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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cooking with pride thanks to Ozeri's gorgeous scales !

I have been wanting to start sharing our cooking and recipes for a while now as my youngest son is really into baking at the moment.  When I received my brand new scales from I knew there was no better time and I wanted to show them off to you all.
The scales I chose were the Ozeri Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale, purely down to how stylish they looked. When they arrived they looked even better, extremely good quality, modern design with a beautiful mirror effect on them and I completely love them.

Switch them on and you are greeted with a 'hi on the large display', a simple touch chooses between grams, ounces, kilograms and pounds. What I love best of all is when you need to weigh items such as flour or sugar I simply put a plastic bowl on the surface, touched the on button again and the weight went back to zero so I could measure the items without worrying about the weight of the bowl.  When I finished cooking it was a simple wipe and straight back in the cupboard. I did ponder on displaying them on my worktop as they do look so nice, the trouble is I have so much on them already, maybe it's time I had a rethink.  Apparently the glass weighing area is shatterproof but forgive me for not testing this as I couldn't take the chance on spoiling such a gorgeous item.  Highly recommend for treating yourself, go to here to take a look.

So we decided to start off with a simple recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies, yum !!

Recipe - Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients Needed:

75g margarine (3oz)
75g brown sugar (3oz)
1 egg
few drops of vanilla essence
150g self-raising flour (6oz)
pinch of salt
100g plain chocolate chopped (4oz) or
100g chocolate chips (4oz)

  1. Cream the margarine and sugar.
  2. Beat in the egg and essence.
  3. Stir in the flour, salt and chocolate.
  4. Place in small spoonfuls on greased baking trays. 
  5. Bake in a moderate oven, 180oC, 350oF, Gas Mark 4 for around 10-15 minutes.


Using the chocolate chips are much easier.  Also if you have a family of good eaters, like me, then you will need to double the recipe !  We also substituted chocolate chip with white chocolate chip for our second batch.

Very easy to make and tastes gorgeous, although you will notice that my son doesn't believe in small spoonfuls when baking cookies :-)

We like both traditional and modern items in our home and couldn't resist showing you this image of how times have changed.

Sharon x

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  1. From Michele Bodenheimer
    Those cookies look really good and sound relatively simple to make at least with that gorgeous scale!

  2. From Maria Sinclair
    I love how decorative the scale it!! It will fit perfectly with my design.

  3. From Kristy Figueroa
    This looks like a great scale. I have a hard time seeing the read on mine when a bowl is on top. This could be a great replacement for mine.

  4. From Smash Bravo
    That is a very good looking scale. I have heard only good things about the Ozeri brand. I am starting to do a lot more foodie posts and might need to get one.

  5. From Maryann @ Moderna Housewares

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review, it is always a pleasure working with you


Always lovely to hear your comments xx

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