French toast conjures up memories of some the best American breakfast/brunches ever. This Thermomix variation derives from one on the Australian Thermomix community site. Of course you can simply whisk up the ingredients in a bowl but the TM gives … Continue reading →
Pitting cherries is a chore- right? Wrong! Especially when the result is cherry pie and the sweet cherries are so cheap as to be a give away. I hate to pay nearly 50p for a (0ne!) lemon when I am … Continue reading →
While checking the ingredients on the King Arthur cake flour box the other day during a blog write up I had a laugh out loud moment which I wanted to share- if you dear reader regularly eat raw flour out … Continue reading →
On my previous post I was making excuses for having a cake pan selection which might bring out the green-eyed monster in Williams Sonoma, so I have to show you my latest addition and trust me I think you are … Continue reading →
Hold that thought! Many of us will have had the shameful count of the number of pairs of black shoes, jeans, 'essential' tops in our closet, but my shameful excess (well the only one I am divulging here) relates to … Continue reading →
All bloggers are encouraged to 'know their audience' presumably so that they can better target their material, maximise the power of the tag and so on… As a travel/photography blogger as well as a baking blogger, I appreciate how different those audiences are.
Blogging about recipes throws up the issue of measurement. As a European I am a firm believer in weight as opposed to volume- to be honest the only thing that cups, as a measurement, have going for them, is convenience but that is significantly outweighed by accuracy. I have been amazed when attending cooking courses in the US how many participants don't own a set of digital scales.
So when is a stick of butter 115g, half a cup, or 4oz!! You get the picture. There are really convenient conversion apps for your phone and ipad, so there really is no excuse. I was reading an American article just the other day bemoaning the fact that the US stands out against the rest of the world in keeping Fahrenheit – well it's 105°F here today in phoenix – that's HOT in anybody's money!
Spotted in Philadelphia - love the idea of 3am cookies!
If you are familiar with my blog you will know I am a Thermomix bore! It is far and away the most amazing kitchen appliance ever made- yes, it has a hefty price tag, but you can throw away at least six other appliances and make room in you cupboards for other things. When I bought my Thermomix all those years ago I had no idea that Australian cooks had wholeheartedly embraced this machine. I knew it was popular in Spain but google translate is frankly dangerous when let loose on a recipe! Sharing via blogs, forums, pinterest, Facebook, has opened a whole international Thermomix world- hoorah!
Recipe for these cherry almond scones in next post – yummmmmm
You can ring the changes easily with this basic milk bread recipe from TM Fast and Easy Cooking just by shaping it differently. I like to be able to freeze most of a batch and just defrost a couple of … Continue reading →
Over on my travel and photography blog, @vannilla, I have been posting about my recent visit to Philadelphia but I had to say something about their amazing Reading Terminal food market here. I have visited food markets all over the … Continue reading →
This yummy soda bread is based on a recipe by Lorraine Pascale, but I have adapted it in the Thermomix. Soda bread is probably the easiest bread for a novice baker or those who (wrongly) 'fear' the whole yeasted bread … Continue reading →
This is a super easy Thermomix version of the traditional chollah. It is in the fast and easy cooking Thermomix book, and I find it makes a perfect plaited loaf every time. Less than 3 minutes Thermomix time, 90 minutes … Continue reading →
That's July 4 over for another year, but I couldn't let it pass without a cake! This double chocolate cake is from the Thermomix fast and easy cooking, but you could easily make it using a stand mixer. You'll … Continue reading →
The obsession to test more of the recipes in the Thermomix book I love chocolate continues. A word of warning though- buy the book, work your way through the book, have lots of friend, family, kids round to eat it! … Continue reading →
Owning a Thermomix is a joy every day of the week but there are some things which you know your non-thermie friends slave over and often fail to produce satisfactorily. One of these is crème Pâtissière . With a Thermomix … Continue reading →
More chocoholic therapy from the Thermomix book I Love Chocolate. I will alter this recipe next time I make it as it was a bit too dense for my liking- taste was Devine but I like the mousse to be, … Continue reading →