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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2014, 04:39:42 pm »
I'm beginning to realize that a lot of my confusion with the TM stems from the fact that in canada it doesn't come with this basic cookbook. I got My Way of Cooking and Full steam ahead (the varoma cookbook) but they don't have basic things like how to cook rice and pasta, how to to make mashed potatoes, basic dough etc. So I finally just ordered EDC for $65, which is annoying given how much I just spent on this machine. I find the other 2 cookbooks to be kind of useless. I can't imagine making most of those recipes. Hopefully EDC will be better.

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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2014, 11:37:36 pm »
Laura have you seen or heard of this one from Canada http://www.thermomixcanada.ca/books-in-english/50-recipes-from-our-home-and-native-land.html or the blogs of Helene or Valerie.

We also have a list of URLs on the forum for other bloggers - it will keep you busy but you will find many wonderful recipes from these people.

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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2014, 02:13:09 am »
Laura I love the EDC, it's just a book that you can always compare recipes to convert and refer back to for basics.
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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2014, 02:45:45 pm »
Yes Judy, I have had no troubles finding amazing recipes! I am looking forward to having EDC for the more basic recipes and methods. Stuff that to you guys (or to me and my stovetop) are probably automatic!

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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2014, 10:45:38 pm »
Oh yes, you definitely need the EDC Laura, it's a great reference guide.  I can't understand why you didn't get something with your machine.
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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2014, 09:30:51 pm »
Has anyone made the shortcrust pastry from this book? I haven't made a successful shortcrust pastry and I was looking for a tried and tested recipe please.

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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2014, 09:58:45 pm »
I make the shortcrust pastry from the F&E cookery book and it's very good.Recipe by Janie Turner.
80g chilled butter,diced and put into the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
150g plain flour.
Pinch salt
50g chilled water.
1. Chop the butter into the flour and salt 10sec/ speed 8
2. Add water.Turbo pulse briefly a few times until JUST clinging together.Turn out and chill the pastry 30-40 minutes in the fridge before rolling out or pressing into the pie or tart tin.
This is enough for a bottom pastry of a 20cm pie.

28cm tart tin use:
200g flour,
100g butter
Pinch salt
70g chilled

To double or triple the quantity,double or triple all the ingredients.
Chop the butter into the flour and salt 20sec/speed 8
Add the water and mix at speed 6 until JUST clinging together.
Turnout and chill the pastry 30-40 minutes in the fridge before using.
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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2014, 02:27:05 am »
Thanks Cornish Cream. The second recipe that you posted is almost identical to the one in the new EDC and gives me the confidence to try it.

I'm curious, what is the F&E cookbook?

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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2014, 02:46:41 am »
Fast & Easy - its the UK equivalent to the EDC, but written by Janie Turner (its very good BTW)
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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2014, 05:21:38 am »
Thanks CreamPuff. I don't think we can purchase that book here, but I am going to try Janie's Creme Brulee recipe shortly.

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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2014, 08:35:11 am »
I always make the short pastry in the old EDC and find that good.
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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 09:11:33 pm »
I finally got my copy of EDC ($65 later grumble grumble) and I cannot BELIEVE this book doesn't come standard with the Thermomix in Eastern Canada. 

You all must have thought I was an utter idiot to not be able to figure out how to make rice (see thread here http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14872.0), when this book lays it all out so easily. It wasn't my fault I swear lol!

And the little magnet reference card for the fridge will be so helpful.  I'm feeling much less lost and more confident now that I have the basics all explained in one place.  Get with the program Thermomix Canada!
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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2014, 12:57:49 am »
You'll be right now Laura and yes all countries should have a basic instruction/recipe book come with their machine. I thought Canada did have a recipe book called the Canadian Everyday Cookbook as someone sent me some recipes at one stage.   
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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2014, 01:21:20 am »
There is a Canadian book "50 Recipes From our Home and Native Land" that seems to have some basics but it wasn't given when I bought my TM.  EDC seems much better anyway!

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Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 01:33:48 am »
Maybe they stopped giving the everyday cookbook with new machines Laura.
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