Fresh Orange Juice

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Your Thermomix is fantastic for making juices & smoothies.   One of the many benefits is enjoying juice that is full of fibre, because you’re using the whole fruit, rather than the juice only.  This orange juice recipe is delicious, easy & so fresh!

Adding the sugar in this recipe is optional.  If you’re used to drinking store bought orange juice, you will need it.  However, over time you can gradually reduce the amount as your tastes get used to the natural sweetness.  The secret to this recipe is the water gradually being added to the TM bowl.  Your Thermomix blades will emulsify the water into the orange flesh, ensuring a smooth consistency.

Ingredients:
10-20g raw sugar (optional)
400g oranges, flesh only (about 3 large oranges)
12 ice cubes
200g cold water

Method:
1) Place sugar in TM bowl & mill for 10 seconds/speed 10.
2) Add oranges & ice.  Mix 20 seconds/speed 6.
3) Set timer for 1 minutes & turn on speed 9.   Slowly pour water onto TM lid & it will drizzle under the MC into the bowl.
Serve & enjoy!

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Champagne Cocktail with Lemon Sorbet

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Just in time for New Years Eve, here’s a very impressive champagne cocktail to enjoy with family & friends.  You can make the raspberry cordial & lemon sorbet ahead of time & just assemble the cocktail as your guests arrive.  The sweetness of the berries work beautifully with the sourness of the lemon.

Based on the classic ‘Kir Royale’ the raspberry cordial replaces the ‘Chambord Liqueur’, so you can easily make this into a Mocktail for guests not drinking alcohol, just replace the champagne with soda water.  The glass on the left hand side (pictured above) is non alcoholic.

I recommend adding the sorbet last, after the champagne is poured.  Otherwise, the champagne fizzes up a lot.

Raspberry Cordial Ingredients:

400g raw sugar
500g frozen raspberries
200g water
juice of 1 lemon

Lemon Sorbet Ingredients:
1 lemon rind
120g caster sugar
400g water
180g lemon juice (3-4 lemons)
pinch salt
1 egg white

Cordial Method:
1) Place sugar in TM bowl, mill 20 seconds/speed 9.
2) Add raspberries, chop 10 seconds/speed 9. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
3) Add water, cook 20 minutes/Varoma temp/speed 3 (MC removed & steamer basket placed on top of lid to prevent spitting).
4) Add lemon juice, mix 5 seconds/speed 4. Strain through a fine sieve. Allow to cool & then store in the fridge.

Lemon Sorbet Method:
1) Place lemon rind & sugar in TM bowl, mill 30 seconds/speed 10.
2) Add water, lemon juice & salt, mix 20 seconds/speed 4.
3) Pour into ice cube trays & freeze for minimum 12 hours.
4) After 12 hours, or on the day of serving, place lemon cubes in the TM bowl & add the egg white. Mix for about 20 seconds on speed 6. Note: This isn’t a large amount of sorbet, so you only need to mix it on speed 6, until it forms a sorbet consistency.

To serve, pour a small amount of cordial into champagne glasses, top with champagne (or soda water), then gently add a small scoop of lemon sorbet.
I used a small ice cream scoop to scoop the sorbet.

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Source: Alyce Alexandra Quick Fix:Every Occasion