“ Brand: Joseph Joseph „
This is a cute little gift that my auntie bought me for my birthday. I enjoy baking and cooking in the kitchen so any sort of baking materials and goods make excellent presents for me. This kit comes packaged in a really lovely box which is rectangular is easy to wrap up too. This kit is aimed at the pie lovers amongst us and indeed, fruit, meat or fish; we love pies in my household!
==Price and availability==
The cost of this lovely set is £30.12. The reason it is so expensive is because the items are really good quality, it is a reputable brand name and there is a timer in the kit which bumps up the value.
The kit contains an Elevate Pastry Brush which is made from polypropylene with flexible silicone bristles. It is highly heat resistant which makes it great for bake wear. This brish is designed to be used for basting and glazing pies or other baked goods. It can laso be used to grease cake tins and baking trays. It is a good brush as the bristles are long and flexible but it is quite thin. It is much easier to clean than regular bristle brushes and much more hygienic.
The best item in the kit is the adjustable wooden Rolling Pin which measures 42 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm. This comes with a set of three removable discs for the end of the rolling pin so you can alter the thickness of whatever you are rolling. This is really helpful as it means that you will avoid getting uneven pasty. You can set it to 2mm, which is thin enough for filo pasty, 6 mm or 10 mm. Along the wooden shaft of the rolling pin is a pastry width measurement guide.
There is also a spatula which is also made from silicone too and this has a base of 4 cm by 3 cm. This is really easy to clean and nothing really sticks to it. The last item in the kit is a pie timer which does not require batteries but features a mechanical timer. This is really reliable and although I tend to set the alarm on my phone, the timer is cute and makes the gift that little bit extra special.
This is a really great set and I love the spatula and brush, they have so many uses and are really good quality. The rolling pin is great and I use it all the time, whether I am baking biscuits or rolling pasty. It is easy to clean and wipes off. The only downside to the rolling pin is that the handles are not that easy to control, big wooden handles are much easier to use.
I have made some lovely pies recently; apple and rhubarb, chicken and mushroom and stewed beef. You can live without these items but it is a really nice kit and I use it regularly.