ThermoCat loves the June bonuses

ThermoCat is so excited about the June bonuses you can receive if you  host a demo and purchase your Thermomix before 30 June 2016.

Thermomix in Australia announced the best-selling Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families cookbook and recipe chip is our gift to you when you purchase your Thermomix between 21 June and 30 June 2016. Click here to read the info flyer.

This cookbook is full of so many amazing recipes and with the recipe chip you can add the recipes to your My Thermomix Recipe Platform.

This offer is available with the current BBL host reward AND standard host rewards which means that if you host a qualifying demo and purchase at your demo you will receive your Thermomix, the Basic Cookbook and recipe chip, the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families cookbook and recipe chip, the 2.6L ThermoServer and your second Bowl, Blade and Lid set (at a special value price). How amazing is that?!

And don’t forget 24 months interest free is still on so you could receive all of this for less than $25 a week!

If you have any questions contact your consultant. If you’re in the Perth metro area you can contact me and if you don’t have a consultant head to the Thermomix in Australia website.

 

Drip cake with buttercream and meringues

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My niece turned 1 yesterday and to celebrate her first birthday I made this drip cake with buttercream and meringues.

To start I made two batches of butter cake. The recipe from the Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cookbook has always been my go to recipe. You can find my converted recipe here which I used to make an ombre cake.

Once the two cakes were cooked and were cooling down I made the meringues from the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families recipe chip. To create a watercolour effect I painted some pink food colouring on the inside of the piping bag before pouring the meringue mixture into the bag.


Then I piped my meringues and it was so great to be able to easily change nozzle using the new Thermomix piping bag set. I am so in love with this piping bag set. You can purchase yours online here or contact your consultant.

Once the meringues were in the oven I made the buttercream recipe from the Basic Cookbook. I just love how quick and easy it is to whip up!

I used the buttercream to assemble the two cakes together and then to cover the whole cake.


After smoothing the buttercream it was time to pop the cake in the fridge and get the ganache ready. I still had some white chocolate ganache in the freezer which I warmed up in the Thermomix. I had converted the Planet Cake ganache recipe and you can find that here.

Once the ganache was warm enough I poured it into a bowl and added pink colouring until I achieved my desired colour.

Then I took the cake out of the fridge and poured a small amount of ganache on the top. I spread this to the edge and then using my piping bag I piped small amounts on the edge to enhance the drip effect. It is important to work quickly at this stage as the ganache sets almost straight away on a cold cake.


Once the ganache was set it was time to add the meringues and the final touches 🙂

ThermoCat loves the ThermoServer and Everyday Cookbook

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Thermo Cat is so excited about the new special customer purchase offer which can be used in conjunction with the current exclusive bonus host reward!

All qualifying customer Thermomix orders placed between 10 March and 3 April 2016 will receive our purchase offer of the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families cookbook and recipe chip. You can view the recipe index here.

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Thermomix Recipe Platform

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Thermomix in Australia recently announced the very exciting news that the Thermomix Recipe Platform is in the final testing phase.

There’s always perks about being a Thermomix consultant and right now the best perk is being a part of the testing phase.

I can’t wait until testing has finished and you all can have access to the platform. You will have access a wide range of Thermomix recipes from any device, wherever you are. Continue reading

Moussaka

The Moussaka recipe in the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 cookbook had looked appealing to me but I kept putting off making it. The main reason being that I was put off eggplants after making an eggplant parmiagana stack years ago but not slicing the eggplant thick enough. Lesson learnt!

So when I finally created this recipe I made sure I sliced the eggplant nice and thin. Then when placing it in the Varoma I needed to make sure there was still room for the steam to move around. To do this I placed two chopsticks in the bottom of the Varoma dish before placing the eggplant slices in the dish and the tray.  Continue reading

Pausing recipes

TMX PIC TIPS

Did you know that you can save where you are up to when cooking a recipe from a recipe chip?

So, depending on what you are cooking, if you need to run an errand or get interrupted at any point you can save the step you are up to. Just press the home button and then press save when the option appears.

Then when you are ready to continue cooking you turn your Thermomix back on and you will have the option to resume the recipe.

And if you weren’t ready to continue cooking straight away you can always pick up where you left off by going into the recently cooked menu and you will find the recipe there with a pause icon next to it.

Pavlova Christmas Stack

The Festive season is upon us and nothing says festive like the Aussie favourite, pavlova. So of course it makes the cover of the new Festive Flavours cookbook and recipe chip!

 
The cookbook has three different variations of the pavlova stack; Mixed Berry, Gingerbread and Black Forest. The pavlova stack is definitely impressive and even inspired South Australian Group Leader, Annette to make this amazing Christmas video. Click here to view it. Continue reading

Poached eggs with asparagus and hollandaise sauce

 I have never been able to poach eggs by myself. I’ve tried all the tricks I’ve read about but they always ended up in disaster. In the end I had to resort to poach pods which do the trick but without the pillowy soft egg white.

But that was all before I got my Thermomix. Now I can make poached eggs with ease 🙂

The Basic Cookbook and recipe chip have a recipe for poached eggs which includes bringing the water to the boil for 11 minutes. Continue reading

Mango daiquiri

IMG_9162With the weather heating up it’s great to cool down with a mango daiquiri!

The recipe on the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families recipe chip is so easy to follow.

All you need is some raw sugar, frozen mangoes, ice, the juice of one lemon and equal parts Bacardi and Cointreau.

You can substitute the mango with any fresh seasonal fruit of your choice or you can follow this recipe for Strawberry Daiquiri.

Don’t have the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families TM5 cookbook and recipe chip? Contact your consultant or purchase your own copy here.

Baked Artichoke Dip

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This artichoke dip from the new Festive Flavours cookbook and recipe chip is so amazing!

It is so easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. All you need is parmesan cheese, garlic, mayonnaise and marinated artichoke hearts. So if you haven’t made your own mayonnaise yet then this is the perfect time to.

After mixing all the ingredients in your Thermomix you just pour it into a baking dish and bake for 30 mins at 180 degrees. It’s that easy and it is definitely a people pleaser!

This simple recipe is that good it even features on the $50 Festive Flavour 3 Course Dinner for Six menu.

Don’t have the Festive Flavours cookbook? Contact your consultant or purchase your copy here.