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

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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lemon Meringue Pie

Posted by Bee & John on August 13, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Lemon Meringue Pie... a favourite for most of us... the bane of anyone who makes it.  Not that it is tricky... but boy is it time consuming!  However, with the Thermomix it makes it really quick and easy!


Another easy chuck it in and pour it out recipe!!


HINT: I used the short bread recipe for the base - VERY NICE - make sure it is nice and thin or you won't be able to cut it LOL.  It didn't go soggy or let the lemon curd go through


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Hint for Icing

Posted by Bee & John on July 16, 2010 at 8:20 PM

want chocolate icing??  Mill some choclate with your icing sugar.  YUMMO.


LESSON: lemon juice to wet the mixture for spreading isn't as nice with chocolate in it LOL

Shortbread

Posted by Bee & John on July 14, 2010 at 4:14 AM

Hooley Dooley!


Why did I wait so long before TRYING this!!!  Absolutely fab!  A particularly yummy shortbread recipe.


And - bloody quick!  I couldn't believe it!  in less than 3 minutes I had ground the rice, mixed the dough, shaped it, had it in the oven and everything put away!!!!


Don't just sit there - go make it!!


This is a great recipe,

 

  1. it doesn't use many ingredien...
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Luigi's 40 second bikkies

Posted by Bee & John on July 9, 2010 at 3:55 AM

Another fantastic chuck it all in and let it rip recipe.


These are really yummy and crunchy.  Good for you too with the nuts - good thing is they don't taste good for you LOL.


They keep quite well in an air tight container - I had them for several weeks and they were just as yummy!  (Why did they last that long? - I was so busy making other things we plain forgot about them!!)


HINT: don't forget 2 things 1) Only use the spatula ...

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Muffins

Posted by Bee & John on July 9, 2010 at 3:45 AM

I was expecting a recipe with "blend this" and "do that"... but nope.  Chuck it all in and mix for 45 seconds.  Then add the fruit and mix for another 20 seconds.  That's it.


YUMMO!


I did Strawberry (fresh strawberries cut into 1/3rds) and choc chip.  YUM!


They were actually really light and fluffy - I am used to the more heavy muffins you get in the shops - I prefer these!!!


HINT: I cheated and did no...

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Wartime Gingerbread

Posted by Bee & John on June 24, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Well..... this isn't out of the cookbook, so I am digressing a bit from my intention to just talk about the cookbook that comes with the Thermomix.


BUT... this has been one of my, and my family's, favourite recipes - so I thought I would take a stab at converting it :-)


Warm up your oven to 220oC


Wartime Gingerbread

125g of butter

155g of sugar

- cream together for 30seconds on 5

125g of golden syrup

1 egg

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Torta Caprese (Flourless Almond Cake)

Posted by Bee & John on June 19, 2010 at 3:29 AM

Only 3 words to describe this.... "This Is Fantastic!!"


Yummo!!!


It isn't a cheap cake to make, with 250g of chocolate AND 250g of Almonds and 6 eggs!  But... compared to something similar from a bakery VERY cheap!  It would have cost me around $7 - but something similar from a bakery would cost easily $20-25.  My cake cut into 16 small but very adequate pieces - for which I would have paid, very happily, $2-3 at a bakery.... 16x$3=$48  ...

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Short crust pastry

Posted by Bee & John on June 8, 2010 at 3:44 AM

Super easy.  5 minutes and I had pastry to roll out.  Nice feeling dough too.


Cost?  !

Pastry - 400g flour (75c) 200 butter ($1 [remember we make our own]) water... free so all up $1.75 for 2 lots of pastry


HINT: the recipe doesn't make a lot - 12 x 8cm disks.  Would make the base of a large pie dish - suggest making double recipe - it doesn't take any longer and you can always freeze it


HINT: remember...

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Best Coconut Cake

Posted by Bee & John on June 4, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Y'know... I think what I like best about the cook book that comes with the Thermomix in Australia is the fact that the recipes are ALL great!


The coconut cake recipe is no different.  What can you say about a cake - yum is usually the response - so I thought this review would be a tinsy bit different - it would review the time it took to make.


I was sitting on the couch this (Saturday) morning - it was peaceful.  The house was quiet - it was John'...

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Almond Cake from Santiago

Posted by Bee & John on May 31, 2010 at 6:14 AM

The Almond Cake recipe is from the Thermomix International Cooking Book... My Way of Cooking.


Put simply... it is SO GOOD, it is worth buying the book for!


John made it... and we both thoroughly enjoyed it!!


Just 4 ingredients, Almonds, Lemon Zest, Eggs and sugar!


5 Minutes to mix, 25 minutes to cook - All night to rave about!

(guess who figured out how to put photos in LOL)

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Lemon/Orange Cake

Posted by Bee & John on May 13, 2010 at 7:38 AM

how easy is cake batter in the thermomix?!!


the cake itself?  I actually used limes rather than lemon or orange AND I added poppy seeds.  VERY nice!  It's the first time I tried milling the sugar and the zest together - very nice.  So much easier to just use the potato peeler on the lime skin than use a zest grater which was so much messier and fiddlier.


The batter was almost as nice as the cake itself!


HINT: trying to ...

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