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Gingerbread dough is so " child friendly".I use to make the Delia Smith recipe years ago when my children were small and we had a cooking session with it.Off to find that old recipe.This forum is great for reminding me of forgotten recipes.You never know I might need it one day IF I have grandchildren.

Desserts / Re: Not-So-Naughty Chocolate Orange Dessert
« on: June 06, 2010, 07:13:58 pm »
Glad you tried it jd.I agree with you it is rich in flavour and it would be interesting to use milk chocolate.I'm not into tofu either but it's good to try other foods in the TM.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: June 06, 2010, 06:53:30 pm »
I didn't know that Bananas in Pyjamas was originally a Australian production, you learn something new every day.Thanks Faffa and Kimberley.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: June 05, 2010, 09:22:34 pm »
Love the photo Maddy.Looking at them reminded of a childens programme here in the U.K. called " Bananas in Pyjamas" I really enjoy all the photo's that everyone puts on here.

What a great picture.This is a family favourite and everyone eats it

Chit Chat / Re: Long time no see
« on: June 04, 2010, 07:48:19 pm »
How fantastic a new kitchen, it must be exciting planning everything.Hope you all recover from the flu, you will be fighting over the computer when everyone is fit and well.

Desserts / Re: Coppa del Nonno
« on: June 04, 2010, 08:58:19 am »
Cream Puff it's just a fancy way of serving the dessert.

Vegetarian / Re: Stuffed Red Peppers with Spicy Chilli Oil
« on: June 04, 2010, 08:52:02 am »
I believe that you are right and you call them red capsicums.

Vegetarian / Stuffed Red Peppers with Spicy Chilli Oil
« on: June 03, 2010, 09:18:49 pm »
Stuffed Red Peppers with Spicy Chilli Oil
Serves 4 , easily doubles to serve 8
Spicy Chilli Oil,
1 level Tbsp medium piquant Spanish dried pimento(or 1 level Tbsp ground paprika +1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper)
500ml mild olive oil
1. Grind  the dried pimento 20 seconds/ speed 2.Add the mild olive oil in the TM bowl.Heat 5minutes/ 60oC/ speed 2.Beat 1minute/speed 8.Leave overnight to infuse the flavour of the oil.Stir before using.
Stuffed Red Peppers
150g whole grain or granary bread, torn into 3cm chunks.
2 onions, peeled and quartered
3 garlic cloves,peeled
100g firm vegetables, eg broccoli, asparagus
50g dried goji berries or sultanas or cranberries
1/2 tsp spicy herb salt
1 heaped tsp TM stock paste or 1 crumbled stock cube
10g fresh basil or other herb
200g water
150g pine nuts
3 red bell peppers or Romano peppers, halved lengthwise, seeds  and core removed.
1. Mix and chop all ingredients ( except the pine nuts)8 to 10 seconds/speed 4.Scrape down the sides of the TM bowl with a spatula and mix again if needed.
2. Add the pinenuts and stir in with a spatula.Place the peppers into a roasting pan cut side up and keep one apart- thinly slice this half and set aside.Fill with the stuffing and sprinkle the pepper slices on top.Drizzle with 2-3 Tbsp Spicy Chilli Oil.Bake 30 minutes 180oC then increase the heat for 30 minutes more at 220oC until the Peppres are tender and the stuffing is bubbling and crispy on top.
Serve with rice or potatoes. and a fresh green salad.
This is delicious
The oil is by chef Robert Thompson.The Peppers and stuffing Janie turner U.K. Thermomix

Desserts / Coppa del Nonno
« on: June 03, 2010, 07:27:36 pm »
Coppa del Nonno
Serves 4-6
50g granulated raw cane sugar
1 rounded tsp Nescafe Gold Blend instant coffee
250g double cream
30g amaretto or more to taste ( optional)
1 amaretti biscuit per serving

1. Grind sugar and coffee 20sec/Speed 9.
2. Insert the Butterfly whisk and add double cream.Whip at speed 3 only until soft peaks-keep a close eye on it as it will be whipped under the surface.
3. Add the liqueur and whip a few seconds/ speed 3.Serve in elegant espresso cups with a crisp amaretti biscuit on the side.

I haven't made this so can't give a opinion but it looks a good simple recipe
This is a recipe from Tiziano di Roma via Janie Turner U.K. Thermomix

Members' comments
Uni - I have made the EDC version a few times, a good dessert to have in the freezer. Most of the time it does not make it to the freezer.

Desserts / Not-So-Naughty Chocolate Orange Dessert
« on: June 03, 2010, 07:09:16 pm »
Not-So-Naughty Chocolate dessert
Serves 4
200g silken tofu (silken is important)
1 large( or 2 small) oranges, peel discarded, cut into quarters
200g plain chocolate, minimum 50% cocoa solids, broken into 1cm pieces
1 tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier or Brandy or Rum ( optional)
1.Blend tofu and orange pieces 1 minute/speed 10.
2.Add chocolate and alcohol (if using).Heat 3 minutes/60oC/speed 6. Pour into individual ramekins or a large serving bowl and chill in the fridge.Serve as is or decorate with Terry's chocolate orange segments, or fresh fruit such as orange segments or kiwi fruit, or Orange Matchsticks, whipped cream, fromage frais, or grated chocolate.( I think it would look good made in a ring mould with fresh orange segments in the centre)

It tasted great.I think I could even fool my DH to like it.

Sorry no photos ( I still have to take that evolutionary step !!!!)

This is originally from Zoe McAndry via Janie Turner UK Thermomix

members' comments
JD - Have never eaten tofu in my life so it was a big step for me.  In hindsight I think I should have used milk chocolate and not dark chocolate as it was quite rich and the flavour of the orange didn't come through although I could certainly taste the cointreau. Besides that I really don't like dark chocolate so why I keep using it is beyond me.  I made 6 little pots as it is very rich but the flavour does grow on you after a few spoonsful.

Denzelmum - Tried this with Aldy's milk chocolate and no alcohol.  Put in little baby ramekin.  Next time I will cut the amount of orange, too dominant and maybe better quality chocolate will improve the flavor.  Very quick and easy.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: June 03, 2010, 06:38:11 pm »
I went to U.K. Thermomix to pick up a lid seal and was invited by John and Janie to join in the demo that Janie was doing today.
It included the basics but a few recipes new to me.I thought I would share them with you and will post them.

Main Dishes / Re: Chow- mein - achookwoman
« on: June 02, 2010, 02:21:40 pm »
I made this and we all loved it.Thanks Chookie.Found this if anyone is interested.

Tips and Tricks / Re: The Perfect Brush for Blades on the Thermomix
« on: May 28, 2010, 01:15:50 pm »
Just looking at this I'm tempted to go into our local gun shop to see the the reaction if I asked for a M16 cleaning brush.Knowing how paranoid they are about gun ownership here in the U.K I would be under investigation by the local constabulary. "Please sir it's for my Thermomix"I find that a brush that you supposed to clean a teapot spout with good at getting in and around the blades.There must be a patent waiting to be discovered out there!!

It's amazing that I hadn't noticed this recipe before.Great looking picture jd and I will put it on my "to do list."

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