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

Pepper Mushroom Gravy

Posted by Bee & John on April 6, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I often get asked what do I do with my Thermomix when we have something like a roast.

First of all... let me tell you that although I OFTEN use my Thermy for breaky lunch and tea - I don't ALWAYS use it for everything.  But it comes in very handy even IF there is a roast in the offing.

This recipe is a perfect example.  Perfect gravy, everytime!  John, the consumate Butcher that he is (the career, not the mass murderer type) also knows how to...

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Gluten-Free Peanut Cookies (Fah Sang Peng)

Posted by Bee & John on March 14, 2012 at 2:10 AM

This recipe is from the website that never ceases to amaze me... the Unnoficial guide to what is great about the Thermomix....Super Kitchen Machine.  Helene does such an amazing job.

I noticed the recipe for these little bikkies when she posted it a little while ago, but didn't make them at the time.  Something about them just kept bringing me back t...

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Magic Bean Cake

Posted by Bee & John on February 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

The Magic Bean cake??

Sounds like something that was popular in the 60's right?  Well.... if they named the bean in the title, most of us would have turned our noses up and it would be a lonely, unused recipe lost in cyberspace.

I know that when I heard that it was made with RED KIDNEY BEANS I immediately DID turn my nose up and passed on it.  Until I heard person after person saying "oh the Magic Bean cake is SO delicious!".  

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Dulce de Leche (Caramel)

Posted by Bee & John on September 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM

In researching a lower sugar caramel for Amy (who left a comment on my site) I came across this recipe for Dulce de Leche - That's fancy French for Caramel :)

The post is from Mama Bel and she credits Bron with the recipe - sorry Bron, I don't know who you are or where to direct the compliments but WOW - this is fantastic!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I read the comments ...

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Thermomix Vegetable Stock

Posted by Bee & John on September 11, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Vegetable stock - the thermomix vegetable stock is really the epitome of why everyone should get a Thermomix!

What is it?  If you need to ask this...

 get straight to your EveryDay Cookbook and do the recipe!!  Really

Basically - it is a concentrated paste of vegetables, herbs and salt.  It is delicious and is used as a ...

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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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Gravy in the Thermomix

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

This page should really be called... how to utilise the Thermomix when you are not using the Themomix :D

The other day we were going to have Veal Snitzels for dinner.  As great as the Thermomix is... I use a frypan for those.  But I certainly used the Thermomix!  Gravy and mashed potatoes.

First I made a cracked pepper and mushroom gravy...

  • 1 teaspoon (or more if you like it peppery) of black pepper, grind for 10-30 seconds...

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Tikka Paste (indian Cooking made easy cookbook)

Posted by Bee & John on July 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM

We so enjoyed the Chicken Tikka that we had last week from Skye, that I thought I would make the Tikka paste.  I knew that it would make a HEAP of paste, but John suggested that I make the full recipe as he thought he might make Chicken Tikka Sausages out of the paste and some chicken.  (Chicken Tikka Sausages at Walkerville meats next week people!)

So - first off - it uses a LOT of garlic and a lot of ginger.  I used 1 1/2 garlics a a good, large piece of gin...

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Tomato real instant noodle soup

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2011 at 7:21 AM

This recipe is in the little "Lunchbox and after school ideas" which is a little ripper!

The "real-instant" noodle method intrigued me and I was dying to try it.  I did pause a bit because I'm not really a fan of tomato soup... but took one for the team (or the website) and made it just as the recipe said.

You know what?  It was delicious!  

For such a small list of ingredients... it made a HEAP!  2 litres!  Feel f...

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Mushroom Soup

Posted by Bee & John on November 16, 2010 at 4:20 AM

John and I went for a drive on the weekend and ended up, as we usually do, at Protero Wines - they have the fabulous fruit and veggies and they are situated near Gumeracha (In the Adelaide Hills)

I have used their produce in my dishes before - this is where I got the yummy tomatoes and made the tomato sauce! - but this is the first time I used their RECIPE

Some fresh rosemary - to taste.  I used only tips, but about 10cm worth all up

1 garlic clo...

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Vitality Truffles

Posted by Bee & John on September 6, 2010 at 1:29 AM

I continue to be surprised just how easy and how yummy the recipes in the book are!!  These are delicious!  And with no added sugar, a healthy and guilt free treat!


I tried rolling some in coconut and some in sesame seeds - I liked the sesame seeds best - they add a nutty flavour that seems to go with the mixture best - and I liked the smooth texture.


HINT: I would put the mixture into a small bowl before spoon...

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Cindy Omera's Gluten Free Bread

Posted by Bee & John on August 27, 2010 at 4:05 AM

I was asked to make a gluten free bread for someone.

Now, I had no idea about gluten free cooking - I understood about the issue, but not what you would cook apart from cook them rice :-)

Soooo.... I did a bit of research, and then tried Cindy's recipe from the Thermomix Gluten free cookbook.

As I had found with my research - 


  1. there is no substitute for gluten - there will never be a gluten free bread that tast...
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Risotto Apricot Chicken Style

Posted by Bee & John on August 22, 2010 at 3:10 AM

Another fabulous dish at that wonderfully fun luncheon after delivering a Thermomix to Wendy.

This was another dish I hadn't done before so I was very interested on how it shaped up - it was really nice.  The risotto was cooked perfectly, it was very tasty and easy like all of Thermomix risottos... however it was quite sweet - and I felt it was a little strange having a sweet risotto.  remember tho... these are my personal preferences and I am by NO means a chef or...

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Almond Puffs

Posted by Bee & John on July 22, 2010 at 2:56 AM

Well... I know I was supposed to stick with the everyday cookbook..... but I saw a CWA cookbook in one of those collections of books you get for sale at your work... and just couldn't resist.

After all!  If Thermomix allows you to go "back to basics" easily - then what is better than a cookbook that was written in 1929!  Admittedly it has a shiny new hard cover and looks new, but..

So.... I thought I would try some of those recipes too and convert...

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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!!"


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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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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