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In Episode 6 we talked about some of the things we have tried in the Thermomix this week, along with some things we have come across on the web…
We bought Alyce Alexandra’s ‘Quick Fix in the Thermomix’ from the Apple Store as an iBook. So far we have made the Sweet Potato Fritters with Citrus Aioli. Joe thought this was one of the best breakfasts ever (Bec made it with oats as per the recipe, so didn’t partake… but is going to try next time with coconut flour to see if it is as good).
The citrus aioli was a massive win – and so easy to make in the Thermomix! We discussed using grapeseed oil (as recommended by Alyce) rather than olive oil due to a forum discussion we read. By the way, we didn’t discuss this in the podcast, but found that the aioli is best used within a few days as it has raw egg yolks and no preservatives.
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In perfect time to help us use our new iBook while cooking, Helene from Super Kitchen Machine (note: 1000 apologies for the fact that we have been mispronouncing her name!) has launched a new product in her store. It’s called the Kribbitt and seems to be a very functional stand for tablets – and you can customise the size. We can’t wait for ours to arrive. Get yours here.
We bought Tenina’s Merry Christmix eBook specifically to try out her famous Pork Belly recipe. It was delicious and oh-so tender! Bec made the crackling WAY too salty by using fine salt rather than salt flakes, and not adjusting the grinding time accordingly. That’s OK though – because we’ll know for next time, and will DEFINITELY be making this again. Quite a lot of Tenina’s recipes call for Crio Brü – roasted / ground cacao beans. Our order arrived today and so far, we have only used it as a drink (Joe thinks it will make a good coffee substitute!) … but will give some more feedback after starting to cook with it!
We LOVED that MTR (My Thermie Rules) on Facebook has decided that the ‘cook-a-long’ for this month will be BUTTER. We have embraced making butter in the Thermomix and regularly buy the 600mL carton at the supermarket to make / freeze butter. We found that this video from the Thermovixens helped us out when we were butter-making newbies. There are also so many variations (including Joe’s garlic / rosemary butter for cooking steak) that can add something special to your butter. Let us know what you come up with! The by-product of buttermilk can be used in many dishes, including the Baklava Muffins that Joe made in Episode 5
The first video in Thermomix in Australia’s Ambassador series was launched this week, and saw Matt Stone from Greenhouse make Warm Almond Milk Rice Pudding with Rhubarb and Rose. On the tail of our coconut milk episode last week, we loved seeing that we weren’t the only ones using a Chux cloth to strain our milk! We’re looking forward to seeing what’s next in this series.
Cauliflower Mash is something that is SO easily done in the Thermomix, is delicious, and a great replacement for those trying to reduce their starch / carbohydrate intake. We utilised the coconut cream in lieu of Philadephia Cooking Cream, and it was perfect. Give this a try for dinner this week.