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1  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: EDC Apple Teacake on: May 23, 2013, 12:27:45 PM
I have always overlooked this recipe, as it didn't seem to exciting, but I made it yesterday as I had a heap of apples going a bit wrinkly. Wow, simple, but everyone loved it. My 6year old even said today that : "it tasted better than icecream, no just joking, close. Ok not as good as icecream, but better than chocolate".

I tried to make a healthier version of it, so I used spelt flour (half wholemeal, half white) and rapadura sugar instead.
I also halved the recipe and put it in a lamington for making squares for the school lunchbox. It didn't look like it was going to fill a lamington tray, but it worked great.
2  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Recipe Review: Millet and Pumpkin Porridge/Pudding on: May 19, 2013, 08:26:42 AM
Recipe Name: Millet and Pumpkin Porridge/Pudding
Book Name: In both the Gluten Free book page 67 and Vegetarian book page 26
Tweaking details:
Score: (4/5):

I found this recipe flicking through the books, looking for breakfast ideas for the baby!
Thought this sounded like a reasonably healthy, gluten free breakfast.
I only put in 400grams of milk, as I am always making recipes too soupy, but I should have stuck with the 500grams as it said.It has now dried a bit, so I'll have to reheat with more milk when I serve it up.
It is actually a nice tasting dish that I would eat for breakfast.
I plan to dish it up to the baby tomorrow with some thermie homemade yoghurt. I am sure he will like it, as it has just the right amount of sweetness in it.
3  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Recipe Review: Chunky Mexican Beef Dip. MOTM page 19 on: May 19, 2013, 02:58:07 AM
Recipe Name: Chunky Mexican Beef Dip
Book Name: Meat on the Menu
Tweaking details: none
Score: (4/5)

I made this for a bbq a few weeks ago and I was very nice and tasty. A great winter warm dip.
It doesn't look or smell pleasant cooking it, but it comes together nice at the end.
I served mine with corn chips, but it would be great inside a cob loaf if you eat bread.

The recipe makes quiet a bit, so I had to freeze half of mine (without the cream cheese in it) for another party!
4  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: Recipe Review: Hungarian Goulash from the EDC on: May 18, 2013, 01:35:15 PM
I didn't see a review on the EDC review page here: http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8487.0

Looks like yours is from a different cook book.

What is the Fast and Easy cookbook?

Probably the same recipe though.
5  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Recipe Review: Hungarian Goulash from the EDC on: May 18, 2013, 12:40:58 PM
Recipe Name: Hungarian Goulash
Book Name: Everyday Coobook
Tweaking details:
Score: (4/5)

I made this a few weeks ago, but just realised that no one has reviewed it yet.
I really liked it. Easy to make. I doubled the meat quantity and add a tiny bit more of all the wet ingredients, but it didn't really need it. The sauce was sufficient as it is. I could have perhaps cooked it longer to let the sauce reduce more, as I had used a cheap meat cut.

I served mine on steamed quinoa with veggies.

I am sure I took a photo, but I can't seem to find it on the iphone!
6  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Recipe Review: Herby Polenta Strata Vegetarian Book page 80 on: May 18, 2013, 12:12:13 PM
I was flicking through the Vegetarian book this afternoon and this recipe stuck out, as I needed to use up some polenta and cream and had all the other ingredients.
There is no way I would attempt this recipe without a thermomix! Having a TMX made it super easy.

The recipe tastes great and would make a wonderful dish for guests for lunch, if you could present it nicely.
However, mine was a bit sloppy, so I need to work on it a bit.

I didn't have any instant polenta, only the more course stuff, so I left it to cook for a lot longer (12mins instead of 3). However I don't think I let it sit enough to cool and set, before grilling it, so that was mistake one.

Mistake two, was perhaps using too much zucchini for the topping. The recipe stated 1 zucchini, but they vary in size a lot! It really should state a weight. I didn't think it was going to set the top in 25mins with only 2 eggs and so much liquid and I was right. I cooked it for 40mins, but I think it still needed more, or more rest time.

I noticed about an hour later after it was cooling on the bench top, that it had firmed up a lot more. So perhaps a dish better served cold.
Great flavours though and nice colour combination.

Oh and I would definitely cut the asparagus and roast capsicum smaller before putting on the polenta, as it would then be easier to cut and present better.
7  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: Recipe Review: Minted Red Rice & Chickpea Salad - For Food's Sake on: April 20, 2013, 02:04:58 PM
Oh sorry, not very good at checking the forum for comments on my posts.
You can buy red rice from any Asian supermarket.
8  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Recipe Review: Szechuan Chicken Page 106 QFITT on: April 20, 2013, 01:56:31 PM
I made this for some dinner party guests tonight and it was super easy and everyone loved it.
Very fresh tasting and a touch spicy!

I made a double batch of the sauce while I was at it, so I can quickly steam the rice/quinoa and chicken for dinner again another night!

I didn't have any toasted sesame oil, so just used normal. Tasted ok to me!
9  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Cookbook Contents / Index & Ingredient List - For Food's Sake on: November 15, 2012, 04:42:13 AM
Your Pantry
7.    Yellow Curry Paste (dried red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, sea salt, lemon grass, galangal,     eschalots, garlic, turmeric, oil)
9.    Umami Paste (roma tomatoes, parmesan, walnuts, dulse, balsamic vinegar, anchovy)
11.   Flavoured Salts (salt, vanilla bean, limes, chillies, oranges, lemons, olives, fennel seeds, saffron)
13.   Flavoured Butters ()
15.   Hazelnut Chocolate Spread with Salted Caramel Dulce de Leche (hazelnuts, sugar, milk, dark chocolate, butter, cocoa, vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste, golden syrup, sea salt)
16.   Dried Apricot Preserves (dried apricots, water, sugar, lemon juice)
16.   Citrus Curd (sugar, lemon, lime, butter, citrus juice, eggs and egg yolks)
17.   Va Voom Vanilla and Strawberry Jam (strawberries, sugar, apple, vanilla bean)
17.   Berry Lime Coulis (red berries, sugar, lime zest, lime juice)
18.   Herbed Hollandaise (peppercorns, white wine vinegar, verjuice, herbs, egg, egg yolks, sea salt, lemon juice, butter)
20.   Curry Mayonnaise (egg yolks, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, yellow curry paste, sea salt, grape seed oil, limes)
20.   Wasabi & Lime Mayonnaise (egg yolks, white wine vinegar, wasabi paste, sea salt, grapeseed oil, limes)
21.   Sundried Tomato Mayonnaise (semi sundried tomatoes, egg yolks, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, sea salt, grape seed oil)
21.   Baconnaise (renderd bacon fat, crispy bacon pieces, egg yolks, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, black pepper, grapeseed oil, lemon juice)
23.   Cranberry and Almond Granuesli (butter, maple syrup or honey, sea salt, vanilla bean paste, whole almonds, sunflower seeds, rolled oats, craisins, shredded coconut)
25.   Chicken Stock Powder (carcass of roasted chicken, celery, carrots, onion, dried onion flakes, celery seed, dried mushrooms, dried green peas, celtic sea salt)
25.   Rosemary and Fennel Apple Sauce (apples, sugar, rosemary, fennel seeds, sea salt, white wine, water)
26.   Powdered Malt (whole wheat, water)

