My Addiction To Dani Valent’s Recipe Website

My Addiction To Dani Valent’s Recipe Website

It’s no surprise to me or anyone else that I love the Dani Valent website.  It is a subscription site for amazing Thermomix recipes and videos, you get approx 1 free recipe a month for the free subscription or for a yearly membership you get 1 recipe a week & you start with all the current recipes when you join. Itโ€™s great value & features home cooking recipes by Dani & also amazing Chefโ€™s recipes too. What’s not to love? Being inspired to try & taste new recipes, learning new skills & ideas for your Thermomix cooking plus I love seeing how Chefs use the Thermomix for their dishes. Sign up here.

I have now currently made ALL of the recipes from this website & some of them I have made a few times because they are so delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ It has taken me a few years to complete all the recipes and I will be attempting to keep up and cook each new recipe every week and update this post with the photos of the recipe. I hope you will be inspired to cook along too. Happy Thermomixing!!

Here is one of the free videos with Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking making Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.

Matcha Smoothie Bowl


Black Rice Pudding


Breakfast Curd with Toasted Grains recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner – It was really yummy!


Chai Porridge


Miso Hollandaise (served with slow 60 degree eggs)


Buckwheat Kedgeree


Mango Lassi recipe by Jessi Singh


Khachapuri (a cheese pie from Georgia) recipe by Anthony Femia – so GOOD!!!


Wattleseed & Macadamia Dukkah


Bread With Tomato recipe by Emma Warren


Lettuce Soup


Steamed Oysters with Ginger & Spring Onion Oils, recipe by Victor Liong


Pierogies


Pretzels


Steamed Corn with Spicy Allioli another drool worthy recipe by Chef Jesse Gerner. Watch the free video here.



Shane Delia’s Warm Roasted Cauliflower Dip with Spiced Beef – You have to try this!! It could be the best dip ever!! I loved watching the video for this recipe too, it was a lot of fun!


Blue Cheese Dip โ€“ recipe by Anthony Femia


Sophia’s Grissini (Thermomix Baking Blogger)


Dani’s Dill Spiked Feta Dip


Cervelle de Canut Cheese Dip


Everything Salsa & then the same salsa used to make a cashew dip & a cream cheese dip- just 2 of the ideas for the salsa – so tasty & versatile!


Chicken Tart – This recipe by Dani has the most amazing lemon & mustard flavoured pastry – plus shredded chicken & buttery leeks in the filling!


Spicy Peach and Mango Jam Glazed Ham


Dani Valent’s Pithivier


Cheesy Quinoa Bites, recipe by Alice Zaslavsky


Sopa Freda de Melรณ โ€“ Melon Soup โ€“ Emma Warren


Strawberry Gazpacho with Tomato, Basil & Goatโ€™s Cheese Salad


Gazpacho โ€“ recipe by Eyal Shani


Recommended way to serve this dish is to drink straight from the Thermomix bowl!! If it’s good enough for Dani, then I’m in ๐Ÿ˜‰


Scallop Mousseline with Lemon Caper Sauce


Leek, Potato and Truffle Soup


Tasty “Emergency Lentil Soup” watch the video here.


Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup – recipe by Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking


Matzo Ball Soup (Dani asked me to make this recipe & photograph it for her website, I also had to make my own matzo because I couldn’t find any in Hobart to buy :-))


Pumpkin Soup with Virtual Bacon Dust – recipe from George Calombaris – this recipe is from the In the Mix cookbook – I have made it so many times & it’s my all time favourite pumpkin soup!


Mushroom & Millet Minestrone


Soulful Chicken Soup


Victor Liong’s Corn Custard with Chicken Congee – it’s seriously good!!


Goma Dofu (Japanese sesame tofu)


Jing Shui Daan recipe by Tony Tan – its a delicious steamed custard with shitake mushrooms & pork with black beans on top ๐Ÿ™‚


Gnocchi


Cauliflower Rice – it’s a delicious vegan recipe ๐Ÿ™‚


Shane Delia’s BBQ Prawn Kofte Salad is seriously good!!


