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 withΒ #cookidoo7daychallengeΒ (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 dayΒ 

7. Have fun!! HAPPY THERMOMIXING!

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

*What is CookidooΒ anyway?

Lunchbox Corner with Erica Noble

Lunchbox Corner with Erica Noble

Lunchbox Corner
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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.
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Try these Thermomix recipes* from The Basic Cookbook.
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Grains and cereals
– Pizza dough (try mini pizzas or pizza scrolls)
– Pikelets
– Pancakes
– Bircher muesli
– Bread and rolls (try lunchbox sized rolls)
– Fruit buns
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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
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Dairy and alternatives
– Yoghurt
– Custard
– Smoothies
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Fruit
– Stewed fruit
– Apple sauce
– Smoothies
– Vitality truffles (bliss balls)
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Vegetables
– Lightly steamed raw veggies
– Soups
– Potato cakes
– Salads
– Dips
– Smoothies
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* 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.
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For more lunchbox tips, see:
http://dhhs.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/121165/Lunchbox_tips_2013.pdf
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#vegitup
#getfruity
#packarainbowinyourlunchbox
#movewelleatwell
#healthykids
#healthytasmania
#eatwelltasmania
#familyfoodpatch
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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.