Thermomix banana & blueberry cake

Blueberry banana cake Thermomix recipe

Blueberry banana cake Thermomix recipe

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Blueberry banana cake Thermomix recipe

Another rainy and cold Saturday afternoon here in the UK usually means baking in this house.

One of the twins wanted banana cake, the other a blueberry cake – so how about combining the 2?

The result: a tender, golden loave, a divine smell throughout the house and some very happy children!

This deliciously moist loaf cake is best served still warm in my opinion.

 

Serves 6

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 1h10

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 150g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 30g milk
  • Zest of one lemon (optional)
  • 100g fresh blueberries – or fully defrosted if using frozen ones.

 

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 160C
  2. Add 150g sugar and 125g butter to the mixing bowl. Mix for 60 seconds / speed 4.
  3. Add 2 eggs, 3 ripe bananas and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix for a further 60 seconds / speed 5.
  4. Add 225g flour, 1tsp baking powder, 30g milk, zest of one lemon and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix for 60 seconds / speed 4.
  5. Pour the cake batter into a pre-greased cake tin. Fold in 100g fresh blueberries.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes or until a clean knife inserted comes out clean

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Apple clafouti (kla-FOO-tee) – with or without a Thermomix

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Apple clafoutis (kla-FOO-tee) – with or without a Thermomix

A clafouti (pronounced kla-FOO-tee) is traditionally a rustic French dessert. It consists of fruits baked in a custard-like batter similar to pancake batter. It’s simply delicious and brings back so many fond memories of summers at my grandparent’s house!

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For gluten free, replace plain flour by your favourite gluten-free option.


Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 45 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 big apples (or 6 medium ones) – mixed variety only adds to the taste!
  • 50g plain butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 125g caster sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • 80g plain flour
  • 300g full fat milk
  • A pinch of salt

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Lightly grease a 20cm oven proof dish. Peel and slice 4 apples. Place them in the greased dish.
  3. Add 50g plain butter to the TM bowl. Melt for 3 minutes / 60C / Speed 2.
  4. Add 80g plain flour, 125g caster sugar, 4 eggs and 300ml full fat milk. Mix for 1 minutes / speed 3. 
  5. Pour the batter over the apples.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

Best served still warm with a creme anglaise (or a good old custard will be just as good!)

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Jam muffins – with or without a Thermomix

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Jam Muffins

Moist muffins with a lovely jam centre, my family and I absolutely adore these little mouthfuls of yumminess.

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Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 150 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g sunflower oil
  • 180 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • a few drops of vanilla extract
  • Strawberry jam (or any other jam of your choice)

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C
  2. Add 2 eggs, 100g caster sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract to the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 3.
  3. Add 150ml milk, 100g sunflower oil, 180g self-raising flour. Mix for 1 minutes / speed 4.
  4. Half fill individual muffin cases. Add a spoonful of jam. And add more batter to 3/4 full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Making them for a present? Check these gorgeous lace wrappers out.

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Delicious. Bon appetit x

Mookies (muffin cookies) with or without a Thermomix


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Mookies (muffin cookies) with or without a Thermomix

What do you get when you cross a muffin and a cookie? A mookie!

Crisp on the outside, slightly chewy in the middle and all round scrumptious. Perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack or to impress your friends on a picnic.

I used a muffin tray very similar to these ones (and they currently have 41% off!)

Muffin tray

Can be frozen

For gluten free option, use appropriate flour 


Makes 12

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g soft brown sugar
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 180g self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 120g chocolate chips
  • A pinch of salt

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Add 125g butter, 125g soft brown sugar and 50g caster sugar to the mixing bowl. Mix for 1 minute / speed 3.
  3. Add one egg. Mix for 10 seconds / speed 3.
  4. Add a pinch of salt, 1 tbsp corn flour, 180g self raising flour. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 4.
  5. Add 120g chocolate chips. Mix for 10 seconds / Speed 2.
  6. Grease your muffin tray with butter.
  7. Split the dough in muffin tray / moulds.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes in the oven.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Ham and cheese buns – with or without a Thermomix

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Ham and cheese buns – with or without a Thermomix

Stuffed buns are perfect for lunch boxes (for adults and kids alike), to take on a picnic, to serve as an aperitif or to have for a simple dinner, served with a green salad.

I made these with ham & cheese. Alternatives can be brie & cranberry, goats cheese, pesto, olives, chorizo, bacon, mozzarella, feta & sun-dried tomatoes. Fill them generously with what’s in your fridge, you can’t really go wrong!

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Can be frozen

For gluten-free, replace plain flour with buckwheat flour

For vegetarian – vary filling as above: brie & cranberry, goats cheese, pesto, feta and sundried tomatoes etc etc.


