French yoghurt cake Thermomix recipe.

 

French yoghurt cake – with or without a Thermomix. 5 ingredients / 5 minutes active time. Simply the easiest cake in the world!

This is quite possibly the easiest cake in the world in the first place. Made as a Thermomix cake recipe and you’ll be done in 5 minutes!

If you’re a new to baking or straight out of a packet type baker, then this is for you. Never again will you reach for pre-prepared cake mix, once you’ve given this recipe a go. 

In France, this is the cake of choice for grandmothers teaching the basics of baking to their grandchildren. Not only can it be thrown together in minutes, it is also a wonderfully moist, super delicious and ultra fluffy, because of the yoghurt. 

Here’s the recipe I’ve been using practically all my life ever since this wonderful cake has entered my repertoire. Since the arrival of the Thermomix, I’ve kept the recipe exactly the same. It’s just that little bit faster and easier to make nowadays.

It is definitely my go-to Thermomix cake recipe as it is so versatile. Think fresh raspberries and strawberries, whipped cream, melted chocolate or just keep it plain and simple!

Once you’ve mastered the basic Thermomix cake recipe below, the possibilities are endless.

The proper yoghurt cake recipe uses yoghurt pots (small Activia type) to measure up all the ingredients. As it’s more difficult to buy small pots of plain yoghurt here in the UK, I have converted the recipe into grams for you. 

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  • 160 g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 g sunflower oil
  • 125 g plain or Greek yoghurt
  • 160 g self raising flour
  • Optional: zest of one lemon or one orange / a tsp vanilla essence / fresh raspberries
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C

  2. Add 160g brown sugar and 2 eggs to the mixing bowl. Mix for 15 seconds / speed 4.

  3. Add 80g sunflower oil, 125g plain yoghurt, 160g self-raising flour (as well as your optional ingredients). Mix for 30 seconds / speed 4

  4. Bake for 35 minutes @ 180C (check with a clean knife if the cake is cooked)

 

Thermomix flan patissier aka custard tart a la French – simply deliiiicious!

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Thermomix flan patissier aka custard tart a la French – simply deliiiicious!

This Thermomix recipe for flan patissier (French custard tart) makes a tart that is simply exquisite, firm yet creamy, we just can’t get enough of it in our family.

After dozens of failed or second best attempts at flan patissier (sometime without a Thermomix), I am so glad I have found this recipe.

I am looking forward to hearing about how you get on with it. Feel free to leave a comment below.

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Serves 8

Active time: 13 minutes – Total time: 1h10

Ingredients:

  • 150g plain flour
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 70g cornflour
  • 1 vanilla pod or 1/2 tsp good quality vanilla essence
  • 150g single cream
  • 600g full fat milk

Let’s go…

  1. Start with the shortcrust pastry. Add 75g butter, 1/2 tsp salt, 150g plain flour, 1 tbsp sugar and 50g water to the bowl. Mix for 30 seconds / Kneading setting, then mix for 10 seconds / speed 2 reverse speed.
  2. Set aside in the fridge.
  3. Wash and dry your bowl.
  4. Add 3 eggs, 150g caster sugar, 70g cornflour, the seeds of a vanilla pod (or 1/2 tsp good quality vanilla essence) and 150g single cream to the bowl. Mix for 15 seconds / speed 6.
  5. Add 600g full fat milk and turn on for 12 minutes / 90C / speed 4.
  6. Remove the lid and let the mixture cool down completely.
  7. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  8. Roll out the pastry into a round oven proof dish (c. 20 cm diameter)
  9. Cover the pastry with grease proof paper and baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Once done, remove the grease proof paper and baking beans. Mix the cream mixture in the Thermomix for 30 seconds / speed 7.
  11. Pour the cream mixture into the pastry case and bake for 30 minutes at 180C.
  12. Let cool down for at least 2 to 3 hours before tasting. Good luck with that part of the recipe!!

I sometimes add raisins, prunes or other dried fruits before pouring the mixture into the pastry. Tastes just as good and kids love the surprise effect!

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Thermomix Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts)

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Thermomix Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts)

So they are Paul Hollywood’s favourite cake and according to him ‘absolutely worth the calories’.

And I have to say, having been to Lisbon and eaten the real thing, they are one of mine too. They’re just naughty little things made of puff pastry and filled with creamy custard. Totally utterly delicious.

Only 3 people in the world know the original recipe. But this one is pretty close to the real thing. I use shop-bought puff pastry because life is just too short, but feel free to make your own rough-puff!


Makes 14

Active time: 15 minutes – Total time: 36 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 550g milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 200g sugar
  • a few drops of vanilla essence
  • 40g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 lemon zest, in 1 cm chunks (it will need to be removed)
  • 1 puff pastry

Let’s go…

  1. Add the whisk to the mixing bowl
  2. Add 550g milk, 2 whole eggs, 4 egg yolks, 200g sugar, a few drops of vanilla essence, 40g plain flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Mix for 1 minute / speed 4.
  3. Add the zest of one lemon. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / speed 2.
  4. Roll the puff pastry out and cut out 12 circles. Ease the circles into a 12 cup non-stick muffin tin.
  5. Remove the lemon zest from the custard.
  6. Fill the pastry cases with custard to 3/4 capacity.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 250C. Remove from the oven as soon as the browning starts to appear.

Delicious. Bon appetit x


 

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Thermomix chocolate & courgette muffins

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Thermomix chocolate & courgette muffins

Courgette? In a cake? Yep, and it makes the cake so moist, sweet but not too sweet and makes good use of courgette.

Try and make your children/family/guests guess the secret ingredient… I bet you they won’t!

Can be frozen

For gluten-free, replace plain flour by buckwheat


Makes 8

Active time: 15 minutes – Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 small or 1 large courgette (approx 400g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 50g almond powder
  • 2 tbsp bitter/unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 200g dark chocolate

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Add 400g peeled and chopped courgettes to the mixing bowl. Chop for 15 seconds / speed 7.
  3. Set aside in a colander.
  4. Add 4 eggs and 80g brown sugar to the mixing bowl. Mix for 10 seconds / speed 5.
  5. Add 50g self-raising flour, 50g almond powder, 2 tbsp bitter/unsweetened cocoa powder and a pinch of salt.
  6. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave – approx 3.5 minutes. Please adapt to your own microwave.
  7. Add melted chocolate to mixing bowl. Mix 20 seconds / speed 5.
  8. Add the courgettes, mix 20 seconds / speed 3.
  9. Pour into muffin cases and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Delicious. Bon appetit x


 

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Quick and easy Madeleine Thermomix recipe

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You can’t get more French than with lovely madeleines, buttery French sponge cakes traditionally baked in scallop-shaped moulds.

This Thermomix madeleine recipe couldn’t be more delicious, or easier to make.

You’ll need a specific madeleine mould to achieve the specific shape. This one from Amazon is very good.

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Quick and easy Madeleine Thermomix Recipe

Makes 24 madeleines

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 200g butter
  • 50g milk
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven at 220C
  2. Cut 200g butter into chunks and put it in the Thermomix bowl. Turn on for 3 minutes / 90C / speed 2.
  3. Add all the other ingredients in the right order. Stir for 30 seconds / speed 6.
  4. Pour the mixture into the buttered madeleine mould.
  5. Cook in the oven for 6 minutes at 220C, then 3 minutes at 200C. Watch them closely as the cooking time might vary according to your oven.

 

Delicious. Bon appetit x