Fresh Ginger Steamed Pudding

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ginger steamed pudding

A version of this pudding recipe was one of the first I ever developed for the TM Essentials Pudding Steamer. I must say though, it initially lacked wow factor and I never revisited it as a family favourite. So one day I thought let’s totally rework the whole ginger pudding concept with a healthier spin… Read more »

Quick Mix Steamed Fruit Pudding

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Sago Plum pudding was a pudding my mother often made during my childhood.  I have followed suit with my own children.  Although I have changed the recipe over the years. So much so, I doubt she would recognise it now.  There are days when you want that rich fruit pudding but you never had the… Read more »

Tropical Orange Steamed Pudding

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This delicious recipe by Vanita was inspired by the colour orange and yellow.  And hence this very tropical fruit themed pudding was born.  If you’re looking for something different than traditional dark fruit pudding then this is a good one to try. Ingredients: 1 tbspn coconut flour or cocoa powder 70g white spelt flour 40g… Read more »

Pork with Black Beans

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Salted black beans are available from Asian supermarkets and add a delicious rich flavour to this super quick and easy dish. Ingredients: 10g garlic cloves 15g fresh ginger 50g salted black beans 40g oyster sauce 60g light soy sauce 400g pork belly or pork loin thinly sliced 4 spring onions, finely sliced Directions: Place the… Read more »

Italian Herb and Cheese Subs

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Use our Silicone Baguette Tray to make your own Subway Subs. My all time favourite Sub is Italian Herb and Cheese. The combination of parmesan, oregano, rosemary, garlic and mozzarella on top of fresh white baguettes smells delicious and is perfect with any filling. Make five foot-long Subs with our fantastic recipe – see if… Read more »

Authentic Mexican Tortillas

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Make fresh tortillas with your Thermomix and a TM Essentials Tortilla Press. Perfect for your next Mexican feast or to have with lunch. Ingredients: 100g pork or duck fat (you can also substitute with copha) 350g plain flour 1 tsp salt 1½ tsp baking powder 180g hot water Melt the pork or duck fat at… Read more »

Steamed Barramundi with Shaoxing Wine

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This fish in this dish can be replaced with any other type of fish such as fresh salmon, cod or snapper. I’ve even used substituted the fish with green prawns. 600g cubed fish 60g Shaoxing wine 30g light soy sauce 10g sesame oil 20g fresh ginger, julienned 4 spring onions, finely sliced 1 chilli, finely… Read more »

Perfect Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free White Bread

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The quest for delicious gluten free bread is a difficult one. I love our recipe for gluten free bread. Not only is it super easy with the Thermomix, it is the closest to wheat bread that I can find. It has a crisp crust and soft texture – it will not crumble when you slice it… Read more »

Perfect White Bread

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Nothing tastes better than homemade bread, with its full flavours, utter freshness and the satisfaction you get in the making. You’ll never find a loaf that compares to the one you take from the oven. This is our fool proof recipe for light, tasty, crusty white sandwich and high-top loaf bread. 360g tepid water 2… Read more »

Butter Cookies

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This cookie dough is perfect for using with our Cookie Plungers. They keep their shape while cooking and have a delicious buttery texture. This recipe makes 50-60 biscuits – if that’s too many, this dough is perfect to freeze. 200g Sugar 180g Butter 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 400g plain flour 1 tsp… Read more »

Gluten Free Cranberry and Pistachio Balls

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A healthy alternative to traditional White Christmas. Gluten free, dairy free and delicious to boot. 150 g desiccated coconut 120 g macadamias 50 g coconut oil 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp vanilla essence 40 g natural pistachios 40 g dried cranberries Extra desiccated coconut to roll balls in Chop the coconut, macadamias, coconut oil, honey,… Read more »

Chocolate Mint Bark

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Have you got some extra candy canes? This is a wonderful to way to use them up…a grown up “candy cane”. Ingredients: 60 g mint flavoured candy canes 250 g dark chocolate broken into pieces Method: Place candy canes in TM bowl Crush for 10secs / speed 5, set aside Place chocolate in TM bowl… Read more »

