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Festive Seasons / Making Condensed Milk
« on: November 27, 2009, 10:02:29 am »
Several festive recipes call for a can of sweetened condensed milk.  I have seen a recipe on the Simple Savings site for Condensed Milk made in the saucepan, and wonder if anyone's made it in the Thermomix?  I've made dulce de leche (caramel) but to go a step back, do I just cook for a shorter time?  I've searched the forums to no avail...

Here's some recipes -
Dulce de Leche (from Bron's recipe)
1 litre milk
250g organic raw sugar
200g cream
1/2 teaspoon bicarb

Place all in TMX and program 40 mins, Temp Varoma Speed 4. Place basket on lid to allow it to evaporate without spitting.

When finished, quickly pour into jar and leave it to cool. When it cools it will be nice and thick. Keep in the fridge.

Condensed Milk #1 recipe (Hillbilly Housewife recipe)
250ml water
370g sugar
200g milk powder
6 tbsp melted butter (or less)

Place all ingredients in the blender and let it blend for a full two minutes. Thickens further in fridge.
*Extra hint: Use hot water and dissolve the sugar before adding the other ingredients.

Keep it refrigerated. Makes the equivalent to two tins and can be used in any recipe that calls for it.

Condensed Milk #2 recipe (Destitute Gourmet recipe)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water
1 heaped cup of full fat milk powder

Dissolve sugar in water then whisk in milk powder , simmer gently, stirring constantly for about 5 mins. Makes about 1 cup or 1 can's worth of condensed milk.

Apparently it's fine with soy and goat's milk powders, and also with rice flour.  I want to use our full cream raw cow's milk from our house cow.  I guess I'll need to add powdered milk to thicken it?


Drinks / Coffee Liqueur
« on: September 29, 2009, 02:21:01 am »
I'm blushing that my first ever recipe developed for the TMX (ie: not adapted from the books, blogs or forum) is alcohol!  LOL

390g raw sugar
370g hot water
30g instant freeze-dried coffee
500g vodka
1 large vanilla bean

Grind sugar on speed 9 for 30 seconds.  Add hot water and coffee.  Mix on 100 degrees, speed 4 for 1 min 30 sec.  Slice vanilla bean in half, lengthwise and then each half into quarters.  Add vanilla pieces and vodka to TMX bowl.  Heat at 60 degrees, speed 3 for 8 minutes. 

Pour into a glass bottle and sit for 4 days.  Strain and pour into same bottle (will need approx 2L size).  Store in a cool, dark place.  Enjoy!

I have no idea of the resulting alcohol content of this liqueur.

Does anyone have small containers which fit into the varoma to steam individual serves of something?  If so, wondering what the diameter of these are, what they're made from and how many fit into the base of the varoma?  Thanks!

Breakfast / Whole Oats
« on: July 08, 2009, 04:04:35 pm »
From our organic co-op I accidentally ordered whole oats (as in grains) rather than rolled oats.  I have a couple of kilos of oats and not sure what to do with them.  I'm guessing I could mill them into oat flour, and add it in part with other flours in baking.  But I'm wondering if there's anything else tried and tested in the Thermomix?

Introduce Yourself / Hello from North Qld
« on: June 04, 2009, 01:29:13 pm »

My Thermomix arrived this evening.  We haven't used it yet as dinner and dessert were planned (birthday in the house).  I'm busily planning meals for the coming days though.  I love the recipes - so easy.

I have a large family, so looking forward to seeing how the Thermomix copes with making enough food for us all...  The Warmer will be very handy I think!


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