What’s for dessert? Automatic chocolate custard, load all the ingredients into the thermomix bowl; milk, sugar eggs, and cocoa, turn the dial, nine minutes later perfect hot chocolately comfort food, went down well with family Sunday movie night. Only trouble was should have made the 6-8 servings portion because we all wanted seconds and there wasn’t enough to go around. Would be even better chilled but nobody wanted to wait that long!
This recipe is like finding gold! Found on the thermomix recipe community, link below. Just like the comments say it was hard to put the icecream into the freezer. Was a little light on the green food colouring, only used two drops instead of four and used 250g of condensed milk instead of 300g. Used a combination of milk and cream too. Super duper homemade mint choc icecream for dessert. Post note: don’t chop the chocolate up for 30 sec, take a peek every 10 seconds at speed 7. I once pulverised to a powder in seconds and then the ice cream turns brown when added to cream. A ratio of 400 g cream 200 g milk definately tastes better than 600 gm cream.
Blended whole apple, mango and ice at speed 10 for this refreshing sorbet.
Three slices of pineapple, 2cups of ice and a tsp of sugar. The pineapple was a bit sour so blitzed a bit of sugar first then mixed in pineapple and ice blitzed about 30 sec to 1 minute at sp 10. Making our own sorbets is very easy and great for cooling down the kids after school.
I’ve never made pastry before and was keen to try it with this guided apple tart recipe from the Basic cookbook. Ran out of time to make it look pretty hence the fairly rustic look and didn’t bother to core the apples either. Seeds and a little peel are all good roughage. The pastry was made in a couple minutes and the hardest part about this recipe is peeling the apples. We absolutely loved the taste of the end result. Homemade apple pie, the short crust pastry is crisp and a slice with vanilla ice cream really really good. Made in a small 20cm tin so only needed half the apples. Was so quick decided to make another one and use the other half of the apples. Again reduced sugar topping on the apples to just a sprinkle instead of 30g. Here’s apple tart number 2 for lunchboxes !
This is a carribean carrot cake, made using the guided recipes, super quick because the thermomix grates the carrot and mixes all the other ingredients with carrots, I reduced sugar and used assorted activated nuts instead of walnuts. Great recipe and made up two loaf tins instead of one round cake, reduced cooking time slightly. Here is the pic of the very last slice before it was demolished.
I love custard, always have, to be able to simply add the eggs, milk, sugar and cornflour to the thermomix and then minutes later out pops this yummy smooth glorious custard is a problem. No dieting here. It’s heavenly!
Second time around the strawberry icrecream still just as good as the first time. Absolutely divine, so creamy, and you can really taste the fresh strawberries and just as good as the expensive deli ice creams except the best thing is it’s homemade. Usd the egg yolks leftover from meringue recipe. Notes: I reduced sugar from 150g to 100g and used a ratio of 2/3 cream to milk rather than just cream. Once frozen just a few seconds on speed 9 and it’s perfectly ready to eat right away or re freeze for later.
Recipe by Captain Janeway on the recipe community website link above.
Must admit I’ve not made meringues before but my daughter has and I’ve been told the thermomix produces a great meringues. Found the recipe on the recipe community and had to give it a go. Three egg whites were whipped in two minutes and then slowly added the sugar.
They looked like meringues before they were baked so crossed my fingers and we were not disappointed. They came out lovely after three hours at low heat. There was some crystalized sugar on the bottom of each meringue but my kids loved this. Googling the reasons for this, apparently could have been because I added the sugar too fast. So I put this down to ‘operator error’ and still give the TM5 a big tick. Meringues done! Crispy, light and with a good crunch factor. And still lovely and crisp next day for picnic lunch at the beach.
The leftover egg yolks were used to make strawberry icecream which is in the freezer right now. Pics to come tomorrow.
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 !