B&P VIP!!!

 

I am so very lucky & grateful to have won the Burch & Purchese VIP competition. I am a huge fan of Darren & Cath’s recipes & virtual cooking classes, and I have all their signed cookbooks too. My VIP status is for 3 months so I will be posting about all the perks as they happen. I am so excited to be the very first B&P VIP. I also decided it was a great opportunity to do a cookbook challenge & cook as many things as I can from all of Darren Purchese’s cookbooks & cooking classes. YUM!!

Update: I have had my VIP status extended for an extra couple of weeks and that gave me the extra time I need to complete cooking the entire Chefs Eat Breakfast Too & the Chefs Eat Toasties Too cookbooks. WOW What an epic & delicious few months it has been & I have loved it all! (I have also included pictures from recipes I cooked before the my Cookbook Challenge with a * & any recipes I complete after the challenge with **)

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Gin & Tonic Pavlova

I attended Darren’s online pavlova class & decided to make his Gin & Tonic Pavlova recipe to celebrate my win!!

Howdy, Arwen

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - B&P VIP June Hamper

B&P VIP June Hamper

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Cookies Box

Cookies Box

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - B&P VIP Afternoon Tea

B&P VIP Afternoon Tea

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - July Hamper

My B&P VIP July Hamper

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - My last BP VIP Hamper

My last BP VIP Hamper

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - B&P Dessert Bar

B&P Dessert Bar for our family dinner birthday celebrations.

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chefs Eat Breakfast Too Brunch

Chefs Eat Breakfast Too Brunch – I hosted this brunch for 11 of my friends as it was going to be my last day as B&PVIP. However I was extended 1 extra month. As well as the lemon curd basque cheesecake I made the Berry Smoothie Bowl, Mexican Baked Eggs with Pico De Gallo & Guacamole, Scuba’s Sweet Potato Hash Browns, Chocolate Stressel Brioche, Strawberry Cheesecake Brioche & Coffee & Cacao Maple Granola Clusters to take home. I also served Chicken Liver Parfait with Lavosh.

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Mini Berry Smoothie Bowls

Mini Berry Smoothie Bowls served at the brunch

COOK WITH DARREN

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Basque Cheesecake with Lemon Curd

Basque Cheesecake with Lemon Curd

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe following Darren’s Instagram live cook a long

 

CHEFS EAT BREAKFAST TOO

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chefs Eat Breakfast Too

I have to agree with Darren that Breakfast is one of the best meals of the day & that is why I love this cookbook so much. Lots of delicious recipes suitable for any occasion – plus check out the matching Spotify playlist too, there is one for each of the Chefs Eat Cookbooks!

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Red Velvet Muffins

Red Velvet Muffins with Fresh As Strawberry Icing Mix & Freeze Dried Strawberries (I was gifted those products in my July VIP hamper)

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Honey Baked Granola

Honey Baked Granola

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Buttermilk Pancakes with Lemon & Blueberries

Buttermilk Pancakes with Lemon & Blueberries

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Mexican-Style Baked Eggs with Pico de Gallo & Guacamole

Mexican-Style Baked Eggs with Pico de Gallo & Guacamole

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chocolate & Orange Marmalade Grilled Croissant

Chocolate & Orange Marmalade Grilled Croissant

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Double Eggy Bread with Shaved Ham & Mustard

Double Eggy Bread with Shaved Ham & Mustard

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Hot Cross Buns (#B&P*VIP)

Hot Cross Buns (#B&P*VIP)

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Sausage & Egg Muffin

Sausage & Egg Muffin (including homemade English muffin)

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Green Smoothie Bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chicken & Egg Rice Bowl

Chicken & Egg Rice Bowl

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Toasted Breakfast Burrito with Scrambled Egg & Avocado

Toasted Breakfast Burrito with Scrambled Egg & Avocado

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Lightly Fried Egg with Mushrooms, White Anchovies & Crispy Kale

Lightly Fried Egg with Mushrooms, White Anchovies & Crispy Kale

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Deep-fried Eggs with Green Sambal

Deep-fried Eggs with Green Sambal

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Coffee & Cacao Maple Granola Clusters

Coffee & Cacao Maple Granola Clusters

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Thai-style Omelette

Thai-style Omelette

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Almond Bircher Muesli

Almond Bircher Muesli

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Avocado & Vegemite Toast

Avocado & Vegemite Toast

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Coconut, Quinoa & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut, Quinoa & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chocolate & Vanilla Glazed Doughnuts

