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Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Apricot Nectar???
« on: February 22, 2013, 02:40:22 pm »
Does anyone have an equivalent, here in the Uk, for this please? I am presuming it is not available here.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Basic Pannacotta
« on: February 15, 2013, 12:50:09 pm »
The only recipes I have for this pudding make about 8 or 10 portions.
 I would love to be able to test a recipe before giving it to friends to eat, so I'd only want to make about half the recipe. I'm sure there is someone clever enough to advise me about timings if I do this. I hasten to add that I have never made this dessert before so don't really know what to expect. If the worst comes to the worst, I will make the whole thing, but I hate waste and, even more, if it's good it will put a couple of inches on my already expanding waistline. Thanks so much.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / For Foods Sake
« on: February 13, 2013, 04:52:49 pm »
I live in the UK and would like to buy a copy of For Foods Sake by Tenina. Does anyone know if it is available in the UK? I don't fancy paying megabucks to have it posted from Australia.
Or maybe someone here in the Uk has a copy they'd like to sell?

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Hazelnut Cream?
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:15:54 pm »
Anyone know if this is available in the UK? Can you make it in the TM?

I've made this recipe about 4 times, but when I made it again yesterday, it was rather heavy and a bit soggy.(Tasted lovely though)
 Now, maybe I didn't cook it long enough, but I wondered if, when people make this, do they use the reverse button? The recipe I printed off says to use it, but the printing was very feint and I wonder if, when I have made it previously, I hadn't noticed the "reverse" sign and had made it without pressing that button. Would that make a lighter cake? Does anyone use the reverse button when making cakes?

Not sure but I think this is the cake referred to - JD

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Forgive My Ignorance !
« on: February 06, 2013, 03:14:59 pm »
As a new TM owner and a new maker of bread/pizza, I need to ask a question which sounds like I'm a complete idiot,I think,  so forgive me.
The question is: If I make bread dough or pizza dough (as I just have) do I have to bake it there and then?
Can I make it in advance and freeze it/store it in the fridge? If I can, I presume I have to do that after it has been through it's "proves" cycle. How long can I store it for? Will it spoil?
Maybe I can't freeze or refridgerate, but I thought I would ask you experts.
Thanks so much.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Halving a recipe?
« on: January 31, 2013, 04:48:55 pm »
I am finding that a lot of the recipes for the TM are for quite large quantities, great for a crowd etc, but as there's usually just hubbie and me, I would like to make less sometimes.
Is there a hard and fast rule about, say, cutting a recipes quantities in half, especially if heating is involved. Things like a lovely creme brulee recipe are hard to judge because of thickening etc. I wonder if anyone can give me some general guidelines? Thanks so much.

Recipe Requests / Stilton and Celery Soup?
« on: January 31, 2013, 01:50:24 pm »
May I ask if anyone has got a reliable recipe for celery & stilton soup please?
It's my favourite and I know the TM would make it beautifully. I just haven't got the courage to try making one up from a recipe conventionally made.

I have just made the sausage and apple risotto from the My Way Of Cooking recipe book. Although it tasted OK, there was absolutely no sign of the sausages or the apple when it was ready. So, basically, it was just flavoured rice, which, for a few mouthfulls was OK, but was a bit boring for a whole meal. I have checked and double checked the recipe and I followed it correctly, including using the reverse key etc.. Is this the way it should be? I hasten to add that I have never cooked a risotto before today (and won't be cooking one again) I'd welcome your comments..

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / First supper party ?
« on: January 24, 2013, 04:54:00 pm »
I have had my Tm for two whole weeks now and have some people coming to dinner on Saturday night that I really want to impress. (One of them is a potential TM buyer and very dear to me)
This will be the first time I have cooked for anyone, other than my husband, using my new TM.
I am going to make soup with bread rolls, then a quiche with salad and then a pudding. All done in the TM, I hope. My question is: can anyone recommend a reliable but delicious pudding that I could make earlier in the day or the day before?
 I have gathered loads of recipes from this lovely forum but just cannot choose between them, having never made most of them before. I don't mind if it's a hot or cold dessert. I know one of you clever owners will come up with a failsafe for me. Thanks so much.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Umami paste?
« on: January 21, 2013, 04:30:44 pm »
Can anyone tell me what this is and how it is made in the TM please?

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / The rolls were lovely.
« on: January 21, 2013, 02:02:53 pm »
At last, mostly thanks to this forum, I have made and eaten very good bread rolls. As per the advice I got here, I used the recipe called "Plain White Rolls, No Fuss".
I took the time to ensure the rolls doubled in size - twice - before I baked them. They were smashing, light but crunchy on the top & bottom. Thankyou all sooooooooo much.
Now, another question, I'm afraid. Can anyone recommend brown rolls/bread with nuts/ seeds, that will work as well as this white recipe? Could I use the same recipe, but substitute brown flour with a few seeds?
I have just made chocolate pots and am waiting for them to cool and set before tasting. Wow, I just love my new toy.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Please help me!
« on: January 18, 2013, 12:46:41 pm »
I've had my TM for a week now and everything I have made in it has been absolutely superb.........except bread/rolls.
 I have tried everything and the rolls are heavy and dense every time. Could someone who makes lovely bread dough, and there must be thousands of you, please help this dumb blond make decent bread.
I have tried using brown and white bread flour - admittedly the brown rolls are heavier, but the white ones were heavy too.
I have followed every recipe to the letter, but, still I have sub standard bread. It tastes nice but I wouldn't want to drop it on my foot!!!
 Should I use the oven at low temperature (35-40 degrees) to prove or should I not. Most recipes I have tried say to use the dough setting in the TM for about 2 minutes. Is that long enough? Is there a failsafe recipe that will go into real detail for us new TM owners? (I can't believe I am the only one having problems, or am I?
 I love bread and would so like to make something nice to eat with my scrumptious soup. Thankyou soooooooooooooooooooooooo much for any help you might be able to give me. I am so thrilled with my new baby and, apart from bread, it is excelling itself every time. Thankyou again for listening to me winge on about this problem. Luckily, the birds will love my latest attempt, it is snowing heavily here and they gobble up anything I put out for them.

Recipe Requests / Tried and tested chutney please?
« on: January 15, 2013, 04:52:32 pm »
Does anyone have a tried and tested chutney recipe for a very new, slightly nervous TM owner? I've never made chutney before, but I'm sure the Tm will make a superb job of it. Thanks so much.

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Thermoserver?
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:58:07 pm »
Does anyone know if these are available to buy in the UK please?
Thermomix UK do not stock them.

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