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

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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Making gifts in your Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on October 7, 2013 at 3:50 AM

Gifts made in your Thermomix

It has clicked over to October - although it is hard to believe at the moment, there are only a few weeks before we all start thinking about what to get whom... where from... how... and so on.

It is fantastic that we can make our own gifts so very easily in the Thermomix - some can be made at the last minute... some take a little time.. but with some forethought and just a few easy steps, you will be...

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Meet your Meat - Meat choices for your recipes

Posted by Bee & John on January 24, 2012 at 3:10 PM

What is t his entry all about?  Meat!  If you are a vegetarian... you can stop here, think good thoughts and move on to a cake recipe.

If your meat knowledge is is even slightly above average, you might get a yawn out of this too.  I am talking here to those of use that think of meat and go "yeah, I know meat, it's that red stuff right?"

I was tlaking to John the other day (it's been known to happen) and I was talking about meat, and h...

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How good IS your thermomix brush!!

Posted by Bee & John on December 9, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Most people who have a Thermomix has been given, or bought, the thermomix brush designed to help clean the thermomix.  I, like all good consultants, give a free brush when I deliver a Thermomix.

The first thing I often get told, and in fact I pre-empt people and laugh about it myself now, is that it looks like a toilet brush - and I guess it does.  However, the design of the brush - like everything to do with the Thermomix - is a brilliant mix of good design and du...

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Sticky Date Puds with CHOCOLATE Caramel Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on October 26, 2011 at 2:25 AM

I had an unusual happening the other day... I had a demo at MY place for a cookware company (that had great silicon moulds and spatulas) and Courtney did a cooking demonstration cooking Sticky Date Puds using ...... welllllllllll..... it was supposed to be using her utensils etc but we used the Thermomix instead :-)

Yum!  Sticky Date Puddings in single muffin sizes.  I have always wondered if the Everyday Cookbook Sticky Date Pudding recipe would turn out OK in muf...

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Steaming with the Thermomix

Posted by Bee & John on September 2, 2011 at 6:35 PM

I have mentiond my sister's party she catered for a couple of times, but I want to raise a very good point that she raised....

For nibbles, she steamed some mini dim sims that she bought.  EVERYone loved them - I saw many people asking her where she got them from!  When I added my request, she said to me quietly - they are just cheap ones, but what the other people don't know, is that the Thermomix steams them properly and makes them taste better!

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Want another Thermomix Gadget?

Posted by Bee & John on September 1, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Ever thought that the Thermomix is wonderful but you could do with......

Helene from SuperKitchenMachine.com has and has started a Thermomix related extras shop!!  Why?  What about a great spatula?  How about oversized ice cube trays for fruit or your stock?

Check it out and offer suggestions if you have any! 

Thanks Helene!!  Ahead of the game as usual!  http://www.superkitchenmachine.com/2011/13921/thermomix...

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Grating Chocolate

Posted by Bee & John on September 1, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I have been making quite a few recipes with grated chocolate lately - and most of the recipes called for chocolate to be grated and then put aside.  Most of the time I had already cooked something so my thermomix bowl was wet  so had to be super dried!

FINALLY - it went through my thick skull - why do it bit at a time?  I buy my chocolate disks in 1kg bags cheaply from a shop in Gawler (cheap in comparison to buying blocks of chocolate and much easier to use t...

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Oven cooking with Thermomix help

Posted by Bee & John on August 17, 2011 at 2:00 AM

I didn't cook in the Thermomix last night (shock horror!) but it certainly made the meal I made easier to make!

I cooked a Jamie Oliver recipe for Morroccan lamb shanks.   How did the Thermomix help?

  1. it peeled the garlic
  2. it chopped the onions
  3. it cooked the chick peas
  4. it chopped the apricots
  5. Ground some of the spices
and.. weird as it may be.... if it wasn't for me cooking in the Thermomix... I wouldn't have had...

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HINT: How to grind spices without losing ihalf in the TM Lid

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I love the freshness of spices that you grind yourself!  NOTHING beats it!

However - when you are grinding a small amount you can often lose half of it in the lid seal!  Large amounts fluff up around the MC and fill your kitchen with spice dust.

Fix that easily by placing a THIN piece of kitchen paper over the bowl before putting on the lid!

I've been doing this for the last month to check it out and it works great!!

Prices and Niceness of Spices

Posted by Bee & John on May 12, 2011 at 2:20 AM

One thing that I have noticed now I am really getting the most out of our Thermomix, is that I am using a lot more spices.  

I was reminded lately, that we have become very accustomed to buying everything from a supermarket - thinking that we've got the cheaper options.... NOT!!

For an example, I needed some cinnamon the other day and popped into a local supermarket and got a small packet.  15g and it cost $3.95

A few days later, I went to Gaganis Brothers (...

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Another use for the Thermoserver

Posted by Bee & John on April 30, 2011 at 2:41 AM

Do you  like baked potatoes?

If you use the microwave - you need to partially cook them and then wrap them in foil for 10-20 minutes until they are ready right?

Wrong.  If you do the first cook in the microwave, after they have finished that - just put them in the thermoserver.  Save yourself heaps of foil (that you end up throwing away anyway).

Pre-sautee your onions!

Posted by Bee & John on April 19, 2011 at 1:15 AM

We had an incredibly sucessful professional cooking class last night with Chef Judyta Slupnicki from Phore Seasons restaurant in Semaphore. (who has had her Thermomix for 4 years and now laughs at the chefs who at first didn't know why she had it and are now going to her for tips for THEIR Thermomix)

She mentioned a really  handy hint!

You can chop up to 1kg of onions and then sautee them with 1/2 cup of olive oil (15 - 20 mintues, 100oC, speed 2-3) Cook unti...

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Using Thermomix as a kettle??

Posted by Bee & John on March 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM

I subscribe to an interesting food blog by a Sydney-based food writer Fouad Kassab - he had a recent post on the wonders of an Aeropress to make coffee.

What struck me about his blog was his comment about the optimal water temperature for coffee is 80oC.  Weeeeellll!  The thermomix has...

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Tough meat? How long to cook?

Posted by Bee & John on February 23, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I have cooked the "cheaper" grades of meat a lot.... prior to Themomix.  Afterall, until I won the relationship lottery and met my most wonderful John... I was a single mum - what else could I afford!?

I have never liked the slow cookers... everything end up tasting the same - no matter what you put in it - veggies, meat.... they all tasted of one thing, no differentiation!  And way too mushy for my taste.

I used to cook my meat slowly on the stove (invariably having a c...

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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 :)

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

keeping sticky bread dough off your hands

Posted by Bee & John on May 22, 2010 at 7:14 PM

When making bread, and if it is a sticky dough (like foccacia) then it sticks to everything!


just put a little olive oil on your hands before playing with the dough!

BTW - my hands have never been so soft and less prone to dermatitis!  I never got dermatitis much, just a little on the skin under my rings - when I have been using to much soap - but no more!

Proving bread dough in the fridge

Posted by Bee & John on May 12, 2010 at 3:46 AM

I heard that you could do it... was a bit nervous.. but it worked.

I made a foccacia dough.  Let it rise the first time and then put it in the fridge overnight.

The next morning, I switched on the oven, put in the dough and went to have a shower.  By the time I was dressed and had my face on... the bread was done.

Verdict?  Delish!!!

LESSON: this particular dough (after the first rise) I had rolled out flat...

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