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Main Dishes / Bacon Leek and Camembert Risotto
« on: March 03, 2013, 08:00:37 am »
Serves 4
Converted from

4 tablespoons (60 g) unsalted butter
1 onion
1 clove garlic
2 leeks, white parts only, sliced
1 1/2 cups (300 g) risotto rice (Arborio rice)
1 cup (240 ml) dry white wine
1 liter good-quality vegetable or chicken stock
6 to 8 slices of bacon or pancetta, depending on how thickly cut the bacon is
8 oz (225 g) Camembert cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chop garlic, leek and onion for 7 seconds on speed 6-7.
Add butter and saute for 2 minutes, 100° speed 1 with MC off.
Add rice and wine and saute for 2 minutes, 100° reverse speed 1.
Add stock or 1 tbsp vege stock and 1 liter water and cook for 16-17 minutes on 100C, reverse and speed 1.
While the risotto is cooking, heat a frying pan and cook the bacon or pancetta until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

When the risotto is done, mix in the Camembert cheese 30 seconds Reverse Speed 4.

Add bacon and mix 30 seconds Reverse Speed 4.

Divide between 4 serving bowls or plates, add seasoning to taste and serve immediately.

Chit Chat / Sorry for my absence
« on: December 28, 2012, 08:56:44 pm »
Sorry I haven't been on here for awhile. It has been a very difficult and hectic year. As you all know my best friend and father both passed away within a month of each other. Changes at my job, made me think about continuing working there. Let's just say I resigned in October and now work full time in our business. My mum has just moved house and my brother lost his job and has moved back in with mum. DS has had some trouble keeping up at school, but I am happy to report that with his teacher and I working together, he is nearly back at grade level.

Hopefully 2013 will be a better year for us, and I will be able to contribute to this wonderful forum more.

Thanks DG x

Desserts / Custard Tarts
« on: July 14, 2012, 02:18:02 am »
The recipe on RoboGourmet says to use the short crust pastry from EDC and blind bake.
If I used the cream cheese pastry would I still need to blind bake? Have never blind baked before.

Non Thermomix Recipes / Skittles Vodka
« on: July 05, 2012, 09:43:14 pm »
Saw this on fb and thought it was pretty cool.

Non Thermomix Recipes / Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken
« on: July 02, 2012, 11:52:13 pm »
I just got a whole chicken out of the freezer to cook in my new PC tonight. Does anyone have a nice recipe I can use?

DG x

Chit Chat / Missing pages
« on: June 27, 2012, 01:27:24 am »
I am using tapatalk HD and some of the topics I am reading are missing pages. Is anyone else having this problem. It is also crashing a lot.
Thanks DG x

Chit Chat / Cake Push Pops
« on: May 20, 2012, 01:52:36 am »
I am going to buy some these after seeing the lovely creations Maddy has made with them. Where do you get these from?
Here is one of Maddys creations.

Thanks DG xxxx

Cakes / Caramel Butter Cake
« on: May 13, 2012, 01:28:21 am »
I have run out of white sugar and was looking for a cake recipe using brown sugar. I remembered I had this recipe from a Woman's Weekly Cookbook. So I converted it.

125 gram butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
200 gram brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup SR flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup milk


Grease and line a round cake tin.
Preheat oven 180 degrees.
Cream butter, vanilla and sugar on Speed 4 for 1 minute.
Add eggs and beat again for another minute Speed 4.
Beat in golden syrup 30 seconds Speed 4.
Add sifted dry ingredients and milk and beat reverse speed 4 for 1 minute.
Pour into prepared cake tin.
Bake 50 minutes.
Allow to cool and ice with caramel icing.

Caramel Icing

60g butter
110g soft brown sugar
2tbs milk
120g icing sugar

Place butter, sugar and milk in TMX bowl
Cook at 100C, 8min, Speed 1
Add icing sugar
Mix 10 sec, Speed 4
Pour over cake, using a spatula to gently spread as necessary.

I went to change my pic from smurfette to a pic of me. On iPad it won't let me choose file. Does anyone know how to do this?

