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Recipe Requests / Black Forest Gateau??
« on: October 20, 2013, 10:18:04 am »
Does anyone have a TM recipe for a true Black Forest Gateau please, made with the usual chocolate cake mix? I'd love to make one in my TM. It's hubby's favourite and his birthday is coming up. Thanks so much.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Crio Bru
« on: September 13, 2013, 06:47:53 pm »
I can't remember if I've asked this before, but as I wouldn't be able to remember any answer you gave me anyway (old age kicking in, I'm afraid) I'll ask again. Does anyone know if there's a UK equivalent to Crio Bru please? As far as I can ascertain, it's a mixture of coffee and chocolate?????

Does anyone know when her new book will be available for download please?

Recipe Requests / Red Onion Chutney?
« on: July 14, 2013, 03:20:14 pm »
Does anyone know where I might find a good red onion chutney recipe, using the TM please?

I bought my TM in January of this year and, since then, I have been puzzling about different cup sizes for recipes. The recipes on this forum are so fabulous I want to collect them all.

However, I was visiting a lovely cook shop here in the UK at the weekend and was told there is a difference between American & Australian "cup" sizes. I went to the shop to buy a set of measuring cups so that I could more easily use recipes for my beloved TM, but am now hesitating.

 Can anyone assure me what is what please? When using a recipe from this lovely forum, there is no telling which country it originates from. Am I just being stupid here? Is there an easy answer? When making cakes/puddings etc, I am so used to being very accurate with my ingredients.

Just made the chocolate tarts infused with coffee ........ just lovely. I made them in 4 inch tart cases with removable bases and having tasted one,  4 inch tart cases is too big for a portion of this lovely pudding.It's a very rich recipe. It has a lovely dark, creamy texture and, with a dollop of cream would be unbeatable.
The photograph shows them being made in little, boat shaped tins, but I didn't have any of those, so made do with what I did have. I shall now invest in some smaller tins.
 This dessert is a true chocoholics dream - rich dark chocolate cream with a lovely coffee flavour running through it. Very easy to make too. A real winner. Can't wait to make the next thing.

Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / I Love Chocolate I Love Thermomix
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:54:38 am »
Just got my new book and first impressions are  "Wow, amazing".
This book is a joy to sit down with and meander through - wonderful,varied recipes and photography to die for.
I am delighted so far, but, of course, the proof will be in the pudding, as they say, when I've had the chance to make a few things. Can't wait to play and put on a stone or three!
So far, so good.

Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Hollandaise sauce - Everyday cooking
« on: May 23, 2013, 06:24:13 pm »
Well, my beloved TM has really earned it's keep today.
We've had 10 guests to lunch and I made hollandaise sauce from this cookbook and was just amazed at how perfect this sauce was - both in taste and consistency. It took just 8 minutes, from scratch to putting a perfect sauce into my sauce boat.
It went with the salmon beautifully.
I also made lemon curd to add to creme fraiche for the pavlova topping and a lovely strawberry sauce, also from the same book, to pour over my lovely little pannacottas. I used Tenina's pannacotta recipe, as mentioned this week here, and was delighted with them. You don't get much easier or quicker than these.
The Thermomix was the star of the show today - without a doubt.
How could I ever have managed without it? To think that I took months to make up my mind to buy it???
It is a treasure and often gets a little kiss when I am drying it up after washing.I don't care who thinks I'm bonkers, I really love my new baby. Do give the hollandaise a go - the recipe is superb. Gone are the days of ditching curdled sauces! I am one happy bunny.

I have just tried to attach one of those little faces to my last post- shown in yellow when you are writing a message- but can't seem to do it. I have tried just clicking on one with the cursor where I want my smiley face to be, I have tried copy & paste, but nothing works. Could some kind (and knowledgable) soul advise me what I am doing wrong please?

Recipe Requests / Really good pannacotta?
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:46:18 am »
I have friends coming for lunch this week who are real foodies!!!  None of them have yet been introduced to my beloved TM either. I want to impress them with it. I'd love them to buy one too.

They think I am bonkers to part with so much money for a kitchen gadget (how wrong they are, it's worth every penny)

I have decided on pannacotta for desert, with fresh raspberries or strawberries. My question is: Does anyone have a TM recipe for pannacotta that they know is good?

It's such a delicate pud and I so want to impress my friends with a good one that I can proudly say was made in my new Thermomix. I've got a couple of recipes from this forum, but they are wildly different in their ingredients quantities etc, so I thought I'd ask you brilliant people for help in deciding. Is anyone a regular maker of this lovely pudding? Can you offer me some help? What do you make for a dessert when you want to show off your lovely TM??
Thanks so much.

Chit Chat / Masterchef.
« on: May 02, 2013, 09:11:50 am »
Did anyone in the UK see the Masterchef semi-final last night?
Larkin was preparing food in a three star Michelin Kitchen and, for part of the prep. he used a Thermomix to grind up frozen lemons.

Being a recent convert to the Thermomix, I was really chuffed to see it being chosen as kitchen equipment in a restaurant holding three Michelin stars.
What a wonderful advertisment for the beloved Thermomix eh?
Don't miss the final tonight. My money is on Natalie!!

Recipe Requests / Doughnuts
« on: April 23, 2013, 04:08:14 pm »
Just been to the supermarket and DRAGGED myself away from a huge tray of freshly baked doughnuts - sooooo tempting. Couldn't find any recipes for doughnuts here. May I ask if anyone has a TM recipe for doughnuts???? Probably a very dangerous thing to make, but there's nothing like a cup of tea and a fresh doughnut or three, is there?

Recipe Requests / Beetroot
« on: April 19, 2013, 10:10:00 am »
I have lots of vacuum packed beetroot - without vinegar- to use up. Has anyone got any ideas about recipes using this, sweet or savoury please? Thanks so much. I'd hate to waste it.

Suggestions and Complaints / Just wondering!
« on: March 23, 2013, 03:59:16 pm »
I love making cakes in the Thermomix and was wondering if anyone had tried that old fashioned recipe where you weigh the eggs (in their shells) 3 for an average cake, 4 for a large one,  and then use that weight for the flour, sugar and marge. Then all you do it blizt for a couple of minutes. I think that might work a treat in the TM. You could put the eggs, in their shells, in the TM and use it to weigh them too. I think I might try this next time I make a cake. How long do you think the mixture should be blitzed and on what speed? I don't think I am experienced enough to judge that just yet, but I'm sure you all are. I'd love to hear what you think.

Chit Chat / Sorry, can't contain myself.
« on: March 13, 2013, 07:14:22 pm »
I have had my Thermomix for about 2 months now and.................... I'm bursting to say this ,formally just once................... I love,love,love it. I follow this forum everyday and try to use my TM everyday too, but that's not always possible.
The Thermomix is my best buy OF ALL TIME - I just wish I had known about it years ago. I've always loved cooking, but I love it even more now. Such brilliant results from such a small machine. I am thrilled to bits with it and just want to say - if anyone is reading this and is thinking "Should I, shouldn't I?" - and can't bring themselves to spend what seems like a lot of money on what appears to be yet another kitchen gadget - just do it. This machine is worth every single penny.
I looked and thought and looked and thought, for many weeks before I finally did the deed - it was the best thing I ever did.I also owe a huge thankyou to all you regular contributors to this forum - you have helped me and encouraged me sooooooooo much. I wouldn't be without you. Thankyou.
Sorry I've gone on a bit, but I'm not going to apologise for this outburst, I really needed to say it. Thanks everyone.

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