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Offline abundanceatangas

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chunky coleslaw? meringue/pavlova?
« on: December 18, 2010, 10:27:57 am »
Hi,

Is there a trick to getting a more even consistency with the coleslaw?  I was left with big chunks of onion and carrot.  I was afraid to keep blending in case I turned it all to mush. 

Can someone please direct me to a post that has covered having success with getting egg whites to peak, please. 

Thanks for any help/advice.

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Re: chunky coleslaw? meringue/pavlova?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 10:48:38 am »
I use the spatula to help when making coleslaw - did you too?  This is my batch of coleslaw - I had to write it down to ensure I get what I want every time but sometimes add different ingredients. Cut everything into large chunks and place into the bowl in the order listed.
100g carrots
I don't add onion but if I did, this is where it would be on the list
200g cabbage
70g cucumber (optional)
40g pineapple or use some apple if you'd prefer.  I prefer pineapple, apple goes brown if it isn't eaten the same day.
handful of parsley leaves
2 heaped tablespoons of my Magic Mayonnaise (more if you prefer) http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4312.0;prev_next=next
S & P to taste
Mix for 3 seconds/speed 4 using the spatula to help.  Check and do a little more if you think it needs it but only 1 sec at a time.

In regard to the beating of egg whites, here is one thread, I'm sure there are others too. http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3796.0

Found this comment from CP63 which is what I was thinking of
  Re: Newbie with meringue problems.
Reply #10 on: December 08, 2010, 11:42:25 AM    

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I have a pavlova recipe which apparently is very successful and uses 4-6 egg whites (but I haven't tried) and this is what it says:

Ensure TM bowl completely clean and dry. Do self clean with hot water and vinegar if necessary and dry thoroughly.

Insert butterfly into TM bowl and leave MC off. Place egg whites into bowl and whisk for 3 - 5 minutes at 50 C at Speed 3 until egg whites stiff.

Over next 3 minutes at 50 C on Speed 3 add castor sugar 1 tblsp at a time through hole in lid.  Add lemon juice, and add vanilla if desired
 
« Last Edit: December 18, 2010, 11:03:57 am by judydawn »
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Re: chunky coleslaw? meringue/pavlova?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 11:12:37 am »
 i wash my TM bowl and dry it with a hair dyer b4 i start

have a look at this photo of how i add my sugar. it takes me just over 10 mins to add

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=175523225802304&set=a.175522315802395.33562.100000338849079#!/photo.php?fbid=175523225802304&set=a.175522315802395.33562.100000338849079&pid=447888&id=100000338849079

i will try 8 mins next time
ciao
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: chunky coleslaw? meringue/pavlova?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 10:15:48 pm »
Re: coleslaw, I always chop my carrot first for about 3 seconds - speed 4, then add in smaller cut chunks of the cabbage.
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Re: chunky coleslaw? meringue/pavlova?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 10:21:33 pm »
Thankyou all very much for your wisdom.

With the coleslaw I did add the vegies all higgeldy piggeldy, so next time will make sure to put carrot first.  I haven't followed the link for the mayo yet, but thanks for it.

I had a giggle over using the hairdryer, but can see how that would ensure the bowl is perfectly dry.

Thanks for the other tips as well.

Deb

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Re: chunky coleslaw? meringue/pavlova?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 10:29:48 pm »
Deb, some people do prefer a chunkier coleslaw.....but I rather the carrot to be finer - hence why I chop it first. 
Just don't blitz it all too long......coleslaw mush  :o......which I'm sure many of us have made at least once  ;)
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Re: chunky coleslaw? meringue/pavlova?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 10:34:22 pm »
Or twice maddy  :-)) :-))  Got distracted the other day and instead of turning the speed dial off, I turned it the other way, whoopsiedo  :P :P
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Re: chunky coleslaw? meringue/pavlova?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 09:52:13 pm »
Another handy way to dry your bowl is to dry it with a towel and then turbo it once.  This flicks any trapped water out from under the blades and then you can dry this off the sides of the TM.  You could also heat @ 37 oc for 20 -30 sec if heat is not an issue for what you want to do in the tm next (probably not a good idea if you are going to make a sorbet)