
breadcrumbs. Place on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 230°C + GRILL 3 + LOW MICROWAVE
for 10 mins. or until golden brown.
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Vegetables and Vegetarian
Lentil Bake
4
Ingredients
15 ml (2tbsp) olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
3 carrots, diced
400g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes
425 ml (3/4 pint) vegetable stock
30 ml (2tbsp) tomato puree
100g (4oz) red lentils
salt and pepper
30-45 ml (2-3tbsp) green pesto
For the Topping:
1 kg (2lb 2oz) potatoes, peeled
1 bunch spring onions, chopped
105ml (7tbsp) milk
freshly grated nutmeg
25g (1oz) butter
100g (4oz) cheddar or gruyere,
grated
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) large casserole with lid
Place the oil in a large bowl with the onions. Place on
base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3
mins. Add celery, carrots, tomatoes, stock, tomato puree
and lentils. Cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
10 mins. Stir and then cook on SIMMER MICROWAVE
for 10 mins. Season well. Stir in the pesto if desired and
place in an ovenproof dish. Place potatoes in dish with
3tbsps water. Cover, place on base and cook on AUTO
BOILED POTATO PROGRAM or on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 12-14 mins. or until soft. Drain. Place
spring onions, milk and nutmeg into a bowl and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 2mins. Mash the potatoes and
add spring onions, flavoured milk, butter and 2/3 of the
cheese and season well. Spoon the mash over the filling
and smooth over with a fork. Sprinkle with remaining
cheese. Place dish on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 220°C + GRILL 1 and SIMMER
MICROWAVE for 10-15 mins. or until golden brown and
piping hot.
Vegetable Curry
4
Ingredients
1 medium aubergine, diced
salt
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
15 ml (1tbsp) oil
pinch cayenne pepper
10 ml (2tsp) ground coriander
5 ml (1tsp) ground cumin
5 ml (1tsp) turmeric
2.5 cm (1") root ginger, peeled and
sliced
1 small cauliflower, divided into
florets
2 medium potatoes, diced
100g (4oz) green beans, sliced
1 fresh chilli, deseeded and sliced
150 ml (¼ pt) vegetable stock
397g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes
100g (4oz) cashew nuts
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Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole
Sprinkle the aubergine liberally with salt in a colander.
Stand for 30 mins. to remove bitter juices. Rinse well
under cold water and drain. Combine garlic, oil and
spices in casserole dish. Cover, place on base of oven
and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1 min. Add
aubergine and all other ingredients to casserole, except
cashews. Cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 10
mins. then SIMMER MICROWAVE for 40-50 mins. or
until vegetables are soft. Stir occasionally. Sprinkle with
cashews and serve with boiled rice.
N.B. This recipe is best cooked in advance, chilled and
then reheated to allow the flavours to develop.
Vegetables and Vegetarian
Pepper & honey roasted Roots
4
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: Enamel shelf in lower
position
Ingredients
3tbsp olive oil
5 medium carrots, peeled and cut
into batons
5 parsnips, peeled and cut into
batons
2tbsp clear honey
2tsp black peppercorns
Place the vegetables into a bowl, add 6tbsp water and
cover, cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5-7mins. Drain
and cool slightly. Preheat oven empty on CONVECTION
220°C. Put the olive oil and the vegetables onto the
enamel shelf. Place the enamel shelf into the oven and
cook on CONVECTION 220°C for 25-30 mins, shaking
occasionally for until golden brown and soft. Stir the
honey, pepper ad a sprinkling of salt into the vegetables,
then return to the oven for 5mins to warm honey through.
Toss vegetables half way through.
Roasted Vegetables
4
Ingredients
2 parsnips (peeled and cut into
chunky pieces)
2 peppers (deseeded and cut into
bite-sized chunks)
100g (4oz) mushrooms (washed
and chopped in half)
1 leek cut into chunks
1-2tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves crushed
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: Enamel shelf on lower level
Place the vegetables into a bowl, add 6tbsp water and
cover, cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5-7 mins. Drain
and cool slightly. Preheat oven empty on CONVECTION
220°C. Put the olive oil and the vegetables onto the
enamel shelf. Place the enamel shelf into the oven and
cook on CONVECTION 220°C for 25-30 mins, shaking
occasionally for until golden brown and soft. Stir the
honey, pepper ad a sprinkling of salt into the vegetables,
then return to the oven for 5mins to warm honey through.
Toss vegetables half way through.
Spicy Potatoes
4
Ingredients
350g (12oz) potatoes, cubed
45 ml (3tbsp) natural yoghurt
10 ml (2tsp) mango chutney
3 ml (½ tsp) cumin, coriander and
garam masala
3 ml (½ tsp) turmeric
10 ml (2tsp) fresh coriander
pinch chilli powder
15g (½ oz) sultanas
salt and pepper
Serves 4
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) dish
Place potatoes in dish with 3tbsps water. Cover, place on
base of oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 8
mins. Drain. Mix the remaining ingredients together. Add
the potatoes, mix well and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 4-5 mins.
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Vegetables and Vegetarian
Summer Vegetable Flan
6
Ingredients
350g (12oz) ready made shortcrust
pastry
100g (6oz) courgettes, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
100g (6oz) broccoli
50g (2oz) peas
50g (6oz) asparagus
50g (4oz) tomatoes
100g (4oz) full fat soft cheese
150 ml (¼ pt) single cream
2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
40g (1½ oz) mature cheddar
Serves 6
Dish: bowl, 23 cm (9") flan tin/dish
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
then no accessory then anti-spark ring and
wire shelf in lower position
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 210°C. Line the flan
dish with the pastry, prick the base with a fork and chill
for 15 mins. in the fridge. Place flan on wire shelf and
bake blind on CONVECTION 210°C for 15 mins. with
baking beans. Remove baking beans and lining after 10
mins. Place the courgettes, garlic, broccoli and peas in a
bowl with 3 tbsp of water. Cover, place on base of oven
and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 6 mins. Drain.
Place in the pastry case with the asparagus and
quartered tomatoes. Beat the soft cheese with the cream
and eggs, pour over the vegetables and sprinkle with
cheddar. Place the flan dish on anti-spark ring on wire
shelf and cook on CONVECTION 180°C + WARM
MICROWAVE for 30 mins or until just set.
Nut Roast
4
Ingredients
50g (2oz) butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stick celery, chopped
5ml (1tsp) mixed dried herbs
225g (8oz) mixed nuts, coarsely
chopped
400g (14oz) can of tomatoes
175g (6oz) fresh wholemeal
breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
2ml (¼ tsp) ground chilli
2 eggs, lightly beaten
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Serves 4
Dish: bowl, 1lb Glass loaf dish lined with
greaseproof paper.
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Put butter, onion, celery and herbs in the bowl. Place on
base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3
mins to soften. Add the nuts, tomatoes, breadcrumbs,
salt, pepper and chilli to the onion mixture. Stir well and
then add the eggs. Mix to an even consistency.
Spoon the mixture into the loaf dish and smooth the top.
Place on wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 180ºC +
SIMMER MICROWAVE for 30 min.
Vegetables and Vegetarian
Mushroom Stroganoff
4
Ingredients
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 sticks of celery, finely chopped
15 ml (1tbsp) olive oil
350g (12oz) sliced mushrooms
275 ml (½ pt) water
5 ml (1tsp) Marmite®
3 ml (½ tsp) thyme
Pinch ground bay leaf
150 ml (¼ pt) sour cream
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) dish
Place the onion and celery in dish with the oil. Place on
base of oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 5
mins. Add all other ingredients, except the cream, mix
well and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 10 mins
stirring halfway. When cooked stir in the sour cream and
serve.
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Vegetables and Vegetarian
Tabbouleh
4
Serves 4
Dish: large mixing bowl
Ingredients
175g quinoa
600ml boiling water
10 cherry tomatoes on the vine
halved
¼ cucumber diced
3 spring onions finely chopped
Juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
4tbsp fresh mint torn
4tbsp fresh coriander chopped
4tbsp fresh parsley chopped
Salt and pepper
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Put the quinoa and boiling water into the bowl. Cover
with pierced clingfilm and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 15 mins. Stand and allow to cool. Drain if necessary.
Add all other ingredients and season to taste.
Pasta, Rice & Beans
Spicy Tomato Pasta
Ingredients
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) bowl + large ovenproof dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
350g (12oz) dried pasta
15 ml (1tbsp) oil
3ml (½ tsp) salt
2 red peppers, seeded and cut into
chunks
2 red onions cut into wedges
2 mild red chillies, seeded and diced
3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
5 ml (1tsp) golden caster sugar
30 ml (2tbsp) olive oil
salt & pepper
1 kg (2lb 2oz) small ripe tomatoes,
quartered
handful fresh basil leaves
25g (1oz) grated parmesan
Put pasta in a bowl. Add salt, oil and 1 litre of boiling
water. Place on base of oven, cover and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 10-12 mins. Drain well. Pre-heat oven
on CONVECTION 230°C + GRILL 1. Place peppers red
onions, chillies and garlic in a large ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle with sugar, drizzle over the oil and season well
with salt and pepper. Cook on CONVECTION 230°C +
GRILL 1 for 15 mins. Add tomatoes, stir and cook on
CONVECTION 230°C + GRILL 1 for 10 mins. or until
golden and starting to soften. Remove the vegetables
from the oven. Stir in the pasta and cook on
CONVECTION 230°C + GRILL 2 + WARM
MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Tear the basil leaves on top
and sprinkle with parmesan to serve.
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Bulgar Wheat Salad with chick peas and halloumi
4
Ingredients
100g 3 ½ oz bulgar wheat
200ml hot vegetable stock
½ small red onion finely chopped
1 clove garlic finely chopped
2 tbsp of each fresh mint, fresh
coriander, fresh parsley
½ cucumber diced skin on
4 tomatoes diced
400g can chick peas drained and
rinsed
Very tiny pinch of cumin and
cayenne pepper
Large pinch of ground cinnamon
Grated rind and juice of a lemon
1cm piece of fresh ginger peeled
and grated
250g pack halloumi cheese sliced
into 8 pieces
Serves 4
Dish: large mixing bowl
Oven Accessory: Enamel shelf upper level
Place the bulgar wheat in a pan and pour over the stock.
Cover with pierced cling film and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 5mins. Allow to stand for a minute and
then fluff up with a fork. Add all the other ingredients
except the cheese. Preheat the oven on TURBO-BAKE
250˚C + Grill 1. When oven has preheated, put the 8
slices of hallomi onto the enamel shelf on the upper
level. Cook for 4-5 mins then turn and continue to cook
for 2-3mins.
