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School Holiday edition: 6 fun recipes and classes to try!

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School Holiday edition: 6 fun recipes and classes to try!

Getting the young ones involved in the kitchen can be challenging if you don’t have the right recipes. If you have a little gourmand at home, let him/her try their hand at these recipes together with you! It’s time to go beyond finger food with these recipes! It’s all about teamwork 😉

1. Mini French Toast Cups (QuickBites! Video)

This recipe for individual mini orange-maple French toast cups is a great way to have the kids eating their breakfasts and incorporating some hearty rye in their diet! These can also be made ahead and kept in the freezer for those busy week day mornings! Switch up the fruits and flavours for more variety or you can even throw in some mini chocolate chips to make them extra yummy!

Recommended equipment: Cerabon Ramekins

 

2. Carrot Patch Mousse Cups (QuickBites! Video)

With Easter around the corner, serve up a carrot patch of chocolate mousse cups on a platter! These cute individual mousse cups are decorated like carrots growing in the ground – fun to eat and even easier to put together with the kids! And best of all, they require no baking at all!

Recommended equipment: Le Parfait Jars

3. Chocolate Easter Nest (ToTT TV)

Brilliant to make with little children over the holidays, these pretty little Easter nests are great fun to make with the kids and decorated with mini chocolate eggs. Make them this Easter!

Recommended equipment: Cuisinart Smart Sick Hand Blender, Martellato Savarin Silicone Moulds

4. Baked Churro Twists (QuickBites! Video)

Love churros but don’t like the fact that they’re deep fried? Try these baked churro twists! Have fun with the kids twisting the puff pastry into different shapes, lengths and patterns!  You won’t be able to resist dunking these sweet, crispy pastry strips into a luscious chocolate sauce once they’re baked!

Recommended equipment: Lacor Pastry Brush, Jamie Oliver Baking Tray

5. Rilakkuma Inari

These adorable Rilakkuma sushi are almost too cute to eat! Roll up your sleeves and prepare these lovely sushi bears with the kids and add in your favourite toppings – think tuna, chopped tamago and more!

Recommended equipment: 3M Portable Food Scissor, Clifton Sushi Tweezer

6. ToTT Junior Chef classes

Hungry for even more delicious recipes to learn with your kids? Sign up for upcoming ToTT Junior Chef classes! With more than 10 classes coming your way this March, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Choose from adorable Pikachu Bento sets, Handmade Gyoza, Mini Donut Pops and more, all under the guidance of our ToTT Chef Instructors!

The Sweetest Food Gifts for Him & Her this Valentine’s Day

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The Sweetest Food Gifts for Him & Her this Valentine’s Day

Nothing spells love quite like food – is your Valentine a cooking enthusiast? Imagine your favourite chef crafting a fantastic cocktail or mastering a new menu with stunning, functional gifts from you this Valentine’s Day. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking!

1. For the guy with a home bar: Quench Bar10der Bundle Deal

Shopping for a spirited spirit-lover this Valentine’s Day? Whether he’s a budding novice or a bitters snob, up his bar game with the sleek Quench Bar10der! Bar supplies take up space, they’re hard to keep together, and it’s easy to forget something. The Bar10der is the all-in-one ultimate cocktail tool and features all the essentials needed to craft a perfect cocktail, including a bottle opener, corkscrew, jigger, muddler and more. Receive a free stainless steel deluxe shaker with the bundle deal!

*Available at ToTT for $48, Usual Price $63.50

 

2. For the guy who loves his carbs: Imperia Titania Italian Pasta Maker Bundle Deal

With a chef-worthy pasta maker and a trusted recipe, you’ll be able to easily create your own Italian feast – add candles and a bottle of wine and you’ll have a romantic Valentine’s night in! Made from solid steel, the Imperia Titania Pasta Maker has a wooden handle right through to its sturdy table clamp that ensures even lasagne sheets and more. The bundle deal also includes a lovely aluminium hearts mould and rolling pin – perfect for making adorable heart-shaped raviolis for your romantic night in!

*Available at ToTT for $91.20, Usual Price $119.40

3. For the men who love their steak: Primo Sous Vide Water Bath 

This Japanese-style slicer turns fresh vegetables into long, beautiful strips that will turn your Yu Sheng into a showstopper! Equipped with fine, medium and coarse blades, the slicer guarantees perfect strips of vegetables each time.

