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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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Ridiculously Easy Fancy Bread

Posted by Bee & John on December 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Last year, I posted a picture of a Brioche Santa face that looks amazing in the pictures.... but ended up looking like.... at best Cartoon Santa - at worst Demented Santa... when most people actually tried to make it.

So... the hunt fwas on or something easier BUT just as fancy looking!

I saw these pics on Pinterest and I wanted to know just HOW easy these were and didn't look at the instructions, merely at the pictures, and then made them.  in a word....

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That's a Brioche?

Posted by Bee & John on November 9, 2014 at 1:15 AM

I was delivering a lovely new TM5 (THAT's a silly statement.. I would hardly deliver an OLD one would I?) Anyway.... this lovely new owner decided to make a Brioche... and of course I said "lovely.... I love the Brioche recipe".... Up comes the recipe on the chip and I'm thinking... "WHAT on EARTH is happening with the Brioche recipe?!?! 

It was SO different I thought that it was an error on the chip... or maybe an error in the cookbook....

BUT I spo...

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How to wow - bread shapes!

Posted by Bee & John on October 11, 2014 at 3:15 AM

A Facebook page that I follow... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thelma-and-Souise/255867974437307" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Thelma and Souise... posted this fabulous video recently and it really caught my attention!!  (Gee.... what a surprise eh?  a Bread thing that interested me!)

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=866443860034223" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Video link here

I won't go into a lot of detail here, the video says it all - a...

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Picnic Bread

Posted by Bee & John on January 29, 2014 at 6:35 PM

You might have heard that I met enough happy new Thermomix owners last year that I earned a trip to South Africa!!!!  Well.... that pleasure isn't going to go unpunished.  My lovely manager, Michelle, has asked me to do a cooking segment in our next meeting... and to cook something South African.  Well.... what the heck is something "South African"??

I turned to a very useful search engine and there were some lovely sounding recipes all for the taking.  ...

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Bread Tips

Posted by Bee & John on July 21, 2013 at 5:50 AM

"But my bread didn't rise!" - "My Bread is hard", "my bread is too sticky.....

Sounds familiar?  Here are some tips you might find useful

Getting Bread To Rise

It's winter, and in a fair portion of Australia it's cold...  Not just outside, but our water is cold, our baking tins are cold.....

  1. Use slightly warmer water - it's ok to have warm, not tepid, water.  NOT HOT - but 50oC water is fine, it will counteract the ...
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Monkey Bread

Posted by Bee & John on June 4, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Monkey bread I hear you ask?  My OS readers - particularly from the USA will be nodding in recognition... Us Aussies will be going.. WHAT?  That was my first reaction when Kylie (a new member to Tick of Yum) sent me a "have you done this" email.

What is Monkey bread?  In short, it is little balls of bread dough rolled in something and put all together to bake.  Then pulled apart again when eaten.

What is usually used as the "something" i...

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How to - Scrolls

Posted by Bee & John on May 10, 2012 at 2:05 AM

I was at a really fun demo last night with people who are fast becoming friends... when Aimee said - "but HOW do you make scrolls".... so for you Aimee!..

First of all, what scrolls?  ANY.  I am doing a sweet dough, Chelsea Buns, here, but do a plain bread and fill with Vegemite and cheese (or vegemite and camembert, my fav!), ham cheese mayo, pizza stuff... the list is as long as...

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Oat Bread

Posted by Bee & John on April 13, 2012 at 3:05 AM

When I make bread, I usually make the basic bread recipe (adding Rye grain instead of wheat because we like it better) or just plain white bread.

Yesterday. however, I didn't have the usual Rye grain and as the bread  was accompanying a meatless meal, I wanted a bit of "something".... So... I tried Oats.

Just rolled oats.

I don't like porridge but use oats a lot in bikkies and in a sweeter Oat and Fruit Bread from

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Chelsea Buns

Posted by Bee & John on April 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Often inspitred by recipe posts I get through my email or Facebook... I was suitably injected with a case of "oh yes!!"' this morning.  John was still asleep and the hot cross buns I WAS going to make was all but a distant memory, so.... Chelsea Buns it was!!

The Facebook post was from "Why is there Air" and was for Chelsea buns.  It is a good recipe but let m...

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Liquid in bread... why are there different amounts?

Posted by Bee & John on March 19, 2012 at 5:55 AM

I had a very interesting question from a client yesterday...

