Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Beer bread with cheese and herbs

Beer bread with cheese and herbs

This bread is more in keeping, in nature, with banana bread. It has no yeast. I don't drink beer as I don't like it, but i don't find the slight taste in this bread offensive. You could use Orange juice to replace the beer if you wish. That said, the basic Cheese dough could have a variety of savory things added. You choose. DH ate 3 slices as he found it 'interesting'. We also had it toasted for breakfast, this was equally good.

Set oven to 200oC.

Weigh 100g. of tasty cheese into bowl of TMX, and grate.
Add, 250 g of each plain flour and Self Raising flour.
4 g of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 bottle/can, (340mls.) of beer.
90mls. water
30g. soft brown sugar
leaves from 2 sprigs of fresh thyme.

8 pieces of sun dried tomato, cut into strips and added in last 10seconds of mixing.
30g. of mixed seeds, for coating. (I used seseme.sunflower and safflower .)

Mix on Bread kneading function for 20 seconds, add tomatoes and knead for 10 seconds.
Sprinkle 1/2 seeds on base of lined tin.
Scrape into lined bread tin and sprinkle remaining seeds on top, press them on lightly, and bake at 200 o C for 50/60 mins.
Leave in tin for 5 mins and then turn out on to wire rack to cool.

I have adapted this recipe. for the TMX, from'Food from the Heart... the South African way" by Heleen Meyer

bread, without TMX

I am posting this recipe here as I am giving a Bread making class to people who do not have a TMX, but need easy access to this recipe and process.

Bread Recipe

Will make 8 rolls, or 2 Bread Sticks, or a loaf of bread, or a mixture of these.

520g bread flour, (strong flour)
300 mls. warm water
2 teaspoons of dried yeast.
1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar. ( if you use a bread Mix such as Laucke, do not add these.)

Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix with a spoon.
When it starts to come together , knead 50 times, in the bowl.
Spray bowl and dough generously with water, so there is no dry flour in the bowl.
Cover with plastic and place in a warm place to rise and double. 30 mins to 1 hour.
Set oven to 200/220 o C.(will take 20 mins.)And place dish with water in bottom of oven.
Turn out on to floured bench and knead again 20 times.
Form into rolls, bread sticks or loaf. For loaf place seam under.
Spray with water and cover with plastic and place in a warm place to double. Will take less time than first rise.
When doubled , cut 1 cm. slashes in top , spray with water and bake......
Rolls 15 mins.
Bread sticks 20 mins in tin and the 5 mins turned up side down.
Loaf 25 mins and 10 mins out of tin.
Cool on wire rack and try not to cut it until cool.

Can replace 100g of flour with wholemeal flour, seeds ,oats. rye or spelt.
It will take a little longer to rise.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tangelo Marmalade

Tangelo Marmalade

We seem to have plenty of Lemons at the moment and Tangelos were on "Special" at the shop, so I thought I would make some marmalade. I used the basic formula from my recipe for Lemon and Carrot marmalade. A carrot could be added to this recipe as well as 2 Tablespoons of rum.

2 Tangelos (2 x 200g)
1 Lemon, (90g)
1 tablespoon of Lemon juice
500g water
Sugar, 3/4 of cooked fluid in TMX, ( I used 750g ) as there was 1000g in bowl.


Place 1/4ed. Tangelo and lemon (pips removed )in Bowl and zap to desired consistency.
Add lemon juice and water and cook at 100 o for 30 mins.
Take note of the level of the mixture in jug and add 3/4 of this amount in sugar.
Cook at 100o for 15 mins., and then at Varoma temp. for 5 mins.
Test to see that it has jelled. If not 5 more mins. Varoma .
Bottle in sterile jars, put lids on and Turn upside down for 5 mins to sterilize lids.

This made 3 large jars with a little over.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Burnt Orange Sauce for Duck

Burnt Orange Sauce for Duck

This is rather a classy sauce to serve with roast Duck.

2 Oranges
1/3 cup of Rice Bran Oil
Salt and Pepper


Remove 8 strips of Orange peel from one of the Oranges and place in a saucepan on stove with the 1/3 cup of oil. Cook until the peel is light brown. It will continue to cook when removed from the heat so don't over cook.

Heat a hot plate and brush with oil.
While it is heating, peel both Oranges, removing all pith.
Cut each Orange into 5 slices, place on hot plate.
Cook until each side is slightly charred.

Place peel in oil and charred orange and salt and pepper into TMX and zap for 1 min. on speed 9.

The oil will form an emulsion with the orange. Spoon a little on to the plate with the roast Duck.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Anchovy Pate

This is adapted from RoboGourmet recipe. I like their recipes as they are uncomplicated and this one is not strongly Anchovy in taste. It is a delicious dip/spread.

40g. Anchovy fillets, drained
200g. tuna in oil.drained
200g soft butter.

Place all in TMX bowl and zap 15 seconds/ speed 7/
Serve with croutons or fresh bread.