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

23 gift ideas for Thermomix owners

23 gift ideas for Thermomix owners

(apart from the glaringly obvious Cook Key)

 

Looking for a memorable and practical present to gift a Thermomix fan?

Panic no more – we’ve done extensive research and compiled the ultimate list of 23 gift ideas for you.

There’s something for every budget and you can be sure that each of them would be put to good use.

Please feel free to leave feedback, add to the list or make comments in the box below.

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1- Nut milk bags – £6.95

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Why we love these:

Do you know someone who’s dairy-free? These little bags enable you to make your own fresh and nutritious milk from almonds and other nuts in their Thermomix. Just pour blend into the bag, strain and squeeze and voila – just so easy! No mess, no fuss, delicious and healthy with very little effort.

2- Very sexy and accurate kitchen scales – £8.99

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Why we love this:

Yes, a Thermomix does have a weigh function which is fabulous, but sometimes, complete accuracy is needed and that’s when these little scales come in handy.

Very sexy, light, small and neat. Very accurate, easy to use and switch between weight variations. Everything you need from a kitchen scale really!

3- Silicone spatula – £11.99 for 4

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Why we love these:

Any Thermomix user will tell you – you can never have too many silicon spatulas. Mine are always in the dishwasher! These are excellent value for money and are so good as they are much more pliable and therefore reach into every bit of the bowl. This particular pack comes with 2 large spatulas and 2 small ones, all heat resistant. 

4- Thermispatula – £12 each

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Why we love these:

Absolutely one of my favourite kitchen tool. For a more upmarket spatula, specifically designed for Thermomix users, look no further. The design and the quality of these spatulas are second to none. It fits perfectly with the Thermomix bowl and scraps every crumbs out easily even with the blades in the way.

They come in 6 different gorgeous colours too. The hard bit is picking one (or two?!).

5- Cuisipro 3 in 1 funnel – £12

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Why we love this:

This is the only funnel anyone will ever need. The design is incredibly versatile, making this product so practical. The components screw securely with each other, which means that they are easily separated for a specific job. This funnel is a great partner to my Thermomix. It’s fantastic to fill jam jars, passata bottles, pepper mills, relishes, chutneys, sauces, infused oils and spice mixes. The design is so versatile, it works with pretty much any size jar or bottle. 

6- Silicone baking mats – £12.43 for 2

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Why we love these:

They are my best friends. Whether I make macaroons, bake sweet potato fries, or cookies, these mats are just perfect. Absolutely no oil or grease needed, they wash off easily. A great and much more cost effective alternative to using baking paper.

7- Dariole moulds – £13.90 for 6

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Why we love these:

They are just the perfect size for baking, setting, and plating sweet as well as savoury dishes. I’ve made very professional looking cupcakes in them, chocolate fondants, lava cakes, pana cotta, sticky toffee puddings and dauphinoise potatoes. Absolutely brilliant every time! Can not recommend them highly enough.

8- Vintage ceramic butter dish – £14.69

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Why we love this:

The chances are that the Thermomix fan you’re researching a present for, makes their own butter. It’s so easy, it’d be rude not to!

So how about a very stylish dish to help them store their freshly made butter? I mean, look at it, isn’t it gorgeous? The warm and creamy colour makes it blends perfectly with any kitchen.

9- TM Blade brush – £15

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Why we love these:

Absolutely not the most glamourous of present, granted! But where have these been all my Thermomix life? These magic little brushes will remove every last bit of food that might have got caught under the famous 4 blades, keeping them properly clean and making any Thermomix fan very very happy indeed! It will also avoid unwanted transfer of flavours between dishes – onion brownies anyone?

 

10- Beautiful, high quality Thermomix stickers – £15.90

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Brighten up someone’s Thermomix with this trendy design – colour-fast, waterproof and washable.

What I like about this particular one is that you can customise the board on the right again and again with different slogans. You can add your own sayings and change them at any time using a waterproof marker. Laughter and curious looks from friends and neighbours are guaranteed.

11- Natural linen country bread bag – £18.48

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Why we love this:

We love the design – just look at it, isn’t it gorgeous? And it happens to do exactly what it’s designed to do: keep bread fresher.

