Thick and Creamy Yoghurt Using Your Easiyo

I bought an Easiyo yoghurt maker a number of years ago, before I ever got my thermomix. It was great at the time! I would buy the pre made powdered packs from the supermarket and then make them up at home. They weren’t a lot cheaper then other yoghurts, but they did taste nicer then the tub yoghurts.

Once I bought my Thermomix I found out how easy it was to make yoghurt using it. But then I didn’t want my Easiyo maker to go to waste.  So this is how this recipe came about!

This yoghurt only costs approximately just over $1.50 for 1 litre of yoghurt, so it is very cheap. It’s also so creamy and thick that even without straining it, it’s similar to greek yoghurt in consistency.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place in the Thermomix bowl the milk, milk powder, vanilla extract and sugar.
  2. Set timer to 25 mins, 90c, speed 3.
  3. Once done lift out the thermomix bowl and place it on the bench with no lid, so that it can cool down.
  4. You want it to be cool enough so that no lights come on the temperature buttons.
  5. Once cool enough add the yoghurt starter.
  6. Set timer to 20 mins, 37c speed 1.5
  7. Meanwhile boil your kettle for boiling water
  8. Pour in the boiling water only till it comes to the top of the hole
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  10. Put the lid on while your yoghurt is still cooking
  11. Once yoghurt has finished cooking, put it in a 1 litre Easiyo container and then put it inside the incubator for 8 hours (give or take an hour)

IMG_2114Yummy Thick Creamy Yoghurt!

Note: Keep reducing the milk powder by 10g each new batch until you use none

 

Peach and Pear Jam

IMG_7292So I’m quite a frugal person, but I actually wasn’t always like this. I was used to getting everything I wanted growing up, and always had the “top brands” of food.

My husband still mentions to this day about how he married me for my Fruche’ yoghurt! I was an only child most of my life, so it was easy enough for my mum and dad to give me whatever i wanted.

My husband on the other hand grew up with two other siblings. So he had grown up eating nearly all meals home cooked, and most of the time these food items were “no name” brand. So I think his upbringing has rubbed off onto me with having 3 kids of our own!

Well I had 3 peaches on the bench that were starting to go bit wrinkly so I knew i needed to make something with them before they started to go mouldy and furry!

I just made this jam up on the spot using the plum jam recipe that is in the basic thermomix cookbook as the inspiration.

Ingredients:

  • 260g Peaches
  • 180g Pear
  • 350g Jam Setting Sugar
  • 20g Lemon Juice

Directions:

  1. Cut the peaches up around the seed (you don’t need to remover the skin)
  2. Cut the pears up around the core
  3. Now weigh everything into the Thermomix
  4. Set the Thermomix to 100c 60mins and speed 2
  5. When there’s 10 minutes remaining take the MC lid off the top to let the steam out
  6. Now your jam should be ready, but to check do the frozen plate method
  7. Make sure your jar is clean, sterilised and hot before putting the jam in

That’s it!

Let me know how you go either making this jam or making a similar one with different fruit!

My Family’s Bread Recipe

This recipe makes a nice big loaf of bread that the whole family will love! It’s delicious and fluffy and will save you from buying a loaf of bread ever again!

Not only does it feel great making your own bread, but you also know exactly what is inside it.

Ingredients
440g Warm Water
3 Teaspoons of Yeast
3 Teaspoons of Bread Improver
750g of flour of choice (Bakers flour, White flour, Wholegrain flour etc.)
1 Teaspoon of Salt

Directions

  1. In your thermomix add all the ingredients in the above order
  2. Mix on Speed 6 for 10 seconds
  3. Then turn the dial to the closed lid icon and set time for 6 minutes knead function
  4. Once done put in a well oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel for 1 hour or doubled in size (may be quicker when you have hot weather)
  5. Then punch down the down in the bowl and move to a baking paper lined bread tin, cover with the tea towel again and let rise for another 20 minutes or so.
  6. While rising set the oven to 180c fan forced setting
  7. Put the bread in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown, and when tapped it will sound hollow

Enjoy warm with some delicious butter and some strawberry jam, or any other way you like!

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Ready for the oven!

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Ta Da! Ready to enjoy!