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Pasta, Rice & Beans
Lemon & Asparagus Risotto
4
Ingredients
1 medium onion, chopped
10ml (2 tsp) vegetable oil
2 medium courgettes, sliced thickly
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly
sliced
1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
100g (4oz) dried apricots, halved
2 cloves garlic, crushed
425g (15oz) can chick peas, drained
3ml (½ tsp) each: ground turmeric,
ground coriander, ground cumin
5ml (1tsp) paprika
2.5cm (1") fresh root ginger, peeled
and finely chopped
salt & pepper
450 ml (3/4 pt) hot vegetable stock
chopped parsley to garnish
Serves 4
Dish: small bowl + large bowl
Cut off asparagus tips with 2.5cm (1”) stem attached.
Add 30ml (2 tbsps) stock and place in bowl. Cover, place
on base and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE power for
3 mins. Chop remaining asparagus stems into 1cm
pieces and leave to one side. Place leeks and 25g (1oz)
butter in a large bowl. Place on base of oven and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Add the rice to the
leeks and stir in the hot vegetable stock. Cover and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 10 mins. Add chopped
asparagus stems and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE
for a further 2 mins. Stir in the peas, lemon zest and juice
and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Stir in
the cooked asparagus tips, basil, remaining butter and
25g (1oz) Parmesan cheese. Cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Serve in warmed bowls
sprinkled with a few whole basil leaves and the rest of
the Parmesan cheese.
Wild Mushroom Risotto
4
Ingredients
25g (1oz) dried porcini,
1 litre (1½ pints) hot chicken or
vegetable stock
50g (2oz) butter
2 shallots, finely chopped
300g (11oz) risotto rice
125ml (4 fl.oz) dry white wine
salt & pepper to taste
200g white or chestnut mushrooms,
sliced
25g (1oz) freshly grated parmesan
cheese plus extra for garnish
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Serves 4
Dish: small bowl + large bowl
Soak mushrooms in 300ml (½ pint) stock for 20 mins.
Strain the porcini mushrooms and coarsely chop. Add the
soaking liquid to the remaining stock. Place the butter
and shallots in a large bowl. Place on base of oven and
cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 mins. or until
softened. Stir the rice into the mixture. Add the stock,
wine and seasoning. Cover and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 10 mins. Add the mushrooms and
porcini and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 10 mins.
stirring halfway. Mix in the parmesan cheese. Cover and
leave to stand for about 2-3 mins. before serving on
warm plates sprinkled with extra parmesan cheese.
Pasta, Rice & Beans
Prawn Risotto
4
Ingredients
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
25g (1oz) butter
225g (8oz) brown cap mushrooms,
quartered
225g (8oz) Arborio (risotto) rice
juice and rind of 1 lemon
2ml (¼ tsp) saffron strands, crushed
300ml (½ pt) hot vegetable stock
300ml (½ pt) white wine
100g (4oz) frozen peas
300g (11oz) cooked, peeled prawns
30ml (2tbsp) finely chopped chives
Serves 4
Dish: large bowl
Put the onion, garlic, butter and mushroom in a large
bowl. Cover, place on base of oven and cook on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins. Add rice, juice and
rind of the lemon, saffron, stock and wine to the
mushroom mixture. Cover and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 7 mins. Stir the risotto. Add peas, recover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 6 mins. Add
the prawns and chives and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Leave to stand for 2-3 mins
and serve.
Tuna Pasta
4
Ingredients
225g (8oz) mixed dried pasta i.e.
twists, shells
1 litre (1 3/4 pt) boiling water
15 ml (1tbsp) oil
3 ml (½ tsp) salt
25g (1oz) butter
100g (4oz) mushrooms, peeled and
sliced
198g (7oz) can tuna, drained
Sauce:
40g (1 ½ oz) butter
40g (1 ½ oz) flour
600 ml (1 pt) milk
salt & pepper to taste
25g (1oz) cheese, grated
25g (1oz) breadcrumbs
Serves 4
large bowl, jug, 3 litre (6 pt) casserole dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Cook pasta in water with oil and salt covered on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 10-12 mins. or until soft. Leave to
stand for 2-3 mins. Drain. Place butter and mushrooms in
bowl. Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 3 mins. To make sauce, place butter in
a jug and melt on HIGH MICROWAVE for 30-40 secs.
Stir in flour to make a roux. gradually whisk in milk until
well combined. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3-5
mins. or until smooth and glossy. Stir halfway through
cooking. Combine pasta, tuna and mushrooms in dish.
Pour sauce over and stir to mix thoroughly. Sprinkle with
cheese and breadcrumbs. Place on wire shelf and cook
on CONVECTION 230°C + GRILL 3 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 10-15 mins. or until golden brown.
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Pasta, Rice & Beans
Lentil Biryani
4-6
Ingredients
100g (4oz) green lentils
450g (1lb) basmati rice
15 ml (1tbsp) oil
1 large onion, sliced
5 ml (1tsp) root ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 ml (½ tsp) turmeric
5 ml (1tsp) chilli powder
10 ml (2 tsp) curry powder
150 ml (¼ pt) natural yoghurt
100g (4oz) mushrooms, sliced
2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
300 ml (½ pt) hot water
50g (2oz) cashew nuts
Garnish:
hard boiled egg slices and coriander
leaves
Serves 4-6
Dish: bowl, 3 litre (6 pt) large casserole with lid
Soak the lentils in cold water for 1 hour then drain them.
Place rice in bowl. Cover, place on base of oven and
cook on AUTO RICE PROGRAM or place rice in bowl
with 550 ml (1pt) boiling water and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 8-10 mins and stir halfway.
Place the oil and onion in the casserole dish. Place on
base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3
mins. or until softened. Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric,
chilli and curry powder and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 2 mins. Add the yoghurt, mushrooms, tomatoes, water
and lentils. Cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
25-30 mins. or until the lentils are tender and the liquid
has evaporated. Add the lentil mixture and cashew nuts
to the cooked rice and mix thoroughly. Cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 3-4 mins. Garnish and serve.
Vegetable & Chick Pea Casserole
4
Ingredients
1 medium onion, chopped
10ml (2 tsp) vegetable oil
2 medium courgettes, sliced thickly
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly
sliced
1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
100g (4oz) dried apricots, halved
2 cloves garlic, crushed
425g (15oz) can chick peas, drained
3ml (½ tsp) each: ground turmeric,
ground coriander, ground cumin
5ml (1tsp) paprika
2.5cm (1") fresh root ginger, peeled
and finely chopped
salt & pepper
450 ml (3/4 pt) hot vegetable stock
chopped parsley to garnish
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Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) large casserole with lid
Place the onion and oil in the casserole. Place on the
base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2
mins. or until starting to soften. Add the prepared
vegetables, apricots, garlic, chick peas and stir in the
spices, salt, pepper and stock. Cover and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 15-20 mins, or until vegetables are
soft. Stir two or three times during cooking. Serve with
couscous or rice and garnish with parsley.
TIP
To prepare couscous: Place 300 ml (½ pt) vegetable
stock in a bowl and 1.5 ml (¼ tsp) turmeric. Place on
base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 4
mins. or until boiling. Add 175g (6oz) couscous and allow
to stand for 5 mins. Fluff up with a fork before serving.
Cheese & Egg dishes
Cheese & Red Pesto Tarlets
4
Ingredients
350g (12oz) readymade short crust
pastry
90g (3½ oz) red pesto or sun-dried
tomato puree
2 medium sized tomatoes, peeled,
seeded and chopped
25g (1oz) black olives, chopped
125g (4½oz) Fontina or Mozzarella
cheese grated
1garlic clove crushed
25g (1oz) parmesan cheese, grated
5 ml (1tsp) dried oregano
Serves 4
Dish: 2 bun tins 32cm x 24cm (12½” x 9½”)
lightly greased
Oven Accessory: enamel shelf in lower
position + wire shelf in upper position
Roll out the short crust pastry to a thickness of
approximately 3 mm. (1/8”). Cut out 24 circles using a
7.5cm. (3”) pastry cutter. Place in bun tins. Chill pastry
for 30 mins. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 200°C with
both enamel and wire shelf in position. Mix the red pesto,
tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella and garlic together in
a bowl. Fill the tins with mixture. Sprinkle the parmesan
and oregano over the tartlets. Place tins on shelves and
cook on CONVECTION 200°C for 18-20 mins. or until
golden brown.
Baked Soufflé
4
Ingredients
25g (1oz) butter
25g (1oz) flour
150ml (¼ pt) milk
3 eggs, separated
salt & pepper
75g (3oz) cheese, grated
Serves 4
Dish: 15 cm (6") soufflé dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Place butter in bowl, place on base and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 30 secs. Stir in flour. Cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 30 secs. Stir in milk gradually, whisk
until smooth. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 mins. or
until thickened. Beat well. Cool. Preheat oven on
CONVECTION 180°C. Add egg yolks one at a time to
the white sauce. Season and mix in cheese. Whisk the
egg whites until stiff and fold into cheese mixture. Place
on wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 180°C for 2025 mins. until risen and brown.
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Cheese & Egg dishes
Quiche Lorraine
4
Ingredients
250g (9oz) shortcrust pastry
15 ml (1tbsp) oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 streaky bacon rashers or 100g
(4oz) ham cut into strips
2 eggs
150 ml (¼ pt) single cream
salt & pepper to taste
50g (2oz) cheddar cheese, grated
Serves 4
Dish: 23 cm (9") metal tin, bowl
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
then no accessory then anti-spark ring + wire
shelf in lower position
Pre-heat oven on CONVECTION 210°C. Line the flan
dish with the pastry, prick the base with a fork and chill
for 15 mins. in the fridge. Place on wire shelf and bake
blind on CONVECTION 210°C for 15 mins. Remove
baking beans and lining after 10 mins. Place the oil,
onion and bacon in a bowl. Place on base and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 4 mins. or until onion is soft.
Drain and place in bottom of flan case. Beat the eggs,
cream, salt and pepper and pour over the bacon.
Sprinkle with cheese. Place flan on anti-spark ring on
wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 190°C + WARM
MICROWAVE for 20-25 mins. or until just set and
browned.
Macaroni Cheese
4
Ingredients
200g (7oz) quick cooking macaroni
40g (1½ oz) butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
100g (4oz) bacon, chopped
40g (1½ oz) flour
575ml (1pt) milk
5 ml (1tsp) French mustard
150g (5oz) cheddar cheese, grated
salt & pepper
25g ml (1oz) fresh brown
breadcrumbs
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Serves 4
Dish: large dish and jug
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Put macaroni in 550 ml (1 pt) boiling water. Cover, place
on base and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 10-12
mins. or until soft. Drain. Place butter, onion and bacon
in a jug. Place on base and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 5 mins. or until onion is soft. Stir halfway through
cooking. Stir in flour and cook for 30 secs. on HIGH
MICROWAVE. Gradually add milk, stir well and season.
Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5-6 mins. or until sauce
is thick and bubbling. Stir twice during cooking. Add
mustard and 100g (4oz) grated cheese. Add macaroni
and season. Place the macaroni mixture in a large dish.
Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and remaining cheese. Place
on wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION 230°C +
GRILL 3 + LOW MICROWAVE for 10-12 mins. or until
cheese starts to melt.
Cheese & Egg dishes
Cheese, Onion & Olive Scones
Dish: bowl, greased baking sheet x 2
Oven Accessory: no accessory then enamel
shelf in lower position and wire shelf in upper
position
Ingredients
1 medium onion, finely diced
10 ml (2 tsp) olive oil
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
3 ml (½ tsp) salt
3 ml (½ tsp) mustard powder
3 ml (½ tsp) cayenne pepper
seasoning
25g (1oz) butter
40g (1½ oz) strong cheddar cheese,
grated
40g (1½ oz) Parmesan cheese
25g (1oz) black olives, stoned and
chopped
1 egg, beaten
45 ml (3tbsp) milk
1 beaten egg for glazing
Place onion and oil in a bowl. Place on base and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 mins. or until softened.
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 200°C with shelves in
position. Sift together the flour, salt, mustard and
cayenne with seasoning. Rub in the butter. Mix in onion,
cheeses and olives. Beat egg and milk together. Add
enough of the egg and milk to form a soft dough. On a
floured surface roll out dough to approx. 2 cm thick. Cut
out rounds using a 5 cm pastry cutter and brush with
beaten egg. Place the scones on the baking sheets.
Place on shelves and cook on CONVECTION 200°C for
15-20 mins. or until cooked and golden brown.
Croque Monsieur
4
Ingredients
4 slices bread, buttered
5 ml (1tsp) Dijon mustard
2 slices smoked ham
100g (4oz) sliced cheese
Serves 4
Dish: 15 cm (6") soufflé dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Place the bread, buttered side up on the Glass tray and
cook on GRILL 1 for 3-4 mins. or until browning. On 2
slices of the bread, spread the untoasted sides with
mustard and top with ham and cheese. Cover with the
other slices, browned side uppermost. Place back on the
tray and cook on GRILL 2 + SIMMER MICROWAVE for
1-2 mins. or until the cheese has melted.
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Cheese & Egg dishes
Yorkshire Puddings
4-6
Ingredients
75g (3oz) plain flour
pinch of salt
1 egg
75 ml (2½ fl.oz) milk
75 ml (2½ fl.oz) water
oil for tin
Serves 4-6
Dish: 12 section bun tin
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the
centre and break in egg. Beat egg into flour and
gradually add milk and water, beating well until smooth.
Stand until required. Place 5ml (1tsp) oil in each section
of Yorkshire Pudding bun tins. Place on shelf and
preheat oven on CONVECTION 220°C. Pour batter into
heated oil in tins. Place on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 220°C for 20-25 mins. or until well risen
and brown.
Tasty Potato Bake
4-6
Ingredients
1kg (2lb 2oz) baking potatoes,
peeled and halved
1 onion, finely chopped
225g (8oz) smoked back bacon, cut
into strips
225g (8oz) brie
142ml (¼ pt) single cream
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Serves 4-6
Dish: shallow dish, bowl, oval heatproof dish,
buttered
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
on lower level
Place potatoes in a dish with 3 tbsp. water. Cover, place
on base and par-boil on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 15
mins. Place onion and bacon in bowl and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Stir halfway. Chop cheese into
chunks. Layer half the potatoes in the buttered ovenproof
dish. Scatter over half of the onion, bacon & cheese.
Lightly season with salt & pepper. Repeat layers, then
pour cream evenly over the top. Place on shelf and cook
on CONVECTION 240°C + GRILL 2 + MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 20 mins. or until golden brown. and
brown.
Sauces & Preserves
Sauces
Container size
Reheating
To avoid boil over always use a container at
least twice the capacity of the sauce.
Sauces can be made in advance and reheated
by MICROWAVE. Reheat on HIGH
MICROWAVE and stir halfway.
Covering
Microwave level
DO NOT cover sauces when cooking.
Stirring - important
Sauces/gravy should be thoroughly stirred
before, during and after
cooking, to avoid any eruptions and to result in
a smooth sauce.
Most sauces require HIGH MICROWAVE for
cooking. Sauces containing eggs should be
cooked on SIMMER MICROWAVE.
Wooden spoons
Do not leave wooden spoons in the sauce
when cooking. The wood may dry out and
burn. NEVER LEAVE metal spoons in the
sauce.
White Pouring Sauce
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Ingredients
25g (1oz) butter
25g (1oz) flour
575 ml (1pt) milk
Place butter in jug on base of oven and melt on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 30-40 secs. Stir in the flour to make a
roux. Add the milk gradually, stirring continuously until
well combined. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 mins.
Stir and cook for a further 3 mins. Sauce should be
smooth and glossy and coat the back of a spoon.
Variations of White Sauce
Parsley
Stir 60 ml (4tbsp) chopped parsley and 15 ml (1tbsp)
lemon juice into sauce halfway through cooking time.
Onion
Cook an onion in the butter for 30 secs. on HIGH
MICROWAVE before adding flour.
Cheese
Stir in 75g (3oz) grated cheese at the end of the cooking
time.
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Sauces & Preserves
Custard
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Ingredients
30 ml (2tbsp) custard powder
15 ml (1tbsp) sugar
575 ml (1 pt) cold milk
Mix together the custard powder, sugar and a little milk to
form a smooth paste. Blend in the remaining milk,
whisking well. Place on base and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 4-6 mins. Stir halfway through cooking
time and again at the end.
Hollandaise Sauce
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Ingredients
3 egg yolks
30 ml (2tbsp) white wine vinegar
150g (5oz) chilled, unsalted butter,
cut into cubes
pepper
Place egg yolks and vinegar in a jug. Beat well. Drop
cubes of butter on top. Place jug on base of oven and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 30 secs. Whisk. Cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 10 secs. Whisk again and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 10 secs. Repeat 10 sec.
stages until sauce is thick and creamy. Season and
serve immediately with salmon steaks or asparagus
spears.
N.B. This sauce must not boil or the eggs will curdle.
Tomato Sauce
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole
Ingredients
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 celery stick, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
25g (1oz) butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 x 396g (14oz) cans of tomatoes
3ml (½ tsp) each of basil, oregano
and ground bay leaves
150ml (¼ pt) red wine or vegetable
stock
salt & pepper
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Place onion, celery, carrot, butter and garlic in casserole.
Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 4 mins. Add the tomatoes, herbs and wine or stock.
Cover and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 15 mins.
Stir halfway. Liquidise then press through a sieve for a
smooth sauce. Season to taste.
Sauces & Preserves
Chocolate Sauce
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Ingredients
25g (1oz) butter
75g (3oz) caster sugar
75g (3oz) soft brown sugar
50g (2oz) cocoa powder
3ml (½ tsp) vanilla essence
275ml (½ pt) milk
Place butter in a jug on base of oven and melt on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 20-30 secs. Stir in sugars, cocoa
powder and vanilla essence. Gradually add milk, stirring
well.
Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Stir well. Cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1 min. Stir and repeat this
process until you achieve a smooth and glossy
consistency that coats the back of a spoon.
Custard Sauce
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Ingredients
2 eggs
50g (2oz) caster sugar
275ml (½ pt) milk
5ml (1tsp) vanilla essence
Beat eggs with sugar and then add milk and vanilla.
Place jug on base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Stir. Continue to cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 30 secs at a time, keep stirring well,
until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
Butterscotch Sauce
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Ingredients
150g (5oz) soft muscovado sugar
75ml (3fl.oz) double cream
75g (3oz) butter
Put all ingredients in a jug. Place on base of oven and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1 min. Stir and continue
cooking on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2-3 mins or until
smooth and hot.
Gravy
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Ingredients
meat or poultry dripping with
sediment
25g (1oz) flour
275ml (½ pt) stock
salt & pepper
Scrape dripping and sediment from roasting dish into the
jug. Stir flour into dripping and then gradually blend in
stock. Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2-3 mins. stirring halfway through.
Season and serve.
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Sauces & Preserves
Preserves
Sterilizing jars
Covering
Jam jars can be sterilized by MICROWAVE
ready for your jam. Half fill with water and heat
them on HIGH MICROWAVE until water boils
(approx. 4 mins. for 2 jars). Empty and drain
upside down on kitchen paper. The jars should
be warm when filled with jam.
If you wish to cook larger quantities than given
in the recipes below, revert to the traditional
hob method, using a traditional recipe.
Dish size
Always use a very large bowl. DO NOT
attempt to use jam pans or saucepans in your
microwave. DO NOT LEAVE JAMS UNATTENDED DURING COOKING BECAUSE OF
THE HIGH SUGAR CONTENT.
Do not cover preserves whilst cooking, apart
from if recommended in the recipe.
Do not seal preserving jars in your
MICROWAVE
Setting point
To determine whether setting point is reached,
place a couple of drops of jam or marmalade
on a cold saucer (put one in the fridge whilst
making the jam). Leave to cool. The jam
should wrinkle on the surface when your finger
pushes across the top.
Soft Fruit Jam
Makes approx. 1 ½ lbs jam
Dish: large bowl
Ingredients
450g (1lb) soft fruit, washed
450g (1lb) jam sugar
30 ml (2tbsp) lemon juice
5 ml (1tsp) butter
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Place on
base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5
mins stirring frequently. Continue to cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE in one minute intervals until sugar has
dissolved. Wash down any sugar crystals from around
the bowl. Bring mixture to the boil and continue to cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE until setting point is reached approx. 10-20 mins. Test regularly for setting point.
Lemon Curd
Makes 2 lbs
Dish: large bowl
Ingredients
4 lemons, grated rind and juice of
450g (1lb) caster sugar
4 eggs, beaten
100g (4oz) butter
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Place all ingredients in bowl. Mix well. Place on base of
oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Stir
and continue to cook on HIGH MICROWAVE in 1 minute
stages until mixture starts to thicken (approx 10 mins),
then cook for 30 secs. at a time until mixture coats back
of spoon (the eggs will curdle if overcooked). The mixture
will thicken on cooling. Pour into warm jars and cover
with a circle of waxed paper and a jam pot cover.
Sauces & Preserves
Plum Jam
Makes approx. 2-2 ½ lbs jam
Dish: large bowl
Ingredients
675g (1½ lb) plums or damsons
200 ml (7fl.oz) water
675g (1½ lb) jam sugar
30 ml (2tbsp) lemon juice
5 ml (1tsp) butter
Prick the plums and place in a large bowl with the water.
Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 10 mins. or until the fruit is soft. Add
the rest of the ingredients and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 5 mins stirring frequently. Wash down
any sugar crystals from around the bowl and bring to the
boil on HIGH MICROWAVE. Continue to cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE until setting point is reached - approx. 2530 mins. Leave to cool slightly, remove the stones, then
pot, seal and label.
Tomato Chutney
Makes approx. 2 lbs
Dish: large bowl
Ingredients
675g (1½ lb) tomatoes
225g (8oz) cooking apples, peeled
and sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
100g (4oz) granulated sugar
30 ml (2tbsp) tomato puree
5 ml (1tsp) salt
200 ml (7 fl.oz) white distilled
vinegar
10 ml (2tsp) ground ginger
2 ml (¼ tsp) cayenne pepper
3 ml (½ tsp) mustard powder
Prick the tomatoes and place in a bowl. Cover with
boiling water and leave for 5 mins. Drain. Peel off skin
and roughly chop flesh. Blend apple and onion in a food
processor to a thick puree. Combine all ingredients
together in a bowl. Cover, place on base of oven and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 25-30 mins. stirring
occasionally, or until the mixture is thick with no excess
liquid. Leave to stand for 10 mins. then stir and pour into
sterilized jars. Cover and label.
Red Onion Marmalade
Dish: large bowl
Makes 1 ½ lb
Ingredients
45ml (3tbsp) olive oil
4 large red onions halved and thinly
sliced
50g (2oz) Demerara sugar
100g (4oz) sultanas
275ml (½ pint) red wine
125ml (4fl.oz) red wine vinegar
Put oil in bowl with onions cover with a lid or pierced
cling film. Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 30-35 mins. stirring halfway. Add all
other ingredients and mix well.
Cover and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 30-35
mins. Cool slightly, then pour into a clean, sterilized jar.
Allow to cool thoroughly before chilling.
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Pastry
Shortcrust Pastry
Dish: Large Glass bowl
Ingredients
225g (8oz) plain flour
pinch salt
100g (4oz) margarine
45 ml (3tbsp) cold water
Place flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Rub the
margarine into the flour until the mixture resembles fine
breadcrumbs. Add enough water so that when the
mixture is kneaded lightly for a few seconds a firm,
smooth dough is formed. If possible, rest for 15 mins.
before rolling out.
Choux Pastry
Dish: Large Jug
Ingredients
50g (2oz) butter
150 ml (¼ pt) water
65g (2½ oz) plain flour, sifted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Place butter and water in a large jug. Place on base and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2-3 mins. or until boiling.
Immediately tip in all the flour and beat well until mixture
is smooth. Cool slightly. Beat in eggs one at a time,
beating vigorously until mixture is smooth and glossy.
Suetcrust Pastry
Dish: Large Bowl
Ingredients
225g (8oz) self-raising flour
3 ml (½ tsp) salt
100g (4oz) shredded suet
105 ml (7tbsp) cold water
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Mix together flour, salt and suet. Add water and mix to a
soft dough. Knead lightly until smooth.
Pastry
Mince Beef and Onion Pie
4
Ingredients
350g (12oz) lean minced steak
1 medium onion, chopped
450 ml (3/4 pt) hot beef stock
15 ml (1tbsp) tomato puree
5 ml (1tsp) yeast extract (Marmite®)
salt & pepper
10 ml (2tsp) gravy thickening
350g (12oz) shortcrust pastry (See
page 192)
beaten egg to glaze
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole with lid + 20 cm (8") pie
plate
Accessory: no accessory then anti-spark ring +
wire shelf on
lower level
Combine all filling ingredients except thickening in
casserole dish. Cover, place on base of oven and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 mins. then MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 15 mins. Mix gravy thickening with
water and stir into meat. Leave to cool. Preheat oven on
CONVECTION 210°C. Roll out half the pastry to fit pie
plate. Remove mince with a slotted spoon, reserving
gravy for serving and place on pastry base. Roll out
remaining pastry for a lid and place on top of mince,
sealing the edges with water. Cut 2 slits in top of pastry
and glaze top with egg. Place on anti-spark ring on wire
shelf and cook on CONVECTION 220°C + SIMMER
MICROWAVE for 20 mins. or until cooked. Turn pie half
way thorough cooking.
Chicken & Stilton Pie
4
Ingredients
25g (1oz) butter
200g (7oz) leeks, sliced
50g (2oz) plain flour
450 ml (3/4 pt) milk
150g (5oz) stilton
400g (14oz) cooked chicken, cubed
250g (9oz) shortcrust pastry, chilled
(See page 192)
Serves 4
Dish: bowl, 22.5 cm (9") gratin dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Place the butter and leeks in dish and cover with a lid or
pierced cling film. Place on base of oven and cook on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 8 minutes or until soft. Add
the flour, stir well, then gradually add the milk and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 4 mins stirring throughout or
until the sauce has thickened. Preheat the oven on
CONVECTION 210°C. Finely chop the cheese and add
to the sauce, mix in the chicken. Grate the pastry on top
of the chicken mixture. Place on shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 210°C + SIMMER MICROWAVE for 2025 mins. or until cooked and browned.
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Pastry
Apple Pie
4-6
Ingredients
25g (1oz) caster sugar
5 ml (1tsp) cinnamon
50g (2oz) sultanas
2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and
sliced
15 ml (1tbsp) lemon juice
350g (12oz) puff pastry
Serves 4-6
Dish: 20 cm (8") pie plate
Accessory: anti-spark ring + wire shelf on
lower level
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 210°C. Mix together
sugar, cinnamon and sultanas.
Toss apples in lemon juice. Sprinkle sugar mixture over.
Divide pastry in half. Roll out half and line base of plate.
Place apple filling on top of pastry. Roll out remainder of
pastry and cut to a circle for lid. Seal edges, crimp and
brush top with egg. Pierce top once. Place pie on antispark ring on wire shelf and cook on CONVECTION
220°C + SIMMER MICROWAVE for 18-20 mins. or until
cooked. Turn pie half way thorough cooking.
Savoury Potato Plait
4-6
Ingredients
1 small potato, thinly sliced
200g (7oz) puff pastry
1 small onion, sliced
small apple, peeled, cored and
sliced
salt & pepper to taste
75g (3oz) cheese, grated or
crumbled, e.g. Stilton, Roule etc.
1 egg, beaten
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Serves 4-6
Dish: shallow dish, Glass tray, greased
Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf in
lower position
Place potato in a shallow dish with 3tbsp water. Cover,
place on base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 3 mins. Drain. Roll out the pastry to an oblong 25 x
27 cm (10 x 11"). Lift onto baking sheet. With a knife, cut
each side of the long edges diagonally at 2.5 cm (1")
intervals, to give strips which will become plaits. Arrange
layers of potato, onion and apple down the centre of the
pastry. Season. Sprinkle over the cheese. Brush the
pastry strips with beaten egg and fold alternately over the
mixture to form a plait. Preheat oven on CONVECTION
210°C. Place potato plait on Glass tray and glaze with
beaten egg. Place tray on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 230°C + SIMMER MICROWAVE for 15
mins. or until crisp and golden.
Pastry
Baked Jam Roly Poly Pudding
4
Ingredients
1 quantity of suet pastry
(see page 130)
75 ml (5tbsp) seedless raspberry jam
milk to glaze
Serves 4
Dish: 1 kg (2 lb) glass loaf dish
Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Roll out pastry to approx. 23 x 32 cm (9" x 13"). Spread
the jam over the pastry leaving 1cm (½") border all
round. Brush the edges with milk and roll the pastry up
evenly, starting at one short side and sealing the edges
well. Brush top with milk and place in loaf dish. Place on
shelf and cook on CONVECTION 200°C + LOW
MICROWAVEfor 15 mins. or until golden.
Chocolate Éclairs
12
Ingredients
1 quantity of choux pastry
(see page 130)
150 ml (¼ pt) whipping cream
10 ml (2tsp) cocoa powder
15 ml (1tbsp) hot water
100g (4oz) icing sugar, sieved
Makes 12
Dish: baking sheet x2, greased and slightly
damp
Oven Accessory: enamel shelf in lower
position + wire shelf in upper position
Preheat the oven empty on CONVECTION 200°C. Place
the choux pastry into a forcing bag fitted with a plain 2
cm (3/4 ") nozzle. Pipe 6 fingers 9 cm (3½ ") long on
each baking sheet. Place on shelves and cook on
CONVECTION 200°C for approximately 30 mins. Pierce
each éclair and return for a further 5 mins. to crisp if
necessary. When cooked cool on a wire rack. Whip the
cream until stiff and fill the éclairs. Dissolve cocoa in hot
water and stir into icing sugar, beating well until smooth,
add extra water if required. Ice the filled éclairs and leave
until set.
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Pastry
Lemon Meringue Pie
6
Ingredients
Pastry:
250g (8oz) plain flour
25g (1oz) icing sugar
125g (4oz) butter
1 egg yolk
30ml (2tbsp) water
Filling:
90g (3oz) cornflour
600 ml (1pt) water
4 lemons, juice and grated rind of
175g (6oz) sugar
4 egg yolks
Meringue:
225g (8oz) caster sugar
5 egg whites
Serves 6
Dish: 25 cm (10") flan dish
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
then no accessory then wire shelf in lower
position
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 210°C. Rub butter into
the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
and stir in sugar. Add egg and enough water so that
when the mixture is kneaded lightly for a few seconds a
firm, smooth dough is formed. Line the flan dish with the
pastry, prick the base with a fork and chill for 15 mins. in
the fridge. Place flan on wire shelf and bake blind on
CONVECTION 210°C for 15 mins. with baking beans.
Remove baking beans and lining after 10 mins. Leave to
cool. Place cornflour, water and lemon juice and rind in
a jug. Place on base of oven and heat on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Stir and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2 mins. or until smooth, glossy and
thickened. Add sugar. Cool slightly. Add egg yolks. Mix
well. Pour into pastry case. Preheat oven on
CONVECTION 150°C. Whisk egg whites stiffly. Add
sugar gradually - whisking after each addition. Pile
meringue onto lemon filling. Place flan on shelf and cook
on CONVECTION 150°C for 35-40 mins. or until lightly
browned. Turn pie around half way.
Custard Tarts
6
Ingredients
1 ready made shortcrust pastry
circle
450ml (3/4pint) milk
1tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
50g caster sugar
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Serves 6
Dish: 22.5cm (9”) ceramic flan dish
Oven accessory: Wire shelf on lower level
Line a lightly greased flan dish with the pastry. Prick
pastry with a fork and chill for 15mins. Bake blind for 10
mins on CONVECTION:180°C on the wire shelf. Remove
baking beans and continue cooking for a further 10 mins.