Chocolate & Vanilla Glazed Doughnuts

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Papaya Smoothie Bowl with Chia

Papaya Smoothie Bowl with Chia

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Crumpets

Crumpets

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Spiced Lamb Pizza with Fried Egg Hummus & Lemon

Spiced Lamb Pizza with Fried Egg Hummus & Lemon

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Berry Smoothie Bowl

Berry Smoothie Bowl

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Soft Boiled Eggs with Anchovy Toast

Soft Boiled Eggs with Anchovy Toast

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chicken Congee with Crispy Doughnuts

Chicken Congee with Crispy Doughnuts

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Perfect Classic Omelette

Perfect Classic Omelette (mine isn’t so perfect)

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Coconut, Turmeric & Ginger Porridge with Passionfruit & Banana

Coconut, Turmeric & Ginger Porridge with Passionfruit & Banana

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Afghani Eggs

Afghani Eggs

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Breakfast Quiche

Breakfast Quiche

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Thai Style Tartare with Fried Egg

Thai Style Tartare with Fried Egg (I used Venison instead of Beef)

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Mushroom Quesadilla

Mushroom Quesadilla using Darrens homemade Corn Tortilla recipe

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Fruit & Nut Breakfast Bars

Fruit & Nut Breakfast Bars

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Almond, Pear & Chocolate Croissant

Almond, Pear & Chocolate Croissant

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Quinoa Porridge with Peanut Butter Banana & Coconut

Quinoa Porridge with Peanut Butter Banana & Coconut

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Mushroom, Ham & Eggs Benedict

Mushroom, Ham & Eggs Benedict

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Filo-wrapped Fried Egg

Filo-wrapped Fried Egg

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Green Eggs & Ham with Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella

Green Eggs & Ham with Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella (served with my homemade olive bread)

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Quinoa, Mushroom & Soy Bowl with Crispy Fried Egg

Quinoa, Mushroom & Soy Bowl with Crispy Fried Egg

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Thick Pork Katsu Sando

Thick Pork Katsu Sando

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Scuba's Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Scuba’s Sweet Potato Hash Browns

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chocolate Canelés

Chocolate Canelés

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Emma's Tea Spot Sausage Buttie

Emma’s Tea Spot Sausage Buttie

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chocolate Streusel Brioche

Chocolate Streusel Brioche

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chocolate, Yoghurt & Lemon Cornflake Tarts

Chocolate, Yoghurt & Lemon Cornflake Tarts

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Strawberry Cheesecake Brioche

Strawberry Cheesecake Brioche

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Ruby Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ruby Chocolate Chip Cookies *

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Anytime Waffles with Bacon and Maple Syrup

Anytime Waffles with Bacon and Maple Syrup *

 

CHEFS EAT TOASTIES TOO

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Toasted Baguette with Scrambled Egg & Harissa

Toasted Baguette with Scrambled Egg & Harissa

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Olive Oil Toast with White Chocolate, Caviar & Champagne

Olive Oil Toast with White Chocolate, Caviar & Champagne

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Roasted Cauliflower Cheese Jaffle with Fresh Truffle

Roasted Cauliflower Cheese Jaffle with Fresh Truffle

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Curried Crayfish Roll with Mango Chutney & Potato Chips

Curried Crayfish Roll with Mango Chutney & Potato Chips

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Explosive Raspberry Toastie

Explosive Raspberry Toastie

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Toasted Reuben: Cheese, Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Thousand Island Dressing, Dill Pickles & Potato Chips

Toasted Reuben: Cheese, Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Thousand Island Dressing, Dill Pickles & Potato Chips

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Barbecued Soy Caramel Pork Belly Toasted Banh Mi

Barbecued Soy Caramel Pork Belly Toasted Banh Mi

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Strawberry, Prosciutto, Manchego & Honey

Strawberry, Prosciutto, Manchego & Honey

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Prawn & Sesame Toast with Spring Onion Puree'

Prawn & Sesame Toast with Spring Onion Puree’

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Cath's Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder Toasted Pita

Cath’s Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder Toasted Pita

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Christmas Day Leftover Club Toastie: Turkey Brie, Cranberry, Bacon & Stuffing

Christmas Day Leftover Club Toastie: Turkey Brie, Cranberry, Bacon & Stuffing

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Roast Chicken with Lemon, Thyme & Oregano Whipped Nut Butter

Roast Chicken with Lemon, Thyme & Oregano Whipped Nut Butter

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Peanut Butter, Cheesy Omelette & BLT Toasted Bagel

