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Chit Chat / Re: What improvements would you like to see in the next model?
« on: December 13, 2009, 07:09:40 am »
I love all of these ideas, expecially changing the lid so it doesn't drip over the Thermomix and make a mess on my bench when i take it off. 

A silicone spatuala is also a must for me, I find the Thermomix spatula is not very good for scraping the sides or getting dregs of the bottom as it does not bend to the bowl.

A spout for pouring would also be amazing.
I support the flexible spatula  idea   , perhaps, as already suggested, on the end of the one provided.  I only use the the one provided to move ingredients around through the hole in the top,  never to scrape out the bowl.

Soups / Re: Smoked Salmon Soup
« on: December 13, 2009, 06:30:17 am »
    ( see how I used the"Insert Quote).    Ha, Ha.

Good work Chookie - you'll be running the show soon.   ;) ;) ;D

JD - sorry, thought that it would cut down on cooking time - otherwise you need to cook the potatoes for 20-30 mins. 

 Thermomixer,  you and judydawn have given me soooooooo  muchhhhhhhhh help,   and the confidence to have a go.   Thanks a million.

Soups / Re: Smoked Salmon Soup
« on: December 12, 2009, 11:32:37 pm »
I do prefer fresh Chookie but enjoyed a dip recently at the cooking class which was made with a can of crabmeat. Love the sound of crab meat in a bag Thermomixer.  The days of people popping in with half a dozen freshly caught and cooked crabs seems to be over, haven't had any for over a year now.  Fresh crab cocktail, yum - sweeter & tastier than prawns in my opinion.
Judydawn, I think you will like this soup, It has a WOW factor.   I usually make double, and it is made from the ingredients you have on the shelf.    ( see how I used the"Insert Quote).    Ha, Ha.

Soups / Re: Smoked Salmon Soup
« on: December 12, 2009, 12:03:36 pm »
We are going to the Vic. market next Tuesday,  so will look out for Crab meat.   Will let you know later in the week.   Baby sitting again!   The recipe i have is made with tinned crab,  so judydawn you may not like it. 
We would love any recipe thanks Chookie.  Have people seen the uncooked crab meat for sale in packs?  It is available in Sydney Fish Market.  I was given a bag but had to leave it for a friend.

Soups / Re: Smoked Salmon Soup
« on: December 12, 2009, 07:18:59 am »
Judydawn I think it would freeze well.   The cauliflowerr soup in the every day book freezes well and is a little like this salmon one.   I would add the second lot of salmon when I reheated the soup.   Do you think anyone would be interested in Crab Soup. ?  .. I have a recipe that would convert well to T.M.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 12, 2009, 07:01:37 am »
Debs, I'm new to this fab machine also.    I was also taking it to pieces after every thing I made.  I try to organize what I'm making, so that with a good scrape out and perhaps a rinse under the tap I now only take it apart at the end of cooking for the day.
Some things, such as custard, will stick so I try and make it last.   Then I take the bowl to bits and give it a good clean.
This method seems to have just evolved,  so good luck.

Cakes / Belgium Lemon Teacake
« on: December 11, 2009, 11:44:36 am »
This is for Cookie1 and her brother!
1 cup S.R. flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
60g butter
1 egg

1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
60g butter

Preheat oven to 180
Cream butter and sugar,15 seconds , speed 5,  add egg and mix 15 seconds speed 5.
Add flour and mix :: 30 seconds.   This should result in a crumbly mix which will hold together when pressed.
Press 2/3 of this mixture into a buttered pie dish,  pour in hot lemon filling and sprinkle remaining 1/3 of base mix over the filling.

For filling -  place all ingredients in T.M bowl and zap to combine (no need to wash out bowl just scrape it out well)
Then cook for 6 minutes Varoma reverse 1.      The mixture should be creamy in texture.

Bake for 25 minutes.      Serves 8       Equally nice made with limes.

