School holiday baking, this is the guided spiced cherry brioche recipe from the Festive Flavour cookbook. Instead of cherries and spices , we filled the brioche wreath with chocolate chunks, plums and cranberries. Easier than expected because there is only one prove required a the beginning. Filled two rolls and then plaited and joined to make the wreath .
The recipe is almost same as this one above in the recipe community , only one tsp of salt not two and 40g of sugar instead of 30g. Slightly easier method , make two longish rolls and twist together then join to make one wreath. Bake 35 mins at 180c.
Delicious and impressive coming out of the oven today.
The recipe from Kandy on the recipe community is wonderfully simple. There’s something so therapeutic about taking the time to peel these homegrown feijoas, slowing the pace of life down to such a simple task to make this beautiful jam.
Reduced sugar from 700g to 500g. The quantity makes several 8 X 150ml jars or just under 3 X 500 ml jars. And then used the skins to make feijoa cordial.
http://www.trtlmt.com.au/banana-honey-pikelets/ Banana honey pikelets from Road to loving my Thermomix’s blog above are a super easy Sunday breakfast for the girls, frozen the leftovers for school lunches. Added a little sugar for extra sweetness, a dash a maple syrup on top is more than enough. Yah another recipe to add to the collection. She has so many amazing recipes to share its a fantastic tmx blog to get lost in.
The poached eggs method from the Basic cookbook was definately not our favourite way to poach eggs. Dropping the eggs through the lid into the steamer meant losing some of the white in the bowl and in the steamer and you’re limited to two eggs at a time , we’ve tried doing three but it’s even messier.
We’ve found this super easy method from superkitchen machine blog and I like that the eggs are neatly poached in a silicone mould. The bowl is filled with 500g water. Place the eggs straight from fridge in the moulds into the steamer basket and steam 11-13 mins , varoma temp, speed 3.
The eggs are steamed perfectly, whites are cooked but still soft , and cutting into the yolk , you can see the runny in the centre. The kids enjoyed seeing them as cupcake shapes for the novelty factor too. Next time we might try adding some of the toppings. Nb may have to lessen the time if using room temperature eggs.
For the teenagers that don’t leave time for breakfast this up and go recipe is a quick alternative. Used two tsp of cocoa instead of milo, oats and LSA instead of weetbix, milled for a few seconds at speed 9 before adding the rest of the ingredients. Left out honey, kids said it’s sweet enough as is.
Our new favourite pancakes, it’s a Jamie Oliver recipe someone has adapted on the recipe community. We use the whole apple, skin and seeds. Reprinting recipe below so it’s easier to follow : Apple and Blueberry pancakes
1 whole apple, quartered (leave skin on)
200 g SR Flour White or Wholemeal, or buckwheat flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
pinch of nutmeg
250 g milk
1 heaped tablespoon honey
100 g blueberries, fresh or frozen
Place apple into TM Bowl for 2 secs on speed 6, scrape down sides of bowl.
Add remaining ingredients (except blueberries) & mix for 5 secs on speed 5.
Add blueberries & mix for 1 sec on reverse speed 3.
Cook in a medium heat in fry pan with a little butter, until golden and springy to the touch. Serve with your favourite fruit and syrup & some homemade yoghurt.
TIPS Based on 2 Jamie Oliver Recipes.Mill your cinnamon & nutmeg fresh for an even more delicious result. Gluten free option mill almonds & buckwheat to use in place of flour.
Made this Jumbo fruit loaf today to give to my father who loves raisin bread, this time with raisins instead of sultanas and it’s perfect. Made rolls instead of a second loaf and they’re amazing, so soft. Couldn’t find instant dried yeast in the supermarket so had to use active dried yeast. The only difference is you have to allow the yeast to activate in the liquid and sugar first( 2 mins, 40c, speed 3)it should foam on top when it’s activated, then add all the other ingredients and carry on with the recipe.
Power start the day with green smoothie… Miss 8 says what’s in it? She wrinkles up her nose at the ingredients but then I say it’s “dragon juice”. She immediately downs it and says ohhhh yummy. In the green smoothie today orange, lemon, mandarin, a few ice cubes and a cup of water, mint, cucumber, parsley, linseeds, lettuce and ginger blitzed for about 30 sec on speed 9. Most recipes say a minute but to cut the noise down in the morning so 30sec still works fine. Mix and match from guided recipe to the many combinations on the web and recipe community. Notes: rinse lid after juicing, the green juice can discolour the lid if you leave an hour before cleaning, probably the acid from the lemon juice.
Ward off the winter bugs with the guided lemon and parsley juice. Only added two teaspoons of sugar instead of 50g and increase the parsley when I make for the adults. A whole peeled lemon blitzed with ice and Italian parsley, so refreshing, great start for kids breakfast.
Supercharge the day with the thermomix guided fruit and nut muesli. Takes a couple minutes to turbo together and topped with homemade yoghurt and LSA and blueberries . So fresh and packed with nutrients and makes enough for a few breakfasts or snacks. Figs, prunes, apricots, almonds, fresh unpeeled apples, coconut. Recipe called for a little apple juice and I substituted green tea this time. Delicious muesli, if only we could get the kids to love it as much as we do….