Steamed Christmas Puddings

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Beautiful little individual steamed Christmas Puddings to delight your Christmas guests. These are moist and fruity and delicious served with cream, ice cream or custard. Can you stop at one? Makes 14 individual puddings in two Envy Varoma Molds. INGREDIENTS 120 grams currants 120 grams sultanas 130 grams prunes, pitted 140 grams Pedro Ximenez sherry… Read more »

Steamed Syrup Puddings

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3 tablespoons golden syrup 70 grams plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 70 grams brown sugar 70 grams butter, room temperature 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Grease one Envy mold generously with butter. Measure 3 tablespoons of golden syrup equally into the molds. Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar for 3 seconds… Read more »

Gluten Free Bliss Balls

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High protein healthy gluten free bliss balls are fantastic as an anytime snack. Change the coatings to suit your tastes or what’s in the pantry. Bliss Ball coatings 50 grams pistachios 50 grams hazelnuts 30 grams dessicated coconut 30 grams cocoa powder Bliss Balls 230 grams hazelnuts 180 grams almonds 250 grams dates 70 grams… Read more »

Semolina Seeded Bread

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Tasty and healthy semolina bread full of sunflower seeds, linseeds and poppy seeds. Delicous dipped in olive oil with a dukka or with a salad sandwich. Following the tradition of Italian breads, semolina gives this bread a more rustic texture and flavoursome finish. 300g warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 100g semolina 350g bakers flour… Read more »

No Bake Lemon Coconut Slice

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Base 250 g packet Milk Arrowroot biscuits 1 tsp lemon zest, grated 90 g Coconut 120 g Butter 180 g Condensed milk Icing 200g sugar 30g butter, softened 40g lemon juice (1 lemon) ½ cup desiccated coconut for top of slice For the Base Line a 20 x 30 cm slice tin with baking paper…. Read more »

Goan Fish Curry

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This quick and easy mild curry works well with any type of fresh fish. 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt 1 tomato, quartered 2 onions, quartered 8 cloves garlic 2 green chillis 5 cm piece of ginger 50 g peanut oil 2 onions,… Read more »

Banana and White Chocolate Cupcakes

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120g butter 140g sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 egg 3 ripe bananas 200g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 60g milk 250g choc bits (either white or milk/dark chocolate) Either grease muffin tray or line with patty pans. Preheat oven to 180C. Melt butter, sugar in mixing bowl at 100C for 2 mins at… Read more »

Banana Choc Nut Pizza

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A pizza with a twist. Be adventurous and try some other toppings on our banana pizza base. Banana Pizza Dough 70g ripe banana 140g luke warm water 1 1/2 tsp dry yeast 280 g bakers flour Topping 180g milk chocolate 40g cream 1 banana, thinly sliced 30g granulated peanuts 15g shredded coconut Add all dough… Read more »

Basil and Cashew Pesto

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This recipe will make around 1kg of pesto – perfect to use with all of our thriving basil plants. I’m going to use some of this batch to make a Prawn and Pesto Linguine for dinner – then the rest in the freezer. 200 g Parmesan cheese, cubed 30 g garlic cloves 400 g unsalted… Read more »

Blueberry Pancakes

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100g softened butter 340g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarb of soda 60g sugar 2 large eggs 500g buttermilk Blueberries (fresh or frozen) Melt butter at 80°C 1½ mins / speed 2 Add remaining ingredients except blueberries Mix 20 secs / speed 4 Heat frying pan low-medium (non-stick is best) brush with… Read more »

Divine Strawberry and Cranberry Chocolate Balls

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I don’t know about you but if the word ‘Divine’ is in the title I need to try it to see if it lives up to that. Well I can say in this case it does…. very easy to make and enjoyable to eat. 150g dried strawberries 150g dried cranberries 1 tsp ground cinnamon 5… Read more »

Thai Chicken Sausage Rolls

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200g chicken breast (roughly chopped) 150g ham 1 clove garlic 3 spring onions 2 tablespoons fresh coriander 1 piece fresh ginger (approximately 3cm square) 1 teaspoon fish sauce 1 egg 3 sheets frozen puff pastry 1 egg yolk 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Sweet chilli sauce to serve Preheat oven to 180°C. If you are using… Read more »

Steamed Pork and Bamboo Dumplings

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Ingredients: 300 grams pork mince 4 shallots 2 garlic cloves Small bunch fresh coriander (use some in the dumpling mixture and the rest in dipping sauce) 1 small chilli 5 grams soy sauce 35 grams bamboo shoots 5 grams Chinese rice wine White pepper ¾ tsp. sesame oil 30 fresh wonton wrappers Dipping sauce: 1… Read more »

