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Milo Dog Cookies

These dog cookies are for human consumption (not canine consumption πŸ˜‰ ) to celebrate this year’s Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog!

Despite being Chinese/Malaysian, I don’t make rice or do much Chinese cooking (I leave that to my mum!) but I thought I would make some cookies in celebration of the Year of the Dog with the help of my 3 year old half Asian twin boys to teach them a little bit about their Chinese heritage.

These are perfect for the Year of the Dog celebrations, but would also be really cute in lunchboxes or for a kids party! This is a variation of my Milo Cookies.

Add chocolate chips to bowl

– blitz 5 seconds/Speed 7.

Add butter, sugar and egg to bowl

– mix 1 minute/Speed 5.

Add plain flour, self raising flour, Milo and milk

– mix 20 seconds/Speed 6. Scrape down.

Mix a further 20 seconds/Speed 6.

Knead – 2 minutes/kneading function/MC off.

Roll into teaspoon sized balls

and decorate with Milo cereal, sprinkles and chocolate chips (as pictured).

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

Milo Dog Cookies

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Serves: approx. 56 cookies

Ingredients

  • 100 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 250 grams butter (softened)
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 310 grams plain flour
  • 90 grams self raising flour
  • 110 grams Milo
  • 60 grams milk
  • To decorate:
  • *Milo cereal
  • *Sprinkles
  • *Dark chocolate chips

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

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Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

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Add chocolate chips to bowl - blitz 5 seconds/Speed 7.

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Add butter, sugar and egg to bowl - mix 1 minute/Speed 5.

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Add plain flour, self raising flour, Milo and milk - mix 20 seconds/Speed 6. Scrape down.

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Mix a further 20 seconds/Speed 6.

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Knead - 2 minutes/kneading function/MC off.

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Roll into teaspoon sized balls and decorate with Milo cereal, sprinkles and chocolate chips (as pictured).

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Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.

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METHOD (Electric Mixer):

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Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

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Crush chocolate chips in a blender, food processor, or chop finely/grate (from block form if easier).

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Add crushed chocolate, butter, sugar and egg into a large bowl - beat until mixture is combined/creamed.

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Add plain flour, self raising flour, Milo and milk - mix until ingredients are combined.

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Knead (either with a stand mixer attachment or by hand) for approx. 2 minutes.

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Roll into teaspoon sized balls and decorate with Milo cereal, sprinkles and chocolate chips (as pictured).

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Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.

Notes

*Once cooled, store in an air tight container. **You can use flaked almonds instead of Milo Cereal for the ears. ***You can use the round sprinkles for the eyes instead of the long sprinkles. ****You can use smarties or milk/white chocolate chips for the nose to make diff coloured dogs.

Christmas/ Craft/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

Play Snow

This is an easy sensory play snow which looks like snow but can also be moulded and shaped! PERFECT for when you want to build a snowman…and you live in stinking hot Australia!!! (and perfect for an Elf on the Shelf activity!!)

 

Play Snow

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Ingredients

  • 400 grams baking soda (bicarb soda)
  • 50 grams conditioner

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

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Place all ingredients in bowl - mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

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METHOD (regular):

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Place all ingredients in medium sized bowl. Mix through with your fingers or a spoon until all ingredients are combined and a 'snow' like texture.

Notes

You can use any type of conditioner - I use whatever's cheapest in my house ie. Herbal Essence.

Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Ribena Jelly Lollies

This is officially my first recipe since having the girls and living life with 4 kids!!! This is a simple recipe mainly because the boys are OBSESSED with Ribena at the moment and OBSESSED with lollies. So I thought I would combine the 2 for a fun summer snack! I also have a different version of jelly lollies made with fruit juice – Fruit Juice Jelly Lollies.

Add all ingredients into bowl.

Heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

Pour into silicon moulds and place in fridge for a few hours to set.

 

Ribena Jelly Lollies

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Ingredients

  • 100 grams Ribena
  • 300 grams water
  • 30 grams gelatine powder

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

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Add all ingredients into bowl - heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Pour into silicon moulds and place in fridge for a few hours to set.

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METHOD (Stovetop):

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Add all ingredients into a small pot, heat on low to medium heat, stirring constantly until you can see the gelatine granules have melted in.

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Pour into silicon moulds and place in fridge for a few hours to set.

