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Aussie Homesteady Spiced Cola

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I admit I am a reformed slave to coca-cola but after looking up how to make it myself even I had to admit it’s chemicals in a can. Recently I stumbled across a recipe for a cola flavored by spices rather than strange numbers, and decided to give it a whirl. Success! Although not entirely like coke it’s definitely cola, kinda like a cola chuppa chup in a glass. I converted it for the Thermomix but the original stove top recipe can be found here: Little House Living

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Need:
Grated zest of 3 large lemons
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
6 sections of star anise
4 tsp fresh ginger
4 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp citric acid
500g white sugar
60g brown sugar
1000g water

Do:
Add zest, star anise, and ginger and hit turbo once to roughly chop.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, lavender, vanilla, citric acid and water.
Cook for 15 min, speed 1, 100’c
Add sugars and cook fur a further 15 min on 100’c speed 1.
Bottle when hot and leave to cool.

Makes approx 1 liter of cordial.

Mix with chilled mineral water and enjoy.

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Breadziller Loaf

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This is my first attempt that grossly over proved hence the name 'Breadziller'.

This is my first attempt that grossly over proved hence the name ‘Breadziller’.

This is an adaption of the basic bread recipe featured in the Thermomix ‘Everyday Cooking’ Cookbook. I had a lot of trouble getting my bread to prove or rise ready for baking, so started looking for tips. This is the final version which seems promising. (Although I may yet do some tweaking).

The first time I tried this version of the recipe I forgot to turn on the oven so the dough sat there for yet another hour before I realised, and continued to prove into this huge mushroom that swallowed my bread tin. It still tasted ok, if a little dense but that’s how it got its name ‘Breadziller’. ­čÖé

You need:

  • 300g Water
  • 1 Sachet Dry Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Bread Improver
  • 500g Bakers Flour
  • 20g Olive Oil

Instructions:

Heat water to 37 degrees at speed 1.

Add yeast and oil and mix for 1 minute on speed 1 to activate the yeast. Add flour and bread improver then salt. Mix for 5 seconds on speed 7 to combine. Set dial to closed lid. Kneed dough for 1 minute and 30 seconds on interval speed.

Place dough in an oiled bowl or silpat baking mat and leave to prove for 30 minutes in a warm spot. Dough should approximately double in size.

Brush with milk for a golden crusty top and bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 180 degrees.

Bread should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Tips:

  • Use lukewarm water to help activate the yeast.
  • Add the flour then the salt to avoid the salt killing the yeast.

Simple Orange Cordial

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This cordial is pretty easy to make and you can use other fruit or combinations of fruit. I have included both the stove top (provided by a friend of mine) and Thermomix versions.
Stove Top

You will need:

  • Juice of 6-8 oranges
  • Rind of 3
  • 2 liters of water
  • 2 teaspoons of Tartaric Acid
  • 1 Teaspoon of Citric Acid
  • 2 kg of sugar
  • Big pot
  • Clean empty glass bottles (Ikea is great for these) or jars

Dissolve the sugar in water. Add the rind, juice, water, tartaric and citric acids in and boil them together. Bottle while hot.

Thermomix 

You will need:

  • 6 Oranges
  • Rind of approx 4
  • 2 Teaspoons of Tartaric Acid
  • 1 Teaspoon of Citric Acid
  • 500 grams of Sugar
  • 750 grams of Water
  • Kettle
  • Clean empty glass bottles (Ikea is great for these) or jars

Peel oranges (taking care to avoid too much of the orange flesh) and place peel in TM. Juice the oranges into the TM over the strainer (to catch seeds and pulp). Remove the strainer and add sugar and tartaric and citric acids. Set your kettle to boil the water (while its boiling, do yourself a favour and clean up – dishes to the sink, scraps to the compost bin, wipe down your bench). Add the freshly boiled water. Set your TM to Reverse, 90’c, 10 minutes and Speed 2. Bottle immediately and keep refrigerated.