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Introduce Yourself / Re: "Newbie"
« on: August 26, 2009, 08:00:33 am »
I talk to myself as I read the recipe and do what I have to do - sure others would think I was going around the twist. 

HA!  Thought I was the only one that did that, I prefer being on my own too.  ;D

Hello and welcome Skinnycook.  :)

Main Dishes / Re: first contribution - lasagna
« on: August 26, 2009, 07:56:32 am »
Sounds nice Pammo, a must try for me.  :)

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: August 25, 2009, 08:57:35 am »
I did cook for 7 mins on 100o,in the oil, but I didn't add water. 

Vegetarian / Re: Broccoli Terrine (Timbales)
« on: August 25, 2009, 08:53:42 am »
The orange ones were carrot - I converted recipes from an old cookbook before i found that the Ful Steam Ahead cookbook has the broccoli timables.  Think it was similar - but maybe not the cream?  have to check

Thanks for that.  :)

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: August 25, 2009, 08:49:40 am »
I made the Pea & Ham soup from the EDC earlier, more as a trial to see how it turns out as I couldn't imagine it being as nice as when I cook it on the stove top for a couple of hours, but I was wrong.  It was really nice. 

I didn't have a leek, so used a large onion instead of the 1/4 leek + small onion, and I needed to cook for about 15/20 mins longer, and I turned the heat up from 100oC to Varoma for a few mins as it didn't seem to be hot enough, then when it started bubbling out the top, I reduced back to 100o

After doing a taste test I felt it needed something, so I added an extra 2 tblsp veg concentrate (the leek & onion veg conc one) and cooked a further few mins.  When I was happy with the taste, I blended for a few seconds to make it pretty smooth and slightly thick.  I was very impressed, and everyone had a taste and liked it so this will be our tea tonight with some fresh rolls. 

I think next time I will revert to my usual method of frying off the onions (garlic and bacon too in this case) in a frypan first as I do think it gives dishes a nicer flavour, but saying that, today I did it in the TM and it still turned out good ;D

Vegetarian / Re: Broccoli Terrine (Timbales)
« on: August 25, 2009, 08:26:56 am »
These sound  really nice Judy and thanks for the tip of them tasting better the next day, I'll keep that in mind. :)

Thermomixer, love your photo, they look great, has made me want to make them too.  ;D  Are the orange ones pumpkin?


Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: August 25, 2009, 02:34:07 am »
I'm glad you enjoyed it Bron, but  I really can't take credit for it.  I've been trying to find the post of who suggested the soy/honey combo but am unable to find it.  So please whoever it is, thankyou for that suggestion.   :)

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: August 24, 2009, 02:15:04 pm »
Here you go Bron, it's from the EDC, but the soy/honey was a recommendation from this forum and it was lovely.

30g olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1-2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled
500g mixed veg (eg cabbage, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, snowpeas, red cap, chopped or sliced - I didn't use mushrooms, but used green beans, cut into pieces)
˝ tsp salt (didn’t add because was using soy sauce, even tho it was salt reduced)
2 tblsp oyster sauce or soy sauce (I used 1 tblsp soy + 1 tblsp honey instead)
1 small dried chilli (to taste)

PREPARATION: using scales on TM, weigh veg as you cut them up until 500g has been reached.  Remove to a bowl.

Place oil into TM bowl and heat for 2 mins at Varoma temp on speed 1.

Add garlic and ginger, sauté and chop for 2 mins at 100oC on speed 4.

Add veg and program for 7-8 mins at 100oC on Reverse + speed soft, but after 3 mins cooking time add salt(if using) oyster sauce/soy + honey and chilli thru opening.

Serve with your favourite recipe or as a side dish to meat.

Mine wasn't too bad.  I wonder if it was because I used the ground LSA mix as I didn't have linseeds? BTW, ILB, I ordered the bread pan today from that place, hopefully it will arrive before the weekend.  Am dying to make another one.  ;D

Chit Chat / Re: Need Pavlova help !!!
« on: August 24, 2009, 02:53:08 am »
To 5 egg whites I add 1 1/4 cups sugar.

Recipe Requests / Re: Pancakes
« on: August 24, 2009, 02:46:01 am »
Marmee here you go, have included the blueberry sauce part of her recipe too as it's really nice too to serve with them.


Basic Pancake Mix 
600g plain flour
50g baking powder
2 tsp bicarb of soda
1 tsp salt
50g caster sugar

Combine all ingredients and keep in a container for whenever pancakes are required.

To each cup of the pancake mix, add 1 egg, 1 cup milk and 1 tblsp melted butter.  Whisk to combine and remove any lumps.

Blueberry Sauce
200g blueberries (fresh or frozen)
125ml maple syrup

Place both ingredients in a saucepan, stir to combine and cook over medium heat until thick.

Make pancakes and spoon a little of the blueberry sauce on top and a small dollop of thickened cream.

Tips and Tricks / Re: Thermomix Butter - photos
« on: August 24, 2009, 02:28:12 am »
To 600ml of cream, I now only add about 55g light olive oil to make it spreadable.  :)

Chit Chat / Re: Need Pavlova help !!!
« on: August 24, 2009, 02:22:14 am »
Unconundrum, looking at your picture and seeing the pav browning tells me that your oven was too hot.  Do you use an oven thermometer? You can pick them up cheaply and they tell the true temp of your oven.  We bought a new oven less than 2 years ago and noticed that food was cooking too quickly and over browning etc so I bought a thermometer and found my oven is actually running 40o C hotter than the dial says.  This helped me so much with things like cakes, pavs etc that need a more accurate temperature.  I also don't use the fan when making pavs and they turn out lovely and white.

I made one quite like yours with lemon curd and fruit on top a few months ago, loved the tartness of the curd with it. Can show you a photo if you want.

I imagine yours tasted good anyway but I can understand wanting to try and perfect it, don't give up, you've done very well for a first try.  :)

Special Diets / Re: Ghee
« on: August 23, 2009, 03:23:41 pm »
Sounds good ILB, but just to check, is that right that you cook it for one hour?

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: August 23, 2009, 02:14:41 pm »
Hey I vote we eat at JulieO's  ;D ;D ;D  -  great photos

 :D You're more than welcome!  :D

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