Thermapen Giveaway

There’s one bit of kit in the kitchen I use time and time again and it’s a Superfast Thermapen digital thermometer.  I ended up with one of these  after smashing three of the regular thermometers – and of course it’s pink!

Thermapen got in touch with me and wondered if I’d like five to giveaway, pink ones of course – absolutely I would!

The Superfast Thermapen retails at £57.60 and really are a great bit of kit to have, mine has definitely been worth the investment.

Thermometers are really useful for all sorts of recipes – jam making, sugar syrups and tempering chocolate if you’re feeling adventurous. Thermapen say forget prodding your sponges optimistically to find out whether they are “done”; use a Thermapen.  If a Victoria Sponge has an internal temperature of 95-98ºC and is gently coming away from the edge of the tin then it is done to perfection – who knew!

A few of my recipes use a thermometer

 

Homemade Fudge

Meringue Buttercream

Lemon Meringue Tower

Raspberry Sherbert Marshmallows

And I have a great recipe coming up that winning one of these would be great for.

So to win one of five pink Superfast Thermapens I have to giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d make using your shiny new gadget!

Rules:

Giveaway closes at 12 midday on Monday 2nd July 2012.  Five  winners will be chosen at random from all the comments received. The winners will be contacted directly shortly after closing.  Each winner will receive 1 x Pink Thermapen.

To enter you must be subscribed to The Pink Whisk via email or RSS reader.

(If you’re reading this via email you need to come to the website to leave your comment – from the email click on the Pink Title, scroll down to the end of the post to the ‘Leave a Reply’ box. Enter your name, email and comment and click post.)

For more information and recipes see www.thermapen.co.uk

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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229 Responses to Thermapen Giveaway

  1. Elaine says:

    Woohoo a pink tool, what could be better.

  2. Maddy says:

    I’d use it to make marshmellows. they’ve always escaped me before!

  3. Sophie says:

    I’d use it to make sure I am never responsible for an overcooked steak again :)

  4. I’m currently obbsessed with eating marshmeloows so I would make your Marshmellow recipe

  5. Richard says:

    Just got into jam making and love it! Would love a thermapen to help me make up the big batch of raspberry jam I’m about to do. Much easier to read than the big sugar thermometer I have now. I know what you mean about smashing them! Too easy to do!

  6. Elaine Ball says:

    They look like a great addition to the kitchen, I’d love one for baking and making fudge. The didgital screen would be sooo much easier to read!

  7. Louise says:

    Iced souffles!

  8. Tabby says:

    It’s just all too exciting! First on my list, if I were lucky enough to win one these funky Thermapens, would be lemon meringue pie (reminds me of my wonderful Grandma, so would like to make it for my Mum as a surprise). Coming in a very close second would be the raspberry sherbert marshmallows… all for meeeeeeeeeeee! :-) x

  9. Rhiannon says:

    what a great prize! i would make fudge – have made it before without a thermometer but i imagine it’d be much easier with one!

    am subscribed by google reader.

  10. Claudia says:

    I am so in, what a great giveaway :)

  11. Oooh would love to win one! I bought a regular one for making fudge but yes, it broke :( Rubbish… Would love to try more fudge & am going fruit picking to make my own jam this summer! :) x

  12. Nats says:

    I could really do with one of these at the moment, I’m living in Germany at the moment and trying to recreate favourite sweets that we can’t get here. It would come in very handy!

  13. Nicola O says:

    brilliant prize, really would like to make some lemon meringue cupcakes!!

  14. Abi says:

    I’d make macaroons! Me and My boyfriend make them all the time but we only have a rubbishy old sugar thermometer that is hard to read. Or maybe fudge. Fudge is delicious.

  15. Helen says:

    Ooh, I’d make marmalade. Let me rephrase – I’d make *better* marmalade, because I don’t have a thermometer and used a recipe that doesn’t use one last winter, and my marmalade is a bit on the runny side!

  16. Mairi Cameron says:

    A friend gave me her mum’s recipe for tablet, I’ve always wanted to try it but been too scared – with this thermometer I’d be brave enough to take the plunge. My fear is partly due to not being able to judge the temperature accurately but also because her mum’s tablet is widely renowned!

  17. Danielle says:

    I’ve always wanted to make my own rum and raisin fudge that’s guaranteed not to be grainy!

  18. Sally Chater says:

    Vanilla fudge, yum yum x

  19. Sophie S says:

    I must admit – I would use it to make a thick and creamy Italian Meringue, crumbled onto a buttercream topped cupcake and to perfect it, I would use the thermapen to create the finest spun sugar known!

  20. Camilla says:

    I was going to re-blog My Danish Kitchen’s Brunsviger which is a yeasted dough based cake to have with coffee but alas I have no thermometer to get the temperature of the milk to 43 degrees celcius. This gadget would change my culinary life forever as I have never had one. Aw:)

  21. Matthew Walton says:

    I am subscribed via RSS, although I’m not sure how you can tell this when I enter! In any case, the first thing I’d make with the help of a Thermapen would be a delicious steak, cooked to perfection.