Recipe Requests / Berry Muffins
« on: May 05, 2012, 10:55:24 pm »
Does anyone have a recipe for muffins with frozen mixed berries in them? Or do you know how much berries I would add to a basic muffin mix and can they be added frozen?
Thanks DG xxx

Chit Chat / Good Teachers
« on: April 24, 2012, 07:51:06 am »
Today I had a quick talk to DS teacher who is worried about DS. Today she tested all the kids in DS class and they are all progressing well, except for DS. She is concerned and has asked for me to meet with her next Tuesday afternoon.
Today DS went to school without any Ritalin (he hasn't had Ritalin since school holidays started) and his teacher said he was fine without it and she didn't notice he hadn't had it. His paedatrician believes he has ADHD but his teacher and I both believe that's not the case. We think it is more like Sensory Processing Disorder or high functioning autism.
Does anyone know much about these?
It is so upsetting seeing your little one struggle with things and some of his peers like to pick on him because of it. He stutters, has fine and gross motor skill problems, reading problems, fussy with food textures, dislikes water on his face and is not a risk taker (more cautious) and doesn't like trying new things. He is extra clingy to me and I cannot go to school without leaving him in tears, clinging to my leg. He is nearly 8 and this is very unusual for his age.
I am so glad he has a great teacher this year who is trying to find out how he learns best and even mentioned getting an aide to help him.
I just don't know what to do. I want to do what's best for him but don't know where to start.


Main Dishes / Mexican Bake
« on: April 08, 2012, 01:56:37 am »
Adapted from the book Simple Dinners. This is always a winner in our house and can be made with chicken mince.

3/4 cup rice
300 gram can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed well
3 1/2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
500 gram mince
50 gram bacon
1 clove garlic
1 onion quartered
2 x 200 gram jars taco sauce
2 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven 180° C.
Lightly grease casserole dish.
Add water to TMX and rice to basket. Cook 15 minutes at Varoma temp on speed 4.
Once cooked, combine the kidney beans and coriander to rice and place in casserole dish and lightly press down.
Add onion, garlic and bacon into TMX bowl and chop for 3 seconds speed 5. Add oil and sauté for 3 minutes at 100° C on speed 1.
Add mince and cook for 10 minutes at Varoma temperature on Reverse + speed soft.
Add salsa and cook for a further 15 minutes. Leave MC in lid in inclined position to prevent spitting.

To assemble spread 1/2 cheese over rice then spread mince mixture on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and cover.

Bake 35 minutes until mixture is bubbling and cheese is melted and golden brown.

Serve with a good dollop of sour cream.

members' comments

faffa - loved by all.  DH declared it a keeper. I used brown rice (so cooked it for 30 min) and also used the Taco Sauce recipe that JD linked to (added a capsicum and some paprika to the taco sauce, still found the taco sauce a little lacking so going to try taking out the cayenne pepper next time and adding in a red chilli instead - this didn't detract from the recipe, DH was just looking for that bit extra zingy flavour. I had some original flavoured organic corn chips here that needed using up so sprinkled them on top before I put the cheese on and also served it with avocado.

Bubbles - I made this tonight using left over mince mixture from JulieO's Beef Enchiladas. I added an additional can of kidney beans to the mince mixture and also served it with corn chips and avocado - delicious! Thank you!

Kissmypixel - a definite make again recipe for me. My DH scoffed it down and is impressed as he hasn't really like many of the recipes I've done as they are to saucy. This got the thumbs up.

Moo2 - This was lovely and very easy. Thanks DG.

JD - We had this with some steamed vegies - thanks for posting this recipe DG, it went down very well.  I made 1/2 quantity for the 2 of us.

helbels - very tasty (if filling!) and made enough for 4. The only thing we did differently was to add 1/4 tsp chili, which is just as well as it would have  been very mild without it.

maddy - Enjoyed, just made a couple of changes. Used  frozen corn & parsley in the rice, 700g mince and I made Julie's Enchilada sauce, instead of the salsa. Topped with guacamole & sour cream.

