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

Is the bowl big enough?

Posted by Bee & John on July 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM

A very common thing that happens at my demos are people who look at the Thermomix... shake their head and said... yeah but I cook for a large family.  You know them right?

We heard yesterday (at our meeting) about a Canteen Chef/manager who caters for 150-280 kiddy meals a day.... all with ONE thermomix (three bowls).  What's more, he has the same thermomix he bought 6 years ago!!

We heard how he did it and while...

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Raw Caramel Slice

Posted by Bee & John on April 16, 2013 at 4:25 AM

I've HEARD of the raw food movement.... my thought?  Raw food.... raw?  RAW?  Does that mean like.... RAW?  But I don't like the idea of uncooked food!!!

Heard someone say something like that?  Thought that yourself?  I must admit I put it under the heading of "rabbit food" and didn't think too much more of it!

A few weeks ago I was visiting a colleage and good friend, Danielle.  I was mentioning a recent binge on a sugary...

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Passionfruit Slice

Posted by Bee & John on March 4, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Oh my goodness!  Want a quick, fab looking, easy peasy cheesecake-ish tart?  

This is fabulous!  AND.... easy!  To convert this from the original recipe, I barely had to do anything - it was almost designed for the thermomix!

Warning tho - don't come back to me for a less sweet version LOL - this is a dessert, not meant to be eaten daily (alth...

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Raspberry Frangipane Tart

Posted by Bee & John on August 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Raspberry Frangipane Tart


What is Frangipane? I had no idea, I thought they spelt frangipani wrong LOL. According to an on-line dictionary, it means..


The noun FRANGIPANE has 1 sense:

1. pastry with a creamy almond-flavored filling


So.... if you are allergic to nuts this isn't going to be your favourite reci...

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Biggest Smile Apple Crumble

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

I am converting a recipe given to me recently by a wonderful friendly lady who has recently become a client/friend.  Why biggest smile?  Honestly, this LOVELY lady has the biggest, smiliest smile, it makes you feel all warm inside.  AS does this recipe!!

I suppose that there are hundreds of recipes out there for apple crumble... thousands probably.  But this is wonderful and I'm not going to look for anything else!

Just a note: th...

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Honey Truffles

Posted by Bee & John on June 14, 2012 at 3:00 AM

What can I say?

Super easy... (a little messy tho, LOL) and the taste is actually better than ANY truffles I have ever eaten!  And... just to prove it is the packaging that makes chocky look more expensive.... by the time I put the (few remaining) truffles into small packages, they looked a million dollars!

"Okay, it is ok to LOOK a million dollars, but what about the cost?" I hear you ask (I'll wait while you ask.....).  Well, a little cream, abo...

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My Mum's Mousse

Posted by Bee & John on April 19, 2012 at 2:20 AM

As mentioned in the last post... I am a slave to my memory.  My mum was a fabulous cook and it is my shame that I didn't realise it and appreciate it more!  By the time I did - her memory was failing and wasn't up to sharing her recipes.

One of the very special things that my mum made... was her Mousse.  VERY easy.  VERY rich!!


  • 4-5 eggs, seperated and at room temp (depending on size)
  • 1 family siz...

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Dairy Free Mousse

Posted by Bee & John on April 19, 2012 at 2:05 AM

We had a special dinner for Easter Sunday... just the two of us... got dressed up and cleared the table and everything!

What did we eat?  John made the main and I did the dessert.  I made Quirky Jo's Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse with cranberry "dirt"  (you might notice that Jo used blueberries... what can I say - I LIKE cranberrties and what is ...

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Dried Apricot Ice cream

Posted by Bee & John on October 26, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Of course you have to like apricots to like this icecream - but if you do.... WELL worth making.

The recipe is from Taste.com.au website and I will give you the link in a bit... after I have given you some rather major changes to the advice given on the site.

First of all - This is easy and yum!  Make it!

Secondly - The advice given is to let freeze for 2 hours and then she used her ice cream machine?  WHAT?  I don't want to seem rude... but you ha...

