Thermomix Balls or Squares

Thermomix Balls or Squares

It’s super easy to throw together some bliss balls or protein balls with a Thermomix, myself I just can’t be bothered rolling the balls so I normally press the mixture into a tray or rectangular silicon moulds – I did roll balls for these photos with the help of my nephew. We made a nut free balls that my sister makes for their school lunches, apricot & coconut balls & the classic Choc Date Balls with almonds.

ALI’S NUT FREE CHOC BALLS

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Nut Free Balls
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You can make balls or squares, if you don't have quite enough of one of the seeds sesame seeds are a good addition or you can add anything really like chia seeds or goji berries too.
Ingredients
  • 250 grams sunflower seeds
  • 50 grams Pepita Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50 grams water
  • 300 grams dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • Desiccated or Shredded Coconut
Instructions
  1. Process sunflower & pepita seeds for 5 secs on speed 10, place this mix to one side.
  2. Put dates & water into the TM bowl & cook 2 mins 100 degrees speed 2.
  3. Add vanilla, raw cacao powder & reserved seeds & process for 5 secs on speed 6.
  4. Roll into balls & roll each ball in coconut.

 

APRICOT & COCONUT BALLS

Apricot balls styled & rolled by my nephew

Another great apricot & coconut recipe are these Apricot Squares – you press the mixture into a tray & if you are in a rush into the freezer to set it quickly & then it is really easy to just slice into bar or square shapes, one of my customers also drizzles hers with white chocolate 🙂

CHOC DATE BALLS

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NOTE: Styling Balls can be a challenge here is a pic from our Prep Prop Style & Shoot Workshop & below links to some of JJ’s Ball recipes.

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Try JJ’s Lemon Macadamia & Coconut Raw Truffles or her Raw Choc Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. Even truffles is a fancier name than balls & makes it sound a bit more posh 🙂

 

 

 

Green Eggs & Ham Fritatta

Green Eggs & Ham Fritatta

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Yes the name of this recipe is a link to one of my favourite childhood books by Dr Suess. After eating this fritatta I’m sure you would say you like to eat green eggs & ham (or bacon) anywhere. This is a recipe that is just in my brain & you can use any vegetables or any cheese, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, great for lunch boxes too – See my live face book video of me making the dish here. I’d love to know any of your variations, I sometimes make a fritata with smoked salmon as well .

 

Green Eggs & Ham Fritatta
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Very easy to vary with different veggies 🙂
Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potato roughly cubed (no need to peel)
  • 4 rashers of bacon
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 5 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 100g spinach or silver beet leaves
  • 8 eggs
  • 250g cream or greek yoghurt
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 200g feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Turn the oven on to 180 degrees & in your baking dish roast your sweet potato, onion & bacon rashers, you don't want to over cook the bacon & the sweet potato should be just cooked through.
  2. Place garlic & parsley into the TM bowl & chop for 2 secs speed 7. Add the spinach & chop roughly for 3 secs speed 5.5 - you may need to use your spatula to help push all the leaves into the blades.
  3. Add the eggs, cream & salt & pepper & mix for 5 secs speed 4. Spread the mixture over the roasted sweet potato & bacon. Crumble over the feta cheese & return to the oven to bake for approx 20 mins or until golden.

Rhubarb Crumble Muffins

Rhubarb Crumble Muffins

I grow rhubarb, I don’t do anything to it it just grows – that’s my favourite kind of gardening!! Maybe it grows so well because I got the original plant from my green thumb Mum? Anyway I have so much of it I am always on the hunt for a good rhubarb recipe either sweet or savoury, and I will upload more of my favourite rhubarb recipes soon – however this Rhubarb Crumble Muffin recipe is a regular because it is so easy & we normally have all the ingredients available. Watch me make them in my live facebook video.

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Mini Rhubarb Muffins without the crumble topping

 

Rhubarb Crumble Muffins
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Serves: 12 Muffins
 
You can replace some or all of the rhubarb with apple if you wish.
Ingredients
  • 12 portion(s)
  • Rhubarb Muffins
  • 220 grams Spelt Flour (white or whole), Or plain white flour or ½ of each
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 120 grams Rapdura Sugar, Or normal sugar
  • 150 grams trimmed rhubarb
  • 100 grams buttermilk, Or plain yoghurt or milk
  • 60 grams coconut oil, Or vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • Optional Crumble Topping
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, or hazelnuts
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place rhubarb into TM bowl 1 sec speed 6. Scrape out of the bowl & set aside. No need to clean the bowl.
  3. Add all the wet ingredients & sugar & process for 5 secs speed 5.
  4. Add flour & baking powder & rhubarb process 3 secs on speed 5 till just incorporated.
  5. Scrape mixture into paper muffins cases.
  6. Make optional topping as per below if you want to.
  7. Sprinkle with optional crumble topping if desired. (No need to clean the bowl after making the muffin mixture- place all the crumble topping ingredients into the TM bowl [locked] & turbo a couple of times, you still want them still a bit chunky. Sprinkle a little on top of each of each muffin.)
  8. Bake for 20 mins until golden & cooked through.