Some members have had difficulty spreading the pastry mixture on top. I think this is because of the extra moisture added with a large egg.  To compensate for this, when you remove 2/3 of the pastry for the bottom layer, leave 1/3 in the bowl and add an additional tablespoon of flour and turbo . It should look like bread crumbs.  This is easy to sprinkle on top.

Members' comments
Chelsea - I had some leftover kiss biscuit dough so I lined my pie dish with it and made the filling from this recipe.  It is just divine!!!!  My TMX base burnt slightly making the filling but other than that it is perfect.  I will be making this again (and again).
Thanks Chookie!  

courton - Just made it and couldn't help tasting a bit. Delish! Had enough for 6 ramekins. Easy to make and will definitely make again.
I made this to take to a friend's place on Sunday and they enjoyed it so much I had to give these two Non- TMX friends the recipe converted back the old fashioned way!

cookie - It is and it tastes delicious. Brother gave it 5 ***** (out of 5)  

MJ - Oh yum, yum, yum!! And so easy!

rainbow -  it's a winner, very easy to make.

Lainie - This cake is our favourite winter dessert, warm with cream or ice-cream - or both!  Those who love a strong lemony flavour will enjoy this one. Thanks for a great recipe.

Carolyn J - Just made this and had a sneaky taste.....YUM YUM YUM!!

CC - DH reckons this is one of the best desserts that he has ever eaten.

KarenH -  it was delicious!  My mix for the base wasn't crumbly at all, it was quite sticky - but we used a home-grown egg that was quite large, so maybe it was a bit wet.  And the mixture didn't really crumble over the top - I just sprinkled over dollops of dough, but they rose up while baking and looked really good.  Tasted even better!

Chookie - Karen,  this happens to me sometimes.  I think maybe the butter warms up.  I do what you did and just drop lumps on top but it seems to work OK.

Coops - This was lovely! Waited till it had cooled then cut it up like a slice and everyone loved it, thanks!

flavourofthemonth - Made this for dessert last night as well as well as Impossible Coconut Pie  We all agreed that this Belgian Lemon teacake was our favourite.

DJ - A BIG HIT! Misread instructions and threw everything in at once. Just used speed 2 - 3 to get to crumb stage. Need lower oven temp, the edges caught before end of cooking time. 1 lemon was mouldy so added  1 T orange juice to make up 1/4 cup.
Served with my custard sauce.
Thanks a million. I have also made this with lemon curd from fridge, yum! It was lovely cold too.

DJ Another variation - Used 3/4 of mix on base, layered with plum and a little Demerara sugar. Added into remaining 1/3 a sprinkle of ginger, mixed spice, cinnamon, coconut, flaked almonds, porridge oats and sunflower seeds.  Blitzed on speed 5 for a few secs til like crumble mix. It took longer than the lemon version to bake.

JD - I finally made this recipe - shame on me for not doing so sooner Chookie.  I made it in a 20cm cake tin then wondered how I was going to get it out but easy peasy.  Placed a small side plate over the cake and upended the tin until it fell out, surprisingly well too.  I must have greased it well enough but did think later that I should have lined the bottom of the cake tin.  Didn't have any cream to go with it so whipped up a batch of custard and it was just lovely.  Thanks Chookie, your recipes are great.

Chookie - Made 2 today,  one with apple and rhubarb and a small one with Xmas fruit mince.  Both good.

chrissa - My crumble wasn't a crumble, it was soft and sticky.  My butter had softened so I think chilled butter might be the way to go (as pointed out in a previous post that I didn't see until it was in the oven). I didn't have a deep pie dish so I did it in a 8x8 cake tin.  It's cooked right through but is very cakey without much filling  I should have used a smaller tin and maybe increased the amount of filing.  When I was pouring the filing in, I actually went back to the recipe to see if I had left something out because there wasn't much volume. Tastes good though.

Kimmyh - Love this recipe. Served it warm with cream. Just lovely and so easy.
I've made this and stirred 80g passionfruit pulp through the lemon mixture before pouring over cake base. We loved the different taste. This is a very versatile recipe.

