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Non Thermomix Recipes / Boston Bun Loaf
« on: February 28, 2022, 11:16:09 pm »
This recipe came from a very old PWMU recipe book.

1/2 cup mashed potato
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mixed fruit
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 cups SR flour
Pinch salt

Mix the potatoes and sugar to a liquid, add milk and flour alternately and finally fruit.
Bake in a moderate oven for 30 mins.
Can be iced with plain icing if preferred.

Non Thermomix Recipes / GINGER FLUFF SPONGE
« on: November 03, 2021, 11:42:13 pm »

4 eggs
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup cornflour
2 dessertspoons plain flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon bi carb soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons cocoa
1 dessertspoon golden syrup

Pre heat the oven to 180 deg.
Sieve the dry ingredients together 3 times
Beat the eggs in  an electric mixer until thick and creamy and the mixture holds its shape
Gradually add the sugar a little at a time.  It should take about 15 - 20 mins to do this.
Lightly fold in the dry ingredients until just combined, I use a small hand whisk for this.
Lastly gently fold in the golden syrup.  Do not beat it in.

Pour the mixture into two greased and lined 8" (20cms) round cake tins and bake for 20 - 25 mins.
Turn out onto a teatowel covered cake rack and allow to cool.

Fill with cream
Ice with cinnamon or lemon icing or dust with icing sugar and top with finely diced glace ginger.

Non Thermomix Recipes / Sponge
« on: June 05, 2018, 01:26:09 am »
4 eggs
3/4 cup caster sugar (small measure)
3/4 cup cornflour
1 tablespoon custard powder
1 dessertspoon plain flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon carb soda

Pre heat the oven to 180 deg.
Sieve the dry ingredients together 3 times
Beat the eggs in  an electric mixer until thick and creamy and the mixture holds its shape
Gradually add the sugar a little at a time.  It should take about 15 - 20 mins to do this.
Lightly fold in the dry ingredients until just combined,   I use a small hand whisk for this.
Pour the mixture into two greased and lined 8" (20cms) round cake tins and bake for 20 - 25 mins.
Turn out onto a teatowel coverd cake rack and allow to cool.   I turn mine over again so the top is showing
Fill with jam and cream or sliced strawberries and cream.
Ice or decorate the top as you wish.

Non Thermomix Recipes / Braised Steak and Onions
« on: March 03, 2016, 12:42:43 am »
Braised Steak & Onions.  As requested by Astarra.

The original recipe came from Best Recipes.

1kg oyster blade steak, trimmed
Seasoned flour
2 tablespoons oil
60g butter
3 onions halved and thickly sliced
1 tablespoon flour extra
2 1/4 cups water -  I used less than this
1 or 2 beef stock cubes
1 teaspoon vegemite - I don't use this
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
Pinch of nutmeg.

Dust the steak lightly with the seasoned flour
Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the steaks well on each side.  Place in a dutch oven.  I dont have one of these so use a casserole dish
Repeat with the remaining steaks
Add butter to the frying pan and mix with the pan juices
Add the onions and cook until transparent, stir in the extra flour and cook for 2 mins.
Gradually add water and stock cubes, stir until the sauce boils and thickens a little.
Add vegemite if using, tomato paste and sauce
Pour the sauce over the meat, cover and cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

Cakes / Shortbread
« on: February 02, 2016, 02:15:19 am »

250g SR Flour
185g Butter
90g Sugar
60g Semolina or Ground Rice - I used semolina

1. Preheat oven to 200 deg. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
2. Put all the ingredients into the TM bowl and mix for 15 - 20 seconds on speed 6.
3. Set the dial to knead and knead on for 20 seconds or until the mixture comes together.
4.Tip the mixture onto a silmat and bring it together into a ball.  Wrap in cling wrap and put into the fridge for 1/2 hour.
5. Roll into a sausage shape and cut into pieces.
6. Place on baking trays and prick the tops with a fork.   Sprinkle with sugar if desired.

Turn the oven down to 150 deg and bake for 1/2 hour, then turn the oven down again to 120 deg and bake for a further 1/2 hour.

My oven temperature fluctuates so mine biscuits cooked a bit quicker than the stated time.

CHRISTMAS / Apricot & Almond Cheesecake Balls
« on: December 14, 2015, 07:58:27 am »
The recipe is from the Best Recipes site and made in the tmx.

Apricot & Almond Cheesecake Balls.

250g cream cheese softened
150g dried apricots
110g slivered almonds
150g white chocolate melted.  I did this in the microwave.

Place the almonds in the  *: and chop for a few seconds, you still want small pieces of almonds not powder.  Set aside.
Place the apricots into the  *: and chop 10 seconds speed 6 or until finely chopped.  Set aside
Place the cream cheese into the bowl and mix 20 seconds speed 5.
Add the apricot pieces and melted chocolate and mix 10 seconds speed 4.
Put the mixture into the fridge for about 15 mins. to harden up a little.
Roll teaspoons of mixture into balls and then roll them in the chopped almonds pressing the almonds on lightly so they stick.
Refigerate until firm.

Next time I think I will add the finely chopped almonds to the mixture and then roll the balls in coconut.

CHRISTMAS / Mini Chocolate Christmas Puddings
« on: December 15, 2014, 08:53:44 am »
Mini Chocolate Christmas puddings

Recipe originally from the internet
I have altered the recipe slightly to suit what I had in the cupboard.


