Baking Bread

Baking Bread

Making homemade bread is so easy with the Thermomix, kneading is a breeze, milling your own flour too & even making gluten free breads!! I will be updating this post with my bread baking creations.

Spelt Rolls

Spelt dinner rolls

 

Bagels are steamed in the varoma before baking in the oven – delicious!!

 

5 seed bread before the oven

 

5 seed bread 2

5 seed bread YUM!!

Cookidoo 7 Day Challenge

Cookidoo 7 Day Challenge

 

AIM: To become confident using cookidoo (& your cook key if you have one) Bonus – you might just find a new favourite recipe. You can start the challenge at anytime.

1. Choose 7 Cookidoo recipes to make over 7 days.

2. Try to use the Cookidoo menu planning & shopping list function. (Sync on your Thermomix model 5 if you have a cook-key)

3. Try to make 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner & 1 bake over the course of the week.

4. Try to post a photo on social media of what you have made using with #cookidoo7daychallenge (or send your photo to Arwen’s ThermoPics to be posted.)

5. Try to use 1 recipe from another countries’ cookidoo site.

6. If you miss a day you can make 2 recipes the next day 

7. Have fun!! HAPPY THERMOMIXING!

Check out my facebook page for some instructional videos on using cookidoo & your cook-key.

*What is Cookidoo anyway?

Lunchbox Corner with Erica Noble

Lunchbox Corner with Erica Noble

Lunchbox Corner
 
Love ’em or hate ’em, lunchboxes are an unavoidable necessity. Parents have an important role to play when packing a lunchbox. Learning is hungry work! To fuel children for a day at school, pack a nutritious main lunch plus snacks from the five food groups. Pack to suit your child’s appetite.
 
Try these Thermomix recipes* from The Basic Cookbook.
 
Grains and cereals
– Pizza dough (try mini pizzas or pizza scrolls)
– Pikelets
– Pancakes
– Bircher muesli
– Bread and rolls (try lunchbox sized rolls)
– Fruit buns
 
Meat and alternatives
– Hard boiled eggs
– Omelettes (try wraps or rolls)
– Lasagne (try “lasagne cups” baked in a muffin tray)
– Quiche (try mini quiches, easier for little hands)
– Meatballs
– Fish cakes
– Vegetarian sausage rolls
 
Dairy and alternatives
– Yoghurt
– Custard
– Smoothies
 
Fruit
– Stewed fruit
– Apple sauce
– Smoothies
– Vitality truffles (bliss balls)
 
Vegetables
– Lightly steamed raw veggies
– Soups
– Potato cakes
– Salads
– Dips
– Smoothies
 
* If your school is nut-free, either omit the nuts or substitute a mix of seeds in recipes that contain nuts. Try pine nuts (a seed, not a nut), linseeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or chia seeds.
 
For more lunchbox tips, see:
http://dhhs.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/121165/Lunchbox_tips_2013.pdf
 
#vegitup
#getfruity
#packarainbowinyourlunchbox
#movewelleatwell
#healthykids
#healthytasmania
#eatwelltasmania
#familyfoodpatch
 
Written by Erica Noble, Thermie owner and volunteer Family Food Educator. For more ideas and information go to www.familyfoodpatch.org.au or www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/healthykids, or follow Family Food Patch or Healthy Tasmania on Facebook.