*Available at ToTT for $40.80, Usual Price $58.30

4. For the girl who loves breakfast for dinner: Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker

Whether it’s a breakfast of classic waffles with maple syrup or a decadent meal of buttermilk chicken with fluffy waffles, the Cuisinart Waffle Maker will be a fantastic gift for the girl who loves her waffles! Why wait in line and pay more at hipster cafes when you can have your own waffles any day and any time? You can even serve her breakfast in bed with this handy, space-saving appliance. 😉

*Available at ToTT for $160, Usual Price $228.90

5. For the girl who loves to wine a little: Magisso Terracotta Wine Cooler

Chocolates, wine, and the works – why not broaden her bubbly horizons not just with a bottle of wine or champagne, but a wine cooler as well? The Magisso Terracotta Wine Cooler keeps wine and champagne at the perfect temperature – all you have to do is soak it in cold water before using it, add your favourite bottle of vino and enjoy! Oh, you can even personalise it by writing messages using chalk on the sides of the cooler!

*Available at ToTT for $71.30, Usual Price $101.90

6. For the girl with a sweet tooth: Cuisinart Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

This will come in handy when she’s home and her sweet tooth wants a treat! Get sweet satisfaction at home by filling her fro-yo and sorbet cravings in 20 minutes or less! Simply add ingredients to the bowl and let the fuss-free machine take it from there. The Cuisinart Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker makes up to 1 ½ quarts and its double-insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice. Heavy duty motor can handle ice cream, sorbet, frozen drinks and more – perfect for girly nights in!

*Available at ToTT for $139.30, Usual Price $199.

*Promotional prices valid till 14 Feb 2018.

 Need more Valentine’s Day gift ideas or just looking to treat yourself? Check out more deals at: https://tottstore.com/valentines-day/ 

Your Checklist of Kitchen Tools to Get Ready for CNY

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Your Checklist of Kitchen Tools to Get Ready for CNY

As the Lunar New Year begins, we bid goodbye to the year of the Monkey and usher in the year of the Dog – it’s time to soak in the Lunar New Year festivities with plenty of good food, and more importantly, spending quality time with loved ones!

 

1. A Handy Set of Casserole Dishes

CNY feasting calls for a handy set of casserole dishes to prepare your Pen Chai, claypot rice and even braised meats – the Lava cast iron casseroles will do the job perfectly for you. These heavy-duty vibrant red casseroles have three coats of porcelain enamel layered onto premium cast iron, fired twice for lasting durability and superb cooking performance. They’ll be in your kitchen for a long time to come!

*Available at ToTT for $38 – $157.70, Usual Price $47.50 – $197.20,

 

2. Zyliss Swift Dry Salad Spinner

Thinking of skipping the over-priced store-bought Yu Shengs? This will be your new go-to kitchen tool. One-handed fast pump action handle locks down for easy storage with its air vents in its basket lid and base to maximise air intake and water release. Paired with the unique AquaVent technology which removes 25% more water, you’ll be left with crisp, fresh veggies for your Yu Shengs, salads and more!

*Available at ToTT from $47.90 – $61.50, Usual Price $59.90 to $76.90

3. Benriner Vegetable Turning Slicer

This Japanese-style slicer turns fresh vegetables into long, beautiful strips that will turn your Yu Sheng into a showstopper! Equipped with fine, medium and coarse blades, the slicer guarantees perfect strips of vegetables each time.

*Available at ToTT for $40.80, Usual Price $58.30

4. Iwatani Steamboat Bundle Deal

The Iwatani Steamboat Bundle Deal will take the fuss out of your preparations and allows you to have the option of grilling for a twist. Place the Yakiniku grill plate directly on the gas cooker, loaded with the gas cartridge and it’s ready to grill your marinated meats. Not forgetting the divided Shabu Shabu pot for two soup bases – perfect for a cosy indoor dinner!

*Available at ToTT for $78, Usual Price $130

5. Cerabon Essentials Bowls

No kitchen is complete without beautiful serveware. Add a dash of colour to your dinner table with these stylish bowls in a myriad of colours and shapes to suit your preference. Fill these tapered spherical bowls with your steamboat essentials (think fishballs, sauces and more!) and your dinner table will look inviting and even more palatable!

*Available at ToTT for $10 – $56, Usual Price $15.10 to $80.

6. Jamie Oliver Bakeware

Already have a repertoire of recipes that you intend to bake this CNY? Then Jamie Oliver’s beautiful collection of baking tools and tins will be a dream! Designed to help you churn out showstopper cakes and bakes time after time – bake your signature Kueh Lapis, Butter Cakes and everything in between! The baking tins are designed to withstand temperatures of up to 240˚C and non-stick coating ensures longevity in your kitchen. It doesn’t hurt that they add a lovely pop of colour to your bakeware too!

