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#76 jojonbeanie

Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

My teenager declared the TMX a complete success the other day when he whipped up a large batch of fake stage blood using the very fancy recipe of heated golden syrup, custard powder and red coloring.

#77 *LucyE*

Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

Lol at the fake stage blood.

I wonder what other creative things the TMX has been used for?

I wish I had it back when I was making play dough a lot. My arm would get sore from all that mixing.

The candles are a complete success and we are using them tonight original.gif

#78 ubermum

Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:44 PM

My consultant gave me a brush with the machine (it's actually an Ikea one).

I can't do the mash. It's my one and only failure so far and I have tried it three times. I have used different potatoes and made sure they were well cooked, but it still turned out gluey. I make much nicer mash without the thermy.

I made a vanilla icecream just with the thermomix using this recipe. It was really good. I halved the vanilla extract and used half a bourbon vanilla bean to give it a deep vanilla flavour.

Other than that, I haven't been particularly adventurous. I have been too busy and have just been using it for everyday things. It is getting used for smoothies a lot which are great when we are running late for school. I have smoothie cups with lids and thick straws that the kids can use in the car.

#79 *Caro*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:11 AM

I got a green brush with mine too.  It's great for cleaning it.  I've also been putting the blades through the dishwasher occasionally, I hope it doesn't damage it - my consultant said it was ok.

I've made mashed potato a few times and been really happy with it.  I have a real mental block with making mashed potato normally and avoid it like anything, so the kids are happy that I'm making it again!

What are you all serving your hollandaise with? I keep meaning to try it, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

#80 *LucyE*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

We have hollandaise with eggs Benedict. We like ours with smoked salmon and spinach. I have done slowed cooked eggs in the TMX which is so much easier and less messy than poaching them. You could also make a brioche dough in the TMX to serve under the eggs rather than English muffins.

Last week the hollandaise was to go with pan fried salmon pieces, steamed chat potatoes and asparagus.

#81 *Caro*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:52 PM

Yum! Can I come to your place for breakfast tomorrow? laughing2.gif

#82 Red Cabbage

Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 16/03/2012, 09:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I made a vanilla icecream just with the thermomix using this recipe. It was really good. I halved the vanilla extract and used half a bourbon vanilla bean to give it a deep vanilla flavour.

Oh dear, I'm going to get SO FAT!

#83 *LucyE*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:56 PM

Yum! Can I come to your place for breakfast tomorrow?

No, because I suck at the TMX hollandaise. I can't get it consistently right. I'm about to give up on it and go back to the whisk and stove top method because I can't afford to waste anymore eggs (our hens are off the lay so every egg is precious lol).

We ended up having the salmon, potatoes and asparagus with a red wine vinaigrette instead.

Anyway, tomorrow's breakky will be eggs en cocotte done in the wood fired oven original.gif

#84 *LucyE*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Oh, and that ice cream recipe linked to above...I do a similar thing but froze the custard in cubes (or just chopped it with a knife). Then I would purée some fruit (mango is a fave here) and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to accentuate the fruit flavours, then chuck the frozen custard in, give it a blitz and presto, delicious soft serve style ice cream.

#85 jessiebean

Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:03 PM

Oh dear, I just read through this thread, went onto the TM website and bought the lunch box ideas and My Way of Cooking....I love Thermomix....

#86 jojonbeanie

Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:11 PM

I have to say since the thermomix came into our life my family has consumed so much soup it's crazy. My 18 year old is just inhaling the stuff (a bit like he does with milk). I'm making him 2lt of veg soup every second day. He's taking 500ml for lunch and then downing another 500ml between meals at some other point in the day. We have had a huge number of really beautiful tomatoes so many of them have become soup but his fav this week was corn, carrot and butter bean. Would have thought? To be honest I made it because I had a whole load of carrots taking up room in the fridge and one too many bags of corn taking up space in the freezer.

Edited by jojonbeanie, 17 March 2012 - 09:12 PM.

#87 *Caro*

Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

Nothing wrong with a good lashing of soup!! We are making pumpkin soup for lunch - again  rolleyes.gif

In my head I cook like LucyE, but in reality there is a lot more plain, churn-it-out-to-feed-the-masses stuff going on here.  At least the Thermomix makes it easy to do that!  original.gif

I've got some left over Thermomix pesto in the fridge, so I'm hoping to make pesto and chargrilled capsicum scrolls this afternoon, and then make some red lentil soup, all to take for lunches during the week.  I'm also making okonomiyaki for dinner tonight.

#88 Colleer

Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

In my head I cook like LucyE, but in reality there is a lot more plain, churn-it-out-to-feed-the-masses stuff going on here. At least the Thermomix makes it easy to do that!

I love it! That is so so me!

#89 *Caro*

Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

I'm pleased it's not just me original.gif

#90 ~Sorceress~

Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:26 PM

I've been just churning out meals lately - my children have their favourites and penalise me if I get too creative on them sad.gif .

I toss my whole TMX into the dishwasher as I was told I could when I bought it... now you've got me worried! ohmy.gif

#91 Freckles

Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:15 AM

Time for a new thread folks. original.gif

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