Easy Beginnings
29.   Caramelised Garlic Paste (garlic, balsamic, EVOO, sugar, salt)
30.   Walnut Pesto (parmesan, bottle peppers, basil, walnuts, garlic, EVOO, salt, pepper)
30.   Sundried Tomato Pesto (rosemary, garlic, semi sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, sugar, balsamic, blanched almonds, EVOO, smoked paprika, salt, pepper)
31.   Pea Puree Crostini (frozen peas, cream, butter, French baguette, EVOO, garlic, cheese, thyme)
32.   Swiss Cheese and Ham Pastries (puff pastry, egg, egg yolk, crθme fraiche, butter, corn flour, milk, salt, pepper, cheese, ham)
35.   Smoked Salmon Crepe Torte (spring onions/shallots, dill, eggs, milk, plain flour, sea salt, EVOO, herbs, capers, cream cheese, celery, lemon juice, smoked salmon)
37.   Camembert en Croute (eschalot, swiss brown mushrooms, EVOO, umami paste, corn flour, dry sherry, camembert, flaky puff pastry, egg)
38.   Savoury Potted Cheese (parmesan, vintage cheddar, butter, mustard powder, dry sherry, red onion, garlic)

Breads
41.   Cheats Sourdough (fresh yeast, sugar, water, salt, bakers flour, powdered malt, EVOO, water)
43.   Soft Buttermilk Rolls (roux, sugar, buttermilk, bakers flour, salt, butter, instant yeast)
43.   Sweet Butter Glazed Rolls (fresh yeast, water, sugar, butter, salt, buttermilk, egg, bakers flour)
44.   French Baguette (fresh yeast, warm water, bakers flour, sea salt, water)
47.   Chocolate Cherry Brioche (butter, eggs, fresh yeast, sugar, milk, bakers flour, salt, dark chocolate, dried cherries)
48.   Cinnamon Scrolls with Cream Cheese Frosting (fresh yeast, eggs, butter, milk, sugar, sea salt, bakers flour, dried vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, cream cheese, vanilla bean paste, icing sugar)
50.   Quinoa and Spelt Crackers (rosemary, quinoa, spelt flour, plain flour, water, EVOO, seeds, sea salt)
51.   Lemon Parmesan Wafers (lemon, parmesan, corn flour)
52.   Pizza Dough (fresh yeast, powdered malt, water, EVOO, bakers flour, sea salt)
53.   Scented Vanilla Bean Pastry (sugar, vanilla bean, butter, plain flour)
54.   Flaky Butter Pastry (butter, bakers flour, sea salt, lemon juice)

Souper Bowl
57.   Chorizo, French Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup (French green lentils, brown onion, garlic, chorizo sausage, sweet potato, umami paste, stock, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley)
58.   Prawn and Corn Gumbo (butter, flour, garlic, brown onions, celery, spring onions, green capsicum, bay leaves, sea salt, dry sherry, veggie stock paste, chilli flakes, paprika, prawns, corn, lemon juice, parsley)
61.   Curried Butternut Soup (yellow curry paste, tamarind paste, onions, EVOO, umami paste, butternut pumpkin, coconut milk, stock, sea salt, coconut slices, coriander)
62.   Tomato and Leek Soup (leek, EVOO, tomatoes, umami paste, veggie stock, tomato paste, citrus olive salt, orange zest, orange juice, basil leaves, parsley)
65.   Sage, Potato and Leek Soup (sage leaves, leek butter, potatoes, chicken stock powder, white pepper, sea salt)

A Bit on the Side
67.   Braised Brussel Sprouts with Speck and Verjuice Reduction (pine nuts, verjuice, black pepper, butter, speck, brussel sprouts, sea salt)
68.   Artichoke and Potato Gratins (onions, garlic, swiss cheese, parmesan cheese, milk cheese, potatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, cream, citrus olive salt)
69.   Gremolata (garlic, lemon zest, parmesan, pine nuts, parsley)
71.   Cheesy Sage Polenta (parmesan, mozzarella, sage, sea salt, umami paste, polenta, stock, butter)
72.   Broad Bean and Pea Salad with Bocconcini (peas, broad beans, basil, mint, parsley, lemon, EVOO chives, salt,pepper, mozzarella)
75.   Minted Red Rice and Chick Pea Salad (red rice, peppercorns, mint, parsley, garlic, spring onions, soy sauce, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, raw sugar, sea salt, EVOO, capsicum, celery, cucumber, chick peas, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, craisins)
77.   Steamed Spinach with Hazelnut and Fennel Dressing (fennel seeds, garlic, Dijon mustard, orange juice, EVOO, hazelnuts, baby spinach)
78.   Kale and Parmesan Salad (pine needle tips, rosemary, sea salt, white wine vinegar, honey, EVOO, lemon juice, parmesan, kale, red onion, pine nuts)
80.   Jacket Potatoes and Pesto Sour Cream (potatoes, parsley, pesto, umami, sour cream, lemon juice)

The Main Event
83.   Beef and Ale Pie (garlic, onions, EVOO, mushrooms, rosemary, pale ale, gravy beef, corn flour, black pepper, fish sauce, umami paste, bay leaf, pastry, egg wash)
85.   Shredded Beef Taco Salad (coriander leaves, red chilli, garlic, raw sugar, ground cumin, chilli lime salt, black pepper, lime juice, EVOO, beef steak, beef stock, sea salt, cheese, lettuce, kidney beans, olives, spring onions, cherry tomatoes, capsicum, avocados, tortillas, sour cream)
86.   Crio Bru Beef Chilli (red chillies, red onion, garlic, bacon, ground cinnamon, allspice, ground coriander, cumin, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, beef, crio bru liquid, crio bru granules, beer or ale, balsamic vinegar, rice, sour cream)
87.   Tomato and Avocado Salad (cherry tomatoes, avocado, spring onions, coriander, citrus olive salt, lemon juice)
89.   Charred Pepper and Chorizo Fajitas (rice, sweet potato, chilli lime salt, red chilli, red capsicum, mild cheese, garlic, red onion, chorizo sausage, lime juice, tortillas, salad greens, coriander, olives)
90.   Chorizo and Potato Savoury Frittata (dried red chillies, garlic, cumin seeds, EVOO, tomatoes, Chilli lime salt, sugar, potatoes, red onion, chorizo, grape tomatoes, eggs, cream, chilli lime salt, black pepper)
93.   Pork and Sausage Ragu (spicy cured sausages, garlic, onions, pork fillet, passata, dry red wine, umami paste, sea salt, black pepper, bay leaves, parmesan)
95.   Lamb Pesto Crusto with Gusto (lamb roast, peppercorns, lemon zest, garlic, mint, basil, rosemary, rocket, pistachios, citrus olive salt, lemon juice, EVOO)
97.   Curried Chicken Sandwhich Filling (chicken breasts, curry mayonnaise, red seedless grapes or dried cherries, tarragon or parsley, celery, walnuts, spring onions, baby spinach, pita bread)
99.   Thai Basil Chicken with Chilli (birdseye chilli, red onion, garlic, palm sugar, EVOO, coconut cream, lime juice, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves, chicken breast, red capsicum, basil leaves, rice)
101.  Chicken Rendang (cardamom seeds, kaffir lime leaves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, eschalots, garlic, lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, EVOO or peanut oil, palm sugar, sea salt, coconut cream, chicken)
102.  Stuffed and Steamed Chicken Rolls (chicken breast, pesto, spinach leaves, bocconcini, basil, caramalised garlic paste, cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar)
105.  Seafood Salad with Chilli Orange Dressing (salmon fillet, prawns, fish fillet, scallops, red onion, baby spinach or salad greens, citrus dressing, coriander leaves, lemon or lime wedges)
105.  Citrus Dressing (coriander leaves, EVOO, green chilli, red chilli, fish sauce, orange zest, lemon zest, orange juice, lemon juice, spring onions, rice wine vinegar, citrus olive salt, sugar)
107.  Prawn, Peanut and Pineapple Salad (garlic, red onion, fish sauce, lime juice, EVOO, palm sugar, mint, coriander, chives, red chilli, peanuts, prawns, pineapple, avocados, baby spinach leaves)
108.  Steamed Salmon with Mango Pineapple Salsa (salmon fillet, citrus olive salt, pineapple, mango, red chilli, palm sugar, red capsicum, green capsicum, red onion, coriander leaves, lime juice, rice)
111.  Quinoa and Mushroom Lasagne (quinoa, dried porcini or shitake mushrooms, soy sauce, basil, brown onions, garlic, red capsicum, EVOO, swiss brown mushrooms, sea salt, passata, sugar, tomato paste, umami paste, parmesan, cheddar, butter, flour, eggs, milk, nutmeg, sea salt, black pepper, lasagne sheets)
113.  Three Cheese and Mushroom Calzone (pizza dough, swiss or dutch cheese, parmesan, garlic, fennel seeds, mushrooms, EVOO, basil, baby spinach, red capsicum, ricotta cheese)
115.  Tomato Tart Tartin (butter pastry, basil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, sea salt, sugar, EVOO, balsamic vinegar)
116.  Corned Beef with all the Trimmings (onion, garlic, carrot, celery, EVOO, cloves, bay leaves, thyme, peppercorns, malt vinegar, brown sugar, umami paste, corned silverside, vegetables)
117.  Parsley Sauce (parsley, butter, flour, reserved cooking liquid, cream, seeded mustard, black pepper)