JuliaC83 - I didn't have an appropriate dish to cook it in, so I made double quantity of base and filling and used a silicone cake tin.
I think I needed to cook it slightly longer to make it a little more firm, however it was delicious regardless.

deedub -  Definitely a winner, and so easy too.

funnyfarm2 - Great to find a recipe that is different but still very simple to make....and super delicious. I made this in a small cake tin lined with baking paper. Everyone in the family loved it. Will definitely be joining my favourite recipe collection. I love the lemon filling, but am tempted to try other fruit fillings as suggested. Thanks for a great recipe.

Mab19 - funnyfarm, this recipe works well with just about any filling.  I made it some weeks ago and used grated apple and some strawberry jam and it was delicious.  I used 1 apple grated and about 2 tablespoons jam.   Everyone liked it. My favourite is the lemon filling tho.

BZB - The tea cake is amazing, Chookie. A new favourite. A tad too sweet for me so will reduce sugar next time. A bit too burnt on the sides. I baked at 180c ff, 20 mins. Perhaps less time or lower temp next time. There is definitely a next time...

JD - The big one only bakes for 25 minutes BZB so for your individual ramekins they would need a lot less.  Just keep your eye on them after 10 minutes whilst they bake next time, they may only need 10-15 minutes.  Perhaps try 160o f/f too.

jeninwa - very yummy.

Thermesa - Delicious with lime.

kmw - Made this last night & yum a real winner, even with me not following the directions & putting flour in first.
Made this again as we had DH parents over & was a winner. My MIL had seconds & she is not a desert lover. Followed the instructions this time & still didn't end up with crumble but it doesn't seem to matter.

Dublin Girl in Oz - Great recipe. Thanks.

shan k - Wow -  it is so delicious!! Looked perfect and so easy to make. Thank you - I will definitely be making this again.

GF - I made this yesterday to take to a neighbour who had invited me for dinner.  It was served up with the beautiful strawberries, blueberries and yoghurt neighbour had already prepared.  Match made in heaven!!  This was the first time I'd tried this and was quite surprised at just how quick and simple it was to make - and the taste . . !!!! Thanks a million, Chookie!!

Wonder - I made this a few nights ago and loved it. I don't think I had enough flour because my mixture was very wet and was a bit fiddly to get in the pie dish, it didn't seem to take away from the finished dish but just a little more fiddly. Will definitely be making again. I don't eat many desserts but really enjoyed this and it was just as nice warmed the next night so will definitely be on my make again list. We tried it cold but much preferred it warmed a little in the microwave, 20 - 30 secs was enough just to take the chill off.

GF - That happened with me, too, Wonder.  To get the crumbly effect I just kept sprinkling with flour and working gently with my fingers until it resembled what I saw in the photos that were posted on this thread.  Like you, I think I just didn't use enough flour to begin with.  A wonderful little cake.. And I'm making it again tonight!! A firm family favourite - my only regret is that I left it this long to make it in the first place!!!

Uni - made it late afternoon , just warm for after dinner. a very easy and quick cake. I also added extra flour for the base about 1/4 cup more.

thermo18 - Finally made this, so quick and easy and best of all, delicious.

Wonder - Chookie, do you normally put the base mixture up the sides of your dish as well as the bottom? That's what I've been doing but looking at Uni's photo it looks like it's just on the bottom.

JD & Kimmyh - only put it on the bottom.

Chookie - Wonder,  I cook this in a dish with a curved bottom.  Like a big saucer. No sides.

Trudy - I love this cake.  Always turns out just great!!!

DJ - Double quantity of mix as I found large jar of pears. Put flaked almonds in crumble bit and blitzed and then put more almonds on top. Voted a hit by all.
Have also made with a sliced eating apple in the middle, and some oats and almonds added to topping and given a few seconds on speed 5 before putting on top.
Also made using up chookies  lemon custard sauce. Put some old nuts and oats in the crumble topping. Our visitor loved it.
Another variation - Apple and blackberry from freezer. More fruit, base and top spread thinner.