Pear Coleslaw with Pear Vinaigrette


Beetroot, Pear & Pomegranate Salad


Prawn & Potato Salad


Lamb Shank Barley Casserole – Yes the shanks are steamed in the Varoma for some of the recipe!


duck bao

Delicious Duck Bao – inspired by the Momofuku recipe by David Chang


Char Siu Bao – Steamed Pork Buns


Hummus- recipe by EyalShani, such a great video to watch, and a delicious recipe to guide you but it is ultimately up to your taste buds to adjust the balance of flavours ๐Ÿ™‚


The Beauty of the Beets recipe by Sam Gowing


Zhoug


Tandoori Cauliflower


Tandoori Chicken


Preserved Lemons


Butter


Sushi Shapes from the Lunchbox Lessons post ๐Ÿ™‚


Chicken Lettuce Cups from the Lunchbox Lessons post ๐Ÿ™‚


Ultimate Mac and Cheese Toastie โ€“ recipe by Anthony Femia


Pineapple-spiked Vietnamese Lamb Salad


Hainanese Chicken & Egg, seriously amazing recipe by Trissalicious This is also from In the Mix & includes my favourite way to cook eggs – at 60 degrees!!


Jerk Chicken


Quirky Cooking Gluten Free & Dairy Free Chicken Pot Pie is so Yummy – we even took some for lunches too!.


Chicken Tinga So easy & delicious (pictured with my gluten free wrap – Dani’s recipes serves it with her flour tortilla recipe)



Turkey Buffe and Herby Quinoa Stuffing


Steamed Fish with Eggplant Miso – so healthy & fresh – a great recipe using the Varoma.


Aligot – French cheesy mash – so wicked & so good!!


Chilli & Lime Crumb – I’ve made this recipe from In the Mix Cookbook before – I love how tasty & versatile it is. watch the free video here.


Palak Paneer


Marmitako (Basque Seafood Stew) recipe by Chef Ruben Trincado – A delicious video filmed in Spain.


White Garlic Soup with Seafood – recipe by Chef Jaun Carlos Caro, in the video (filmed in Spain) you see him using the TM 21 to make this dish.


Vadouvan Mussels which includes the recipe for the Vadouvan spice mix ๐Ÿ™‚


Tuna version of the Poke with Furikake & Wasabi-spiked Avocado Sorbet


Wasabi-spiked Avocado Sorbet


Kha Nhom Jeen Nam Prik โ€“ Thai recipe by Pla Liamthong, that not too spicy peanut sauce is so good!!


Gang Prik with Steamed Chicken -another great Thai recipe from Pla Liamthong


Lamb Ribs

Thai Ribs with Coconut Rice & Coleslaw – this is the version I made with lamb instead of the beef – I made the beef version too & that was amazing, I will be making it again soon – for sure!!


Thai Ribs with Coconut Rice & Coleslaw


Fork-Apart Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder


Vitello Tonnato – An Italian dish of poached beef & tuna egg sauce, sounds weird but it is really delicious ๐Ÿ™‚



Gang Prik with Stir Fried Kangaroo โ€“ recipe by Pla Liamthong (I served mine with broccoli “rice”)


Beef stew with Polenta

Barolo Braised Beef with Polenta Cremoso, recipe by Chef Joseph Vargetto – The best polenta I’ve ever tasted!!


Cauliflower Crumbed Schnitzel


Low & Slow Asparagus Risotto – I got to watch Dani make this video at Prahran Market ๐Ÿ™‚


Creamy Tomato and Vodka Pasta Sauce


Egg Fu Yong

Egg Fu Yong, recipe by Ben Shewry – yes there is creamy scrambled eggs under that shredded chicken ๐Ÿ™‚


Native Pepper Berry Salt recipe by Jesse McTavish


Lamb Cutlets, Salsa Verde & Lovage Oil recipe by Jesse McTavish


Pork Cutlets with Chestnut & Apple Hash


Beef Rotolo


Boeuf a la Ficelle (Beef on a String)


Dani’s Hungarian Grandmotherโ€™s Goulash



Un-sandwiches – Dani’s Lunchbox Lessons made alphabet shaped rolls, I made the round ones!!


Best Ever Bread Buns – (these ones were made by Dani herself I got to be on her set for a couple of days shooting!! Yes it was awesome!!)


Dani cooking her BeetRoot Burgers for us to eat for lunch ๐Ÿ™‚


BeetRoot Burgers – This is the one from the shoot made by Dani herself too & I got to eat it ๐Ÿ™‚ Well we all had one, they were very tasty!!