7. Up Your Culinary Skills

Try your hand at cooking and baking your own festive goodies this year with CNY Special Classes at 15% discounts^, available at ToTT @ Dunearn and ToTT @ Suntec through January and February! Classes include Pineapple Tarts, Steamed Yam, Kueh Lapis and more.

For more Lunar New Year promotional items, visit ToTT @ Dunearn, ToTT @ Suntec or find out more at https://tottstore.com/lunar-new-year.

*Promotional prices valid till 2 March 2018.
^Exclusively for ToTT members. ToTT Membership is complimentary – find out more at
https://tottstore.com/membership/.

 


 

New Year, New You! 8 Delicious Recipes to Clean Up Your Diet

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New Year, New You! 8 Delicious Recipes to Clean Up Your Diet

A new year signifies a new, clean slate. Whatever plan it is that you have been going back and forth about – be it a fitness plan, getting full eight hours of sleep every night, or forming healthy eating habits, now’s the time to kick it into full gear!

Tricks like incorporating veggies into your breakfasts and snacking on fruits everyday are some easy ways to upgrade the healthy eating habits you might already have. If healthy eating is one of your priorities for 2018, check out these delicious recipes to play around with and make the most out of your clean slate of 365 days!

 

1. Lemon Zucchini Bread

Yes, you can get your veggie and fruit intake all in a dessert! This classic zucchini bread recipe has a lemon bread twist to it, making it the perfect quick bread perfect for breakfast on-the-go, or a yummy tea time treat! Trust us – this tangy, moist recipe will be in your repertoire for years to come!  

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLqLa11trlQ  
Get the recipe HERE.
Equipment used: Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Loaf Tin (1l). Buy online now on our
Lazada or Redmart e-store!

 

2. Moist Organic Apple Crumble

Desserts can be delicious and healthy with this Moist Organic Apple Cake topped with Toasted Pine Nuts by Chef Daniele Sarno! Serve this for a special afternoon tea or as a dessert!

Equipment used: Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Loose Round Sandwich Tin. Buy online now on or Lazada or Redmart e-store!

3. Basic Water Kefir

Ever heard of kefir? It’s a unique cultured dairy product that’s very rich in probiotics. The name ‘kefir’ stems from the Turkish word ‘keif’, which means ‘good feeling’! This refreshing drink has benefits that include boosting your immunity system, supporting your digestion and more.  Try our Basic Water Kefir recipe – you can add in your preferred sweetener of choice (honey, agave, fruits) and tweak them to your liking!

4. Chia Seed Pumpkin Pudding

When overnight oats or a cup of yoghurt just won’t do, try a chia seed pudding! Chia seeds are a protein-packed superfood that’s great for breakfast, adding into your salads, beverages and even baked goods!

Rich in antioxidants, try this chia seed pumpkin pudding – the sweetness from the pumpkin acts as a natural sweetener!

Looking to power up your day? Then you should definitely check out our Strawberry Smoothie Bowl!

Equipment used: Zyliss Stainless Steel Balloon Whisk. Buy online now at our Lazada or Redmart e-store!

5. Sweet Potato Baked Egg Nests

Looking for the perfect prepare-ahead breakfast option for your busy work days? Look no further than these simple 2-ingredient Sweet Potato Baked Egg Nests! It looks fancy, but trust us – this one is super simple! All you have to do is shred a few sweet potatoes, nestle them into a muffin tin, crack an egg inside and into the oven they go! They’re the ideal grab-and-go protein-packed breakfast!

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE1c_ECQv7U
Get the recipe HERE.

Equipment used: Westmark Spiromat Vegetable Slicer. Buy online now on our Lazada or Redmart e-store!

6. Poached Egg & Avocado Toast

Keep yourselffull till lunch with this nutritious breakfast boost! Delicious, creamy avocado serves as a great alternative to butter, and goes perfectly with a runny poached egg – mop up the yolk with your toast for a satisfying end to an already tasty breakfast! Switch up the toast to sourdough, rye, multigrain bread – whichever tickles your fancy!

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23aq99n02wE  
Get the recipe HERE.

Equipment used: Grant Primo Sous Vide Water Bath


7. Roasted Broccoli Pesto

Who knew that you could switch up basil with broccoli for a delicious pesto recipe! This Roasted Broccoli Pesto tastes amazing with pasta, as a dip, or as a sandwich spread!

Prefer using basil instead? Try out our Pesto Pasta! This sentence is rather strange cos you wanna promote your broccoli peso righ then why you ask them prefer using basil ?

Equipment used: Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor. Buy online now at our Lazada or Redmart e-store!


8. Hummus with Flat Bread

Here’s one for the mid-day munchies! Throw out the chips and enjoy a healthy snack with Hummus and Flatbread! You can have the hummus with flatbread alone or even throw in grilled chicken and roasted vegetables for a healthy, balanced meal!

