Monday, 23 February 2015

I started out with Wolfgang Puck's dough recipe but had to add more flour because it was too runny.  This dough turned out very crunchy and it didn't break when rolled out thinly. This is a work in progress.

500g OO flour
1 tsp salt
1T agave syrup
200g water
20g fresh yeast (you can use instant)
Place water yeast and agave in Thermomix 37C/2mins/speed 1
Add flour, salt and KNEAD/ 2 minutes until ball has formed.
Roll out thinly using semolina so that it doesn't stick. (reg flour works too)
Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes until crisp.
I bake on a pizza stone so keep checking for your ovens.

Very crunchy pizza!
2minute, 20 second quail egg
I made a dressing of cream, smoked wild sockeye, and onions for on top.
250g sour cream
1 bundle parsley
1 bundle dill
50 g whipping cream
10g dried salted capers
Mix for 10 seconds / speed 9 in Thermomix.
Cover pizza, Add salmon and onions.
I also added 2min 20 second cooked quail eggs.
If I had caviar I would have added that too!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Coconut Cranberry Snowballs

500g coconut
60g coconut oil
110g maple syrup
10g vanilla
100 g cranberries
Blend 250 g coconut speed 8/35 seconds until paste consistency
Add all other ingredients REVERSE/speed 4/ 10 seconds until well mixed
Shape into balls and roll in coconut.
Freeze until ready to eat.
Coconut paste


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Thermomix Savoury Waffles

My husband and I were watching Masterchef Australia where they made some savoury waffles with hollandaise and a poached egg.  I thought that since the Thermomix makes easy Hollandaise, I would try making a waffle recipe in it as well.  They turned out lovely.  I have also poached eggs in the Thermomix but because I was using it non stop I decided to poach the eggs in a pot on the stove.  It all turned out quite nice and my husband was happy.

150g regular flour
150g whole wheat flour
pinch salt ,3 eggs separated
200g milk
130 g water
110 butter

Beat egg white with salt and put in another bowl. Speed 3 BUTTERFLY / 5 minutes
Add butter melt 70C / speed2 / 4minutes
Add flour, egg yolks, milk and water speed 4 /8 seconds
Add egg whites speed 2/10 seconds
Pour onto preheated waffle iron.

This was delicious! I served it with steamed beans, avocado, mushrooms and fried wild boar bacon.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Spinach Gnocchi

100g spinach pulse X4
1 tsp salt
pepper and nutmeg to taste
250g ricotta
200g flour (if the ricotta is really dry you can get away without flour, if you are careful)
90g parmesan
1 egg
REVERSE/speed 3/15 sec
Shape into quenelle with a spoon and drop into salted water.
When they float they are cooked.
Make ahead and reheat in a sauce.

I made a butter and sage sauce.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Habanero Chilli Sauce

I love heat and the Habanero is the king of chilli's.  This is quite flavourful but a little goes a long way.

10 Habenero's, stalk removed
6 garlic cloves
60 g water
60 g white vinegar
1 tsp salt
Add ingredients and blend speed 8/ 10 seconds
Cook 20 minutes/90C/ REVERSE/speed1
When finished add ! Tablespoon fish sauce.
Put in canning jar and keep in fridge.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Beet and Apple Smoothie

I am trying to make healthier options.  This is what I had on hand and it tasted really nice.  Not too weird which is how some smoothies can be. Everyone seems to be into smoothies these days and it's much healthier to eat the whole fruit than just the juice. This smoothy is pretty creamy because of the power of the Thermomix.  The beets even though they are raw are totally broken down. Cheers!

2 organic granny smith
2 peeled and chopped raw beets
2 T pecans
1/4 avocado
1 1 inch piece of ginger
1/2 lime without peel
1 blood orange without peel
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup water
Throw everything in and blend for up to 1 minute speed 8


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Pecan, Date Truffles with Maldon Salt

These truffles turned out even better than the peanut butter ones.  My daughter and husband said so. I seem to be on a roll where I have found quite a few raw nut power ball recipes , so stay tuned for more.

500g pecans  Turbo X3, set aside
150 pitted Medjool dates, ground 10 seconds speed 8
Combine dates and nuts and add up to 50-100 ml water, until it just sticks together
Roll into balls and freeze until firm
Melt 50g peanut butter and 25g coconut oil and mix
Pour over frozen balls
Melt chocolate at 70C for 4 minutes until smooth
I added  1Tsp. whipping cream to make it more runny
Coat balls and sprinkle with salt.



peanutbutter coating

Sticky mixture

Peanut coating

Finished truffle! Yum!!!!
500g pecans
150 pitted dates 50g peanut butter
25g coconut oil
chocolate for dipping

Friday, 13 February 2015

Piri Piri Pork via Jamie Oliver adapted for Thermomix

Pork Belly with rind.