Lost in the Desserts
119.  Choc Cherry Brioche Pudding (chocolate cherry broche loaf, dried cherries, sugar, eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk,brandy, vanilla bean paste)
121.  Scented Shortbread (flavoured sugar, butter, plain flour, vanilla bean paste, sea salt)
121.  Flavoured Sugars (rosemary, sugar, lemon, orange, cardamom seeds, limes, crio bru)
122.  Maple Chocolate Fudge (sugar, condensed milk, sea salt, maple syrup, butter, dark chocolate, vanilla bean paste, edible gold leaf)
125.  Salted Caramel and Macadamia Brownies  (brown sugar, butter, vanilla bean paste, sea salt, eggs, egg yolk, cacao powder, flour, macadamias, pecans or pistachios)
126.  Rich Chocolate and Crio Bru Brownies  (sugar, crio bru, cocoa, sea salt, vanilla bean paste, butter, plain flour, eggs, pecans, dark chocolate)
129.  Chocolate Energy Bars (blanched almonds, linseed, orange zest, cinnamon, shredded coconut, sea salt, honey or maple syrup, maca powder, coconut oil, crio bru, vanilla bean paste, crio bru liquid, dark chocolate)
131.  Chocolate Coconut Pie (butter, lemon, brown sugar, vanilla extract, plain flour, sea salt, macadamias, pistachios, cashews, dark chocolate, cocoa, coconut cream, coconut milk, sugar, corn flour, cream)
132.  White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Ganache (Oreos, butter, white chocolate, cream cheese, caster sugar, vanilla bean paste, eggs, raspberry jam, dark chocolate, cream, raspberries)
135.  Pecan Dacquoise with Orange Chocolate Cream (vanilla bean, pecans, sugar, orange zest, egg whites, corn flour, crio bru beans, whipping cream, cocoa, orange chocolate, butter)
137.  Lime Mousse Pie (butter shortbread, macadamia nuts, gelatine granules, lime zest, sugar, lime juice, vanilla yoghurt, vanilla bean paste, cream)
139.  Raspberry and Almond Meringue Cake (sugar, almonds, butter, eggs, egg yolks, milk, vanilla bean paste, self raising flour, raspberries, egg whites, cream of tartar, almond flakes, cream, berry lime coulis)
141.  EVOO Lemon Tart (almonds, sugar, plain flour, salt, butter, fruity EVOO, vanilla bean paste, egg yolk, lemon juice, lemon zest, corn flour, eggs, egg yolks)
142.  Browned Butter Cherry Tart (sugar, lemon zest, butter, vanilla bean paste, plain flour, caster sugar, eggs, sea salt, vanilla extract, Morello cherries)
144.  Rhuberry and Pistachio Crumble (cardamom lemon sugar, rhubarb, green apple, orange zest, orange juice, strawberries, butter, vanilla bean paste, plain flour, rolled oats, pistachios)
147.  Hazelnut Meringue with Crio Bru Cream and Strawberries (sugar, hazelnuts, egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla bean paste, cream, cocoa, crio bru granlues, strawberries)
148.  Sponge Roll with Caramel Buttercream Filling (corn flour, self raising flour, sugar, eggs, cream of tartar, vanilla bean paste, caramel buttercream filling, raspberries or strawberries, icing sugar)
149.  Caramel Buttercream Filling (plain flour, whole milk, brown sugar, butter, sea salt, brandy, vanilla bean paste)
151.  Vanilla Thriller Slice (vanilla almond dacquoise sugar, vanilla almond crunch, almond praline paste, pure almond paste, brown sugar crumble, vanilla ganache)
152.  Vanilla Almond Dacquoise (sugar, vanilla bean, blanched almonds, egg whites, cream of tartar)
152.  Vanilla Almond Crunch (vanilla bean, milk or dark chocolate, almond praline paste, pure almond paste, blanched almonds, butter, brown sugar, Wheaties, sea salt, vanilla bean paste)
153.  Almond Praline Paste (sugar, blanched almonds, almond oil)
153.  Pure Almond Paste (blanched almonds, almond oil)
153.  Brown Sugar Crumble (blanched almonds, vanilla bean, butter, plain flour, dark sugar)
154.  Vanilla Ganache (white chocolate, vanilla bean, cream, corn flour, vanilla bean paste, butter)
154.  Vanilla Glaze (cream, vanilla sugar, cake glaze, titanium dioxide)
155.  Rich Choccie Ice Cream (dark chocolate, eggs, caster sugar, cream, milk, vanilla bean paste, sea salt)
157.  Turkish Delight Ice Cream Torte (berry lime coulis, shortbread biscuits, blanched almonds, sugar, eggs, cream, rosewater, craisins, pistachio kernels, Turkish delight)


The benefit of having the ingredients listed next to the recipe for each Thermomix book, means that when you have ingredients you want to use up, you can now search online using this forum, or google, to find recipes in the books you already own, that have the ingredients you want to use. I was always searching for recipes online for my leftover mint etc, but I wanted to be able to also search the books without having to painstakingly read each page. Now we can have the best of both worlds... recipes from the books and from online.

To specifically search the books I have already indexed, just go to the Cookbooks Contents category and enter a search and it will automatically return results from just this category. If you are after something specific like Egg Yolk, then include the quotation marks around the words like this "egg yolk", so just those words are returned, otherwise the search will find all recipes with EGG or YOLK.

