Friday, September 4, 2015

Low fat, low salt , soft kefir /butter spread.

I have been looking for interesting ways to use my Kefir without destroying the good bugs. I mostly strain the Kefir and the result is very like sour cream. In this recipe I add the Strained kefir to good quality salted butter and mix in TMX to a soft spread. From now on this will be the spread of choice.

250 g of butter at room temperature.
150 g Kefir strained to the consistency of Sour cream.

Place butter and Kefir in TMX Bowl and blend at speed 4, 45 degrees, 1 minute
Add butterfly and beat speed 4 , 45 degrees, for 1 minute or until creamy

Used as shown in photo it is very creamy.  When set up in fridge it is stiffer but still soft enough to spread easily.
I notice that some commercial Dairy soft spread has cream, water and Canola oil added.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Frying Pan Lemon Tart

How about this for easy and tasty. Mixed in TMX, started in frying pan and finished off in the oven. 
You do need a 20cm non stick pan with a handle that will go in the oven. This is adapted to TMX from David Herbert's  Best Home Cooking.
Serves 6 to 8

Set oven 190 FF

30 g butter
4 eggs
120 g caster sugar. 
Pinch salt
45g ground Almonds
120 g cream
zest and juice of 1 large lemon. 
45 g of flaked almonds. 
Icing sugar for dusting. 

Place butter in non stick pan over medium heat.
Place in TMX bowl, eggs, sugar, cream , salt , ground Almonds and lemon rind and juice.
Mix 10 seconds speed 7.
Add flaked almonds, mix 5 seconds speed 7. 
When butter is bubbling tip mixture into pan and cook until the edges are set. 
Place in oven and bake 15 minutes. ( the top should be brown.) 
Remove from oven and allow to cool. 
Using a spatula carefully loosen the edges and turn on to a fine mesh cake rack.  Then turn onto serving plate. 
Dust with icing sugar.