Pot roast beef with truffle oil and thyme

I love my slow cooker, really one of the best things I own. This super easy meal is great for a Sunday lunch and can be prepared up to two days in advance, just slice the beef and put in an airtight container then put in a casserole dish with the veg, pour the gravy…

Ernest does hot x buns

I was contemplating how to convert my fav hot cross bun recipe to Ernest language (my Thermomix for those who don’t know), when low and behold and email arrives from the lady who sold me Ernest and she had used the exact same recipe! Not being one to look a gift horse and all that,…

Pancakes galore

I love pancakes, I know I’ve said that before and I also will have said I don’t understand why I only make them once a year! Anyway, fool proof pancake recipe below, brackets are for those not using a Thermomix: Ingredients: 110g plain flour, (sifted) pinch of salt 2 eggs 200g full fat milk mixed…

My new regime

There are two distinct times periods in my life now BE and AE (Before Ernest and After Ernest – the Thermomix). I have always been obsessed with having a well stocked store cupboard and fridge on the off-chance that I fancy something and want to be able to make it then and there. But BE…

Butter bean, sundried tomato and pesto soup

My first “create your own soup” in my new kitchen gadget, stemmed from looking at the courgette pulp in the bottom of the salad draw that I had bought earlier in the week to make into soup and then forgotten about, and needing to make something for my lunch without too much fuss while I…

Very cheesy scones, thanks Ernest! 

My first non soup creation, we tried a basic recipe during my demo of Ernest (the Thermomix for anyone who didn’t read my last post).  They didn’t quite turn out as I hoped for a number of reasons, the basic recipe is very basic and not really as flavoursome as my palate likes, and secondly…

Adventures in gadget land

aAfter many years of pondering, I finally made the decision to buy a Thermomix.  Why in heaven’s name it has taken me so long I’ll never know, probably the price tag. But before even opening the box I consider this the best £925 (2016 price) I have ever spent. Why I would I want to…