I'm not entirely certain how it's somehow managed to become Easter already, but here we are! My boys and I are relaxing at home enjoying many National Costume Days (PJ days) before we head down the Coast on Easter Sunday. In preparation for Easter, I've made more hot cross buns than I care to think about so I think we might take a break from them for a few days. For something different, I've adapted Annabel Langbein's Gubana
which is an Italian Easter Sweet Bread/Bun. Give it a try if you're looking for something a bit left of Hot Cross Bun field - you won't be disappointed.
A big thanks to everyone who entered the March competition!
The lucky winner, as selected by Random.org
was none other than lovely Rhonda Newton
for her Salmon Patties entry. Congrats to Rhonda - your two little people will have to take turns at showing off their fabulous new Thermomix cooler at school!
I'd really love to see what you're all cooking over Easter. Sharing the March Competition photos was great and really encouraged everyone to try something new, so feel free to share your Easter creations on Facebook
. Travel safe and enjoy the holidays!
Thermomix are offering an additional incentive to existing owners who host their Varoma demo in April. In addition to receiving the fabulous steaming recipe book Full Steam Ahead at half price ($25), you can also purchase a breadmat at half price as well ($30).
Varoma Demo Incentive!
If someone purchases their Thermomix at your Varoma demo, you receive the book & the mat for free. So, if you haven't booked your Varoma, give me a call!
Our next local Back to Basics class is on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30pm at CWA Hall, Main Street, Samford Village. If you'd like to come along, reserve your spot by emailing me or phoning me on 0431 287 775.
For classes further afield, visit the Thermomix website for details of venues and booking instructions.
Everyone and their dog should be making Hot Cross Buns from scratch over the next few days. The basic recipe from the Everyday Cookbook is really fabulous. For a chocolate version, just reduce the flour by 50g and add in 20g raw cacao powder, substitute the fruit for choc chips and you're set!
For some complete over the top chocolate indulgence, you could also try Tenina's Chocolate Coconut Pie which is possibly the best chocolate dessert known to man. If you're looking for something a bit fishy for Good Friday, try Jo's Sesame Salmon which is really delicious or my Fragrant Fish Curry, which is also a winner.
Once Easter's over and you're feeling the need to be a tad less indulgent, give my new recipe for Aush a go. It's an odd mix of ingredients thrown together in a bowl, but it really works!