Baking just4Me! My new Bake Club has been launched!

Torta Caprses cake. on trayLove a little bit of cake with your cuppa?

But you don’t bake as there is just you and most recipes make super sized cakes?

I know the feeling.

I like a little taste of cake with my cuppa but don’t bake as I’m a household of one.

After completing the highly successful  ‘Cooking for you and me’ cookbook for Thermomix, which is mainly weeknight dinners, I turned my attention to cakes.

I realised that I had few baking skills even was a bit intimidated by he thought of baking. I was great at cooking but not baking. My mum wasn’t a baker so I never learnt the skill when I was young.

So with a desire for cake, a thirst for baking knowledge and a willingness to learn new skills, I set off on a journey to find the perfect cake to go with a cuppa and bake it in a size just4me.

Three years on I’m quite a good baker, I’ve learnt lots a skills and tricks plus I have developed dozens of beautiful cake recipes sized just4Me.

I’d like to share what I have learnt and created, as I’ve discovered there are a lot of other people who would like just4Me sized recipes.

That’s what I’ve created the just4Me Bake Club. An online club where I share recipes and knowledge. My recipes are for both Thermomix and non-Thermomix methods of cake making.

Like to know more? Visit www.just4MeBakeClub.com

Like to try one of my recipes for free? Click here.

I’m excited about my Bake Club and would love you to join. Click here for a $1 two week trial.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Watch out as I’ll be upgrade the site very soon. With lots more to come.

Happy cooking and baking just4You!

Caroline

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It’s here! A Thermomix recipe book for those who cook for one and two.

IMG_1942Update: This little book was republished in 2014 by Thermomix as a cookbook and chip for the TM5, the first cookbook and chip for Australia. It has gone on to be one of the best selling cookbooks for Thermomix. Plus it has more recipes!

To purchase the book visit Thermomix  here.

This great recipe booklet contains 53 wonderful recipes for those who cook for one and two, all designed for your Thermomix. It includes breakfast ideas, quick lunches for home or to pack to take on the go, dinners and beautiful desserts.

How do I know they are wonderful, when the book is not yet available I hear you ask. I know as I spent much of the last 12 months creating and testing the recipes.

Check out your chance to win a Cooking for One and Two prize pack visit Thermomix in Australia’s Facebook page. Hurry the competition closes on February 4.

I’ll be posting more about the recipe book next week.

In the meantime good luck in the competition.

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Cooking class recipes from November 26 Class

It was great to meet everyone last night at the second Cookingjust4Me + You class. Again a full house.

Thank you to all those who came and  for your wonderful feedback. The buzz on the night was folks were keen to try my recipes for themselves. Number one was the Steamed Chicken with the green sauce and closely followed by the Spring Slaw.

The recipes are available here:Early Spring class recipes V6

I’ll be posting the stories behind the spring recipe collection over the coming weeks, with more pictures.

In the mean time I’d love to hear what  your favourite recipe in the collection is!

Happy cooking!

Caroline

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November 26 Cooking Class now fully booked

My Cookingjust4Me + You class on 26 November is now fully booked.

Caroline presenting at the October Cookingjust4Me+you class

Caroline presenting at the October Cookingjust4Me+you class

Thanks to everyone who has booked for the 26th. We have a very full house for next week’s class at Prospect.

The reaction has been so positive to the classes that I’m now organising a series of classes for 2014. As soon as I have a venue sorted I’ll be posting more details, so what the blog.

Recipes that will be cooked on the night are available here: Early Spring class recipes V6

Happy cooking!

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Update on Early Spring recipes

Just as I was thinking I had it all under control after the busyness of running my first cooking class and posting the recipes collection I remembered a little tweet I wanted to make to one of the recipes.

So I’m made the tweet to Savoury crumble topping recipes reducing  the 5 g dried porcini mushrooms to a few pieces of porcini mushrooms. I’ve change the document, which can be downloaded from here.

Early Spring class recipes V6 (it’s a large PDF file 17.8MB )

I’ve also put this new file on the earlier post.

Over to you for feedback now.

Caroline

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Early Spring recipes

What a night!  The first Cookingjust4Me+ you cooking class has happened.

And here are the recipes I shared with those who joined me at Prospect this evening.

Early Spring class recipes V6  (it a big file as I’ve added some pictures)

I’ll write more about the class and the stories behind this collection of recipes over the coming weeks for those who could not join me tonight.

For those at the class you know some of the stories and have tasted all the recipes.

What was your favourite?

Which ones will you make first?

The vote from the team of kitchen angels, who help me make the class possible, was green sauce in the savoury category and the coffee brûlée in the sweets. Happy to say the bread  also top a big thumbs up.

Please try these recipes in your kitchen and send me your stories and comments.

Oh, I mentioned at the class I’m dyslexic. Happy to correct any of my ooops with spelling, but just tell me gently.

Happy cooking!

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October 22 cooking class is now full – bookings open for November 26

Thank you! There has been a very strong response to my announcement of the first Cookingjust4Me+You Cooking class. The October class is now fully booked!

I’m quite overwhelmed by the response as I still haven’t invited everyone I planned to and the class is full. It appears I’m not alone in seeking ideas and tips on how to prepare healthy and fast meals just for me. I must say it’s really heartwarming to know I’m not the only one fighting the why bother voice.

I can’t wait to meet everyone on Tuesday.

I’ll be running the same class again on November 26. Same details as October, except the date of course. If you missed out on October, I’d love to meet you in November.

For those not in Adelaide or can’t make a class I’ll be posting the recipes from the evening on the blog after the class. It will be my early spring collection of recipes.

I’d love your feedback, especially about my crumble pie. Sorry couldn’t resist a teaser about what I’ll be cooking on Tuesday evening.

Happy cooking!

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