Cumquat Marmalade

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We have a beautiful cumquat tree in our front garden that I normally watch fruit and do nothing with. Not this year – we made this delicious cumquat marmalade – a great tangy jam and ready in under 30 minutes. I just need some thick slices of warm bread to spread it on. CUMQUAT MARMALADE… Read more »

Choc Cheesecake Brownies

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Mmmmm we love Brownies. I think these lasted about 4 hours before the teenagers in our house demolished them. These brownies are a delicious combination of chocolate brownie and vanilla cheesecake. Choc Cheesecake Brownies For the cheesecake: 60 grams Butter 185 grams Ricotta cheese 50 grams Sugar 40 grams Plain flour 2 Eggs 1 teaspoon… Read more »

Baklava

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For the baklava: 375g filo pastry 150g almonds 180g walnuts 80g pistachios 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/3 tsp ground cloves 250g butter For the syrup: 180g water 180g sugar 80g honey Juice of 1 lemon Lightly grease a 20x30cm slice pan and set the oven to 180°C. Defrost the filo pastry. When thawed roll out… Read more »

Almond Sultana Muesli Bars

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Have you tried making Muesli Bars? The kids asked me to go the shops to buy some but it took the same amount of time to make them – plus they tasted heaps better and I know what’s in them. The downside? They ate them all in one day. Almond Sultana Muesli Bars 100 grams… Read more »

Protein Packed Power Smoothie

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No time to sit down and eat brekkie? How about a super quick, super healthy and yes super tastie smoothie. Protein Packed Power Smoothie Blitz 30g almonds at Speed 9 for 10 seconds Add 50g natural yoghurt, 30g oats (ours had dried fruit with it), 30g frozen blueberries, 1 small banana, 100g paw paw, 1… Read more »

Fruity Winter Porridge

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What could be better than fruity porridge for breakfast on a chilly winter morning…. Eggs Benedict. But that’s for tomorrow. FRUITY WINTER PORRIDGE 240g rolled oats 60g dried fruit and nuts 600g water 400g milk Add all ingredients to the TM bowl. Cook at 90°C for 15 minutes, reverse speed 2. Serve with honey, brown… Read more »

Wild Rice Salad

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A salad with a difference full of wholesome natural ingredients full of crunchy and nutty flavours. Wild Rice Salad 1 cup raw rice Cook rice and place in salad bowl. 100g red capsicum roughly chopped ½ red onion 75g cashew 75g raisins handful parsley Chop capsicum, onion, cashews, raisins and parsley at Speed 5 for… Read more »

Cheesy Frittata

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Mmmmm Cheesy Frittatas for the kids lunches this week. 3 mushrooms, 1/2 small onion, 1/8 capsicum chop speed 4 for 15 seconds. Spoon into each baking dish. Sprinkle 1/4 cup grated cheese into baking dish. Mix 6 eggs and 1/2 cup milk speed 5 for 20 seconds. Pour into TM Essentials Mini Cake Mold and… Read more »

Caramel Walnut Slice

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Crispy on the outside with a creamy caramel and nut centre on a coconut base, we love this caramel walnut slice. Great for the kids after school or an anytime snack. For the base: 60g butter 65g sugar 80g plain flour ½ tsp baking powder 45g dessicated coconut For the topping: 2 eggs 1 tsp… Read more »

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

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This gluten free chocolate cake has the added natural sweetness from apples and nutty flavours. It is moist enough to be finished off with a dusting of icing sugar. 150g almonds 85g potatoes, peeled and quartered 130g apple, quartered and cored (no need to peel) 140g unsalted butter, room temp 100g dark chocolate 120g sugar… Read more »

Creamy Feta Cheese

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1800 grams milk 100 grams cream 80 grams active yoghurt (with live culture) 1 Junket (rennet) tablet Salt Warm the milk, cream and yoghurt at 37C, Speed 2 for 15 minutes. Pour into an insulated 2 litre bowl (such as Thermoserver or Thermos). Leave to rest for one hour. Dissolve the junket tablets in a… Read more »

12 Recipes for the Envy Varoma Mold

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Get the most from your Thermomix Varoma with this Envy Varoma Mold. It’s a 7 cavity silicone mold that’s especially created to fit into the Thermomix Varoma. This silicone mold can fit both the top and bottom layers of the Varoma in both the TM31 and TM5.The Envy Varoma Mold can be used to steam,… Read more »

Belly Warming Thermomix Soups

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How would you describe a perfect winter’s day? One might think that there’s no better way to keep the chill out than snuggling up in a blanket with all your loved ones surrounding you. But how about snuggling with your family inside your cosy home AND sipping a warm bowl of soup? Now that’s a… Read more »

Cooking for Large Families with your Thermomix

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If you have a lot of mouths to feed under your roof, or perhaps are dealing with an unexpected visit from friends or relatives, you better have a recipe handy if you want to serve a proper meal that’s suited for a large group. Below are three excellent food ideas that can easily be prepared… Read more »