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Providing hints and tips on using your Thermy, suggestions and recipes - from a very happyily Thermomixed South Australian couple

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Tomato Sauce - cooking in bulk

Posted by Bee & John on January 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Yumm!!  Home made tomato sauce!!!

I grabbed a box of tomatoes yesterday, quite cheap!  and proceeded to make the next 12 months quota of tomato sauce.

Is it cost effective?  Well, here's the breakdown.

3/4 box of tomatoes.  $8 for the box so that's $6

1.5k of plums, off our tree so free.  I would imagine that this t...

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The Wonder's of Ice Coffee in the Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on June 9, 2013 at 5:10 AM

Well.... South Australia is famous for their Fru-Chocs and South Australan's LOVE their Ice Coffee!

There is really nothing better than making Ice Coffee in Thermy - it is SO yummy!  But I have found that there are a couple of factors to bear in mind!

First of all - there are two different types of ice coffee!  One is Spumone Al Caffe from the Everyday Cookbook and then there is the Peter method.

I'll talk about the Peter Method ...

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Posted by Bee & John on October 23, 2012 at 7:45 PM


Remember Matchsticks? I haven't had them for YEARS!!



I made some little chicken pies recently and had a little of the EDC rough puff pastry left over so I thought I would make up a couple of Matchsticks, they were DELICIOUS and I wish I had scrapped the mini pies to leave enough for more than a couple of Matchsticks!



  1. Make up a batch of EDC rough puff pastry (for help and support,
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Rough Puff Pastry

Posted by Bee & John on October 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I have heard that puff pastry is difficult. My step-daughter, who is training to be a patisserie chef, has done it by hand and certainly claims so!


But.... Puff Pastry is another thing that you and the Thermomix can make easily and to stupendous results!!


The recipe and method I used was from the Everyday Cookbook - I just followed the recipe - to great effect I might add! Helene, on

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What ingredients do you need????

Posted by Bee & John on July 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I have just completed a list that I was thinking might be handy... I hope it is.  I thought I would write a list of all the DRY ingredients (and a few common fresh ones) that you will need to make everything in the Everyday Cookbook.

Because it is too big for a post, and needed a bit of formatting, I added a whole new page to mty website.  It is called Everyday Ingredients.

I hope you enjoy it :-)  




Posted by Bee & John on June 24, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Butter!  Why make it yourself??  Well, if you have never tasted home made butter, you dont realise what a bland thing supermarket butter really is!!  Home made butter is just delicious and you REALLY notice how fresh it tastes!!

There are clear steps in the Australian Everyday Cookbook (Basic section) and Helene has a wonderful video on her website.

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mashed potatoes

Posted by Bee & John on May 4, 2012 at 10:20 AM

John and I watched Helston Blumethal last night, make his "perfect mashed potatoes".  What you do is cook them slowly, then cool them, then grate them then put them through a strainer and then add LOTS of butter (he talked 25-50% butter!) and stir and stir.....

.... or you can forget all of that and chuck rinsed, chopped raw potatoes into the Thermomix and get perfect mashed potatoes every time!!  Heston also talked about the taste, the bulk of flavour in the skins...

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Posted by Bee & John on April 6, 2012 at 2:15 AM

I used to make Pikelets all the time... I had taught myself a mixture of ingredients that seem to work when I was younger and then just stuck to it.  Nothing much to it, beat eggs and milk together and then add self raising flour incrementally until it seemed almost thick enough and then let it sit.

But... I never had an actual pikelet recipe.  So, when I flicked through the Everyday Cookbook recently and saw THAT pikelet recipe, I stopped to think. 

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Almond Pastry Tartlets

Posted by Bee & John on January 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

At a BBQ our team had before Christmas, Fran (our group leader) brought these tiny little almond pastry tartlets!  Oh Boy!  I scoffed the lot!  (or that's what it felt like at the time - I THINK some other people had some)

So... I had to make them!  I even bought a mini muffin tray to make them in.  Now in all honesty, you don't need to make them in mini muffin trays... try larger pie dishes, or muffin pans or anything that you would NORMALLY use for...

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