Remove the wire shelf. Mix the milk and vanilla and heat
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3mins. Mix together eggs and
sugar. Gradually add the milk to the egg mixture and stir
well. Strain the egg mixture into the flan case and
sprinkle with nutmeg. Put the wire shelf into the oven on
the lower level. Cook on COMBINATION: 180°C +
WARM MICROWAVE for 15-20 mins or until set.
Pastry
Apple Strudel
4
Ingredients
600g (1lb 5oz) dessert applesGranny Smith's, cored, peeled and
roughly chopped
juice of ½ lemon
50g (2oz) golden caster sugar
50g (2oz) walnuts, roughly chopped
50g (2oz) sultanas
5 ml (1tsp) ground cinnamon
50g (2oz) ground almonds
225g (8oz) filo pastry
50g (2oz) butter, melted
icing sugar to serve
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: enamel shelf greased in
lower position
Preheat the oven empty on CONVECTION 180°C. Put
the apples and juice into a bowl and toss together. Add
the sugar, walnuts, sultanas, cinnamon and almonds and
mix together. Take three sheets of filo pastry and brush
with melted butter. Place each one with the shortest edge
towards you. Overlap the 2nd sheet onto the 1st sheet
by 5-6 cms along the long edge and repeat with the 3rd
sheet overlapping the second. Place three more sheets
of filo on top, in the same way as in step 4. Spread the
apple filling along the front edge of the filo pastry just
2.5cms from the edge and 2.5cms from each side. Fold
the sides in over the filling and brush with butter. Roll up
from the long front edge buttering the final long edge to
seal the strudel. Place on enamel shelf, seam-side down.
Brush with melted butter and cook on CONVECTION
180°C for 35 mins. Dust with icing sugar to serve.
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Creamy Rice Pudding
4
Ingredients
100g (4oz) pudding rice
1 litre (13/4 pts) milk
50g (2oz) caster sugar
2ml (¼ tsp) grated nutmeg
Serves 4
Dish: large Round casserole dish, greased
Mix all the ingredients together and pour into casserole
dish. Cover and place on base of oven and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 10-12 mins.or until the milk is
boiling. Stir. Cook on CONVECTION 180°C + SIMMER
MICROWAVE for 15 mins. Stir pudding to break up any
lumps. Cook on CONVECTION 180°C + SIMMER
MICROWAVE for a further 15-20 mins. Leave to stand
for 5 mins. to thicken further before serving.
Steamed Suet Sponge Pudding
4
Ingredients
150g (5oz) self-raising flour sieved
pinch of salt
50g (2oz) caster sugar
50g (2oz) suet
1 egg
150 ml (¼ pt) milk
30 ml (2tbsp) jam or golden syrup
Serves 4
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) pudding basin
Mix the sieved flour and salt and stir in sugar and suet.
Make a well in the centre and add beaten egg and milk.
Mix to a soft dropping consistency. Put the jam or syrup
in the base of the greased pudding basin and pour
pudding mixture over. Place on base of oven and cook
on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 7 mins.
Spotted Dick
4
Ingredients
100g (4oz) self raising flour
pinch of salt
75g (3oz) shredded suet
75g (3oz) fresh breadcrumbs
50g (2oz) caster sugar
175g (6oz) currants
grated zest of 1 lemon
60ml (4tbsp) milk
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Serves 4
Dish: 1 kg (2 lb) glass loaf dish
Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Mix all of the dry ingredients, including the grated lemon
zest together. Add enough milk to produce soft dough.
Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out the mixture to
produce a roll approximately 15cm (6 in) long and 5cm
(2 in) in diameter. Brush top with milk and place in loaf
dish. Place on shelf and cook on CONVECTION 180°C +
LOW MICROWAVE for 15 mins. or until golden.
Desserts & Baking
Syrup Sponge Pudding
4
Ingredients
75g (3oz) golden syrup or jam
100g (4oz) margarine
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 eggs
100g (4oz) self-raising flour
30 ml (2tbsp) milk
Serves 4
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) pudding basin
Place syrup or jam in base of bowl. Cream together the
margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the
eggs gradually. Fold in the flour and mix to a soft
consistency with the milk. Spoon the mixture over the
syrup or jam. Place on base of oven and cook on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 5½ mins. Leave to cool
slightly before turning upside down on a serving plate.
Pineapple Upside Down Pudding
4
Ingredients
15 ml (1tbsp) brown sugar
small can of pineapple slices,
drained
4 glace cherries, halved
100g (4oz) margarine
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 eggs
100g (4oz) self-raising flour
30 ml (2tbsp) milk
Serves 4
Dish: 20 cm (8") round dish, lightly greased
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Sprinkle brown sugar on base of dish, arrange pineapple
slices and cherry halves on top of sugar in the base.
Cream together the margarine and sugar until light and
fluffy. Beat in the eggs gradually. Fold in the flour and mix
to a soft consistency with the milk. Spoon the mixture
over the pineapple. Place on shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 170°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 25-30
mins. or until cooked and golden brown. Leave to cool
slightly before turning upside down on a serving plate.
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Eveʼs Pudding
4
Ingredients
500g (1lb) cooking apples, peeled,
cored and sliced
90g (3oz) Demerara sugar
100g (4oz) margarine
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 eggs
100g (4oz) ground almonds
30 ml (2tbsp) milk
Serves 4
Dish: shallow ovenproof dish, lightly greased
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Place apple in dish with 15ml (1tbsp) of water. Cover,
place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVEfor 5 mins. Stir in the Demerara sugar.
Cream together the margarine and sugar until light and
fluffy. Beat in the eggs gradually. Fold in the almonds and
mix to a soft consistency with the milk. Spoon the mixture
over the apple. Place on shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 180°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 30-40
mins. or until cooked and golden brown. Leave to cool
slightly before turning upside down on a serving plate.
Sticky Pudding with Toffee sauce
Dish: 20cm (8") pudding basin, greased and
lined, jug
Ingredients
175g (6oz) fresh or ready to eat
dates, stoned and finely chopped
50g (2oz) butter
175g (6oz) caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
175g (6oz) self raising flour
5ml (1tsp) bicarbonate of soda
3ml (½tsp) grated nutmeg
3ml (½ tsp) ground ginger
Sauce:
150g (5oz) muscovado sugar
75ml (3fl.oz) double cream
75g (3oz) butter
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Pour 300ml (1/2 pt) boiling water over the chopped dates
and set aside to cool. Cream the butter and sugar until
light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs a little at a time. Fold in
the flour, bicarbonate of soda, spices and the dates with
the liquid. Pour mixture into the basin. Place on base of
oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 10 mins.
or until cooked. To make the sauce, place all the
ingredients in a large jug and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 1 minute or until the sugar has
dissolved. Stir and continue to cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 1-2 mins or until smooth and hot.
Drizzle the hot sauce over the sponge and serve with
whipped cream.
Desserts & Baking
Crème Caramel
4
Ingredients
150 ml (¼ pt) water
100g (4oz) caster sugar
4 eggs
5ml (1tsp) vanilla essence
50g (2oz) caster sugar
575 ml (1 pt) cold milk
Serves 4
Dish: 15 cm (6") soufflé dish
Put water and the 100g (4oz) of sugar in a soufflé dish.
Place on base of oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 2 mins. or until sugar has dissolved. Continue cooking
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 12-15 mins. until sugar has
caramelised, keeping a close watch as it can burn easily.
CAUTION - Remove from oven very carefully (the base
will be extremely hot) and cool. Beat eggs, vanilla
essence, caster sugar and milk together and strain over
caramel. Place dish on base of oven and cook on
SIMMER MICROWAVE for 25-30 mins. or until starting to
set round edge of dish.The custard will continue to set on
cooling. Refrigerate for several hours before turning out.
Strawberry Roulade
4
Ingredients
4 medium egg whites
200g (7oz) caster sugar
5 ml (1tsp) cornflour
5 ml (1tsp) malt vinegar
5 ml (1tsp) vanilla extract
40g (1½) flaked almonds
Filling:
300ml (½ pt) double cream, softly
whipped
250g (9oz) strawberries, sliced
Dish: Swiss roll tin 23 x 33cm (13”x 9”),
greased and lined with
baking parchment
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Preheat the oven on CONVECTION 150°C. Whisk the
egg whites until stiff but not dry.
Slowly whisk in the sugar until the mixture is thick and
glossy. Blend the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla extract to
a smooth paste, in a separate bowl and then whisk into
egg whites.
Spoon into the tin and gently level the top. Sprinkle with
flaked almonds. Place on wire shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 150°C for 30 mins. Remove meringue
from oven and cover with damp greaseproof paper. After
10 minutes remove greaseproof paper from the meringue
and turn out onto a sheet dusted with icing sugar and
carefully peel off the lining paper. Spread cream all over
the meringue and scatter the strawberries on top. Roll up
the roulade from one of the short edges using the baking
parchment paper to help you. Chill in the fridge for 30
mins and then lightly dust with icing sugar before serving.
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Bread & Butter Pudding
4
Ingredients
4 Hot Cross buns sliced in half and
buttered
or 10 slices fruit bread buttered &
cut on the diagonal
100g mixed dried fruit
1 pint milk
4 eggs, beaten
75g caster sugar
1 tbsp Demerara sugar
nutmeg
Serves 4
Dish:
Oven Accessory: Wire shelf on lower level
Butter the dish. Place the buttered slices of buns or
bread in the dish overlapping them. Sprinkle over dried
fruit. Heat milk in jug on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3
mins. Mix the beaten eggs, sugar together and gradually
add warm milk. Pour over the bread. Allow the dish to
stand for 10-15 minutes to allow the bread to soak up the
egg custard. Sprinkle over the Demerara sugar and
nutmeg. Bake on the low shelf level on COMBINATION:
250+ WARM micro power for 18-20minutes or until
golden brown and set. Serve warm with custard.
Apricot & Marzipan Baked Apples
2
Ingredients
4 medium sized cooking apples
50g (2oz) marzipan
200g (7oz) can apricot halves
Serves 2
Dish: 20cm (8”) shallow dish
Roll out marzipan and cut into 4 circles with an 8½ cm
(3¼”) cutter. Core the apples and cut in half horizontally.
Cover the bottom half of each of the apples with a circle
of marzipan and 3 apricot halves. Place the other half of
each apple on top. Fill the centre of each apple with
apricots and place in a shallow dish. Place on base of
oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 8-10 mins.
Stand for 2-3 mins before serving.
