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Title: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on May 24, 2013, 10:38:22 am
I have decided to start a new thread for the latest, updated version of the Aust EDC recipe book.  When you do a review from this book please mention it is from the new book so that your review is placed here and not under the old, original book.

Anzac Biscuits (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14464.msg318755;topicseen#new) page 148
Apple Pie (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=13251.0) page 175
Apple Tea Cakes (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=16703.0) Page 210 or Pge 168 in some books
Banana Bread  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15806.msg378636#new)page 142
Buttermilk scones (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=13888.msg308916#msg308916) page 145
Caribbean Carrot Cake (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15420.0) page 167
Cashew Chicken (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15156.msg308538;topicseen#new) page 111
Chilli Mussels with Thyme and Tomatoes (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14200.msg317793;boardseen#new) page 104
Choc Chip Cookies (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14463.msg318755;topicseen#new) page 149
Chocolate Frosting (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14173.msg316440;topicseen#new) page 52
Chocolate ganache (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15056.0) Page 16
Citrus Marmalade (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15386.msg355411;topicseen#new) Page 46
Crème Brulee (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14238.msg318621#msg318621) page 159
Custard (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=13948.0) page 54
Finger Paint (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=16768.msg400006;topicseen#new
[url=http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14156.0) Page 199
Foccacia (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14513.0) Page 141
Fruity Dream ( soft serve ice cream)  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15310.msg308538;topicseen#new)
Herb & Garlic Pull-apart (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14137.msg315033;topicseen#new) page 140
Honey, Soy and Mustard Marinade (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14519.msg308538;topicseen#new) page 37
Lamingtons (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14795.msg328217;topicseen#new) page 152
Mashed Potato (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14091.msg313944;topicseen#new) page 93
Minestrone soup (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14037.msg312548#msg312548) page 85
Mushroom Sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14177.msg317019;boardseen#new) page 30
Pizza dough (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=16690.0) Page 134
 Poached eggs (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14129.0) page 59
Potato & Leek Soup (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14329.msg318755;topicseen#new) page 83
Pumpkin Soup  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14142.0)page 79
Rice Pudding  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14143.0)Pge 160
Sangria (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14535.0) page 190
Shepherds Pie (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14089.msg308538;topicseen#new) page 119
Steamed Ginger Puddings (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14670.0) page 164
Sweet shortcrust pastry (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15491.msg361701#msg361701) Page 129
Tapioca Fruit Cereal (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15274.0) Page 65
Tiramisu (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15450.msg360294#msg360294) Page 157
Too Easy Chocolate Cake (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15056.0) Page 172
Tuna Dip (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15545.msg361696;topicseen#new) Page 75
Vegetable Stock Concentrate (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14090.msg314503#msg314503) page 23
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: charlieboy on June 08, 2013, 11:46:47 am
Hi Judydawn
When you say the new edition of EDC 2013 - do you mean the 2nd edition reprint? When I tried to purchase the latest one this week I was told that it might be a long time before they do a reprint that fixes the errors. 
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on June 08, 2013, 02:18:46 pm
I have 4 ordered charlieboy and they are supposed to be the second print of the new 2013 EDC.  The SA Manager suggested I wait a couple of weeks for them rather than take the one with a few mistakes in it.  Who told you that?  Maybe they want to get rid of what they have on hand - I certainly would question them seeing as I was told a reprint is underway.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: achookwoman on June 08, 2013, 09:23:04 pm
Judy do you know what mistakes are in the new EDC book.  ?
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: cecilia on June 08, 2013, 10:44:06 pm
Have a look here, Chookie:

http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/content/please-help-need-amazing-first-time-recepies-impress-husband-who-doubter
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: achookwoman on June 08, 2013, 11:28:55 pm
Thanks Cecilia,  really appreciate this link.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on June 09, 2013, 03:23:50 am
Chookie, this is what you wanted to know about the errors in the first printing of the new book.

