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#31 Maxi

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE(Windsor @ Jan 25 2013, 01:47 PM) View Post

... these Thermomixes are sounding more and more attractive...

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

I thought I was quite a from-scratch person but I think I'll take it back now! ph34r.gif

I do make-

*Pizza dough, savoury scrolls, biscuits, cakes, bagels, tortillas and Chinese pancakes
*Dips
*Any sort of stir-fry sauces like sweet and sour, Mongolian, etc.
*Sauces/gravies/salad dressings etc
*Things like caramelised onions, salted caramel etc.
*Waffles.

I buy-
*Stock
*Passata
*Yoghurt
*Ice-cream (made from coconut milk) because our ice-cream maker has died
*Pasta
*Spreadable butter for the kids- but I do buy the brand that is just butter, nothing else.
*Bread and wraps- the kids go through an astounding amount of bread and as we don't have a breadmaker I'm not getting up at 5am every day to make them bread!
*Pastry.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:07 PM

Just wanted to come in here and thank Thelma - I now make my yogurt from scratch so we never run out!!! Sometimes it turns out a little weird, but DD gobbles it all up anyway so woo hoo smile.gif

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE(AnA927 @ Mar 20 2013, 04:07 PM) View Post

Just wanted to come in here and thank Thelma - I now make my yogurt from scratch so we never run out!!! Sometimes it turns out a little weird, but DD gobbles it all up anyway so woo hoo smile.gif


Yeah, I get some dodgy batches too. Every now and then I buy one of the easiyo sachets and make one of those, then I kind of have a 'fresh' batch of the culture. I think it's also quite dependent on the weather. I find when it's colder it's more hit and miss

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:40 PM

QUOTE(Thelma @ Mar 20 2013, 04:53 PM) View Post

Yeah, I get some dodgy batches too. Every now and then I buy one of the easiyo sachets and make one of those, then I kind of have a 'fresh' batch of the culture. I think it's also quite dependent on the weather. I find when it's colder it's more hit and miss


Aha maybe that's why this current batch (which DD is eating!) is a bit weird (bit lumpy) as I made it when it was cooler. I have an easiyo sachet, will crack it open for my next lot - Thelma do you just pop in a few tablespoons of easiyo to replace the fresh yogurt and make as usual?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Pasta, cakes, biscuits, most sauces and stir fries (though will occasionally build upon a curry paste).

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

I made jam for the first time the other day! I have a huuuuge jar of strawberry jam now, wasn't sure how much it would make and had to scour my cupboards for a glass jar to fit it all. It's a little goopy but it will do.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(AnA927 @ Mar 20 2013, 06:40 PM) View Post

Aha maybe that's why this current batch (which DD is eating!) is a bit weird (bit lumpy) as I made it when it was cooler. I have an easiyo sachet, will crack it open for my next lot - Thelma do you just pop in a few tablespoons of easiyo to replace the fresh yogurt and make as usual?


When it's cooler weather I make sure to make it during the day, and when it's really cold I also wrap a towel around it too.

With the easiyo sachet I just make the full sachet as per the instructions. I have read about other people only using part of the packet, but you need to really seal it up well otherwise the cultures die. I tried doing it once, and when I used the rest of the already opened packet that batch didn't work at all, was totally runny.




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