This Week in the Thermomix 3
It’s been a busy week for thermie. People say, save the best for last, but I’m starting with the big guns! Alyce Alexandra’s Chocolate Mousse Cake (subscribe to their newsletters and you get a free ebook with the recipe). Beyond delicious and foolproof in the thermomix.
We had a huge group of friends and kids around yesterday for a long lunch and generally an excuse for the kids to play and the parents to chat and have a wine or two – 16 adults and 18 kids. Thankfully the weather was glorious and everyone brought a plate to share. Dessert was awesome – with a delicious lemon tart from the May edition of the Home Beautiful magazine, the easy and delicious chocolate cake from the EDC and this baby – my new ‘impress the pants off everybody with very little effort’ cake…
We made plenty of pizzas with a double batch of the EDC (Every Day Cookbook or Basic Cookbook for those of you with a TM5). The pizza oven served us well during the afternoon and then provided ambience in the evening…
And that’s where the photos end because we were too busy eating and being merry to photograph!
I also made apple slaw from Bake Play Smile to go with our Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (not thermomix, but so good, give it a go!). It was really yummy and full of great texture, much better than others I’ve tried so that’s definitely being added to the go-to list!
After catching up on a few of The 4 Blades Podcasts that I missed, I was inspired to try their Crispy Potato Bites. For something that was an overnight process, they were devoured in mere minutes. A lot of preparation, but they were crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Delicious, but fiddly to make. Definitely a crowd pleaser though and I’d make them again when I had a big group around to stuff with snacks!
During the week I made a lot of things to keeps the kids happy during the school holidays, TRTLMT Vanilla Pikelets, Donna Hay Banana bread from Mrs D plus 3, and Nigella’s choc chip muffins from the Annoyed Thyroid to name a few. All perfect for stocking up the freezer with school lunchbox snacks.
I finally got around to trying the famed TRTLMT Krispy Fried Chicken. It was pretty darn good, texture was perfect but I’ll have to tweak it again next time to get a bit more oomph in the flavour. Good thing is the recipe makes heaps of coating so it’s ready to go for next time.
I made the Skinnymixers Cauliflower and Chicken Soup (you’ll find it in The Healthy Mix book/eBook) for the third time in three weeks. I don’t like cauliflower at all. Hate it. However, this soup is amazing. A1 has also used it in place of bechamel sauce in lasagne. Kids wolfed it down. Winner!
Last weekend we made sushi using Beck’s method from the recipe community.
And lastly a use thanks to A Guy, a girl, fur kids and food for making butter foolproof for me. My last attempt was a fail thanks to my impatience, these guys spelt it out so clearly that I new exactly what to look for and was able to finally successfully make my own butter. Hooray!
What’s been cooking in your thermomix this week?