COOK­ING FROM SCRATCH TOOLS THAT MAKE LIFE EAS­IER IN THE KITCHEN

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Janita Singh

AN IN­CREAS­ING num­ber of fam­i­lies are minc­ing their own meat, bak­ing bread and bis­cuits, mak­ing pasta from scratch and even pro­duc­ing choco­lates at home.

Re­al­ity cook­ing tele­vi­sion shows are con­tribut­ing to this trend as stylish new cook­ing gad­gets make their way into our kitchens.

For those itch­ing to jump on the band­wagon, have a look at th­ese smart prod­ucts:

Mar­cato has a line-up of prod­ucts to help make the per­fect pasta at home. The At­las 150 range in­cludes pasta ma­chine, ravi­oli tablet with rolling pin and the Ta­ca­pasta dry­ing rack. Avail­able from lead­ing re­tail­ers.

Mar­cato bis­cuit press pro­duces bis­cuits in 20 dif­fer­ent shapes and two sizes. Sim­ply place the bis­cuit dough in the can­is­ter, slide in one of the bis­cuit die plates and press down the lever. Avail­able from lead­ing re­tail­ers.

The BBQ Buddy Smart Meat Ther­mome­ter and its free app (SmartThermo) is a clever way to get your meat cooked per­fectly. Con­nect the ther­mome­ter to your phone and place the probe into your meat. Costs $49.99; bun­nings.com.au.

The Gourmet Re­frac­tory Cook­ing Stone fits into the base of any of Smeg’s 60cm ovens, recre­at­ing the cook­ing con­di­tions of a stone oven for piz­zas and breads, smeg.com.au.

Mar­cato De­sign Bis­cuit Press makes 20 shapes of bis­cuits.

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