Tick of Yum

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

Our Ticks of Yum

Instant Ice Cream

Posted by Bee & John on August 9, 2011 at 12:40 AM

I heard that it might work... but I was sceptical.  Ice cubes and powdered milk.... riiiiiight!


However, I fell into a bad bit of headspace today and bought some ice cream.  I know, I know.... but it was the ice cream of my childhood!


Yuk.  Well, it was nice - but it was fluff!  It was like the fluff from the top of a cappuccino - only cold!


So - I went and tried the thing that I heard worked... but with scepticism. ...

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Prices and Niceness of Spices

Posted by Bee & John on May 12, 2011 at 2:20 AM

One thing that I have noticed now I am really getting the most out of our Thermomix, is that I am using a lot more spices.  

I was reminded lately, that we have become very accustomed to buying everything from a supermarket - thinking that we've got the cheaper options.... NOT!!

For an example, I needed some cinnamon the other day and popped into a local supermarket and got a small packet.  15g and it cost $3.95

A few days later, I went to Gaganis Brothers (...

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Pre-sautee your onions!

Posted by Bee & John on April 19, 2011 at 1:15 AM

We had an incredibly sucessful professional cooking class last night with Chef Judyta Slupnicki from Phore Seasons restaurant in Semaphore. (who has had her Thermomix for 4 years and now laughs at the chefs who at first didn't know why she had it and are now going to her for tips for THEIR Thermomix)

She mentioned a really  handy hint!

You can chop up to 1kg of onions and then sautee them with 1/2 cup of olive oil (15 - 20 mintues, 100oC, speed 2-3) Cook unti...

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Chia Seeds

Posted by Bee & John on April 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM

I have recently been introduced to the humble Chia Seed.

Because of the wonders of the Thermomix, I can easily add it to most of what I am cooking/baking/drinking! Sneaking some good grain into my "no grain bread for me" husband without him noticing!

Chia is an ancient food source, recently rediscovered. "Chia" is the Mayan word for strength.  

What is it really?  It is a tiny little seed, from an annual herb, that tastes of nothing!  NOTHING! and which ...

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Using Thermomix as a kettle??

Posted by Bee & John on March 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM

I subscribe to an interesting food blog by a Sydney-based food writer Fouad Kassab - he had a recent post on the wonders of an Aeropress to make coffee.

What struck me about his blog was his comment about the optimal water temperature for coffee is 80oC.  Weeeeellll!  The thermomix has...

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Juicing in the Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on February 23, 2011 at 6:50 PM

I must admit.... Juicing is one of those things that I hadn't done a lot of in the thermomix until lately.  Actually... I learnt more about juicing at a cooking class this week (the first one I have attended!)


I was under the miss-understanding that you stuck the fruit/vegetable in the thermomix and voila! but who can drink pulp?!?


Nope!  I have just had the most beautiful juice!  Drink the thick stuff if you like.... but gee, add some sugar ...

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Beating egg whites

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM

I have been asked how the thermomix is on beating egg whites.  I would say GREAT! (of course)


Having problems?  Think on this....

 

  • absolutely NO egg yolk!  do each egg in a separate glass to make sure each one is absolutely clean. and THEN put into the bowl.
  • is your bowl CLEAN - remember, any remaining fat will make the egg whites fail - fat can come in any form... even a small trace of butter?  meat?  oil...
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Cindy Omera's Gluten Free Bread

Posted by Bee & John on August 27, 2010 at 4:05 AM

I was asked to make a gluten free bread for someone.


Now, I had no idea about gluten free cooking - I understood about the issue, but not what you would cook apart from cook them rice :-)


Soooo.... I did a bit of research, and then tried Cindy's recipe from the Thermomix Gluten free cookbook.


As I had found with my research - 

 

  1. there is no substitute for gluten - there will never be a gluten free bread that tast...
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