75 Reasons to love Thermomix, part 13: Cooking stuff you’d never dream of doing usually

  Two things happened this week, well two things that weren’t snow related.   The first was I did some much overdue blog maintenance and finally created a Thermomix category to share my posts on this kitchen gadget.   And I re-jigged some existing posts about it, naming the series “75 Reasons to love Thermomix”.  I have no idea it will become 75 reasons, I mean I know there ARE seventy five

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75 Reasons to love Thermomix, Part 3: Saturday baking

I tried a bit of an experiment this weekend, Saturday baking- we were taking pud to a friends’ house and I decided to bake a cake to take round, rather than buying something.   Which is brave as my kitchen disasters are pretty regular and by doing this I was leaving myself no time to then go out and buy a replacement. I also thought I thought I’d get the recipe

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75 Reasons to love Thermomix, Part 2: Cookidoo

  In my continuing posts about my  love of the Thermomix (or as I call it “75 Reasons to love Thermomix) this time I turn to the Cookidoo recipe platform, and why it gives you a luxury that money cannot buy:  time. I have been thinking about this a lot recently.   It doesn’t matter how much money you have, you can’t buy time.    It’s a fixed commodity and

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75 Reasons to love Thermomix, part 6: Scotch Creme Eggs

  These bad boys seem to be everywhere at the moment, certainly on my Instagram feed so I thought I would have a go at them, you know me, I love a confectionery bandwagon to jump on.    I also wanted to see if I could adapt a recipe for use with the Thermomix as so far I have only used mine for Thermomix recipes but know I can use

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75 Reasons to love Thermomix, part 7: homemade “Nutella”

It’s pancake day! Or Shrove Tuesday to give it its official title.   Though in this house today is “get all the work done so you can hot foot it up to London to a charity comedy gig and overnight stay in a swanky hotel in Leicester Square day”.  But that last one doesn’t trip off the tongue so well, so let’s go with the first one. What you don’t

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75 Reasons to love Thermomix, part 8: Banana bread

It is also National Dog Biscuit Day and National Toast Day but I figured that you might not need a recipe for either of those.  Well not from me anyway.  What I thought you might need though is a recipe for banana bread in case you wanted to join in with National Banana Bread Day.   And let’s face it, who wouldn’t?  It is blowing a gale out there today

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#GBBO — Gin drizzle cake with lemon curd and a Dubonnet icing

That’s it then, The Great British Bake Off as we know it is over.   Done for this year, not on our TV’s next year and then starting up on Channel 4 in 2018.  I shall miss it I shall also miss baking along with each week’s theme and joining in with Jenny and her Great Blogger Bake Off linky.   From being star baker in the first week with

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Kidney bean chocolate cake

Don’t look at me like that.   This is an actual thing.   And not only that but it is an actual thing that I made over the weekend.   Partly because I was pulling the face that you probably are now when I heard about it and partly because today is the start of #NationalChocolateWeek and I am off chocolate And sugar And butter And wheat And therefore cake

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75 Reasons to love Thermomix, part 11: Lemon Meringue Pie

Before we go any further I have two things to say about this incredible pie.  The first is that this was made back in March, as there hasn’t been a pie window of opportunity this week.  So this exceptional pie made back in March is being blogged about this week as I haven’t blogged it before.  And secondly I can sing its praises as I didn’t make it.   Jonnie

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75 Reasons to love Thermomix, part 12: Jaffa cakes

I don’t even really like Jaffa cakes if I am honest.  Not since I worked for a VAT consultant in 1991 and the whole “for VAT purposes are they a cake or a biscuit?” debate kicked off (biscuits with chocolate on them are subject to VAT, cake is not and McVities claimed they were a cake.  HMRC were not convinced). And since then they have got smaller so I am

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75 Reasons to love Thermomix, part 10: lemon drizzle cake

So here is the thing.  I can’t cook.  I have said it before and I will keep saying it again.   What I do have though are gadgets that do things for me so I can produce results that make it look like I can cook.   Which is why I have decided to join in with Jenny’s #GBBOBloggers weekly linky. Every week inspired by that week’s episode of the

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