I so wish I had taken better pictures of this dessert before it was finished! I served it up to friends for Sunday lunch and it was a BIG success- so easy to prepare in advance, pop into freezer and … Continue reading →
I have made a couple of sculpted cakes as a gift to friends, but this was my first car. I decided to add the traffic cones after I thought it sloped to one side- My excuse was a flat tyre! … Continue reading →
A quick review of my latest purchase from Lakeland- the lékué silicone breadmaker. The claim is that you can weigh, mix, prove, and bake all in this clever silicone 'bowl'. I made my bread in the Thermomix, but then proved … Continue reading →
An easy peasy bread recipe from EDC ( Thermomix every day cooking) This is a wonderful loaf which makes marvellous toast the following day- of course there may be none left to toast the following day! Bring 200g of water … Continue reading →
In Britain we are already into week three of the great british bake off (GBBO), the nation sits down with a cuppa and twitter at 8 pm, in grip of baking frenzy. Favourites have been chosen while annoying traits of … Continue reading →
This recipe is based on the one in Thermomix Every Day Cookbook. I added a 120 g of this M&S seed mix packet and then just followed the recipe . I was a little sceptical that there was no second … Continue reading →
I have featured the totally addictive recipes from I love chocolate, I love Thermomix previously, and this one is raises the bar. It combines a Thermomix praline with chocolate to make a heavenly match for a sable pastry case. I … Continue reading →
A twist on an old recipe of mine- the giant cookie cake. Completely mixed in the Thermomix and using silicone pans. I have had the original Williams Sonoma pans for years and they give a perfect finish – the stand … Continue reading →
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 of the box, I apologise!
I do admit to the odd spatula lick of cake batter!
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