A birthday surprise … wow another Thermomix !!!

Homemade KFC chicken
Homemade KFC chicken


This is one of our favourite homemade takeout foods . ( link above ) The best thing is knowing it doesn’t contain artificial flavours like msg. The 11 secret spices are blended in tmx at speed 10 to a fine flour . I used a tray of 6 chicken thighs sliced into small and pieces. Used about half the spice mix for this meal. Saved 1/2 for another meal .  Once the chicken is coated , grilled in the sunbeam contact health grill which means no standing around the pan frying the pieces. Miss 10 stood next to the grill to sneak the chicken as it came off. So tasty !

KFC Coating ingredients

2 tablespoons salt
1.5 tablespoons black peppercorns
1.5 tablespoons dried onion flakes
1 tablespoon dried garlic granules
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
350 grams plain flour

This last year has been one of those ones where we’ve only just managed to keep things afloat. A huge project was finished  but nothing extra was done, not too much love in the kitchen, no blogging , and a lot was on hold, now it’s finally time to get back to the simple pleasures in life , food family and friends .

A huge dream came true last year and the icing on the cake for me is the surprise 50th birthday gift of ….. oh wow…….another Thermomix. Still can’t quite believe there are now two in our kitchen.  Thankyou Michael and Karen !!! It’s action stations now as we test how much we can do with two thermomixes in our kitchen . We thought one was life changing and couldn’t wait to see what we could do with two.

Such a luxury ! Imagine that … we can double the quantity, we can be twice as productive . So what did we do first … we proved dough in one while the other one cooks a meal . Pasta cooked in one  while sauce is done in the other one .

Steamed chicken , potato fritters

Yesterday , while chicken steamed in the varoma, we grated potato for hash browns in the other . Then mixed  dough for cinnamon scrolls and marmite scrolls next in one . Then processed the chicken to make chicken spread for sandwiches without having to wash the bowl. Yippee, poor husband couldn’t believe how many dishes to wash but we didn’t go hungry that’s for sure ! And the smells from the kitchen were  heavenly.

Chicken spread
Chicken spread

The chicken spread is handful of almonds , Italian parsley , cream cheese , mayonnaise , sour cream , lemon juice , salt and pepper to taste . Blitz the almonds and herbs , set aside then shred cold chicken reverse speed 4. Then combine all ingredients and blitz in tmx reverse speed 4/5. Perfect for picnic lunches in rolls.

Dough for cinnamon scrolls
Dough for cinnamon scrolls

The Annabel Langbein recipe for dough makes two tins of scrolls , so one half of the dough is saved in fridge for the next day …. marmite scrolls . Great for  our summer holiday lunches .

Sticky Buns Adapted for thermomix:- ( dough fills two large cake tins)


  • Add 125g butter and 490g milk to TM bowl. Heat 2.5 minutes, 50C, speed 2. Until butter melted.
  • Add one a sachet of dried yeast and 100g sugar.
  • Heat 2 mins, 37C , speed 1.5. Leave 10 minutes, till yeast appears frothy.
  • Add 846g (6cups) flour, tsp salt. mix 6 sec on speed 5 first then, Knead 3.5 minutes dough mode.
  • Place dough in a large pot, I place pot in warm water for around 1 hour till dough has doubled in size. Halve dough, place one in fridge/freezer for use another day. Follow instructions in recipe link above for rolling out, filling and second prove.
Marmite and cheese scrolls
Marmite and cheese scrolls
Cinnamon scrolls
Cinnamon scrolls
Potato fritters
Hash browns


Nb we added a quarter of an onion to the potato mixture .

OMG We are toooo lucky . It’s still hard to believe .

What !!! Two Thermomixes in the kitchen
Two Thermomixes in the kitchen