Lately I’ve set about converting a few favourite recipes. There are a few techniques I haven’t tried in the Thermomix yet and love the chance to experiment and see how much I can do in there. I’m already making so much more than I would have without it, but how would I do some things I could already do? Just by trying…
When converting a recipe I look at the steps that need to happen. This day I was making a Chocolate Semifreddo. The original recipe call soft eggs and sugar to be beaten by a hand blender in a bowl over a pot of boiling water. Seeing as I don’t even own a hand blender anymore, this wasn’t an option. So I experimented, and was pretty happy with the result!
Here’s how I made my Thermomix Chocolate Semifreddo:
- 3 Eggs
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 150g Rapadura Sugar
- 420g Cream
- Desired flavourings (I used a few tablespoons of Quirky Jo’s Hazlenut Chocolate Spread but you can use anything!)
- Add the rapadura to the Thermomix mixing bowl and mill for 10 Seconds/Speed 7
- Insert the Butterfly before adding the eggs and extra yolks. Cook for 7 Min/70 C/Speed 4 watching the timer. When there is 2 Mintues left on the timer, push the 34 C button to reduce the temperature.
- It will look like the picture above, all lovely and whipped!
- When done, transfer to a clean bowl and clean and dry the mixing bowl. Insert the Butterfly and whip cream until soft peaks form.
- Fold egg mixture through the whipped cream. Add whatever flavourings you like now and stir through gently, ensuring you don’t knock all the air out of the eggs.
- Pour into your ThermoServer (or a metal bowl) and place into the freezer for 3 – 4 hours or till set, stirring every few hours for a light texture.
I was most anxious about how whipping and heating the eggs would go (I didn’t want scrambled eggs!!), I was so happy when it worked out!! Silly me for doubting the Thermo!!
Make it yourself and let me know if it works for you too! I’ve since made it a few times and used the same technique of lowering the temperature on other dishes and it works really well. Don’t forget to share it with me on Instagram – @thestrandsofme!