Modifying a Chicken Egg Incubator to Proof Bread

In my blog I recently spoke of using a chicken egg incubator as an alternate to the Brod and Taylor Folding Bread Proofer. My logic behind using a chicken incubator, was the cost to purchase was far less than the $400 price tag of the Brod and Taylor.

The chicken incubator however needed modifications before being used. The end result is now a near perfect device, which suits my needs. Continue reading “Modifying a Chicken Egg Incubator to Proof Bread”

Sourdough Starter

Why Sourdough?

Sourdough bread would have to be my favourite. If it were available to me, I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But the cost of it can be inhibiting, along with the fact that it doesn’t have any preservatives in the ingredient list; making its shelf life shortened, when compared to the other breads I’ve made. Continue reading “Sourdough Starter”

Bread Proofers

If you live in one of the warmer states of Australia, bread proofing can be a cinch, just place the dough on your kitchen bench and an hour later it has formed into a bubbly dough, twice the size of that it was left. In the southern areas of the country where I live, this won’t happen in the winter months. A piece of dough can sit for hours without the slightest rise; what’s more it is also frequently threatened by the Australian wildlife, bugs and little children, if left too long unsupervised. Continue reading “Bread Proofers”

Sri Lankan Beef Curry

I love a spicy beef curry, full of flavour and taste. In winter I especially enjoy having my slow cooker running; filling my house with the delicious smells of a curry slowly being made. This recipe I have converted to be made fully in the Thermomix, the end result is a delicious curry, with tender meat and the perfect level of heat for me. Continue reading “Sri Lankan Beef Curry”

Sri Lankan Milk Toffee aka Kiri Toffee

Traditional Sri Lankan Sweet treat for dessert or midday reward. This chewy toffee with crunchy cashews will satisfy the sweet tooth in anyone.

Served as a dessert, Milk Toffee will appeal to the sweet tooth in the house, only a small portion will satisfy such taste buds. With a smooth caramel flavour and crunchy cashews, this is a nice occasional treat. Continue reading “Sri Lankan Milk Toffee aka Kiri Toffee”

1 Second Everyday, My Thermomix Journey

Video: My Thermomix journey using the 1 second everyday app. Some of my fails and triumphs while cooking with the Thermomix daily.

When I finally found my stride using the Thermomix, I didn’t want to lose the momentum. I had always found documenting or photographing anything I did always helped to keep me motivated, so I began to track my progress with my Thermomix using a 1 Second Everyday application. Continue reading “1 Second Everyday, My Thermomix Journey”

Thermomix, From Failure to Full Swing

Why I bought a Thermomix and how I turned failure and buyers regret into a full swing cooking method. My First Thermomix experience.

At the end of 2014, I purchased a Thermomix after having an in home demonstration. The concept of a Thermomix was not new to me, a few years earlier when researching different food processors on the market, I came across the term Thermomix. At the time I couldn’t conceive how anyone would spend such a huge amount on what I considered a soup maker, but the seed had been planted in my brain, “Is it really that amazing?” Continue reading “Thermomix, From Failure to Full Swing”