Equipment used: Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor. Buy online now at our Lazada or Redmart e-store!

Hungry for more? Check out our Healthy Yoghurt Bark, Easy Strawberry Smoothie Bowl and more delicious treats at our recipe page!


 

Christmas Special: 4 Chefs Share Their Favourite Christmas Recipe

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Christmas Special: 4 Chefs Share Their Favourite Christmas Recipe

This joyous season, we chat with some of our favourite chefs on what Christmas means to them and put together a roundup of delicious recipes that you can easily recreate at home for all your festive dinners. Indulge in these recipes that will bound showstoppers at your dinner tables! From Roasted Chicken with Grilled Vegetables, Stuffing and Truffles to Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Reduction, you’ll find something here that will suit everyone’s liking. Let the feasting begin!

 

1. Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Reduction by Chef Desmond Tan

“Christmas is a joyous occasion where I am able to gather many people around the table to feast together, no feeling in this world beats seeing the smiles on their faces.” – Chef Desmond Tan

When asked why he shared this particular recipe with us, Chef Desmond mentioned that many home cooks are intimidated by the idea of roasting an entire turkey. The long cooking time also makes the meat prone to being dry. He hopes that this recipe will be able to change the way people cook turkey and fall in love with the juiciness of the meat!

‘Roulading’ the turkey ensures that the meat is juicy, flavourful and makes it look worthy of being on a restaurant menu!

Chef Desmond’s must-have tool: Weber Instant Read Thermometer

Get the recipe here:

 

2. Roasted Chicken with Grilled Vegetables, Stuffing and Truffles by Chef Jimmy Chok

“Christmas is the time of the year where you spend time with loved ones and good friends. I prefer chicken over turkey, so this chicken with truffles recipe is my go-to when entertaining friends and family for an ultimate year-end indulgence.” – Chef Jimmy Chok

 

This recipe adds a touch of luxury to roast chicken with shaved truffles and delicious stuffing made from homemade toasted chestnuts, juicy mushrooms and fresh parsley. The crisp chicken skin, succulent juicy meat and rich earthy flavour of truffles is the perfect mix of comfort and extravagance with friends and family. We recommend serving this straight from the oven, paired with a bottle (or two!) of good wine!
Chef Jimmy’s  must-have tool: Scanpan Roasting Tray and Grill Pan

Get the recipe here:

3. Oven-Roasted Pork Rack by Chef Andrea Lim

“Christmas and year-end festivities are all about gathering with friends, family and enjoying an indulgent meal that we don’t usually have the time for. This Oven-Roasted Pork Rack is a recipe that has been a popular dish for many of my festive dinners – and I am sure it’ll be the same for you!”  – Chef Andrea Lim

This recipe calls for stuffing the pork rack with a mixture of spinach and mushrooms before tying it with butcher’s string and going into the oven – the stuffing adds a depth of flavour and the earthiness from the juicy mushrooms ensure that the pork is kept moist through-out your dinner! Try this show-stopping pork rack for your Christmas dinner and we’re sure it’ll be a staple for your festive meals for years to come!

Chef Andrea’s must-have tool: Nordic Ware Roasting Rack

Get the recipe here:

4. Slow Cooked Salmon Confit, served with Pumpkin in Textures by Chef Stephan Zoisl

“Christmas is a season where everyone gathers for a warm celebration. Not only is this dish aesthetically pleasing, it is also easy to prepare and delicious!” – Chef Stephan Zoisl

The slow-cooked confit melts in your mouth and highlights the exquisite flavour of salmon! If you think that serving the confit with pumpkin might make the dish boring, think again – this recipe uses the humble pumpkin in not one, but five different ways! Expect to be blown away with how much flavour the combination of salmon and pumpkin can provide!

Get the recipe here:

Chef Stephan’s must-have tools: Squeezy Bottles, Piping Nozzle (fine), stainless steel cooking rings

 

 

10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him & Her!

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10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him & Her!

Gift Ideas for Him

Men can be known to be challenging to buy gifts for. But whether he’s an avid home cook, fantastic host or the kind of guy who likes to unwind with a nice cold beer, you’ll find a gift here that will help him indulge in his favourite activity even more. This Christmas, show him how much you care with the best kitchen tools, accessories and gadgets that he’ll love!

1. Nachtmann Non-Lead Crystal Tumblers, Set of 4

If you’re looking for a whisky or spirit gift set, consider the Nachtmann Non-Lead Crystal Tumblers. Inspired by the precise spherical shape of soap bubbles and the colours that swirl and shimmer before disappearing, this set of tumblers capture this moment – a beautiful geometric range of crystal tumblers. It comes in a set of four, perfect for a guys’ night with his pals.

