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Bread / Proofing Bread in Varoma
« on: Today at 03:48:54 am »
When you live in a cold climate, proofing Bread in Winter can be a challenge.
Iíve recently tried proofing in the oven at a low temperature with the light on and more recently using the Varoma.
In the oven, I heat the oven for a few minutes at 50, turn the heat off but leave the light on.
In the Varoma.
Put 1 litre of water in the TMX bowl.
Set temperature to 75 degrees and speed 1.
When steam is coming out the hole set Varoma over the hole.
Place 1 or 2 small glass dishes into Varoma, ( about 2 cm deep)
Place dough into a round silicone cake dish. Place this on the glass dishes.
Place some small utensils that will give a bit more height at end inside Varoma so that when the dough raises it has room to expand upwards.
Cover with a tea towel or silicon sheet. Steam for 20 minutes, speed 3 at 75 degrees.

Notes. The aim is to creat warm steam without cooking the base of the bread dough.
This is a loaf using this method. Also set up of Varoma.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: Today at 01:38:41 am »
Thanks Cookie. Most done , I think.
Hair trim and chemist. Sorting out stuff for desk.
Playing around with proofing bread in Varoma.
 Making custard for Portuguese Tarts

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: Today at 01:02:37 am »
Prawn salad in fresh roll.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: Today at 12:36:51 am »
Iím proofing my dough in the Varoma. Has anyone else done this?

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 07, 2023, 12:45:49 pm »
Cookie, they are easy and fun to make. Just an apple for dinner. Had lunch out.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: June 05, 2023, 08:20:18 am »
Mab, they take 10 minutes. Iíve found that I donít need to do a double rise. Just leave at room temperature and start cooking.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 05, 2023, 08:15:03 am »
Lamb Shank soup.  2 small SD potato cakes. Kiwi fruit.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 05, 2023, 08:13:09 am »
Mab, thatís great.  A few lessons from you who is such an excellent craft person and she will be inspired.
Went to Tai Chi today but instructor didnít turn up. We had a good gossip instead.
More documents to have certified.  Bl**** pain in the neck.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 04, 2023, 10:20:26 pm »
Didnít get to make Lentil soup as I found a lamb shank in the freezer. Made large crockpot of soup. .I bought a bag of mini Brussel sprouts. Iíve been adding them to everything .

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 04, 2023, 03:24:07 am »
Marina, enjoy your trip. Donít be backwards in asking for a wheelchair when in Spain and Scotland. Look out for a group of Aussie cyclists. GS it joining a cycling group in Spain.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 04, 2023, 03:18:15 am »
Isnít it nice to do something different Chookie. We once took DHís Mother up to the city late at night to have a pie floater from a food van in front of the Adelaide Casino just so that she could have that experience for the first time.
Judy, so true.  While we waited for our order, they gave us a cup of lentil soup. Iíve given most of the Minestrone away so will make some of the lentil  soup. Several different versions online. I could taste cardamom and cumin with a little heat. Iíll look for a recipe that has these.

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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: June 04, 2023, 03:11:47 am »
Cookie how about this. I cooked the kabobs in the machine or 15 mins. They were bought ones. About a teaspoon of fat came out. I split the Kabobs in half for the roll. Iíve made them for GS, but of course tried on. A good alternative to sausage rolls.

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Chit Chat / Re: Reviews of RTE recipes.
« on: June 04, 2023, 03:06:15 am »
Judy, when I made this I thought of you.  Yes you could easily blend it.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 03, 2023, 04:30:45 am »
Ha, Marina. So true.

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Chit Chat / Re: Reviews of RTE recipes.
« on: June 03, 2023, 04:29:27 am »

Thanks Judy.
Made RTE Minestrone Soup. Lovely, especially with this cold weather. Itís very thick and more of a meal. I added my small roll garlic croutons. The flavour excellent. I made it in the TMX.

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