    After that I would make fudge, because my sugar thermometer is too slow.

    And after that I would never accidentally serve rare pork to my boyfriend again. My extremely slow meat thermometer lied to me and now languishes in the wheelie bin, waiting for the men to come and take it away.

  22. lisa woolfenden says:

    i would love to make the raspberry sherbet marshmallows using the girlie pink thermapen thermometer x

  23. What a fantastic giveaway. I would love to get a thermopen to use with my own recipes as well as try new one’s from your blog (like marshmallows that I have never attempted to make). Thanks for the opportunity to enter and fingers crossed ;)

  24. Tasmiah says:

    Thank you for another awesome giveaway!
    I would love to make the meringue buttercream, sounds yum!

  25. Mo Silverman says:

    Wow, a thing of real beauty! I would love to win one, my current thermometer markings came off when I washed it after making apple jelly :(

  26. Laura says:

    Wow -I would love one of them! Where to start…I’d properly temper chocolate (always wanted to learn this!), meringue buttercream is a must-I see a larger layer cake (flavour tbc!)for it, macaroons using italian meringue method. Almost forgot- and to help with all my jam making (less faffing with plates and freezers!) Sorry gushed a bit there haven’t I!

  27. Hatti says:

    my boyfriend absolutely loves marshmallows so I would make him some (lots) of those!

  28. Lou Brimelow says:

    Hmmmmm. I would make, some beautiful white chocolate and cranberry fudge.

    A recipe given to me by the lovely Barbara Jones, grandma to Sale Sharks winger Tom Brady.

    The amount of people who have swooned over this fudge ( including me ) is huge.

    She is in much demand in the Printerland Stand at the home games.

    Hops she (and her fudge) is as popular at the new stadium.

  29. Pauline Ferguson says:

    I would make some strawberry and cream fudge. yum yum…. x

  30. Tamara says:

    Been planning to make marshmallows for a while, and redcurrants almost ripe so redcurrant jelly too…

  31. Sian Lennon says:

    I would use the thermopen to make all the above! And much much more :-) I need a thermometer for jam making as I like to make homemade preserves & jam and marmalade, and I’d love to give Italian meringues a try

  32. Kirsty Boyes says:

    Hello! id love one of these, id use it to perfect my jam (which tastes yummy but I dont think I got it hot enough to set) and hopefully things like macaroons too. I have tried to make these a few times but similar to the jam just use guess work to judge if the sugar syrup is ready! I would love to have a go at home made marshmallows and cinder toffee too!

  33. Alison Whittaker says:

    Hi Ruth I would love to make your raspberry marshmallows, I keep saying im going to do them but as I don’t have the equipment I never manage. Have promised to do them with my daughter as a treat when I have got a job interview out of the way next Monday!! Xx

    • Alison Whittaker says:

      Oh my goodness I got so excited when I saw the recipe for churros this morning, I had these on holiday in France and loved them I’m def going to be giving them a go thanks Ruth x

  34. Nicola Hicks says:

    I would try Italian meringue as I longingly lust after it, but so far, have been too scared to try it! After that I would try meringue buttercream, then fudge, then, well, then I will be too fat to try anything else!

  35. Betty Ingarfill says:

    This would come very handy and hope I’m one of the lucky ones :) Love your book :)

  36. Fiona says:

    I’d like to try my hand at tempering chocolate!!

  37. Lynn Phillips says:

    I would use the thermapen on my very first wedding cake, which is for my son. 3 tiers of fruit, so it would be invaluable to me. Then of course he wants a red velvet sponge for cutting up…so that is 4 uses already.
    Very nervous about the wedding cake and the pen, together with a stiff drink, would help those nerves!

  38. Lynne Lee-Diep says:

    Oh It would most definitely be jam!
    Homegrown raspberries from mum’s garden made into jam is simply the best! Lovely in sponge cakes on toast and simply out of the jar!
    Although am eying up the raspberry sherbet marshmallows too! ;)

  39. Stella Branch says:

    Oh, I’d love to win this prize!

  40. Ruth says:

    I would make some raspberry cram fudge, some of Hestons chocolate tiramisu with chocolate soil and some hard crack sugar syrup to make decorations for my cakes with x

  41. Hello,

    I would like to try my luck and win the prize :)

  42. Kate Mills says:

    I would love to win one of the Thermapen in Pink. Pink is one of my Favorite colours so would fit in perfectly in my Kitchen. I have always wanted to make Marshmallows and never had the money to buy and Thermapen. Hopefully I can win.
    Thanks Ruth you are an inspiration.

  43. What a useful thing! I’d love one of these for my marmalade and fudge-making habit. I haven’t yet succeeded in properly tempering chocolate, so I’d probably have another go at that too!

  44. Aimee Ryan says:

    Those raspberry sherbet marshmallows are calling to me! My favourite recipe that requires a thermometer is salted caramel, mmm
    x

  45. Gina says:

    Oh I would love to have a go at the fudge recipe! My first summer job when I was a teenager was in a small food company bagging different types of fudge and I ate so much of it. Yummy!