My version of the BeetRoot Burger


Spaghetti Bolognese


Millet and Beetroot Pilaf


Double Trouble Dumplings with Tomato Passata



Kimchi


Amazake


Vegan Kimchi Mayo


Rice Crackers & Furikake


Fortune Cookies


Chestnut Butter


Pan de Muerto โ€“ Mexican Bread of the Dead


Pan de Muerto โ€“ Mexican Bread of the Dead


Banana-Choc Hemp Bliss Balls- Recipe by Julie McKie


Granola Bars


Sophia – Thermomix Baking Blogger‘s Orange Polenta Cake ๐Ÿ™‚ ( pic taken on set in Dani’s kitchen)



Cherry Pasta recipe by Chef Lorenzo Cogo (a gorgeous fusion of Italian & Japanese)


Chocolate Volcanos


Tarte Tatin


Peach & Mulberry Cobbler (Dani’s Recipe is for apricot cobbler)



Chilli Peanut Butter Truffles


Chocolate Mousse Brownies – Dani calls them little squares of joy & they are so WOW!!


Basque Cheesecake is so easy & delicious!! Watch the free video here.


Orange, Cardamom & Pistachio Truffles


Castagnaccio



Elaine’s Chocolate Cake – this is a super duper keeper recipe for sure – here are my other photos.


Karen Martini’s Banana Bread recipe


Plum Syrup Cake


Chocolate Ravioli with Orange & Apricot Sauce, recipe by Joseph Vargetto.


Steamed Pecan Pie Puddings


Steamed Orange Pudding with Almond Milk Ice Cream


Cherry Semifreddo, recipe by Christy Tania ( I loved licking the butterfly & the bowl for this one ;-))


Choc Top recipe by Christy Tania using the Cherry Semifreddo recipe (I didn’t have the correct silicone moulds but it was still deliciously wicked!!)


Egg Tarts – Tony Tan Recipe


Instant Chocolate Mousse


White Chocolate & Bailey’s Parfait with Coffee Crumble recipe by Julie from the Wholefood Alchemist.


Chlorophyll Paste & Smoothie


Mexican Green Juice


Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Smoothie by Jo Whitton


Jar Smoothies (Mango) from the Lunchbox Lessons post ๐Ÿ™‚


Wet Chai


Tiramisu Martini โ€“ recipe by Anna Polyviou


Carrot & Sage Cocktail


Blueberry Spritz


Peach Margarita


Casa Daiquiri


Nefrozi


Watermelon Blush


Negroni


Sangranita



Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind Pickles

Watermelon Smash & Watermelon Rind & Ginger Pickles



Lemon Bomb Smoothie – recipe by Jock Zonfrillo


Mint & Choc-Chip Hemp Smoothie recipe by Julie McKie


Rhubarb Saffrontini


Cucumber, Lime & Mint Dry Ice Sorbet – recipe by Chef Pierre Roelofs


Passionfruit Dry Ice Sorbet – recipe by Donato Toce from Gelato Messina (This is possibly the best sorbet I’ve ever eaten!!)

Okonomi-Kimchi Savoury Pancakes
Inside-out Chicken Parmigiana
Green Beans with Ricotta Salata
Rolled Omelettes
Kombucha Spritz
Tortilla (mine doesn’t look so good but it tasted good – I did the frypan option)
Middle Eastern Salmon with Tahini Sauce and Walnut Relish
Winter Minestrone with Butter Lovinโ€™ Leeks with Parmasean and Chilli Twist Bread
Easy Nut-Free Pesto
French Toast Casserole
Flourless Almond, Coconut And Vanilla Cake recipe by Belinda Jeffery
Chestnut Pancakes with Instant Pear Bircher Muesli
Carrot Layer Cake recipe by Christina Tosi ( also in the In the Mix 2 cookbook)
Korma Curry Sauce by Jesse Singh
Pekmez – Turkish grape syrup
Pozole Negro – Mexican Chicken Soup
Brown Basmati Rice Salad
Potato Mochi – recipe by Michael Ryan
Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Cutlets with Green Tahini Sauce
Mint & Coriander Chutney, recipe by Jessi Singh
Apricot and Almond Cake
Prawn Cocktail Skewers recipe by Emma Warren
Buttered Cabbage with Orange Syrup – recipe by Gerard Phelan
Spice Rubs
Egg in a Jar
Coconut Chicken Salad
Otak Otak
Lamb Kustilji recipe by Shane Delia