If you’re looking for a gift for a budding baker / a Paul Hollywood wannabe, then this is it!

12- Lekue bread maker – £18.99

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Why we love this:

Thermomix mixes and kneads the dough in minutes. That’s why we love our machine, right!? Now, all we need is another magic tool to help with the proving and baking… that’s when the Lekue Bread Makers comes in. A high-quality silicone bowl that then closes into a ‘bag’ for proving and baking! Very clever indeed. it cooks with a super crust as the ‘bowl ‘ acts like a cloche.

13- Thermi Servebowls – £19 for extra small / £29 for a large one

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Why we love these:

These fabulous insulated stainless steel bowls keep hot food hot and cold food cold for hours.

Imagine your delicious soup stays hot while you prepare the rest of the dinner. Equally, the marvellous ice cream you’ve lovingly prepared to take to your friend’s BBQ will arrive chilled to perfection and ready to be served! Picnic anyone?

The large, 4.2l, bowl is perfect for soups, sauce dish & curries. The smaller, 1.25l bowl is perfect for sauces and smaller starters.

14- Banneton bread proofing basket – £20

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Why we love this:

A ban… what? A banneton is a type of basket used to provide structure for shaped loaves of bread during proofing. Using a banneton will take your bread maker friends’ experience to a whole new level.

A great basket and the perfect present for your bread making friend and family!

15- The4blades magazine subscription – c. £30 (depending on exchange rate).

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Why we love this:

An awesome interactive digital magazine that brings you superb cooking ideas for your Thermomix. Every recipe is well thought-out, easy to follow and comes with superb photo inspiration. It comes all the way from Australia, where Thermomix is massively popular and caters for all kind of dietary requirements.

16- Cookbook and tablet holder – all in one – £29.78

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Why we love this:

Very sturdy and well-made product, we also love the stylish look.

17- Spinido Aluminium Ipad stand – £39.99

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Why we love this:

Superb and well made little product that does exactly what you need it to. Keeps your tablet away from dirty and messy kitchen worktops. Good height, solid and stylish. The aluminium design gives it a very nice premium feel.

18- The teatime bundle from Sophia, The Thermomix Baking Blogger – £49

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Why we love this:

Oh, how very British!

The Teatime Bundle is ideal for anyone looking to host the perfect afternoon tea party, or just make the most gorgeous looking bakes.

Teatime Bundle Includes:

  • It’s Teatime book – a stunning cookbook full of 70 recipes ranging from beautiful sandwiches to decadent cakes.
  • Rose gold loose bottom tart tin
  • Rose gold round springform cake tin

19- A bread baking starter bundle from Sophia, The Thermomix Baking Blogger – £49.90

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Why we love this:

Quite simply, it has everything a new bread maker could possibly wish for:

  • Large rose gold loaf tin
  • Bread proofing basket oval
  • Bread proofing basket round
  • Proofing basket lining round
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  • Bread storing bag
  • Bread proofing basket brush
  • Dough Scraper

20- Beautiful set of very good kitchen knives – £62.39

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Why we love these:

All a Thermomix owner needs to cook pretty much anything is a chopping board and a kitchen knife. Momo the Thermomix takes care of everything else.

Decent kitchen knives will, therefore, be very welcome. 

21- Not just any bread knife – £79

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Why we love this:

This is the mother of all bread knife and if it’s within your budget, then definitely go for it. You will make the recipient’s day. It is worth every penny. Very well made, beautiful looking and very sharp.

22- Thermomix Ergo Slide – £79 to £89

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Why we love this:

It’s very sturdy, looks very cool and comes in a wide variety of colours to suit any kitchen. This board will save on the wear and tear on the Thermomix scales, as well as the worktops. It should, in my opinion, come with the basic set.

23- For something shiny… how about an extra bowl?! – £159

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Why we love this:

It can’t go unmentioned that one of the most desired luxuries among Thermomix fans is “the second bowl”.

  • No more waiting for the bowl to be washed
  • Great if you have or know someone with allergies – keep one bowl completely away from nuts for example.
  • Perfect for when you need to grate cheese or mill sugar halfway through a recipe.
  • No more ‘onion flavoured custard’

 

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