What a day! Last Sunday, a few friends came over and I treated them to some Thermomix fare. But this wasn’t a standard luncheon. They had very kindly brought most of the ingredients needed, while I emulated a Thermomix consultant and made everything while they were here. Considering I’m not a consultant this was probably a big ask of myself, but fortunately I came through feeling pretty good about it afterwards.
A juice made from the simple combination of a pear and an apple with the stems taken out along with a handful of grapes and 400g of water made up a pleasant tasting juice and gave me my first thumbs up.
Then I started off basic bread using some rye grain and spelt flour which turned out to be perfect timing as it came out of the oven just before the main meal was ready. I was hoping that was how it would work out but since I didn’t go through a dry run of the entire menu beforehand I couldn’t be sure until the day.
Some hommus hit the spot, although it was suggested that adding some extra lemon juice would have worked out better.
Then basmati rice was steamed and stored in the thermo server until the coconut chicken was ready. Unfortunately I forgot to set the temperature for one step in the coconut chicken recipe. However this was easily rectified by repeating the step with all the correct settings. We all then enjoyed the meal with some of us going back for seconds or else for some extra juice.
One of the changes I made from a standard demonstration was to have the sorbet as the dessert. Last Sunday was a typical warm summer day and so mango sorbet went down very well. It was while we were eating the sorbet that I was hearing words like “impressive” and “superb”.
I remembered that I had one remaining beetroot and chocolate pudding in the freezer so I defrosted it during the lunch and we were able to finish off with a taste of this extraordinary pudding.My friends enjoyed seeing everything made from scratch and they very kindly helped out with the food preparation. I felt pretty chuffed that it all went so smoothly and having been through it once I hope that next time I’ll be relaxed enough to let them “drive” occasionally if they would like to.