Bloody Maria
Lazy Tomato Spaghetti
Tomato Shorba
Korean-style Pork Ribs โ€“ Daeji Galbi
Toasted Coconut Paste (Kerisik) โ€“ recipe by Suriya Abdullah
Chilli Padi Chicken Rendang โ€“ recipe by Suriya Abdullah
Roasted Beef Rib Rendang
Butter Chicken
Tomato Focaccia
Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart
Tomato Tart
Chocolate Ganache
Sea Corn Tacos ( I used prawns instead of crab)
Neil Perryโ€™s Chilli Sauce
Tomato Jam
Double Trouble Fennel & Tomato Chutney
Mexican Drinking Chocolate
Butter making with a butter press
Anzac Crack
Quince Paste
Tomato Paste
Tempered Chocolate Peanut Slab
Apricot Grissini
Steamed Snapper, Heirloom Tomatoes and Burnt Butter Sauce recipe by Jesse McTavish
Silky Pumpkin Tagine with Couscous and Harissa
Honey, Rosemary and Buttermilk Chicken Pilaf
Papdi Chaat – recipe by Jessi Singh
Roasted Aloo Gobi – recipe by Jessi Singh
Cardamom Pistachio Kulfi – Recipe by Jessi Singh
Coconut Fish Curry – recipe by Jessi Singh
Waffles with Horseradish Cream
Seaweed Butter recipe from Kazuki
Chocolate Brownies
Mulled Wine
Hong Kong-style Braised Pork Ribs with Tomato – recipe by Annie Xavier
Wombok Coleslaw recipe by Gamila MacRury
Beef Noodles recipe by Olivia Tan
Berbere
Genfo Barley Porridge
Hakka Yam Abacus Beads – recipe by Annie Xavier
Golden Pillow – recipe by Theresa Lee
Golden Pillow & inside is a Tamarind Pork Curry – YUM!!
Stir-fried Pork and Long Beans โ€“ recipe by Annie Xavier
Bitter Greens Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette
Dulce de Leche
Peanut Butter Coleslaw
Slow-Cooked Brisket Tacos with Grilled Spring Onions and Tomatillo Salsa
Dani’s Vegetarian Daughterโ€™s Quick Sustaining Dinner
Dulce de Leche Espresso Martini – recipe by Gamila MacRury
Steamed Fish with Quinoa, Spinach and Basil
Fried Calamari with Chipotle Mayonnaise
Calamari with Herb Crumb
Ghee
Paneer
Apple Clafoutis recipe by Gamila MacRury
Chicken Liver Pate recipe by Charlie Carrington
Mango & Cardamom Sorbet
Best Ever Bread Buns
Mushroom Cappuccino
Beetroot-Cured Kingfish Salad
Zhoug & Salmon Salad
Bloody Caesar
Clam Salad
Bรปche de Nรถel
Marron, Chestnut and Pine Mushroom Risotto (I used lobster instead) Recipe by Philippa Sibley but I used my Thermomix as much as possible to make this delicious meal.
Cilbir โ€“ recipe by Coskun Uysal – brown butter crumble, poached 60 degree egg with smoked yoghurt, brown butter sauce and crispy chicken skin.
Mackerel with Pil Pil on Olive Oil Rice โ€“ recipe by Jesse Gerner (I used a different fish that was available)
Pan-Roasted John Dory with Bay Leaf Oil & Sugar Snap Peas โ€“ recipe by Phil Wood
Finger Lime, Gin & Cucumber Cooler from Dani’s Cocktail ebook – so good!!
Simple Shakshuka Sauce recipe by Charlie Carrington
Simple Shakshuka Sauce recipe by Charlie Carrington I added mixed roast veggies, feta & fresh coriander YUM!!
Carrot Kheer
Zesty Avocado with Crab
Blackberry Vinegar Chocolate Truffles
Apricot Cobbler
Chicken Congee
Spice Biscuits + Booze
Christmas Trees โ€“ Chrissy Kueh! (except I made them in snowflakes shapes with blue pea tea to colour the top layer)
Kadhi Pakora recipe by Saransh Goila
Basic Cake with Plums
Chestnut, Macadamia & Plum Tart with Olive Oil Pastry with Plum Sorbet with Davidson Plum Sherbet
Everyday Emergency Hummus
Ganache Tartlets
Asparagus Tart with Sour Cream Pastry
Prawn Wontons with Peanut Sauce and Chilli Oil
Hummus with Prawn & Crab โ€“ recipe by Tom Sarafian
Pesto alla Trapanese – recipe by Joseph Vargetto
Pesto alla Trapanese โ€“ recipe by Joseph Vargetto Served with homemade fresh pasta
Japanese Curry Cubes
Zucchini Fritters with Quick Pineapple Chutney
Peanut Butter Miso Biscuits

