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Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / EDC Cauliflower soup review
« on: April 11, 2012, 09:57:03 am »
I couldn't find a review of this, although I am sure there must be lots of people who have made it!

Cauliflower Soup
EDC
The only changes I made were to use 1/3 broccoli as I didn't have enough cauliflower, and I used 1/2 milk and 1/2 water to increase the calcium content.
I score it 5/5, delicious, thick and would be perfect instead of a bechamel!

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Recipe Name: Balti Chicken with coconut cream (need to make Balti paste first, pg 18)
Book Name:Indian cookbook
Tweaking details: None
Review: It was bland :(  Both my husband and I thought it had potential, but was missing something.  A shame as we LOVE the Tikka paste, and had high hopes for this one.  The recipe doesn't say to marinate the meat in the paste, so I think this would help.  I felt in at least needed onion and garlic for a bit more flavour.  Have lots of paste left so will experiment again and see if I can improve it.  Will also try just using it in a Balti curry (alss pg 108)
Score: (out of 5*)  As is, 2/5

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Chit Chat / Recipe review challenge....
« on: August 18, 2011, 01:07:08 am »
I have so many TMX cookbooks, but I only like making recipes I have seen reviewed (and tweaked) on here.  So, I was thinking, it would be fun if a bunch of us agreed to make an unreviewed recipe this fortnight, and report back.  Anyone keen?

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Recipe Requests / Recipes using marshmallows, please!
« on: March 09, 2011, 07:26:06 am »
I have 24 bags of marshmallows  :o.  Any recipe suggestions?

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Chit Chat / $275 for an EDC???
« on: March 03, 2011, 03:45:12 am »
on Ebay.  Aren't they like $35?

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Cakes / Krishna's Lamington Muffins
« on: February 27, 2011, 03:27:01 am »
This is not my recipe, I got it from a Thermomix Australia poster on Facebook.  It's just too good not to share.  I give them 5/5 with the jam in the middle (I injeced mine using a 10ml syringe).

Here's Krishna's recipe-I made them to the recipe except I only had 3 eggs, but it didn't seem to matter.

Lamington Muffins

275g SR flour
300g 200 g caster sugar
100g coconut
1 teaspoons baking powder
250 g melted butter
4 eggs
185 mls milk

Blitz Flour, sugar, coconut & baking powder until mixed

Add butter, eggs, milk and whizz till smooth

Spoon into muffin trays in patty pans (makes approx 18)

175 degrees for 15 to 17 mins or until golden

Set aside for 5 minutes


Choc Glaze

100g icing sugar
2 tlbs dark cocoa
2 tlbs milk
2 tlbs how water
2 tlbs melted butter

Combine till smooth

Inject jam into muffins if you desire

Dip muffins into choc glaze and then dip into coconut (shredded coconut looks nice)

Allow to cool on wire rack


members' comments

Rara 1 - Thanks Caroline for posting this recipe. I made these for mums morning tea and these went down a treat. Managed to keep a couple for the kids and they absolutely loved them. I used an ice-cream scoop and made 24.

Caroline J - I made these again but reduced the sugar to 200 g and they were still lovely .

dede - The kids had one each tonight and loved them. They are great to make as they are not half as messy as the traditional way. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

CP - reduced the sugar down to 200g as per CJ suggestion and they are very nice with the coconut in the cake. Made a slit and put about 1/2 tsp jam in (enough to close the slit down neatly). My DD made the icing and it turned out really runny - she swears she stuck to the recipe - but I found it too thin as it would just run off and you could see the cake. Anyone else experience this or do you think DD may have put more liquid in than she cares to admit?

VHJ - I found it was a runny consistency but assumed it was supposed to be like that (like for lamingtons ) so I dipped them in coconut which stuck beautifully. They disappeared of the rack almost as fast as I put them there. I have made a note on my recipe to double the quantity of glaze if I'm going to coat the whole little cake in coconut rather than just the top of the muffin.

CP - it was almost watery, so I think I will halve the water/milk and just add gradually until I get the consistency I want. But the testiment to how nice they were is there is only 3 left.

maddy - These were really lovely....I would call them cupcakes instead of muffins though. I loved the cake texture, very sponge like.  I used shredded coconut and turbo'd couple of times with the flour. The apple corer worked a treat to insert jam centres. I did double the icing sugar, and added extra Tbspn Cocoa. I think next time I would prefer real chocolate ganache for the icing.
This made 28 regular sized cupcakes.....so you may possibly want to halve quantities. These really are such lovely, light & fluffy cupcakes. I'm surprised how long they keep for too.

