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Cakes / Cherry Sultana Cake
« on: March 31, 2022, 07:27:55 am »
Cherry Sultana Cake
Ingredients
125g butter
340g sultanas
100g brown sugar
2 tablespoons marmalade
60ml rum, brandy or sherry
115g plain flour
40g SR flour
190g red glace cherries
2 eggs, lightly whisked
Preparation
Place the butter, sugar, marmalade, and rum in the bowl. Heat on 50 degrees,  until butter melts. Remove and place in a bowl to cool.
Heat oven to 150 * and line the base and sides of a 10 x 20cm loaf pan.
Add the eggs, sultanas and cherries to the cooled butter mixture. Combine.
Add the combined flours and stir well.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 1-1½ hours until cooked.
Remove from oven an cover the cake (still in the pan) with foil and wrap in as tea towel.

Set aside for 8 hours or overnight until cooled completely
This recipe was from the Taste website.

I used home made glacé cherries in this one.

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Cakes / Zucchini and Carrot Cake
« on: February 28, 2022, 07:00:56 am »
Zucchini and Carrot Cake
Ingredients
300g SR flour
330g brown sugar ( I reduced this a bit)
1 cup coarsely grated zucchini
1 cup grated carrot
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
250ml vegetable or canola oil
4 eggs
50g walnuts
Preparation
1. Turn the oven to 180*C. Prepare a loaf tin.
2.Blitz the carrot and set aside.
3. Blitz the zucchini and set aside.
4. Place flour, brown sugar, zucchini, carrot, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large bowl.
5. Place butterfly into the bowl. Add oil and eggs. Mix on speed 4 until very well combined.
6. Pour this into the flour mixture.
7. Stir to combine and place into the prepared loaf tin.
8. Bake for 1 hour, until cooked. Leave to stand for 5 minutes before turning out.
This can be iced with a cream cheese icing but I don't think it really needs it. I found this in a Coles magazine many years ago.


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Chit Chat / FREE
« on: February 14, 2022, 02:15:24 am »
Today TM Essentials are let people have their ebooks fro free if anyone is interested.
www.tmessentials.com.au

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Jams and Chutneys / Tomato Jam
« on: January 15, 2022, 09:37:55 am »
Has anyone ever made tomato jam in their thermomix? Iíve been given heaps of tomatoes and I really love tomato jam.

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Cakes / Macadamia and Cranberry Cookies
« on: December 12, 2021, 08:29:33 am »
Macadamia and Cranberry Cookies
These a re as  little different to most biscuits as they are supposed to be flat!
Ingredients
185g unsalted butter
105g macadamias
220g brown sugar ( I used a bit less)
110g caster sugar
225g SR flour
75g plain flour
1 egg
1 egg yolk
100g cranberries
Preparation
Preheat oven to 180* and prepare at least 2 trays.
Toast the macadamias.
Place butter in bowl and melt at 50*, speed 1 until done.
Add flours, sugars, egg and egg yolk (you may like to give them a light beat first)
Knead until mixture comes together.
Add in nuts and cranberries. Mix in by hand or on knead.
Roll into balls (about 1 tablespoon) and place on trays about 6cm apart. Flatten a little and bake for around 12 minutes. Leave to cool on the trays as they are delicate.

This is based on a recipe in WW Christmas Cakes and Puddings. They are very nice. I may try them with pistachios and cranberries to make them more Christmassy.


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Cakes / Orange Biscuits.
« on: November 27, 2021, 08:15:54 am »
Orange Biscuits
These are very tasty. I’ve decided to pop recipes in here as well as on “what are you cooking.” It makes the recipe so much easier to find.

It isn’t a thermomix recipe but is made in a food processor.
https://www.goodfood.com.au/recipes/italian-orange-biscuits-20121001-33ze6


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Cakes / Amanda’s Slice
« on: October 12, 2021, 01:56:50 am »
Amanda’s Slice

https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/amandas-slice/uTLjb4o6

Preparation
I melted the butter for this and then added all the other ingredients. It made it so easy. I combined them on  ^^. It only took a short while. Next time I may reduce the sugar a bit.


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News about Thermomix / Interesting news re TM 6
« on: October 06, 2021, 06:21:21 am »
Iíve just read that if you have a TM 6 you will soon be able to put your own recipes onto the machine. I hope itís easy as I would love to be able to do this.

