Awesome sausage rolls – Thermomix recipe

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Aww sausage rolls, the perfect treat for any occasion from snacks to canapes with a drink – it’s not a party without a good sausage roll! – or make them a bit bigger and serve them for an easy dinner with a simple salad!

They are so versatile too, add your favourite herbs or dried fruit, and totally transform the flavours.

Once you’ve had a go and tasted a home-made sausage roll, you will never go back to a shop bought one again.

They can be cooked well in advance, frozen then defrosted and warmed through when needed.


 

Makes about 16

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
  • About 10 sage leaves
  • 15ml olive oil
  • 400g sausage meat
  • 2 pinches of nutmeg
  • 250 g ready-made puff pastry
  • 50g grated cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1 free-range egg
  • Ground pepper

Let’s go…

  1. Add one red onion, halved, one garlic clove and 1 tbsp Dijon mustard to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add 400g sausage meat, 10 sage leaves, 2 pinches of nutmeg and salt & pepper to taste. Mix for 10 seconds / speed 5.
  3. Cut pastry sheets in half lengthways into 2 long rectangles.
  4. Divide the meat mixture between each pastry strip and spread out in the middle.
  5. Sprinkle with grated cheese (optional).
  6. Roll and cut each strip into mini sausage rolls.
  7. Space each sausage roll out on a baking tray. Brush with egg wash and top with ground pepper.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Super (and I do mean super) nachos Thermomix recipe

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Super (and I do mean super) nachos Thermomix recipe

Cheese sauce on nachos? Yes really! I wasn’t convinced either but it certainly worked very well. (even better the second time when I didn’t pour it all over the chips and made them all mushy!!)

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Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 30 minutes

Serves 4 – COST: £6.32

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag tortilla chips – £0.60
  • 2 ripe tomatoes – £0.36
  • 1 red onion – £0.22
  • 1 handful coriander – £0.70
  • 1 chilli – £0.60
  • 1 onion – £0.17
  • 1 red pepper – £0.50
  • 1 yellow pepper – £0.50
  • 1 tsp ground cumin – £0.05
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed – £0.55
  • 500ml milk – £0.50
  • 40g salted butter – £0.25
  • 60g plain flour – £0.03
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 100g grated cheddar – £0.57
  • 100g grated mozzarella – £0.72

Let’s go…

  1. Make the salsa – add 2 ripe tomatoes, 1 red onion, halved, a handful of coriander and 1/2 chilli to the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 seconds/speed 3. Set aside.
  2. Add an onion, halved, 1/2 chilli, 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper, both roughly chopped, to the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the side
  3. Add a gulp of oil, 1 tsp ground cumin, and salt to taste. Cook for 3 minutes / 100C / Speed low.
  4. Add 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed. Cook for a further 2 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  5. In the meantime arrange the tortilla chips in an oven proof dish so that there is a big gap in the middle (or you’ll end up with soggy chips).
  6. Pour the pepper / black beans mixture into the gap.
  7. Give your Thermomix bowl a quick rinse.
  8. Make the cheese sauce. Add 250g milk, 20g butter, 30g plain flour, salt & pepper to taste to the mixing bowl. Cook for 8 minutes / 90C / speed 4. Add 100g grated cheese, mix for 30 seconds / speed 4. 
  9. Pour the cheese sauce in the well.
  10. Cover the whole dish with mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle the tomato salsa all over and serve immediately.

 

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Healthy allspice apple muffins – Thermomix recipe

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Healthy allspice apple muffins – Thermomix recipe

Apples are perfect for cake recipes. They add a great taste as well as moisture. So they’re brilliant in muffins!

These particular recipe takes no time at all to throw together, they’re perfect for breakfast, packed lunches or for an after-school snack.

Sweet, wonderful, homemade, cinnamon, apple, autumn smells throughout your house. That’s what I’m talking about.

We use whole wheat flour, and less sugar in this recipe to make it all a bit healthier.

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Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, skin on, quartered
  • 240ml milk
  • 2tsp white vinegar
  • 70g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 130g self raising flour
  • 200g whole wheat flour
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1tsp allspice

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C
  2. Add apple to the mixing bowl. Grate for 5 seconds / speed 7.
  3. Add all the other ingredients to the mixing bowl. Mix for 1 minute / speed 4. 
  4. Fill individual muffin cases. Bake for 15 minutes.

Chunky beef ragu – Thermomix adaptation of a HelloFresh recipe

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Chunky beef ragu – Thermomix adaptation of a Hello Fresh recipe

The one thing I hadn’t been able to master yet with the Thermomix, is bolognese sauce. No matter what setting I used, reverse speed, low speed etc, it always turned into complete mush, much to the disgust of the kids.

When Hello Fresh delivered the ingredients and recipe to make a beef ragu with spaghettis (a rather fancy name for spag bol), I remembered all the wonderful comments about fellow Thermomix blogger, Skinnymixer’s chunky bolognese recipe.