http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=13189.0
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: charlieboy on June 09, 2013, 05:46:08 am
Thanks Judydawn I don't have a consultant anymore so HO put me on to another. At first she said wasn't aware there was any errors. I assured her there was, she then rang me back and said there was only a couple of mistakes so was encouraging me just to get that. I had to say a good 5 times that I am not interested in the first print. This is when she told me I can wait but it will probably be a long wait.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Merlin on June 14, 2013, 01:17:34 pm
I bought the new EDC recently and made the updated version of bolognaise sauce, which was somewhat difficult as I make the old EDC version by memory now (which is so modified anyway given the amount of veggies I disguise in it for my kids). I honestly have  to say I still prefer the old edition version only because I use far less olive oil than stated as well as speck instead of bacon.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on August 24, 2013, 03:04:23 am
I have just been given 3 of these books from HO for a giveaway competition - see here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=13911.0).  Please note a couple of errors in the new edition as under

Pea & Ham soup page 76 - use pepper to taste not 1 tblspn

Buttermilk scones page 145 - disregard reference in the method to water and yeast (it's not listed in the ingredient list)
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on August 24, 2013, 09:50:30 am
They should have someone like Tenina to proof read these recipes. LOL!

Gert
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Amanda on August 24, 2013, 09:58:53 am
I have just been given 3 of these books from HO for a giveaway competition - see here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=13911.0).  Please note a couple of errors in the new edition as under

Pea & Ham soup page 76 - use pepper to taste not 1 tblspn

Buttermilk scones page 145 - disregard reference in the method to water and yeast (it's not listed in the ingredient list)

Really - don't they edit these things at all???
It's just so unprofessional and, given the price they charge for the damn things, they should produce a much better product.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: obbie on August 25, 2013, 01:43:36 am
maybe they don't proof read before print.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: astarra on September 23, 2013, 11:12:41 pm
I am loving the new EDC - love the pages, love the pictures, love the fact it tells how many servings a recipe should make, love the size.... :D :D :D I think it is a much better book than the old one.  ;D
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on October 14, 2013, 11:11:00 am
Tried the Thai hummus version today. It was delicious! Only had dried chillies so whizzed one of them up and just a squirt of lemon juice to taste.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: LauraTO on February 14, 2014, 04:39:42 pm
I'm beginning to realize that a lot of my confusion with the TM stems from the fact that in canada it doesn't come with this basic cookbook. I got My Way of Cooking and Full steam ahead (the varoma cookbook) but they don't have basic things like how to cook rice and pasta, how to to make mashed potatoes, basic dough etc. So I finally just ordered EDC for $65, which is annoying given how much I just spent on this machine. I find the other 2 cookbooks to be kind of useless. I can't imagine making most of those recipes. Hopefully EDC will be better.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on February 14, 2014, 11:37:36 pm
Laura have you seen or heard of this one from Canada http://www.thermomixcanada.ca/books-in-english/50-recipes-from-our-home-and-native-land.html or the blogs of Helene (http://www.superkitchenmachine.com/) or Valerie (http://www.acanadianfoodie.com/2013/12/03/the-thermomix-machine-the-worlds-smallest-and-smartest-kitchen/).

We also have a list of URLs (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8228.0) on the forum for other bloggers - it will keep you busy but you will find many wonderful recipes from these people.

Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on February 15, 2014, 02:13:09 am
Laura I love the EDC, it's just a book that you can always compare recipes to convert and refer back to for basics.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: LauraTO on February 15, 2014, 02:45:45 pm
Yes Judy, I have had no troubles finding amazing recipes! I am looking forward to having EDC for the more basic recipes and methods. Stuff that to you guys (or to me and my stovetop) are probably automatic!
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on February 15, 2014, 10:45:38 pm
Oh yes, you definitely need the EDC Laura, it's a great reference guide.  I can't understand why you didn't get something with your machine.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Chocolatte on February 17, 2014, 09:30:51 pm
Has anyone made the shortcrust pastry from this book? I haven't made a successful shortcrust pastry and I was looking for a tried and tested recipe please.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on February 17, 2014, 09:58:45 pm
I make the shortcrust pastry from the F&E cookery book and it's very good.Recipe by Janie Turner.
80g chilled butter,diced and put into the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
150g plain flour.
Pinch salt
50g chilled water.
1. Chop the butter into the flour and salt 10sec/ speed 8
2. Add water.Turbo pulse briefly a few times until JUST clinging together.Turn out and chill the pastry 30-40 minutes in the fridge before rolling out or pressing into the pie or tart tin.
This is enough for a bottom pastry of a 20cm pie.

