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Chit Chat / Re: I have 500g Greek yoghurt to use by tuesday
« on: February 10, 2012, 12:00:04 pm »
my yoghurt always goes wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy over the use by date - never had a problem with it - as Gert said you can tell by the smell ;D

Main Dishes / Butter chicken with Fenugreek
« on: February 10, 2012, 11:16:21 am »
Name of Recipe:Butter chicken
Number of People:4-6

1kg chicken breast or thighs cut into largish chunks
100g Natural yoghurt
4 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 x 400g can chickpeas drained and rinsed
400ml tomato juice
30g honey
1 tsp salt
1 rounded tsp ground fenugreek
125g butter
250ml cream

Preparation:drop garlic onto running blades.  Add chickpeas, garam masala, and yoghurt , blend speed 8 for 5 seconds, scrape down and blend another 2 seconds.

Pour marinade onto chicken and mix well - leave overnight.

Place chicken mixture into TM and cook temp 100 MC off spoon speed , reverse,  8 mins.

Add all other ingredients (it will make the TM pretty full but it will be ok) give it a quick mix with the spatula.

cook for 10 mins varoma temp sp spoon reverse - MC off .

Cook for a further 20 mins temp 100 speed spoon - reverse.

Add more salt to taste if preferred.

Serve with rice, pappadams and naan.

If you can cook this and leave in fridge overnight the flavours will deepen and give a fantastic flavour!  Don't skip the fenugreek as it is a main component.
It's quite liquidy but I like it - more sauce to mop up with the naan.

Chit Chat / Re: I have 500g Greek yoghurt to use by tuesday
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:39:06 am »
another dish I love using yoghurt.

sprinkle moroccan seasonin on lamb fillets leave to marinate.

Dice up pumpkin - bake in oven till tender - sprinkle with sesame seeds for last few minutes of cooking.  You can also toast some pine nuts , or just use some pistachios (untoasted)

cook up couscous - whe cooked add finely chopped red onion, green capsicum and dried apricot.

Dressing - about 1 cup nat yoghurt with about 2/3 tsp minced garlic and 2/3 tsp cumin  - mix well

Pan fry lamb fillets till tender

plate up with baby spinach topped with couscous, then lamb, then pumpkin and nuts and dress with yoghurt dressing.


Chit Chat / Re: I have 500g Greek yoghurt to use by tuesday
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:27:49 am »
Indian food!

I am in the process of testing my own butter chicken recipe and also my Rogan Josh recipe in the TM.  Was going to do them today but oops went out for lunch with a friend :)  I am hoping to finish it Sunday

Main Dishes / Re: Chicken fettucini
« on: February 09, 2012, 11:00:49 am »
JD hopefully its right !!  ;D  finally it tastes like I want it to  :)

Main Dishes / Chicken fettucini
« on: February 09, 2012, 10:25:08 am »
Name of Recipe:Chicken Fettucini
Number of People:4
Ingredients:500-750g chicken breast sliced
90g parmesan grated beforehand in TM speed 5 - 5 seconds (put aside)
2 tsp chicken stock powder
8 spring onions chopped
1 tsp salt
300ml cream
1 x 250g bacon bits
15g oil


Put oil in TM for 2 mins varoma temp speed spoon
add bacon bits - cook 100 temp speed spoon 3 mins
add all other ingredients and cook 8 mins speed spoon reverse temp 100 (time will depend on how thick you cut the chicken - dont cut too thin)

Place chicken mix in thermoserver whilst cooking fettucini



I have been waiting for a while to do this one - my kids absolute favourite dinner of all time - I wanted to get it right - have done it 4 or 5 times but hadnt quite got it right yet.

members' comments

scottymag - it was fantastic! I would suggest though that less cream would be better. It wasn't thick enough so I added 2 teasp cornflour but less cream may mean it thickens more. I would leave the thermo cup off to help it thicken but apart from that it was the best I've made, very fussy hubby also enthusiastic as was daughter who tried the leftovers.

cookie - We had this and although we enjoyed it, next time I think I'll add some chilli and spinach. Thanks for the recipe auds.

Chit Chat / Re: Presto Pressure Cookers
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:00:44 am »
I have the fagor and just love it

Cakes / Choc Chip Muffins
« on: February 06, 2012, 07:04:06 am »
converted from recipe by Zeva

3 cups self raising flour
3 tbsl cocoa powder
1.5 cups brown sugar
200g choc chips
1.5 cups milk
120g butter
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 180

Melt butter in TM temp 100 spoon speed 70 seconds (my butter was straight from fridge so will need less time if butter is room temp)

Add all other ingredients except milk and mix 30 seconds speed 3

scrape down and add milk - mix 45 secs speed 3.

Spoon into greased muffin tin and bake for 25 - 30 mins.