Available at ToTT for $28.50* (U.P $42.90)

2. Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller

The perfect companion for game night or when he’s having friends around – no need to keep stocking the cooler at parties or to be caught without cold beverages ! This beverage chiller makes drinks nice and cold in no time. The Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller chills beverages 90 times faster than a refrigerator – in less than 6 minutes! Beer cans will be ice cold in only 1 minute – simply add ice and water to the chilling chamber and choose the appropriate container setting, then insert your beverage and let the machine do the work.

Bundle Deal with Nachtmann Lead Crystal White WIne Stemglass, Set of 4 available at ToTT for $99.90* (U.P $230.90)

 

3. Grant Primo Sous Vide Water Bath

Perfect steaks will never be a problem anymore for him with sous vide cooking – the technique of cooking meat and vegetables sealed in vacuum bags and cooked in a water bath held at a precisely controlled temperature. It’s the most fool proof way to guarantee that your meat will come out perfectly cooked from edge to edge. The Primo sous vide water bath offers excellent temperature performance of ±0.2°C and temperature range up to 90°C without the high price tag. Available in Red, Black and White colour options, the Primo sous vide water bath is an excellent addition to any home or small professional kitchen.

Available at ToTT for $601* (U.P $707.10)

4. Polyscience Smoking Gun with Woodchips

This is definitely the ultimate gift to get if he’s a barbeque, smoked foods person! You might think that owning a handheld smoking gun might seem like it won’t get much use in the kitchen – but your imagination is the only boundary with this nifty tool. The Polyscience Smoking Gun effortlessly infuse foods and drinks with natural applewood or hickory flavors without the extra heat. Smoke from the gun is piped into any container with an ingredient or dish, covered with plastic and allowed to seep flavour into your food/drink. Yes, you read that right – you can even smoke beverages with this!

Available at ToTT for $299* (U.P $400.70)

5. Epicurean Wood Fibre Cutting Board & Atlantic Chef Forged Carving Knife & Fork

This bundle deal makes for the perfect gift for the many rounds of Christmas get-togethers! Epicurean produces high-quality boards and are the cutting board of choice for many professional chefs. Made from a composite of wood-based paper fibre and resin, they have the look and feel of wood while adding some distinct benefits. Like wood, they won’t readily dull knives, but they are dishwasher safe. This cutting board is attractive enough for table presentation for all your Christmas roasts and make for a perfect gift to both the serious chef and the casual home cook! Pair the cutting board! As season approaches, with Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas dinners on the horizon, many of us turn thoughts to having a good carving knife set to carve the perfect turkey, ham, prime rib, or roast for our holiday dinner. The Atlantic Chef Forged Carving Knife & Fork will definitely find its way to your holiday meals – two essential pieces that are essential to getting the best out of your holiday meat!

Available at ToTT for $99.90^ (U.P $144.30)

 

Gift Ideas for Her

1. Boska Tapas Cheese Board & Cheesy Knife

Cheese and wine night with the girls? You’re definitely covered with the Boska Tapas Cheese Board & Cheesy Knife. Carved from one piece of solid beechwood, this cheese board includes a convenient handle that offers the option of hanging it up in your kitchen. Pair the cheese board with the oakwood handle cheese knife – suitable for cutting all kinds of cheeses, but works especially well on soft cheese. The ergonomic oak handle will sit comfortably in your hand, and because the razor-sharp stainless steel blade has holes, the cheese won’t stick to it.

Available at ToTT for $39.90 (U.P $53.80)     

2. mYe Fusion 3-Tier Cake Stand

This is the perfect gift for that lady who loves to bake – a sleek and beautiful cake stand that will be a great addition to her serveware collection. Be it a show-stopping celebration cake or passing around a batch of brownies, this is the perfect cake stand for her to show off her beautiful cakes in style this festive season!

Available at ToTT for $172.90

3. Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

Ice cream at home whenever you want it? Now you can enjoy the finest homemade frozen treats – at home! The fully automatic Cuisinart® Frozen Yogurt – Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker lets you make your favorites in 20 minutes or less, with no fuss and no mess. Just add ingredients to the bowl, press ON and the machine does the rest!

Available as Bundle Deal with Cuisinart Blend & Cook Soup Maker at ToTT for $367.90 (U.P $751)

4. Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker

Forget regular waffle makers – check out the Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker! It takes up less room on the counter while making foolproof perfect fluffy Belgian waffles. Just add your favorite batter through the spout up to the fill line for consistent waffle thickness, top to bottom and side to side, that won’t spill over the edges. Indicator lights and an audible alert, plus five browning levels, guarantee crowd-pleasing waffles are perfectly baked for those sleepovers with the girls.

