EGG RINGS

I’m always looking for different ways to present my eggs and I saw this one, one day when I was looking at recipes and just fell in love with it. All that is required for this is a capsicum and eggs. Such a simple idea and fantastic presentation that is all edible and less washing up :) got to be pleased with that.

If you have any suggestions of what else you could use as egg rings please let me know I would love to hear about it.

ANGEL FOOD CAKE

It’s a very special day today for us here at Lucas Lifestyle, It’s our babies 10th birthday. That’s right people we now have all our children in double digits. Not only is it our babies 10th it’s also her grandfathers 70th in 2 more days. So celebrations  galore was to be had for the whole day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1  cup Sugar

1 cup Gluten free SR Flour

½ tsp xantham / gare Gum

½ tsp salt

1 ¾ cup egg white

1 ½ tsp cream of tartar

 

  • Preheat your oven to 175 degrees.
  • Place the Sugar into the TM bowl and grind for 30 sec / speed 7.
  • Place the Butterfly into the TM bowl and then add the flour, salt and gum and aerate speed 3 / 30 sec.
  • Carefully place your flour sugar mix into a separate bowl and set aside.
  • You now have to clean out your TM bowl but please do this with a dry cloth to get all the flour out so that it doesn’t contaminate the egg whites.
  • Insert the Butterfly into the TM bowl, followed by the egg whites, water and cream of tartar. Beat with the MC off 50 degrees / 3 -5 min / speed 4.
  • You now need to place half your flour mixture to the TM bowl and combine 20 sec / speed 2.
  • Add the rest of the flour and repeat the process until all combined
  • Carefully transfer the cake mixture into your ungreased spring form tube pan. Run a butter knife carefully through the batter to release any trapped pockets of air. Smooth the top with a silicone spatula. The pan will be nearly full.
  • Bake your cake at 175 degrees for around 30 to 40 min or until lightly brown on top and you skewer comes out clean. Your cake should springs back when pushed gently.
  • Once cooked take it out of the oven and place it upside down and raised up from your bench and allow it to cool for around 1 hour. Remove from pan and allow to finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • It is now time to eat all your hard work. ENJOY :)

 

STEWED APPLES

Stewed apples are so versatile. You can have them for breakfast, as a snack during the day (in lunchboxes), and even for desert.  I love to have mine with custard, and at any time of the day or night.  Stewing apples are a good way to use the apples that are left at the end of the week before you put fresh ones in the fruit bowl from you shopping.

 

4 Apples

½ cup sultanas

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp mixed spice

1 – 2 MC of water

 

  1. Cut the apple into approximately 1cm cubes and place them into the TM bowl.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook 90 degrees / 20 min / speed 1.
  3. The amount of water that is added is dependent on how much juice you would like to have at the end and how juicy your apples are.  It really is to your own preferences.

 

MAYO

I know this recipe is in the everyday cooking for every family but I have a friend that loves my mayo but she doesn’t own a Thermomix. So I thought I would put it up here so that she can make it in her food processor. The recipe in the Thermomix book sais to separate the egg and then add the white in after the oil and once the mayo is thick. I found this step not necessary, as using the whole egg in the beginning works just fine :)

 

1 – 2 Cloves Garlic

1tsp Mustard

1 Egg room temp

1 tsp Apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper

250 g Grapeseed oil

 

  • Place the garlic into the TM bowl and chop for 5 sec / speed 9. Then scrape down the sides.
  • Insert the Butterfly, then place the egg, mustard, salt and pepper and vinegar into the TM bowl and mix 1 min / speed 4.
  • Now you need to set the TM to 4-6 min / speed 4. Turn the TM on and slowly add the oil to the lid of the TM bowl with MC on.

GLASS JUICER

I just adore school fetes, lawn sales and op shops. There is always so much to see and plenty of bargains to be found. So while we are here in Goolgowi NSW we attended my nephews’ school fete. As I was pushing my other little nephew I came across a White Elephant stall (like a lawn sale) that had lots of little bargains the thing that caught my eye was a glass juicer which I ended up getting.  50 cents and it was still in the packet what a bargain.

So what I would like to know is what would be your best kitchenware bargain that you have ever picked up second-hand?