Bliss balls

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https://www.recipecommunity.com.au/desserts-sweets-recipes/organic-raw-cacao-bliss-balls/ly200vj2-70511-573680-cfcd2-dfrlc6bx

Raw cocoa / cacau bliss balls recipe 

  • 110 grams Almonds raw, nuts
  • 110 grams pitted dates
  • 45 grams coconut oil / olive oil
  • 35 grams Desiccated Coconut
  • 30 grams Raw Organic Cacao Powder / cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

( makes about 12-15)

1. place almonds into TM bowl 20 seconds, speed 9

2. place all other ingredients together into TM bowl 20 seconds, speed 9

3. roll into bite sized balls and cover in extra desiccated coconut

Brilliant ,minutes to make , no baking required, keep in fridge, great for snacks and for lunchboxes .

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate weetbix slice

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Chocolate weetbix slice 

http://www.foodlovers.co.nz/recipes/chocolate-weetbix-slice.html

A classic kiwi recipe from foodlovers.co.nz.

Ingredients

  • 180g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 75g (1 cup) dessicated coconut
  • 3 weetbix, crushed
  • 140g (1 cup)  flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 135g (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 15g (1/4 cup) cocoa

Thermomix method

  1. Add 180g butter to TM bowl , melt 3-5 mins , 50C, speed 3 until melted
  2. Add all other ingredients to bowl and mix speed 3-4 for 20-40 seconds until mixed .
  3. Press into slice tin
  4. Bake 180C for 15-25 mins ( 25mins works for our oven , crunchier
  5. Ice when cooled with chocolate icing .

Chaos in the school holidays!

Our typical kitchen mess
Our kitchen mess

Haha..here’s our kitchen. Basically, a disaster zone.  Thought about posting a nice picture of our Friday night homemade burgers but decided on a slice of real life! The kids are on school holidays,  there’s a continual demand for food, activity, outings and lots of mess everywhere. By the end of the day, the kitchen bench is littered with dirty dishes, packets that hadn’t been put away, half eaten food and drinks.  Miss 14 had made chocolate fudge biscuits earlier and lunch was probably somewhere in the midst of all that mess too.  Lately we have had easy tmx meals that have been posted previously. Everyone is well fed but had no time to try any new recipes and have quite a few lined up to try. Can’t wait till next week.

Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Brownie
Chocolate Brownie

http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/baking-sweet-recipes/chocolate-brownies/38693

Tried another popular brownie from the recipe community. Our favourite thermonix recipe  so far has been the masterchef extreme chocolate brownie. This recipe makes a slightly smaller brownie but is still good. I reduced sugar from 350 g to 140 g as per some suggestions in the comments. Lovely brownie, not as rich as the masterchef brownie but a nice lunchbox/afternoon tea  treat for the kids. Try cook for 20- 30 minutes next time, to retain more moistness.

Masterchef extreme chocolate brownie 

Rice Bubble Slice (no baking)

Rice bubble slice (butter)
Traditional Rice bubble slice

What to do with the leftover Easter eggs we have in the pantry. Use them up in rice bubble slices! Tried two easy recipes and modified them to suit.   The Traditional slice pictured first was made trying to smooth the chocolate over the top and is a little crumbly because it was hand mixed. I’ve adjusted the recipe to follow the thermomix method used for the Peanut Butter slice.  Melting chocolate first to put into the baking tin is much easier because it’s tricky to  spread chocolate over unset rice bubbles. These recipes take 5 minutes to make with the thermomix and then pop straight into fridge to set.

Traditional Rice Bubble Slice 

  • 125g butter
  • 80g sugar
  • 200g chocolate ( approx 1 Easter bunny)
  • 4c rice bubbles
  1. Line a slice tin with baking paper.
  2. Break chocolate into pieces and melt in thermomix, 1.5 minutes, 70c, speed 3.5. Spread melted chocolate into the slice tin onto the baking paper.
  3. Add sugar and butter to TM bowl  5min Varoma temp. speed 2. Add the rice bubbles to the TM bowl and mix for 1 minute 20 seconds reverse speed 1.
  4. Pour the rice bubble mixture into slice tin on top of melted chocolate  and use a metal spoon to spread across the tin and push down firmly.
  5. Place in refrigerator for an hour until set, then slice.

    Rive bubble slice (peanut butter)
    Peanut Butter Rice Bubble Slice

Peanut Butter Rice Bubble Slice

  • 3 cups of Rice Bubbles
  • ½ cup of rice malt syrup
  • 120g (½ cup)  of smooth peanut butter
  • 200g of milk chocolate( approx 1 Easter bunny)
  1. Line a slice tin with baking paper.
  2. Melt chocolate broken into pieces in thermomix, 1.5 minutes, 70c, speed 3.5. Spread melted chocolate into the slice tin onto the baking paper
  3. Add syrup and peanut butter to TM bowl 5min Varoma temp. speed 2. Add the rice bubbles to the bowl and mix for 1 minute 20 seconds reverse speed 1.
  4. Pour the rice bubble mixture into the slice tin on top of the melted chocolate and use a metal spoon to spread across the tin and push down firmly.
    Place in refrigerator for an hour until set, then slice.

The kids raved about the Peanut Butter slice, said it tasted like Reese’s Peanut Butter  cups. Put into freezer bags after they’ve set, ready for lunchboxes and treats during the week. Better than buying the supermarket ones and you can reduce sugar accordingly to your taste.

Leftover cereal slice – Anzac Day

Leftover cereal slice
Leftover cereal slice

http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/baking-sweet-recipes/left-over-cereal-slice-bars/92472

Use the packets of leftover cereals, combine in thermomix for this slice recipe (link above)from the community, left out the honey and only had 2 TB of coconut left. Great for Anzac Day, tasted just  like an Anzac slice.

Below link is another good leftover cereal recipe we should try, dried fruit, chia seeds and coconut oil used instead of butter and sugar.

http://thermomg.squarespace.com/thermomg-recipes/2014/4/10/leftover-cereal-slice.

Gluten free muesli slice

Breakfast muesli slice
Breakfast muesli slice

Oops ate a piece before the photo could be taken! Just received a new recipe book and chip “Cooking for me and you”. This book and recipe chip caters for gluten free and vegetarian diets and specifically created for  two person meals, we figured adapting for a family wouldn’t be too difficult. The guided recipe above was made for kids afternoon tea today, called ‘breakfast bars’. This slice is a highly nutritious combination of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Used prunes instead of apricots, other ingredients ..figs, assorted nuts, 3 eggs, pepitas, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut and maple syrup . Not very sweet because I reduced maple syrup from 60g to 35g. Probably add some chocolate chips for the kids next time as there were no ahhhs today !  But it’s certainly healthy and simple to put together and it will be great for their lunchboxes.

Masterchef Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate brownie
Chocolate brownie

This is a pic of our chocolate brownie – the Masterchef ‘extreme brownies’ made today with thermomix.  Recipe from the recipe community. With 92 positive ratings had to try the extreme brownie out. Lovely brownie, crunchy top and soft inside where chocolate pieces melted. Perfect with whipped cream or yoghurt. Will certainly be our go to recipe in future, lots of positive comments and we halved the sugar from 440g to 200g as suggested by a few members. Still sweet enough for our taste, definately didn’t want ‘extreme’ sweetness !