Available as a Bundle Deal with Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Frozen Yoghurt & Ice Cream Maker at ToTT for $753.90* (U.P $547.90)

5. Magisso Champagne Cooler

Ah, champagne. Some might say that’s a girl’s best friend. The Magisso Champagne Cooler has a porous surface that absorbs water, leaving the outside dry. Simply soak the cooler in cool water to activate the natural cooling properties that will keep the champagne chilled for hours. It also doesn’t hurt that the matte surface acts as a chalkboard to write messages on it! Perfect table centrepiece for this festive season!

Available at ToTT for $70^ (U.P $144.90)

 

 

*Promotional prices only valid from 10 Nov to 26 Dec
^Promotional prices only valid from 13 – 26 Dec (EXCLUSIVE FOR ToTT MEMBERS) 

 

ToTT 7th Anniversary Special: 5 FUN activities to do this October!

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ToTT 7th Anniversary Special: 5 FUN activities to do this October!

ToTT turns seven this October! In celebration of our birthday month, we’ve lined up a month long of fun activities just for you!

ToTT x Food from the Heart: Baking with Love

What’s better than baking you very own batch of sweet treats? Sharing them with those is in need, of course! Learn to bake Delightful Earl Grey Cupcakes, Delicious Wholemeal Buns and more at our exclusive Anniversary Hands On Baking Classes at a token registration fee of $38!

Half of your baked treats will be donated to Food from the Heart, a non-profit voluntary food distribution programme that channels surplus food to those in need!

Check out the classes held in collaboration with Food from the Heart here: https://tottstore.com/classes/?fwp_class_courses=food-from-the-heart-classes

Family Day Out at ToTT 7th Anniversary Carnival


Save the date for a fun family day out at ToTT @ Dunearn on 28 October! Back by popular demand, the ToTT 7th Anniversary Carnival will feature a range of five fun games, putting your aiming skills to test! Tickets will be priced at $7 for 3 coupons. Great news if you’re shopping – shoppers who spend a minimum of $80 in a single receipt will be given 3 free coupons to try their hands at the games!

Attend a Cooking Demonstration Class


Watch our chefs in action and pick up valuable culinary techniques along the way in our Anniversary demonstration classes starting at only $38/pax! Expect to learn how to cook dishes such as Grilled Filet Mignon, Pan-seared Halibut, Classic Nonya Ang Ku Kueh and more! Participants will also receive a complimentary cookbook valued at $12.85 and a $20 ToTT Store Cash Voucher. All demonstration classes include recipe print-outs and tasting portions.

Sign up at: https://tottstore.com/classes/?fwp_class_courses=totts-7th-year-anniversary-demo-classes

Kickstart your Culinary Adventure in a Hands-On Cooking Class

Cook up a storm at our Anniversary Hands-On Cooking Classes! Choose from baking classes such as Walnut Mocha Cream Cake, Hanjuku Cheesecake or try your hand at making fresh ravioli pasta from scratch and learning the art of Sous Vide cooking! These hands-on classes are priced at an exclusive price of $58/pair.

Sign up at: https://tottstore.com/classes/?fwp_class_courses=totts-7th-year-anniversary-hands-on-classes

Cook Up a Storm with Junior

Thinking of fun activities to do with the kids? Try our Junior Masterchef Hands On Classes! Take your pick from delicious handmade pizza and cookies, or ice cream from scratch and more!

Sign up at: https://tottstore.com/classes/tott-junior-masterchef-favourite-snacks/

 

5 Essential Kitchen Tools for Every Cook

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5 Essential Kitchen Tools for Every Cook

If you’re new to cooking, or looking to improve your culinary game, using inadequate kitchen tools can be unnecessarily frustrating. Quality tools perform better and seldom need replacing: think stainless-steel measuring cups, wooden cutting boards, cast iron cookware and forged knives. Choose wisely now, and more than likely, you will have also chosen well for later. We have a chat with Chef Andrea Lim, F&B Director of 5 Senses Bistro at ToTT, and he shares with us his absolute must-have tools in the kitchen. Let’s get started!

1. Cast Iron Skillet

Just about anything you want to do—searing, sautéing, baking, frying, braising—performs best in cast iron cookware. A reliable cast iron skillet works wonders in the oven or on top of the stove. From delicious Steak with Herb Butter to a decadent Nutella Skillet Cookie, your cast iron skillet is the true workhorse of the kitchen. Contrary to popular belief, taking care of a cast iron is not that diii

Contrary to what many people say, taking care of a cast iron pan is not all that difficult. Once you’ve cooked with it, rinse it under hot water while scrubbing with a brush. Soap isn’t necessary, unless you really feel the need to. Most importantly – never, ever leave your cookware to soak in the sink! Instead, dry it immediately, then put it on the stove to let any moisture evaporate. Once it’s fully dry, add a few drops of oil (use one with a high smoking point) and massage the oil in with a towel until you’ve rubbed all excess oil off the pan.

