Make Summer the time for a culinary change - BergHOFF Cookware GB

Make Summer the time for a culinary change

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As summer comes around, we tend to start thinking about changing what we eat. The things that hit the spot the most in December – stews, soups and hearty roasts – don’t tend to be as popular in the warmer months of the year. However, these are cornerstones of British Cuisine. We don’t have the traditional range of summer friendly dishes that we can turn to in our national repertoire. So, what summer recipes can you add to your personal recipe book – and can a new set of pans actually help you changes your summer diet?

Summer Recipes

What do summer recipes tend to have in common with each other? They are lighter – often do not depend too heavily on warm or hot sauces, and can easily be eaten outside. Summer recipes also often make use of the fruits and vegetables that are growing and being harvested during the summer months. Making the most of the summer seasonal ingredients means taking advantage of a wider range of cooking techniques than you might be used to using. A perfect way to encourage you to do this is with a new set of pans and cooking equipment.

The BergHOFF Sunshine Set is designed to be a perfect introduction to cooking with BergHOFF products. It is easily enough to kit out an entire kitchen. However, it is also a great way to refresh your kitchen, and renew your existing pans. Getting new kitchenware is a great time to encourage yourself to try new recipes and ideas in the kitchen. In the BergHOFF Sunshine Set, you get:

26cm Frying Pan – coated with BergHOFF’s non-stick surface, the frying pan is a great way to cook without using heavy oils and fats – perfect for summer.

20cm Saucepan – even heat distribution is an important feature of the BergHOFF saucepan. This enables our saucepans to cook things quickly and with less energy consumption. In the warm summer days, you want vegetables to cook quickly – both for their fresh taste, and so that you are not warming the kitchen up even further.

Teppanyaki Flat Plate – Teppanyaki is a perfect summer meal, as it is quick, fresh tasting, and makes the most of fresh ingredients. It also works on the BBQ, so you can get that summer cooking feeling whether you are outside in the sun, or kept in by the weather!

26cm Sauté Pan – BergHOFF’s Ferno-Ceramic surface allows you to cook without having to use oils or fats. In the summer, you want food to be as light and easily digestible as possible.

24cm Saucepot – Often, in the summer, you want to cook a larger quantity of a staple (like couscous or pasta) than you usually would, because you want to eat it cold. To cook a larger quantity, you might need a bigger pan. Larger pans, such as cast iron pans, can easily get heavy. No such issues with the Saucepot from BergHOFF, which is light weight, even in its larger sizes.

Double Roasting Pan – The BergHOFF Double Roaster is enormously versatile. So much so, that it could almost be used to cook an entire suite of summer recipes. From using the lid to grill fish, to using the base as a coal-barbecue, the double roaster is the ultimate tool for summer cuisine.

Summer Strawberry Tart


  • 1 vanilla pod

  • 100 g golden caster sugar

  • 600 g large ripe strawberries

  • 1 x 320 g pack of ready-rolled all-butter puff pastry

  • 70 ml Pimm's

  • vanilla ice cream , to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 220ºC.

  • Split the vanilla and scrape into a 26cm frying pan on a medium heat, then add the pod, Pimm’s and the sugar.

  • Cook for 3 minutes, or until you have a thick caramel, then remove from the heat.

  • Remove the stems from the strawberries, and add them to the pan.

  • Unroll the pastry and lay over the strawberries and caramel mixture. Use a wooden spoon to push the edges into the pan. Trim off the excess pastry to patch up any holes.

  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until golden.

  • Remove the pan from the oven turn the tart out onto a plate or a board slightly bigger than the pan.

  • Cut into 8 and serve with vanilla ice cream.