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

Sausages in brown onion gravy

Posted by Bee & John on March 14, 2012 at 4:05 AM

Ah.... Sausages in brown onion gravy.  The ultimate in comfort food.  Rich, tasty, filling and just darn YUM!!

Pre-Thermomix, this was one of my 6 recipes.  That's right, I had 6 recipes.  My girls didn't starve... but variety was something that happened in other people's houses.

The original recipe was from my cook book bible... the Women's Weekly Favourites book.  Worn and weary after 20 odd years in my kitchen.


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Magic Bean Cake

Posted by Bee & John on February 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

The Magic Bean cake??

Sounds like something that was popular in the 60's right?  Well.... if they named the bean in the title, most of us would have turned our noses up and it would be a lonely, unused recipe lost in cyberspace.

I know that when I heard that it was made with RED KIDNEY BEANS I immediately DID turn my nose up and passed on it.  Until I heard person after person saying "oh the Magic Bean cake is SO delicious!".  

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Egg and Bacon Pie

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I love Annabel Langbein's recipes.  Why?  Personally I am not a "flavours-must-balance make-it-look-pretty use-fancy-ingredients" cook  I'm a "get something from my cupboard and make it taste good" cook.  Annabel Langein's recipes are all down to earth, easy and tasty!  

The only problem with her?  She doesn't use a Thermomix - So I have converted this fab recipe from her book (

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Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread Swirls

Posted by Bee & John on February 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I was wandering... lost.... through a search engine one day and I came across a website for the Thermomix that had this amazing looking recipe that I thought would be just the thing for when my sister came to visit.

I got the recipe from this website, which seems to be a website dedicated to a thiermomix Team Leader's team of Thermomix consultants, but ...

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Stir Fried Veggies

Posted by Bee & John on November 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM

People are often surprised when I say I do my stir fried veggies in my Thermomix.  Easy.  Yum - er... actually not yum... DELICIOUS!

I think I might have mentioned my earlier preference for all things NOT vegetable?  Well, done this way they are really lovely and tasty!  Satisfies the inner herbevore!  

It's easy too, which is a huge bonus.  Chop some garlic, chop some ginger, saute, add veggies, cook a couple of minutes, add a...

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Quirky Jo's Green Choc Smoothie

Posted by Bee & John on November 2, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Let me say this from the very onset.... I don't like my veggies.  People who know me personally or have seen my more "traditional" body frame may have guessed this already.

Well... I eat them... IF I have to.  Or if they are covered in enough gravy.  Or if I'm trying to impress someone (or not embarras myself).  So... when I read Quirky Jo's post r...

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Orange Scented Shortbread Bites

Posted by Bee & John on October 26, 2011 at 2:50 AM

This recipe is from Tenina's wonderful website and can be found here.

These are dead easy - fabulous to eat too and impressed everyone who has tried them so far (which number in the dozens).  One thing to note is that it makes HEAPS - but they keep very well so that's good.

HINT: I didn't use the optional orange oil and they were...

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Dulce de Leche (Caramel)

Posted by Bee & John on September 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM

In researching a lower sugar caramel for Amy (who left a comment on my site) I came across this recipe for Dulce de Leche - That's fancy French for Caramel :)

The post is from Mama Bel and she credits Bron with the recipe - sorry Bron, I don't know who you are or where to direct the compliments but WOW - this is fantastic!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I read the comments ...

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Millionaire's Shortbread

Posted by Bee & John on September 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Amy left a comment on Lemon Merangue post - about Millionaire's Shortbread.  She described it as shortbread base, caramel layer and choc top.  Sounded fantastic so I tried it!

She also asked about a low sugar caramel - I also did that and that's the next post.

How to make this delicious shortbread??

Easy - make the Shortbread from the EveryDay Cookbook - the one you get with the Thermomix - and then - when cold - spread a little ...

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Specialty Butters - like.... VEGEMITE Butter!

Posted by Bee & John on July 22, 2011 at 6:45 PM

I was making some butter the other day and I was thinking of the different types of butter you can make.  Then it occurred to me... why not save time in the mornings - and blend your Vegemite directly with the butter!

When I make butter, after the final wash, I normally put a little olive oil in and a little salt - then blend for 20-30 secods on speed 6.  That works great to make it a little easier to spread from the fridge - and quite a smooth spread overall.

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Razzella Chocolate Spread

Posted by Bee & John on July 5, 2011 at 11:55 PM

I was set a challenge by my Sister-in-law.  Nutella equivalent with no nuts!