Peanut Butter, Cheesy Omelette & BLT Toasted Bagel

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Two-cheese Welsh Rarebit with Smoked Ham & Piccalilli

Two-cheese Welsh Rarebit with Smoked Ham & Piccalilli

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Boxing Day Toastie: Ham, Mustard, Grilled Pineapple & Cheddar

Boxing Day Toastie: Ham, Mustard, Grilled Pineapple & Cheddar

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Fried Egg & Anchovy Toasted Sandwich

Fried Egg & Anchovy Toasted Sandwich

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chocolate & Hazelnut Toastie with Orange Blossom

Chocolate & Hazelnut Toastie with Orange Blossom

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Egg & Anchovy Toast with Herb Salad

Egg & Anchovy Toast with Herb Salad

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Taleggio, Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Olive & Basil Flatbreads

Taleggio, Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Olive & Basil Flatbreads

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Grilled Sardines on Toast with Romesco Sauce & Parmesan

Grilled Sardines on Toast with Romesco Sauce & Parmesan

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Marinated Korean Pork Belly with Kimchi & Fried Egg

Marinated Korean Pork Belly with Kimchi & Fried Egg

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Peanut Butter, Raspberry & Milk Chocolate Toastie

Peanut Butter, Raspberry & Milk Chocolate Toastie

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Baked Bean Jaffle

Baked Bean Jaffle with homemade baked beans

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Ploughmans: Ham, Cheddar & Chutney

Ploughmans: Ham, Cheddar & Chutney

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Cheesy Polenta, Wild Mushrooms & Thyme Jaffle

Cheesy Polenta, Wild Mushrooms & Thyme Jaffle

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Jamon, Manchego, Tomato & Olive Oil

Jamon, Manchego, Tomato & Olive Oil

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Cheese on Toast with Chorizo, Tomato, Chilli & Coriander

Cheese on Toast with Chorizo, Tomato, Chilli & Coriander

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Cubano: Barbequed Marinated Pork Shoulder, Cheese & Dill Pickle

Cubano: Barbequed Marinated Pork Shoulder, Cheese & Dill Pickle

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Roast Balsamic Strawberry, Ricotta, Mascarpone & Chocolate

Roast Balsamic Strawberry, Ricotta, Mascarpone & Chocolate

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Bacon, Tomato, Comte', Cheddar, Spring Onions & Pickled Mustard

Bacon, Tomato, Comte’, Cheddar, Spring Onions & Pickled Mustard

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Avocado, Vegemite & Lime Toast with Tamari Seeds

Avocado, Vegemite & Lime Toast with Tamari Seeds

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Mac & Cheese Jaffle

Mac & Cheese Jaffle

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chocolate Caramel Spread with Hazelnuts

Chocolate Caramel Spread with Hazelnuts

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Croque Monsieur with Tarragon served with Mango Chutney

Croque Monsieur with Tarragon served with Mango Chutney

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - White Chocolate & Strawberry Toast

White Chocolate & Strawberry Toast

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Cherry Blossom & Miso French Toast

Cherry Blossom & Miso French Toast

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Spicy Fried Chicken Roll with Coleslaw & Pickles

Spicy Fried Chicken Roll with Coleslaw & Pickles

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Lamington Pain Perdu

Lamington Pain Perdu

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Gorgonzola, Pumpkin, Maple-Cured Bacon with Caramelised Onion with Maple Syrup

Gorgonzola, Pumpkin, Maple-Cured Bacon with Caramelised Onion with Maple Syrup

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil & Salt Flakes

Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil & Salt Flakes

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Bulgarian Feta, Caramelised Onion, Lemon & Mint in Chive Egg Batter

Bulgarian Feta, Caramelised Onion, Lemon & Mint in Chive Egg Batter (Using my homemade brioche)

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - White Chocolate, Raspberry, Almond, Rose & Vanilla

White Chocolate, Raspberry, Almond, Rose & Vanilla (on my toasted homemade brioche)

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Coffee-infused French Toast with Banana, Nut Crumble & Yoghurt

Coffee-infused French Toast with Banana, Nut Crumble & Yoghurt

 

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Roast Beef & Tunisian Carrot Salad

Roast Beef & Tunisian Carrot Salad

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Comforting Old-school Cheese Toastie

Comforting Old-school Cheese Toastie

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Steak, Chimichurri, Cheese & Egg Toasted Baguette