  46. K says:

    My MIL keeps going on how I should make her AMAZING white chocolate cheesecake, apparently I NEED a thermometer to make it though. Fingers crossed I’ll win one & get to make the cheesecake :D

  47. Lucy Matthews says:

    I’d make the homemade fudge (using your recipe), jam and also a lovely roast :-)

  48. Caroline says:

    I want to make marshmallows so I definitely need one of these!

  49. Tina says:

    Definitely making Italian-method macarons :)

  50. Kathleen McKeown says:

    I would love one of these who wouldn’t it seems much better then the ones I’ve seen.
    Fingers crossed I may win it.

  51. Julie says:

    Nougat! Between this and my new love (my Kenwood) I can’t go wrong…can I??? :-)

  52. Jill Powell says:

    I have a glut of strawberries in my garden – my husband’s allergic to them and there’s only so many strawberries a girl can eat! So, spurred on by your jam jamboree posts and my early success with your lemon curd recipe, I’m going to have a go at making strawberry jam. I’ve never made jam before and from what I can see in the recipes I’ve found, a thermometer is a must. So please help a jam damsel in distress!!

  53. Rachel Brown says:

    Strawberry and Pimms Jam as I can’t make jam using the wrinkle test!

  54. Jo Wotton says:

    I would love a thermapen as I am presently using my meat thermometer to make jam and as it hasn’t set I think it’s the wrong tool! ;-)
    Obviously it being pink just makes it further up my lust list.

  55. Veronica says:

    Hiya, I have been wanting to make some merengue buttercream but I’m too scared on how to check the temperature etc. by the way I love your work. Veronica

  56. andrea says:

    Hi Ruth i would definitely use this piece of equipment to make any flavour macaroons as i absolutely love them and it would make doing the sugar syrup for the meringue bit in it loads easier.

  57. Nicola Diplock says:

    I’d love a thermapen – my daughter and I have never managed to make fudge successfully, perhaps this is the answer!

  58. lucy tricker says:

    I’d make your marshmallow recipe as I’ve been dying to try that one out!

  59. Ashleigh says:

    Definately fudge – love it!

  60. Zara Royle says:

    Since Summer has been a washout, I’d use a thermapen to make an English classic to brighten my day. Strawberry jam slathered on top of a warm (homemade of course!) scone with a dollop of clotted cream to finish. I feel sunnier already! Xx

  61. Jennifer McGregor says:

    I used thermometer like this at a Nick Nairn Cook School class and was very impressed. We used them to check Scallops were ready. I have a sugar thermometer but you need a good depth of liquid for it to work which means you need to cook in big quantities to use it. the thermopen would be much more useful for a home cook and so quick, too. Really hope I am the lucky winner!

  62. I would love to win one of these for my daughter who at just 18 has started up her own baking business. Cake by Zoe. Having recovered from ME, and had enough of school she is not idling around, but has a part-time job in a clothes shop, and is also determined to have her own bakery one day. So far she has made (and would use the thermometer for) lemon drizzle, coffee and walnut, chocolate, victoria sponge, various cupcakes, apple and banana to name a few!

  63. Jackie Butcher says:

    I would use the thermometer to test my jam quickly without running to and from the freezer getting out plates all the time.

  64. Zoe Corbridge says:

    I have always wanted to have a go at tempering chocolate, it always looks good as decoration on cakes!!

  65. Leah says:

    Ooh, I’d love a new thermometer. I’ve had to move back with my parents and have put lots of baking kit in storage including my candy thermometer. I’d love this so that I can attempt Marshmallows and learn a bit more about tempering chocolate the correct way. I’d also like to try the toffee apple jam that you mentioned in a recent post :)

  66. Kathryn says:

    I’d make fudge and tablet.

  67. Vanessa Hallett says:

    I would make coconut Ice as it always goes wrong with out a thermometer :( and it’s my Dad’s favourite! :) xx

  68. Elizabeth Meikle says:

    Hi, I’d love to use the the thermapen out on trying out itslian meringue for the first time :). Oh and scottish tablet as well(fudge for the english readers) x

  69. Hannah Moody says:

    Thanks for this fab giveaway. As a recent (well, past couple of years!) baker of sweet things, I’ve been being one if these! Think it’d help eliminate those baking disasters that seem to happen for no apparent reason every now and again – all bakers will know what I mean: sometimes it all just goes wrong! :-)

    I am an email subscriber :)

  70. Brenda Greaves says:

    Looks really cool and I have just broken my thermometer x

  71. maureen says:

    I make a saltine toffee and this would be perfect.

  72. Helen says:

    My husband just gave me a book to make sweets for our wedding anniversary, so I have been on the look out for a sugar thermometer. This would be perfect, and I love that it’s pink!

  73. Yamie Boakes says:

    I would definitely make the Raspberry Sherbert Marshmallows! They look divine!
    Love your blog!!

  74. Ginny Payne says:

    Loving the pink thermapen!! Would have to say I’d use mine to check the oil temperature for making churros… something I’ve always wanted to do!