I had thought of a couple of different seeds to grind instead of the hazelnuts (chick peas for instance) but I kept coming up against the flavour aspect.  It should taste of something other than chocolate OR taste too healthy!

John saw something about chocolate and raspberries and WHAMO - Razzella 

Just follow the recipe in the Everyday Cookbook for...

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Groovy Scones

Posted by Bee & John on June 13, 2011 at 4:55 AM

Well.... as mentioned, I wasn't much of a cook before the wonders of Thermomix.  But one thing I could make was scones!  Someone a long time ago (so long I forgot WHO!) gave me a recipe for Groovy Scones and they are absolutely delish!

Now, the Thermomix cookbook has a wonderful recipe for buttermilk scones and they are delicious!  But... dare I say... mine are better.  (I have scrubbed "humble" out of my repertoire for the day).  Will you think so? ...

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Mayo's aren't Mayos!

Posted by Bee & John on May 12, 2011 at 2:10 AM

I had a request to make salads for a friend's birthday last weekend.... 80 people!  How easy was it in the Thermomix!!!!

I thought I would make even the mayonnaise - but when it came down to it, I realised that it was going to take a LOT of oil, eggs and time to make enough for potato salad AND coleslaw for 80 people - so I went looking for recipes.

At first I was looking just for a lighter coleslaw dressing, thinking that would halve my task - but I found a recipe that was s...

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Fancy some Pate?

Posted by Bee & John on April 30, 2011 at 3:20 AM

I just LOVE pate - pepper pate is my FAV!  I haven't found a really nice pate for ages and have stopped buying it - not the least because a good pate costs a fortune!!

However... it certainly doesn't cost much to make!  It cost me as much to make 750g as it was to buy 100g of it!  and darn easy!

First I had to make a decision.  WHICH Pate?  I had Gretche...

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Moroccan Spicy red lentil soup

Posted by Bee & John on April 12, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I make this quite often actually.  I would never even have tried it but for someone else giving it to me and I tried it to be polite.  YUM!

This recipe is in the Everyday Cookbook - the one you get with the Thermomix in Australia.

Why wouldn't I have tried it?  Well... not a major fan of tomato soup, and lentils?  Aren't they something the Hari Krishna's use??

Anyway, this is delicious!  And quick!  Don't like it spicy?  Don't put in the ch...

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Chocolate Salami (Salami Dolce)

Posted by Bee & John on April 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM

I actually made the Chocolate Salami (from wonderful www.SuperKitchenMachine.com) a month ago... but mucked it up a bit... then fixed it... read all about it :D

First of all - the recipe is VERY easy to follow!  The only thing you really need, apart from the ingredients, is patience.  You need to WAIT until it has cooled long enough to work with a...

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Posted by Bee & John on April 2, 2011 at 9:20 PM
This is a recipe from www.tenina.com - I was reading her "top 10 breads" article when I came across the mention of pretzels.

I have always wondered what the bigger, bready type pretzels are like.  I've had the dry ones, the little ones in the packets... but not those you see in the shopping malls.  To be honest they look WAY too oily/greasy for me - and pricey too!

These are lovely and non-greasy!!  and cheap to make!!! ...
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Mongolian Lamb

Posted by Bee & John on April 1, 2011 at 3:40 AM

This is a recipe from the Thermomix Meat On The Menu cookbook.

I normally cook the Morroccan lamb on the other side of the page and kept overlooking this recipe, however I kept thinking I had BETTER try it!

I was glad I looked at the recipe early, because you have to marinate the meat - so allow for that in your cooking.

It was a little different to any recipe I had tried so far, as the meat was marinated in sauces and an egg!  Yup, egg!

Then when it came to putti...

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Date and Honey Loaf

Posted by Bee & John on April 1, 2011 at 3:35 AM

I was tossing up whether to put this under bread or baking category... but as you can see, I did both :) It can be used as a bread... but also like a cake (too obvious?  Sorry)

This is a recipe from Tenina's website - she is an official recipe developer for Thermomix and has her own website full of yummy recipes. 

I have to say that this is one of the easiest things I've made in the th...

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Golden Syrup Dumplings

Posted by Bee & John on March 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM

I was given a challenge lately, by a very happy Thermomix customer and friend - Di.  How do you make Golden Syrup Dumplings in the Thermomix?

My first challenge was... I've only HAD them once and have never made them before!  My ace in the hole was John - while he had never made them... he had them many times as he was growing up - so he was my taster as I tweaked the recipe.

Actually, it is easy!

In the Thermomix bowl put...


  • 130g of SR flou...
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