One of the things that I miss most as a Diabetic, is Marmalade. Not any more. Using my TMX, I have made a more that accessible Marmalade. Very, very low in both Calories and Carbs.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Saturday, June 12, 2021
A meal in a slice. 12 slices from this loaf, ( as picture above), provide 180 calories , 22 carbs, 5 fibre, 6.3 protein. 15 slices from this loaf ……………………provide 144 calories , 18.5 carbs, 2 fibre, 6 protein.
400 grams Wholemeal Spelt flour, ( or bread flour )
44 grams Linseeds( flax seeds )
44 grams Quinoa
40 grams Chia seeds
1 teaspoon Bread improver
3 teaspoons dried yeast
1 teaspoon teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
380 grams of warm water
Place seeds in TMX or other grinder and blend to a course powder. ( speed 9, 20 seconds )
Add remaining ingredients and Knead 4 minutes, ( or by hand 20 turns )
Place in oiled bowl, cover with plastic and allow to rise, in a warm place.
SET OVEN TO HEAT AT 200ff.
Tip onto floured bench and flatten and roll into an oblong shape to fit a lined bread tin,
Tin, 26 cm x 10 x 11 cm high.
Allow to double, ( in this size tin it will rise to just above the top edge ) it will not rise more when baking.
Bake in preheated oven at 200 ff degrees, 30 minutes.
Test with thermometer. Should move quickly to 200f. If not, return to oven for 10 minutes.
Turn out and allow to cool on wire rack.
Freezes well. ( wrap in foil)
Toasted beautifully. Brings out the flavour.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
This very tasty Turkey Meat Loaf has been adapted from the extremely popular ‘ Chicken Meat Loaf ‘ recipe from this Blog. I have substituted 2% fat Turkey mince and made other small adjustments.
IT IS EXTREMELY EASY TO MAKE. Using TMX, FOOD PROCESSOR OR BY HAND.
500 grams, 2% Turkey mince.
1 medium size carrot
1 medium size onion
1 slice of Wholemeal bread, made into breadcrumbs, crust included.
60 mls milk, any type
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 eggs, large
1 large clove of fresh garlic.
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup tomato salsa
1/3 cup brown sugar
8 grams of mustard powder.
Place onion, carrot and garlic in TMX bowl, chop speed 5/ 5 seconds. Or chop finely by hand.
Add all remaining ingredients, EXCEPT TOPPING
Mix on reverse, speed 4/, 15 seconds. Scrape down. Mix 5 seconds, speed 4.
Place into a lined baking dish, approximately 26 x 16 cm, form into a slightly domed shape.
Mix topping ingredients together and spread over Turkey meat loaf.
Bake 180 FF degrees, 45 minutes , or until no pink remains. Or internal temperature reaches 165 f degrees on a thermometer.
This is a very filling dish
If 6 slices, per slice 217 calories, 18.4 carbs
If 8 slices, per slice 163 calories, 14 carbs.
Cost, less than $10.
2 slices of Turkey Meat loaf, mixed with 1 cup cooked brown rice and homemade tomato sauce. Topped with a little cheese. Baked in oven.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
This basic recipe is spicy hot due to the chilli flakes. Leave them out if you don’t like a little heat.
The recipe makes 1 litre but will not keep on the shelf or in the fridge for more than a couple of days.
I suggest freezing it in small amounts, in glass containers.
I prefer to use home grown tomatoes, however it can be made with tinned tomatoes, or 1/2 and half.
1/2 a cup of the made sauce,
Sugar 7 g
1 kilo of tomatoes, fresh or tinned
120 mls of Apple cider vinegar
4 teaspoons olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon each of, ground cloves, black pepper, ground ginger.
2 teaspoons mixed spice.
Pinch of Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of chilli flakes ( optional)
Place all ingredients into TMX bowl or medium size saucepan.
Simmer 30 minutes, lid off
or for TMX cook 30, 100 degrees, speed 2, cup out
TMX, blend 1 minute, speeed 10
Saucepan, use a stick blender and process until smooth, or
Place in food processor and blend until smooth.
Use on Pizza base
Add to Spag Bol sauce
Baked potato with a little cheese
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Super easy and super tasty.
I have adapted this recipe to TMX from, ‘A cookbook for Diabetics by a dietitian and chef.’
I have also changed the process to use my Mexican press. However they are easily rolled with a rolling pin.
