French Onion dip

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French onion dip

http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/sauces-dips-spreads-recipes/french-onion-dip/82471

Fantastic another dip to add to the favourites, onion dip made from real onions, usually make this dip using the maggi onion soup mix and reduced cream so was happy to find this one making dip from sautéing real onions and then mixing with cream cheese to complete . Yummy dip for kids to eat with vegetable sticks. I halved the recipe as we only had a small tub of cream cheese and used onion powder instead of vegetable stock.

 

Vegetarian sausage rolls

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Vegetarian sausage rolls

http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/recipes/cyndi-omearas-vegetarian-sausage-rolls/17055

Guided recipe for vegetarian sausage rolls from the basic cookbook . Also on the recipe community as attached in the link above . Excellent non greasy rolls , filling made from walnuts, feta and herbs. So tasty and its great knowing no nasties these ones.

 

Chocolate and plum Brioche

 

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Chocolate and plum brioche

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 .

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Chocolate plum and cranberry filling

http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/baking-sweet-recipes/cranberry-and-cherry-brioche-wreath/17784

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.

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Chocolate plum brioche sliced

 

 

 

Feijoa jam

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http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/sauces-dips-spreads-recipes/feijoa-jam/17507

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.

That’s happiness in a jar!

 

 

 

Banana honey pikelets

Banana honey pikeletsimage

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.

Chicken and vegetable soup

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From Chelsea Winters Everyday delicious cookbook, “soul chicken and vegetable soup”

Converted for Thermomix

2 carrots , 1 onion, 2 celery sticks chopped 4-5 sec in Thermomix speed 4 until chunky. Added 1.5 ltrs of water , 3 TB of tmx vegetable stock, 8 peppercorns and 1 bayleaf . Placed whole chicken in varoma over tm bowl and cooked 1 hr , varoma temp, reverse speed  stir.

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Strain stock from tmx bowl, discard cooked vegetables and add the strained stock back to TM bowl. Shred cooked chicken and add back to tm bowl with 1 carrot, corn kernels, cauliflower ( used lettuce today)  and 2 celery sticks chopped. Cook 15 mins, 100C, reverse speed stir.

Salt and pepper to taste. ( can add cooked pasta to soup ) Comforting goodness in a bowl.

 

 

 

20 minute chocolate cupcakes

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http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/baking-sweet-recipes/20-minute-chocolate-cupcake/95280

Piece of cake literally, tried this top rated cupcake recipe from the community , wanting a 5 minute prep time this is the one,  they’re ready for the oven. No need to ice, taste lovely and moist as is. We like the melt butter and add other ingredients recipes. Didn’t pulverise the chocolate too much so it’s like chocolate chip cupcakes. Ready for lunch boxes .