Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

My Top 5 Thermomix Main Meals: Chicken

We love to eat chicken in this house and I love my Thermomix so I thought I'd share with you are my top 5 favourite main meals using chicken in the Thermomix. 
 

5. Chicken and Pasta Salad: Meat on the Menu Recipe Book
(pictured below)


NOTE: A time saving tip for dinner time madness!

Since we eat a lot of chicken in our house I often buy our chicken in bulk, split and freeze. A time saving tip for dinner time madness! I buy my chicken breast in bulk, split and freeze. However I cube my chicken before I freeze it. Nearly all of the chicken dishes I cook use cubed chicken anyway. I find it defrosts quicker and better this way and when cooking I have one less step!!



Now I'm off to cook Quirky Cooking's Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice for Dinner ... Happy Cooking!!

 Are any of these in your Top 5?

What are some of your favourite Thermo Chicken recipes?

Thursday, 13 February 2014

School Lunch Box Baking - Stocking the Freezer


In order to be organised for school days and my hungry little school girl I now have

Big Baking Days!! 

Well okay not that big as my freezer is not huge but I do like to have baking days where I might bake about 3 different things to pop in the freezer ready for lunchboxes and after school snacks. Of course all the things I bake are nut-free (even the teacher has a nut allergy!). If they aren't nut free I'll label them silly so I know that they are NOT to go to school. Our school is nut-free but luckily there are no other food allergies we need to be mindful of.

So here's some of the things I've baked for our freezer stash so far ...

Pikelets
I used the Thermomix  EDC Pikelet recipe for this recent batch but I do love the apple pikelets from Mummy Smiles too 


Banana Muffins
I've tried a lot of banana muffin recipes. There are a lot I like but this one from Bianca at A Little delightful is the one I love


Zucchini Mini Muffins
I love the idea of making zucchini mini muffins instead of a slice. A lovely friend shared this idea on instagram when she was making them and I think it's the bees knees!!  I also tried her yummy recipe which is very similiar to this one I found here but using half as much oil.


Other mini muffins
Here's some other muffin recipes I've used quite regularly.

Mini Quiches

These mini quiches from Mummy Smiles went down a treat with everyone including hubby!

 Packaging & Storage

All the baking goodies are packed in snack bags or sandwich bags which I date. The are then placed in an easily accessible basket on the top shelf of my freezer.

 I've packaged my baking goodies in two different sizes for the freezer. I've put them in small snack sizes for lunchboxes and bigger bags for afternoon snack sizes. Let's face it with my tummy growing bigger I'm going to need afternoon tea stashes too!! All I'll need to do on those hard days is add some cut up some fruit.


Stay tuned because I'll share some more recipes when I've done some more freezer baking 
sessions in a couple of weeks time!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Blueberry Muffins


1 cup self-raising flour
90g soft butter
1tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
1 cup blueberries (I used frozen)

1. Combine flour, butter, vanilla essence, sugar, eggs and milk.
2. Beat with electric mixer until combined.
2. Gently fold in blueberries.
3. Place in muffins trays and bake for 20mins at 180C


I love this recipe because it's quick and easy. 

I mix it by all just by stirring as Jasmin is scared of the electric beater! It works just fine.
Also my girls prefer mini-muffins so we just cook them for less time. It makes 24 mini muffins so I'm making double the amount next time so there's some leftover to freeze.

Yummy!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Muffins - Super Organiser Mum Style

If there is one thing I absolutely love it's these easy muffin recipe from the ever so clever Super Organiser Mum. After sharing this photo ..


.. on my Facebook page here lots of you asked for the recipes and Jade was so kind in saying she was happy for me to share them with you all. 

I re-type or cut and paste all my favourite recipes into word documents to keep in my recipe folder. I like having all recipes neatly presented in the same format. I've recently learnt how to upload pdfs to iBook to view on my iPad. I'm hoping to have a go at doing this with my recipe collection soon.
 
So here are two of my favourite Super Organiser Mum muffin recipes ..

Pear & Banana Muffins


Ingredients-
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/3 cup caster sugar
60g butter
1 mashed banana
1 pear (very small pieces)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk


Method-
1. In a large bowl rub together flour, sugar and butter until resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2. Stir in mashed banana, pear, egg and milk to combine.
3. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pans.
4. Bake at 190 for 20 minutes.


