Win an Opies food hamper prize, worth over £35

Be a star baker in your own kitchen with Opies!

Don your pinny, fire up your oven and grease your baking tins in readiness to enjoy this great prize. As we are in the throes of The Great British Bake Off, we’ve teamed up with Opies who have offered a fantastic hamper of store-cupboard must-haves that are essential to transform your tray bakes, convert cakes and bring out the best of biscuits.

Opies Stem Ginger in Syrup is a store-cupboard staple that is an indispensable ingredient and wise investment for the pantry. Don’t just take the word of long-established ginger brand Opies; Michel Roux Jr has described Stem Ginger in Syrup as “one of my all-time favourite ingredients”. Soft, plump and delicately spiced, stem ginger in syrup makes delicious spiced biscuits, Christmas gingerbread, moist and sticky ginger cakes and tray bakes. Alternatively, stir into ice cream or make a simple cheesecake – the opportunities are endless. A long-time aid to digestion, ginger’s properties can also help to aid nausea. A drink made with Stem Ginger Syrup can help quell the symptoms of morning sickness or be a welcome bedfellow the morning after the night before!

Young Chinese ginger is considered to be the best in the world and Opies work with their long standing suppliers to ensure theirs remains an all-time favourite ingredient. Opies Stem Ginger in Syrup is available from Tesco 350g RSP £2.60 and Asda 280g RSP £2.28.

Opies’ extensive range of preserved fruits with alcohol turn simple sweets into magnificent creations in minutes. They’re a great go-to for a quick dessert when served with ice cream or crème fraiche but creative cooks can also use them in so many ways. Opies Black Cherries with Kirsch are perfect in a rich and boozy Black Forest Trifle and the kirsch liqueur soaked into the trifle sponges is an absolute must. The intensely flavoured cherries also add extra indulgence when added to a chocolate brownie mix. Go retro with a Classic Black Forest Gateau or for a quick winter pudding, gently warm the black cherries over creamy rice pudding.

The Cocktail Cherries are traditionally used in classic cocktails like a Manhattan or Black Russian or use them to brighten up soft drinks. They can also be used to make a moist cherry & almond cake too. Sliced Lemons too are a great standby for drinks but they work just as well in risottos and Middle Eastern cuisine.

The hamper prize, which is worth over £35, will include baking essentials and indulgent ingredients that include Stem Ginger in Syrup, Crystallised Stem Ginger, Black Cherries with Kirsch, Cocktail Cherries, Sliced Lemons and Summer Berry Compote.

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