NB The apples will look quite green when removed from
the oven, but they should feel slightly soft when tested
with a sharp knife. During the standing time, the colour
will become dull and the apples will be tender. The
apples will overcook very easily, so take care to
undercook slightly.
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Fruit Crumble
4
Ingredients
675g (1lb 8oz) fresh fruit, prepared
(e.g. apples, plums, rhubarb,
blackcurrants)
sugar to taste
Crumble Topping:
100g (4oz) butter
200g (7oz) plain flour
100g (4oz) light soft brown sugar
Serves 4
Dish: shallow ovenproof dish
Oven Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Layer prepared fruit in the dish. Place on base of oven
and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Add
sugar to taste, depending on the sharpness of the fruit.
Rub butter into the flour until mixture resembles fine
breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Sprinkle the crumble over
the fruit, so that it is completely covered. Place on shelf
and cook on CONVECTION 230°C + SIMMER
MICROWAVE for 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Red fruit Compote
4
Ingredients
225g (8oz) plums, halved and
stoned
225g (8oz) cherries, stoned
225g (8oz) blueberries
225g (8oz) strawberries
225g (8oz) raspberries
50g (2oz) golden caster sugar
Serves 4
Dish: large shallow ovenproof dish
Place the plums, cherries and blueberries in dish. Place
on base of oven and cook on LOW MICROWAVE for 10
mins. Stir in the strawberries and cook on LOW
MICROWAVE for a further 5 mins. Stir the raspberries
and sugar into the hot fruit and allow to cool before
serving.
Chocolate Cheesecake
8-10
Serves 8-10
Dish: bowl, 23cm (9") flan tin, greased
Accessory: no accessory then wire shelf in
lower position
Ingredients
100g (4oz) butter
225g (8oz) digestive biscuits,
crushed
225g (8oz) plain chocolate
30ml (2 tbsp) milk
700g (1½ lb) soft cheese
175g (6oz) soft brown sugar
3 medium eggs
5ml (1tsp) vanilla essence
Put butter in bowl. Place on base of oven and heat on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 40-50 secs. Stir in biscuits and
press into base of flan. Melt chocolate with milk on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Preheat oven on
CONVECTION 150°C. Mix all the remaining ingredients
and stir in chocolate. Pour over biscuit base. Place tin on
shelf and cook on CONVECTION 150°C for 30-40 mins.
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Christmas Pudding
6-8
Ingredients
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 orange, juice and grated rind of
400g (14oz) mixed dried fruit
45 ml (3tbsp) brandy
15 ml (1tbsp) black treacle
50g (2oz) self-raising flour
pinch of salt
15 ml (1tbsp) cocoa
5 ml (1tsp) mixed spice
3 ml (½ tsp) nutmeg
100g (4oz) shredded suet
150g (5oz) fresh breadcrumbs
50g (2oz) mixed peel
50g (2oz) flaked almonds
2 eggs, beaten
Serves 6-8
Dish: 1.3 litre (2 ½ pt) pudding basin lightly
greased
Place carrot in a large bowl. Place on base of oven and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Beat well to
make a thick puree. Stir in juice, rind and mixed fruit.
Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 mins. Stir in brandy
and treacle. Stand for 5 mins. Beat in rest of ingredients.
Press into the pudding basin. Cover, place on base of
oven and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 5 mins.
Stand for 5 mins. Cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for
another 3 mins. or until just firm.
NOTE. One of the advantages of using your
MICROWAVE to make this traditional pudding is that it
can be made the week before Christmas and stored in a
cool dry place. Do not attempt to make the pudding
earlier than this, since the flavour will not improve with
keeping, unlike a traditionally steamed pudding.
Pears poached in Cider
4
Ingredients
225ml sweet cider
50g 2oz caster sugar
Rind and juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
4 firm pears (eg conference) peeled
with stalks in tact
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Serves 4
Dish: 7”17.5cm soufflé dish
Put the cider, sugar, lemon rind and juice and nutmeg
into the soufflé dish and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
2mins to dissolve the sugar. Lay the pears in the cider
mixture. Cover the dish with pierced clingfilm and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE in 3 minute stages for a total of
15 mins. Turn regularly. Remove clingfilm and pears.
Cook remaining liquid on HIGH MICROWAVE until it
reduces and becomes syrupy. This will take about 12
mins. Serve pears with syrup and ice-cream or Chantilly
cream.
Desserts & Baking
Baking
Dish Size /shape
Eggs
Always use the exact dish size stated in the
following recipes, otherwise cooking times and
results will be affected.
The following recipes have been tested using
medium eggs. Using a
different size of egg may affect cooking times.
Celebration Cake
Dish: 20cm (8") round tin, greased and lined
Oven Accessory: wire shelf on lower level
Ingredients
200g (8oz) butter or margarine
200g (8oz) dark muscovado sugar
200g (8oz) plain flour
4 eggs, beaten
50g (2oz) ground almonds
100ml (3½ fl.oz) sherry
75g (3oz) candied peel
75g (3oz) glace cherries, roughly
chopped
250g (9oz) currants
250g (9oz) raisins
100g (4oz) pecan nuts, broken into
pieces
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
7.5 ml (1½ tsp) mixed spice
2.5ml (½ tsp) vanilla extract
2.5ml (½ tsp) baking powder
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 140°C. Prepare the tin
by lining with a double layer of greaseproof paper on the
inside and tie a double band of brown paper around the
outside.
Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the
eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold
in half the flour using a metal spoon, then fold in the rest.
Stir in the almonds. Mix in the sherry, and then add the
peel, cherries, raisins, currants, nuts, lemon zest, spice
and vanilla. Stir in the baking powder. Spoon mixture into
the tin and spread evenly, removing all air pockets. Make
a small dip in the centre. Place tin on shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 140°C for 2-2¼ hrs. until a skewer
inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave cake to
cool in tin. When completely cold wrap well in cling film
and foil to store until ready to decorate. The cake will
keep for several months.
Victoria Sandwich
Dish: 2 x 18 cm (7") cake tins, greased and
lined
Oven Accessory: enamel shelf in lower position + wire shelf in upper position
Ingredients
175g (6oz) butter or margarine
175g (6oz) caster sugar
3 eggs
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 180°C. Cream butter
and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a
time beating well after each addition. Fold in half the
flour, using a metal spoon, then fold in the remaining
flour. Spoon the mixture into the tins and level with a
knife. Place one tin in the centre of the enamel shelf and
one tin in the centre of the wire shelf. Cook on
CONVECTION 180°C for 20-25 mins. or until cooked.
Sandwich together with cream and jam and dust with
icing sugar or with a filling of your choice.
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Chocolate Cake
Dish: bowl, 23cm (9") round tin, greased and
lined
Oven Accessory: no accessory then anti-spark
ring + wire shelf on lower level
Ingredients
100g (4oz) plain chocolate
100g (4oz) butter
4 eggs
100g (4oz) icing sugar
50g (2oz) self raising flour
50g (2oz) ground almonds
Topping:
50g (2oz) butter
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
30ml (2tbsp) milk
225g (8oz) icing sugar
Place chocolate and butter in a bowl. Place on base of
oven and melt on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2-3 mins.
Cool slightly. Whisk eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy
and then fold in the chocolate mixture.
Fold in the flour and almonds. Spoon the mixture into the
tin. Place tin on anti-spark ring and cook on
CONVECTION 180°C + SIMMER MICROWAVE for 18
mins. or until cooked. Leave to cool
To make the topping place the butter in a bowl and melt
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 30-40 secs. Stir in the
remaining ingredients and beat well until smooth. Spread
the topping over the top of the cake.
Gingerbread
Dish: bowl, 18 cm (7") square tin lined with 2
strips of greaseproof paper to form a cross
shape.
Oven Accessory: no accessory then anti-spark
ring + wire shelf in lower position
Ingredients
225g (8oz) plain flour
pinch salt
10 ml (2tsp) ground ginger
10 ml (2tsp) baking powder
3 ml (½ tsp) bicarbonate of soda
100g (4oz) soft brown sugar
75g (3oz) butter or margarine
75g (3oz) treacle
75g (3oz) golden syrup
150 ml (¼ pt) milk
1 egg, beaten
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Sift the flour, salt, ginger, baking powder and bicarbonate
of soda into a bowl. Place the sugar, butter, treacle and
syrup in a bowl. Place on base of oven and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 30-60 secs. Whisk the milk and
egg together. Make a well in the centre of the dry
ingredients and pour in the liquid and syrup, mixing
thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the cake tin. Place tin
on the anti-spark ring and cook on CONVECTION 160°C
+ SIMMER MICROWAVE for 20 mins. or until just firm.
Desserts & Baking
Fruity Cream-Cheese Cake
Dish: 20 cm (8") round cake tin, greased and
lined
Oven Accessory: anti-spark ring + wire shelf in
lower position
Ingredients
150g (5oz) butter
10 ml (2tsp) grated lemon rind
150g (5oz) packet of cream cheese
225g (8oz) caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
100g (4oz) plain flour
100g (4oz) self-raising flour
150g (5oz) sultanas
150g (5oz) glace cherries
Cream together butter, lemon rind, cream cheese and
sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs a little at a time
beating well after each addition. Fold in sifted flours,
sultanas and quartered cherries. Spread mixture into tin.
Place tin on the anti-spark ring and cook on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 35-40
mins. or until cooked.
Carrot Cake
Dish: 18 cm (7") square tin, base lined
Oven Accessory: anti-spark ring + wire shelf in
lower position
Ingredients
150 ml (¼ pt) sunflower oil
250g (9oz) wholemeal self-raising
flour
10 ml (2tsp) baking powder
10 ml (2tsp) cinnamon
5 ml (1tsp) nutmeg
150g (5oz) light muscovado sugar
50g (2oz) walnuts, coarsely
chopped
125g (4oz) carrots, grated
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, beaten
Cream Cheese Topping:
250g (8oz) cream cheese
10ml (2tsp) honey
5ml (1tsp) lemon juice
chopped walnuts to decorate
Place all the cake ingredients in a large bowl and mix
well. Spoon into the lined tin. Place tin on anti-spark ring
and cook on CONVECTION 160°C + WARM
MICROWAVE for 40 mins. or until cooked and well risen.
Allow to cool in the tin. To make the topping mix the
cheese, honey and lemon. Decorate the cooled cake
with the cream cheese topping and walnuts.
