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

Invert Sugar

Posted by Bee & John on November 24, 2011 at 8:45 AM

What is Invert Sugar?  I had NO idea.  The Callebaut recipe for Marzipan suggested it and I was left a bit dazed.

But - as with most things that sound excotic and magical... it is a basic mixture of some very basic ingredients!!  

WHAT: Using only sugar, water and a little cream of tartar (or citric acid) which, when cooked, splits table sugar (Sucrose) into it's individual components, Glucose and Fructose. (

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Ham and Spring Onion pancakes

Posted by Bee & John on November 2, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Pancakes!  I was wanted some!  But I wanted to use up some yummy shaved ham too.  So... combine them I thought!

I made the pancakes as per the recipe.  Then added a teaspoon of seeded mustard and some roughly chopped spring onions, then I chopped on speed 5 for 5 seconds or until the onions are small even pieces.  I then added roughly chopped pieces of the shaved ham and stired in REVERSE for a few seconds on speed 5 until combined.

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Nigella's wicked brownies thanks to Suzanne Mosca

Posted by Bee & John on August 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM

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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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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Specialty Butters - like.... VEGEMITE Butter!

Posted by Bee & John on July 22, 2011 at 6:45 PM

I was making some butter the other day and I was thinking of the different types of butter you can make.  Then it occurred to me... why not save time in the mornings - and blend your Vegemite directly with the butter!

When I make butter, after the final wash, I normally put a little olive oil in and a little salt - then blend for 20-30 secods on speed 6.  That works great to make it a little easier to spread from the fridge - and quite a smooth spread overall.

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Apri-ella chocolate spread

Posted by Bee & John on July 6, 2011 at 12:39 AM

I promise this is the last one!  I couldn't resist!

An alternative to chocolate hazelnut spread - chocolate apricot spread!

Follow the recipe for the chocolate hazelnut spread in the everyday cookbook - except...

  • use 80g of dried apricots instead of the hazelnuts
  • soak them in the 100g of milk required for the recipe - overnight is best
  • after grinding the chocolate, add the apricots and milk.  Blitz for 20 ...

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(Slightly) Healthy JAFFA Chocolate spread

Posted by Bee & John on July 6, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Inspired by my Razzella success - (raspberry version of a Nutella equivalent) I experimented some more - but trying to think of a slightly healthier way to go with the chocolate spread.  

I wanted to include Chia seeds.  What are Chia seeds?  They are amazing really and useful because they taste of NOTHING - but because they swell up, I needed to add another ingredient - I...

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Razzella Chocolate Spread

Posted by Bee & John on July 5, 2011 at 11:55 PM

I was set a challenge by my Sister-in-law.  Nutella equivalent with no nuts!

I had thought of a couple of different seeds to grind instead of the hazelnuts (chick peas for instance) but I kept coming up against the flavour aspect.  It should taste of something other than chocolate OR taste too healthy!

John saw something about chocolate and raspberries and WHAMO - Razzella 

Just follow the recipe in the Everyday Cookbook for...

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Posted by Bee & John on June 15, 2011 at 3:24 AM

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

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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Cranberry & Coconut Museli Slice (Ann)

Posted by Bee & John on June 13, 2011 at 4:52 AM

This recipe was adapted from a Donna Hay recipe by one of my clients.  What a great recipe Ann!  Thanks!!


  • 35g Plain Flour 
  • ½ tsp ground Cinnamon (I freshly ground some sticks mmm…;) 
  • 270g Rolled Oats 
  • 40g Shredded Coconut 
  • 100g Pumpkin Seeds 
  • 130g Dried Cranberries 
  • 180g Butter 
  • 160g Honey 
  • 80g  brown Sugar 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extrac...
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Italian Almond Biscuits (WW Style)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Thank you Karen for providing these converted recipes from your German Watching your Weight cookbook!

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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Canelloni (WW style)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 10:55 PM

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




  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tspn Olive Oil
  • 450g spinach
  • 100ml water
  • 125g Ricotta
  • 1 tblspn lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg
  • 125g prawns
  • 16 Canelloni tubes
  • 750g T...

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Vegetable Bolognaise (WW Style)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 10:51 PM

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



Vegetable Bolognaise

2 portions = 1 point per portion


  • 1 onion
  • 1 tspn veg oil
  • 2 carrots
  • 200g leek
  • 1 capsicum (red or yellow)
  • 200g tomato
  • 2 Tblspn tomato paste

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Bailey's Chocolate Cake (WW Style)

Posted by Bee & John on May 15, 2011 at 10:47 PM

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



Bailey's Chocolate Cake

12 portions at 2 points a piece


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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Golden Syrup Dumplings

Posted by Bee & John on March 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM

I was given a challenge lately, by a very happy Thermomix customer and friend - Di.  How do you make Golden Syrup Dumplings in the Thermomix?

My first challenge was... I've only HAD them once and have never made them before!  My ace in the hole was John - while he had never made them... he had them many times as he was growing up - so he was my taster as I tweaked the recipe.

Actually, it is easy!

In the Thermomix bowl put...


  • 130g of SR flou...
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Vanilla Syrup (for coffee or milkshakes)

Posted by Bee & John on March 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM

When I was getting a coffee lately, I ordered my favourite, a vanilla latte, and looked again at the $20 bottles of vanilla syrup for sale.  Then I thought to myself... why can't I do this cheaply at home?

So I did!

In the Thermomix put...

  • 230g water
  • 10g vanilla extract (I made it myself, thanks Thermomix Forum)
  • 55g vanilla sugar (VERY easy to make it yourself!  The basics section of the cookbook you got with the thermomix)

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Creamed Honey

Posted by Bee & John on February 17, 2011 at 8:50 AM

I have learnt a lot about creamed honey in the last little while.... I thought it was just honey that had been whipped - but nope!

It is honey that has been crystalised with very very fine crystals.  It doesn't change any of the nutritional properities, just changes the way it feels in your mouth.  One website said that if you have never had creamed honey you are missing out on life's natural ambrosia. 

In addition.... John said he loves it b...

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Beating egg whites

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM

I have been asked how the thermomix is on beating egg whites.  I would say GREAT! (of course)

Having problems?  Think on this....


  • absolutely NO egg yolk!  do each egg in a separate glass to make sure each one is absolutely clean. and THEN put into the bowl.
  • is your bowl CLEAN - remember, any remaining fat will make the egg whites fail - fat can come in any form... even a small trace of butter?  meat?  oil...
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Lebanese Toum (Garlic Sauce)

Posted by Bee & John on February 14, 2011 at 12:45 AM

This is delicious!!!

In essence this is a light mayonaise (well... that is what I use it for) and it is not only EASY but delicious!!!.  It is made with egg white rather than egg yolks!

The recipe and a great slideo can be found on the wonderful SuperKitchenMachine.com

It's funny how it is a Canadian website that made me r...

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