I’ll keep updating this page as I go with photos of the recipes I have made from the site – as you can see there is a good range of family meals & exciting fun things to give a try too.

Sophia’s Kitchen Recipes

Sophia’s Kitchen Recipes

I love Sophia’s recipes they are easy to follow with ingredients we would all easily have available to us. Here are a few I have made so far ๐Ÿ™‚

Apple Crumble Pie
Sticky Date Pudding
Jerk Chicken from the Practice Mix Perfect cookbook
Naan Bread ( I made mine garlic naan)
Easy Basic Pizza
Happy New Year for 2019!!

Happy New Year for 2019!!

Reflection on 2018

2018 was a totally EPIC year, I learnt so much, I grew as a person & in my waist size from eating so much delicious food that I absolutely loved & I wouldn’t change it for the world. And speaking of the world I was so very lucky to travel to Japan, London, Paris & Cornwall last year too!! The food was totally AWESOME!!

It always comes down to 3 things that start with F – Family, Friends and Food. I would be lost without all of these in my life, and I feel extremely grateful for everyone & every meal. This year I grew up and learned to be comfortable dining alone in public & even spent 2 days in Paris by myself!!

Celebrating Cheese on New Years Eve 2018

I attended all Eloise Emmett’s amazing cooking workshops, as well as gaining confidence with ingredients I don’t normally cook with, plus the food was so delicious too. The Tongola Cheese long table lunch was my Tassie stand out meal for the year!!

My huge milestone this year was reaching 500 Thermomix sales!! I still can’t believe I have sold that many in over 7 years and where the journey has led me. I want to thank every customer I have & my VIP customers that have bought more than 1 Thermomix from too. Thank you for referring me to your friends too.

New Years Eve Pizza

New Years Eve is always quiet for me, that’s the way I like it, (I’m normally asleep before midnight) it’s a special time to spend with my amazing hubby & this year we had a cheese feast ๐Ÿ™‚ I made homemade pizzas & we had a Bruny Island cheese plate along with homemade cheese biscuits & a delicious chilli apple spread made my by my friend Kate (yes she made it in the Thermomix too) Oh and I was too full for the cream cheese desserts – Eloise Emmett summer pudding recipe YUM!!

Summer Berry Puddings

At the start of the new year it’s time to clean out the fridge & the pantry (the pantry clean up took me a good few days!!) So I made some saffron butter to use up some leftover cream and used the saffron buttermilk to make banana bread which used up some leftover bananas.

Homemade Saffron Butter
Banana Bread

So what does 2019 hold for me, just more of everyone & everything I love.

January I am doing an Ottolenghi cooking challenge, because he is coming to Hobart on the 2nd Feb. Nigella is here again on the 6th Feb YAY!! I’ll also be visiting my nephew in Newcastle for his 1st birthday in February. I have the Thermomix trip to Vietnam in March. Plus I want to finish cooking, eating and photographing all the recipes from the Dani Valent site.

I will be doing more live Thermomixing videos, more cookbook challenges and more food photography.

Maybe this will be the year I get my ebook out into the world ??!! If I don’t get too busy doing other things that is …………

Vietnamese Mint & Lime Sorbet

Vietnamese Mint & Lime Sorbet

I created this sorbet as a palate cleanser for a Vietnamese Style Feast I attended last month.

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Vietnamese Mint & Lime Sorbet
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Recipe type: Palate Cleanser
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Ingredients
  • Zest from 2 limes (no white pith)
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 limes (flesh only, no white pith)
  • 1 - 2 tbs of vietnamese mint leaves to taste
  • Coconut water from a young coconut about 300g
  • 600g ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place zest & sugar into the TM bowl & chop for 20 secs speed 10.
  2. Add lime & vietnamese mint leaves & chop for 10 secs on speed 7.
  3. Add the ice & coconut water & chop for 1.5 mins on speed 10 using the spatula to push the sorbet back into the blades if needed.
Notes
You can make this sorbet into a mocktail or cocktail drink by adding more coconut water & or some vodka to taste.