If the recipe for spelt rolls, basic bread, foccacia and pizza dough have the same amount of flour.... why is the liquid (water/milk) required so vastly different.  Ranging from 280g to 400g.  (These are recipes from the Everyday cookbook)

The answer - when you put logic to it - is that they are very different breads.  You need liquid in bread, that's a given, but the amount of liquid required ...

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Tortillas (dipping bread, flat bread)

Posted by Bee & John on January 20, 2012 at 2:05 AM

After my success with the crumpets, I was wondering if the  bread mixture was runnier... would I be able to cook in a frypan and get a flat bread to use for sandwiches - the answer by the way, is NO.

So off I went searching for recipes.  I found this one at allrecipes.com and thought I'd give it a whirl.  Oh My Goodness - I am NEVER buying our wraps for Yiros or dipping bread EVERY AGAIN!  They could not be easier to make, nor could they be more wonderful...

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Yummy Crumpets

Posted by Bee & John on January 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I was reminded recently that there is a great recipe for crumpets in the new In The Mix cookbook.... but I didn't get my recipe from there - as the internet is becoming so easy for lazy recipe searches like me I just type in "thermomix crumpet recipe" and up popped Yummy Crumpets by "Thermomixer".

In a word..... YUM!!!  In an other... DELISH!!

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Dipping Bread

Posted by Bee & John on September 1, 2011 at 3:55 AM

I have already mentioned the dipping bread used at my Nephew's party, but I want to go further into detail about it.  The dipping bread was SO nice, SO cheap to  make in comparison to BUYING some and oh so popular!!

My sister had 6 dips and various crackers, corn chips and bikkies to go with each of the flavours of dips. I can let you know that with each of the batches of dips, bikkies and breads (for the 50 people) it was unanimously the bread that got snaffled f...

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My Bread Book is ready!

Posted by Bee & John on August 8, 2011 at 8:25 PM

My apologies about not posting too many posts over the last couple of weeks - I have been working hard on my bread booklet and now..... IT'S FINISHED!

60 pages (it was going to be 5!) full of information on what you put in your bread dough and how to look after it, how to prove your bread and how you can tell it IS proved, what shapes you can make and how to do them..... and recipes!

There are so many things you can do with just the basic bread or basic bri...

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Posted by Bee & John on June 15, 2011 at 5:43 PM

I've been wanting to try these, and making the Cashew Chicken the other day gave me the perfect opportunity!

I tried the Onion and Cumin seed naan and while I really enjoyed it, I must say that the dried onion (maybe my lot was stale when I bought it) was pretty tastless - Next time, I'm going to try just adding finely chopped chives or even spring onion.  As it was, I had cut down the Cumin by half and that was enough really.

ohh....... what about garlic and rosemary and/or ...

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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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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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Garlic/herb bread scrolls

Posted by Bee & John on December 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

I was at a demo, having some fun with a great bunch of people, and the when it came to putting the bread in the oven and I always ask how they want it (rolls, bread sticks, cob, plait, scrolls....) the host said.... why not put the dip on it and scroll that.  So, that is what I did, with a bit of TMX grated parmesan cheese.

It was delicious!!!  REALLY delicious!

I have made it a couple of times since... One time I whizzed the green tips of the spr...

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Sweet Chilli Parmesan Scrolls

Posted by Bee & John on October 14, 2010 at 10:58 PM

You may have gathered now, with 12 (to date) bread recipe reviews  that I am enjoying making bread.... You'd be right :-)  It's like adult playdough!

I was at a demonstration with some lovely people and one lady gave me some wonderful ideas.

One of them was to make Sweet Chilli and Parmesan Scrolls.  These were particularly tasty and made HEAPS with the basic bread dough!

Nothing to it.  Make Bread dough.  Let it p...

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Three Colour Bread

Posted by Bee & John on October 14, 2010 at 10:50 PM

This is also from the Vegetarian cookbook - 1/3 normal bread dough, 1/3 mixed with spinach (although I didn't have any so used broccoli) and 1/3 with minced beetroot.  Then plaited.

This really was delicious - but it didn't go as well with the pea and ham soup that I made it to go with than I though.  I think, personally, that this is a bread that is good with a BBQ or as an entree or as a dipping bread - unless you had mixed the bread with ingredients of the soup ...

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