Notes

TO STORE: Place in an airtight container. You can leave this on the bench for the few days (in cooler weather), however these last a few weeks in the fridge. **The jelly lollies have a crunchier/firmer texture when kept in the fridge and a wobbly softer texture when kept out on the bench. ***You can easily pop these out of silicon moulds, but if they have a more delicate design you can place these in the freezer for it to pop out easier. ****You can use any other cordial you have instead of Ribena.

Baking/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Thermomix/ Twins

Lactation Cookies

This is a delicious recipe for lactation cookies which can be easily modified to change up the flavours (as the one type of cookie tends to get boring after a while!!). This will be my last recipe before giving birth to twins #2 as I prepare for their arrival! The key ingredients for lactation cookies are brewers yeast, flaxseed and oats which helps with the production of breastmilk. The are packed with goodness so these cookies are also great to satisfy the constant breastfeeding tummy rumbles! You also don’t need to be breastfeeding to benefit from these cookies – the whole family can eat them!

Add butter, white sugar and brown sugar to bowl.

Melt 3 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

Add brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, self raising flour, oats, chocolate chips, vanilla, egg and salt.

Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

Bake for 9 – 11 minutes or until browned.

 

Lactation Cookies

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Serves: approx. 30 cookies Cooking Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150 grams butter
  • 60 grams white sugar
  • 60 grams brown sugar
  • 60 grams brewers yeast
  • 60 grams flaxseed meal
  • 80 grams self raising flour
  • 100 grams oats
  • 150 grams dark chocolate chips (or choice of flavouring/s)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 x egg
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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Add butter, white sugar and brown sugar to bowl. Melt 3 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

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Add brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, self raising flour, oats, chocolate chips, vanilla, egg and salt. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

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Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

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Bake for 9 - 11 minutes or until browned.

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METHOD (Non Thermomix):

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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In a medium saucepan, add butter, white sugar and brown sugar - stir until melted on low to medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat.

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Add brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, self raising flour, oats, chocolate chips, vanilla, egg and salt. Mix until ingredients are well combined.

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Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

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Bake for 9-11 minutes or until browned.

Notes

*Mix up the cookie flavours by using 150 grams of/a variation of different types of chocolate, nuts, seeds, dried fruit. **Once cooled, cookies can be frozen and defrosted when needed (you can also make and freeze the dough, and bake when needed) ***I love making these cookies in mini muffin pans - really easy to spoon in, bake, and store. ****You don't have to be breastfeeding to enjoy these - they are packed with goodness and great for the whole family (you can tell your hubby he's not going to start leaking milk if he eats this lol!)

Baking/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

10 Second Grain Free Bites

These are a quick, easy and healthy snack which is wheat free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free and nut free! They are super delish with a chewy crunchy texture – even my chocolate loving boys can’t stop eating these, and they are fantastic for my sweet pregnancy cravings!!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

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Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s).

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Press mixture down with damp fingers/hands.

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Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

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Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

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10 Second Grain Free Bites

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Serves: 24 pieces Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 grams oats
  • 100 grams dried apricots
  • 100 grams honey
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut
  • 20 grams flax seeds
  • 20 grams sunflower seeds
  • 20 grams pepitas/pumpkin seeds
  • 20 grams coconut oil
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

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METHOD (THERMOMIX):

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

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Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s). Press mixture down with damp fingers/hands.

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Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

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Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

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METHOD (BLENDER):

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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Add all ingredients to blender.

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Mix on the highest setting until all of the ingredients have combined.

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Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s). Press mixture down with damp fingers/hands.

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Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

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Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

Notes

*You can use other dried fruit instead of the dried apricots (i.e. pitted dates, sultanas). **You can use rice malt syrup instead of honey. ***If you don't have mini muffin trays, you can make this into a slice and cut it up into bite sized pieces once cooled.

Dessert/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

No Bake Cherry Mousse Slice

This is a delicious variation of my No Bake Mango Mousse Slice! Summer is plentiful of beautiful fresh fruits, including cherries, so I thought they would be PERFECT in this no bake slice! YUM!

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Prepare and add cherries into a large baking pan/roasting tray.

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Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder and water in bowl.

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Heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Add evaporated milk and eggs.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

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Pour over cherries and set in fridge overnight.