Happy recipe finding!
10  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Recipe Review: Minted Red Rice & Chickpea Salad - For Food's Sake on: November 15, 2012, 03:38:46 AM
Recipe Name: Minted Red Rice and Chickpea Salad
Book Name: For Food's Sake, by Tenina
Tweaking details: I  used less peppercorns
Review: Love the recipe, especially the sauce/dressing. I made the mistake of buying the wrong type of red rice though. Who would have thought there are different types! I just grabbed a packet one day at the Asian grocer. I happen to buy red yeast rice though, not that it said that on the packet. I just looked at it after it was cooked and thought, that isn't what Tenina's looked like. So I googled some pics of red rice and realised it was a different one.  Red yeast rice is meant to be a highly nutritious fermented version of red rice, but it went very gluggy when cooked as per the instructions in the recipe. Anyhow, I think the rice is the least important part of this recipe. Next time I make it, I will do it with quinoa instead, but using the same dressing and salad ingredients.

The sauce is a real winner, but I only used half the amount of peppercorns, as I thought a tablespoon would be too much and for me it was a good choice. There is just enough pepper in the dressing to not make it overpowering. The combo of salads exactly as listed is perfect.

Definitely one to make again. I love a good salad.
Score: (5/5)
11  News / News about Thermomix / Re: Choice Review - Top Marks on: October 16, 2012, 02:28:03 PM
Shhh don't tell Choice mag.. member only content:

01.Introduction

We review three all-in-one kitchen machines, priced from $329 to $1934.

We've rated each appliance for:

performance, and
ease of use.
The Thermomix has been around since the 1960s, when it first launched in Germany as a food processor. After many years of innovation, it found its way onto the Australia market in 2000, combining the functions of 10 appliances in one unit.

We first tested the Thermomix as a "first look" back in 2010. Since then a number of young pretenders have sought to topple the king of kitchen machines, and members have been clamouring for us to test their claims directly against the Thermomix and see whether it really does justify its high price.

Our home economist, Fiona Mair, has tested these machines and is impressed with the performance of all of them. They are true multi-taskers that can chop, beat, mix, whip, grind, knead, mince, grate, juice, blend, heat, stir and steam. The Thermomix and Thermochef even have inbuilt scales.

For more information about benchtop appliances, see Kitchen.

Our findings

While all the machines are capable of a number of tasks, it’s ease of use that sets them apart. The Bellini and Thermochef both come close to the Thermomix on performance. But when it comes to ease of use, the Thermomix is miles ahead, leaving only one clear winner.

The Thermomix is undoubtedly the best kitchen machine on the market, which is why we score it above the others. Whether it’s $1500 or so better than the Bellini depends on how much you value clear instructions and a fiddle-free life.

We also looked at the Kenwood Cooking Chef - it's different in design to the other all-in-one machines and we felt it was unfair to compare it directly. It looks like a traditional Kenwood Chef benchtop mixer, but with an induction heating element that allows you to cook food in it as well. See What to Look For, for more information about the Cooking Chef.

Brands and models tested

Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master BTMKM510W
ThermoChef Natura
Thermomix TM31
How we test

Performance our home economist, Fiona Mair, assesses the functions of the kitchen machines by conducting a range of tests from chopping, to kneading, to braising and making risotto, steaming and crushing. A total of 16 tests are conducted on the machines and the results are averaged into the overall performance score.

Ease of use Fiona assesses how easy the controls are to use, the general ease of use of the machine and how easy it is to clean and store.

02.What to buy

Thermomix TM31


Scored 90/100 | $1939 (A)
90%
Good points:
• Excellent results for all performance tests except for mixing a heavy batter.
• Very easy to use.
• Quantities will feed up to 6 adults.
• Very easy to clean all components dishwasher safe.
• Healthy eating as it reduces the need to buy processed foods.
• Reduces food costs as less processed food needs to be purchased.
• Cooks for a large crowd.
• Easy to adjust recipes to suit your own tastes.
• Can be used as a cooktop, food processor, grinder, blender, hand mixer, benchtop mixer, mincer, steamer, rice cooker.
• Comprehensive instruction booklet and recipes that are easy to follow.
• Scales that can be used as you go.
• Standby mode- switches to standby after 15 mins when not in use.
Bad points:
• Expensive.
• Some mixtures can boil over into lid (lid has provision for any spillages).
• Boiled over slightly when cooking mash potato, mash potato browned on the bottom of bowl.

03.Compare results

Instructions

Comparison table list

By default ALL tested products are listed. You can select up to five items to view in a side by side comparison.
Additional columns can be viewed by using the Next/Previous buttons.
Using the filters

Use the filters to show only products that meet your specific requirements or which have the specific features you're interested in. Selecting filters automatically updates the Comparison table list.
The number shown in brackets represents the number of products that will be shown if you select that filter.
You can view additional filters by selecting the Show more filters button.


Results table:Compare kitchen machines
    Scores   Cost   Features   Specifications   Comments
Products tested:
Overall Score   Cooking performance score (60%)   Ease of Use Score (40%)   Price ($)   Cord Storage   Pulse function   Blade/attachment storage   Scales   Noise Comment   Safety features   Exterior Temperatures   Accessories Dishwasher safe   Max Bowl Capacity (ml)   Dimensions (H x W x D) (cm)   Weight (kg)   Contact   Good Points   Bad Points
 
Thermomix
TM31   90   90   90   1939 (A)   yes   yes   yes   yes   High speed - very noisy (short time) Lower speed - noisy (churning sound longer time)   Machine will not operate unless lid is locked into position   Jug can become very hot at high temperature   All parts dishwasher safe except unit   2000   30 x 28.5 x28.5 (excludes Varoma/steamer)   6.3   thermomix.com.au   • Excellent results for all performance tests except for mixing a heavy batter.
• Very easy to use.
• Quantities will feed up to 6 adults.
• Very easy to clean all components dishwasher safe.
• Healthy eating as it reduces the need to buy processed foods.
• Reduces food costs as less processed food needs to be purchased.
• Cooks for a large crowd.
• Easy to adjust recipes to suit your own tastes.
• Can be used as a cooktop, food processor, grinder, blender, hand mixer, benchtop mixer, mincer, steamer, rice cooker.
• Comprehensive instruction booklet and recipes that are easy to follow.
• Scales that can be used as you go.
• Standby mode- switches to standby after 15 mins when not in use.
• Expensive.
• Some mixtures can boil over into lid ( lid has provision for any spillages).
• Boiled over slightly when cooking mash potato, mash potato browned on the bottom of bowl.