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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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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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Fruit Bites

Posted by Bee & John on April 11, 2011 at 4:43 AM

These are little cherry (or cranberry, or apricot, or date......) bites and are absolutely delicious!! This recipe is from the Thermomix Forum

They are made in seconds - although they need 1/2 an hour to set and then you need (or not - up to you) put choc around them.

I liked them because they are basic - but end up being special.  They are not high in sugar, but end up being quite sweet.

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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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Mars Bar cheesecake

Posted by Bee & John on December 23, 2010 at 7:25 PM

I just made this today to enjoy over the next few festive days - I'll let you  know what it tastes like... but it looks FANTASTIC!!

It is only the second time I've tried to make a cheesecake - the first was earlier this week!!  I thought I'd try a "thermomix" cheesecake to see how it was supposed to turn out.  If you are interested, it was the Frozen Mojito cheesecake from "Entertaining with Nico" booklet (ALSO yum!!)

Anyway - this cheesecake...

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Double walled glasses

Posted by Bee & John on December 6, 2010 at 4:46 PM

I received a post from one of my favourite Thermomix websites the other day - Super Kitchen Machine.  Helene was saying how double walled glasses, normally great for hot drinks... is GREAT for sorbets (and cocktails Helene!!) - click here for the article.

Oh!  My!  Goodness!  YES!!  Mind you.. I had to immediately rush out and buy some, and they...

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Rum River Fudge

Posted by Bee & John on November 5, 2010 at 10:40 PM

• 160g Miniature Marshmallows

• 320g Sugar

• 120g Condensed Milk

• 60g Butter

• 200g Dark Chocolate broken up into small pieces • 50ml Rum (or Whisky, or Scotch etc)

• (Alternative to the alcohol – 2lids of peppermint essence)


Put sugar into bowl – mill on 9 for 10 seconds

Scrape down the sides

Add Marshmallows, ...

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1 minute orange cake

Posted by Bee & John on October 25, 2010 at 8:15 PM

This was given to me by one of my new clients - Anne - thanks Anne, this is going to be one of my favourite recipes!!

200g Naval orange (1x medium orange)

175g butter

3 eggs

220g sugar

250g SR Flour

Pre-heat the oven to 180oC

Wash, then Chop the orange roughly and put into Thermomix

Mince on 5-6 for 10-15 seconds until fine

add rest of ingredients

Mix on 5 for 30...

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Marble Cake

Posted by Bee & John on October 14, 2010 at 10:35 PM
This was the first time I have EVER done a marble cake - don't know why I left it so late!!!  it was easy and a particularly nice cake!  It was lovely and soft, really moist and tasty.

LESSON: when swirling, the knife swishing around just wasn't enough, dig in a knife (or better yet a fork) and then flick it up.  That actually mixes it up.  Do that a dozen or so times

LESSON: I cooked it in too small a tin.  Use a ...
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Choc & strawberry brioche bread

Posted by Bee & John on August 22, 2010 at 2:57 AM

I got a little carried away after I made the Thermomix answer to Nutella - oh! my goodness it's yummy!  But, this isn't about that :-)

I made a basic brioche bread mix, rolled it out thin-ish, spread the choc/hazelnut spread thinly and then sprinkled it with chopped fresh strawberries.

Rolled it up and cut into two - baked it the normal way.  Delish!!!!!  

LESSON: if you are storing the Brioche bread dough in the fridge over...

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Peanut Butter Icecream

Posted by Bee & John on August 16, 2010 at 3:35 AM

I delivered a thermomix recently to a friend, and she emailed me a few days later to say it was going well, but her "peanut butter icecream didn't set".

Well - 2 things struck me about that.  1 - I wondered how she made it... and 2 - what a great idea!!!

so - I tried with a small amount to check it out -


  • 3 tbls of sugar - pulverise into icing sugar on 10 for 10 seconds.  
  • 1 tbls of (Thermomix made if possible) peanu...
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