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Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

No Bake Cherry Mousse Slice

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Ingredients

  • 400 grams fresh cherries (pitted/cut in half with seed removed)
  • 1 x packet strawberry jelly
  • 1 x packet raspberry jelly
  • 10 grams gelatine powder
  • 500 grams water
  • 1 x can evaporated milk (approx. 375 grams)
  • 2 x eggs

Instructions

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METHOD (THERMOMIX):

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Prepare and add cherries into a large baking pan/roasting tray.

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Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder and water in bowl. Heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Add evaporated milk and eggs. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

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Pour over cherries and set in fridge overnight.

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Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

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METHOD (NON THERMOMIX):

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Prepare and add cherries into a large baking pan/roasting tray.

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Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder in a large bowl. Mix with 500 grams boiling water until jelly crystals dissolve.

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Add evaporated milk and eggs and mix until mixture well combined.

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Pour over cherries and set in fridge overnight.

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Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

Notes

*The cherries without seed weighs approx. 380 grams. **You can use different types of fruit/berries instead of the cherries. ***This works with other flavours of jelly - however it looks better with red coloured jelly (looks nice with the cherries!)

Baking/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

30 Second ABCD Muffins

With all the festive sweet treats lately, I wanted to sneak in some healthy goodness into the boys, especially since they haven’t been eating their fruit well lately (they chew their fruit then spit it out!) ahhh!

These are suupppper moist and delish!!!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 30 second/Speed 4.

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Spoon into muffin cases.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

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30 Second ABCD Muffins

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Ingredients

  • 1 x Apple (quartered and cored)
  • 1 x Banana (peeled and broken into pieces)
  • 30 grams desiccated Coconut
  • 60 grams Dates
  • 300 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 230 grams milk
  • 80 grams coconut sugar
  • 75 grams coconut oil

Instructions

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METHOD (THERMOMIX):

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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Add all ingredients to bowl. Mix 30 second/Speed 4.

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Spoon into muffin cases.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

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METHOD (NON THERMOMIX):

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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Mash banana, grate apple and chop dates into small pieces.

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Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well combined.

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Spoon into muffin cases.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Notes

*Larger muffin cases like the ones pictured take approx. 18 minutes baking time. **Can be frozen/defrosted.

Christmas/ Dessert/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

No Bake Mango Mousse Slice

This is my mum’s recipe that I have grown up with!! My family has this regularly when Mango’s are in season! This is a refreshing and delicious dessert, snack or a ‘bring a plate’ dish in summer! It is a super simple dish and a hit with everyone in the family!!

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Prepare and add mangoes into a large baking pan/roasting tray.

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Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder and water in bowl.

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Heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Add evaporated milk and eggs.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

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Pour over mangoes and set in fridge overnight.

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Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

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No Bake Mango Mousse Slice

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Ingredients

  • 2 mangoes (peeled, seed removed and roughly diced)
  • 1 x packet pineapple jelly
  • 1 x packet orange jelly
  • 10 grams gelatine powder
  • 500 grams water
  • 1 x can evaporated milk (approx. 375 grams)
  • 2 x eggs

Instructions

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METHOD (THERMOMIX):

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Prepare and add mangoes into a large baking pan/roasting tray.

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Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder and water in bowl. Heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Add evaporated milk and eggs. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

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Pour over mangoes and set in fridge overnight.

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Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

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METHOD (NON THERMOMIX):

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Prepare and add mangoes into a large baking pan/roasting tray.

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Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder in a large bowl. Mix with 500 grams boiling water until jelly crystals dissolve.

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Add evaporated milk and eggs and mix until mixture well combined.

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Pour over mangoes and set in fridge overnight.

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Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

Notes

*This works with other flavours of jelly - however it looks better with orange/yellow coloured jelly - i.e. lemon, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, orange.

Christmas/ Craft/ Kids in the Kitchen/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix/ Twins

Advent Calendar for 2 year olds

It’s the most WONDERFUL TIME of the year!!! I’ve always loved Christmas and now it is so exciting to share it with the boys! Now that they are 2, this is the first year they can start appreciating it! Instead of chocolates/lollies for the 25 day countdown to Christmas, this is my 25 days of Christmas advent Calendar activities suitable for 2 year old old toddlers (and the family)!! Last year I also had a list for when the boys were 1 year olds!