The younger smaller vietnamese mint leaves seem to be less pungent, so it's important to taste the sorbet to see if it has the correct amount of mint for your palate.

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Christmas Planning & Recipe Ideas Countdown

Christmas Planning & Recipe Ideas Countdown

It’s almost here – again! How on earth did that happen?

So obviously you are wanting to plan for food for the big day & any celebrations with family & friends leading up to Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ So I bring to you some inspiration & ideas to get you through this crazy busy time ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Festive Flavours Cookbook & Chip is really great with some really good ideas for making your own gifts too like flavoured salts or spice rubs or flavoured sugars.

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The Festive Flavours Cookbook is one of 4 books currently available to purchase in a book bundle saving you money. There are also lots of other great gifts available from the Thermomix online shop.

One of my favourite recipes from the Festive Flavour Book is ย the Pork & Chicken Terrine & I am definitely making that again – it was really delicious, it has cranberries & pistachios in it too.Terrine

Ourย family love my Thermie green avocado dip & this year I will be making the warm roasted cauliflower hummus from Dani Valent Cooking – speaking of which, wouldn’t a subscription to this site be a great gift for Christmas – there are already over 40 recipe videos available (index here) with a new one added each week, Dani Valent also has a Christmas ebook available to purchase for $15 or it’s free to her subscribers. See some of her recipes on my post called my addiction to Dani Valent Cooking ๐Ÿ™‚ I am almost certain we will be having the Basque Cheesecakeย on Christmas day too!!

Also don’t forget about the recipe platform now called Cookidoo – what a great way to plan out your dishes for the festive season – if you haven’t signed up yet it is really easy to use with a great shopping list feature too. Here is the link to sign up to Cookidoo & you will get 1 free recipe collection when you sign up.

I am having a fun countdown on my social media pages sharing a different recipe idea each day – I hope you enjoy it & get some great ideas to use for your special day ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas everyone!!

Day 1 recipe is my friend Kelly’s Dutch Spice Speculaas recipe here

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Day 2: Strawberry & Rosewater Sorbet for Cocktails or Mocktails

Strawberry & Rosewater Sorbet

Strawberry & Rosewater Sorbet

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Day 3 Thermie Green Avocado Dip This is one of the best dips ever – even if I do say so myself, put it on your Christmas & or entertaining menu this season or maybe just put it in your mouth!! Your taste buds will thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Best Avocado Dip

The Best Avocado Dip

Day 4: I introduce to you the “Cheesecake” You can put as many or as little layers as you like of your favourite cheeses & I have included a layer of my favourite fruitcake to eat with cheddar cheese. You have to trust me on this it is seriously good – I also made some apple paste to go on my “cheese cake” because I’m all out of my homemade quince paste. I was also toying with the idea of making rounds of homemade crackers to put in between the cake layers so when you dismantle the “cheesecake” you could break the big cracker into a few pieces to serve with the cheese too.

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Day 5 inspiration is Smolt’s Lemon Curdย  You can give it as gifts or serve it on or with your christmas desserts – Like pavlova with fresh berries!!

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Day 6: Black Forest Trifleย is another family favourite YUM!!

Black Forrest Trifle

Black Forrest Trifle

Day 7: Southern Stars White Christmas Custardย – Coconut, White Chocolate, Frangelico & Vanilla Bean – our Thermomix team created this recipe for a custard challenge last Christmas & it is very delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

Vanilla Custard

Day 8: My Fruit Mince Surprise – it’s got rhubarb in it!! YUM! You can do so much with this delicious stuff –ย Add some fruit mince to some cream cheese and serve with fruit for Christmas sweet dip, stir through your ice cream mixture or serve with vanilla or brandy custard.ย Use fruit mince with thick custard or whipped cream as a profiterole filling, or use in fruit mince pies, pull apart bread or spread onto rectangles of puff pastry or brioche dough and make scrolls.