  75. Niamh says:

    Definitely Vanilla Fudge – been struggling to get it right and I think it may be a problem with my thermometer!

  76. Bernice says:

    The marsh mallows look delicious. I have a regular thermometer, which does the job, but a snazzy digital one would be fab!

  77. Annie says:

    I have this recipe book of sweets and I would make a load of them as I have such a sweet tooth :)

  78. Vicky says:

    I would love one of these to try and make a sugar syrup for Italian meringue without failing! I borrowed a traditional thermometer and it didn’t work very well at all!

  79. Raquel says:

    I really fancy having a go at Trukish delight – do I need one for that?

  80. Kim chapman says:

    I would make fudge :-) have always tried to make it and failed each time (blaming my current thermometer). This would be perfect in the hope of succeeding :-)

  81. Andrea Burke says:

    Hi Ruth,
    I have been baking for many years, but since november when i accidentally came across your boozy fruit it become a religion for me…
    Since then i have been making and baking – of course using some of your recipes which i am grateful for… from your boozy fruit & christmas cake recipe to choco-guiness cupcakes (very successful everywhere each time i make it) to your lovely refreshing lemon curd or your choc-cherry cake pops & more…
    I even had a pleasure to meet you personally at Excell Baking & Decorating show (I’m the one you signed the book to including my 2 girls almost the end of it).
    Anyway, I found ‘Banoffe cupcakes’ recipe and i made it with bought fudge, which can be hard to find sometimes at decent price so i was thinking making my own one using your recipe and experiment with different flavours but when i was looking for a thermometer in Lakeland couple of weeks ago i left undecided as which one to buy as they had 3 kinds there – must say i did like the digital spatula but it was brown not pink)… yes i do like a bright colours and pink would be my 1st choice :-D …it needs to complement my “Firecracker” stand mixer…
    And also when i am making your marshmallow frosting i usually let it boil for good minute and hope it has the temperature it needs as it happened to me once it did not set as usual…
    …so to win the “pink thermapen” would not only make my life easier but also brighter…
    Best regards,
    Andrea

  82. I’d just be happy baking… my oven temp is a nightmare, so much so that I lag the outside of the door with oven gloves and tea towels just to keep the heat in lol… so a thermometer would be a godsend xxx

  83. Maria says:

    Macaroons. Definitely macaroons. Oh and fudge too!

  84. Kate Wilkins says:

    Please can I win, just once would be nice.

  85. Jenny C says:

    I’d be cooking everything that I’ve avoided just because it involved a thermometer! Fudge, meringue, macaroons, swiss buttercream, marshmallows and anything else I could find!

    I’m subscribed by RSS feed by the way.

  86. Rose says:

    Now that looks like a useful bit of kit to have

  87. Rose says:

    I’d make tablet for our upcoming cake & candy charity stall at work!

  88. tracey h says:

    oh wow i would love to win one of these little beauties,i would make some lovely homemade strawberry jam.
    fingers crossed ! xx

  89. Jen Snaith says:

    Italian Meringue, yum yum x

  90. zita fox says:

    I’d really love to make some Italian Meringue, i usually make the french version but after seeing the Italian style on the great British Bake-off i really want to try it and of course I’d need a good quality thermometer to do this….preferably pink :)

  91. Lianne Grantham says:

    Hi Ruth,
    I’d make your Raspberry Sherbert Marshmallows, using the Thermapen digital thermometer and take them with me to my baby shower in August – delicious!!
    Lianne x

  92. sam fearn says:

    hi ruth i reckon i would have a go at making meringue buttercream to top off cupcakes. its one of those things i’ve always thought about doing but have never tried . thank you for iving me a chance sam xx

  93. Laura Denman says:

    I love everything about this site because everything is so pretty and the recipes all sound gorgeous! I sometimes wish there were more people in my fammily so I would get more chances to bake and try out everything. The Busy Girl’s Guide… is going to be my next baking treat because even though I won’t have much chance to practise, cake decorating is something I’d really like to give a go.

  94. Paula says:

    I would use it to make jam from the fruit I am growing on my new allotment(then i wouldn’t go through so many cold saucers and teaspoons) and for the meringue butttercream topping on the cupcakes I am making for my niece’s 18th.

  95. Deb says:

    I’d have another go at Macaroons… Xth time lucky after all!

  96. louise allen says:

    I would use it for macaron making – perfect!

  97. Melanie says:

    wow, this looks much easier than a huge old jam thermometer! i think i would have to have a go at making your raspberry sherbet marshmallows if i had one of these, but it would also help with italian meringue. mx

  98. Kathryn MacRae says:

    I would absolutely love one of the Superfast Thermapens to try your meringue buttercream recipe which sounds super.

  99. Oh Ruth I would loooove to win one of these! I keep wanting to make fudge and fancy meringue but the lack of a proper thermometer puts me off! What a fab prize! X

  100. dotty says:

    PLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEE can I be the winner… I love all things PINK and desperately need a thermometer to extend my baking skills!!!!!!!!

  101. Kerrie says:

    I am subscribed to your emails and want to try churros now!

