Friday, 27 January 2017

Thermomix Brazilian Cheesepuffs

These tiny little balls are highly addictive! I bet you can't eat just one.  They are also gluten free which is a bonus since so many people have allergies now a days.
70g strong flavoured cheese (Gruyere/Emmemtahler)
160g full cream milk
60g veggie oil
1 egg
170 g arrowroot/tapioca flour( I used tapioca)
1 tsp salt
Add all ingredients and mix 10 sec/speed 8
Pour into greased mini muffin tins and Bake 10-12 minutes at 375F

Yum! Serve at a party or for a snack!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Beesting cake Thermomix (Bienenstich)

This is one of my favourite cakes and I have never made one from scratch. I always thought it too much work and mess. Well the other night I went to a fine dining restaurant and heard this was on the menu for dessert. It was a deconstructed version and I was slightly disappointed. I then decided it was time to do it myself. I was very pleasantly surprised.  I will make it for my south african friends as it's one of their favourite desserts. (Now that I know it's not that difficult) It really worked very well.

130g quark (I used cream cheese because I didn't make any)
50g milk
1 egg
300g flour
20g baking powder
100g sugar 50g melted butter
15 sec/45C/speed6
Scrape down bowl and repeat if necessary. Pour into buttered cake springform dusted with bread crumbs. If you don't have any use flour.

Cake topping
50g sugar
100g butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
50g apricot jam
2 1/2 minutes/60C/speed 2
add 100g almonds
Spread mixture on top of batter and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Let cool.

For the Filling:
5 leaves of gelatine soaked
500g milk
1 pkg Dr Oetker vanilla pudding powder
Add gelatine after squeezing out all the water
Stir 30 sec/75C/speed 3
Place in extra bowl and stir so that no skin forms on the milk
In a clean TM bowl add butterfly
Add 200g whipping cream and whip up to 3 minutes/speed 3-4
(watch this as I find whipping cream whips faster or slower depending on freshness)
Cool vanilla cream mixture and mix with whipping cream until just combined. Gentle
Cool cake and slice in half.
Place cream mixture on cake and place in fridge to firm up.(2 hours)
Cut top of cake into slices and gentle assemble after 2 hour cooling time.
This way when you cut the cake the cream mixture doesn't squeeze out.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Thermomix New Years Pretzel (Sweet Yeast Dough)

Happy New Year Everyone!
In Germany this sweet pretzel (sweet yeast dough)is a tradition to have on New Years day.  You can have it with a glass of champagne or sparkling wine, or with a cup of coffee or tea. It is easy to do and besides baking is quick to put together. I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy year!

220g milk
30 g dried yeast
80g sugar
80g soft butter
1 egg
500g all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
50g raisins (optional)

Put milk, yeast and sugar into bowl 2mins/37C/speed 2
Add butter, egg, flour and salt KNEAD/ 3minutes
Let rest 30 minutes in warm place.
Roll into pretzels
Baste with egg wash and bake 20 minutes 350F until golden.