Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I would like to wish all members an enjoyable Festive Season. I hope you have enjoyed my Blog during 2011 and that we will continue to discover new ways to use our TMX in 2012.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mixed grain Rolls from a cold start.

These rolls, based on the No Fuss recipe, but using a mixture of whole grain flours.
They were placed in a cold oven for 15 mins at 160 oC and then 15 min at 200 oC. The first rise was done in the TMX bowl, and as it was very cold here today I proved it in the oven warmed to 70oC.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Coconut Macaroons

Something to take to the Christmas party.

Set oven at 180 o C

6 egg whites, frozen OK, let defrost and sit on kitchen bench over night.
1 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
3 large eggs, beaten by hand.
500g of dessicated coconut
300g caster sugar
1 generous Tablespoon of vanilla essence
1 teaspoon of Coconut essence
Candied cherries, cut on 1/2

Beat egg whites and Cream of tartar for 8 mins./speed 3.
In large bowl place , sugar, coconut, vanilla, coconut essence and beaten eggs.
Tip egg whites on top and mix with hands until all the coconut is coated.
Leave for 30 mins. to soak through.
Line baking trays and place small mounds of mix on trays and flatten slightly and press 1/2 cherry into top.
bake until brown on top and around edges.
Cool on tray for 5 mins and then on wire rack.
Store in airtight tin.

Can be coated on the base with Chocolate if desired.
makes 36 biscuits.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ham Spread

I feel that ham doesn't freeze well, but this dip does. This is an excellent way to use up that left over Ham. The recipe is also handy, in that you can use what you have at hand.

200g. ham,chopped.
20g.sweet chilli sauce, or chutney
10g. Worcestershire sauce
30g Mayo, or sour cream or soft butter
1/4 teaspoon of spice mix. I used Quatre epices that I made.
1/4 teaspoon of Bacon Dust, Optional

Place all in bowl, speed 7/ 20 seconds. Scrape down.
Speed 7 / 20 seconds, or to consistency that you prefer.

Nice in a sandwich with lettuce
Nice on toast for breakfast.
Serve as a dip with vegetable sticks.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Almond meal Biscuits

This recipe for delicious almond biscuits was posted by Uni on Forum Thermomix. I have placed them here so more people will have access to the recipe.

• 500g almond meal
• 6 egg whites, (frozen ok)
• 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
• 300g white sugar
• 1tble of homemade vanilla essence+ 1 teaspoons OR 1 tablespoons of whisky and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
• 1 tsp almond essence

• TM Icing sugar, to coat biscuits (made from white sugar)
• Glazed cherries or whole almonds


Add egg whites and the cream of tartar to bowl and beat until stiff with the butterfly, for me it took 8 min on speed 3 ½ will (try speed 3 next time )
add all ingredients except icing sugar and cherries together in a bowl
add egg whites to other ingredients mix with your hands until all combined . rest for 1/2 an hour, not you the dough lol

Preheat oven to 180C. Make small balls of about 3cm by rolling them between your palms, and then lightly roll them in the TM icing sugar.
Place on trays lined with baking paper.
Gently press cherries or almonds into the top of the biscuits.
Cook until biscuits become lightly browned on top - about 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.