Here’s how I mixed both HelloFresh & Skinnymixer’s recipes. The result was perfectly chunky and rather delicious too, even if I say so myself!

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For a gluten-free option, replace pasta with rice or potatoes

 


Serves 4

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST: £5.83

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, halved – £0.17
  • 1 garlic clove – £0.05
  • 2 courgettes, roughly chopped – £0.41
  • 1 yellow pepper, roughly chopped – £0.50
  • 500g beef mince – £3.00
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce – £0.05
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano – £0.05
  • 2 cartons chopped tomatoes with garlic and onions – £0.75
  • 400g spaghetti – £0.85

Let’s go…

  1. Add one onion, halved, one garlic clove, 2 courgettes and 1 yellow pepper to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add a good gulp of oil and cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Speed low.
  3. Add 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp dried oregano, 2 cartons chopped tomatoes with garlic and onions and salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Insert your simmering basket into the bowl and put 500g beef mince inside. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
  5. In the meantime, boil some water in a large saucepan. Add a large pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and cook 400g spaghetti as per packet instruction.
  6. Carefully break up the mince with a spatula, cook for a further 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
  7. Mix the cooked mince and the sauce together before serving.
  8. Drain the pasta and toss into the ragu.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

 

Creamy fish curry with rice and coconut – Thermomix adaptation of a Hello Fresh recipe

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Creamy fish curry with rice and coconut – Thermomix adaptation of a Hello Fresh recipe

With small kids to feed, we don’t like anything too hot in this house. What happens usually is that I cook everything mild and DH adds his own chilli flakes.

With this HelloFresh recipe, this is exactly what happened. When they say that this curry doesn’t bite as its north Indian spice is tempered by a creamy sauce with the added sweetness of coconut, they are absolutely right. There was nothing to be afraid of!

And DH was happy with his added chilli flakes too!

It is simply delicious and one I will do again and again.

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Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST: £8.72

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion – £0.17
  • 1 garlic clove – £0.05
  • 1 red pepper, sliced – £0.50
  • 1 small bunch coriander – £0.70
  • 500g fish mix – salmon, prawns, white fish – skinless and boneless but kept whole – £5.00
  • 25g desiccated coconut – £0.60
  • 4 cardamon pods – £0.05
  • 300g Basmati rice – £0.45
  • 2 tsp North Indian curry powder (1 pinch of each: fenugreek, black peppercorns, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cumin, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, red chilli, cayenne) – £0.10
  • 1 tin plum tomatoes – £0.50
  • 1 vegetable stock pot – £0.31
  • 100g creme fraiche – £0.29

Let’s go…

  1. Add one onion, halved, one garlic clove and a small bunch of coriander to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add a good gulp of oil and cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Speed low
  3. In the meantime, boil some water in a large saucepan. Add a large pinch of salt and 4 cardamom pods. Bring to the boil and add 300g rice. Cook as per packet instruction.
  4. Add the sliced red pepper and curry powder to the mixing bowl. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  5. Add one tin plum tomatoes, 100ml water, one vegetable stock pot, 100g creme fraiche and 500g fish mix, keeping the pieces whole. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  6. Add 25g desiccated coconut and cook for a further 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  7. Drain the rice, remove the cardamom pods.
  8. Serve the rice in a bowl with a good spoonful of fish curry on top. Sprinkle with coriander leaves for anyone that wants it!

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Hearty sausage cassoulet – Thermomix recipe

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Hearty sausage cassoulet – Thermomix recipe

Cassoulet is probably the best French ‘peasant’ dish you can ever come across.

There is no dish in South West France that is more iconic. Some serve it with duck, pork, sausages – there are so many versions, it’s impossible to try just one!

It’s a loose, almost soup-like stew of beans and meat – it’s perfect for cold winter family dinners and can be equally served to impress your guests at your next dinner party.

This Thermomix version might not be the original cassoulet from South West France but it’s more than good enough for my family and I on this frosty Tuesday evening! And it only took me 10 minutes to put together!

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Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST – £9.75

Ingredients:

  • 2 onions, halved – £0.34
  • 4 garlic cloves – £0.10
  • 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley – £0.70
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced – £0.50
  • 1 stick celery, sliced – £0.10
  • 1 large carrot, sliced – £0.10
  • 30g tomato puree – £0.08
  • 1 punnet baby plum tomatoes, halved – £0.90
  • 2 tins cannellini beans, rinsed – £1.70
  • 100g lardons – £1.00
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme – £0.10
  • 1 chicken stock pots – £0.30
  • 1 red chili, stabbed – £0.50
  • 8 Toulouse sausages – £3.33

