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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!)

Baby Food/ Healthy/ Thermomix

Easy Fruit Puree

I’ve always made my fruit purees by steaming it first, then blitzing it in the bowl. But this method is waaaaaaay easier, less washing up, and keeps ALL the nutrients in there, rather than it dripping into the water for the steaming. I keep telling myself WHY DID I NOT DO THIS EARLIER when the boys were on their purees!

I love bulk making and this is a great way to use up the boy’s toddler bitten apples, and random bits of fruit lying around. This is great for baby food, kids or adults to eat plain, with cereal, yoghurt, sandwich spread (instead of jam), in smoothies, or you can even use this with all apples in their for apple sauce to go with your pork roast. You can use 1 type of fruit, or a mix of fruit i.e. apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, berries, and denser melons like rockmelon and honeydew.

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Easy Fruit Puree

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Ingredients

  • 1000 grams fruit (cored and quartered)
  • 30 grams water

Instructions

1

Add all ingredients in bowl.

2

Cook 15 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 1.

3

Blitz 1 minute/Speed 9 (slowly and progressively increasing the speed from 1 to 9).

4

Cool and store in fridge or freezer.

Notes

This can be kept in the fridge for a few days, or it freezes really well in ice cube trays or reusable food pouches. When frozen, take out and defrost over a few hours or in the microwave when needed. I usually freeze in Sinchies, or ice cube trays and decant them into labelled ziplock bags.

Chocolate/ Christmas/ Dessert/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Fudge

I LOVE FUDGE! And I love how easy it is to make and it goes a looooong way with gifts and feeding a crowd! I used to think fruit and nut chocolate was for ‘old people’, but I guess I fall in that boat now as my husband and I really enjoy it!! Chocolate fudge can’t be that bad for you if there is fruit and nuts in it, right???

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Add condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose syrup in bowl.

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Cook 10 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2/MC off.

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Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

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Cook a further 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2/MC off.

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Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

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Add chocolate chips, and mixed fruit and nut.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 3.

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Pour and spread into a slice tin. Set in fridge for a few hours /overnight.

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Once set, cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.

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Fruit and Nut Chocolate Fudge

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Ingredients

  • 1 x 375 gram tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 120 grams butter
  • 40 grams glucose syrup
  • 200 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 140 grams mixed fruit and nut (i.e. 70 grams dried fruit + 70 grams nuts)

Instructions

1

*Keep away MC (Measuring Cup) for this recipe - not required throughout the steps*

2

Add condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose syrup in bowl. Cook 10 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2/MC off.

3

Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

4

Cook a further 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2/MC off.

5

Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

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Add chocolate chips, and mixed fruit and nut. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 3.

7

Pour and spread into a slice tin. Set in fridge for a few hours /overnight.

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Once set, cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.

Notes

*Fudge can be kept in a cool, dry place/ or the fridge for a few weeks OR kept in the freezer for a few months.

Dessert/ Non Thermomix/ Sweets

Crystalised Fruit

This is a fantastic way to use up your spare egg whites to create a simple and stunning edible table centrepiece! And better yet, no Thermomix or special appliances needed!

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Lightly whisk egg whites with a fork.

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Dip/paint fruit with egg whites…

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…then immediately dip/sprinkle into castor sugar.

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Leave on a wire rack to dry overnight.

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(the next morning) The coating hardens up for a beautiful crystallised finish.

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Crystallised Fruit

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Ingredients

  • Fruit of your choice
  • Egg whites
  • Castor sugar

Instructions

1

Lightly whisk egg whites with a fork.

2

Dip/paint fruit with egg whites, then immediately dip/sprinkle into castor sugar.

3

Leave on a wire rack to dry overnight. The coating hardens up for a beautiful crystallised finish.

Notes

*Amount of egg whites and castor sugar depends on how many fruits you are coating. **Berries last approx. 24 hours. ***Harder fruit (ie. apples and pears) last approx. 1 week.

Cake/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

Jelly Cake

This is sooo preetttyy!!! A fun, healthier and delicious alternative to a ‘normal’ cake! This is perfect if you want a nut free, dairy free, egg free and gluten free cake!!!
You can use different flavour combinations. With this batch I used an 825 gram can of Peaches with coconut water for the jelly flavour. I like using coconut water or a light coloured juice so you can see through to the fruit, however any juice will look amazing and beautifully glossy!

Flavoured jelly packets usually state not to use pineapple, kiwifruit or paw paw or the jelly will not set. So try fruits like peaches, pears, apricots and lychees if using canned fruit, and you can also use a combination of fresh fruit too.

This is firm, but with a little bit of jelly wobble so it can be cut and hold a shape when upturned from the mould. If you want something that sets firmer to use small silicon moulds, try the Fruit Juice Jelly Lollies recipe. If you like wobbly jelly like Aeroplane jelly to scoop out from a cup, try the Fruit Jelly Cup recipe.

You can use more or less honey (or other sweetener) depending on your taste – it will depend on the flavour combination of canned fruit with juice or syrup, using fresh fruit, and the type of juice (or coconut water) you use. I find that more honey is required (approx. 100 grams) when using canned fruit with JUICE, and less is required (approx. 50 grams) when using canned fruit with SYRUP. But before you pour it in the mould, have a taste to check if it is sweet enough, and you can always add a little bit more.

This works best with any silicon mould as you do not need to line or spray it. Cooking spray will ruin the crisp and sharp clear jelly and may leak into the jelly creating small bubbles or opaqueness.

