Saturday, 16 September 2017

Vegetarian Pate in Thermomix

My daughter told me that she will be a vegan from now on.  I told her that she had to pay attention to her diet and eat wholesome food. This pate is high in protein and can be used as a sandwich spread or a dip.  It tastes really good.  I got the recipe from the German Thermomix group that I belong to.  They call it vegetarian liver sausage. It is really quick to make too.

200g sunflower seeds
100g onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp herb de Provence
100g water (1 MC)
1 tsp homemade veggie stock
20g olive oil

Add onion and garlic, speed 10/4 sec.
Add olive oil and saute 3 minutes/Varoma
Add sunflower seeds, water, salt,and veggie stock puree 5-10 sec/speed 7
Done, Serve with veggie sticks, crackers or make a sandwich.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Steamed Lemon Cake Thermomix

This is a great way to bake without turning on your oven. Especially if it's hot outside. It makes the cake really moist too. Fabulous! My husband complains that I never bake.  Here goes. This recipe is from Fabulous Flavour on Every Level Cookbook. Page 236.  This cake is also not overly sweet which I really like. I did not add a chocolate glaze. You do need a metal baking tin.

150g butter
180g sugar
1 organic lemon zest and juice
3 eggs
20g milk
180g flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1400g water

-Grease a metal baking pan that fits into varoma. Careful not to obstruct holes. I put 2 chopsticks underneath the bowl so that the steam will go around the metal bowl.
-Place sugar and lemon zest into bowl 30 sec/speed 10
-Scrape down
-Add butter, eggs, milk, lemon juice, flour,baking powder,salt and mix 30 sec/speed 5
- Transfer to tin and cover with heat resistant plastic wrap.
-Place water in mixing bowl and steam 70 minutes/VAROMA/speed 1
Let cool and enjoy with fresh fruit or whipping cream.
 Place metal pan it Varoma and steam.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Ciabatta Buns Thermomix

These are super easy and economical to make yourself.  I find bakeries seem to charge a lot for them. It's quick to make them yourself. This recipe is from the German baking book on page 240. Das Back Buch.

20g Olive oil
300g water
20 dried yeast
500g all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt ( I used a mixed herb and salt blend)

Grease baking pan with olive oil on parchment paper.
Water and yeast 2min/37C/speed 2
Add Flour, oil, salt
3mins/DOUGH mode
Let rise in a warm spot 20 minutes
Shape into a oblong form and cut into 8
Dust with flour.
Bake 15-20 minutes 250C or 375 F.

 They smell delicious and are easy to do for a fraction of the price from a bakery. You also know what went in to them. YUMMMY!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup (Detox)

I swore I was never going to make this soup again but unfortunately I had a cabbage staring at me in the fridge.  Also since I have put on extra pounds from all the beer drinking due to hot weather. Hmm. I thought I would try it again but this time in my Thermomix.  Well I have to say it tasted pretty good. Even better then I remembered.

150g-200g Cabbage
3-4 garlic cloves
1/2 onion
1 T olive oil
250g mixed vegetables (I used, beet, beans and peppers)
1T Italian seasoning
1 T Veggie stock paste (homemade is best)
1T lemon juice
1T tomato paste ( I used leftover curry ketchup, homemade)
salt and pepper to taste
750-800g water (watch your max level)

Add onions and garlic, Chop 3 sec/speed 10
 Scrape down
Add olive oil and saute 3 min/Varoma/speed 1-2
Add all other ingredients except water and blend 3 sec/speed 10
There should still be some texture to veggies
Add water and saute 20-25 minutes Varoma/speed 2
Check seasonings and serve.
Yummy, healthy!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Thermomix Basil Icecream

My friend in Germany told me about this a couple of years ago.  She was having a dinner party and made this for dessert. She told me that I needed to try it as it was really delicious. I am not big on desserts so it has taken me a while. Boy was I missing out.  It is really fantastic and refreshing.  Something totally different. Now with Basil being in season, I will be making it a lot.  I have also added it to my cook key so it's dead easy.YUM.