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Add 2 onions, 4 garlic cloves and 1 small bunch of fresh parsley to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  3. Add a good gulp of olive oil and 1 yellow pepper,  1 carrot, 1 stick celery, all sliced. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  4. Add 30g tomato puree, 1 punnet baby plum tomatoes, halved, 2 tins of cannellini beans, rinsed, 100g lardons, a few sprigs of fresh thyme, 1 red chili, whole and stabbed, 1 chicken stock pot and 200ml water. Cook for 20 minutes / 100C / reverse speed low.
  5. In the meantime, cook the Toulouse sausages in the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Season cassoulet with salt & pepper to your liking. Remove thyme sprigs and red chili before serving. Spoon into bowls and top with the sausages.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Smoked salmon, comte and cream cheese bites – Christmas recipe with or without a Thermomix

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Smoked salmon, comte and cream cheese bites – Christmas recipe with or without a Thermomix

These little fluffy bites are gluten free, low carbs and whisked together in minutes. What more would you want…

This recipe makes 36 bite-sized mini muffins which look beautiful sprinkled with fresh chive.

My children also love them in their lunch box.

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Makes 36

Active time: 2 minutes – Total time: 17 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 100g comte cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g cream cheese – Philadelphia type
  • 200g creme fraiche
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • A small bunch of fresh chive
  • 100g smoked salmon, roughly chopped

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Lightly grease mini muffin tray. This is the one I use. (affiliate link)
  3. Add 100g comte cheese to the mixing bowl. Grate for 5 seconds/speed 5. Set aside.
  4. Add 6 eggs, 250g cream cheese, 200g creme fraiche, a small bunch of fresh chive and salt & pepper to taste to the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 3.
  5. Add the smoked salmon. Mix for 10 seconds/reverse speed 1.
  6. Pour into greased muffin tray. Sprinkle grated comte on top.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Cranberry and brie bites – Christmas recipe with or without a Thermomix

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Cranberry and brie bites – Christmas recipe with or without a Thermomix

Cranberry and brie bites are so easy to make, I’ve made them so many times for parties. They are incredibly simple to throw together yet always get polished off in minutes. I just love how beautiful and tasty they are.

If I am perfectly honest, I cheat all the way with this recipe – shop bought puff pastry and ready-made cranberry sauce.  With a little help from your Thermomix, you could easily home make both.

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Makes 24.

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 400g cranberry sauce
  • 300g creamy brie

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Lightly grease mini muffin tray. This is the one I use.
  3. Roll out the 2 sheets of puff pastry. Cut each of them into 12 squares. Place each square in mini muffin tray cups.
  4. Add about 3cm brie cheese to each cup.
  5. Top with 1 tsp cranberry sauce.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Two salmon pate – Christmas Thermomix recipe

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Two salmon pate – Christmas Thermomix recipe

Whip up this creamy, delicious salmon pate in no time, great served as a dip or as a starter with blinis or toasted sourdough.

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Serves 8 to 10 as a starter, more as a dip

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 750g fresh salmon
  • 125g smoked salmon
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 100g Greek-style yoghurt
  • 50g salted butter, at room temperature
  • A few sprigs of chive
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Let’s go…

  1. Place zest of one lemon in the mixing bowl, chop for 3 seconds / speed 7. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place the fresh salmon into the Varoma dish, making sure you leave gaps for the steam to circulate. Fill the mixing bowl with 700g water. Place Varoma dish into position and cook for 18 minutes / Varoma / Speed 1.
  3. Empty the water from the bowl. Remove the skin from the salmon. Flake it with a fork.
  4. Add 125g smoked salmon, 50g butter, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 lemon juice, 2 egg yolks, 100g Greek-style yoghurt, the lemon zest and salt & pepper to taste to the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 3. Scrape down the sides.
  5. Add the fresh salmon. Mix for 20 seconds / Reverse speed 1.
  6. Taste to check the seasoning as smoked salmon can vary greatly in its saltiness. Add more salt, pepper or lemon juice if needed. If you do, mix again for 20 seconds / reverse speed 1.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate until needed.
  8. Serve sprinkled with chopped chive.

This pate is so easy to make yet I can promise you it impresses every single time.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Fish tagine – with or without a Thermomix

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Fish tagine – with or without a Thermomix

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Serves 4

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST: £4.70

Ingredients:

  • 2  garlic clove, peeled – £0.10
  • 10 black olives, stoned – £0.10
  • 2tsp harissa paste – £0.20
  • 2tsp ground cumin – £0.05
  • 2tsp paprika – £0.05
  • 700g passata – £0.80
  • 1 preserved lemon – £0.50
  • 4 white fish fillets, skinless – £2.20
  • Fresh coriander – £0.70

Let’s go…

  1. Cover the fish fillets with a mix of cumin and paprika. Season with salt and pepper. Place in the simmering basket.
  2. Add 2 garlic clove to the TM bowl. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  3. Add 10 black olives, 2 tsp harissa paste, 700g passata and 1 preserved lemon to the TM bowl. Insert simmering basket with fish in. Cook for 20 minutes / 100C / speed 3 Reverse speed.
  4. Pour the sauce over the fish, sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve with couscous and a simple carrot salad.

 

Delicious. Bon appetit x