Active time: 20 minutes – Total time: 2h47

Makes 12 buns

Ingredients:

  • 200g milk
  • 70g salted butter
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 15g fresh yeast
  • 400g plain flour
  • 6 slices ham, roughly chopped
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese, roughly chopped
  • 6 tsp mustard (we use Dijon mustard here but you can use whichever one you prefer)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Let’s go…

  1. Add 200g milk, 70g butter, 1tsp sugar and 15g fresh yeast to the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 minutes / 37C / speed 2.
  2. Add 400g flour and 1tsp salt to the bowl. Knead for 4 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a bowl, cover with a damp cloth or cling film and leave to rest in a warm place for one hour.
  4. Flour your work surface and split the dough into 12.
  5. Roll out each piece into an oval / rough rectangle shape.
  6. Spread 1/2 tsp mustard, a generous portion of ham and cheddar cheese into each rectangle.
  7. Roll everything together into a log, and cut three slits into the top of each bun.
  8. Place the logs onto greaseproof paper, cover and allow to rise for another hour.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  10. Brush the buns with egg yolk.
  11. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, onion powder, garlic powder (optional)
  12. Bake for 25 minutes.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Thermomix magic vanilla custard cake

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Thermomix magic vanilla custard cake

Prepare to be wowed by this super-simple magic cake.

A single cake batter that comes out of the oven with three distinct layers, a crust layer at the bottom, a creamy custard in the middle, topped by a fluffy cake layer. And it only requires 7 ingredients!

Truly magic and delicious.

Once you’ve mastered this basic recipe, feel free to experiment by adding other flavours: fresh raspberries, chocolate, lemon, orange & cinnamon, blackberries, the possibilities are endless.

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Can be frozen

For gluten free, replace plain flour with buckwheat flour


Serves 8

Active time: 20 minutes – Total time: 55 minutes + 2 hours resting time.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 500g milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 120g caster sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • 115g plain flour

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C and make sure your mixing bowl is thoroughly clean and dry.
  2. Add 4 egg whites and a pinch of salt to the mixing bowl. Add the butterfly whisk. Mix for 3 – 4 minutes / speed 4. (until still peaks are formed)
  3. Set aside and give your bowl a quick rinse.
  4. Add 500g milk and one vanilla pod, split in half, to the mixing bowl. Heat for 9 minutes / 70C / speed 2.
  5. Set aside in a jug.
  6. Give your bowl a quick wash.
  7. Add 125g butter and set for 3 minutes / 60C / speed 2.
  8. Add 4 egg yolks, 120g sugar. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 4.
  9. Set the bowl to be continually on speed 2. Add a few drops of vanilla essence and 115g plain flour, one spoonful at a time.
  10. Disregard the vanilla pod from the milk and gradually add the warm milk to the bowl.
  11. Stop the mixing process, take the lid off and very gently fold in the stiff egg whites.
  12. Grease a cake tin with butter. Pour in the mixture and slam the dish on a work surface three times so that the air bubbles come out.
  13. Bake for 35 minutes at 170C.
  14. Leave to cool and then rest in the fridge for 2 hours.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Thermomix brioche steam baked in the Varoma

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Thermomix brioche steam baked in the Varoma

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Can be frozen

For gluten-free, replace plain flour with buckwheat flour

Serves 8

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 65 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 120g milk
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 20g butter at room temperature
  • 20g fresh yeast
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg & 1 egg yolk

Let’s go…

  1. Add 120g milk, 30g caster sugar, 20g butter and 20g fresh yeast to the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 minutes / 37C / Speed 2.
  2. Add 280g flour, one egg, and 1/2 tsp salt. Knead for 3 minutes / Kneading mode.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls.
  4. Grease the Varoma dish with butter. Let the dough balls rest in the Varoma for 1/2 hour.
  5. In the meantime, clean the mixing bowl.
  6. Preheat your oven to 180C
  7. Once the dough ball has risen, add 500ml water the mixing bowl and bake the brioche in the Varoma for 20 minutes / Varoma / speed 1.
  8. Brush the loaves with the egg yolk and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180C to add a bit of colour.

You can also add a square of chocolate inside each dough ball during step 3.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Marble cake steam baked in the Thermomix Varoma (yes really!)

 

 

Marble cake steam baked in the Thermomix Varoma (yes really!)

Recipe updated on 24/01/18

Marble cake steam baked in the Thermomix Varoma (yes really!)

The French Thermomix Facebook groups went completely wild for this recipe this weekend and having tried it myself now, I have to say WOW, just WOW!

You have to try it to believe it!

In terms of which mould to use, it seems that pretty much anything goes. Just make sure it fits in your Varoma though.

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Can be frozen

For gluten-free, replace plain flour by buckwheat


Serves 8

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 225g butter, at room temperature
  • 50g milk
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
  • a few drops of vanilla essence

Let’s go…

  1. Add all the ingredients in the mixing bowl, except the cocoa powder. Mix for 1 minutes / speed 5.
  2. Divide the batter in 2. Add 2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder to the batter remaining in the mixing bowl. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 3.
  3. Take 2 spoons and use them to dollop the chocolate and vanilla cake mixes into the tin alternately. Use a skewer to swirl the mixture around in the tin a few times to create a marbled effect.
  4. Place the tin in the Varoma (careful to leave enough openings for the steam to rise). Fill the mixing bowl with water. Bake 50 minutes / Varoma / Speed 1.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

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