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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Milo Biscuits

Got this recipe from a friend, thought I'd try them out and post if I liked them......
And YES I liked them as did all of the kids who were here at the time.....

125g butter
200g of sugar
240g SR Flour
50g Milo
1 egg

Cream butter and sugar on Speed 5 for 30 seconds
Add egg, flour and Milo mix on Speed 5 for 10 seconds 
Then on Interval Speed until combined - 20 seconds approx
I had to actually use my hand/spatula a bit to mix, it's quite a dry mixture
Roll into balls and bake in 180 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. 
Remove from oven and let cool 
Makes about 25 biscuits

I did a double batch, perhaps that's why my dough was hard to kneed - I also put a bit less sugar in (150g)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Moroccan Lamb - in under 20 minutes

From Meat on the Menu Cookbook - 

Cooked this last night ready for tonight!!

1 Onion peeled and halved
2 cloves of garlic
1 Tbsp butter
400g cubed lamb
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
300g tinned chick peas drained
100g dates
30g honey
50g tomato paste
Juice of 1 lime
sea salt to taste

Place onion, garlic and butter into bowl and chop for 3 seconds on Speed 5
Saute for 3 miutes at Varoma temp on Speed 1
Add lamb and spices and stir and cook for 7 minutes at 100 degrees on Reverse Soft Speed
Add remaining ingredients and stir and cook for 10 minutes at 100 degrees on Reverse Soft Speed
Allow to rest for 10 minutes and serve with couscous or rice

If you want it a bit juicier I added about 100g of water to the mixture when I added the chick peas


Tuesday, November 8, 2011


A happy customer of mine shares her thoughts on the Thermomix!  

 I absolutely love my Thermomix, I use it almost every day, usually several times.

It is a massive time saver, it means hands free cooking so I can go and do other things. 

It’s also definitely a money saver.

It’s healthier as so much of what I cook is ‘from scratch ‘ without the use of processed and preservative laden jars etc.

It’s a mess saver, there are a quarter the dishes I used to leave after cooking. 

It’s ease means I can cook the ‘normal’ stuff twice as quick and now I cook more of the ‘extravagant ‘stuff I hardly ever cooked before.

My teenage son has even told me he’s going to get one when he leaves home!