Chef Andrea recommends: Lava Cast Iron Round Skillet, available at ToTT Store
(Usual Price $57.40 – $113.40, Now $45.90 – $90.70*)

2. Non-Stick Frying Pan

A non-stick coated frying pan is definitely a useful tool to have on hand for perfect eggs, pancakes, frittatas and the likes – basically, dishes you don’t want to get stuck to the pan halfway through that chef-like flip of the pan! Unlike your cast iron skillet, a non-stick pan should never be heated up till it’s smoking hot or your risk the non-stick finish vaporising. And it goes without saying that you shouldn’t use metal utensils on non-stick surfaces 😉 Ready to try out some recipes with your non-stick frying pan? This Dutch Baby Pancake will make for a perfect breakfast!

Chef Andrea recommends: De Buyer Aluminium Non-Stick Frying Pans, available at ToTT Store
(Usual Price $33.40 – $95.50, Now $26.70 – $76.40*)

3. Wooden Cutting Board

Along with a good set of knives, a good cutting board is one of the most essential and most often used tool in your kitchen. While it may seem straight-forward, there is a lot that goes into the making of a quality cutting board.  Since you will be using your board almost every single time you cook, take time to research and invest in a durable, high-quality cutting board that will last for years to come. Check out our quick guide to cutting boards to make an informed decision.

Chef Andrea recommends: Epicurean Wood Fibre Cutting Board (3 layers), Serving Series, available at ToTT Store
(Usual Price $51.90, Now $41.50*)

4. Chinese Wok

Whether you’re stir-frying or not, a wok is one of the most versatile cookware you can own in the kitchen. It is probably the best vessel for deep-frying – its wide shape and ability to hole large volumes make it easy to do a big batch of deep fried food with minimal contact and oil use. The wok’s larger surface area also helps to produce that deep, smoky wok hei flavour that we are all so familiar with!

Chef Andrea recommends: Zebra 5-Ply Stainless Steel Chinese Wok with Lid & Steamer, available at ToTT Store (Usual Price $215.50 – $325.50, Now $172.40 – $260.40*)

5. A Large Casserole

A casserole is meant for both cooking, baking and serving straight to the dinner table – hence it should be both functional and aesthetically-pleasing. A good casserole (or large baking dish) will heat foods evenly, and store that heat so that your food stays warm throughout dinner. A high-quality glazed ceramic will also make it easier to clean up!

Chef Andrea recommends: Lava Cast Iron Round Casserole available at ToTT Store (Usual Price $133.60 – $179.60, Now $106.80 to $143.60*)

*The above promotional prices are only valid from 8 – 17 September 2017, at ToTT @ Dunearn & ToTT @ Suntec.

 

6 Feel-good recipes to CUT DOWN on Sugar!

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6 Feel-good recipes to CUT DOWN on Sugar!

As research reveals the not-so-sweet side effects of excessive sugar – including diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity, many of us are now trying to cut back on sugar in our diets.

Thankfully, this does not mean goodbye to our favourite desserts and snacks. Cutting back on sugar just got a whole lot easier – we’ve rounded up our best treats that pass the delicious (and healthy!) test– now that’s a sweet deal 😉

1.Quick Bites! – Smoothie Bowl

Craving for something sweet and sour? This strawberry, blueberry and granola combo will excite your taste buds. Feel free to sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and desiccated coconut before serving to add fibre and immunity-boosting anti-oxidants! Grab your blender and let it do all the work!

Recommended equipment: Cuisinart Blend and Cook Soup Maker

2. Tofu Cheesecake

Looking for a healthy cheesecake recipe? Don’t let the tofu turn you off from this recipe – it adds a luxurious smooth, velvety texture to the cake that will leave you wanting seconds!

Recommended equipment: Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor

3. Baked Organic Pumpkin Gnocchi

Traditionally made with flour, eggs and potatoes, gnocchi’s are a classic Italian dish.

Indulge yourself in this delicious yet healthy organic pumpkin gnocchi without any guilt! These fluffy little pillows melt in your mouth are served on a bed of sweet, tangy tomato sauce that go perfectly with the creamy pumpkin.

