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Soups / Re: Potato and Leek Soup..yummo!
« on: October 13, 2012, 01:01:26 am »
Thank you Suzanne and Obbie for your kind words.
I have been sick lately and this recipe has been an easy, kids-will-ask-for thirds recipe!

Condiments and Sauces / Re: ALI-OLI (Garlic Mayo)
« on: September 16, 2012, 02:43:38 pm »
Thanks Bron for this fabulous aioli recipe.
I added a half teaspoonful of dijon mustard instead of the vinegar and used the butterfly when whipping the oil in for 3.5 minutes.
The result was a really light, fluffy aioli...totally delish !
 Thanks again.   :D

Soups / Potato and Leek Soup..yummo!
« on: September 09, 2012, 08:51:00 am »
Name of Recipe: Potato and Leek Soup
Number of People: 4 adults

4 potatoes washed, peeled, cubed
1 leek, white part only. Cut lengthways, rinsed and soaked in water to remove grit. Then roughly chopped
500g water
2 cloves garlic
1/2 small onion quartered
25g  unsalted butter
1 tblspn vegie stock OR 1 tspn vegie stock and 1 tspn chicken stock powder
2 tblspn cream or more depending on taste
Pepper to taste


Add garlic, leek and onion into TM. Chop speed 5 for 5 sec
Add butter to TM and cook 6 min/varoma/speed 1, make sure MC is OFF
Add potatoes, water, stock and cook 25 min/100deg/speed 1, make sure MC is OFF
Add Cream to taste, and blend for 10 sec going slowly from speed 1 to speed 7 to avoid excessive splashing.
Pour into bowl and add pepper to taste.

Yummy with croutons or crispy bacon bits sprinkled on top and some crusty bread on the side!

P.S. This is my first recipe post so fingers crossed you like this recipe as much as I do :)

comments from members

djinni373 - A teaspoon of stock concentrate is more than enough for us and I threw in some fresh parsley at the end. Yummy with toasted home made ciabatta. Quick and easy too.

thermo18 - such a lovely flavour and will be making again.

LouLouB - Has a great taste. Mine was like potato puree at first,  so think my 4 potatoes may have been too big, but nothing that some extra cream & a dash of milk couldn't sort out. Tasty!

Sparky606 -  We (DH and I) think it could do with more leek. Ours fed 2 adults but probably wouldn't have fed much more.
Was still very yummy and definitely recommended.

floweryspring - Used 2 leeks. 2 big and 1 small potato but was still too thick so I added some hot water and more cream. DELICIOUS!

Introduce Yourself / Re: A Big Hello from Sydney!
« on: July 17, 2012, 01:38:20 pm »
Thank you Droverjess for your advice regarding the souffle.
I will try and implement your tips next time we make souffle.
Nhatsta x.

Introduce Yourself / Re: A Big Hello from Sydney!
« on: July 15, 2012, 05:35:10 am »
Thank you again ladies!
 I let Hubby have full reign of the kitchen and    *:  on the weekends as he is a bit of a "foodie" and loves to cook on his days off. Hey I get fed so I am not complaining!  ;D
He has just made a lemon/orange souffle with the Thermomix and it rose really, really well in the oven, but alas, it kind of collapsed when he took it out.  He was devastated! It tasted pretty good though. 
Just wondering if anyone has a special trick to keep the souffles up when taken out of the oven?

Introduce Yourself / Re: A Big Hello from Sydney!
« on: July 12, 2012, 11:17:12 am »
Thank you so much!   :D
Hello fellow Sydneysiders, I hope you are keeping nice and warm tonight!
  You are all so inspiring.  l have 3 young ones and want to cook healthy and tasty meals for them, and am so excited to be able to learn and be a part of this forum!  *hugz*

Introduce Yourself / Re: A Big Hello from Sydney!
« on: July 12, 2012, 01:02:50 am »
Thank you so much ladies for your warm welcome and kind words. :D
Yes, I was very lucky my Hubby was willing to buy the Thermomix. Truth be told, he was the one who encouraged me to buy it so he could have a go at it himself! We have only had the Thermomix for 3 weeks, and I think he has used it more than me. his favourite recipe has been the lemon/lime sorbet, even though it is freezing here in Sydney!
He just loves gadgets, and to him the Thermomix is the ultimate gadget ... aside from his trusty Weber bbq that is.
XOX Nhatsta

Introduce Yourself / A Big Hello from Sydney!
« on: July 11, 2012, 04:28:03 pm »
Hi Everyone!! I am so excited to be finally posting here as I have been ogling recipes on this forum since I first laid eyes on the Thermomix at a friend's house.  :D
 So funny, I initially thought it was a pressure cooker but of course I have since found out it is so much more! Once I found what an amazing machine it was, I knew I had to have one! Fortunately, Hubby is a bit of a 'Gadget Man' so he was quite excited by the Thermomix and now we have our very own Thermomix! :D
  I have since made pasta (first ever time) which was so easy and fast, ice cream, food for Bub, daily brekkie milk shakes, orange almond cake and a few other things. I have to admit that I am not a very good cook normally, but the Thermomix has reallly increased my confidence.  I would like to also thank everyone on this forum for making it such a great resource for Thermomix newbies like me.  I just love reading all the wonderful posts and recipes and the enthusiasm people have for the Thermomix is infectious! Sincerely yours, Newbie from Sydney xox

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