  102. ann courtney says:

    Wonderful website – I have loved and tried loads of your recipes but have ALWAYS wanted to know if it was posible to make churros

  103. Carrie Belbin says:

    If I was lucky enough to win a thermometer I would definitely give your meringue buttercream a try – it looks delicious!

  104. Jenny Phillip says:

    Wow, that looks like a great piece of kit! I’d love to use it to make your homemade fudge. I have a recipe from my husband’s granny which I have failed to perfect for over eight years now – I just can’t get to grips with the different ‘ball stages’. Granny is an expert of course, and so it would be great to have a good reliable tool to help me prepare some to give to her for a change!

  105. Hi Ruth!

    I have tried the meringue buttercream and managed to master it without using a thermometer (since mine is now not working!) but would love to try making fudge. It is one of those things that I always buy on holiday and am often disappointed so would love to have a go at making my own.

    Thanks for all your easy to follow recipes, my favourite is still the pork pies! X

  106. Hannah Welsh says:

    By boyfriend is a fabulous cook but a bit short on gadgets, this could be the thing to move his deserts up a step!

  107. Samantha says:

    I think I would have to make the fudge first as it is one of my favourite treats.

  108. Rosie says:

    That lemon meringue tower looks fabulous- I’d love to give that a try.
    Thanks for all your hard work
    Rosie :)

  109. Michelle Leonard says:

    What a fab gadget. Fingers crossed I’m lucky :)

  110. Ellie Witterick says:

    I have tried all of these recipes and they’re great and have also broken numerous thermometers! One of these would be fab :) and in pink of course!

  111. Emma says:

    Definitely fudge- but I would also love to have a go at tempering chocolate to make some lovely homemade chocolates

  112. bethbutcher says:

    I would love to use it when I make the most of the lovely fruit (and the new book i have just aquired on Jams etc that I’m ictching to try out). At the mo I’m using a rather clumsy anicent thing. Of course now I know that about sponges, I’d also use it for them!

  113. Morag says:

    My last two batches of jam have been so overset they’ve had to be sliced! If I had one of these fancy pink (to go with my very own pink whisk!) digital thermometers, this year’s gooseberries and brambles will be enjoyed rather than tolerated! I might even attempt some fudge!

    The churros look wonderful! Very exciting!

  114. Alicia says:

    I would use it to measure the water temperature to make perfect poach eggs for a good Eggs Benedict breakfast (the hubby’s favourite )

  115. kirsty domakin says:

    Hi Ruth. It’s jam making time and I can’t wait to go strawberry picking and presrve all that summer lovliness into jam. A Thermapen would save my endless ‘jam onto cold plate’ tests and even then I am never convinced I have got it right!!!
    Always love your recipes. Kirsty x

  116. Bryoni says:

    I would definately have a go at making your Raspberry Sherbert Marshmallows or Smarshmellows as my 4yr old calls them!

  117. Rachael Jones says:

    I would make the christmas pudding fudge that I tried and failed to make about 4 times last Christmas!

  118. Denise S says:

    having just returned from my allotment with strawberries, blackcurrants and raspberries the first thing i would use this clever gadget for would be JAM, to see me through crumpets jam sanwiches and cake fillings mmm

  119. CHRIS HOPE says:

    Full of wonderful recipes laid out well and easy to follow,producing great food.Thank you.
    Love Chris & a well fed family.

  120. Monica says:

    I’d use it for chocolate tempering and jam making as well as your meringue buttercream.

  121. Laura Birkin says:

    Oooooo lots to choose from but if I had a thermapen the first thing I would make is meringue buttercream frosting! Yummy x

  122. Monica says:

    Just have to add, can’t believe I seem to be first! That never happens to me :)

  123. Sam Walker says:

    Wow! What a great piece of kit! I’ve never bothered buying myself one before because it seems seriously cheffy, but now I’m wondering how I manage. Might have to invest!

  124. Bluebirdsunshine says:

    I would love to use the Thermapen to make Macaroons. Always wanted to give them a go but I’ve been too scared to without a thermometer.

  125. Emma Bates says:

    Hi Ruth, those churros sound like a great movie night treat! If I were to wins thermapen I would firstly use it I make a meringue buttercream frosting. I have been desperate to make this but do not have a sugar thermometer in my collecetion yet! I would then make some huge gorgeous cupcakes with the buttercream and put them on my Facebook page to entice people! thank you! X

  126. Grainne Redmond says:

    Oh oh oh I would make marshmallows! I have always wanted to try making my own because they are (one) of my favourite things ever! With this thermometer I could be making confection perfection! Looking forward to your new recipe. xxx

  127. Trina says:

    I have been meaning to make jam forever. I would be making vats of the stuff if I had one of these!

  128. HelenaF says:

    I would make fudge – a bucket of creamy fudge.

  129. tracydenby says:

    I have been meaning to make my own jam/marmalade forever…that is what I would use the thermapen for.

  130. Catherine says:

    Mmmm Ruth the churros look scrumptious,

  131. Helen craig says:

    I’d use it to have a go at making marshmallows for hot chocolate, sweets aren’t something I make often- the only one I really make is tablet at Christmas! A thermometer would be handy for that too!