Makes 20 but my muffin tin makes 18 so made 18 bigger ones. If making 20 maybe check after 25 mins

members' comments

Amy -  made these this afternoon, I baked them in cupcake papers and made them smaller so I got 34 muffins. Mum ate two straight out of the oven and she loved them. Really easy, thanks for the recipe. Makes 20 but my muffin tin makes 18 so made 18 bigger ones. If making 20 maybe check after 25 mins.
I made a batch of these last night. No choc chips so I added chopped dried apricots and chopped walnuts.
I also made these for take a plate to share for afternoon tea. I omitted the choc chips and put an easter egg inside each muffin
Turkish Delight, Top Deck, Caramello and Crème Egg.
I love this recipe. It always works and it's so easy.

DizzyGirl - Yum yum yum. Just made these and I had to try one. Definitely making them again. Thanks.

astarra - Yum yum yum. Just made these and I had to try one. Definitely making them again. Thanks.

Kath - I just made these. They look amazing coming out of the oven, just like Muffin Break muffins! I didn't have brown sugar so I made my own by whizzing 1.5 cups of sugar with 3 tbs of honey in the TM.

maddy -  Made 11 mega sized muffins, and sprinkled the top with mini choc chips.

Yvette - I made these again yesterday for school recess.

evepantany - I knocked these up the day beforehand to take to a playdate - WOW - they were delicious. Big thumbs up in our house.

Denzelmum - Baked this and took half to swimming lessons.  Enjoyed by all!

Main Dishes / Re: Master Moderator's Best Bolognaise Sauce in the WORLD
« on: February 01, 2012, 01:44:22 pm »
Made this tonight. It was very good. Although recipe has 1 tsp basil written twice. I used some fresh oregano as well. 4/5

Sorry this was far too vinegary for us. I will try with half the vinegar next time :-)

I made this last night.  It was nice although I thought it was a bit watery.  Next time I will leave the MC off to thicken it up a bit.

Kids loved it and hubby said it was good although he thought it was a bit watery too.

Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: Review- Bombay Potatoes- Indian Cookbook
« on: January 30, 2012, 10:46:50 am »
I made these tonight.  They were quite nice but too hot for my kids - next time would only use one chilli.


I got mine from a TM cooking class. I would assume you can. Get them through your consultant. When its too hot the butter falls out though so only going to use mine in cooler weather. Cheers

Main Dishes / Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:58:01 am »
1 large chicken breast thinly sliced (while half frozen is easiest)
1 chorizo sausage sliced thinly
1 clove garlic
80g parmesan (grated in TM first)
half cup sun dried tomatoes chopped into pieces
1 bunch basil chopped
half cup pine nuts
half packet baby spinach (or any greens you want)
300-500g short pasta (Penne works well)
pepper to taste
1 tblsp oil
3 tblsp good quality olive oil to dress

Toast pine nuts in TM for 11 mins varoma temp spoon speed - reverse.  Remove and place in large bowl

Drop garlic onto running blades, add 1 tbsp oil and chorizo and cook temp 100, reverse spoon speed for 6 mins
Add chicken and cook same speed etc for further 8 mins check that chicken is cooked. Empty into bowl with pine nuts

Place 1200ml boiling water into TM (no need to wash out) with pasta and salt to taste.  Cook temp 100 spoon speed, reverse for 14 mins.  Drain and add to bowl

Add sundried tomatoes, parmesan, spinach, basil  and good quality olive oil.  Add cracked black pepper to taste and mix gently.

Should be served warm with crusty bread.

You could add whatever you want, olives, roasted capsicum etc but I used what my family would eat.

members' comments

Tam - my 2 girls LOVED it, so much so that I froze some for them - enough for 2 extra meals for them.  Hubby, sister and I enjoyed it too, we are usually big fans of saucy, tomato pastas so this was something different for us.
This is very versatile, I added sliced zucchini and mushroom to the last few minutes of cooking the chicken and boiled pasta on the stove as I had 2 hungry kids and this reduced the cooking time by 15 mins. I think the pine nuts make this dish (we sprinkled them on top instead of mixing through pasta) so don't skip this addition. Thanks!!!

deedub -  really enjoyed it! Unfortunately the Fussy Little Beggars didn't love it, but that won't stop me from making it again.
I made this the other night using prawns instead of chicken - yum!

Kimmyh - Same here deedub. I will make it just for me next time.

maddy - Simple & delicious. To make it even quicker, I used smoked chicken breast & cooked the rigatoni on the stove. I cooked the chorizo for 8 minutes and then added the smoked chicken & cooked a further 2 minutes. Reserved 1/2 cup of the pasta water and mixed it through the pasta with 4 Tbsp. of basil pesto (as I had no fresh basil), then added the meat & pine nuts. Next time I will probably add another chorizo sausage or more smoked chicken.

merl81 - We love this recipe in our house. Have made it a number of occasions, including a night when we had family over and I wanted to impress them. They all loved it too. Our daughter (3&5yrs) prefer to eat just the "garlicy" pasta, chicken and pinenuts, but we don't mind as it leaves more chorizo for us!! Great recipe and would recommend for others to try.

cookie - loved it. It is definitely on the make again list.

Salads / Re: Raw Vegetable Salad
« on: December 24, 2011, 01:03:54 am »
could I do this a few hours before leaving out the wet stuff and then mix it through just before serving?  I thought I  might make this in the afternoon and take it up to sis in laws for Xmas eve?


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