 Mini Banana Muffins

Ingredients-
1/2 cup light margarine
2 eggs
2 medium bananas
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp bicarb soda
50ml warm milk
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cup self raising flour

Method-
1. Cream butter sugar and vanilla together.
2. Add eggs separately, beating well.
3. Mash bananas and add to mixture.
4. Dissolve soda in milk and add flour and milk alternatively.
5. Bake in mini muffins trays at a 180 oven for 15 mins until golden brown.


Sometimes I'm a little naughty and add white choc chips! 

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Easy Peasy Apple Pie and Custard

Play School is my kids favourite TV show! Molly obviously learns a lot from it because she's always asking what day it is and what the time on the clock is. Yesterday they made an apple pie on the show and she asked me if we could make one. So of course today we did. This was all about Molly making an apple pie so we made it really easy with as few steps as possible.


I think it turned out pretty cute. Okay I'm sure its not the best apple pie but that wasn't the aim. So if you want to make a really easy apple pie with your kids this is how we did ours.

You will need: 1 sheet frozen shortcrust pastry
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
1 or 2 tins apple pie filling
sultanas
egg
 
We simply lined the bottom of our greased pie dish with the defrosted shortcrust pastry and trimmed. We mixed the tin of apple pie filling with some sultanas (as Molly loves sultanas at the moment!) and filled the pie dish. I only had 1 tin so mine is a bit of a flat pie. Then we topped it with the puff pastry sheet, trimmed and made a smiley face with the trimmed off pieces. Then we brushed the top with some beaten egg. Bake in an 200 oven til nice and golden on the top. 


Of course I can't have apple pie without custard so while it was cooled we made a super easy custard in the microwave.

You will need:
1 cup milk
1 tablespoons custard powder
3 teaspoons of sugar

Combine all ingredients in a microwave jug and microwave on high for 1min 30 secs.
Remove and stir. Then continue to cook one mintue at a time, stirring in between and it's the consistency you like.


Yummo!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Egg and Bacon Pie

I think most of you have probably already figured out that I'm no gourmet chef! I like cooking and baking but I like it simple without fancy and expensive ingredients. 
So I love this easy bacon and egg pie.

 You'll need:

2 sheets of frozen puff pastry thawed
4 bacon rashers
8 eggs or more (depends on the depth of your pie dish)
salt and pepper to season
1/2 onion optional


  1. Grease your pie dish (mine is a super cheap Kmart one). 
  2. Line the pie dish with 1 sheet of pastry. 
  3. Chop bacon and onion and fry until onion is soft and bacon slightly cooked
  4. Line bottom of pie with bacon and onion
  5. Whisk 4 eggs add some salt and pepper and pour over bacon.
  6. Crack remaining eggs into pie dish leaving yolk whole.
  7. If your pie dish is deep you may want to add more whisked eggs or whole eggs.
  8. Top pie with second pastry sheet, trim and crimp edges with a fork. 
  9. Brush the top of the pie with beaten egg and bake in moderate oven for 25 - 30 mins
 
Variations: add parsley or garlic chives.

Yummy fresh or cold for breakfast the next morning. 
Great to take on a picnic too.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

ANZAC Day

 Tomorrow is ANZAC Day and today we have been baking. 
I LOVE ANZAC biscuits!


I used one of the recipes passed down to me from one of my big sisters.

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1 cup SR Flour
1 cup rolled oats
I cup coconut
1 cup raw sugar
2oz margarine
2 tbl golden syrup
1tsp bi-carb soda
2 tbl boiling water

Mix dry ingredients
Melt butter, add golden syrup
Dissolve bi-carb soda in boiling water - add to mixture of marg and syrup
Add wet ingredients with dry - mix well

Mod Oven 15mins

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Nat from the wonderful Mummy Smiles shared this recipe here today.

I also love the free printable from Mooo you can find here. I printed off one of the sheets, trimmed it down and popped it in a frame. It has a great explanation of ANZAC day, a recipe card and a beautiful paper poppy print out sheet.

My kids are a too little for the Moo one but the poppy printable from Bianca at A little delightful is perfect for them. You can find it here. We made ours into a collage because Molly loves her gluing and 'snissors' at the moment!



When Mr Latte gets home I think most of the ANZAC biscuits will disappear!!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Ham, Cheese and Pickle Scrolls

An easy peasy morning tea for us today.

 
1. Puff Pastry sheet out of the freezer
2. Spread with sweet mustard pickle.
3. Add chopped ham.
4. Cover with grated cheese.
5. Roll up and cut.
6. Bake in 220 (200 fan forced) oven until puffy and slightly browned.

Hint: Make sure you don't squash it when you cut. If you do just spread it back out with your fingers.
 The pastry needs room to spread when cooking.
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