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Recipe Requests / Re: Carrot and Coriander soup ?
« on: May 04, 2010, 09:31:23 am »
Thank you very much Judy, I'll try that one tonight and will write a review !

Thank you very much Meganjane, I've just tried it and it worked fine !
Thanks again for the tip !


21.  drying with tea-towel Instruct customer how to dry with a tea-towel using reverse, speed 2 for 10 seconds.

Is it safe ? Has anyone tried it ? I was pondering if the hairdryer was the easiest way to dry the TMX and stumbled upon this...
I haven't had a home demonstration so this checklist is pretty handy...

Questions? Technical Issues? The Survival Guide / Book binding
« on: May 03, 2010, 12:22:12 pm »
Hello !
The Indian cookbook I ordered from England came with a spiral binding (on the left of the picture), whereas the French one I received with the Thermomix was a more "traditional" book (on the left of the picture) with a normal spine.
I really like the spirals : the book can stand on its own, stays open, etc... Really convenient.
Now, do all the English books come with spirals, or was I just lucky with the Indian one?
I'm debating which country to order the books from, taking into account spirals and shipping fees... :)

Recipe Requests / Carrot and Coriander soup ?
« on: May 03, 2010, 12:05:45 pm »
Hello !
I would like to make some carrot and coriander soup and wondered if anyone could give me a good recipe for it. Apparently there is one on page 71 of the Australian book but is definitely not in my French Thermomix book. Thought I'd ask here before I improvise...
Thank you very much !

Cakes / Marble Cake
« on: May 03, 2010, 11:32:41 am »
Name of recipe : Marble cake
Number of people : 2-4 (makes one cake, about 10" long, or about 12-14 slices)
Time : TMX ≃ 10 minutes, baking ≃ 45 minutes
Calories : ≃ 180 per slice  
Ingredients :      3 eggs
                             150g sugar
                             250g flour
                             1/4 cup of lukewarm water
                             1/2 cup oil
                             1 little sachet of baking powder  - see qty in posting below
                             1 little sachet of vanilla sugar         "     qty  "    "         "
                             2-3 spoonfuls of cocoa powder (e.g Van Houten type, no added sugar)
                             2-3 spoonfuls of cream
Preparation :  
Pre-heat oven at 160C
Put eggs / sugar / water into the bowl and mix on speed 3 for about 2 min, heat setting 37
Add oil / flour + baking powder  and mix gradually from speed 3 to speed 6 for about 2 minutes.
Pour 3/4 of that batter into a greased tin
Add the cocoa powder and cream to the remaining batter and mix on speed 3-4 for about 1 minute (or until smooth)
Pour the chocolate batter on top of the white batter already in the tin, without trying to mix the two evenly.
Now take a for and mix the white and dark batter very lightly to create the black and white effect.

Bake at 160 for about 40-45 minutes, depending on your oven.

Now I probably shouldn't tell you that, but I tried to count the calories in that cake, based on the amount of ingredients in it, and it came up to about 2500 for the whole cake :-[ and therefore about 180 calories per slice...

This is adapted from my aunt's marble cake recipe. I made it last night in the TMX and was quite surprised with the texture. It's the first time I'm making dough in it, and it looks really strange. So perfectly smooth / even that it looks like a cake you buy from the shop.
 (I've noticed that in some countries the baking powder is already in the flour when you buy it, if so, don't add any more of it!)

Introduce Yourself / Re: Greetings !
« on: April 29, 2010, 08:58:06 pm »
Thank you all for your warm welcome messages !
My combined trip to both the Chinese supermarket and the Indian shop (or shops rather, as I had to visit more than one on my curry leaves hunt) was successful and I have now most of the recommended ingredients from the Indian cookbook.
I spent quite a lot of time packaging / conditioning my herbs and spices, but now they're all neatly stacked in the freezer and ready to use. I haven't yet blended any spices and won't do so before I get hold of enough plastic boxes to store them.
I had my first attempt at Palak Paneer last night and it wasn't bad at all. Didn't find a thermomix recipe for it so I improvised from various sources, and will definitely try and post something coherent at some point.
Till then, happy cooking to you all !

Introduce Yourself / Greetings !
« on: April 27, 2010, 02:06:15 pm »
Hello !
Even though I'd registered a little while ago, T just came in yesterday - and seems to enjoy its spot in the kitchen.
So far we've tried :
- raspberry sherbet
- courgette soup (delicious, made it twice already...)
- orange and lemon juice
I was hoping to cook something from "Fast and Easy Indian Cooking" for lunch but it looks like whichever recipe I look at,  I won't have all the ingredients!
That's it for now

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