The Wonderbag

Posted by editor 20/09/2012 0 Comment 3260 views


This curious, cushion like device, the Wonderbag, can reduce a family’s fuel usage by 30 per cent. Transfer a stove-heated pot into the Wonderbag, and it continues the cooking process until your meal is ready to eat. This helps cut electricity use, save money, and reduce CO2 emissions. Initially designed for use in developing countries, it is now on its way to the UK.

Wonder Bolognese Sauce
Serves 4

1 onion
3 carrots
2 celery stalks
4 rashers of streaky bacon
500g of pork mince
500g of beef mince
1 glass of white wine
1 glass of milk
1 litre of passata or canned chopped tomatoes
500ml of water
Olive oil
Salt, pepper, nutmeg to taste


Chop the onion, carrot, celery and bacon into small pieces and fry them in a pan with olive oil for twenty minutes.

Once softened, add the pork and beef mince and brown all over.  Add the glass of wine and let it evaporate.  Add the glass of milk and let it evaporate.  Add the passata or canned chopped tomatoes and the water.  Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

Continue to cook at a reasonable heat on the hob until nicely reduced – the sauce should be quite thick.  When satisfied with the consistency, put a lid on firmly and transfer to the Wonderbag. The sauce will continue to cook and improve the longer you leave it.

Leave for at least 2 hours but up to 8 also works well.

Serve with pasta.

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