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Save with Thermomix and make your own Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire pudding is a baked pudding made from a batter of eggs, flour, and milk or water and is so easy to buy these days, but even easier if made in your Thermomix. Save over £2.50 each time you make our Cookidoo recipe.


  • 500 g water
  • 1000 g potatoes (see tip), peeled, quartered (approx. 5 cm)
  • 4 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • coarse sea salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 – 6 garlic cloves, lightly crushed, to taste
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only


  1. Place water in mixing bowl. Place Varoma dish into position then weigh in potatoes. Distribute potatoes between Varoma tray and Varoma dish, ensuring some holes remain uncovered for steam to circulate, then insert Varoma tray. Cover Varoma then steam 16-18 min/Varoma/speed 2 until almost cooked and edges are softened (see tip). Towards the end of this time, preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. Remove covered Varoma and shake slightly to roughen edges of potatoes, then transfer to a large roasting tin. Drizzle over oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste then roast for 30 minutes (190°C). Turn potatoes, add garlic then roast for a further 10 minutes (190°C).
  3. Add rosemary then roast for a further 5-10 minutes (190°C) until golden and crisp. Serve immediately.

Hints & Tips

  • Roast potatoes are an essential accompaniment to any roast meal. In this version, we steam the potatoes in the Varoma before finishing them off in the oven with a couple of garlic cloves and a few sprigs of rosemary. Serve them to your guests and watch them fight over who gets the crispiest ones!
  • King Edward, Maris Piper and Désirée are good roasting potato varieties.
  • To get ahead, par-steam potatoes in step 1 then allow to cool before freezing. For extra crunchy results, transfer frozen potatoes to a large roasting tin and continue with recipe, roasting from frozen, watching carefully in step 3 to avoid over-cooking.
  • Goose fat can also be used for roasting the potatoes. Although no longer vegetarian, the results will be even crispier.

Nutrition per 1 portion

  • Calories 892.4 kJ / 213.3 kcal
  • Protein 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates 30.2 g
  • Fat9.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Fibre 3.8 g
  • Sodium 14 mg

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Chocolate Coconut Body Scrub

Chocolate Body Scrub

Want to make an awesome gift this holiday season? This Chocolate Coconut Body Scrub takes ingredients you likely already have on hand in your kitchen and turns them into a deliciously scented body scrub that leaves your skin moisturized and smooth. It uses only 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make and is a great, inexpensive gift for the holiday season! I have been leaving my jar next to my kitchen sink and it’s a game-changer! Soft, moisturized, exfoliated skin!

As the winter creeps upon us, this means dry skin season, especially if you live in a cool climate like the UK. I’ve purchased store-bought sugar scrubs from the likes of Champneys before and loved them, but remember how easy and cheap they are to make yourself.

Most people know that coconut oil is a good moisturizer for your skin but when coupled with an exfoliant, in this case, one found in your store cupboard, it turns into a magical homemade body scrub. All you need is 5 minutes, 4 ingredients for this Chocolate Coconut Body Scrub.

This also makes a great gift to give during the holiday season, or really any time of year! The recipe makes enough for about 1 large mason jar (or 2-4 smaller ones) but can easily be doubled or tripled to give away to all your friends and family. Just put on a cute label with instructions on how to use and bring with you as an easy and inexpensive hostess gift or secret Santa!

And YES this is edible! But we don’t recommend this for anything other than a body scrub, though it certainly smells super tasty. Honestly, we love this body scrub so much that we plan to make some different variations in the near future to share with you as well. I’ll be posting more this week, so look out for them.

Disclaimer – Thermomix® is a cooking appliance intended to be only used for food preparation.

However, the recipes here are using food ingredients – sugar, spices, coconut oil, food colouring etc. which I do cook with so I am happy to make ‘beauty’ products using my Thermomix. I also have multiple TM bowls, so I can safely use separate bowls for making these without any cross-contamination. If in any doubt, don’t make them.