This post was in collaboration with Breville and Marmot Inc however all opinions are entirely my own. The Microwave to giveaway was donated by Breville. Enter below.
I am a fan of quick and easy meals without sacrificing on nutrition or flavour, so when I heard about microwave baked potatoes I knew this had to be added to the quick-but-still-healthy-and-delicious repertoire of meals I keep in the back of my mental recipe filing cabinet – do you have one of those?
I opted for a healthier version of the typically indulgent baked potato and swapped out the calorie dense sour cream for a lighter cottage cheese. I was very reserved on the cheese, only adding a tiny bit because honestly.. what is a baked potato without cheese? A nice dose of spring onions were included to pack a punch and some crunchy buttery salty pan fried corn filled the soft fluffy potato.
I was gifted the Breville Quick Touch Crisp Microwave to test it out and was happily surprised at all the functionality’s available. This microwave knows the right power level and time to suit different foods, and switches to grill when it’s needed. Coming with a crisper pan (which I used to bake my potatoes) the grill function on the top of the microwave can fulfil the ultimate pie lovers dream or save left over pizza from being soggy. It’s an angel in microwave form.
The Microwave has a bunch of pre-set buttons for re-heating or cooking what I’d call ‘typical microwavable foods’ such as Pizza, chocolate, butter, potatoes, baked beans and re-heating that cup of tea you forgot about and let get cold.
For me, this is a dream. Jackson was always the master of the Microwave because my food always came out either piping hot and soggy or hot on the outside and cold on the inside. Now, with a click of a button this smart thing does it all for me.
I simply selected the ‘baked potato’ button, entered in ‘2’ and hit start. The potatoes took 12 minutes in the microwave which was the perfect amount of time for me to grill my corn and roughly chop my cabbage and shallots. The potatoes were then quartered, slathered with butter, stuffed and sprinkled in corn and cheese to go back in for ‘A Bit More” (a 30 second quick touch button that’s perfect for that extra zap) and the cheese was melting right into the potato. Topped with a generous dollop of cottage cheese, spring onion and black pepper this was one fine way to eat a potato. Delicious!
For a 12 minute meal this is pretty darn impressive, and compared to oven baking it takes half the time. That’s only one function. The Microwave crisps things, dries herbs, roasts nuts and you can even check out Jason from the Simple Cooking Channel (YouTube Crush) cooking brownies in the crisper tray in this video below:
The Breville Quick Touch Crisp Microwave is Breville’s latest magical appliance and has definitely earned it’s keep in the Dancing Through Sunday kitchen. To take a look at all the functions and amazing recipes you can cook in the microwave, click here.
Reader, today is you’re lucky day. Breville has so kindly given me one of the Quick Touch Crisp Microwave [RRP $499.95] to give away, so you can experience all the cripsy crunchy pizza crusts, cheese toasties and microwave brownies your heart desires. To enter:Congratulations Lauren
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-Leave a comment below letting me know what you would cook in the Microwave! Competition closed.
Are you the king of your microwave or could some pre-set timers help you? What’s your favourite go to meal to cook in the microwave?
Have a wonderful day, Bec x
Terms and Conditions:
Competition Closed The prize is a Breville Quick Touch Crisp Microwave which will be sent to the winner once address details have been provided to DTS after the competition has closed, on September 28/09 11.59PM. Prize is not redeemable for cash and is non-transferable. Prize is valued at $449.95. The competition is open to Australian residents only. The Promoter is not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner. Competiton Closed