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

Chai (tea) Concentrate

Posted by Bee & John on January 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM

I've heard of Chai - who hasn't - but I have never tried it.  Mainly because of the milky component, not being a fan of milk......  So why am I chugging down Chai by the gallon now?


For Xmas day I made a Sangria style punch that I really hoed into!  Surprising because I just don't drink much alcohol, actually don't like it much - but that punch I LOVED.  Now I can't go swigging alchohol all day every day (although some days it would be useful) so I was lo...

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EASY Mint-Ginger syrup

Posted by Bee & John on May 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I saw this recently on a website and thought to myself.... "self, you need to try this"


After all, I love mint and ginger beer - it's bound to be a hit... and it was!!


The recipe is EASY peasy.


 

  • 4 long sprigs of mint from your garden (or a commercial bunch) - leaves only
  • 10g of fresh ginger - cut in 4
  • 200g of sugar
  • 250g of water
  • juice of a lemon (optional)

FIRST...
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Juicing in the Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on February 23, 2011 at 6:50 PM

I must admit.... Juicing is one of those things that I hadn't done a lot of in the thermomix until lately.  Actually... I learnt more about juicing at a cooking class this week (the first one I have attended!)


I was under the miss-understanding that you stuck the fruit/vegetable in the thermomix and voila! but who can drink pulp?!?


Nope!  I have just had the most beautiful juice!  Drink the thick stuff if you like.... but gee, add some sugar ...

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Chocolate Whisky drink (like Kaluha)

Posted by Bee & John on December 15, 2010 at 12:45 AM

from the "My Way" cookbook


Oh! My! Goodness!!!  SO yum!


Now, let me be clear... I don't drink.  Well.... not much.  Maybe a glass of VERY sweet wine once or twice a year - but that is it.  I've always said that I enjoy a glass of lemonade just as much as a glass of alcohol.. so why pay the extra!


But I have now changed my mind!!


I never minded Kaluha - but didn't like it enough to actually buy it :-)

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What to do after making Fudge

Posted by Bee & John on October 29, 2010 at 3:46 AM

When you have made some fudge.... but the time you have firmed it into a tin - put into the fridge, cleaned your hands - the chocolate that was left in the thermomix - those little bits you couldn't get out - are cold and solid.


Don't worry, a little milk - heat to 80oC - speed 4.  Then on closed lid position, hit turbo once or twice and you have two things.


1 - a wonderful hot chocolate!

2 - a clean bowl :)

Rice Milk

Posted by Bee & John on October 29, 2010 at 3:37 AM

Who would have thought it could be this easy!!!  I was paying $3-$4 for rice milk a litre..... now it would cost me approx 20c.  


A friend, very rightly, recently said that we have been fooled into thinking that we have to buy items from the shops because they dress it up into fancy bottles / containers / advertising and we don't realise that we could do it ourselves so easily!


The recipe is from the Vegetarian cookbook


Hints:

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Hazelnut Hot Chocolate paste

Posted by Bee & John on October 25, 2010 at 1:20 AM

I've just tried something (from an american cookbook) that is absolutely delish!!!!  Technically you don't need the thermomix to mix this up, but worth putting it here anyway.


In a bowl, mix together

  • 100g of Choc Hazelnut spread (from Everyday Cooking cookbook)
  • 50 g of skim / full cream milk powder
  • little vanilla sugar/paste

you are supposed to roll them into tablespoon sized balls, but mine were too runny (used too muc...

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Berry Cordial

Posted by Bee & John on September 6, 2010 at 1:32 AM

Thought I would give this a go... I had a punnet of strawberries, added 1 and a half kiwi fruits which brought it up to 3 times the amount that the recipe requested.  I did cook it a  little longer to compensate.


O.M.G!!  Yummo!


the strawberries and kiwi's cost me about $3 - the sugar another buck.  That means I made nearly a litre of fantastic, real fruit, delicious cordial for $4!  Last year I bought specialty cordial for $17 for ...

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Hot Chocolate

Posted by Bee & John on May 10, 2010 at 4:57 AM

SO easy.


little milk, little sugar, switch it on and let it go!

Because it keeps the temperature at 80oC and no higher... NO SKIN!


HINT: cut back the sugar and add real chocolate to the milk - Delish!


LESSON: either grate the chocolate or REMEMBER to put on the Measuring Cup... LOL... may have a little milk sprayed along your kitchen otherwise