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1. Take photos with Santa

2.Β Paint Christmas ornaments

I bought this $5 Christmas plaster set from Kmart which the boys will love!Β http://www.kmart.com.au/product/christmas-plaster-set—pack-of-17/1030801

3. Finger paint Christmas cards/wrapping paper

4.Β Make & play with a Christmas Tree Ball sorter

https://au.pinterest.com/pin/28640147608206029/

5.Β Make Reindeer paper plates

https://au.pinterest.com/pin/41587996536037932/

6. Make salt dough hand print Christmas ornaments

Non Thermomix –Β http://www.mommymoment.ca/2013/04/salt-dough-handprint.html

Thermomix –Β http://www.trtlmt.com.au/salt-dough/

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7. Sing and dance to Christmas carols

8. Take Christmas themed photos at home

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9. Make homemadeΒ muffins for the first time!

20 Second Crunchy Lemon Muffins (made in a big bowl so they can stir it themselves!)

20 Second Crunchy Lemon Muffins

10. Check out Christmas displays at a shopping centre (i.e. Myer/DJ’s in the city!)

11.Β Make popsicle stick Christmas Tree ornaments

https://au.pinterest.com/pin/351912451187976/

12. Have a picnic in the backyard with Christmas themed food

13. Go the beach and make sandcastles

14. Make little canvas paintings for presentsΒ – use painters tape, and tape a shape/initial onΒ a canvas, and finger print on top – when dry, peel off the painters tape!

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/painters-tape-art/

15.Β Help mummy make and decorate Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes – Recipe for with or without a Thermomix

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16. Make easy ‘snow globes’ for presents

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/snow-globe-crafts/

17. Make Christmas shapes out of red and green playdough + Doterra ‘Holiday Joy’Β 

ThermoFun – Kids Everyday Essentials – Playdough

18.Β Help mummy decorate a Gingerbread house for the first time

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(this was mummy’s last year before any creative help from the kiddies!)

19. Run in the sprinklersΒ 

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20. Check out Christmas Lights!!

21. Make Christmas feet Reindeer

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/reindeer-footprint/

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22. Tree/star shaped pumpkin pancakes for breakfast

Pumpkin Pancakes

23.Β Make Chocolate Chip Cookies for Santa (ready for Christmas Eve)

Healthy Choc Chip Cookies

24. Watch a Christmas themed movie as a family with popcorn AND set up Santa’s snacks!

http://www.kidspot.com.au/MySpot-escapes-The-best-Christmas-movies-of-all-time+6494+178+article.htm

25. Take family photos in front of the tree and open presents!!

 

Christmas/ Drinks/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

Milo 3 in 1

You will be familiar with this name ‘Milo 3 in 1’ if you are from or know someone from Malaysia or Singapore! I grew up with this and looooooove it! Milo 3 in 1 are pre packaged sachets with Milo, creamer/milk powder and sugar and all you need to do is add hot water (or add hot water/cold water and ice if you want it cold). It tastes much lighter than the usual Milo + milk and is just so easy to prepare! I sometimes find the sachets in Chinese grocery shops here, however they taste really different from the ones in Malaysia. As it contains dairy, the Malaysian Milo 3 in 1 sachets are something that we haven’t been able to bring back home after trips to Malaysia! Β This is my version, which isn’t as sweet as the original Milo 3 in 1 sachets that I’ve grown up with (as my ageing tastebuds prefer less sugar!), but is amazingly satisfying and brings back all my childhood memories! This makes it so easy to get my Milo hit (as the boys in my house are always guzzling up the fresh milk in the house! This is also a great gift idea!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 9. Store in an airtight container.

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Milo 3 in 1

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Ingredients

  • 200 grams Milo
  • 150 grams milk powder
  • 30 grams sugar

Instructions

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METHOD (THERMOMIX):

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 9. Store in an airtight container.

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METHOD (NON THERMOMIX):

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Add all ingredients in a blender or in a medium sized bowl.

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Blend or mix together until ingredients are well combined. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

TO SERVE HOT: Add approx. 3 tablespoons* for each mug and fill the mug boiling hot water. Stir well. TO SERVE COLD: Add approx. 3 tablespoons* for each cup, top with a little bit of boiling hot water to stir and combine. Top up with cold water and ice. Stir well. *Amount of Milo 3 in 1 added per cup depends on your tastebuds/size of the cup!