Thursday, 21 July 2011

.Thermomix Cooking - Chocolate Chip Cookies + my Thermomix DISASTER!.

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 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
1 egg
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.


Domestic Artisan said...

I'm happy to hear your Thermo will live another day, the spoon not so much : ) I want a thermomix SO badly, still on the wish list! {Please share the truffle recipe when the memory of the incident fades}.

The Kings said...

Oh no!!!! Goes to show how tough it is hey! :) Glad everything was okay.

Stephanie said...

Crushing some ice will help with the chip in the blade :)
You do need to be careful with that kind of thing as you can break the blades (well the shaft). I had to replace mine costs over $300 to replace! Did it though love my Thermomix.

Little Munchkins said...

Oh my, I can imagine how you felt like when you saw the spoon! Thank goodness your Thermomix is ok.

I love Reese pieces - I used to buy a few of them at a time. We can get them here from a shopping centre so I don't have to wait for my sister to get them for me from the US :)

Steph Berg said...

Shut up!!! How traumatic for you.. I know I wouldn't cope with an incident like that.. yes hopefully lesson learned.

How good are the blades to take a pounding like that.. I would be gutted if i found a chip in my blades.

Metal spoon equals big no no I have some great long handled plastic spoons that I use when I am making all sorts of ball type delights in the thermie.

Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe
Steph xo

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! I have goosebumps! That is terrible. I don't think I would have been able to look! Can't believe how strong those blades are! Definitely keep that spoon there, at least till I check it out! Good lesson for us all hey!

Anonymous said...

I feel sick, your poor thermomix! They are like living people to us!


Corrie said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! my worst nightmare if something happened to my trusty thermomix! I actually use other spatulas and a pink plastic barbie spoon for cookies

will have to try your cookies because the ones from the everyday book were making me fat! my excuse anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!


**nicke... said...

good thing it was the spoon and not your finger!

MothersBrains said...

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! So glad you & your Thermomix survived the trauma!

I find myself holding my breath when The Man uses ours... a true test of our relationship ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow wee! That is literally my worst nightmare!! Poor Thermy ;-(

Linda Burt said...

Wow, I love it! You are inspiring!!! I just found your blog, I like it because i was seeking for such type of info.
I hope it benefits all one who land up here.
Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

My daughter has a friend coming over after school and I just made these cookies. The house smells AMAZING. Easy peasy & delicious. Made 24 cookies and froze the rest of the batch for emergencies.

Smilie girl said...

Such amazingly yummy biscuits. I used some rapadura sugar and it worked really well. Thanks!
(and I'm so sorry, yet grateful, for the cautionary tale with the spoon)

Anonymous said...

What happens if I don't have self rising flour?

Anonymous said...

You make me feel better. I did this same thing tonight, after only penning it for 5 days. I feel sick! !! I was making sorbet and added more ice half way through after dispensing into popsicle. Must have gotten distracted. I right the nose was sick ice cubes, so kept going. ... my son looks worse than yours, and i have chipped the 2 upper blades badly, and scratches to the bowl. I'm totally deveststed. And emarrassed to tell anyone especially my rep. My brother is going to try smooth out soom chips. I have a 2nd bowl set arriving soon, thank goodness. I will keep this one as my spare, as it still works. Thank goodness the motor is ok. i Will now sick to using plastic only! Shame on me!

Anonymous said...

I feel you, on my first morning as a Proud Thermomix owner I was matking the ultimate smoothie, berries, mango, coconut water, ice, greens, chia seeds, and some chinese herbs, and to top it off a bit of honey. The honey was moving slowly so I thought I'd set the spoon on the frozen fruit in the mixing bowl to to drip off. Then my 10 year old son threw a couple things in and chucked on the lid. We then turned it on and %@#$#@@$#$%% boy did it make some noise, I thought, wow, that ice takes a fair bit of blending and I turned it up to 10! It started jumping 3 to 5 inches off the ground and I said don't worry son, it can handle some chunky ice. It was 30 or 40 seconds that I realized something was wrong. I turned it off and pulled out the spoon! I felt so bad! But amazingly it worked perfect after. But 5 days later I did it again, not as bad, but now, NO MORE METAL SPOONS IN THE THERMOMIX!!!

Anonymous said...

hi. is there any egg replacement for the chocolate chip cookies recipe

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