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Desserts & Baking
Banana Cake
Dish: bowl, 18 cm (7") cake tin, lined with
greaseproof paper
Oven Accessory: no accessory then anti-spark
ring + wire shelf in lower position
Ingredients
1 banana, large
3 ml (½ tsp) vanilla flavouring
75g (3oz) butter
100g (4oz) granulated sugar
150g (5oz) self-raising flour
3 ml (½ tsp) salt
1 ½ ml (¼ tsp) bicarbonate of soda
2 eggs
Peel the banana and mash until smooth with the vanilla
flavouring. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl. Place on
base of oven and melt on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1
minute, or until soft. Stir in the flour, salt and bicarbonate
of soda. Beat in the eggs and mashed banana. Spoon
into the prepared cake tin. Place tin on anti-spark ring on
shelf and cook on CONVECTION 160°C + WARM
MICROWAVE for 20 minutes, or until cooked.
Dundee Cake
Dish: 20 cm (8") round tin, greased and lined
Oven Accessory: anti-spark ring + wire shelf in
lower position
Ingredients
100g (4oz) currants
100g (4oz) sultanas
100g (4oz) raisins
50g (2oz) whole almonds, blanched
and chopped, reserve 6 whole for
decoration
225g (8oz) butter or margarine
225g (8oz) soft brown sugar
grated rind of one lemon
4 eggs
275g (10oz) plain flour
100g (4oz) chopped mixed peel.
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Peel the banana and mash until smooth with the vanilla
flavouring. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl. Place on
base of oven and melt on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1
minute, or until soft. Stir in the flour, salt and bicarbonate
of soda. Beat in the eggs and mashed banana. Spoon
into the prepared cake tin. Place tin on anti-spark ring on
shelf and cook on CONVECTION 160°C + WARM
MICROWAVE for 20 minutes, or until cooked.
Desserts & Baking
Coffee and Walnut Cake
Dish: 18 cm (7") round cake tin, greased and
lined
Oven Accessory: anti-spark ring + wire shelf in
lower position
Ingredients
175g (6oz) soft margarine
175g (6oz) caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
200g (7oz) self raising flour
3ml (½ tsp) salt
5ml (1tsp) mixed spice
45 ml (3tbsp) Camp coffee essence
45 ml (3tbsp) milk
15ml (1tb
sp) black treacle
75g (3oz) chopped walnuts
Icing:
50g (2oz) soft margarine
225g (8oz) icing sugar
15 ml (1½ tbsp) Camp coffee
essence
15 ml (1tbsp) water
Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the eggs. Fold in the dry ingredients.
Add coffee essence, milk, treacle and walnuts. Stir well.
Spoon into tin. Place tin on anti-spark ring and cook on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 30-40
mins. Cool. Cut in half. Beat all icing ingredients together
until smooth. Sandwich cake together with half the icing
and spread the remainder over the top. Decorate with
whole walnuts.
Rhubarb, Ginger and Orange Crumble
Dish: Large shallow oven proof dish
Oven Accessory: Wire shelf on lower level
Ingredients
Ingredients
700g (1lb 8oz) rhubarb
3tbsp ginger jam
3 oranges segmented
Topping
300g plain flour
150g Softened butter
150g Demerara sugar
Ground ginger to taste
Chop rhubarb. Microwave on HIGH MICROWAVE with
1tbsp water for 6 mins. Put rhubarb into the dish. Dot
around the jam and add the orange segments. Rub
butter into the flour until the mixture resembles
breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Add spices to taste.
Sprinkle the crumble over the fruit. Put the wire shelf on
the lower level and cook on CONVECTION 230ºC +
Simmer for 20 mins.
Tip: Alternatively swap rhubarb, ginger jam and oranges
for apple and sultanas. Swap ground ginger for mixed
spice and cinnamon.
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Desserts & Baking
Pecan Sour Cream Cake
Dish: 23cm (9”) cake tin, lined with greaseproof
paper
Oven Accessory: anti-spark ring + wire shelf in
lower position
Ingredients
250g (9oz) butter
5 ml (1tsp) vanilla essence
150g (5oz) caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
284ml (½ pt) cream
225g (8oz) plain flour
75g (3oz) self raising flour
5 ml (1tsp) bicarbonate of soda
100g (4oz) pecan nuts, finely
chopped
25g (1oz) brown sugar
3 ml (½ tsp) ground cinnamon
100g (4oz) pecan nuts, whole
60 ml (4tbsp) maple syrup
Cream together butter, essence and sugar until light and
fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating well after
each addition. Stir in the soured cream and then fold in
the sifted flours and soda. Spread half the cake mixture
into the prepared tin. Sprinkle over the combined pecan
nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover with the
remaining cake mixture.
Arrange the whole pecan nuts on the top. Place tin on
anti-spark ring and cook on CONVECTION 160°C +
WARM MICROWAVE for 35-40 mins. or until cooked.
Brush with maple syrup and allow to cool in the tin.
Swiss Roll
Dish: enamel shelf greased and lined with
baking parchment
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Ingredients
3 large eggs, beaten
125g (4½oz) caster sugar
100g ((4oz)) plain flour
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
Filling
200g (8oz) fresh raspberries
250ml (½ pt) double cream
icing sugar to dredge
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Preheat oven on CONVECTION 200°C.
Whisk eggs and sugar together in a heatproof bowl until
blended. Stand bowl over hot water and continue to
whisk eggs and sugar until pale and creamy, and mixture
leaves a trail on the surface when the whisk is lifted.
Remove from hot water and whisk until cool and thick.
Carefully fold in half of the sifted flour, then fold in the
other half. Fold in 15ml (1tbsp) of hot water. Tip the tin to
allow mixture to run into corners. Turn halfway. Place tin
on shelf and cook on CONVECTION 200°C for 8-9 mins.
Place sheet of greaseproof paper on a damp tea towel
and dredge paper with caster sugar. Quickly turn the
Swiss roll out onto the greaseproof and carefully remove
the baking parchment.
Desserts & Baking
Boiled Fruit Cake
Dish: bowl, 20cm (8”) cake tin, greased and
lined with greaseproof paper
Oven Accessory: no accessory then anti-spark
ring + wire shelf in lower position
Ingredients
175g (6oz) golden syrup
150g (5oz) margarine
150ml (¼ pt) milk
450g (1lb) mixed dried fruit
225g (8oz) plain flour
10ml (2tsp) mixed spice
pinch salt
10ml (2tsp) baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
25g (1oz) demerara sugar (optional)
Place syrup, margarine, milk and fruit in a bowl. Place on
base of oven and heat on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5
mins. stirring twice. Cool slightly. Sieve in dry ingredients
and mix in eggs. Beat well. Pour into tin and sprinkle with
Demerara sugar. Place tin on anti-spark ring and cook on
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 35-40
mins. or until cooked.
Millionaires shortbread
Dish: 18 cm (7") round cake tin, greased and
lined
Oven Accessory: anti-spark ring + wire shelf in
lower position
Ingredients
Shortbread
225g plain flour
75g (3oz) caster sugar
175g unsalted butter
Caramel
200g butter
397g unsweetened condensed milk
60ml (4tbsp) golden syrup
Topping
400g dark chocolate in chunks
30ml (2tbsp) vegetable oil
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 170°C. Place flour and
sugar in a bowl and rub in butter. Press dough into tin.
Prick shortbread with a fork and cook on CONVECTION
170°C for 5 mins, then reduce temperature to 150°C for
30-40 mins. Remove from oven when shortbread has a
golden colour and leave to cool in tin. Place butter for
caramel in a bowl and melt on HIGH MICROWAVE for
2-3 mins. Add condensed milk and syrup. Whisk until
thoroughly mixed and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 8
mins. Stir mixture every minute to prevent burning.
Caramel should have thickened in this time. Pour
caramel over shortbread. Place chocolate and oil in a
large bowl and melt on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1min
30secs. Stir. Pour chocolate on caramel and chill.
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Desserts & Baking
American Cookies
Dish: 2 greased baking trays 30 x 21.5 cms (11
½ x 8”)
Oven Accessory: enamel shelf in lower position + wire shelf in upper position
Ingredients
Basic Cookie Dough:
100g (4oz) butter
100g (4oz) caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
175g (6oz) plain flour
Variations:
White Chocolate and Pistachio
Nut
100g (4oz) white chocolate,
chopped
50g (2oz) pistachio nuts, chopped
Marzipan and Cherry
100g (4oz)glace cherries
50g (2oz) marzipan, chopped
Peanut Butter
100g (4oz) peanuts
50g (2oz) peanut butter, crunchy
Chocolate Chunk
75g (3oz) white chocolate, chopped
75g (3oz) dark chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 170°C. Cream together
the butter and sugar until pale, then beat in the egg. Mix
in the flour until well combined and add the chosen
additions. Place walnut-sized spoonfuls of dough well
apart on greased baking trays, flatten slightly with a fork.
Place in oven and cook on CONVECTION 170°C for 1015 mins. or until golden. Remove from baking sheets and
allow to cool on a wire rack.
Fruit Scones
10
Ingredients
225g (8oz) self-raising flour
pinch salt
5 ml (1tsp) baking powder
50g (2oz) butter
25g (1oz) caster sugar
50g (2oz) sultanas
75 ml (5tbsp) milk
beaten egg to glaze
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Makes 10
Dish: baking tray 30 x 21.5cms (12" x 8"),
greased
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 210°C. Sift the flour, salt
and baking powder together. Rub in fat until the mixture
resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar and sultanas.
Make a well in the centre and stir in enough milk to form
a soft dough. Knead lightly. Pat out to 2cm (3/4") thick
and cut into 10 rounds with a 5 cm (2") cutter. Place on
baking sheet and brush with beaten egg. Place on shelf
and cook on CONVECTION 210°C for 15 mins. or until
well risen and golden brown.
Desserts & Baking
Chocolate Brownies
Dish: bowl, 30x20x3.5cm (12"x 8" x 1½") tin
lined with lightly
buttered greaseproof paper
Oven Accessory: no accessory then anti-spark
ring + wire shelf in lower position
Ingredients
250g (9oz) plain chocolate
250g (9oz) unsalted butter
175g (6oz) plain flour
5ml (1tsp) baking powder
300g (11oz) caster sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1tsp vanilla essence
75g (3oz) pecans, broken into
pieces
75g (3oz) milk chocolate, cut into
large chunks
75g (3oz) white chocolate, cut into
large chunks
Put the plain chocolate and butter in a large bowl. Place
on base and melt on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3-4 mins.
Leave to cool slightly. Sieve the flour and baking powder
into a bowl and set aside. Stir the sugar into the
chocolate. Add the eggs and vanilla essence. Fold in the
flour, nuts and chocolate. Pour the chocolate mixture into
the prepared cake tin. Place on anti-spark ring on wire
shelf and cook on CONVECTION 180°C + SIMMER
MICROWAVE for 20 mins. The middle should feel soft
when cooked. Allow to cool in the tin. Remove the
brownies from the tin and cut into squares.