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Cakes / Macadamia and Lemon Biscuits
« on: October 02, 2021, 08:43:46 am »
Macadamia and Lemon Biscuits

This isn’t a thermomix recipe but this is how I made them in the thermomix.
I creamed the butter and sugar for about 1 minute, speed 4.  Can do my if necessary.
Add the egg and mix for about 10 seconds on speed 4.
Add the flour and macadamias and knead until it comes together.
Cook as specified in the link.

https://www.australian-macadamias.org/consumer/our-nut-hub/recipes/macadamia-and-lemon-cookies


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Chit Chat / Melbourne Earthquake
« on: September 22, 2021, 02:12:35 am »
Marina I hope you and your buildings are ok. Also Chookie, Mab, and KAtie. And anyone I have forgotten.
Thinking of you all, earthquakes are so spooky. Take care.

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Cakes / Date, Banana and Rum Loaf (delicious)
« on: August 16, 2021, 04:21:24 am »
Date, Banana and Rum Loaf
Ingredients
250g stoned dates
2 small or 1 large banana (140g)
100g walnuts
200g raisins
200g sultanas
100g fine polenta
2 teaspoons mixed spice
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons dark rum
2 egg whites
Preparation
Heat oven to 180*. Prepare a loaf tin.
Put the dates into the bowl with 200ml of water. Cook approx 4 minutes on 100*, speed 1.
Let cool for a few minutes.
Add the bananas. Speed 3 for 20 seconds. Scrape the bowl down.
Add nuts, fruit, polenta, spice and baking powder. Also rum. Knead until it just comes together. Place into a bowl.
Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks. ( I used a beater)
Fold egg whites into the mixture.
Bake for 1 hour.
This is really nice. If cut into 10 slices each slice is 310 calories, 5g protein, 57g carbohydrate,1g saturated fat, 8g fat3g fibre, sugar 49g I cut it into more slices.


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Cakes / Cherry and Almond Cake
« on: August 10, 2021, 05:09:32 am »
Cherry and Almond Cake
Ingredients
1 1/4 cups SR flour
100g almonds- I used unblanched ones
2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup oil
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/3-½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1½ cups frozen cherries
Preparation
Put the almonds into the bowl and blitz. Set aside. No need to wash the bowl. I left mine about the size of a pin head and it gave a slight crunch to the cake.
Halve the frozen cherries.
Preheat oven to160* and prepare a loaf tin. (24cm x 13cm x6cm)
Place butterfly into the bowl. Beat eggs, oil, sugar, orange rind and juice for about 1 minute or until thickened slightly. Not over speed 4.
Remove butterfly and add flour, almonds and fold through with a spatula.
Fold halved cherries through  and bake for about 1-1½ hours.

My photo isn't the best and doesn't do the cake justice. It is very nice.
I found this recipe in a pile I really must go through. I think it was from Creative Gourmet.


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Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Any ideas please?
« on: June 21, 2021, 10:40:45 am »
I’ve just finished cooking passata on my TM5 and when I was cleaning it I got this message. I restarted the machine a couple of times but it kept happening. I don’t want to call my consultant until daytime hours. I’ve been reading about it and it doesn’t sound good.

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Cakes / American Apple Sauce Cake (egg free)
« on: May 19, 2021, 08:03:05 am »
American Apple Sauce Cake
Ingredients
1 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
2 cups sugar - I reduced this to just over 1
2½ cups unsweetened apple puree ( I peeled, cored and sliced some apples and popped them into the thermomix. When they were cooked I pureed them.
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon all spice
½ teaspoon salt
450g sultanas
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preparation
Preheat the oven to 180*.
Grease and line a 27cm tin.(springform if you have it)
In a large bowl mix together the butter, sugar, apple puree and vanilla.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, spices and salt.
Add to the wet ingredients and mix together.
Add the dried fruit and nuts. Stir until combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for around 50-60 minutes until cooked.
Cool in the tin on a wire rack.
This recipe was given to me by Trudy. I believe it may be from a Barossa Valley book or similar. It makes a very BIG cake but does freeze well.


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Chit Chat / Free ebooks
« on: February 22, 2021, 04:27:58 am »
Iíve just read an email to say that TM Essentials has free ebooks if anyone is interested.
https://www.tm-essentials.com.au/
The link is at the top of their page.

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