  132. HELEN says:

    great prize, I’ve always wanted a thermometer so I could make that spun sugar & also the meringue buttercream!

  133. Ruth clarke says:

    I would love this fantastic tool. Great for chocolate making as well! Best bit is that it is pink!

  134. Jackie says:

    Ruth, I would do sooo much with it. Far better than trying to read the markings on my jam thermometer. I have a book on confectionary and after watching the hairy bikers make sweets in the sweet shop in cheddar gorge, I’d love to try pulling some syrup to turn into boiled sweets. It looked like they were having so much fun. Of course there’s jam to be made as well.

  135. Jocelyn Bays says:

    I would use mine so that I could pefect my spun sugar which relies on getting the temperature right. Would also find it useful for so many things including the recipes you’ve mentioned particularly the Italian meringue ..yum …

  136. kathleen hooper says:

    I’d love to try this out first with my new BBQ, to make sure the meat is properly cooked

  137. Sue Jones says:

    I really fancy making jam this year and I remember the ‘hit and miss’ approach from school,so a thermometer would certainly help! And how amazing about the victoria sponge, I’d like to give that a go!

  138. Stacey Woods says:

    I’m a keen jam maker, so I’d use the Thermapen to make sure it’s exactly right as sometimes mine can go a bit over!!

  139. emma lockett says:

    Would first of all make your churros, then use it for the chocolate meringue buttercream in my quadruple layer chocolate cake. Yummmm x

  140. IpswichAddick says:

    Hi Ruth, what a fab gadget! I’d make some caramel baskets and then some hard caramel chocs to sit in them for my friends. You can tell I’m old school, can’t you?! Carry on inspiring. Regards, CX

  141. Ellen Smith says:

    Wow, that’s awesome! I hope I win one, I’d love to try that out :)

  142. Choclette says:

    I’ve been wanting to get a thermometer for at least a couple of years but have been dithering around because I don’t know the best one to get SO I would love to win one of these and save me dithering around for another 2 years. I want one mostly for tempering chocolate, but also for having a go at marshmallows and any number of other things I keep putting off because I don’t have one!

  143. david says:

    I would love one of these pink or not to test my rasberry sherbet marshmallows, hope they taste as good as yours.

  144. Megan Heffer says:

    I would make peanut butter fudge as it is the best fudge ever and I don’t even like peanut butter !!!!

  145. Hannah says:

    I’ve always wanted to have a go at making my own fudge, and jam, so this looks perfect!

  146. Fran Carroll says:

    I would love to win one of the thermapens as I don’t have a kitchen thermometer and would love to make homemade fudge. When I was a child we had a small family run sweetshop selling handmade chocolates and fudge (bought in from an external company) and to this day the sight of vanilla fudge makes me remember! Sitting on a small stool to the right of my mum who was serving customers…seems like yesterday…!

  147. Denise says:

    I think this would be very helpful for all baking. I have a fan forced oven and even though I limit the time of cooking my cakes always end up on the dry side – this would be perfect.

  148. Margaret McLean says:

    I will make some melt in your mouth tablet, the scottish way xx

  149. Linda Rumsey says:

    I’d use it to make home-made millionaire’s shortbread. I always find it tricky to get the caramel just right!

  150. Helen Huxley says:

    would love one of these

  151. Laura says:

    If I were to win a thermapen my first make would definitely have to be the raspberry sherbet marshmallows mmmm!!!!

  152. Jane Hutchison says:

    definitely would use one of these. and its hot pink!!!

  153. Louise Allen says:

    I susbribe by RSS I think and I’d love to win one of these! :)

  154. Linda Illingworth says:

    how wouldn’t I use it! I get so frustrated (and often intimidated) by receipes that need a thermometer,and always want to expand my baking repertoire. As I regularly bake for charity I always want to go that ‘little bit further’and I love it when people say ‘wow did you bake this?’

  155. Mona says:

    I have always wanted to make my own home-made marshmallows (that way I can cut them as chunky as I like, yum yum!) and I’ve had the Raspberry Sherbert Marshmallows recipe bookmarked for absolutely ages! And they’re pink too, you can’t go wrong with pink as far as I’m concerned!

  156. Christina says:

    Dear Ruth,

    My grown-up daughter is a great fan of your newsletters and tries out all your latest recipes. I now am signed up and love the surprise of what recipe you have chosen to share with us.

    I have 3 grandchildren who are keen to learn to cook but my oven is not very even – heat distribution-wise and also I’ve got problems with my wrists so pulling out trays etc out of the oven is a bit of problem sometime. So a Thermapen would be marvellous fpr me for all sorts of baking, jam making and sweets too.

    Thank you for your newsletters – I really enjoy your recipes.

  157. serenity says:

    I would make all manner of candy. Yum.

  158. Steve says:

    I tried your christmas pudding fudge with my old glass thermometer but it kept steaming up making it hard to read and it has since broken.

    the fudge turned out great so a new thermometer is just what i need to make more fudge!

