Pistachio and Hazelnut Bonbons

Thermomix® time: 2 min

Ingredients Pistachio and Hazelnut Bonbons

  • 50 g hazelnut
  • 50 g pistachio
  • 200 g chocolate 70% cocoa

Preparation

  1. Place pistachio and hazelnuts into mixing bowl and grind 10 sec/ speed 5. Set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate 2 min/ 80ºC/ speed 2.
  3. With a brush, line silicone baking moulds with chocolate.
  4. Fill with the prepared nuts mixture.
  5. Cover with remaining chocolate and flat with the spatula, removing the excess.
  6. Chill for about 30 minutes, remove from the mould and trim the edges of the bonbons, giving an appealing round shape.

Stuffed Eggplant with Shrimp

Thermomix® time: 18 min
Total time: 30 min

Ingredients Stuffed Eggplant with Shrimp

  • 2 large eggplants, cut in half
  • 150 g onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 200 g shrimp, peeled
  • Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 300 g béchamel sauce (BCB, page 248)
  • 1 handful of fresh parsley
  • Grated cheese (BCB, page 32)

Preparation

  1. Remove and set aside eggplant core. Arrange the eggplant in Varoma.
  2. Place onion, carrots, squash eggplant, garlic and olive oil into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/ speed 5​​.
  3. Scrape down the bowl with the spatula, season with salt and pepper, place Varoma into position and set 15 min/ Varoma/ speed ​​1.
  4. Add shrimp and set 3 min/ 100ºC/ reverse position/ speed spoon.
  5. Fill eggplants with this preparation, draining the liquid if necessary. Cover with béchamel sauce and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  6. Place to oven preheated at 100ºC about 15 minutes to browning.

Coffee Pudding of Grandma Lete from Angola

Thermomix® time: 1 min

Ingredients Coffee Puding Grandma Lete

  • Caramel to grease the cake tin
  • 8 measures of coffee powder
  • 8 measures of milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 8 measures of sugar

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease the cake tin with caramel.
  2. Dissolve coffee in milk 30 sec/ speed 6.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix 35 sec/ speed 2.
  4. Pour the preparation in the tin, cover with silver paper or vegetal paper and bake 30 minutes in double boiler, in the oven.
  5. Make sure that the pudding is cooked, with the help of a toothpick, and unmold when cold. Serve garnished with roasted coffee beans.

Note: The traditional measures in this recipe were maintained and each measure accounts for an half eggshell.

Pecan Nuts & Chocolate Tart

Thermomix® time: 2 min

Ingredients Pecan Nuts & Chocolat Tart

PASTRY

  • 35 g fresh pitted dates
  • 80 g cold-pressed coconut oil
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 50 g raw cacao powder
  • 250 g pecans nuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

FILLING

  • 500 g avocados, skin and stone removed
  • 40 g raw honey or organic maple syrup
  • 60 g coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 60 g cacao powder
  • 125 g cold-pressed coconut oil, solid

Preparation

PASTRY

  1. Place dates, coconut oil, cinnamon and sea salt into the mixing bowl and blend 4 sec/ speed 4.
  2. Add cacao powder, pecan nuts and vanilla extract and grind 10 sec/ speed 9.
  3. Line a tin with this mixture and frozen for around one hour.

FILLING

  1. Place avocados, honey, coconut milk, vanilla extract, salt, cacao powder and coconut oil into mixing bowl and blend 1 min/ speed 4.
  2. Scrape down with spatula and blend for more 20 sec/ speed 6. Place into the tin over the dates base already chilled.

 

Banana Cake with Caramel

Thermomix® time: 4 min

Ingredients Banana Cake_TM Angola

  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 200 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Caramel to grease
  • 6 bananas
  • Cinnamon powder to taste

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Beat butter with the sugar 3 min/ 60ºC/ speed 3.
  3. Add eggs and mix 10 sec/ speed 3.
  4. Add flour, baking powder and emulsify 30 sec/ speed 3.
  5. Grease the cake tin with caramel and line with bananas cut in thin slices.
  6. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 30 minutes. Unmold and sprinkle with cinnamon.

 

Mushroom-Cashew Pâté

Thermomix® time: 9 min
This recipe was prepared at the Dairy-free Gluten-free Veggie Cooking Class

Ingredients Mushroom-Cashew Pâté

  • 100 g cashew
  • 1 onion
  • 50 g coconut oil
  • 15 g parsley
  • 500 g mushrooms (brown if available)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Scatter the cashew on a baking tray and take to an oven preheated to 180ºC for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Place onion, coconut oil and parsley into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/ speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
  3. Sauté 4 min/ Varoma/ speed 1.
  4. Add mushrooms and chop 2 sec/ speed 5.
  5. Scrape down sides with spatula and cook 5 min/ 100ºC/ speed 1.
  6. Add cashew, salt and pepper and chop 20 sec/ speed 7. If you wish a creamier pâté set more 5-10 sec/ speed 7.