Recommended equipment: Cuisinart Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System

4. Quick Bites! – Healthy Yogurt Bark

Like a blank canvass, this yogurt bark can take on almost any flavours you desire. Use agave instead of honey, or you can even throw in some pitted dates to add some natural sweetness!  Make this ahead of time and grab one whenever the munchies hit! They’re perfect for a protein-packed snack, late night treat or a grab-and-go breakfast.

Recommended equipment: Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Baking Tray

5. Mango in Sago, sprinkled with Shredded Coconut & Chia Seeds

Thinking of something light and easy? Try this Mango Sago with chia seeds recipe for the perfect finish to your meal! The mango juice and flesh adds a refreshing sweetness to this dessert and the chia seeds adds a fantastic boost of protein, fibre and other nutrients!

Recommended equipment: Zebra Mixing Bowl

6. Basic Water Kefir

Water Kefir is a probiotic beverage made using water kefir crystals that are full of probiotics and enzymes for a delicious and healthy drink!

This easy recipe by Chef Geeta teaches you how to brew water kefir for a healthier lifestyle!

Feel free to add in your favourite berries citrus fruits, or even herbs to give it your own twist!

Recommended equipment: Westmark Strainer/Puree Sieve

8 Red Hot Picks & Recipes this National Day

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8 Red Hot Picks & Recipes this National Day

With Singapore’s birthday just around the corner, show our Lion City some love with these National Day nosh! Invite some friends and family over and dig into these red-and-white-themed dishes, prepared using our recommended kitchen tools and equipment that will make it a breeze from prep to cook!

1. Apple Pie

This homemade Apple Pie is a classic, from a scrumptious filling to the flaky pastry crust – homemade goodness at its very best! Use the Nordic Ware Stars & Cherries Pie Top Cutter to fashion stars for your pie top, and they’ll be a show stopping dessert at your National Day dessert table!

Recommended equipment: Nordic Ware Stars & Cherries Pie Top Cutter

2. Spaghetti alla Singapore with Prawns and Tobiko

Carb-lovers, unite! Tuck into this Spaghetti alla Singapore with Prawns and Tobiko this National Day to satiate that carb craving! Chef Felix’s recipe allows the ingredients to speak for themselves, using fresh tiger prawns and Italian parsley. Not a fan of tobiko? Swap it out for chopped Ikan Bilis for an extra kick to your pasta!

Recommended equipment: Jamie Oliver Pasta Essentials Set, Red

3. Chocolate Mocha Bundt Cake

This chocolate mocha bundt cake makes use of the gorgeous spiral tin, and you really need very minimal decoration, as the design should be the masterpiece here. Bring it up a notch with fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries and more to make them look extra special for National Day!

Recommended equipment: Nordic Ware PLATINUM Heritage Bundt Pan

4. Chili Crab with Mantou

Dive in with your hands with this national favourite! Stir-fried in a delicious gooey gravy on sweet, savoury tomato and chili sauce, this finger-licking good recipe will leave you wanting more. Remember to mop up the gravy with mantous!

Recommended equipment: Zyliss Seafood Cracker

5. Sous Vide Wagyu Beef

There’s nothing quite like slicing into a tender, succulent piece of beef that has been cooked to perfection. Indulge in this all-star, easy-to-make Sous Vide Wagyu Beef that melts in your mouth thanks to the Sous Vide method of cooking! Serve this with a side salad, mashed potatoes or just on its own for guests to pick on!

Recommended equipment: Primo Sous Vide Water Bath, Red

6. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

What’s not to love about a delicious whoopie pie, especially when they’re in a lip-smacking red velvet flavour? This National Day, try your hand at these red velvet whoopie pies to celebrate with your loved ones, family gatherings and parties. The mildly sweet dough complements the cream cheese frosting perfectly – these are the ultimate decadence in little packages! Rope in the kids to spread the frosting and sandwich the whoopie pies for the perfect weekend bake-out!

Recommended equipment: De Buyer Black Steel Baking Tray with Oblique Edge Black

7. Black Sesame Macarons

Forget store-bought macarons, try these Black Sesame Macarons for a delightful local twist! This recipe by Chef Mimi teaches you to bake the perfect macaron that is light and airy that sandwiches the fragrant Black Sesame Custard Filling.

Recommended tool: Silpat Silicone Macaron Mat

8. No Bake Mini Matcha Cheesecakes

If you’re like most Singaporeans, you’re probably gaga over matcha! Try these No Bake Mini Matcha Oreo Cheesecakes – creamy and sweet, mini Matcha cheesecakes with an Oreo cookie base! Make these ahead of your party and take them out just a few minutes before serving for the ultimate dessert!

Recommended equipment: Nordic Ware 3-Piece Prep & Serve Mixing Bowl Set