Chit Chat / Thank You
« on: March 24, 2012, 10:57:14 pm »
Thank you all for your love and thoughts during the last few months. I am so sorry I have been away for awhile, but hopefully things will get back to normal and I can spend more time on here again.

I accidentally deleted all unread messages, so if anyone can let me know of any good recipes posted lately, I would really appreciate it.

Also, to all the newcomers, I wish you all a very warm welcome and hope you enjoy your time on here and with your thermomix or thermochef.

Once again thank you and take care

DG  :-*

Cakes / Oat and Fruit Slice
« on: January 28, 2012, 11:06:24 pm »
This recipe was adapted from the Meadow Lea site.

Name of Recipe: Oat and Fruit Slice

Number of People: 15 pieces


125g butter
½ cup brown sugar (firmly packed) (100g)
¼ cup golden syrup (70g)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
½ cup self raising flour (70g)
½ cup plain flour (70g)
1 cup rolled oats (not instant) (120g)
½ cup desiccated coconut (30g)
1/3 cup dried apricots (75g)
½ cup milk choc bits (100g)


Preheat oven to 170ºC. Grease a 28cm x 18cm x 3cm slice pan and line base with non-stick baking paper.

Place dried apricots into  *: and turbo a couple times until chopped. Remove from  *: and rinse  *:.

Place butter, sugar, golden syrup and vanilla into  *: and beat speed 4 until combined (20 seconds). Add eggs, one at a time, beating well speed 4 for 5 seconds between each addition.

Add flours to creamed mixture along with remaining ingredients and stir  :-: 3 speed 3 for 20 seconds to combine.

Pour into prepared pan and level with the back of a spoon. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool in pan 5 minutes, then run a butter knife around the inside edges of the pan to loosen the sides. Turn slice out onto a wire rack to cool, then upturn onto a cutting board and slice into 15 pieces.


Don't know how to attach sorry


Any type of dried fruit would work. Next time I might add some dried apple and paw paw.

members' cmments

Obbie -  I doubled the recipe. Verdict:  Yum, so good, will be making this again for sure.

cookie - It's lovely. Quite healthy too. I always have to adjust cooking times for my oven.

CarolineW - My family has one word for you - yum! It's a huge hit with all.  Thanks so much for sharing.  he only tweak I did was to used 2 thirds coconut and 1 third flaked almonds.

JD - ours turned out very dry and crumbly - tasted fine but I don't know what the problem was.  I put out all the ingredients for him(GS) and nothing was left out, he pushed all the right buttons and did things correctly. Temp & time adhered to as well. 

Thermo18 - DG made this today, and used dried craisins instead apricots only because that's what I had in cupboard, also like Caroline W I added some flaked almonds, yum  yum.

mcmich - Smells wonderful, can't wait to try it. DH is taking it for work.

MamaMix - I really enjoyed this, thanks!! After leaving it in the pan for 5 minutes and taking it out it was sooo crumbly I was sure I'd failed. But it hardened up nicely as it cooled down and it's delicious the day after. Really nice recipe, will be making it again.

Tam - Thanks for this slice....... after reading some comments about it being a bit crumbly I reduced the coconut and the result is fantastic.  Still a cake like slice but my girls love it.  I swapped apricots for dates and  threw in some sunflower seeds.  My MIL is going to love them too!!!!  I also used rapadura so I'm figuring they're kinda healthy!!!

KathD11 -  it was soooo delicious I am sending the leftovers with DH to work tomorrow, I ate way too much today. I put 30 g slivered almonds in instead of the coconut and didn't have choc bits so added choc melts in with the apricot and pulsed it a few times.

MelT30 - Big Thumbs up! I used Craisins instead and it tastes delicious. Here's hoping the kids feel the same when they get home from school!! Another lunch box item! Thank You!

Bread / Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls
« on: January 26, 2012, 01:28:00 am »
Can anyone tell me whether you melt the vegemite to make it more spreadable? and if so, how do you do this?

DG  :-*

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