This heart silicon mould is from Ikea (I’m a sucker for silicon moulds, so I couldn’t resist getting this!)

 

Strain the juice/syrup away from the canned fruit into a separate jug.

 Place the fruit into mould.
 

Add the drained juice + additional juice of choice (1000 grams total), honey and gelatine into bowl. 

 Mix – 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.
 

Pour jelly mixture into mould 

 
 
Use a spatula to move the fruit around a bit, and place in fridge for a few hours to set.
 
 
Once set,
 
Peel the edge of the jelly from the sides of the mould.
 
Place your serving plate over the silicon mould
 
Then upturn it onto the serving plate
 
Cut slowly with a really sharp knife!

Jelly Cake

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Ingredients

  • Canned fruit in juice/syrup (Separate the fruit and juice) or fresh fruit
  • 1000 grams juice (including drained juice from the canned fruit)
  • 50 to 100 grams honey**
  • 40 grams edible gelatine

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Strain the juice/syrup away from the canned fruit into a separate jug.

3

Place the fruit into mould.

4

Add the drained juice + additional juice of choice (1000 grams juice in total), honey and gelatine into bowl. Mix - 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Pour jelly mixture into mould and place in fridge for a few hours to set.

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METHOD (Stovetop):

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Strain the juice away from the canned fruit into a separate jug.

8

Place the fruit into mould.

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Add the drained juice + additional juice of choice (1000 grams juice in total), honey and gelatine into a medium pot, heat on low to medium heat, stirring constantly until you can see gelatine granules have melted in.

10

Pour jelly mixture into mould and place in fridge for a few hours to set.

Notes

**the amount of honey can be altered depending on your taste/type of juice/canned fruit. As a guide, if using canned fruit with SYRUP - use 50 grams honey; if using canned fruit with JUICE - use 100 grams honey. You can also use any other sweetener i.e. rice malt syrup, maple syrup etc.



Dessert/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Fruit Jelly Cups

A healthier and homemade alternative to the packet fruit and jelly cups! This has the texture/wobbliness of Aeroplane jelly – and you can customise it however you like with different types of canned fruit and fruit juices!

I usually have a tin of fruit in the pantry – peaches, pears, fruit salad etc as a back up for when I don’t have fresh fruit at home/the fruit has gone manky, or if I just feel like tinned fruit with yoghurt, whipped cream or icecream, since it is consistently delicious!

You can use different flavour combinations. With one of these batches I used a 825 gram can of Fruit Salad and topped up with tropical fruit juice, and another batch I used a 560 gram can of pitted Lychees and topped up with coconut water.

Flavoured jelly packets usually state not to use pineapple, kiwifruit or paw paw or the jelly will not set. Note that the canned fruit salad has a few pineapple pieces – the jelly still sets (it is slightly sloppier than without the pineapple) however you will need to leave it in the cups (it is too sloppy for moulds – if you want to use moulds use the Fruit Juice Jelly Lollies recipe).

You can pour this into individual cups, or into one big bowl and scoop out pieces.

You can use any type of canned fruit, and can also use fresh fruit instead of the canned fruit.


 
Strain the juice away from the canned fruit into a separate jug.
 
Place the fruit into cups.
 
 
Add the drained juice…
 
 
 …+ additional juice of choice (1000 grams total), honey and gelatine into bowl. 
 
 
Mix – 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.
 
 
Pour jelly mixture into cups… 
(note: the moulds don’t work – just use cups!)
 
…and set in fridge for a few hours.
 
 

Fruit Jelly Cups

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Ingredients

  • Canned fruit in natural juice of your choice (Separate the fruit and juice)
  • 1000 grams juice of your choice (including drained juice from the canned fruit)
  • 30 grams honey
  • 20 grams edible gelatine

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Strain the juice away from the canned fruit into a separate jug.

3

Place the fruit into cups.

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Add the drained juice + additional juice of choice (1000 grams total), honey and gelatine into bowl. Mix - 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Pour jelly mixture into cups and set in fridge for a few hours.

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METHOD (Stovetop):

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Strain the juice away from the canned fruit into a separate jug.

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Place the fruit into cups.

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Add the drained juice + additional juice of choice (1000 grams total), honey and gelatine into a medium pot, heat on low to medium heat, stirring constantly until you can see gelatine granules have melted in.

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Pour jelly mixture into cups and set in fridge for a few hours.

Non Thermomix/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Fruit Juice Jelly Lollies

These are sooooo delicious and easy to make! I can eat one batch in one sitting!! You can use any type of fruit juice and make these look really funky with different types of moulds. I find this works best with silicon moulds as they just pop out without requiring any cooking sprays.

 
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.
 
TIP: put the moulds on a chopping board in the fridge so it sits flat and is easier to transfer without spillage
 
 
(L) with cooking spray, (R) without cooking spray
Don’t bother with greasing the silicon moulds with cooking spray!! They come out the same, and has a much smoother finish without it!

Fruit Juice Jelly Lollies

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Ingredients

  • 350 grams fruit juice (of your choice)
  • 30 - 60 grams honey (or maple syrup/rice malt syrup/agave syrup) (depends on your taste/noting some juices are sweeter than others)
  • 35 grams edible gelatine

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

2

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

3

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

4

METHOD (Stovetop):

5

Add all ingredients into a small pot, heat on low to medium heat, stirring constantly until you can see 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 a few days, 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.