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Christmas/ Dessert/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Coconut Ice Balls

This is a version of coconut ice without condensed milk or egg whites. I find that the ball shape makes it easier for the boys to hold and eat, and these look great for gifts, or to decorate cakes/cupcakes ๐Ÿ™‚

Note that the pictures in this batch have balls in different sizes as I made them to top a cake ๐Ÿ™‚

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Add sugar, milk and salt in bowl.

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Heat 5 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

Heat a further 5 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2.

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Add desiccated coconut and mix 20 seconds/Speed 4/reverse.

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Remove half the white mixture into a separate bowl…

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…and add the pink food colouring in with the remaining half of the mixture – mix 5 seconds/Speed 4/reverse.

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Spoon out pink mixture into a separate bowl.

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Leave the mixture to cool to room temperature (you can quicken it up in the fridge but don’t let it get too cold or it will be hard to shape).

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Once at room temperature, with wet hands, roll mixture into teaspoon sized balls – pink, white, or a marbling of pink/white.

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Place in fridge to set.

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Coconut Ice Balls

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Ingredients

  • 700 grams sugar
  • 300 grams coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 510 grams desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink food colouring

Instructions

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Add sugar, milk and salt in bowl. Heat 5 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

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Heat a further 5 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2.

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Add desiccated coconut and mix 20 seconds/Speed 4/reverse.

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Remove half the white mixture into a separate bowl, and add the pink food colouring in with the remaining half of the mixture - mix 5 seconds/Speed 4/reverse. Spoon out pink mixture into a separate bowl.

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Leave the mixture to cool to room temperature (you can quicken it up in the fridge but don't let it get too cold or it will be hard to shape).

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Once at room temperature, with wet hands, roll mixture into teaspoon sized balls - pink, white, or a marbling of pink/white.

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Place in fridge to set.

Notes

*Once set in the fridge, the balls hold shape at room temperature and can be kept at either room temperature or in the fridge. **You can make this into a normal coconut ice slice layering the white layer and pink layer, setting in fridge and cutting into squares.

Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

Chocolate healthy goodness!!!! I’ve always wanted to try Cocoa Nibs, so was very excited to get them and create something with them!! They are very readily available now from Aldi, Coles/Woolies and Health Food shops.

Cocoa Nibs have a crunchy texture and are full of antioxidants, magnesium and nutrients!ย If you don’t have them readily available, then you can substitute with nuts (i.e. almonds, hazelnuts) or seeds (i.e sunflower, pepitas).

If you want to make these gluten free, you can buyย gluten free oats, or useย quinoa flakesย instead of the oats.

 

Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.
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Blitzย 1 minute/Speed 8.
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With damp hands, use a metal teaspoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand andย shape into a ball.
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Place in fridge (or freezer)ย to set.
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Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

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Ingredients

  • 100 grams oats
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 200 grams medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 40 grams cocoa nibs
  • 20 grams cacoa powder/cocoa
  • 30 grams coconut oil

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

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Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.

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Blitz 1 minute/Speed 8.

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With damp hands, use a metal teaspoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand and shape into a ball.

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Place in fridge (or freezer) to set.

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METHOD (Blender):

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Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.

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Blitz on the highest setting until all of the ingredients have combined to your desired consistency.

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With damp hands, use a metal teaspoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand and shape into a ball.

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Place in fridge (or freezer) to set.

Notes

- Medjool dates differ in dryness, so you may need to add 5 - 10 grams more coconut oil/1-2 extra dates if the mixture comes out dry, or add 5 - 10 grams more 'dry' ingredients (oats, cocoa nibs) if the mixture comes out too sticky to shape into the balls. - You can use pitted dates instead of Medjool dates (they are not as sweet as Medjool so add about 20 grams honey with it)

Main Meal/ Steaming/ Thermomix

Taiwanese Rice Balls

This is my mum’s recipe for Taiwanese Rice Balls! These are soooo much easier than it looks and look AMAZE-BALLS!!!

These are great to eat with baby cos lettuce leaves as a healthy main meal, can also be served as an impressive entree, a cocktail style party food, and can also make for a very impressive lunchbox meal!ย 

Water chestnutsย can be bought from Coles/Woolies – usually in a 230 gram tin. I have put 100 grams in the list of ingredients which is approximately half of the tin (and freeze the other half for the next time you make these).

Fish paste can be bought from your local Chinese grocery shop – scroll down to the bottom of this page for a photo of the fish paste used. You can also make your own with certain types of fish – here is a goodย Thermomix recipe to make your own fish pasteย (Steps 1 to 3 and use 330 grams for this recipe).

These rice balls taste like very moist Chinese meat balls usually served with noodle soup, with a little bit of crunch from the water chestnuts, and added texture from the rice coating.ย They are delicious served warm but also taste fantastic at room temp or cold from the fridge. They are great served with a dipping sauce i.e sweet chilli sauce.

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Soak rice in water for a minimum 1 hour
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Strain rice and lightly pat dry with a paper towel
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ย Add water chestnuts and garlic in bowl
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Blitz 3 seconds/Speed 5
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ย Add pork mince, fish paste and soy sauce
Mix 50 seconds/Speed 9
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Roll mince mixture into teaspoon sized balls…
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…and roll these balls in the rice.ย 
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Place rice balls in the two levels of the Varoma steaming tray.ย 
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Wash bowl and fill with 1200 grams water
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Place Varoma steaming tray into position and
Steam – 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 4
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Serving suggestion with cos lettuce
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Fish Paste

Taiwanese Rice Balls

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Ingredients

  • 100 grams long grain rice (i.e basmati, jasmine)
  • 100 grams water chestnuts
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 500 grams pork mince
  • 330 grams fish paste (1 packet)
  • 50 grams soy sauce

Instructions

1

Soak rice in water for a minimum 1 hour. Strain rice and lightly pat dry with a paper towel.

2

Add water chestnuts and garlic in bowl - blitz 3 seconds/Speed 5.

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Add pork mince, fish paste and soy sauce - mix 50 seconds/Speed 9.

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Roll mince mixture into teaspoon sized balls, and roll these balls in the rice. Place rice balls in the two levels of the Varoma steaming tray.

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Wash bowl and fill with 1200 grams water. Place Varoma steaming tray into position - steam 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 4.