Have any of you ever heard of or used an Airfryer? Up until two weeks ago, I didn’t even know these things existed and then one came into my life which I used and was so impressed by. It was seriously like watching a magic trick that you could eat afterwards!
I got myself a Philips Airyfryer and when I unpacked this contraption my initial thought was that there was absolutely no ways I was going to get something crispy or fluffy out of a machine that only uses air to cook, but apparently I was dead wrong. So I flipped through the recipe book and I thought I would go from one extreme to the next on my first trip out with this bad boy and chose to make Chicken and Vegetable Spring Rolls and then a whole Chocolate Cake.
Ok so I followed the recipe for the spring rolls, I made the filling and then I Googled how to wrap them like someone who thinks they know what they are doing, I then lightly brushed them with some oil, popped them into the machine and literally 4 minutes later I was crunching down on crispy spring rolls exactly as described in the recipe book. They were pretty damn amazing and I was pretty damn proud of myself, seeing as I had never made spring rolls before and especially because I literally used a drop of oil to make them which meant I didn’t feel too bad after my 6th one. I’m pregnant ok.
My next challenge was to see if this machine could make me a cake, a cake that wasn’t dry or tasted like something baked in a machine called an Airfryer. I’m happy to report that this recipe turned out as good as the first. All I had to do was bung 9 ingredients into a bowl, mix them up with my whisk, pour the batter into a cake tin then pop it into the Airfryer for 25 minutes. Guys it worked, I opened the draw at the end of the bake and their staring back at me was a perfectly risen chocolate cake which was light and fluffy on the inside and really really tasty. I mentioned it before but this machine is a bit like magic, you pop it on, it cooks whatever you’ve put into it before turning itself off at the end of it all you have exactly what has been promised.
I’m actually pretty excited to try out a few more things in this Philips Airfryer, like fried chicken and chips! Imagine making chips with 1 tablespoon of oil!
Do any of you own an Airfryer? Do you have any recipes you’d like to share with me? I’d love to hear your suggestions.
Below is the recipe I used for the Chicken and Vegetable Spring rolls just in case you want to give them a bash.
- 120 grams cooked chicken breast
- 1 thinly sliced celery stalk
- 30 grams thinly sliced carrots
- 30 grams sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 12 spring roll wrappers
- Shred the cooked chicken breasts and place them in the bowl. Add the sliced celery, carrots and mushrooms.
- Add the ginger, sugar, chicken stock and stir evenly so everything is coated nicely.
- Whisk the egg and cornstarch to create a thick paste. Set aside.
- Place some filling onto each spring roll wrapper and roll it up, then seal the ends with a light brushing of the egg mixture.
- For a crispier result lightly brush the top of each roll with some oil – I did that.
- Preheat the Airfryer to 200°
- Place the rolls into the Airfryer basket and then close it up and set the timer for 4 minutes.