The recipe specifies a small amount of Chicken, 40 g, for each pocket. If this is included with tomato, lettuce and cucumber the total pocket is Calories 193, and 28 .5 carbs.
220 bread flour, ( I used Laucke Crusty White Mix)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of instant yeast
160 mils low fat milk, warm
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of chilli flakes ( original recipe 3 )
2 teaspoons Of curry powder.
Heat oven to 380 degrees ff
Place all ingredients in TMX bowl and knead for 3 minutes.
Place in oiled dish , cover and stand for 30 minutes.
Cut and roll into 7 place back into dish, cover and leave for 10 minutes.
Either press in Mexican press machine or roll to 1/4 inch thick.
Bake 10 to 15 minutes, ( mine took 10 minutes. )
Grill small thin slices , 40 g, of chicken breast and fill each pocket with lettuce, tomato and cucumber.
The original recipe marinated the chicken in a curry sauce. I used a dash of soy sauce.
Leftover chicken schnitzel, Avo, cucumber and tomato.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
I wanted to create a spread that had an intense burst of flavour. I first tried Quinces with chia seeds but it was a bit flat. I then reconstituted some Australian dried Apricots and added them to the Quince pulp. Bingo ! This did the trick.
Ingredients and process
6 large Quinces,, Wash and rub off fuzz. Leave skin and cores in. and cut in to quarters.
Place in a slow cooker and cover with water. Cook on high until soft.
Save liquid and pulp in separate containers, Set aside
Remove core, leave skin on.
Weigh out 500 grams, set aside.
Weigh out 200 grams of dried Australian Apricots, ( these have more flavour than the Turkish ones)
Cover these with the quince liquid that was set aside. ( I used 300 grams of liquid)
Microwave in a large bowl , covered, for 10 minutes.
Add, cooked Apricots and liquid to TMX bowl with 500 gams of Quince pieces
4 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 teaspoons of Vanilla
Cook 10 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 2.
( there will be some texture remaining.)
Add more liquid for a softer paste.
Decant into sterile jars and when cool refrigerate. Will keep for 2 weeks.
Can be frozen.
I’ve attempted a Calorie and Carb calculations
Total amount, and that’s a lot
Used some to fill baked apples.
Nice on breakfast oats
Mix with Balsamic vinegar to brush Duck breasts prior to baking .
These are mixed in the TMX and cooked in a waffle machine. The recipe is similar to the Pizzelle recipe but thinner so that it I’ll spread. They are soft when cooked, so to crisp up, use a toaster or Air Fryer. A quick heating in a hot oven would also be good with the added benefit of heating several at the same time.
The recipe makes 8 single Waffles or 4 serves. Th freeze well.
Into TMX bowl place
1 1/2 cup of water
260 g Rolled oats
50 g of unsalted Cashew nuts, raw or roasted.
Grind 1 minute, speed 10.
Swap down, mix agin 30 second, speed 10.
Heat waffle machine well, ( 10 minutes)
Time first waffle for 5 minutes. Increase time as needed
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The original recipe was for waffles. I have adapted it to mix in TMX and cook in an electric Pizzelle machine. It makes 7 discs.
If 50 grams of grated Parmesan Cheese is included in the mix, then approximately each round is 160 calories, and 17 gams of Carbs.
The basic mix, without any additions, is approximately 124 calories and 16 Carbs.
Into TMX bowl place 1 cup of water
155 grams of rolled oats
50 grams raw or roasted unsalted. Cashew nuts
Mix , speed 10 , for 1 minute.
Add more oats or water as needed. The mix should form a stiff blob and will be a bit sticky.
These can replace water crackers.
I served them with Beetroot dip and cashew cream and clean Raspberry jam.
Can add grated Parmesan cheese , 1 tablespoon to 1/2 the mix.
Sesame seeds .
Friday, March 19, 2021
The original recipe was on the Forum Thermomix. I have changed both the recipe, slightly and the method. It makes 18 to 24 muffin size cakes or one very large cake.
720 g green tomatoes
250 raw caster sugar
259g plain flour
1teaspoon of each, cinnamon, nutmeg and carb soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
75 g of both walnuts and sultanas
125 g butter or oil
Set oven, 180 degrees or 170 FF
Wash and dry tomatoes, cut in half. Place in TMX bowl and mix, speed 7 30 seconds. Pour into a strainer and push out liquid with the back of a large spoon. ( this can be done the day before making cake.
