Taste of Tasmania Session 2

Tuesday 29th Dec 1.30pm at the Taste Theatre – Taste of Tasmania.

We are making rotis to serve with fresh paneer as part of a vegetarian curry & served with apricot chutney.

 

 

Rotis
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Cuisine: Indian
 
Ingredients
  • 320 g flour
  • 20 g oil (grape seed)
  • ¼ tsp salt (to taste)
  • 250 g boiling Water
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into TM bowl in the order listed.
  2. Knead for 2 minutes on interval setting, dough will look a little like playdough.
  3. Place mixture onto lightly floured surface and hand knead and break into 12-14 small balls of dough.
  4. Using lots of flour roll each roti very thinly into circles and then dry fry in a crepe pan. Once one side is brown turn over and fry the other side.
  5. Pile up cooked rotis on a plate until ready to serve.
  6. This recipe can be doubled for crowds and rotis freeze really well and make a great substitute for wraps.

 

Watch Charlie’s YouTube clip here

The Taste of Tasmania Cooking Demos

28th Dec 3pm at the Taste Theatre – Taste of Tasmania.

We are making soda water scones, rhubarb & raspberry jam, butter, whipped cream & lemon curd/butter.

Soda Water Scones

Soda Water Scones
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Recipe type: Baking
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Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 10 -16
 
Ingredients
  • 600 g self raising flour
  • 110 g caster sugar
  • 250 g cream
  • 250 g soda water
  • 40 g milk, to brush on top of scones
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into TM bowl except milk.
  2. Knead for 30 secs on interval setting, or until dough comes together.
  3. Place mixture onto lightly floured surface and press out until 2cm thick. Cut into rounds using a scone cutter & place onto a tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Brush tops of scones with milk.
  5. Bake in 220 degree oven for 10 minutes & check scones then cook for another 5 mins or until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Best served warm with homemade butter, jam & whipped cream. Or serve with lemon butter & cream.

 

Jam – That’s good!

Who loves a bit of Jam? I do but I find the traditional recipe just a bit too sweet so I like to add less sugar. I like the latest idea of adding chia seeds to thicken it so you can use less sugar. It is just so easy to make Jam & chutneys in the Thermomix, it does the cooking & stirring for you. It is not recommended to do a double batch because it could boil over. Always take out the MC from the Thermomix lid & place the simmering basket on top to let out some moisture & catch any splatters.

Here we have the traditional raspberry jam made in the Thermomix with some rhubarb from the garden & a splash of rosewater – the recipe is coming soon!! Perfect to go with my scone recipe.

Rasberry jam

Christmas 2015

One must always start the day with a good breakfast; my favourite breakfast at the moment is slow cooked eggs, place eggs into the simmering basket & cover with water, cook for 60 mins, at 60 degrees, speed 4. And my favourite indulgent accompaniments are smoked salmon, avocado & hollandaise sauce (I used the guided recipe on the Thermomix model 5, making sure I use cold butter). I also made fresh orange juice (using the guided recipe too) it’s just orange flesh, water & ice. Our breakfast table cloth & cutlery were my nanas so they are really special. The napkins were a Christmas gift from one of my friends.

Xmas breakfast

This year we had the hottest Hobart Christmas Day on record!! We had already arranged our Christmas menu to have a French inspired menu (because of my trip to Paris this year) We all like to contribute & take it in turns hosting. This year it was at my sister’s house. We all live very close, only 5 mins down the road from each other, which is very handy.

Useless fact: This is the first year that all 3 households have owned a Thermomix!!  Mum brought lots of veggies & herbs from her garden. My brother & mum got to work deshelling the broad beans & chopping up the scarlet runner beans.

Beans & broadbeans

For starters mum had made her smoked salmon rounds on cucumber & homegrown raddish.

Xmas lunch nibbles

My sister had set the table, I wasn’t sure about the noddy table cloth but Christmas is about family & food, not about food styling lol!! She also made our family favourite dip a tradition for each year the Thermie Green Avocado Dip. Everyone brought a cheese & mum also brought quince paste. And I made the oat biscuits from In the Mix 2 to go with the cheeses.Xmas lunch table

 

I made the baguettes fresh that morning!! I instructed mum to tear them up just like they do in Paris!

Xmas lunch table 2

I made my fennel & pink grapefruit salad.

Xmas salad

For mains we had 2 Thermomix cooking steamed salmon with dill & garden veg served with the decadent gratin dauphinois (potato bake) my sister made.

Xmas lunch mains

We were so full & hot we didn’t even have the Christmas puddings made by my friend Nat & I on our Christmas cooking day. We did eat something for dessert but I can’t remember what it was!! What a wonderful day of feasting & family fun!!

 

 

Xmas puddings 2