Hash browns

Hash browns


We love hash browns and we  were keen to try this recipe from thermokate. Kids peel the potatoes while I  peel a little onion, whizz it up in the tmx for a few seconds, strain liquid in the basket, then add egg, flour salt and pepper and ready to pan fry. We didn’t bother using the rings, doesn’t have to look to fancy. Never have to buy hash browns again, light tasty and so easy, a great snack item after school or light meal. Prefer this recipe to the potato pancakes in the basic cookbook.



Vegetarian sausage rolls

Vegetarian sausage rolls
Vegetarian sausage rolls


You would never believe these tmx vegetarian sausage rolls didn’t contain meat. Another fantastic guided recipe that makes a whole tray and great frozen for  lunchboxes .   The filling is made from walnuts rolled oats and feta cheese, a bit runny but cooks up fine if they’re cut by pressing rather than sawing. Then the filling is a little more enclosed in the roll and doesn’t ooze out. Super tasty and made with guided puff pastry recipe which was very easy too. Best of all the puff pastry is much less greasy than the bought pastry. Watched a YouTube video on how to roll out which  will be copied below

Rice Salad

Brown rice salad

Wonderful guided brown rice salad from the basic cookbook. Vegetables steam at same time as the rice which cooks in the basket. For extra flavour to the rice, added a tablespoon  of chicken stock paste to the steaming water.  Mixed in tuna, cherry tomatoes, olives, mint, parsley  and gherkins at the end. Perfect for lunch boxes and when you need to cook ahead. Yah easy dinner is done before midday.

Will try a friend’s suggestion next time, mix cooked rice with the chopped raw salad recipe from the basic cookbook as a change from cooked vegetables and add different combination of proteins and herbs and would take out time needed to chop vegetables too ( chickpeas/ bacon/ coriander/ roasted vegetables/ feta/nuts/cranberries)

Tip : let the rice and vegetables cool before assembling

Wholemeal scones

Wholemeal berry scones
Wholemeal berry scones

Lovely wholemeal berry scones recipe made from Something for Everyone cookbook. Recipe called for wholemeal self raising flour, 450g wholemeal flour used so I added 5 tsp of baking powder to sub for self raising flour. All the recipes have little sugar or salt added to cater for the babies. Used 125 g mixed frozen berries instead of blueberries , next time will  add a tablespoon of sugar to flour as she suggests. Very yummy scones, liking the wholemeal texture.

Banana cake and chocolate cupcakes

Birthday banana cake and chocolate cupcakes
Birthday banana cake and chocolate cupcakes

Miss 9’s birthday banana cake and chocolate cupcakes. To my girls : Recipes are

Banana cake 20cm tin 


Banana cake recipe is same as one posted above except used normal flour and 1 tsp of baking powder and 1 tsp of baking soda instead of self raising flour and baking soda in the above recipe. Iced with lemon icing.

Chocolate cupcakes ( recipe posted previously ) makes 12 muffin tin 

  • 3/4 c flour (100g)
  • 1/4 c cocoa (35g)
  • 1/2 c sugar (100g)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 80g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c milk
  1. Preheat oven to 160 C. Line 12 muffins trays with cases.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to TM bowl, pulse a couple times on turbo then add wet ingredients and mix on speed 5-6 till combined. ( can double or triple qtys ) nb heat butter to room temp first
  3. Bake 160 C , 15-20 mins for normal size cupcakes, 10-12 mins for mini cupcakes

Pizza Bianca

Pizza bianca
Pizza bianca


Using the chip for the third Thermomix cookbook ” everyday cooking for families “. The recipe link is above. Incorporated the garlic and rosemary into the dough and topped with extra rosemary and sea salt because we love the rosemary flavour and left out Parmesan. Rolled out to approx 2cm thickness and dimpled top so it cooks evenly.  Texture is wonderful and soft. Same recipe as pizza dough in the Basic cookbook and chip, except for the added garlic and rosemary flavouring.