  159. Franziska says:

    First: Peanut Butter Crispy Bars. Need the thermometer to get the caramel right
    Second: Marshmallows. LOOOOOOOOOOOVE marshmallows. Especially homemade ones.
    Third: Black Jack Toffee (it’s made with treacle)
    Forth: Honeycomb. Easy to make and so impressive to look at!
    and there are many more things I would finally be able to make… without burning my fingers trying to see if the sugar has reached a certain stage.

  160. Pamela Benn says:

    I tried to temper chocolate, but my thermometer is useless. Would love one of these to make my grandchildren some ‘Nana’ made sweeties.
    (Raspberry sherbet marshmallows would go down a treat with them)

  161. Linda B says:

    I’d love to try making the meringue buttercream for cupcakes, as an alternative to normal buttercream or frosting. I’ve also just read about the churros, which I’d never even heard of, which sound delish!

  162. natasha says:

    I’d love to make vegetarian marshmallows and turkish delight as they are so hard to find!

  163. Laura H says:

    If I were lucky enough to win one of those hot pink thermapens I would definitely give making the homemade fudge a whirl.

  164. Helen says:

    I would definately try out your tip for the perfect Victorian Sponge – can never get mine perfect – but with this handy thermapen! And fudge. And the perfect roast.

  165. Angela says:

    Really want to have a go at making macaroons, watched a video of you making them and you made it look so easy, so this piece of kit would be so useful!

  166. Jane says:

    WOW!! Great prize – at last I would attempt that peanut brittle recipe that my husband keeps on at me to cook – his favourite!

  167. Catherine Crocker says:

    Ohh it would have to be meringue buttercream topping for cupcakes that would be the first thing to cook if I was lucky enough to win the thermometer, going to try your cupcake reciepe as well !

  168. Mel says:

    Wow, what a gadget, love the idea of using to check cakes too. The first thing I’d make though would be peanut butter fudge dipped in tempered chocolate for the ultimate Reece’s Pieces!

  169. Michael Long says:

    Pink is good. Pink for the pink grapefruit marmalade I’m making for the Chemotherapy Suite at Barnet Hospital

  170. Shazza says:

    oooh I would have to have my first try at making fudge!! x

  171. Kim says:

    I would love one of these, I’m obsessed with things not being cooked properly so I don’t know why I don’t have one already! I would definitely try my hand at jam making with one, it’s something I’ve been wanting to try for ages as I always go and drool over the jam jars in Lakeland!

  172. Rainie Bish says:

    I would love to try your Raspberry Sherbert Marshmallows recipe. That would definitely be first, they sound delicious

  173. emma hughes says:

    Would love to make proper meringue, I don’t like the other kind. I would use my new thermapen to tempur chocolate mainly, I’ve been practicing without one and its so hit and miss. Love your site. X

  174. Alice says:

    I’d make strawberry and rhubarb jam, keeping with the pink theme of course!

  175. I’d definitely use it to make fudge!

  176. Kathy Akroyd says:

    Love this!! I had a proper maslin pan & jam-making accessories given at Christmas & am waiting for my massive raspberry crop in the garden to ripen so this would take the guess-work out of getting perfectly set jam. Good luck me!! Thanks Ruth x

  177. Gerryberry says:

    I’ve beendying to make fudge the proper way, marshmallows and so many other recipes I only glance at and move on because the success of it requires a therm. IT would be great to have one and especially in a girly pink!!!! Actually it would be the first colourful item in my kitchen!!!! he he he…

  178. Lorraine says:

    Sea Salted Caramel and my first attempt at strawberry jam…mmmmm

  179. Lynne says:

    Ooh a pink thermometer!! How cool. I’d make jam, [roper jam if I had one of these. Not jam that is too runny or too thick but jam that is just right!! How could I not, with an aid that looks like that!

  180. Lindsey cummins says:

    I would use it to make some coconut fudge as my current thermometer is not the most reliable!

  181. esther says:

    I’d definitely make italian meringues for a lemon meringue pie. Italian meringue is my favourite, but I have never been able to make it perfectly, as I have never had a thermometer! This would be the perfect solution! :) xx

  182. Nikk says:

    I have only just joined you but I really would love to try….well everything please. This would be a fantastic tool to set me on my way. Fingers crossed. :)

  183. fiona says:

    I would deffinitley find this useful for heating oil. As a total novice i am very nervous so this would give me a bit more confidence :) bye for now Fi xx

  184. Eileen Wightman says:

    I would love one of these for making jam, it would make life so much easier LOL
    Thank you for allowing me to take part.

  185. Steph Sykes says:

    I have always wanted one of these!! I would use it to make boiled sweets, as i love them! And Italian meringue’s as i often get my sugar too hot and end up in a little bit of a mess! But its good fun!

  186. Keeley Bowering says:

    Wow fantastic Blog :@) I’m itching to make your Meringue Tower, amongst all your other recipes too. Thanks for the fantastic posts, love reading them all. You are very entertaining xx

  187. Laura says:

    A great prize! My first thermometer broke when i used it for the very first time making your fudge, which turned out AMAZING, and i havn’t bought a new one since. It’s on my birthday list for 2 months time and i’ve been desperate to make more fudge ever since.

