Gluten free baking powder

IMG_7862It is so easy to make your own gluten free baking powder with your Thermomix.

The recipe in the Basic Cookbook only needs rice flour, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar. There’s even a recipe to make your own rice flour. So really you need rice, not rice flour.

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After milling your own rice flour you just need to place 50g into the bowl and add 50g bicarb soda and100g cream of tartar. Mix 10 sec on speed 5 and you’re done.

How easy is that?!

Greek yoghurt

IMG_5175I’m not the biggest yoghurt eater but I was enjoying Chobani Greek yoghurt mixed with a scoop of protein powder for breakfast once a week. Last month I was hit by a virus that took me weeks to recover. Part of my naturopath treatment plan was a liver detox and since completing that I decided to take a break from protein powders.

So how was I going to enjoy me Greek yoghurt now? I wasn’t a fan of the fruit flavours because I am really fussy about fruit ‘bits’. So I decided to make Bircher muesli from the Basic Cookbook and as I was flicking through the cookbook I saw the recipe for plain yoghurt which made me think now is the time to finally make Greek yoghurt 🙂

I searched the Recipe Community and found this recipe for thick and creamy Greek style yoghurt. I don’t have any cheesecloth for the traditional method of straining yoghurt so I felt like this recipe was perfect and gave it a go.

This method for strained yoghurt is like many types of yoghurt and is made from milk that has been enriched by boiling off some of its water content and adding powdered milk. The next step involved cooling the mix to 37 degrees and stated it was vital to the success of the yoghurt. The recipe said it may take 40-60 minutes but for me it took 90 minutes. This is only a problem if you need your TM bowl because you are cooling the mix while it is still in the bowl.

The end result was definitely thick and creamy and I have been enjoying it with my Bircher muesli. I’d love to know how you go with this recipe or if you have your tried and tested go-to recipe for Greek yoghurt please comment below xx

Bircher muesli

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Bircher Muesli was developed around 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner for his patients and is basically rolled oats that are soaked overnight, mixed with cinnamon, dried fruits and nuts, toasted coconut, berries, grated apples and an optional dollop of yogurt.

I had always wanted to try Bircher muesli before I got my Thermomix but for some reason never got around to it. So when I saw the recipe for Bircher muesli in the Basic Cookbook I just had to give it a go.

What I love the most about it is the fact that you can make it the night before and just add the chopped apple and Greek yoghurt in the morning – which is perfect for those rushed mornings! In my case I woke up early to workout which meant I didn’t have time to eat breakfast at home. So I just packed my breakfast to eat at my desk when I got to work 🙂

What’s your favourite go-to breakfast?

Playdough

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Did you know you could make your own playdough with your Thermomix?

All you need is water, salt, cream of tartar, plain flour, olive oil and your choice of food colouring/s!

If you have the Everyday Cookbook you will find the recipe there. If you have the Basic Cookbook just contact your consultant  and request the e-recipe card 🙂