Monthly Archives: July 2014

Banana Cake, Take 2

I scoured the internet looking for a Thermomix banana cake recipe last week, completely forgetting that I had already cooked this once before! And better yet, I followed the exact same recipe this time. Fail.

Unfortunately this time the bananas weren’t as ripe as I would’ve liked, and so the flavour wasn’t as intense. Next time I’m going to make sure I use super ripe fruit. Also, I’ve stopped using vanilla essence and started on extract for a less artificial flavour, so I tweaked the recipe accordingly.

I’ve got a tupperware of ripe banana sitting in the freezer, and so shall give it another shot soon.



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Chilli bread rolls

With the in-laws and friends keeping Bubs busy in Perth, I’ve had some time to myself. Some might head to the spa, but cooking is my version of me time! Plus with so many guinea pigs people around, there’s the opportunity to try out different things in the kitchen. And joy, my mother-in-law has a Thermomix too!

I hadn’t made bread for a while, so I thought I’d get some rolls done. I used the rosemary bread recipe from Dani Valent’s In The Mix cookbook (easiest recipe ever!!!), but with the following variations:

– I made one batch with wholemeal flour, and one with plain white flour.
– I chopped up 2 fresh red chillies from the garden and threw that in instead of rosemary. I also added some dry chilli flakes for extra heat.


We’re hosting a champagne breakfast shortly, so I’ve got another two batches in the oven with garlic pepper, lemon and garlic flavoured olive oil, chilli and dried herbs. Do let me know if you’ve tried any other fun flavours!


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Still been trying to recover from this dastardly bug, so I haven’t broken out the Thermomix over the past couple of weeks. Heading over to Perth to recharge over the next couple of weeks, but I’ll be back and rearing to go again after. Hope everyone is well and that you have a fabulous July xx