Thursday, 11 August 2011

Homemade Frozen Raspberry and Cream Weiss Bars

I made some Frozen Raspberry and cream Weiss - type bars on Tuesday. So easy and because it has berries, I reckon they must be healthy too!!! haha. The original recipe is for Mango Weiss bars. (My hubby does not like mangoes, hence the raspberry ones I made!!) If you google they are on a few different sites. The one I have is from which was adapted for the Thermomix from, but I adapted it again into Raspberry and cream ones.

This is how much it made.

I was very pleased it stayed as separate layers.

You can cut it into any size bars you like. YUM

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!!!

My Recipe:
Frozen Raspberry and Cream Bars
1 1/4 cups (260g) sugar
1 1/4 (300g) water
750 - 800g frozen Raspberries, thawed
600ml pure cream

Line a baking tray (20 x 30 cm and 5cm deep)with foil/baking paper.
Mill sugar on speed 10 for 8 secs. Add the water and cook at 70 degrees for 7 mins. Cool. Still slightly warm is okay.
Add Raspberries and turn speed dial slowly to speed 9 for 15 - 20 secs to puree. Put a strainer over a bowl and strain raspberry mixture to remove seeds. You might have to do this in batches. Squeeze raspberries against strainer to get all the juice. Discard seeds.
In another bowl Combine 2 cups of the raspberry mixture with the 600ml of pure cream. Pour this mixture into your foil/baking paper lined tray. Place in the freezer and freeze till firm. Its good to have it slightly sticky so the layers will stick together. Then pour on the remaining raspberry mixture and freeze until firm or over night.
Cut into slices, wrap in foil and store in freezer. Enjoy.

Original recipe:
1 1/4 cups (260g) sugar
1 1/4 cups (300g) water
3 x 425g cans sliced mangos (Someone said they used 700g fresh)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 x 300ml thickened cream (I really don't think this is enough as it makes a very thin cream layer)

Line 2, 20 x 30cm lamington trays with foil or use silicon muffin trays.
Mill the sugar on speed 8 for 10 secs. Add the water and cook at 60 degrees for 5 mins to dissolve sugar.
Cool to room temperature.
Add mangoes and lemon juice and turn speed dial slowly to 9 to puree. Allow to puree for 3 secs on 9 to ensure smooth consistency.
In a bowl combine 2 cups mango mixture with the cream.
Pour this mixture into silicon muffin pans or lamington trays and freeze until firm.
Pour remaining mango mixture over frozen mango/cream mixture and freeze for several hours or until firm. Cut into slices or remove from silicon muffin trays and store in freezer.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Quick Brazillian Cheese Rolls

While searching the internet for gluten free recipes I came across this one for Brazilian Cheese balls. They are oh so yummy. At the school canteen where I work, we use to get something similar, but these are much, much yummier. I found them on a fantastic website called Our Best Bites (link attached ..... If I figured out how to do it properly, if you can't find it, just ask me and I'll send it to you!)

When I first made these I didn't have a mini muffin tray, so I made them in a normal size muffin tray and they reminded me of yorkshire puddings (which i can't eat anymore) So I was very happy to find this recipe.

So go try them and enjoy them!! I make up the mixture in my thermomix and in a matter of minutes they are cooking in the oven. YUM!

Quick Brazilian Cheese Rolls {Pao de Queijo} – Gluten Free!
Recipe by Our Best Bites

1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup tapioca flour (sometimes labeled tapioca starch) no substitutions
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 C grated cheddar cheese* (preferably medium or sharp)
1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
*you can play around with the cheese. I’ve used Monterey Jack, low-moisture mozarella, swiss, and even gruyere in place of the cheddar. All great!

Optional: extra cheese to sprinkle on top and any herbs/flavorings you’d like to add. Try rosemary and or garlic powder, my favorites!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place egg, milk, oil, tapioca flour, and salt in blender and blend until smooth. Add cheeses and pulse 2 times. Immediately pour batter into a mini muffin tin (if your muffin tin isn’t non-stick, spray lightly with non-stick spray first), filling each well about 3/4 full, or just slightly less. If desired (and I recommend), sprinkle a bit of parmesan cheese on top and/or a tiny sprinkle of kosher salt.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before removing rolls from pan. Serve warm. {Que Gostoso!} These actually don’t re-heat well so I recommend making and eating fresh.

Yield: anywhere from 16-24 rolls, depending on how full you fill your muffin pan. I fill mine pretty full (a good 3/4 full) and I generally get about 16-18.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Long time no blog!

Yes, Long time no blog. Have I been busy??? Some days, and others I've been working. But I have been making more yummy goodies in my thermomix. So I will see what recipes I have made and let you know what actually tasted great. Now to find where I put my recipes....