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Fruit Mince Surprise
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Recipe type: Christmas
Prep time: 
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Use Fruit Mince in profiteroles mixed with cream or thick custard, fruit mince pies, pull apart bread or spread onto rectangles of puff pastry or brioche dough and make scrolls. Add some Fruit Mince to cream cheese and serve with fruit for Christmas sweet dip. Stir through your ice cream mixture or serve with vanilla or brandy custard.
Ingredients
  • 1 orange zest
  • 500 g apples peeled, cored and quartered
  • 200g chopped rhubarb
  • 100 g dates dried
  • 80 g craisins
  • 100 g currants
  • 15 g fresh ginger piece chopped/ minced
  • 60 g flaked almonds
  • Juice 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau or Brandy (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place orange zest, dates and fresh ginger into mixing bowl and mince for 20
  2. sec/speed 9.
  3. Add apples and chop 4-6 sec/speed 6.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except brandy and cook for 35 min/Varoma/
  5. /speed 1. Cool slightly,remove the bay leaves & stir in cointreau or brandy, set aside
  6. until ready to use.

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Christmas Profiterole

Christmas Profiterole – serving suggestion for my Special Fruit Mince

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Day 9: Ellie’s Turducken.ย Yes it’s a chicken in a duck in a turkey!!

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Day 10: Spiced Cherry Brioche from the Festive Flavours Cookbook – you can put any of your favourite fillings in ๐Ÿ™‚ย spiced-cherry-brioche-3

Day 11: Sarah’s Cheese Biscuitsย make up a few batches of this & store in the freezer in log ready to slice & bake when unexpected guests arrived or an attack of the munchies! Perfect with a glass of bubbles!

Sarah's Cheese Biscuits

Sarah’s Cheese Biscuits

Day 12: Mum’s Chicken & Mango Salad – Such a versatile salad great to use up left over steamed chicken breast (after steaming a whole chook) or poaching chicken breasts in the Thermomix. You can use any nuts you like either cashews, macadamia or pistachios. Finely chopped celery for the crunch & fresh element, 1 mango sliced, sliced spring onions. Avocado is delicious in it too. I used cucumber because I had some in the fridge & added fresh parsley & mint leaves. Mum dressed it with 1/2 homemade mayo & half natural yoghurt 1 tsp of curry powder & 1 tabs of tomato relish. I used a honey & seeded mustard vinaigrette to dress it, my sister likes to use an Asian style dressing with soy sauce, fresh ginger & garlic.

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Day 13: 60 Sec Fruitcake from the Devil of Cookbook – there are lots of other great Christmas recipes in this cookbook – Toblerone cheesecake, ย raspberry & white chocolate cheese cake just to name a few ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 14: Nicole’s Festive Nougatย – My friend Nicole makes these very year to give as gifts to friends.

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Day 15 : Spinach & Cheese Grissini

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Day 16: Flavoured butters can jazz anything up in a hurry & you can store them in the freezer. Dani Valent has some great butter flavour ideas & video of her making butter in the Thermomix. My friends at a girl, a guy furkids & food have a fabulous butter recipe then add any flavour you like – last year I made turkey skin butter as a variant to Dani Valent’s In the Mix cookbook Chicken Skin Butter recipe.

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Day 17: Festive Cauliflower Saladย is so easy & delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 18: Herb & Garlic Dip can be made into a great canape’ spread on sliced of french stick or sliced veggies with some smoked salmon YUM!!

Day 19: The good old Aussie Pav, you can make in all shapes & sizes with any choice of topping from fruits nuts & sauces, the possibilities are endless. Try the wreath recipe or pavlova stack.

Day 20: Shortbread Stars – recipe from my friend Erica.

Day 21: Gingerbread or Gingerbread House – I use the recipe from the Festive Flavours Cookbook.

Gingerbread house made by my customer Natalie & her 3 year old daughter.

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Day 22: Beetroot Cured Salmon – there is a recipe in the Festive Flavours cookbook but I used the Jamie Oliver one from his new Christmas Cookbook & made the curing mixture with the Thermomix. I have served it here on Blinis – however it is so versatile you could serve it on cucumber rounds or rounds of baguettes – serve on top of a green salad to make it into a dish.

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Day 23: Double Chocolate Pretzel Cookies from In the Mix 2 & Dani Valent Cooking – Santa will love them too!

Day 24: Basque Cheesecake from Dani Valent Cooking

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY THERMOMIXING!!