28cm tart tin use:
200g flour,
100g butter
Pinch salt
70g chilled

To double or triple the quantity,double or triple all the ingredients.
Chop the butter into the flour and salt 20sec/speed 8
Add the water and mix at speed 6 until JUST clinging together.
Turnout and chill the pastry 30-40 minutes in the fridge before using.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Chocolatte on February 18, 2014, 02:27:05 am
Thanks Cornish Cream. The second recipe that you posted is almost identical to the one in the new EDC and gives me the confidence to try it.

I'm curious, what is the F&E cookbook?
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on February 18, 2014, 02:46:41 am
Fast & Easy - its the UK equivalent to the EDC, but written by Janie Turner (its very good BTW)
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Chocolatte on February 18, 2014, 05:21:38 am
Thanks CreamPuff. I don't think we can purchase that book here, but I am going to try Janie's Creme Brulee recipe shortly.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: cookie1 on February 18, 2014, 08:35:11 am
I always make the short pastry in the old EDC and find that good.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: LauraTO on February 20, 2014, 09:11:33 pm
I finally got my copy of EDC ($65 later grumble grumble) and I cannot BELIEVE this book doesn't come standard with the Thermomix in Eastern Canada. 

You all must have thought I was an utter idiot to not be able to figure out how to make rice (see thread here http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14872.0 (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=14872.0)), when this book lays it all out so easily. It wasn't my fault I swear lol!

And the little magnet reference card for the fridge will be so helpful.  I'm feeling much less lost and more confident now that I have the basics all explained in one place.  Get with the program Thermomix Canada!
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on February 21, 2014, 12:57:49 am
You'll be right now Laura and yes all countries should have a basic instruction/recipe book come with their machine. I thought Canada did have a recipe book called the Canadian Everyday Cookbook as someone sent me some recipes at one stage.   
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: LauraTO on February 21, 2014, 01:21:20 am
There is a Canadian book "50 Recipes From our Home and Native Land" that seems to have some basics but it wasn't given when I bought my TM.  EDC seems much better anyway!
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on February 21, 2014, 01:33:48 am
Maybe they stopped giving the everyday cookbook with new machines Laura.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: cookie1 on February 23, 2014, 07:50:41 am
Laura you did really well figuring things out without any help.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: buzzbee on March 03, 2014, 02:32:31 am
I wasn't too sure about buying the new EDC, but the ring binding on my old one was falling apart so I took the plunge.
I am really enjoying the bigger format, and the fact that it is properly bound.
I am a bit puzzled by some of the changes to recipes that I make all the time e.g. the bolognaise, but I have tended to stick to making the recipe the way that I have always done.
I did make the beef stroganoff last week, which I haven't done in a while, and it was delicious. Full of flavour, albeit a bit too much sauce.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on March 03, 2014, 03:45:03 am
I guess if you are happy with the way the recipe was before it was changed buzzbee then there's no reason to try the new version. I agree with you that it's a much nicer book though.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: cookie1 on March 04, 2014, 08:05:23 am
I must agree this book is inspiring to a new owner, whereas I found the old one simply a way to tell us how to use the thermomix.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Chocolatte on March 16, 2014, 09:06:44 am
I made the cauliflower soup from the new EDC tonight. The recipe was easy to follow, worked well, and is very healthy. Unfortunately it lacked a bit of flavour. At the table we added quite a bit of salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese to make it tasty. But I would like to know what else to add to jazz it up a bit. Has anyone else made this recipe?
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on March 16, 2014, 09:47:46 am
I am not really a recipe sort of cook and used the EDC just a a guide to get me started in the method. If the recipe has no added  anything much it is gunna be bland. When using the EDC recipes just add the spices and herbs and extra bits as you would normally. It is a matter of adapting your own recipes to cook successfully in the TMX. This will come with experience.

