Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Potato and Leek Soup

Made this Potato and Leek soup from the EDC cookbook and it was delicious. So smooth and creamy.

Tweaks: added one clove of garlic, used less stock 550ml, and used salt reduced masel chicken stock with a small TBsp of Stock Paste.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Wholemeal Spelt Rolls

Made these yesterday by tweaking the bread recipe in the EDC.
Used 50g wholemeal spelt and 450g bakers flour and had to add some more water and knead a bit longer until the dough was the right texture.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fruity Dream: Banana and Mixed Berries

Whipped up a fruity dream as in EDC cookbook using a couple of frozen banana's I had and a few mixed berries.

I didnt have many berries left but you can see they take over the colour of the dessert. You could still taste the banana flavour though and was like a gelato texture. A great summer treat!

Tip: When you have ripe banana's peel them and freeze them in some zip lock bags. Makes great fruity dream with gelato like texture.

Chicken and Bacon Risotto

I now make a few adjustments to the risotto recipe in the EDC cookbook. I use 390g of rice and 1000 of water and increase my parmesan to 70g and add a clove of garlic to it. This is a bacon and chicken one. Dont forget to let it rest in your thermoserver for 5 minutes as it will look like a soup when you first pour it in. After 5 minutes the grains will plump up and absorb the lovely liquid.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Spicy Chicken with Sweet Potato and Tomato Rice

Last night I made this dish from a recipe we made at Cathy Mueller's cooking class. Cathy added some spinach to hers and I think you need a bit of colour to help the presentation but I didnt have any spinach left.
The chicken and sweet potato are cooking in the varoma at the top whilst the rice is bubbling away in the basket at the bottom in the tomato mix. Great all in one meal.

The original similiar recipe is here, posted by "I Love Bimby":

I halved the amount of chicken and sweet potato as the full amount is HUGE!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Bread Rolls from EDC

These were made using the basic bread recipe in the EDC. The girls dont like seeds on theirs and also dont like them as crusty, hence, the colour difference. My husband laughs at the shapes of them but I threw them together real quick for a sausage sizzle at the last minute.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thank You Therese for these!!

I have a gorgeous friend that bought me this bunch of cabbage head flowers. How creative!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Devonshire Tea anyone?

I usually make my scones with cream in the mix anyway and was lucky enough to find this converted recipe by Nay-nay at:
I actually halved the recipe and it made this lot in the photo.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Zucchini Soup

I often make this up when we have no idea what to have for lunch. Both my girls love it.


2 x Zucchini's roughly chopped

1 x Onion quartered

1 x Potato

25 g Butter (or you could use splash of olive oil instead)

500ml Stock (If I use ready made stock from supermarket I add 1 tbs of my thermo stock paste)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Cream to taste (from 2 Tbs)


Throw all vegies into the thermomix and mix 5 seconds on speed 5

Add butter and 6 mins on temp 100, Reverse speed 1

Add Stock and 35 mins temp 100, reverse speed 1

Blend/blitz until smooth or consistency you prefer.

Add Salt and Pepper to taste and cream to taste and give a quick 2 sec blend together

Friday, June 11, 2010

Banana, Walnut & Date Bread

Made this from the EDC thermomix Cookbook. It got eaten really quick in this house. For me, though, next time I would reduce the sugar a bit as it was quite sweet. I think if you have nice ripe bananas they add to the sweetness.

Will definately make again.

Friday, June 4, 2010


I tried this recipe for cupcake/pattycakes from a recipe converted by meganjane from the at:

I tried different sizes just to see how they would go. Havent got around to icing and decorating them. They do taste yummy tho and will be hard to see if they last long enough to get decorated and photographed ;)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My First Attempt At Focaccia

Several months ago, after being inspired by Cathy Mueller's focaccia that she made at my Varoma demo, I made my first focaccia.
I used the recipe from the Everyday Thermomix Cookbook and just added some rosemary, sundried tomatoes, sea salt and olives. Thanks for the tip on these additions Cathy.

Now I make them regularly. They are SO simple. Dough is ready in less than 3 mins. Then you just need to let it sit and prove up.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Impossible Lemon Pie

This recipe was posted on the Forum by Trudy. Thank you Trudy for sharing.

I only had cookies and cream ice cream but I think vanilla would have matched perfectly and ice cream was a MUST to serve it with.

Even DH that didnt want me to make it took the first piece and had seconds. Not bad for someone not really into "lemony" things.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Penne with Vegies and Pumpkin Sauce by Curtis Stone

I found this recipe in my local Coles catalogue and thought I'd give it a try. I didnt have penne pasta so used spirals and didnt have real mushrooms so used a tin of champignons. Maybe these changes effected the taste as it was quite bland. It even looks quite blurr!

Unfortunately for us it didnt have the zing or flavour I was expecting. I think after roasting my pumpkin for my Risotto's I was expecting that same taste but obviously steamed blended pumpkin is different.

I used the thermomix to blend the pumpkin after I had cooked in pan and used the stock paste instead of a stock cube.

I dont think I would make this again but least I gave something new a try.

Vegetable Stock Concentrate

This is the stock concentrate made to use in soups, curries and anything requiring stock. 1 tablespoon is equivalent to one stock cube. All natural ingredients with no added preservatives or nasty MSG like some shop bought stocks.

Recipe is from the Thermomix Everday Cookbook.

Says it lasts up to 6 months in the fridge but mine is always long gone before that time.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Melting Chocolate Puddings

These were made in the thermomix from a recipe in the "Budget Busters" recipe book.

I didnt have dark chocolate so used milk chocolate. I think they would be nicer and richer with the dark chocolate added. They were very sweet so next time would reduce the amount of sugar and serve with ice cream (we had no ice cream left in the house :(

(I apologise for the amateur blobs on the plate. Was trying to be creative and then it was too late to take it off hehe)

There was also a tip in the book to say these could be baked in oven rather than in varoma. We did half in varoma and half in oven and dh really preferred the oven baked as they gave a crispy top but both were good.

Thermomix: Chicken Cacciatore with Steamed Rice and Vegies

Made this Chicken Cacciatore all in the thermomix followed by making the Steamed Rice and Steamed vegies in the Varoma.

Recipe found here:

This recipe was created by Anne Tesconi, Jnr Group Leader WA.