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Chit Chat / Golden paste?
« on: November 12, 2016, 02:40:34 pm »
I made a batch of golden paste this week made with turmeric and today wondered if anyone had made it in the TM?

Ive had a chronic shoulder and am trying it for anti-inflammatory purposes.
Found all the info here and on the FB TUG group and wondered if anyone else makes it or uses it? I tried searching the forum but nothing came up.

thanks v much
DJ x

Recipe Requests / Turmeric tea???
« on: March 22, 2016, 01:36:51 pm »
Has anyone a good recipe for Turmeric tea please plus any other info on this drink?
 cheers DJ

News about Thermomix / UK cook book
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:14:24 pm »

Chit Chat / Processed food horrors
« on: March 04, 2015, 07:51:03 am »
From today's paper, it's not a good read.

Thought some members might be interested.

Bread / Dark rye bread
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:51:28 pm »
This looks really interesting and would be easy to convert.

Putting then link on now and when I get time I will make and report. Some of the keener bakers may want to be first to try!

Cakes / Banana, oat and date slice (gluten and dairy free)
« on: January 13, 2015, 06:25:48 pm »
I made this today for a friend based on this recipe. It is sugar, gluten and dairy free. I added in seeds and nuts.

I forgot the vanilla, but it still tastes good.

I used 175 gms dates, chopped in  *:
Added 3 medium mashed bananas
Added 80g olive oil and 190g porridge oats
Added 1T flaked almonds, pepitas and sunflower seeds.
Mixed on reverse  ^^ until mixed.
Waited ten minutes, spread into baking tin, sprinkled 1T flaked almonds, pepitas and sunflower seeds on top.
Baked 165'C fan oven 35-40 minutes. Cut into 20 squares.  (134 calls per square)


Here is a pic

Chit Chat / How to make a simple pizza oven outdoors....
« on: January 02, 2015, 09:31:10 pm »
Saw this on TV tonight, brilliant and not too expensive.
On Jamie and Jimmy's Friday night feasts..


Bread / Piroshki
« on: November 29, 2014, 07:29:39 pm »
Made these tonight, piroshki. They are like pastry pasties made with yeast and very delicious. Easy to do.
I filled them with leftover roast chicken, and gently sweated onions, garlic, mushroom, and red pepper with sprinkled fajita mix and a couple of spoonfuls of leftover gravy. DH's had extra red chilli in, with poppy seeds on the top marking his.

The dough is much easier to work with than pastry to roll out and crimp.

Here is the recipe for the dough:

I used a mix of spelt and 00 flour in place of the wholemeal as I had none. I used ordinary plain flour too.

I used  *: to rub the fat in, then added most of the egg, the yeast and water, and then mixed on  ::. I had to add quite a bit more water then kneaded 2 mins.

Then proceed as per recipe rising an hour, then rolling out, filling and proof again.

They were yummy, and cheap. One medium chicken this week has fed us for three meals with four more Piroshki each in the freezer and there will be soup tomorrow. .

Try them

Bread / Back to the bread machine help please.
« on: September 05, 2014, 05:08:01 pm »
Owing to current circumstances of DH cancer treatments I am struggling to find time for cooking much and baking bread in particular.

I have an old Panasonic bread machine somewhere and will dig it out if any of the kind forum members can help me 'Un inventing' the bread recipes to go back into a bread machine. I am not sure if it has a bake only option, but wondered if we can still get yummy bread with little effort. There is another machine too, so I will find them when I am next in the attic and decide which one to use.

I thought about starting it in  *: as I only have traditional dried yeast, not fast action, then transferring the dough to the  bread machine for proofing and baking. Do you think that'll work?

A malted seeded one would be good, and maybe a brown and then a white one.
I sort of hope if I get going with this again I will go back to traditional baking when I have time.

Anyways be glad of help and advice as I feel sure this has been done before. I know chookie had a fruit loaf to cook on a bake only option, but I don't yet know if there is a B O option.

There is very good bread to buy 9 miles away, and I do buy several loaves at a time and freeze but once we start the next round of treatment even this becomes difficult to achieve.

Thanks in advance xxxx

Chit Chat / New twist to old favourites fudge and ice cream
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:52:26 pm »
These recipes look amazing, think Quirky Jo....

Fudge, brownies and ice cream... Green ice cream! 

See what you think and enjoy x

CHRISTMAS / Fudge ideas /wrapping ideas
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:34:01 pm »
Seen this today

A few new fudge recipes, haven't tried them. I know they are not technically *: ones but would convert easily.

Also different ideas of slicing and packaging.


Chit Chat / Natural cleaners
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:39:37 pm »

Recipe Requests / Calippo style lollie fillings
« on: July 31, 2014, 11:05:01 pm »
Just ordered these to help someone who can't eat

Please post recipe suggestions with as much goodness and low sugar as possible.

Has anyone mixed juice and yogurt etc

Could you put ice cream in them if so which recipe.

Will make a separate post in the shopping thread also

Cakes / NO sugar cookies, healthy and yummy!
« on: May 13, 2014, 05:42:10 pm »
This will be great for lunch boxes.

Here's what I found today only two ingredients

However I used
1 CUP porridge oats, slightly pulverised in  *: with some added oat bran.
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp chia seeds, soaked in 4 tsp water
Handful desisted coconut,
Handful flaked almonds
Handful dried blueberries.  
( small handfuls)
2 bananas

Mixed pulverised oats, cinnamon and 2 bananas in  *: speed 3 until mixed, and added in extra ingredients on  :-: ^^

Teaspoonful dropped on to trays. One whole unbleached almond on each one. Flattened with bottom of a mug (bit sticky)
Baked 160' fan until done. Made about 21.
Turned over to crisp the bottoms.

Consistency different to normal cookies, but very yummy and guilt free.

Try your own varieties, dried fruits, peanut butter, choc chips, grated carrot, grated apple.
I think applesauce works if you don't like/have banana.
There are lots of comments on the webpage I've linked.

Happy baking!

Breakfast / DJ's muesli
« on: April 08, 2014, 10:03:13 pm »
We have this every day and love it. It is sugar free.

It contains spelt and oats, coconut and walnuts and no wheat.

It can be mixed on reverse or in a bowl.

I usually make double quantity and have weighed the double quantity (in brackets) for those that like weights rather than cups.

3/4 cup rolled spelt (170g)
2 cups jumbo oats (380g)
1 & 1/2 cups porridge oats (340g)
1/2 cup coconut flakes (60g)
1/3 cup small walnut pieces (90)
1/3 cup flaked almonds (70g)

This is the base that stores well. You could vary the nuts.

The extra added part is a mix of
Goji berries
Pistachios or other nuts
Blitzed to powder and stored in fridge. Add 1 heaped dessert spoon to serving of muesli each morning. Be sure to use a clean storage jar with each batch.

I vary the quantities. Usually the most linseed then goji then nuts.
Use more linseeds for omega oils and more nuts for vitamin e.

Hope you enjoy as much as we do.
We serve with added fruit, often defrosted blueberries.

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