Thursday, June 9, 2011


50g butter
350g S.R. flour (I used half wholemeal and half white, use all white for failsafe)
60g coconut sugar (use white sugar for failsafe)
2 eggs
500g milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place chopped butter in TM jug. Melt for 2 minutes, 50c, speed 1.
Add in the rest of the ingredients, and mix for 30 seconds, speed 5.
Scrape down jug, and mix a further 30 seconds, speed 6.
Let the batter sit for at least 30 minutes.
Add a dot of butter to non stick pan, and cook on low heat. Wait til mixture bubbles, then turn over.

Easily adapted to failsafe too.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fruit bars

These are amazing and the kids enjoyed them too. I made some with pear in the hope they were failsafe but after i made (and served them) i remembered they had cornflour, so if anyone know what failsafe substitute i could use please let me know. The cornflour in the supermarket is actually made from wheaten flour so this may be an option.

I got the idea from my best friends sister asking about them on the thermo forum ;) (thanks mandi!)

125g butter
50g sugar
1 egg
260g flour
2 tsp baking powder
a little milk
500g fruit I used apricots for one batch and pears for the other
60g water
juice 1/2 lemon or a little citric acid in water
1 tbsp golden syrup
40g flour
Put fruit, water, lemon juice, cornflour and syrup into bowl 100C 5min sp 2-3 (add extra water if starts to stick)
Put aside to cool.
I think I added a bit too much cornflour (which i dont even think is failsafe?)
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and beat well.
Add flour and bring together at sp 4
Add a little milk and mix reverse 30 sec will come together into a ball of pastry.
(I actually got distracted and added all the pastry ingredients at once and mixed without creaming or anything first and they turned out great ;)
Divide Pastry into 3 and roll into long sauge shape and flaten out.
Spread filling down middle of pastry.
Fold pastry in to form 'sausage roll' shape
Bake in 180C for 30 mins.

sauce, and stuff

I have been way out of the loop but today i gave bimbi a good work out,
I made this sauce, and to be honest its green and very unappealing but it tastes ok, and the DS ate it so it must be ok.
Failsafe tomato sauce substitute:
1/2 Leek (The green half)
50g Butter
1 850g tin of pears drained.
100g Brown sugar
2tsp Citric acid

Chop Leek speed 7 for 3-5seconds.

Add butter, Saute 2 minutes 100C speed soft. (MC OFF).

Add all other ingriedients. Mix speed 4-5 10-20 seconds.

Simmer 15 minutes 70C speed soft. (MC in)

Puree by slowly turning up to speed 9 for 30-40 seconds.

Place in jars and keep in fridge.

I will add some pics at a later date ;).