I've got a new Thermomix recipe to share with you today, but before I do so, I need to fill you in on my TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE Thermomix disaster. It happened last Sunday and I am only just over it enough to talk about it!
So, I was making chocolate truffles (might share that recipe soon when I get over the trauma associated with them!) and using a metal teaspoon to scoop the mixture out to roll into balls. I know we hear it over and over again to never use metal spoons in our Thermomixes, but I was being careful not to touch the blades or do anything harmful, it was just easier to get the mixture out that way. I'd finished the rolling and decided I should make another batch and pop some in the freezer to pull out for snacks and school lunches during the week so I dumped some more biscuits into the bowl and started to whiz them up. I realised that the Thermomix was making an unusual noise, but thought it must just be stuck on a tough biscuit and turned the speed up a bit. It was then that I realised that something wasn't right and I opened the lid, had a poke around and almost died when I found my METAL TEASPOON mangled up in the blades!!!!!!! I didn't take it out after the first batch because I was going to wash everything up and didn't notice it sitting in the bowl before I put the biscuits on top.
If you are a Thermomix owner, I can guarantee that you are gasping right now! (If you are a wannabe Thermomix owner, you might be laughing at this story!!!)
It was bad, bad, bad. I felt sick and quickly called my Aunty (who also happens to be my trusty TM consultant). She scolded me to "NEVER use metal spoons in your Thermomix EVER!" - apparently this is not the first time a Thermo has had a battle with a metal spoon...Thankfully, the spoon lost the battle. Apart from a couple of small chips in one of the blades everything else is working fine. It took me a few hours to turn it on and check everything out, I was soooo scared that it was going to be stuffed but I've cooked a lot in it since Sunday and everything is working as it used to.
Anyway, let this be a lesson to all of us to NEVER use metal spoons in or around our Thermomixes again! Just not worth the risk.
Check out the spoon...it looks much worse in real life - some of the scratched/chipped parts of the spoon feel as though they would be sharp enough to cut you - I'm keeping it on my kitchen windowsill as a gentle reminder ;)
This is a family favourite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, converted to turn out perfectly in the Thermomix. It took a few tweaks to get it just right, I'm starting to learn that cake/cookie mixture needs to be handled in a certain way in the Thermomix to get the same results as with a mix master. These cookies are delicious with a soft and chewy center and crisp outside.
(If you are wanting to make the cookies without a Thermomix, I posted the original recipe here.)
Only THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER!125g butter
110g white sugar
110g brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
260g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
150g chocolate chips
Place butter, sugars and vanilla in TM bowl. Cream together for 1 minute on speed 3-4.
With TM still running, add egg through hole in lid and continue mixing on speed 3-4 for 30 seconds.
Add flour and salt, knead on interval speed for 30 seconds.
Add chocolate chips, stir through with spatula.
Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture on trays, leaving room for spreading. Bake in moderate oven for 10-12 minutes.