Bellini
Intelli Kitchen Master BTMKM510W   74   87   55   329   no   yes   no   no   High speed - very noisy (short time) Lower speed - noisy (churning sound longer time)   Machine will not operate unless lid is locked into position. Error messages if the bowl is incorrectly placed, the motor has overheated, blades jammed   Jug can become very hot at high temperature   All components are dishwasher safe. It's recommended not to leave them in the dishwasher for long periods of time   2000   31 x 40 x 23 40 x 45 x 23 (includes steamer)   5.1   belliniappliances.com.au   • Good overall.
• Very good for cooking performance.
• Incorporates 9 different functions that can replace some small appliances.
• Quantities will feed up to six adults.
• The blades are very easy to assemble and disassemble.
• The unit is very stable on bench during operation.
• The cooking time, temperature and speed can be adjusted at any time without the need to stop the machine.
• Exterior has very few cracks and crevices easy to wipe over smooth surfaces.
• Digital display can be difficult to read unless at eye level.
• Quite noisy during operation on a higher speed.
• Jug vibrates when mixing heavy dough's.
• Jug can get very hot during cooking.
• No cord storage.
• Baked on food can be difficult to clean from the bottom of the jug.
• Lid can be a little stiff to close and open.
• Difficult to determine which is the stirrer blade and the chopping blade. (chopping blade has a small area where the blade is quite sharp).
• Recipe book is very poor for an appliance that requires clear instructions initially.
• Boiling liquids can bubble up out of the lid hole around the measuring cup and splash onto the bench.
• Braising meats and vegetables can become shredded.
• Slow to respond to temperature change, especially reducing from a high temperature.
• The jug can move slightly with a heavy load.
• Difficult to remove heavy batters and dough's from around the blade, scraping the sides of the bowl is not smooth with the ridges.
• If the machine is stopped at all to scrape the sides of the bowl or to check the food, the temperature, time and speed need be programmed again.

Thermochef
Natura   74   80   65   795 (B)   no (cord is detachable can be stored in side jug)   turbo boost   yes   yes   High speed - very noisy (short time) Lower speed - noisy (churning sound longer time)   Machine will not operate unless lid is locked into position   Jug can become very hot at high temperature   All parts dishwasher safe except blending bowl   2000   30 x 34 x 28 (excludes steamer)   6.3   newwavekitchenappliances.com.au   • Incorporates 9 different functions that can replace some small appliances.
• Very good for cooking performance.
• Quantities will feed up to six adults.
• Scales that can be used as you go.
• Recipes are limited and some need to be modified. Eg Chocolate mousse, mayonnaise.
• Difficult to remove heavy batters and dough's from around the blade, scraping the sides of the bowl is awkward with the ridges.
• Can vibrate around the bench with heavy mixtures.
• Browning on the bottom during braising can be difficult to clean.
• Quite noisy during operation.
• Exterior of the jug can get very hot during cooking.
• Food can become chopped too finely.
• Very difficult to remove and replace the lid and steamer bowl.
• Handle is quite wide a slightly uncomfortable grip.
• Jug is fairly heavy.
• Jug cannot be placed in the dishwasher.
• The jug needs to be removed from the base and placed on the scales when weighing this can be annoying when you need to weigh during cooking.
• Digital display can be difficult to see unless you are at eye level.

04.What to look for

Controls should be easy to use and comprehend with clear labelling and/or bright digital display.
Inbuilt scale is useful and allows you to weigh food as you go.
Instructions should be detailed and comprehensive, especially if you haven’t used this type of appliance before. They should also come with a decent amount of recipes to get you started.
As few attachments as possible makes storage easier. The Thermomix, Thermochef and Bellini come with the mixing bowl and lid, simmer basket, stirring attachment, measuring cup, spatula and steaming basket, while the Kenwood comes with all the accessories of a normal benchtop mixer plus an additional food processor attachment.
Comfortable handles that are well-insulated are useful. These bowls can get heavy with a full load and the handles can get hot after long cooking periods.
Surfaces should be easy to clean with few cracks and crevices where food can become trapped.

What about the Kenwood Cooking Chef?

The Kenwood Cooking Chef KM070 ($1999) is different in design to the other all-in-one machines and we felt it was unfair to compare it directly. It looks like a traditional Kenwood Chef benchtop mixer, but with an induction heating element that allows you to cook food in it as well.

While the Kenwood can perform the same functions as the other machines on test, you’ll need to use separate attachments to achieve the same results that the other ones can do in one bowl.

It comes with a flexible beater, whisk beater and hook attachment for stirring and also a food processor attachment and steamer.

However, there are many optional attachments you can buy for the Cooking Chef that add to the already-hefty price tag while taking up lots of space in your kitchen cupboards. It’s very heavy at 14kg and has a three-litre cooking capacity (six litres if you’re not cooking).

For performance the Cooking Chef is very good, but only OK for ease of use. The cooking time, temperature and speed can be adjusted at any time without stopping the machine, and the induction heating is very responsive to temperature change. Take care when using high temperatures, as Fiona found the mixing bowl to reach 88°C when cooking at 140°C.

The controls are easy to use and it has a splash guard that contains splatters and makes adding ingredients easier. The unit vibrates and moves along the bench when mixing heavy dough, and the large lift lever can be fiddly when releasing the motor head to open and close.

The large bowl tightens itself onto the unit so it can be difficult to remove, and it can also be awkward to clean in a domestic sink. No parts are dishwasher-safe and the stainless steel exterior and bowl requires more attention when cleaning.

While some parts can be stored in the bowl there is no separate storage box for attachments. According to the instructions the unit is not suitable if you have a pacemaker or other active implant.

The Cooking Chef isn’t really necessary if you already have a benchtop mixer and cooktop. For general cooking Fiona found it to be more of an effort than cooking on a cooktop, though she did find it useful when cooking foods that need to be continuously stirred for long periods of time, such as risotto.

About the rest

The Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master BTMKM510W

The Bellini is very good for performance but only OK for ease of use. If you’re not familiar with kitchen machines, it’ll take some time to get used to as its instructions and recipes are limited.

The unit is very stable on the bench, however the jug vibrates when mixing heavy dough. You can make adjustments without turning the machine off, but if you stop the machine to scrape the bowl or check the food you’ll then need to reset the temperature, time and speed, which can be frustrating.

It’s difficult to remove heavy batters from around the blade and scraping the sides of the bowl is awkward. The digital display can be difficult to read unless you’re at eye level. While the blades are very easy to assemble and disassemble, the lid can be stiff to open and close and baked-on food can be difficult to clean.

When cooking, Fiona found it slow to respond to temperature change, especially when reducing from high temperature. Boiling liquids can bubble out onto the bench, and meats and vegetables can become shredded when being braised. However, at $329 this model gets the job done and is still worth considering.

The Thermochef Natura

The Thermochef is very good for cooking performance but only OK for ease of use. However, it’s worth considering as a kitchen machine that has the same features as the Thermomix at less than half the price.

It has a scale, which is useful, however you need to remove the mixing bowl from the base each time to place it on the scale, which isn’t ideal if you need to weigh during cooking. It performs well across most cooking tests, although Fiona found the potatoes to be overcooked, resulting in a grainy, watery mash. She was also unable to make mayonnaise from the recipe as there wasn’t enough mixture.

The Thermochef is easy to use once you’re familiar with it, with fairly clear labeling and push-button controls, thought its large digital display can be difficult to read unless you’re at eye level. The lid requires some strength to open and close and we found it difficult to fit (likewise the steaming basket). Recipes with several steps require you to select the function, speed, time and temperature multiple times during cooking, which can become annoying.

Fiona found removing heavy batters difficult, and when mixing wet ingredients liquid can splash out if the measuring cup isn’t in position. When braising, browning on the bottom of the bowl and baked-on food can be difficult to clean – to help, run through a cycle with water and detergent.
12  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: Recipe Review - Corned Beef page 116 For Food's Sake on: October 03, 2012, 07:26:58 AM
I made this for dinner last night and it was super nice. Especially the sauce.

