Magical mash, scrumptious soups and perfect purées
Tired of lumpy mash? Fed up having to decant everything into the liquidiser every time you make soup? Want to make smooth guacamole? Want whipped cream without the workout? Want to make your own baby food? Need a gift for a foodie grandparent who’s struggling with arthritis? Make meals easy with a Masha.
Our popular Masha is a 3-in-1 hand blender that enables you to blend, purée and whisk easily, quickly and perfectly. It can even help you make cakes, Yorkshire puddings, crumbles, and meringues. But best of all it does great mashed potatoes. Honestly, a Michelin-starred chef couldn’t produce a fluffier, smoother mash that’s 100% lump-free.
What makes a good mash?
The type of potato you use for your mash is an important part of a mash’s success, and there is a lot of advice online about which ones to use. The consensus of the experts is that the best potatoes to use are Desirée (or other red-skinned potato), Maris Piper or King Edward. If you’re really keen to create the best mash ever, experiment with different varieties.
Creamy mashed potatoes
- 4 potatoes (or 3 large potatoes)
- 30g butter
- 100ml milk
- Salt & pepper to season
- Peel and roughly chop your potatoes.
- Boil or steam them for around 15-20 minutes. Test them by pushing a knife into them - if the knife goes in easily, your potatoes are done.
- Drain the water. If steaming, transfer the potatoes into a pan or bowl.
- Add the butter, milk and seasoning.
- Using the rotor blade on your Masha, mash the potatoes in the pan for around 20 seconds. Your mash is now ready to serve.
For a really indulgent mash, add more milk and even some cream. Check out Delia Smith’s recipe for Perfect Mashed Potatoes for the ultimate indulgence, and make sure they’re smooth and fluffy by using your Masha.
Vegan and dairy-free mash
Just because you’ve committed to a plant-based diet, it doesn’t mean to say you can’t enjoy a creamy, fluffy mash. Simply substitute the dairy milk for your favourite plant-based milk and the dairy butter for vegan butter (you can make your own vegan butter using a Sensio blender - check out the recipe towards the bottom of this link: www.veganfriendly.org.uk/food-drink/vegan-butter).
With a Masha you can do so much moreWhen you’ve got a kitchen gadget that’s as adaptable as the Masha, you can make so much more than just mash:
Soups - homemade soups are cheap, nutritious and easy to make. They’re a great way of using up vegetables that may be a bit past their best or so-called ugly vegetables that often go to waste. All you have to do is chop the vegetables and put them into a saucepan. Cover them with water and add a stock cube and seasoning. Bring to the boil and simmer for around 15-20 minutes before taking the pan off the heat. Attach the rotor blade to your Masha and blend the mixture in the pan. Delicious! And soup always goes brilliantly with fresh bread which you can also bake yourself with the help of the Sensio Bread Maker.
Dips - a summer’s mezze lunch or an evening party isn’t complete without dips. Use the Masha to help you create great textures on homemade guacamole or hummus.
Batter - who doesn’t love pancakes or Yorkshire pudding and toad in the hole? The Masha can help you whip up the perfect batter.
Puréed food - why spend lots of money on pots and packets of baby food when you can use the Masha to purée your own and stay in complete control of your baby’s diet. Save time by making batches at the weekend and freezing them for the week ahead.
Whipped cream and meringue - the Masha is so versatile, you can even use it to whip cream or make meringue. Long gone are the days when you had to work up a sweat with a hand whisk (although that can be a useful excuse to not go to the gym!) or store an extra hand whisk (who needs to store two kitchen gadgets when one will do).