Jump to content

TMX Buddies #5

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
92 replies to this topic

#1 Freckles

Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:16 AM

New thread time folks. Old thread is here.

#2 ~Sorceress~

Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

And how cold are mornings in Canberra now? Cold enough that I had to mix on 37 degrees to get my cake to mix properly! ohmy.gif

#3 *Caro*

Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

It sure is cold in the mornings - cold enough for thermomix porridge for breakfast wink.gif

#4 hubble

Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:24 PM

Anyone worked out a way to stop the porridge creating a bowl cleaning nightmare??  I love porridge, but the bowl cleaning puts me off!

#5 *Caro*

Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:48 PM

I prefer cleaning the thermomix bowl to cleaning the saucepan! Hate doing it on the stovetop.  I don't find it too bad - just whizz some water in it and then give it a slosh with the cleaning brush.  I think the key is doing it as soon as the porridge is cooked - if you leave it too long, it sets like glue.

#6 IamzFeralz

Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

I'm looking forward to cooking porridge in the morning too.  Not quite cold enough yet in Sydney, maybe a couple of weeks?

#7 ubermum

Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:00 PM

I always put some water in the bowl as soon as I have served the porridge and give it a good whizz. Usually we are running out the door and when I give it a brush later it cleans up fine.

#8 ACO

Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

I actually won a thermomix about a month ago and I have been using it every day.

Initially, I wasn't convinced. I thought, yeah, but I can do all this without the thermomix.

Slowly I have been working my way through various recipes and I've got to say, it's got a hold of me. I'm addicted! I'm searching for more things to make all the time!

Now I understand the evangelism. I get it. I used to think it was because everyone paid 2K for their machines, they had to be enthusiastic to justify paying that much. Well I didn't pay a cent and I get it! This thing is the most amazing kitchen appliance ever.

#9 Colleer

Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

Congratulations Credence!  Wow what a win!  Was that through Lighthouse flours or Family Circle magazine?

As a TMX owner (and consultant) it always sounds biased when I say just how good it is, and almost how addictive it is, so it is lovely to hear your opinion as well  biggrin.gif

#10 ~Sorceress~

Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

Oh you WON a TMX! You lucky lucky ducky! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I enter competitions for TMX because I'd like a second one  ph34r.gif

I don't have a problem with porridge sticking so long as I cook at 90 and keep it moving at reverse 2-3 original.gif . I pop it straight into the Thermoserver to keep warm because my family tend to come to the table in dribs and drabs rolleyes.gif .

#11 kaishra

Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:18 PM

Hi guys, I didn't know this group was here, I've been slack on not on eb much lately too.

We've had our tmx for 3 years and as dh does the cooking he uses it lots but i've just started sitting down with the cook books again and going through them so have been using it a lot more lately, otherwise I just use it to boil eggs, cook rice and make porridge! lol

#12 *Caro*

Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

Has anyone tried increasing the volume of porridge (compared to the recipe in EDC)?  We can devour that amount between 3 of us!

#13 ACO

Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:48 PM

Congratulations Credence! Wow what a win! Was that through Lighthouse flours or Family Circle magazine?

Neither, I came second in a recipe competition on taste.com.au.

I'm so glad that I didn't come first, I think it was a holiday to Bali. This is the gift that will keep on giving I believe.

#14 Red Cabbage

Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:59 PM

Hahah! I would have hoped for second prize too.


#15 ~Sorceress~

Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

Caro, I just cook 1 mug oats/ 2 mugs water / pinch sea salt according to the numbers eating & adjust the cooking length. original.gif. I never blitz the oats first because I find that makes it a bit too gluey.

#16 upstyledown

Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

I need to starting getting back on EB more often, I'm missing whole threads.

Which parts am I able to put into the dish washer? I'm finding the handwashing a bit annoying... yes I'm lazy lol.

I was also told I can put it all in the dishwasher. I don't put the jug in anymore, as the one and only time I did my scales stopped working and it had to get sent back. Not sure if it was a coincidence but I'm not willing to test it again.