Steak, Chimichurri, Cheese & Egg Toasted Baguette

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chicken Liver Parfait

Chicken Liver Parfait

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Dark Chocolate, Roquefort & Vanilla Cherries

Dark Chocolate, Roquefort & Vanilla Cherries

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Apple & Blackberry Jaffle with Custard

Apple & Blackberry Jaffle with Custard

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Caramelised Peach with Amaretto Brioche Toast & Vanilla Ice Cream

Caramelised Peach with Amaretto Brioche Toast & Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Dark Chocolate & Orange Marshmallow Waffle

Dark Chocolate & Orange Marshmallow Waffle

Chefs Host Christmas Too

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Grilled Prawn Cocktail

Grilled Prawn Cocktail

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Trish's Shortbread

Trish’s Shortbread

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Tomato, Chilli & Prawn Spaghetti

Tomato, Chilli & Prawn Spaghetti

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Cheeseboard Pasta Bake

Cheeseboard Pasta Bake

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Oat Biscuits

Oat Biscuits

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Christmas Trifle

Christmas Trifle*

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Gingerbread-Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Gingerbread-Spiced Pumpkin Pie*

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Oysters with Champagne & Finger Lime

Oysters with Champagne & Finger Lime

Lamington & Lemon Tarts Cookbook

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Lemon Tarts

Lemon Tarts

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Lamingtons

Lamingtons

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Ice Cream Sundae Take 2

Ice Cream Sundae Take 2

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Honey Madeleines

Honey Madeleines

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Date, Orange & Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Date, Orange & Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Dark Chocolate & Nut Brownie

Dark Chocolate & Nut Brownie

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Banana, Chocolate & Mango Bread with Chocolate Ice Cream

Banana, Chocolate & Mango Bread with Chocolate Ice Cream

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Quick, Thick & Wicked Hot Chocolate

Quick, Thick & Wicked Hot Chocolate served with B&P Treats

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Rhubarb, Raspberry & Apple Crumble with Ginger Ice Cream

Rhubarb, Raspberry & Apple Crumble with Ginger Ice Cream

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Ice Cream Sundae

Ice Cream Sundae -11 elements – Salted Caramel Sauce, Lamington Chunks, Raspberry Jam, Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate & Nut Brownie Chunks, Violet Ice Cream, Honeycomb Chunks, Chocolate Ice Cream, Raspberry Marshmallow Bulbs, Puffed Quinoa Orange & Malt Crumble & Hot Chocolate Sauce.

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Apple Cake

Apple Cake with Vanilla Bean Custard *

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Light Carrot Cake

Light Carrot Cake

 

In the Mix Cookbooks Recipes

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Chicken Tagine, Harissa & Couscous

Chicken Tagine, Harissa & Couscous

 

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Pear Tarte Tatin

Pear Tarte Tatin *

Happy Easter!!

Well first I think chocolate & then I think buns – Easter buns that is 🙂 I used to make the normal fruit buns, and they are so awesome when you make them yourself, but as my son says “that’s too main stream”. So here is my current list of hot cross bun flavours for you to try. I have done away with the boring flavourless crosses too & replace them with much more delicious versions!

Chai Hot Cross Buns with Spiced Cream Cheese Crosses

Choc Hazelnut Hot Cross Buns

Easter Bunny’s Carrot & Apple Hot Cross Buns with Cream Cheese Crosses

Heston Inspired Lemon Myrtle Easter Buns with Whipped Citrus Butter

Erica & Arwen’s Apricot & Hazelnut Hot Cross Buns

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Now onto the chocolate, well I got some awesome chocolate from the Nutpatch – see the photos from my photo shoot there a couple of weeks ago.

I do love making Quirky Cooking’s raw chocolate recipe too & I sweeten it with honey. I normally make it with my nephews but they are away for Easter this year!

Try making your own Choc hazelnut spread from the basic cookbook – it makes a wonderful Easter gift.

Or don’t forget the Chocolate Chilli Cherry Ripe recipe from Dani Valent that’s from In the Mix 2!! Watch the video here.

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When I was in Sydney I got my very own special Lindt Easter Bunny!!

Lindt Bunny

Where ever you are this Easter, you are bound to have an awesome Easter!!  I hope you enjoy some rest, relaxation & delicious food cooked from scratch. Happy Thermomixing!!