MJ - I thought mine was going to be a disaster as the pastry was very, very sticky - large egg. But, it was fine. I used spelt flour and rapadura sugar, so it looks darker, but it's yummy. I think I'd leave the egg out of the pastry next time. I have a similar recipe for apple streusel slice and there's no egg in that pastry. I also added the lemon zest to the filling.

obbie - what can I say but Yummy. Fast easy to make, will make this a lot. I still have lemon and lime juice frozen.

BZB - Made this fab cake in the airfryer. 180c 10 mins, 160c 10 mins. Sooooo good!



Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 08, 2009, 11:03:13 pm »
Thanks andisenji,   when you have time.     Our dried fruits are generally of a very good standard as most are grown in the north of the state.    I used a mixture of both glace and dried.    Seemed to work ok.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: December 08, 2009, 05:51:51 am »
I also would love to see your recipe for Mustard Fruits,andiesenji.    I have made some for Xmas presents. The recipe came from The New Zealand Woman's Weekly.    I chose it because it had both mustard and mustard seeds.   

Non Food Recipes / Re: Bron's Dishwasher Liquid Soap - with Spanish video
« on: December 08, 2009, 01:05:49 am »
Judydawn,   I made 2 lots.   The first one scratched 1/2 ,   the 2nd. batch finished the circle. 

Cakes / Re: Lemon Feather Cake (no flour)
« on: December 07, 2009, 11:15:34 am »
Cookie1, I've got another lemon cake (more like a tart ),  called Belgium Lemon Teacake.   Will convert and test when I have a moment. (  Off to Melb. tomorrow to baby sit Oscar   Could be away for the rest of the week. ) This one has a crust top and bottom with lemon butter in the middle.   Looks like a good one to make and freeze, or send home with brother !

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Re: Cleaning out T.M bowl
« on: December 07, 2009, 12:44:27 am »
Thermomixwe,  will do.

Starters and Snacks / Re: Hilda's Steak Paste for sandwiches
« on: December 06, 2009, 08:50:26 am »
yes Judydawn, but a bit more grown up.    This recipe is from MIL. who used to make it for country functions when the ladies were catering.    DH thinks I may have put too much tomato sauce,  but I 'm not sure.    Very easy to make in the T.M.   You can do other things while it is cooking.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Central Victoria
« on: December 06, 2009, 08:36:32 am »
welcome,   not many of us in Central Vic.   Hope you enjoy the Forum as much as I do.   Very nice people here.   You will soon get to know them. I'm also an"oldie" and we live in the Macedon Ranges. Get cooking !

Cakes / Lemon Feather Cake (no flour)
« on: December 06, 2009, 03:50:05 am »
6 eggs,  not fresh and at room temp.
275 castor sug.
zest and juice of 1 lemon
150g potato flour
a little extra flour and sugar mixed together

300g cream 225g lemon butter

Separate eggs.
Insert  butterfly
Beat egg whites 5 mins. on speed 4
Set aside in large bowl and remove butterfly
Zap sugar with lemon rind 30 secs. at speed 7,  scrape down bowl, and zap for 15 secs. on speed 7.
Put in butterfly nd add yolks and lemon juice , beat until creamy and thick, speed 4 for 5 mins .   scrape down bowl half way through.
Add flour through Jam funnel in top, (prevents some of the mess),Speed 2 for 1 min.
Add 1/4 of the whites and mix speed 1 1/2 for 30 sec.
Tip mixture over egg whites in bowl and gently fold mixture through. (  If  there is any liquid egg white in the bottom of basin either tip it out or beat with a hand beater and add to mixture.
Pour into prepared pan.
23 cm, sprayed and lined.  then sprayed again and dusted with the extra sug. and potato flour mix.
Bake at 150 for 50 mins, or until cooked.
cool on wire rack.   When cool split and fill with cream that has been whipped and had the lemon butter folded through.
Can be made and filled the day before needed and kept in a sealed container in fridge.
lime or orange
Rose water icing and cake cooked with rose geranium leaves cook.ed
 at the bottom of the cake
Rum and chocolate filling in a plain cake, rum and chocolate icing.

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