  188. Hayley Walker says:

    Would love one of these!! Perfect fillet steaks cooked to my liking :-) x

  189. Tanya Hamilton says:

    Pink is perfect! I would have loved to have had this to hand to help me with the custard for my basil ice cream yesterday. But it’s the start of summer, so there’s plenty more time to make (and eat!) ice cream…

  190. Nikki says:

    I’d love one of these, it would make jam making so much easier and would love to try the meringue buttercream and the marshmallow look very tempting

  191. Carolyn says:

    Wow this would be so useful-been wanting one of these for ages so I can tackle fudge for the first time! Practice needed for this years Christmas gifts :)

  192. chris skinner says:

    i love making cupcakes and am desperate to conquer merangue frosting.

  193. Maxine says:

    I’m after one of these nifty gadgets – it would be super handy for when I make my mandarin bundt sponges

  194. Laura Benz says:

    Hi Ruth, there are so many things that I would love to us that funky little gadget. Honeycomb (my personal nemisis!), macaroons (been a little too chicken to have a go, must muster up some courage!) and meringue. Thank you for giving us some fab giveaways xxxx

  195. Bruce Tenison says:

    I would LOVE to have one of these. My wife and daughter would love the fat that’s pink as well. I’m sure I’d use it to make my Aunt Juanita’s Coke Cake as well as many outdoor bar-b-que’ing excursions.

  196. Eleanor says:

    I’d probably make my dad some fudge because he loves it and my sugar thermometer’s rubbish! I’d also like to check cakes with it as I’m sure my oven temperature’s a bit temperamental…

  197. liz marven says:

    i would love one of these as it might finally help me make the perfect fudge (the soft ball in water does not seem to work for me!), also i looove the colour pleasy pleasy please xx

  198. Maggie says:

    Macarons or tempering chocolate would be a good start and because you said ‘make’ and not ‘bake’ we need help testing temperatures on the bbq.

  199. lissa mcgregor says:

    mmmmm now where to start mmmm ok so Fudge mmm tablet mmmm now ive eaten all that maybe a day or two off the sweat treats :-)

  200. Anne Marigold says:

    I’d stick it a barbecue duck I’m dying to try. It’d get it just right, not undercooked, not dry and still PINK on the breast!

  201. Lesley says:

    Desperately trying to master the art of tempering chocolate precisely, plus my attempts at Italian Meringue Buttercream has been a bit hit & miss without a thermometer so would just love to win a pink Thermapen

  202. Elizabeth Lee says:

    If I won a thermapen the first thing I’d make would be some toffee (at the correct temperature) so it wouldn’t break anyone’s teeth!

  203. Sheena Johnson says:

    I’d love to win the gorgeous thermapen, because being pink, my hubbie wouldn’t then keep nicking it to check the accuracy of the water temperature gauge on his Land Rover – like he does with my current sugar thermometer!

  204. Emma says:

    Would come in very handy for making some very sweet but delicious Scottish tablet…

  205. Jenny smailes says:

    At this time of year it has to be using lovely summer fruit to make jam, my raspberry jam always sets too much so this would help!

  206. Deb says:

    I could fancy myself as Vianne from Chocolat, so the first thing I’d do with a thermapen would be to follow your instructions for tempering chocolate – my chocolates taste good but always have a bit of bloom.

  207. Pip says:

    I love getting your emails – so many scrummy ideas! I’ve never yet dared to venture into jammy or chocolatey creations as yet, but who knows???? One day, with the right equipment, I’ll feel brave enough to give it a go :)

  208. The first thing I would try would be the tempering chocolate which you made look very easy.I’ve tried doing it a few times but alas no joy.I keep hoping they will become a bit cheaper to buy as I can’t really afford one being a pensioner.Thank you Ruth for you’re brilliant website. Kind Regards. Val x

  209. Bev Hunter says:

    I’d try some Italian meringues or maybe that donut recipe I’ve been eyeing up for ages, no that chocolate tempering looks interesting… Mmmm homemade jam, omg lots to try lol!

  210. Gillian Greathead says:

    I’d give tempered chocolate a go. I’ve never been brave enough before!

  211. Sandy says:

    I would love to win this pen. I would make red velvet cake. My cakes are either underdone or overdone and this would make life eaiser. Thanks for the chance. ;o)

  212. Kerry lindridge says:

    I would love a go at tempering chocolate as I have a cake pop mould I have yet to try out so it would be perfect to get a lovely gloss on the chocolate

  213. Kerry lindridge says:

    I would love a go at tempering chocolate as I have a cake pop mould I have yet to try out so it would be perfect to get a lovely gloss on the chocolate

  214. Katie says:

    Hi Ruth,

    If I were to win a thermapen, I would make lots of different things as I am an avid baker. I love to make fudge, marshmallows, Millionaires Shortbread, honeycomb, I have also just bought a pot to start making jam. It would go lovely in my new kitchen too :) xx

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