100 g butter diced

6 teaspoons golden syrup

3 teaspoons milk

150 g plain chocolate melted - I did this in the microwave

225 g digestive biscuits - I used chocolate ripple biscuits

50 g raisins

50 g glace cherries

40 g chopped hazelnuts - I used slivered almonds

50g white chocolate, melted

Extra glace cherries cut into small pieces for decoration


Crush the biscuits in the tmx until you have fine crumbs and set aside

Turbo the fruit and nuts for a few seconds but don't overdo them. Add to the biscuit crumbs -  no need to wash the bowl

Place the butter, syrup and milk in the tmx bowl to melt  1 min  80deg. speed 2

Add the melted chocolate to the melted butter etc and mix for a few seconds until combined.

Add the biscuits and fruit and mix on interval for 20 secs  or until combined.

Cover and leave in the fridge to chill for approx 1 hour or until firm and easy to handle.

Using a teaspoon, shape the mixture into rounds, repeating until you have used up all of the mixture.

Top the rounds with a little of the melted white chocolate. Decorate each with red and green  cherry pieces.

Chill for 30 min until the chocolate has set. Serve in petit four cases.

Cakes / Boiled Carrot Loaf with photo
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:17:57 am »
Converted from an AWW recipe book

1 Large carrot (approx 140g) roughly chopped
150g Sultanas
150g Water
110g Caster Sugar
30g Butter
1/2 Teaspoon each of Cinnamon & Nutmeg
110g Self Raising Flour
110g Plain Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Bicarb Soda
50g Chopped Walnuts - I used Pecans


Grease and line a loaf tin
Place carrot in TM bowl and chop 5 seconds, speed 5.
Add water, caster sugar, butter, sultanas and spices.  Set dial 90 deg  10 mins speed 1reverse.
Set aside and allow to cool for about 1 hour.
Add flour, bicarb soda and nuts.   Mix for 5 secs speed 1 reverse.
Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake in preheated oven 180deg for about 1 hour.  Stand for 5 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.  Can be served buttered.

Non Thermomix Recipes / Beetroot caviar
« on: June 25, 2014, 10:22:44 am »
I made this beetroot cavair this afternoon and then did some pikelets to put it on.

There is a little bit too much garlic in it for my taste but other than that it was quite nice.

Cakes / Lemon or Vanilla Iced Coconut Slice
« on: March 19, 2014, 02:53:51 am »
Lemon or Vanilla Iced Coconut Slice

This is a recipe I have been making for a long time now and I'm not sure where it came from originally. Maybe a friend or maybe from a magazine. 


125g butter

125g sugar - I used a bit less

1/2 cup milk

2 small eggs

1 cup SR flour

1 cup coconut


Pre heat oven to 180 deg.

Place butter into  *: and melt 2 minutes 60 deg speed 4

Add the sugar, milk and eggs and mix 30 seconds Speed 4

Add SR flour and coconut and mix 30 seconds speed 4

Scrape down the sides and beat a further 30 seconds speed 4 if necessary.

Pour mixture into a lamington tray lined with baking paper.  Mine measured 17cms by 27cms.

Bake 25 mins.

When cool ice with either lemon icing or vanilla icing and sprinkle with a little bit of coconut.

Cakes / GINGER CAKE with photo
« on: March 12, 2014, 03:38:20 am »

This recipe is converted from the Best Recipes web site and is my first conversion.


170 g butter
120 g raw sugar
210 g golden syrup
340 g SR flour
1 dessertspoon ginger
1 dessertspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons bicarb soda
2 eggs
225 mls milk
1 tablespoon vinegar


Place sugar in the TM bowl and mill 2 seconds on speed 10

Add butter and golden syrup and melt 2 minutes 60 deg speed 3

Add remaining ingredients  and mix 30 seconds speed 5

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix a further 30 seconds speed 5 until the mixture is nice and smooth.

Pour into a greased ring tin and bake at 180 deg C for 35 mins

The cake can be iced with lemon icing or left plain.

member's comments
Katiej- I made this cake today. After melting the butter and golden syrup for the 2 minutes, I scraped down the sides of the bowl and then gave it another 30 seconds as my butter wasn't completed melted (I did use really cold butter straight from the fridge though).
I made lemon icing as suggested and it really compliments the cake.

It's a lovely cake and reminds me of my childhood. Thanks for the recipe Mab!

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Spring Onions
« on: December 31, 2013, 03:29:43 am »
A friend has just given me 3 huge bundles of spring onions.  Any suggestions on what to do with them other than in a salad.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Risotto
« on: December 30, 2013, 01:25:25 am »
I want to make Chelsea's Honey Baked Pumpkin Risotto.  Is it possible to make half quantity and if so how much water do I use?  I think I read somewhere about not reducing the liquid in risottos but wouldn't this make the risotto too runny

Recipe Requests / Silverbeet Recipes
« on: December 05, 2013, 08:45:21 am »
A friend gave me a huge bunch of silverbeet and spring onions today.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to cook with them. Thanks.

Recipe Requests / Curried Rhubarb Relish
« on: September 02, 2013, 08:12:00 am »
Hi everyone.

I am looking for a recipe for curried rhubarb relish.  I was given a jar of this recently and it was so nice that I  would like to make some for myself.

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