I recently bought For Foods Sake by Tenina Holder. It was a bit pricey (I think I paid $50 for it), but it has some really yummy recipes in it. We've been experimenting with quite a few of them over the last couple of weeks.

Our new favourite receipe is the Short Notice Slice (found the recipe on the forums). We change it around each time we make it though, sometimes we add choc chips, other times mixed fruit, last week we added lemon rind to the slice and then made lemon icing and made it lemon slice. It's so versatile and the kids demolish it. It's so quick and easy as well.

#17 kaishra

Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

Caro, there's 7 of us and on a school morning 6 of us eating porridge.  Hubby tweaked the recipe a while ago but I can't find where he wrote it down, I think it was 600ml milk/water (I've done up to about 800) but I can't remember the oats amt, could have been 160. I'm about to start making it again so I'd better remember lol

#18 ishouldbeworking

Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:13 PM

Was just reading through this thread - I'm a thermy addict too!!
I do porridge for DH every morning - he eats 70g oats, and I mix with one part oats to 4 parts liquid (eg 70g oats to 280 g liquid - mixture of water n milk).

If the kids and I were having porridge we'd have 50g oats (again with one part oats to 4 parts liquid).

i've been making Hot X Buns for the last few days - three dozen I've made (and we've nearly eaten all of them!) in the last three days!!


#19 hubble

Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

I've just been making Hot Cross Buns too - they are so easy, and so good!  I find the piping mixture made enough for 3 batches, but I make the glaze fresh every batch. I've used the cranberries in most, but done a mix of cranberries, sultanas and currants in others.  They got voted best ever at playgroup today!!

I think maybe blitzing the oats is what's making my porridge so gloopy and sticking to the bottom of the bowl.  I know I should just clean it straight away, but sometimes breakfast can be bedlam here!

Edited by hubble, 29 March 2012 - 05:33 PM.

#20 ELH05

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

Ladies who cook Porridge - have any of you used Steel Cut Oats ?  SCO take longer to cook but I dont know quantities etc
To make it.

#21 upstyledown

Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

I'm sure you girls will feel my pain. My butterfly attachment has gone walkabout sad.gif

I didn't realise how much I loved it til I haven't been able to find it.

#22 ~Sorceress~

Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

Oh that's sad sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif  .We use it all the time for fruit ice creams and mashed potato. I hope you find it soon!

How much is a replacement? original.gif

#23 ubermum

Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

I use 1 part oats and 4 parts liquid too. I usually don't use the scales for porridge, but use a 1/3 cup measure because mostly it is only for me. I blitz some dried apricots and raw almonds first to go in the porridge. I use Quaker oats which are whole rolled oats and I never blitz them, they come in 4.5kg packet from Costco and are cheap at around $11. Porridge is better with whole oats. I often put some sultanas and nutmeg in too, because I like how the sultanas cook and swell up.

As soon as I dish up the porridge, I fill the jug with water. That way it only needs a blitz and a brush later and it's clean.

#24 *LucyE*

Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

I made lasagne with DS for the first time in years. DH and DD were away so I was planning on just buying a lasagne to reheat and serve. My 2 regular delis were both out of lasagnes and DS had his heart set on it for dinner.

I bought some mince and a box of sheets and decided to make our own. I did the meat sauce on the stove top using a Napoli sauce DH had made in the TMX and froze. DS made the bechmel sauce in the TMX and then layered it. I forgot how good home made is original.gif

#25 Strawberries

Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

hello, first post in here, but as for the oats question... i hate cleaning! i hope someone has hints! i have put thermie in the d/w twice now and it cleans up good, with no damage.

but when i do, i make a big batch for my hungry hoard. 260-300g oats (not quick) and 1000-1200g milk (can use milk/water too). makes good apple and oat muffins if there's any left over!


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Newborn baby found in a nativity scene

Police are trying to trace a woman who abandoned a baby boy in the manger of a church nativity scene.