Gert

Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Chocolatte on March 16, 2014, 10:38:09 am
Thanks Gert, I know what you mean and appreciate the reply.  The thing is that without a Themomix I would never have bothered with a pureed vegetable soup, particularly cauliflower, so I don't really have a standard cauliflower soup recipe.  I guess I expected the EDC to provide more inspiration as well as just a method.
Title: Re: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Jamberie on March 16, 2014, 11:24:56 am
You could try some Umami paste :) It gives anything a real oomph :)
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 16, 2014, 11:31:28 am
Maybe a pinch of cayenne pepper?
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: cookie1 on March 16, 2014, 12:03:21 pm
I had the same happen once and DD added some curry powder to it. Just enough to taste, not over power.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on March 16, 2014, 12:10:09 pm
All good ideas as cauliflower puree really needs a bit of something .

Gert
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Chocolatte on March 17, 2014, 03:10:14 am
Thanks everyone for all the ideas. I now wish I had some leftover cauliflower soup to experiment with.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Thermowoman on March 17, 2014, 11:38:10 am
Have gone through three new recipe books in 5 years! I find the quality of the paper and makeup so poor for quite a high price that I now prefer my collection of print outs from the Internet! As for mistakes... well that is par for the course in many  recipe books.... Proof readers are not chefs!  Usually.... shame

Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Chocolatte on June 07, 2015, 04:31:25 am
Does the recipe list refer to an updated EDC from the 2013 book?  My book is printed in May 2013 and includes Sticky Date Pudding, but it doesn't appear on this list.

The reason I am asking is that my EDC states "that all oven temperatures are for fan forced ovens". The recipe for the Sticky Date pudding states to bake at 180C for approx 50 mins. I thought that sounded a little high so baked at 170C  for 40 mins and tested it then. It was cooked, but also burnt on the edges. I am disappointed because I made it for guests. In an attempt to salvage it I cut off fine slivers off the edges in the hope of avoiding the burnt cake taste. I was wondering if anyone else has experience with this particular recipe.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: judydawn on June 07, 2015, 05:01:31 am
I don't know how many reprints of the 2013 EDC have been made Chocolatte, I have the same version as yours.  This recipe doesn't seem to have changed, it's the same as in my 2008 version of the EDC.

The recipes listed are only those which have been reviewed, the complete list is here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=13189.0) in Cookbook Contents.  There were some adjustments made to some recipes, you will see the comments alongside those affected.  There is nothing for the sticky date pudding though. 

Does your oven usually cook well at given temperatures & times?  I've checked out a couple of pages of reviews from the recipe in the original EDC and no-one seems to have had a problem with the time and temperature.  Perhaps you could place a thermometer in your oven to make sure it's running true.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Chocolatte on June 07, 2015, 07:36:59 am
Hi Judy, thanks for the reply. My oven does run true to temp, plus or minus 2 degrees. I have checked it with an oven thermometer and my husband has a fancy commercial gizmo that tells the exact temperature.

 I am puzzled because the glossary at the front of the book states that oven temperatures are given for fan forced ovens. I don't think I ever read that part of the book before, so I am thinking that the last couple of times I have made  this recipe I assumed the temperature referred to a conventional oven, and thus reduced the stated temp by 20 degrees. I guess a lot of bakers would have done the same because most recipes refer to conventional temperatures if it is not specifically stated.

Anyhow I have made a note on my recipe so I don't forget next time. Thanks again, I will check out your link later. Guests will arrive shortly.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Melinda on October 11, 2015, 02:14:47 pm
Has anyone made the Red Onion Relish on page 47?

I'm looking at the method, and it's just put it all in and cook - but that means the onions are still in quarters, the apple isn't peeled and is quartered, the dried apricots are whole...  I realise all the ingredients do soften mush down a bit as they cook, but I would have expected some chopping/pulsing either at the start or end.
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 11, 2015, 04:46:36 pm
There is a review for the Red Onion Relish here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5128.msg64849#msg64849).
Title: Re: Recipe Reviews from the new edition of the EDC 2013
Post by: Melinda on October 12, 2015, 01:57:40 pm
There is a review for the Red Onion Relish here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5128.msg64849#msg64849).

Thank you, I hadn't seen that.  Have now, I'm obviously not alone in thinking it needs chopping.  :-)