KerrynN - We used 200g sugar and followed everything else as is. Really delicious and light and they rose really well for dipping. This will be our cupcake recipe for the future! We did make 18 muffin sized ones rather than cupcake sized though. Next we want to try as two square cakes to make traditional lamingtons. For the topping, we had some of the hazelnut choc spread left over from birthday celebration number one, so I warmed it up and added some extra milk and used this for half of them, with desiccated coconut. The other half I used left over strawberry frosting (have family members who don't like chocolate) from celebration number two. As per Maddy's suggestion I used an apple corer to get a hole in to add the jam, and this worked well for the most part. One "hole" fell on the floor and one fell out into the icing mixture when dipping the cake but we recovered from both these little mishaps. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Aussie Brenda - they are yummy, already eaten 4 .  Made Maddy's ganache very nice.

JD - lovely, such a light cake recipe and anything maddy praises has to be good.  I also made maddy's ganache - 1/2 quantity covered 16 full sized muffins for me as I don't like it too thick.














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Chit Chat / Good new alternative to cream in cooking
« on: January 27, 2011, 07:34:43 am »
http://blog.doyoueat.com.au/2011/01/product-review-kraft-cream-for-cooking.html

I like the sound of this product- lots of my favourite TMX recipes have LOTS of cream in them, this might work as a lower fat substitute.

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Chit Chat / Nico Moretti cookbook with TMX conversions
« on: December 09, 2010, 02:04:32 pm »
A few TMXers and I went to one of Nico's cooking classes recently, and WOW, it was fantastic.  The food was superb, and Nico had heaps of tips and recipes to share, plus is a very entertaining chef to watch in action.  Walked out stuffed, and really inspired to try some new recipes- especially his semi freddo!

Anyway, his latest cookbook has TMX conversions in quite a few of the recipes, where you can use the TMX, he has.  It was out of print but is now back.  I picked one up today, and it's lovely.  Will be attending another TMX class next year.

Anyway, I thought some people might like the details...

http://www.urbanprovider.com.au/index.cfm?Page_ID=32

There is a special on, 3 books for $49.95, or $19.95 each.

Nico is also happy to personalise and sign copies  :)

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Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Teriyaki Beef- Meat on the Menu
« on: October 22, 2010, 05:26:34 am »
Recipe Name: Teriyaki Beef
Book Name: Meat on the Menu
Tweaking details: None, done exactly to recipe
Review: Delicious.  My soy sauce was "light" and I think it was a bit light on flavour for that reason.
Score: (out of 5*) 5  Super quick, easy and healthy.  Will make this again and again.

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Recipe Name: Cyndi's Coleslaw
Book Name: Healthy Eating with Cyndi O'Meara
Tweaking details: I forgot to buy natural yoghurt so used fat free mayo instead.  I also added a carrot.
Review: Delicious!  The currants add nice sweetness, and the nuts a nice crunch.  A great one for summer.
Score: 5/5

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Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Mongolian (Lamb) Chicken- Meat on the Menu
« on: September 21, 2010, 11:03:28 am »
Made this today, except with chicken, as I don't like lamb.  I also had to leave out the red capsicum, as I accidently used it in last night's enchiladas!

Really, really yummy.

5/5



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Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Carrot and Coriander soup-EDC
« on: September 21, 2010, 03:20:20 am »
I made this as directed, and wow, it's delicious!  Very simple, quick and easy.  An inexpensive lunch or entree :)
5/5

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Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Cream of Chicken soup- Meat on the Menu
« on: September 07, 2010, 01:56:36 pm »
Recipe Name: Cream of chicken soup
Book Name: Meat on the Menu
Tweaking details: I didn't use the parmesan, and I used leftover BBQ chicken
Review: Yum!  Super easy and tasty.
Score: (out of 5*) 5/5

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Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Pumpkin Soup-EDC
« on: September 07, 2010, 01:55:02 pm »
Recipe Name: Pumpkin Soup
Book Name: EDC
Tweaking details: I made two batches- one with the classic recipe, and one with in Asian style, suggested in the book
Review: Fantastic!  The Asian batch was way nicer than the classic, but I did use a whole tin of (reduced fat) coconut milk, so it would have heaps more calories.
Score: 5/5 for both

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Chit Chat / Help me out with this riddle!!
« on: September 07, 2010, 03:57:28 am »
Ok, so I didn't get a chance to make everything on my menu plan last week, but I had shopped for all the ingredients for each dish.  Now, here's the riddle.  I bought fresh spinach and Greek yoghurt for a recipe, but now I cannot for the life of me think what it was  :-)).

So, do the ingredients ring any bells?  It would definitely be a recipe from the forum or a TMX cookbook, but a forum search hasn't helped, nor has a look through my cookbooks.

Anyone?  Or, can anyone suggest something for me to make with these ingredients?!

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