Life would be harder without my kids

The Humans of New York Facebook page is well known for sharing touching, real stories from one of the world's biggest cities – and it's just hit the heart of parents everywhere.

Mum dresses as Wonder Woman for last day of chemo

A Brisbane mum dressed up as a superhero to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy and created a moment her family will remember forever.

How a raisin can predict a toddler's IQ

All you need to assess a child's future intelligence is a plastic cup and a raisin, according to new research.

Former Hi-5 member's cannabis hope

Former Hi-5 star Tim Harding hopes a cannabis-derived drug will help control his daughter's epilepsy, which sees the four-year-old suffering between 50 and 100 seizures a day.

The top 5 reasons your toddler throws a tantrum

Whilst to the outside world little people may appear to have it easy, it's actually not always the case – just ask any toddler who's had their toast cut up the wrong way.

Glenn McGrath thought he'd lost his wife and baby

Australian cricket ledged Glen McGrath has spoken about the moment he thought he might lose his wife, Sara and their baby daughter, Madison.


Inside my Centrelink nightmare

Mother Bec Smith has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A "serious error" is preventing her.

Warnings over push for hourly childcare billing

Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.

Cate Blanchett thought about adopting for years

Cate Blanchett says her recent adoption of a baby girl had nothing to do with wanting a daughter after having three sons.

Kate Walsh: 'I can't have kids'

Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.

The parasite that could boost fertility

The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.

Family may sue cousin over genetics

A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.

Strange things mums have done in labour

While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

Michael Clarke reveals baby's name

When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.

The logistics of breastfeeding twins

Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.

How to stop people ruining Christmas

We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.

Lots of formula offers for desperate mum

The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.

Surviving breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Cot sheet brands for the nursery

With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.


What's hot on EB

How I survived breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Grieving father's letter to Bataclan terrorists: "...this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free"

A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.

5 challenges of motherhood - and how to see them differently

Despite the smiles, the sloppy kisses and the pure magic children bring to our lives, it's hard to deny that motherhood can be tough.

4 challenges of being a new dad - and how to face them

Becoming a parent is challenging – and that applies to both mums and dads.

My battle against antenatal and postnatal depression

I was five months pregnant when I realised I needed help.

Children swapped at birth will not be returned to biological parents

A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.

A quarter of men believe they get 'man periods'

A British study has revealed one in four men believe they have a monthly cycle.

Baby deposit

How much do you need to save for a 'baby deposit'?

It's fairly straightforward to calculate a house deposit, but how much money do you need to save up for a baby?

Dad's beautiful note to his wife, a nurse

To anyone else it might just look like a picture of a mum having a nap with her toddler.

'I was a complete schmuck': Mike Baird opens up about his wife's postnatal depression

When his wife Kerryn was not well following the birth of their daughter, NSW Premier Mike Baird buried himself in his work.

Mum's desperate plea as whooping cough alert issued

A desperate mother has shared a heart-breaking video of her baby struggling to cope with a coughing fit caused by pertussis.

Coffee could help you live longer

New US research found people who report drinking three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.

The joy and dread of playdates

To live vicariously through your child is to rediscover anxieties you thought dead and buried.

Sick baby could die without scarce special formula, mum says

Lizzie Cann is down to her last three tins of a special formula in short supply.

Adorable toddler's strop foiled by squeaky shoes

We're probably all familiar with the pouty bottom lip and tightly crossed arms of a tot mid-strop.

More sex during World Cup created more baby boys

More sex during South Africa's World Cup meant a disproportionately high number of boys were born nine months later, a new study has found.

Win one of two ABC Shop prize packs in time for Christmas

What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.

Do fitness challenges really work?

Fitness challenges aren't new. There's Michelle Bridges 12WBT and a bunch of other programs if you really want to lose weight.

What are pregnant women Googling?

Pregnancy is a huge change for any woman, so it's natural we'll have questions - and turn to Google to ask them.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.