Cold Roast Beef Salad with Bread and Bagels:
Plus New Kitchen Knives!
I was sent TWO new knives recently for review, two Eden Classic Damast Knives – an Eden Quality Classic Damast Bread knife 20 cm (8″) and a Eden Quality Classic Damast Carving knife 20 cm (8″). I was more than a little delighted when I received them, as my old kitchen knives are in a parlous state……and having been sharpened so many times, the blades are getting very thin too. I was given a choice of what knives I could receive for review, but for me, the most used knives in my kitchen are the bread knife and the carving knife, after my small vegetable and paring knife that is. So the choice was easy, I picked a carving knife and a bread knife, which completes my “knife stable” for the present time! The knives are part of the Eden Classic Damast Range and there are lots to choose from, with sets available too, in handy wooden storage blocks.
To test drive my knives, I decided to use my bread knife to cut through ciabatta bread rolls and bagels……and, for my new carving knife, I used it to cut through cold roast beef, for a salad. Both knives preformed well and as you can see from the photos, my beef was beautifully thin and evenly sliced; the bread buns and bagels were sliced through as easy as butter, and with no ragged edges of “pulling” of the crumb. The knives felt well-balanced and have an impressive 25 year guarantee, which makes them an attractive buy if you are on the hunt for good quality knives. The Damast series is manufactured from Japanese Damast stainless steel with a core of hardened VG10 steel. Damast steel consists of a large number of layers of various types of steel, all forged together, which produce an attractive wavy pattern……as a British blogger, I wish it was Sheffield steel that these knives were made from, but, I DO know that Japanese steel knives are excellent quality too.
Once my cold roast beef was sliced, as well as the bread for “sarnie and butty” making, all that was needed was to crack open a few bottles of British beer and cider, as sent to me for #BoothsCheers from the amazing Booth’s Supermarkets. The beer and cider went down a treat, and I am VERY impressed with the quality of the two knives I was sent…..if you fancy owning these two knives, then I am delighted to announce that I have a Giveaway to win two knives here: Giveaway: 2 x Eden Classic Damast Knives – Bread Knife & Carving Knife (RRP: £79:90)
As for my cold roast beef salad, that was also enjoyed with acres of salad and a smidgen of English mustard. I have subsequently used the carving knife for roast chicken and baked ham, with the same excellent results. The bread knife has also been in action for home-made bread, which is always hard to slice and again, it preformed well with very little “crumb drag”. I am so pleased with the knives, that I am considering adding the Eden Quality Classic Damast Chef’s knife 20 cm (8″) to my collection, although I will need to save up my pennies, as it costs £47:95. That’s all for today, do have a go and enter into my giveaway, you never know your luck, and watch out for more NEW 5:2 recipes, Vegetarian Week recipes and general news soon……have a lovely day, Karen
NB: With apologies for my lack of commenting lately as well as responding to comments on my blog, I have been travelling a lot and have had lots of issues/work to deal with lately, normal service will be resumed as soon as possible! K xx
Cold Roast Beef Salad:
Chuck a lot of salad on your plate, add English mustard and a few layers of thinly sliced beef, then open some bottles of fine ale and cider, and enjoy!
Disclaimer: I was sent two Eden Classic Damast Knives worth £79:90 (free of charge) for review; all views and opinions are my own and I was not asked to write this post, but I chose to share my views as I was impressed with the quality of these knive. Karen S Burns-Booth