10-12 Basil leaves
1/4 lemon peel
150g sugar
250g whipping cream
150g yogurt
15g milk
Place Basil, lemon peel and sugar 10sec/speed 10
Scrape down
10 sec/speed 10
Scrape down
Add cream, yogurt 2 mins/50C/speed 3
Freeze in flat container minimum 4 hours
Cut into cubes and place in Thermomix adding 15g milk
Blend 10sec/speed 6
Serve immediately!
Garnish with basil or mint leaf.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Sunny Focaccia from Thermomix Nobelhaus

Thermomix Nobelhaus is the Thermomix distributor from Ontario onward. Fantan Enterprises is the Thermomix distributor for Canada West. British Columbia to Manitoba.  Both distributors post recipes on their homepages and this one I happened to try making.  I did substitute pesto instead of the olive tapenade.  It turned out really well. I did have to make 2 because it wouldn't fit on my baking sheet. This recipe is ideal for tons of people.


550g Water
900g Flour
2 tsp salt
20g yeast
2 T olive oil
1 T dried Thyme or Herb de Provence

I used homemade pesto or

250g Mozzarella
1 can pitted Kalamata Olives
10g sundried tomato's
1 can Tomato paste

Seeds of your choice
Egg wash



-Place cubed cheese, olives tomatoes, Mix 5 sec/speed 7
-Add tomato paste 10 sec/REVERSE/speed 3 Set Aside


-In clean mixing bowl add water and yeast 3 min/37C/speed 1
-Add flour, olive oil, herbs and salt. KNEAD 3 minutes, Let proof 1 hour in clean bowl covered.
Preheat oven to 400F
Once the dough has finished proofing, punch down dough and separate into 2 equal pieces.
-Roll out into dough into circle. 1/2 cm thickness
- Add filling and spread evenly, leaving a 1 cm edge with no filling.
-Roll out other dough and place onto. Crimp edges.
-Place glass in centre of circle and carefully cut into 4 parts with spatula. Cut from glass to outside edge. Like a clock cut each quarter into 3's.
-Twist each strip in the same direction, at least 4 times and lay edge flat. Continue until all are done.
-Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with your choice of seeds.
-Bake on parchment lined cookie sheet 20/25 minutes at 400F.
-Twist off stem and enjoy!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding in Thermomix

I was watching Masterchef Australia when Matt Preston showed the group how to make Australia's favourite pudding. This was it. He didn't use the Thermomix but I was happy to see the recipe in the Good Food Gluten Free cookbook.  (page 180)  I tried his recipe  after writing it down after Matt explained it on Masterchef.  It didn't turn out very well as I missed adding in the eggs. Oops. It's great that this recipe has a cookbook and chip and tells you how to do it step by step. Less mistakes. The only thing I didn't do was set a timer  on the oven so I slightly over baked mine.  It still tasted fantastic though. That's the great thing about cooking. Things are always dependent on the operator and how well they pay attention. :-)

unsalted  butter for greasing ceramic bowl
60g Almonds ( I didn't blanch mine)
100g gluten free flour mixture ( see below )
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
30g pure cocoa
1 pinch salt
100g dark brown sugar
2 eggs
40g milk
1 tsp vanilla

100g brown sugar
20g cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
150g water
150g milk

Preheat oven and grease baking dish. 170C
Grind almonds 8sec/speed7
Add flour, baking powder, cocoa, salt and sugar and mix 10 sec/speed 4
Add eggs, milk and vanilla and mix 5 sec/speed 4
Scrape down sides and mix 5 sec/speed4
Pour into prepared dish.
(I didn't wash the bowl but you can if you want :-) )
Place all ingredients for sauce into bowl and cook 3 min/100C/speed 2
Pour sauce gently over pudding and bake 30-35 minutes.

Gluten free Flour mixture:
100g long grain white rice (ground in Thermomix until flour consistency, 1 min/speed 10)
80g potato starch
100g arrowroot
80 g sticky rice (Arborio)(grind in Thermomix, 1 min/speed 10)
40g hemp hearts or 40g Chia seeds (grind in Thermomix)
5 1/4 tsp baking powder
Grind rice  and hemp hearts separately.
Mix all ingredients together 10 sec/speed 10

Sambal in Thermomix (Spicy)

I am addicted to this sauce.  The problem with spice is the more that you use, the more you can tolerate. I use a lot on all kinds of things.  I thought I should try and make my own.  It turned out really great. It was very fast as well.

3 large garlic cloves (fresh)
35g thai chilli's green (stem off)
35g thai chilli's red (stem off)
10g coriander seed
20g fresh ginger
15g salt
50g palm sugar ( you can use brown or golden)
85g dried shallots
100g fish sauce
juice of 1 lime
25 g oil
Add all ingredients pulse turbo 4x ( make sure it's coursely chopped)
Cook 5 minutes/120C/speed1
Pour into jar and cover with oil.
Keep in refridgerator for up to 1 month