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Chit Chat / TM6 question
« on: August 09, 2019, 10:23:00 pm »
Hello everyone, itís been quite some time since Iíve popped in and asked a question but I am doing a bit of research. I am wondering whether to purchase a TM5 second hand or go with the TM6. I am going to go to a cooking class to see it demonstrated but obviously they will try and sell me a TM6. The reason that Iím hesitating purchasing a TM6 is I like to convert my own recipes and my much used TM31 allows me to do this, but can I only use Cookidoo recipes to access some of the TM6 functions?

Thanks for any advice  :)

Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Quiche Lorraine MWOC pg 126
« on: January 24, 2013, 08:12:48 pm »
I made this last night and it was delicious, the pastry is simple and the eggy cheese mixture a classic simple one with an amazing smooth creamy texture. I substituted the cheddar cheese for the gruyere and plain cream for the creme fraiche. Will definately make again 4/5  :)

Chit Chat / Recipe Storage Idea
« on: August 31, 2012, 09:44:01 pm »
For those of us who like to print off recipes, finding ways to store them can be a challenge but I may have found the solution:

Sharon x

Simple question, how long does the thermoserver keep food hot?

Made these this morning, delicious  :D

Very soft and light and if the thought of dates puts you off ( my teens groaned when they heard I was putting dates in muffins) they are whizzed up into a pulp and you would never know they were there  ;)  A nice caramel sauce and you would also have a lovely dessert muffin.  Makes 12 medium sized muffins

Will definately make again 5/5

Starters and Snacks / The Perfect Saveloy
« on: May 31, 2012, 02:13:51 am »
Name of Recipe: The Perfect Sav
Number of People: 4 - 6
Ingredients: 8 saveloys

You either love them or hate them but we actually enjoy a saveloy in bread with tomato sauce on a Friday night in the middle of winter, but trying to cook them so that the skins don't break and turn into a pot full of broken saveloy bits is near impossible. Then last Friday night a light bulb moment, why not try them in the varoma!  They were perfect!

Place 8 saveloys in the varoma, I use 4 on the base and place the other 4 over the top over the ones below but in the other direction, fill  *: with 750g water and cook on varoma, speed 2 for 20 minutes. 

cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your saveloys

Jams and Chutneys / Cherry Jam Recipe?
« on: February 15, 2012, 10:01:13 pm »
Hi!!  I have some lovely cherries and would like to make some jam, has anyone made cherry jam successfully in TM? Or do I just use the strawberry jam recipe from EDC and replace the strawberries with cherries?  I make jam the old fashioned stove top way but am yet to venture into making it in the TM  :-\


Cakes / Family-Sized Buttery Vanilla Cake
« on: January 23, 2012, 01:47:04 am »
This is my favourite 'lunch box' cake as it is a nice big cake that lasts all week, very buttery and yummy, it is taken from the Women's Weekly Quick-Mix Cakes cookbook.

Name of Recipe: Family-Sized Buttery Vanilla Cake

250g butter, chopped
2 tsp vanilla extract
440g castor sugar
4 eggs
300g self-raising flour
40g custard powder
250g milk


Grease a deep 23cm square cake pan, line base and sides with baking paper. Combine all ingredients in  *: speed 4 for about 1 minute, increase speed to 6 and mix for approximately 1- 2  minutes until mixture is smooth and changed in colour.  Spread into prepared pan. Bake in moderately slow oven 160oC ( I use 150oC fan-forced) about 1 1/4 hours.  Stand 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.  Dust cold cake with icing sugar, if desired.

members' comments

cookie - I make this a lot. I have had it called a Hi-light Cake. Sometimes I use cocoa instead of the custard powder to make it a chocolate cake, it's really nice.

CC - Look what I made in my new cake tin using your recipe Knittercook. It fitted perfectly and tastes wonderful. I did chicken out of mixing it in my TM though and used my old Kenwood Chef.

Lilli33 -  Cake was a big hit and I think I will add to my standard yummy cakes. Especially for school!!! Thanks again, was a real hit, we all loved it.

Hally - I made this once & it was a disaster, one side overcooked, other side not cooked.

Chit Chat / Womens Weekly Quick-Mix Cakes
« on: January 21, 2012, 05:17:56 am »
I am loving making cakes in my TMX and recently re-discovered the Womens Weekly Quick-Mix Cake book which had been sitting on my shelf gathering dust.

There is a whole section on one bowl method cakes and these are perfect for the TMX, especially as the ingredients have already been converted into grams.  Today I made the family sized vanilla butter cake, a very yummy buttery cake, great for lunch boxes. Not sure if it is still in print but there are a couple on ebay.


Chit Chat / A Strange Request
« on: January 18, 2012, 02:20:02 am »
I was wondering if someone could kindly pm me the butter chicken recipe from the EDC, well the ingredients actually, you see my recipe book had a little accident last night (someone who shall remain unknown left it sitting on kitchen bench folded open) water must have been spilt.  Page stuck to kitchen bench and I lost the top half of the recipe  :'( :'( :'(

thank you,

Condiments and Sauces / Satay Sauce
« on: January 11, 2012, 08:42:21 pm »
Name of Recipe: Satay Sauce

Number of People: 6


2 tbs olive oil
2 onions
4 cloves garlic
2 mild chillies or 3 tsp chilli powder
4 tbs lemon juice
500g water
4 tsp soy sauce
6 tbs crunchy peanut butter
3 tsp curry powder

Chop onion, garlic and chilli (if using powder this will be added later) in  *: for 7 seconds, speed 7
add oil and saute 2 minutes, 100c, speed 1
Add all other ingredients (including chilli powder if using) and cook 10 minutes,  :-: ,100c, speed 1

will add photo next time I make some

If you prefer a milder sauce the chilli can be omitted

I have been making these for years the old fashioned way, using a special grater attachment on my mandolin which always resulted in a lot of hard work and the smell of the starchy water, yuk!  So I was hoping that this version would work so I could say goodbye to the old method, and it did  ;D

I didn't add the lemon juice as my original recipe didn't use it and it was quite ok without, the oats actually made the mixture white and I think they are there to eliminate the starchy watery problem that grating causes.  I only grated for 10 seconds and that was enough, any longer and they wouldn't have been the texture of my originals, I also added season-all salt to jazz up the flavour a bit as 1 tsp of salt for that amount of potatoes wouldn't have been enough.

They fried up beautifully and kept their shape much better than the grated version, probably due to the flour and oats and they tasted delicious, served with marinated (made in the TMX of course) steak and salad, the perfect summer meal.

Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Winter Vegetable soup MWOC
« on: July 21, 2011, 07:31:54 am »
Just made this soup and it is delicious  ;D

Very wholesome and the texture is brilliant with the cooked pieces of cabbage stirred through the pureed soup.  I will definately be adding this to my favourites to make again.


Chit Chat / My First Meal
« on: May 19, 2011, 10:33:16 am »
Yay!! Thermie arrived today  ;D

So after the demo and everyone went home, it was time to feed the family well decided to dip my toe in the water and made pumpkin soup and chocolate custard from the EDC, wow!!

So quick, so easy and so yummy, there were 6 of us and we were well satisfied as I did have some frozen leftover pizza which I reheated to have with the soup.  I can see a lot more delicious food prepared in this kitchen from now on.


Introduce Yourself / Now to convince the DH
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:07:20 am »
Hi everyone, been lurking for a while and have decided to register and become a part of this great community!

As yet I do not own a Thermomix but hope to change that soon, just have to convince the husband that I will use it and that it is worth the money, which we all know it is but.......

Anyhow in the mean time I am printing off recipes that I want to try and saving my hard earned cash  :P

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