Welcome to another edition of Thermie Thursday!!! I’m so sorry that I missed last weeks post. I had every intention of posting it, but were away on a family camping holiday. Not only did I loose track of the days (which is a good thing on holiday right?) but there was limited internet and it just wasn’t happening for me!! The old man in the camper van next door saw me stressing over my laptop and asked what I was so worried about. I told him that I really really had to publish a piece of writing on THURSDAY (which was almost over) and he replied “Is it really the end of the world if you don’t?” I stopped for a second, looked around and thought, “you know what – it really isn’t!” So I shut my laptop and that was that!
Anyway back to the recipes. I decided to make Baby Mac’s famous chocolate ‘Anne’ cake with Miss L yesterday. It’s one of Beth’s mums recipes and after she posted it on her blog it went viral. There were loads of delicious ‘Anne’s’ popping up all over the internet. I decided to copy it EXACTLY as I didn’t want to be the only person with a failed ‘Anne’. I converted the measurements for the thermomix, but you can find the her original post here.
- 185g butter
- 4 eggs
- 200g cold water
- 2 tbsp hot water
- ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
- 40g cocoa powder
- 300g sugar
- 320g self raising flour
- 130g butter
- 15g cocoa powder
- 350g icing sugar
- A splash of milk
- Pre heat the oven to 150 degrees.
- Weight the butter into the thermomix and melt at 100 degrees for 2 mins on speed 1.
- Chuck in everything else and mix on speed 6 for 2 minutes.
- Pour into a lined baking tin.
- Bake for appox 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- (allow to cool before icing)
- To make the icing
- Weigh the butter into the thermomix and melt at 100 degrees for 2 minutes on speed 1.
- Add everything else and mix on speed 6 for 30 seconds.
- You may need to add a little more milk if you would prefer a runnier texture.
While we’re on the subject of sweet things, has anyone tried Quirky Cooking’s coconut caramel custard?? Oh my goodness, it is totally to die for!!! I make it all the time, which is probably why my diets never work. On the plus side it’s kind of healthy I think!!
When were camping we ate A LOT of hotdogs. There is nothing better than barbecued snags in fresh hotdog buns. My kids would eat them every single day given half the chance. I found this recipe for heathy hot dog rolls on Thermoblitz and tried it out this week. They were delicious and oh so easy to make.
For anyone that has just bought a Thermomix, or if (like me) you just like lists, this post from ‘The road to loving my Thermomix has got everything you need to know to get you started.
That’s it from me this week. If anyone has any cool recipes they would like me to feature please let me know. Also if there is something that you’d like me to make or find out, give me a yell too.
See you next week. Happy ‘mixing