White Christmas

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Ingredients: 60g almonds 100g red glace cherries 60g sultanas 60g dried apricots 60g dried cranberries 500g block white chocolate (or melts) 50g rice bubbles 90g desiccated coconut 1sp vanilla extract Method: Line a 20cm x 30cm (base) baking pan with baking paper Add almonds, to TM bowl and chop 10 secs / speed 4, set-aside… Read more »

Raspberry White Chocolate and Almond Trifle

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Lying halfway between a tiramisu and trifle, this is a delicious combination of coffee, white chocolate, raspberries and almonds. Perfect for Christmas lunch. 200 g slivered almonds 350 g black coffee 200 g Pedro Ximenez sherry 400 g sponge finger biscuits 200 g white chocolate 700 g heavy whipping cream, chilled 500 g frozen raspberries,… Read more »

Fruit Mince Brownies

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These brownies are just right for Christmas with the addition of fruit mince. The fruit mince helps make them moist and full flavoured. They are so yummy…. Ingredients: 100g toasted walnuts 200g good quality dark chocolate (70%) 300g brown sugar 250g unsalted butter 4 eggs 200g plain flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder 40g cocoa (plus… Read more »

Rendered Pork Fat

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Make you own lard by rendering pork fat in your Thermomix. There are occasions when you’re cooking that nothing can surpass rendered pork fat. You’ll be amazed at how much more flavourful your meals are when cooked in pork fat. I use pork fatback which is firm and white, and readily available from your butcher… Read more »

Whole30 Almond and Chia Seed Porridge

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Whole30 Almond and Chia Seed Porridge I’m not real keen on eggs for breakfast and prefer something lighter to start the day. This Almond and Chia Seed porridge is delicious hot or cold and Whole30 compliant. Top with fresh or frozen fruit, nuts or coconut cream. 100g raw almonds 600g water 100g chia seeds Mill… Read more »

Gluten Free Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookies

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200g almonds 200g butter, room temperature 100g peanut butter 200g brown sugar 200g potato flour 2 eggs 125g choc chips Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 baking trays with TM Essentials Non Stick Silicone Mats or baking paper. Grind almonds at Speed 10 for 15 seconds. Add remaining ingredients except choc chips. Mix at Speed… Read more »


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Making your own ghee couldn’t be easier with the Thermomix. While ghee is the preferred fat for Indian cooking, it is perfect for adding to mashed potato and using for general frying. It has a high burn point and is dairy free. Making your own ghee is less than 1/3 price than ghee from the… Read more »

Baked New York Cheesecake with Strawberry Coulis

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For the base: 60 g butter 120 g shortbread biscuits For the cheesecake: 470 g cream cheese, room temperature 200 g sugar 1 tbsp corn flour 3 large eggs 50 g lemon juice 730 g sour cream 1½ tsp vanilla essence ¼ tsp salt For the Strawberry Coulis: 150 g strawberries, hulled 30 g sugar… Read more »

Whole 30 Bacon and Egg Cups

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This recipe uses two TM Essentials Envy Varoma Molds and is ready in 25 minutes. Perfect for breakfast, lunches or snacks and Whole30 compliant. 500g bacon cut into 15cm lengths 14 eggs Preheat the oven to 180C. Line each cavity of the Envy mold with a strip of bacon. Crack each egg into a cup… Read more »

Gluten Free Chocolate Slice

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Deliciously nutty and rich, this gluten free chocolate slice will satisfy the strongest chocolate cravings. 100 g almonds 150 g hazelnuts 1 tsp baking powder 200 g dark chocolate 90 g butter 45 g sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence Line a 20 x 30cm slice tin with baking paper. Preheat the oven… Read more »

Goat’s Cheese and Bacon Polenta Crust Pie

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Polenta adds delicious crunchy texture to this pie and is delicious hot or cold. Feta can be used in place of the goat’s cheese. POLENTA PASTRY 300g plain flour 140g polenta 240g chilled butter, cubed ½ tsp apple cider vinegar FILLING 4 large tomatoes, thinly sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp thyme 125g goats… Read more »

Hedgehog Slice

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170g butter 170g sugar 90g cocoa 50g desiccated coconut 125g pistachios 250g plain biscuits (eg milk arrowroot) Icing 250g dark choc bits 70g butter Line a slice tray with baking paper. Chop biscuits in TM bowl 4 secs speed 5 set side if chopped up enough for you. Place butter, sugar and cocoa into TM… Read more »

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 »


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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 »