Score fat on pork belly.
2 Bay leaves
 1 tsp Salt
1tsp olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika. Rub on pork and leave overnight.
2 small sweet potato, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves
1 1/2 red pepper coarsely chopped
2 sprigs of fresh Rosemary
Grind  bay leaves, salt , smoked paprika and oil.10 sec/speed 9 and smear onto pork, leave overnight uncovered in fridge
chop sweet potato, red or yellow onions, 4 garlic cloves, deseeded red peppers set aside
Place pork in baking tray
Bake 450 F for 30 minutes, turn down to 275F for 4 hours, add vegetables and place pork on top, place so that cracklings are not submerged.
Add 1 jar of tomato passata, (pureed italian tomato's) 100 ml water and 1/4 C red wine.
scrape up pan drippings and baked vegetables
Place in Thermomix and blend 30 sec/ speed 8, thin with water and add seasonings to taste.
Last 20 minutes place rosemary on top
Pour off oil and save for a rainy day!
Place baked pork on top.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Salted Peanut Butter Truffles

This is another Dagmar Recipe from our Raw Food demonstration at Jenny's house.  I love peanuts and chocolate together.This recipe is originally from the minimalist baker.  I will add the link. truffles/
I used 500g pitted dates
2 1/2 T coconut oil melted
1/2 tsp salt
Blend until fine 10 seconds/ speed 7
Roll into balls and freeze
Mix smooth  1/4 C peanut butter and heat until runny
drizzle over balls, and freeze
Melt 100g chocolate 60C/ 4 minutes/ speed 2 (until runny)
Pur over Balls and freeze.
Sprinkle with sea salt.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Hazelnut, Chia and Hemp Seed Power Balls

This is another recipe that Dagmar did at the Raw cooking class.  I decided to try them at home for my health nut daughter and see what she thought about them.  She said they were fantastic.  I told her that next time she had to make them because they are so easy.  I have also made these with different nuts and omitted the coconut because of allergies.  As long as you get the consistency correct they will stick together.  They make a great healthy snack to take anywhere. You can also press them onto a cookie sheet and cut them into bars.

150g nuts. ( I used hazelnuts) I think they should be soaked first but I forgot.
1 T hemp hearts
1 T chia seeds
150g pitted dates
Chop 15 seconds/speed9
Add 35g cacao
45 g coconut
2 T Tahini
Blend 10 sec/speed6
Roll into balls and coat with seeds, I used coconut and hemp, chia seeds
Freeze and take out when you want to eat them!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Veal liver Pate

I love those Vietnamese sub sandwich that you can get from the Vietnamese shops.  The only thing I always wonder about is the sausage and pate they use. My heritage is German and we are very fussy about meats and sausages.  That's why I decided to try making my own.  For the first try it turned out pretty good.  I used a little too much pepper because I didn't realize how powerful the Thermomix really is.  I put whole black pepper corns in not realizing that they would be pulverized.  I wanted to keep them whole.  That is the only down side about the Thermomix.  You underestimate how powerful it really is!

500g veal liver TURBO X5
3 garlic cloves
1 onion
1/2 sprig rosemary leaves off stalk
1 T salt
5g pepper corns or 1/2 tsp ground
Varoma (120C)/speed 1/ 2 minutes
Add 50 ml Cognac and 1 egg
Varoma/speed 1/ 2 minutes
Pour into pate container
Place container into Varoma tray on top of closed mixing bowl, cover terrine with plastic wrap
Fill bowl with 1 litre hot water and steam Varoma/45 minutes/speed 2
Raw veal liver


Serve with pickled Daikon, Carrot and Cilantro!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Arugula and Walnut Pesto

I noticed the organic arugula salad starting to go south in my fridge and instead of wasting it I decided to try making pesto with it.  I washed and went through it and threw out the bad leaves.  It's funny how quickly the pre-washed salads go rotten.  I also always still wash them as I believe they have been sprayed with something to preserve them. I can't remember where I got that information so I just do it. I also used this pesto in another lasagna as a layer.  It also tasted really great at my girlfriends house moping it up with Thermomix made foccacia bread.  I will post that recipe at a later date. Anyway this takes less then a minute to make this.

2 garlic cloves
50 g parmesan
Blend speed9/ 7 seconds and scrape down.
150 g walnuts
75g arugula
Blend speed6/ 7 seconds
Add 50-80g olive oil and blend speed 4 until desired consistency approx. 10 seconds.
Add pepper to taste.

Done and YUMMY!