I bought a 1.8kg piece of corned beef, so put it in the varoma to cook for 1.5 hours at varoma speed 2 and then added some whole potatoes to the rice basket and steamed again for another 30mins varoma. Adding in some beans, squash and asparagus just before the end.

I should have taken a photo, but the asparagus was overcooked and looked yuk, so it wasn't photo worthy.
The sauce really made the dish great though and even the kids liked it.

Some other amendments: I didn't have any malt vinegar, so used balsamic. Didn't use any umami paste at all, as I didn't have any made up and used dried thyme instead of fresh.
After the 2 hours of steaming, there was only around 350mls of liquid left in the bowl which was good, as it made the sauce more concentrated, but very nice.
It makes a lot of sauce, but given we have 1.8kg of beef, it will last a while. We don't eat sandwhiches, but I am sure the meat and sauce will be used for a lunch nibble platter on the weekend.

The two hours of cooking is a bugger, but easy to set and forget.
13  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Cookbook Contents / Index & Ingredient List - Fast and Easy Indian Cooking on: September 17, 2012, 01:55:36 PM
Finally got around to indexing this book:


Spices & Ingredients
Must-Have Recipe Basics
17 Tikka paste (coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chillies, fresh coriander, garlic cloves, ginger, olive oil, water, lemon juice, turmeric, salt, dried onions, tomato puree)
18 Balti paste (fresh red chillies, ginger, garlic, fresh coriander, onion, vegetable oil, ghee, turmeric, ground coriander, cumin, tomatoes, salt, sugar, garam masala)
19 Coconut milk & coconut cream (coconut meat or desiccated coconut)
20 Paneer – Curd cheese (milk, lemon juice)
21 Cheena – Soft curd cheese (milk, lemon juice)
21 Yoghurt (milk, natural live yoghurt or yoghurt starter)
22 Garam masala powder (cardamom seeds, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, cumin seeds)
23 Garam masala powder Punjabi style (black cardamoms, cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, black peppercorns, cloves, tejpatta indian bay leaves)
23 Ghee (unsalted butter, curry leaf)
24 Sambhar powder (yellow white urad dahl, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, turmeric, asoefetida seeds, mustard seeds, dried red chillies, curry leavers, dried coconut, peppercorns, ghee)
25 Madras curry powder (coriander seeds, garlic powder, cumin seeds, turmeric, ginger powder, red chillies, allspice, sea salt, black peppercorns, mustard seeds, saffron threads)
26 Spicy herb salt (celery, shallots, thyme, bay leaves, dried red chillies, black peppercorns, seaweed, sea salt)

Rice & Breads
33 Steamed rice
34 Cumin rice (rice, cumin seeds, sea salt, ghee)
35 Pilau rice (rice, onion, ghee, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, cumin seeds, coriander seeds)
36 Dhosa (urad dahl, rice, salt, water)
37 Chapattis (chapatti flour, water, salt)
38 Stuffed chapattis Aloo (Potato) stuffing (cumin seeds, coriander seeds, green chillies, ginger, potatoes, peas, onion, olive oil, turmeric, garam masala, lemon juice, salt, coriander leaves)
40 Bread – White, brown or multigrain (bread flour, yeast, salt, water, olive oil)
41 Naan bread with onion & cumin (cumin seeds, milk or paneer water, sugar, bread flour, salt, dried onion, greek style plain yoghurt, egg, yeast)
42 Peshawari naans (naan dough, sugar, blanched almonds, egg yolks, lemon juice, rose water or orange flower water, vanilla essence, almond essence)
43 Naan breads made with chickpea flour (yeast, sugar, water, milk, flour, chickpea or besan flour, ghee, salt, baking powder, black onion seeds)
44 Parathas & flaky parathas (cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, fresh chilli, chapatti flour, ghee, olive oil, salt)

Starters, Soups, Snacks & Side Dishes
47 Curried carrot & ginger soup (chana dahl or red split lentils, lemon skin, ginger, carrots, onion, madras curry powder, butter, salt, peper, stock, milk, coriander leaves, cream)
48 Lettuce soup (chicken or vegetable stock, spring onions, butter, salt, ground pepper, potato, large lettuce, cream or yoghurt, coriander chilli paste, mint leaves)
48 Green pea and lettuce soup (lettuce soup, petit pois)
49 Curried chicken soup (sunflower oil, onion, carrot, parsley, madras curry powder, basmati rice, chicken stock, bay leaf, chicken meat, egg)
50 Curried sweet potato soup (red split lentils, lemon peel, ginger, sweet potato, onion, madras curry powder, stock)
50 Mulligatawny soup with chicken (ginger, garlic, water, red split lentils, chicken stock, turmeric, potatoes, vegetable oil, ground cumin, ground coriander, chilli powder, chicken breast, salt, pepper, lemon juice)
52 Vegetable parcels (shortcrust pastry, carrots, potatoes, leeks, frozen peas, green chillies, ginger, olive oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, ground cumin, salt)
53 Onion bhajees (onions, fresh coriander, green chillies, chickpea flour, garlic, turmeric, ajma, salt, ground cumin, black pepper, chilli powder, Eno’s fruit salts)
54 Spinach baked then fried cake (garlic, ginger, fresh spinach, chickpea flour, ground cumin, ground chilli powder, salt, tamarind paste, greek style yoghurt, baking powder)
55 Dokra or Dokla – Steamed savoury cake (green chillies, garlic, coriander, semolina, plain yoghurt, water, salt, fruit salts or bicarb soda)
56 Ondwo – Baked savoury cake (sesame seeds, cabbage, potatoes, semolina, greek style yoghurt, garlic, ginger, olive oil, sugar, lemon juice, salt, ground cumin, chilli powder, turmeric, peas, curry leaves, mustard seeds, fruit salts)
58 Wada – Lentil dumplings (moong dahl lentils, green chillies, garlic, onion, ginger, coriander, baking powder, salt, ground cumin)
59 Dai wada – Lentil dumplings in yoghurt (urad dahl, green chillies, garlic, baking powder, salt, ground cumin, greek style yoghurt, natural yoghurt, coriander, sugar, oil)
60 Samosa pastry 1 (plain flour, water, salt)
62 Samosa pastry 2 (plain flour, white wine vinegar, water, salt, oil)
63 Chicken samosa stuffing (samosa pastry, coriander, onions, garlic, ginger, skinless chicken, ground black pepper, salt, water, garam masala, plain flour)
65 Vegetable samosas; Lamb or beef (Keema) samosas (potato stuffing)
65 Kebabs & koftas (lamb or beef, garlic, coriander, green chillies, onion, ginger, coriander seeds, black pepper, lemon juice)
66 Aloo tikki – Lentil & potato patties (bread, potatoes, green chillies, turmeric, garam masala, salt, red lentils, ginger, garlic, chillies, ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, gram chickpea flour, frozen peas, egg, oil)
67 Spiced cashews (raw cashews, sesame oil, spicy herb salt)
68 Spicy Meat and Potato Cakes (bread, minced beef or lamb, garlic, ginger, coriander, potatoes, onion, olive oil, garam masala, salt, lemon juice, ground cumin, turmeric, ground coriander, egg)
69 Prawn & garlic skewers (garlic, dill, dill seeds, ground chilli powder, sunflower oil, prawns)
70 Indian Spiced Fish Cakes (red chillies, coriander, white fish fillets, smoked salmon, lemon juice, salt, bread, potatoes, water, garlic, ginger, spring onions, eggs)
71 Bhel Poori (chickpeas, sev mumra, greek style yoghurt, coriander chilli paste, tamarind chutney, paprika)
72 Corn on the cob in coconut sauce (corn cobs, onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, green chillies, creamed coconut, turmeric)

