In the Den Kitchen: Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake

One of the series I’m bringing back in 2015 is In the Den Kitchen. Each Friday I’ll be sharing one of my favourite recipes. Some will be Thermomix, so will be normal recipes, sometimes it’ll be a Thermomix conversion with the normal recipe as well.

The first recipe of the year is a Thermo conversion. It was Dad’s birthday this week and I made him his favourite cake (& a family favourite) – Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake

Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake

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and the Thermo conversion

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In the Den Kitchen

Something I’ve decided to do from now on is make more for Miss K for her day care lunch boxes. This week we tried a new sandwich filling and I converted a favourite muffin recipe so I can do it in the Thermomix.

The sandwich filling was found at Kidspot – chicken carrot & celery. I shredded the chicken and chopped the carrot & celery in the Thermomix, making it even quicker and we left our the yoghurt, only cause we didn’t have any. Miss K enjoyed it and has asked for it again. Score one me!

This week’s snack was Apple Bran Muffins

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In the Den Kitchen – Leek & Potato Soup

One of the joys of owning a Thermomix is converting all your favourite recipes so you can do them in the Thermo.

I’ve given a few a go but didn’t write them down *doh* so I have started a notebook. Yes, old fashioned I know. Each recipe I convert I’ll be writing down as I go and making notes so I know what works and doesn’t work.

One of the first recipes I’ve converted is mum’s leek & potato soup recipe. I thought, with winter coming up here in Australia (not that you’d know it – it’s unseasonably dry & warm where I am) soup will become a staple on our menu plan each fortnight. I’m sharing the original recipe given to me by mum & my thermo conversion.



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