Making Garlic Oil in the Thermomix

I decided to make some garlic oil in my Thermomix. This would be the easiest way to make it, because there would be less washing up, and the benchtop will be less oily. Furthermore, no oil would be splashing all around the wok or even splashing up trying to burn me!

Garlic oil is a really useful ingredient, an easy way to add garlic to dishes. And the recipe is really simple. Here it is:

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Chinese Steamed Bun

Last weekend I decided to make some Chinese steamed buns. However, I did not have the special Chinese bun flour from the oriental shop which would make my buns’ skin whiter. I decided to just use the Lighthouse brand extra white, low protein self-raising flour and the buns turned out just as good as the ones in the dim sum restaurant.  Here is the recipe for the dough and  filling of the buns:

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Roti Jala (Net Bread)

I made roti jala yesterday for breakfast. It is a popular Malay snack that is served with curry. Here are the ingredients for roti jala:


350g plain flour

25 g cooking oil

1 egg

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp salt

200g coconut milk

400g water

25 g cooking oil


Place plain flour, cooking oil, egg, turmeric, salt, coconut milk and water in a mixing bowl and blitz it for 2 minutes at speed 4. If you do not have a thermomix, you can use any kitchen food processor.

Next transfer the mixture into a roti jala dispenser bottle which comes with spouts.

Roti Jala Dispenser Bottle
Roti Jala Dispenser Bottle
Roti Jala Dispenser Bottle from the top view
Roti Jala Dispenser Bottle from the top view

Turn on the stove and place a non-stick frying pan over a medium fire. Grease the pan lightly.

Squeeze the roti jala dispenser bottle slightly above the frying pan and moved it in an irregular pattern in a circular motion.

Cook the roti jala on both sides until it is golden brown. Roll them to form a cylinder. It is best to eat them warm with chicken curry.

Golden Brown Roti Jala
Golden Brown Roti Jala





Sambal Ikan Bilis

I love my sambal ikan bilis. Ikan bilis means anchovies and sambal is a kind of oriental hot relish made with vegetables or fruit and spices. But I do not want to make it too spicy so that my kids can enjoy it too. This hot relish goes very well with nasi lemak, which is a fragrant steamed rice cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaf.

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Roti Naan with Garlic and Cumin in Thermomix – TM31 and Crepe Maker and Chicken Curry in Philips All-In-Cooker

Roti Naan ( Naan Bread)  is an Indian flatbread. It is a popular bread in Indian restaurants. Traditionally, this bread is cooked in a tandoor which is a hot clay oven. My boys love roti naan, especially the garlic and cumin roti naan with shredded cheese in it. You can make it with egg or without egg if someone is allergic to eggs. Here is a recipe for it.


3 cloves of crushed garlic

1 tbsp of ground cumin

300g water

450g of baker’s flour. I use Wallaby Baker’s Flour.

1  1/2 tsp instant yeast

30g oil

1 tsp salt

Shredded cheese.  I used mozzarella cheese

Butter to oil the crepe maker.

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Torrijas (Spanish French Toast) in Thermomix

If you have the time to prepare a great delicious breakfast, you should try making Spanish French toast in a thermomix. Everyone is your family will ask for more of it after eating the first piece of Spanish French toast. It takes about an hour to prepare but it is worth the effort because it is really yummy.


1 litre of  fresh milk

120g sugar

1 tablespoon of lemon zest

2 teaspoon of cinnamon

2 eggs

A thick French bread


Place milk, sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon into mixing bowl and cook for 15 minutes at 90 degrees Celcius at reverse speed 1.

Once the milk mixture is cooked, set them aside to let it cool down.

When it is lukewarm soak the French bread into the milk mixture.

Place the 2 eggs into the mixing bowl, and mix them at 10 seconds for 7 seconds. Pour this eggs mixture into a bowl and set it aside.

Then pick up the soaked French bread and dunk it into the egg mixture. Next, wrap the French Bread in a cling wrap. Repeat this procedure for each of the French Bread.

After that, place all the wrapped French Bread into the Varoma to steam for 25 minutes at Varoma speed 1. Don’t forget to pour 500g of water into the mixing bowl for the steaming process.

While the French bread is steaming, preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celcius.

If you want it to be even sweeter, after the steaming process, unwrap the French bread and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar and bake it for 3 to 5 minutes.

Thermomix TM31 with a Varoma on top
Thermomix TM31 with a Varoma on top for steaming