Mains
75 Amritsari dahl (black urad dahl, yellow split chickpeas, garlic, ginger, green chillies, onion, ghee, cumin seeds, tomatoes, garam masala, salt, coriander or mint)
76 Imam bayildi – Aubergines with pinenuts (aubergines eggplants, salt, garlic, onion, green pepper capsicum, olive oil, tomatoes, salt, sugar, black pepper, parsley, pine nuts)
78 Cashew chicken (cashews, water, garlic, ginger, green chillies, onions, olive oil, cinnamon, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, chicken, greek style yoghurt, salt, garam masala, coriander, mint)
79 Stuffed aubergines (baby aubergines eggplants, garlic, chillies, tomatoes, tomato puree, salt, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, chilli powder, olive oil)
80 Lamb curry with mushrooms (garlic, ginger, chillies, onions, coriander, olive oil, ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, salt, tomatoes, tomato puree, lamb shoulder or leg, mushrooms, garam masala)
81 Lamb curry with peppers – Bhoona gosht (garlic, ginger, onion, vegetable oil, ground chilli powder, turmeric, salt, garam masala, black pepper, tomato, lamb shoulder or leg, water, sweet green pepper capsicum)
82 Tarka dahl (moong dahl, water, garlic, green chilli, ginger, salt, turmeric, tomatoes, chilli powder, ghee, cumin seeds, curry leaves, lemon juice, coriander)
84 Vindaloo (coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom pods, whole cloves, cinnamon stick, green chilli, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, lamb chicken or beef, onion, oil, tomatoes, turmeric, chilli powder, tomatoe puree, salt, black pepper, wine vinegar or cider vinegar)
85 Prawns with sesame & coriander (sesame seeds, green chillies, coriander, garlic, lemon juice, salt, oil, tiger prawns)
86 Curried pigeon peas – Bharazi (pigeon peas, garlic, green chillies, onion, coconut milk, turmeric, lemon juice, coriander)
87 Slow-cooked leg of lamb with Indian spices (onions, ginger, garlic, oil, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric, tomato puree, water, red chillies, coconut flesh, salt, greek style yoghurt, leg of lamb)
88 Dry lentil curry (yellow moong dahl, onion, garlic, ginger, green chillies, olive oil, salt, chopped tomatoes, ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, water, coriander)
89 Chicken tikka (skinless chicken, greek style yoghurt, tikka paste, olive oil)
89 Paneer tikka masala (greek style yoghurt, tikka paste, paneer, oil)
90 Chicken & spinach curry (creamed spinach, tikka paste, chicken)
90 Salmon tikka dinner with steamed rice & green beans (water, basmati rice, salt, salmon fillets, tikka paste, green beans)
91 Beef & mushroom curry (onions, garlic, ginger, oil, cumin seeds, ground chilli, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, mango powder, tomatoes, beef, mushrooms)
92 Bombay aloo – Bombay potatoes (coriander, garlic, water, potatoes, tomatoes, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, ground chilli powder, salt, olive oil, dried red chillies, lemon juice)
94 Lamb dhansak (or khichro or haleem) (toovar dahl, moong dahl, urad dahl, chana dahl, ginger, lalmb, water, garlic, onions, green chilies, oil, tomatoes, cinnamon, cardamom pods, bay leaves, black peppercorns, turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin)
96 Spiced green beans with coconut (oil, mustard seeds, garlic, cumin, coriander, desiccated coconut, water, tomato puree, tomatoes, green beans)
97 Chick pea curry (dried chickpeas, onions, garlic, ginger, oil, cumin seeds, ground chilli powder, turmeric, dried green mango powder, garam masala, fresh tomatoes, salt)
98 Rogan josh – Red meat stew (ginger, garlic, water, onions, ghee, green cardamom pods, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, ground coriander, ground cumin, red paprika, ground chilli powder, salt, greek style yoghurt, lamb shoulder or lamb leg or stewing beef, oil, garam masala, black pepper, coriander)
100 Prawn masala curry (garlic, coriander chilli paste, lemon or lime, tiger prawns, onions, oil, tomatoes, tomato puree, turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, water)
102 Kuku paka – Chicken in coconut sauce (garlic, onion, olive oil, coriander, green chillies, coconut milk, chicken, salt, water, lemon)
104 Vegetable curry with coconut sauce (oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon stick, whole cloves, peppercorns, turmeric, garlic, dried chillies, coconut cream, water, vegetables)
105 Thai fusion chicken pataya (coriander, green chillies, garlic, chicken, lemon, olive oil, coconut milk, thai green curry paste, salt, water)
106 Chicken akhni – Oven cooked chicken & rice (basmati rice, water, oil, onion, garlic, dried red chillies, ginger, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, peppercorns, cumin seeds, chicken, salt, tomato, greek style yoghurt, coriander)
108 Balti curry (chicken vegetables or paneer, oil, balti paste, lemon, salt)
108 Balti chicken with coconut cream (coconut cream, water, balti paste, chicken)
109 Goan prawn curry (ground nut oil, garlic, shallots, ground paprika, ground cumin, ground chilli powder, mustard seeds, salt, coconut milk, lemon, prawns)
110 Chicken in yoghurt (oil, onions, green chillies, coriander, garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, salt, water, tomato puree, greek style yoghurt, chicken)
111 Potatoes with sesame seeds – Til wala aloo (water, potatoes, sesame seeds, green chillies, coriander, garlic, olive oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric, lemon juice, salt)
112 Beef Madras (fresh coconut, water, ginger, tamarind paste, tomatoes, mustard powder, garlic, onions, oil, ground cumin, turmeric, ground coriander, ground chilli powder, ground sweet paprika, curry leaves, beef stewing steak)
113 Beef madras for a crowd (as above)
114 Lentils with cream – Maa sabot (maa dahl, kidney beans, ginger, green chilli, tomatoes, whole cloves, cinnamon stick, salt, ghee, milk, onion, cumin seeds, ground chilli powder)
116 Chicken korma (cashews or almonds, garlic, ginger, onion, oil, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, salt, single cream, tomato puree, ground chilli powder, bay leaves, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick, chicken, garam masala)
117 Vegetable korma (as above but with vegetables)
117 Prawn korma (as above but with prawns)
118 Kadhi – Yoghurt sauce (chickpea flour, ghee, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, greek style yoghurt, turmeric, salt, coriander chilli paste, sugar)
119 Aubergine bhurta (aubergines eggplants, cumin seeds, garlic, onions, olive oil, salt, pepper)
120 Butter chicken (chicken, tikka paste, ghee, onions, green chilli, ginger, coriander, garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, salt, water, tomato puree, single cream)
121 Sweetcorn in coconut (onion, garlic, green chillies, olive oil, curry leaves, corn, coconut milk, turmeric, lemon juice, coriander)
122 Pumpkin curry – Masala kaddu (olive oil, onion seeds, dried red chillies, onion, pumpkin, turmeric, ground chilli powder, salt)