Fairy Cakes
24
Ingredients
175g (6oz) butter
175g (6oz) caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
175g (6oz) self raising flour
5ml (1tsp) vanilla essence
Makes 24
Dish: 2 x 12 hole bun tins 32cm x 24cm (12½" x
9½") + 24 paper cake cases
Oven Accessory: enamel shelf in lower
position + wire shelf in upper position
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 180°C with shelves in
position. Cream together butter and sugar until light and
fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating well after
each addition. Fold in the flour. Fill the paper cases two
thirds full with mixture. Cook on CONVECTION 180°C for
15 mins, turning the enamel shelf and wire shelf around
half way. Cook until golden and firm to touch.
Variation: Queen Cakes
Add 75g (3oz) sultanas in with the flour and cook as
above.
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Desserts & Baking
Streusel Topped Fruit Muffins
12
Ingredients
Streusel Topping
50g (2oz) butter
75g (3oz) plain flour
30ml (2tbsp) granulated sugar
15ml (1tbsp) ground mixed spice
Muffins
200g (7oz) plain flour
3 ml (½ tsp) bicarbonate of soda
10 ml (2tsp) baking powder
pinch salt
75g (3oz) caster sugar
75g (3oz) butter
200ml (7fl.oz) buttermilk
1 medium egg, beaten
175g (6oz) fresh or frozen berries,
raspberries or blueberries are ideal
Makes 12
Dish: bowl, 2 x 6 hole muffin tins + 12 paper
muffin cases
Oven Accessory: no accessory then enamel
shelf in lower position + wire shelf in upper
position
Make streusel topping. Place butter in a bowl and place
on base of oven. Melt on HIGH MICROWAVE for 10-20
secs. Add the remaining topping ingredients and combine
to make a soft dough. Chill. Sift together the flour,
bicarbonate soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the
sugar. Melt butter for the muffins on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 20-30 secs. Cool slightly then mix in the buttermilk
and egg. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 200°C. Lightly
stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Fold in
the fruit. Divide mixture equally between 12 muffin cases.
Crumble small amounts of streusel topping over each
muffin. Place a muffin tin on each shelf and cook on
CONVECTION 200°C for 20-25 mins. or until browned
and well risen.
Flapjack
Dish: bowl, 30x20x3.5cm (12"x 8"x ½") tin lined
with lightly
buttered greaseproof paper
Oven Accessory:no accessory then wire shelf
in lower position
Ingredients
250g (9oz) butter
275g (10oz) golden syrup
75g (3oz) light muscovado sugar
425g (15oz) porridge oats
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Place the butter, syrup and sugar into bowl and melt on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4-5 mins. Pre-heat the oven
on CONVECTION 180ºC. Stir the oats into the butter and
press the mixture into the tin. Place tin on wire shelf and
cook on CONVECTION 180ºC for
20-25 mins. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins. then mark
into 18 pieces. Allow to cool completely before removing
from the tin.
Bread & Pizza
To prove dough
Prove on CONVECTION 40°C until doubled in size.
The microwave is also useful for defrosting and warming frozen bread products, taking individual
slices or items from the freezer as required.
Standard/Whole Bread
2/12
Ingredients
450g (1lb) strong bread flour
1 sachet dried yeast
5ml (1tsp) salt
15g (1tbsp) fat
275ml (½ pt) warm water
For Wholemeal/Granary bread
Use 225g (8oz) each of wholemeal
and strong white bread flour.
Granary Bread
Use 450g (1lb)granary flour instead
of strong white bread flour.
Makes 2 loaves or 12 rolls
Dish: 2 x 450g (1lb) loaf tin, lightly greased
Oven Accessory: wire shelf in lower position
In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast and salt. Rub in
the fat. Add the warm water then mix to a dough. Turn
onto a floured surface and knead for 10 mins. Divide into
two and place in the loaf tins. Cover and prove until the
dough has doubled in size in a warm place or on
CONVECTION 40°C. Preheat the oven on
CONVECTION 220°C. Place the two loaf tins side by
side on the wire shelf. Cook on CONVECTION 220°C for
12 mins.
Bread Rolls
12
For rolls refer to previous page for
ingredients and method of making
dough.
Makes 12 rolls
Dish: 2 x Baking sheets 32 x 23 cm(13” x
9”)greased
Oven Accessory: enamel shelf in lower position and wire shelf in upper position.
Follow steps above to produce a dough. Divide into 12
and shape into rolls. Place six on a baking sheet and six
on the enamel shelf. Cover and allow to prove in a warm
place or on CONVECTION 40°C until doubled in size.
Preheat oven on CONVECTION 220°C. Glaze rolls with
beaten egg and sprinkle with seeds, if desired. Place
baking sheets in oven and cook on CONVECTION
220°C for 24-26 mins. or until golden brown.
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Bread & Pizza
Focaccia
4-6
Serves 4-6
Oven Accessory: greased enamel shelf in
lower position
Ingredients
450g (1lb) strong white bread flour
1 sachets dried yeast
5ml (1tsp) sugar
5ml (1tsp) salt
275 ml (½ pt) warm water
Topping
- 1 small red onion sliced and
softened with 5ml (1tsp) olive oil
and 5ml (1tsp) balsamic vinegar.
(Do this in a bowl covered in cling
film in the microwave for 1-2min).
- 30ml (2tbsp)chopped black or
green olives.
- 2 chopped cloves of garlic, sea
salt and cracked black pepper
corns.
- 30ml (2tbsp) sundried tomatoes,
chopped
In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
Gradually add the warm water until you have a soft
dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10
mins. Roll and press the dough into a 40cm x 30cm
rectangle (15" x12") and place on enamel shelf. Cover
and prove until the dough has doubled in size in a warm
place or on CONVECTION 40°C. Dimple the surface of
the dough. Add one of the above toppings and drizzle
with olive oil. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 220°C.
Place shelf in oven and cook on CONVECTION 220°C
for 10-15 mins.
Sun Dried Tomato Roll
6
Ingredients
250g (9oz) strong bread flour
5ml (1tsp) sachet dried yeast
5ml (1tsp) salt
25g (1oz) sun-dried tomatoes,
roughly chopped
45ml (3tbsp) olive oil
75ml (3fl.oz) passata
75ml (3fl.oz) warm water
5ml (1tsp) olive oil
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Makes 6 rolls
Oven Accessory: greased enamel shelf in
lower position
In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast and salt and stir
in the tomatoes. Add the oil, passata and enough warm
water to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface
and knead for 10 mins. Divide dough into 6 and place on
enamel shelf. Cover and prove until the dough has
doubled in size in a warm place or on CONVECTION
40°C. Preheat the oven on CONVECTION 220°C. Glaze
rolls with olive oil. Place the enamel shelf in oven and
cook on CONVECTION 220°C for 15- 20 mins.
Bread & Pizza
Pizza Alle Cipole
4-6
Serves 4-6
Dish: bowl
Oven Accessory: Enamel shelf Greased in
lower position
Ingredients
250g (9oz) strong bread flour
5ml (1tsp) sachet dried yeast
3 ml (½tsp) salt
10ml (2tsp) olive oil
150ml (¼ pt) warm water
Topping
1 red onion, cut into rings
2 cloves garlic, crushed
400g (14oz) tomatoes on the vine
12 pitted black olives
16 capers
30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
5ml (1tsp) chilli flakes
5ml (1tsp) mixed herbs
12 basil leaves
150g (5oz) mozzarella, grated
In a large bowl combine the flour, yeast and salt.
Add the oil and gradually add enough warm water until
you have a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and
knead for 10 mins. Roll out to a 25cm (10") circle. Cover,
and prove until the dough has doubled in size in a warm
place or on CONVECTION 40°C. Place the onion and
garlic in a bowl on glass turntable and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 3 mins. Add the tomatoes, olives,
capers and olive oil. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5
mins. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 230°C. Spread
the topping over the dough and sprinkle with remaining
ingredients. Place on low rack and cook on
CONVECTION 230°C for 15-20 mins.
Tip: Other toppings to try are: salami, mozzarella and
black olives; beef tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto;
mozzarella, yellow pepper and mushroom; anchovy,
black olives, capers and mozzarella.
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Questions and Answers
Q
My microwave oven causes
interference with my TV, is this
normal?
A
Some radio and TV interference
might occur when you cook with the
microwave oven. This interference is
similar to the interference caused by
small appliances such as mixers,
vacuums, hair dryers, etc. It does not
indicate a problem with your oven.
Q
My oven has an odour and generates
smoke when using the
CONVECTION, COMBINATION and
GRILL function. Why?
A
It is essential that your oven is wiped
out regularly particularly after cooking
by COMBINATION or GRILL. Any fat
and grease that builds up will begin
to smoke if not cleaned.
Q
Sometimes warm air comes from the
oven vents. Why?
A
The heat given off from the cooking
food warms the air in the oven cavity.
This warmed air is carried out of the
oven by the air flow pattern in the
oven. There isnʼt an airtight seal to
the air therefore steam can escape.
There are no microwaves in the air,
or steam. The oven vents should
never be blocked during cooking.
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Technical Specifications
Rated Voltage:
Operating Frequency:
Input Power:
Output Power:
Outer Dimensions:
Oven Cavity Dimensions:
Weight:
Noise:
230-240 V 50 Hz
2,450 MHz
Max 2700 W
Microwave 950 W
Grill 1330 W
Convection 1400 W
1000 W (IEC-60705)
Grill 1300 W
Convection 1350 W
531 mm (W) x 534 mm (D) x 328 mm (H)
354 mm (W) x 343 mm (D) x 205 mm (H)
with internal accessories 20.5 kg
56 dB
Weight and Dimensions are approximate.
This product is an equipment that fulfills the European standard for EMC disturbances (EMC =
Electromagnetic Compatibility) EN 55011. According to this standard this product is an equipment
of group 2, class B and is within required limits. Group 2 means that radio-frequency energy is
intentionally generated in the form of electromagnetic radiation for warming up of foods. Class B
means that this product may be used in normal household areas.
Information on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(private households)
This symbol on the products and/or accompanying documents means that used
electrical and electronic products should not be mixed with general household
waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please take these products to
designated collection points, where they will be accepted on a free of charge
basis. Alternatively, in some countries you may be able to return your products to
your local retailer upon the
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Disposing of this product correctly will help to save valuable resources and prevent
any potential negative effects on human health and the environment which could
otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling. Please contact your local authority for further
details of your nearest designated collection point.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national
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for further information.
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Manufactured by Panasonic Home Appliances Microwave Oven (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd, 898
Longdong Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 201203, China.
Distributed within European Community by Panasonic Manufacturing U.K.Ltd. Pentwyn Industrial
Estate, Cardiff, CF23 7XB United Kingdom.
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