Place butter and sugar into bowl and mix, speed 4 for I minute. Scrape down.
Add eggs and mix, 1 minute speed 4, scrape down.
Add flour and spices add carb soda, mix 15 seconds, speed 4.
Add strained tomato , walnuts and sultanas. Mix 15 seconds, speed 4.
Pour into a lined, 23 x 33 tin , bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a bamboo skewer comes out clean. 180 degrees
Lined cup cake tins. ( use a spring loaded ice cream scoop) 180 degrees
Bake 15 minutes
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Many thanks to David Lebovitz for the original recipe, also to the many people who made comments about Bostock. This is a lovely light French pastry, comprising 3 elements, of which all can be prepared before hand.
Bread, I used Brioche, made into a loaf, from recipe on this Blog. ( Hamburger Buns, soft and light Brioche buns) ( ( bake 30 minutes @ 200 degrees)) can use plain white Supermarket bread, toaster thick sliced.
Almond Paste, NOT. the same as Marzipan. Very easy to make. See recipe below. Store in fridge or freezer.
Syrup to soak bread. Made in small pot on stove.
RECIPE CHANGED SLIGHTLY TO SUIT OUR TASTE
1 1/2 dessertspoons of sugar
3 dessertspoons of water
2 dessertspoons of liqueur, rum, kirsch or amaretto
Few drops orange flower water, (optional)
6 slices of Brioche or plain white bread1/2 inch thick, ( 2 cm)
200g of Almond Paste
2 large eggs
A few drops of Almond extract ( optional)
Sliced Almonds ( flakes )
Berry or Apricot jam, ( optional)
Simmer, sugar and water in small pan until sugar dissolves, cool and add liqueur and orange flower water
Mix until smooth, with hand or stand mixer, ( I used TMX), almond paste , 2 eggs and almond extract if using.
Pre heat oven, 200 degrees ff. line a baking sheet with baking paper.
Place 6 slices of bread on lined tray and brush generously with sugar syrup. ( bread should be soaked through. )
If using jam, spread thinly over bread.
Spread Almond/ egg mixture over jam.
Sprinkle generously with sliced almonds.
Bake until the tops of Bostonian are nicely browned. About 10 minutes, but check at 6 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
I have removed 2 lots of sugar from the original recipe. Extra sugar was included in the Almond paste egg mix, and some was sprinkled in top of sliced almonds.
I have also added the jam layer, which was not in David’s recipe, but in the comments.
This makes more than needed, but can be frozen and should be stored in the fridge until needed as it contains egg white.
Original recipe adapted from ‘The Spruce Eats.
1 1/2 cups fine powdered white sugar
1 1/2 cups of ground almonds, ( also called almond meal )
1 large egg white, lightly beaten.
Few drops of almond extract
Grind sugar in TMX until fine powder.
Add Ground almonds and mix well together
Add egg white and almond extract, mix at speed 6 until it comes together as a paste. Roll in plastic to form a sausage.
Refrigerate until needed.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Different fruits or berries could be used. Anyone for Raspberry Vinegar. ?
Makes about 6 small bottles. About the size of Maple Syrup bottles.
900grams of whole Cherry plums. Washed with skin and pips in.
1 litre Apple Cider Vinegar
Sugar, 3/4 the weight of fruit, vinegar and spices.
4 Star Anise
8 whole cloves or 2 teaspoons of ground cloves.
2 Cinnamon sticks or 4 teaspoons ground Cinnamon
4 Allspice berries or 2 teaspoons ground Allspice.
Place fruit, Vinegar and spice into TMX bowl and mix, speed 6 for 6 seconds.
OR mash fruit slightly with meat hammer or rolling pin. Then add vinegar and spices.
Place in large SS or glass bowl and leave at room temperature for 24 hours or up to 3 days.
Then place fruit, vinegar and spice plus sugar in large saucepan or jam pan. Bring to the boil stiring and then simmer for 10 minutes.
When cool, strain overnight through a jelly bag.
Pour into sterile bottles.
After soaking the fruit/ vinegar / spice mixture, strain through jelly bag.
Add 1/2 the volume of liquid with sugar and simmer for 10 minutes.
This method requires less sugar.
If the fruit is sweet, reduce the amount of sugar .
If simmered longer, until reduced to 1/2, a nice jelly is produced. This can be served alongside roast or grilled meat or veggies.
Windfall Apples, infused with mint or rosemary or thyme make a nice jelly.