Carob Cake by Corinne Caruana

Thermomix® time: 1.5 min
Total time: 60 min

Ingredients

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat pastry or white wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp carob powder
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium banana mashed (about 1/3 cup)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup melted unsalted butter / rapeseed oil/ coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Oil for greasing/ Greaseproof paper

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a (9-inch) baking pan with spray oil and set aside.
  2. In TM5 mixing bowl, whisk together egg, milk, butter or oil and vanilla 30 sec/ speed 3.
  3. Add banana, honey and cinnamon and mix 15 sec/ speed 4.
  4. Combine flours, carob powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt into mixing bowl and mix 40 sec/ speed 5 with aid of spatula.
  5. Check if all dry ingredients are mixed well to the egg mixture.
  6. Whisk in ½ cup hot water and mix a further 10 sec/ speed 5.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool for 15 minutes, then serve warm or remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

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Cereals and Raisins Bread

Thermomix® time: 2 min

Ingredients Cereal and Raisins Bread

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 50 g butter
  • 350 g flour
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 250 g milk
  • 100 g raisins
  • 10 g sesame seeds
  • 10 g flax seeds
  • 1 egg yolk

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC.
  2. Place honey, butter, flour, sugar and milk into mixing bowl and mix 10 sec/ speed 6.
  3. Knead 1 min/ dough mode.
  4. Add raisins, sesame and flax seed and set 1 min/ dough mode.
  5. Shape by hand small breads with the help of two spoons, brush with scrambled egg yolk and sprinkle with some more seeds.
  6. 6. Bake for about 30 minutes in a silicone tray.

Energy Bars with Honey

Thermomix® time: 3 min

Ingredients Energy Bars

  • 160 g butter and a bit more to grease
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 120 g honey
  • 400 g multi-cereal muesli with tropical fruits
  • 100 g peanut butter

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC.
  2. Line a baking tray with tracing paper greased with butter.
  3. Place butter, sugar and honey into mixing bowl and set 2 min/ 100ºC/ speed 2.
  4. Add cereals and peanut butter and set 1 min/ reverse position/ speed 2.
  5. Spread dough into the tray, with a height not superior to 1 cm. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
  6. Cut in small rectangles while hot and let it cool. Wrap in tracing paper and reserve in hermetic boxes.

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.