 

TM

Food Photography & Styling Workshop

What a gorgeous few hours with wonderful talented people 🙂 This event was run by Bec from thirteenredshoes and Dea from To her core, I didn’t realise I knew Dea till I saw her at the door – what a wonderful surprise!! We all drooled over the space!! Dearna has a gorgeous kitchen wouldn’t you agree? How cool are the lights too! After some learning, watching & chatting we got to work styling & shooting on our DSLR & our smart phones.

So drum roll please…………….. here are my DSLR shots!!

Dea

The girls

I just love that I did apple pics (to her core!!) I had to take a bite out of one all in the name of styling of course!! It was delicious, crispy, crunchy & juicy – the best!!! I still can’t decide my favourite apple shot!!

Apples

 

 

Apples 4

Then it was the honeycomb from Wellington Apiary drool!! I am sorry I have no idea who styled this shot & we were discussing this today what do you call someone who goes in & takes a shot of something someone else has styled?? Is there a name for this? Please let me know 🙂

Honey

 

Styling walnuts, again not sure who is the hand model either, but I love your work!!

Walnuts

We were given some pink salt RAW Chocolate to style & then eat. This styling & photography can be quite delicious! I love the character of this cake tin I just turned it upsidedown cos I just “needed” to use it somehow?!

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Oh yes now we are talking – melted dark chocolate for the pour shot!! Plus I LOVE the pot too 🙂

choc pot

Go you crazy snap happy people – capture the chocolately drizzle onto the delicious cookies!! Drool!!

Pour chocolate 2 Pour chocolate 3

Well I have learnt some more tricks & tips plus I certainly had lots of fun too! Thanks ladies for a fab day xx I have had a few light bulb moments!!

Kitchen

Arwen’s Black Forest Trifle

We made this delicious trifle at our recent INSPIRE Christmas cooking class

INSPIRED TRIFLE IDEAS:
This is a favourite recipe my friend’s Mum used to make for us. The original recipe used 2 packets of port wine jelly instead of using the cherry “juice” to make the jelly.
You may also like to add cherry liqueur to the jelly 🙂
There are so many different combos for a trifle, use any kind of fruit – fresh figs, pomegranate seeds, passionfruit, mango, berries, kiwi fruit, then make a jelly to go, with that fruit even a wine or sparkling wine jelly.
Match it with your style cake a plain sponge, or try chocolate, orange or pistachio.
Then flavour your custard to match or use a lemon or lime curd for something different.
Top with fresh whipped cream & something for a bit of crunch your favourite nuts, biscuits, toasted coconut, chocolate.

Arwen’s Thermo Pics | Hobart Thermomix Consultant - Arwen's Black Forest Trifle

Arwen’s Black Forest Trifle- This a picture of a smaller batch

Devil of a Cookbook Sponge Cake Recipe

Arwen's Black Forest Trifle
Author: 
Cuisine: Christmas
Serves: 12
 
The orginal recipe was one that my friends Mum made for us when were young - then we started having it for our family Christmas!
Ingredients
  • Black Forest Trifle
  • 1 chocolate cake or chocolate sponge
  • 1 x 600g jar morello cherries, keep the liquid
  • 2 teaspoons gelatine power
  • 1000g cream
  • 100g flaked almonds, lightly toasted or coconut flakes
  • 50g dark chocolate, or to taste
  • Chocolate Custard
  • 1000g milk
  • 100g Corn Flour
  • 150g dark chocolate, good quality (add more to taste)
  • 150g sugar, or to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 40g unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Black Forest Trifle
  2. Heat 100g of the liquid from the cherry jar for 3 mins/100 degrees/speed 1, add the gelatin & mix for 5 secs/speed 5.
  3. Add the rest of the liquid & mix for another secs speed 5.
  4. Using a strainer pour into your chosen glass trifle container or individual glasses (8).
  5. You can either add the cherries now & place into the fridge to set or place the cake in to soak up the cherry jelly & place the cherries on top & into the fridge to set. In a clean TM bowl whip your cream with the butterfly around 20 - 30 secs /speed 3.5-Time will vary depending on how fresh your cream is. Place the cream to one side & without needing to clean the bowl, place all the custard ingredients to the bowl. Cook for 15 mins 90 degrees speed 4 or until thick.
  6. Pour the chocolate custard on top of the cherry jelly & cake. Place into the fridge. Once it has cooled completely spread the top of the custard with cream & sprinkle with almonds & grated dark chocolate & or toasted coconut flakes & fresh cherries. Can be made the day before, although the cream is best done on the day of serving.
  7. I like to use the sponge cake from the Devil of a Cookbook replacing use 40g of cornflour with cocoa powder.