Condiments, Marinades & Chutneys
125 Tamarind paste (dried tamarind, water)
125 Tamarind chutney (tamarind paste, sugar, salt, coriander chilli paste, lemon juice)
126 Fresh mint chutney (mint, spring onions, green chillies, sugar, garam masala, lemon juice, water)
126 Fresh coriander chutney (coriander, palm oil, lemon juice)
127 Roasted sweet chilli tomatoes (cherry tomatoes, olive oil, chilli chutney sauce or sweet chilli sauce, pepper)
128 Coriander chilli paste – Green chutney (coriander, green chillies, lemon juice, olive oil, salt)
129 Fresh tomato chutney (parsley, garlic, ground chilli powder, tomato puree, cumin, olive oil)
130 Green mango chutney (dried red chilli, cardamom pods, whole cloves, allspice berries, coriander seeds, cinnamon sticks, mangoes, cooking apples, garlic clove, sea salt, white wine vinegar, sugar)
131 Carrot pickle (mustard seeds, carrots, mustard oil, sugar, ground chilli  powder, salt, turmeric, lemon juice)
132 Lime pickle (limes, garlic, salt, ginger, ground chilli powder, turmeric, fenugreek powder, cumin seeds, sesame oil, black mustard seeds, water, sugar, cider vinegar)
133 Cucumber and/or mint raita (cucumbers, salt, mint, greek style yoghurt, lemon juice, salt, pepper)
134 Lime chutney (coriander seeds, allspice berries, cardamom pods, sea salt, dried red chillies, ginger, limes, onions, white wine or cider vinegar, caster sugar)
135 Aubergine raita with sunflower seeds (sunflower seeds, garlic, aubergines eggplants, water, greek style yoghurt, sugar, milk, cumin seeds, ground black pepper, mint leaves, tomato, ground chilli powder)
136 Kachumber – Onion tomato cucumber salad (onions, lime juice, salt, vinegar, ground chilli powder, tomatoes, cucumber)
136 Peanut chutney (tomatoes, peanuts, coriander, green chillies, lemon, garlic, salt, sugar)
137 Fresh coconut chutney (coriander, garlic, green chillies, ghee, black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, garam masala, fresh coconut, coconut milk, salt, lemon juice)
137 Rosie’s coconut chutney (fresh coconut, coriander, green chillies, lime juice)
138 Carrot & cabbage sambhal (cabbage, carrots, green mango, olive oil, ground cumin, turmeric, salt, ground chilli powder, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, tamarind paste, chickpea flour, green chillies)
139 Red garlic chutney (garlic, tomato, tomato puree, ground chilli powder, salt, oil, mustard seeds)
140 Hot red pepper jelly (sweet red peppers, red chilli peppers, white wine vinegar, jam sugar with pectin, liquid pectin)
141 Aubergine Pickle – Brinjal pickle (ginger root, green chilli, garlic, turmeric, ginger powder, ground chilli powder, vinegar, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, sesame oil, salt, sugar, aubergine eggplant)
142 Date & tamarind chutney (dried tamarind, water, sesame oil, black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried dates, malt vinegar)
142 Simple date chutney (dates, water, ground chilli powder, salt)

Desserts, Baking, Drinks
145 Kheer – Saffron vermicelli pudding (dark yellow vermicelli pasta, whole milk, sugar, cardamom pods, saffron threads, evaporated milk)
145 Custard (milk, egg yolks, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, corn flour)
146 Carrot halwa (sugar, whole nutmeg, cardamom pods, carrots, butter, sultanas, saffron stands, evaporated milk, whole fat milk powder, toasted nuts)
147 Mango kulfi (sugar, pistachios, blanched almonds, mango, greek style yoghurt)
148 Lemon or lime sorbet (sugar, lemons or limes, ice, water or limoncello liquer, egg white)
149 Lemon sorbet served in lemon cups (as above)
150 Mango sorbet (using fresh fruit) (sugar, ripe mango, lemon or lime, ice cubes, juice or liqueur or spirit)
151 Fruit sorbet (using frozen fruit) (sugar, frozen fruit, lemon, juice, egg white)
152 Quick puff pastry (plain flour, butter, water)
153 Shortcrust pastry (butter, plain flour, salt, water)
153 Rich shortcrust pastry (flour, butter, egg yolk, water, salt)
154 Nankathai – Cardamom biscuits (sugar, nutmeg, cardamom pods, butter, egg, semolina, plain flour, baking powder, whole almonds)
155 Mandazi – Little coconut breads (cardamom pods, granulated sugar, coconut cream, hot water, flour, yeast, oil)
156 Cardamom cake (cardamom pods, sugar, butter, eggs, plain flour, baking powder)
157 Gulab jamans (cardamom pods, blanched almonds, white flour, self raising flour, dried milk powder, butter, greek style yoghurt, water, oil, sugar, pistachios, rosewater, saffron threads)
158 Melon & ginger lassi (natural yoghurt, melon flesh, ground ginger powder, sugar, ice, water, mint)
158 Mango lassi (as above with mango)
158 Salty lassi (cumin seeds, ice, greek style yoghurt, water, salt)
159 Old fashioned lemonade (sugar, ice, lemons, water)
159 Sparkling lemonade (sparkling water, sugar, ice, lemons)
160 Mango smoothie (fruit smoothie) (mango, ice, mango juice, lemon juice, sugar)
160 Melon & kiwi juice (kiwi, melon, ice, lemon, sugar, water)
161 Chai masala tea (cardamom pod, whole cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, water, milk, black tea, sugar or other sweetener, ginger)


The benefit of having the ingredients listed next to the recipe for each Thermomix book, means that when you have ingredients you want to use up, you can now search online using this forum, or google, to find recipes in the books you already own, that have the ingredients you want to use. I was always searching for recipes online for my leftover mint etc, but I wanted to be able to also search the books without having to painstakingly read each page. Now we can have the best of both worlds... recipes from the books and from online.

To specifically search the books I have already indexed, just go to the Cookbooks Contents category and enter a search and it will automatically return results from just this category. If you are after something specific like Egg Yolk, then include the quotation marks around the words like this "egg yolk", so just those words are returned, otherwise the search will find all recipes with EGG or YOLK.

Happy recipe finding!
14  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: Swedish meatballs - Meat on the Menu Cookbook on: August 29, 2012, 02:11:02 PM
I just made these for dinner tonight and I must say, I was so mighty impressed at how good they tasted and how they were so like the real Ikea meatballs.

What I did differently though:
I followed the ingredients list as per the MOTM book, complete with dill, but did half pork and half mince.
I didn't steam them, but baked them instead (I only do this when I am in a hurry, as I can then cook the mash potato and steam veg in the thermie while the balls are baking in the over).
I then made this sauce on the stove (but would  be better done in the thermie) http://en.christinesrecipes.com/2011/02/swedish-meatballs-with-cream-sauce-ikea.html which is such an awesome sauce recipe, that tastes just like real Ikea swedish meatball sauce. I used one teaspoon of kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and one teaspoon of dark soy sauce. NICE sauce and perfect with the meatballs.
I also served with the Ikea Lingonberry ?? jam, which tops it all off.
15  Welcoming Center, Management and General Chat / Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: Turkish Apple Tea from Alyce Alexandra on: July 29, 2012, 02:07:28 AM
Ah, such a simple little mistake! Perhaps you could update the recipe so others don't make the same mistake... or is no one else a bad a cook as me!??

I will try it out again for sure! An excuse to host another high tea party!
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