Earlier this year when I attended the Exclusively Brand Showcase in London, I met up with premium small home appliance experts Scott, I was immediately drawn to the Scott Simplissimo Chef. Anything which makes cooking as simple and labour-free whilst keeping it healthy is good in my book.
Scott Simplissimo Chef
The Simplissimo Chef is a powerful all-in-one cook blender with an impressive range of functions. With Autumn and Winter drawing closer this is the perfect time to start making chunky soups, fine soups, sauces, sous vide and it can even crush ice! Cocktail anyone?
Once all the cooking, blending and steaming is done, switch to Auto Clean and it gets itself all sparkly and new ready for the next time you need it. If only it could make the beds too!
Making Tuscan Bean Soup
- 1 Medium Onion
- 1 Medium Carrot
- 1 Green Pepper
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary
- 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes
- 500g Passata
- 200g ChickPeas
- 200g Kidney Beans
- 200 Butter Beans
- 1-litre vegetable stock
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked Paprika
- Chop the onion, carrot and green pepper into 1 cm cubes
- Chop the garlic cloves into small pieces
- Add 1 sprig fresh Rosemary and place all into the steam basket
- Pour 300ml water into the jug and lower the basket into place, cover with the lid
- Select steam function, the display will default to a 30 minute cooking time.
- Press SET, then turn and adjust the timer to 20 minutes, press start/stop
- Use the tool provided to lift the steam basket out of the jug without burning yourself. Empty the contents of the steam basket into the jug and pour in the chopped tomato and passata.
- At this point, you may choose to blend all those ingredients together or you can add the remaining ingredients of the Beans, vegetable stock, smoked paprika and salt ready to switch to Chunky Soup mode. I blended the steam vegetables, tomato and passata before adding the remaining ingredients.
- Select Chunky Soup function, press Start/Stop button to begin. The blades will intermittently rotate to stir the soup whilst the blender cooks the soup.
- Cooking time is 30 minutes
- Serve to taste – Simon prefers a really chunky soup so I served his up first. I prefer a smooth soup so I popped mine on to blend for a few minutes and then everyone is happy!
The first time we made this soup, I left Lillie (11 years) to do everything and she was able to do this without any trouble following the instructions which were provided in the box. Whilst the soup was in cooking mode, she whipped up some deliciously light and fluffy cheese scones to serve with the soup.
Not only was this soup delicious and wholesome, but it was also extremely filling and worked well with the cheese scones which Lillie made. The Simplissimo Chef made the whole process so much easier to complete which has been proven by the fact that Lillie was able to do it alone at 11 years.
My favourite function is the Auto Clean mode. You simply fill the glass bowl with 1200ml of water and 3-4 drops of washing-up liquid. Using the brush provided we clean around the inside of the bowl and blades and washed the lid separately before replacing on the glass bowl. We set the controls to the Auto Clean function and pressed start. First, the Simplissimo Chef heats up for 2 minutes and then it begins to spin the blades throughout the remainder of the cleaning process. After the cleaning process, it was a simple case of pouring out the water, giving a little rinse and then standing upside down on the drainer or drying with a soft cloth.
For our next recipe, we are going to try a delicious Green Smoothie. Keep an eye out on our Instagram stories. You can also check out the making of the Tuscan Bean Soup on my Instagram Story Highlights, just scroll along to Scott Recipes.
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