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

Orange Scented Shortbread Bites

Posted by Bee & John on October 26, 2011 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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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Millionaire's Shortbread

Posted by Bee & John on September 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (3)

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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Nigella's wicked brownies thanks to Suzanne Mosca

Posted by Bee & John on August 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (1)

There is a consultant in Melbourne, Suzanne, who has converted Nigella Lawson's really delicious, wicked, EASY brownies for the Thermomix - I tried it the other day!  OMG!!!  It made SO much, easy to cut recipe in half.... but why would you!!!!


The only thing I would change from Suzanne's recipe - is that I mixed the mixture WITHOUT the nuts for 20 seconds first, THEN put the nuts (I used walnuts and dried cranberries) in and mixed again, but on FORWARD, not revers...

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Josh's Sponge Cake

Posted by Bee & John on August 18, 2011 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Josh is 9 years old and his parents have had their Thermomix for about 6 weeks now.  Josh tells me that he has made lots of things. 


In his words..... "You just follow the recipe, it takes no skill!" 


His mum, Sally, tells me that she was a bit nervous when he was first trying out things but saw that he could easily handle the Thermomix and wasn't going to get hurt so she now just lets him go for it.


She sent me a photo of h...

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Choc Chip Bikkies

Posted by Bee & John on July 6, 2011 at 1:13 AM Comments comments (2)

This was almost a bad post - these are SO so so nice!  and super easy - we pigged out on them the first time I made them, we calmed down after that LOL


This was easy to make, except I found that the choc chips and nuts were a little hard to get mixed in.  You can either use your spatula to help, or just put the mixture into a bowl and add the choc chips and nuts in yourself with a few quick stirs.


You really should take the mixture out of the bowl...

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Quiche

Posted by Bee & John on June 15, 2011 at 3:24 AM Comments comments (2)

Well... the age old quesitons (of the last few years anyway) is whether real men eat Quiche... let me tell you, John loves my quiche :)


The shortcrust pastry from the Everyday cookbook is fab!  So easy to whip up and great as a base for the quiche... I've just tweaked it a little bit.


I found that the pastry was just a TINY bit too much for my small dish, so I just cut it down.  Why follow the recipe exactly when it is so easy to change! ...

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Groovy Scones

Posted by Bee & John on June 13, 2011 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (4)

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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Italian Almond Biscuits (WW Style)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 11:03 PM Comments comments (0)
Thank you Karen for providing these converted recipes from your German Watching your Weight cookbook!
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Italian Almond Biscuits

Makes 40 at 1 point per biscuit

  • 200g flour (plain)
  • 1 egg
  • 50g low fat margarine
  • 90g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid sweetner
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla suga...

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Bailey's Chocolate Cake (WW Style)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 10:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you Karen for providing these converted recipes from your German Watching your Weight cookbook!

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Bailey's Chocolate Cake

12 portions at 2 points a piece

Ingredients:

250g SR flour (the germans dont have SR flour so they use 250g plain flour with 3 teaspoons baking powder)

100g sugar

50 drops of liquid swee...

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The sneaky Date & Honey Loaf

Posted by Bee & John on April 11, 2011 at 7:39 AM Comments comments (0)

I know that I have already posted a recipe review on the date and honey loaf from Tenina, I just wanted to let you know that it is something I now make it at least once a week, sometimes twice!

Why?  John loves it and often has it for brekky.  And why not?  It isn't high in processed sugars, it does - however - have dates which are high in fibre and tastes fantastic!

What John doesn't know,...

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Date and Honey Loaf

Posted by Bee & John on April 1, 2011 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

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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$250 cookies

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2011 at 12:29 AM Comments comments (0)

This recipe is from the Thermomix Forum.  First of all, let me break the myth... the story of how this came about is urban legend and just isn't true.


That doesn't mean that they aren't fantastic!!


I like them because they are tasty, John likes them because they are not too sweet.  They are also sneakily healthy (ish) with the ground oats and the nuts.


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Corn Chips (baked not fried)

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM Comments comments (0)

Who'd a thought these could be so easy!  And delicious!


Are they yummy?  Yes.  Are they as tasty as the store bought ones.... no.  Do they have as much colour, salt, artificial flavours, MSG as the store bought ones?  NO!


These are from the "Lunchbox and After School ideas" - which has some GREAT recipes in it!


First things first... Polenta?  That's just ground corn.  Don't buy it!  grind popcorn! &#...

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Onion Flan

Posted by Bee & John on February 3, 2011 at 8:49 PM Comments comments (0)

I was in Melbourne recently, and stayed with a friend who is quite a connoisseur - in fact she not only likes good food in melbourne, but regularly travels overseas and eats in some very good restaurants in Italy, France......


So, I was faced with a dilemma - what do I cook her in my thermomix??  I thought I would do potato and leek soup, fresh bread and Helene's Onio...

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Lemon Cupcakes with a twist

Posted by Bee & John on November 19, 2010 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you tried Anne's orange cake recipe?? It's delicious!!


EVEN better with lemons instead of oranges


EVEN BETTER made into cupcakes..... scooping a little bit out of the centre (after cooking of course) and putting in some lemon butter... THEN putting a little merangue on top and putting under the grill


Hint: watch it... I had burnt merang...

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Choux Pastry

Posted by Bee & John on November 11, 2010 at 10:49 PM Comments comments (2)

Well... You'd think that I would have made this before... and I have.  But... I was too impatient and stuffed it up.


First, I didn't wait for it to cool down AND didn't realise it is a sticky dough - so thought I'd stuffed up.


The second time, I had let it cool right down, but had not put the flour in... it's too late then LOL


There is no mucking about with this recipe.....The third time I followed the recipe!  It was perfect, SO...

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Croissants

Posted by Bee & John on November 5, 2010 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

For Croissants I used, basically, the puff pastry recipe, adding a bit of sugar and yeast!



When making the Puff Pastry, add 1/2 the amount of yeast you would use for a bread and 50g of icing sugar (made in the TMX of course)


Then follow the recipe


When you get to the rolling and folding bit... do it a few more times - the more the better, but don't let the butter get too warm.


Don't put in the fridge, but let ...

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1 minute orange cake

Posted by Bee & John on October 25, 2010 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (8)

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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Puff Pastry

Posted by Bee & John on October 25, 2010 at 8:11 PM Comments comments (0)

I had been put off doing the Puff Pastry recipe (from the Everyday Cookbook) because it called for dripping - yuk!


However, yesterday I really needed some so I thought I would try it, but put in JUST butter - adding more butter instead of the dripping.


It was quick... easy... and delicious!  It was MUCH nicer than the puff pastry that you buy in the shops.  It didn't Puff as much, but was incredibly flaky - more like a croissant or a danish pastry...

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Sweet Chilli Parmesan Scrolls

Posted by Bee & John on October 14, 2010 at 10:58 PM Comments comments (1)

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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