Are You Curious How A Country Women’s Association Recipe Inspired Us All? {Thermomix Assisted}


November 24, 2014 by Joanne T Ferguson

Allspice-apple-loaf-whatsonthelistAre You Curious How A Country Women’s Association Recipe Inspired Us All?

The other day, while 17 different things were going through my head simultaneously, I decided to pay a visit to Tanya Brennan – Group Leader at Thermomix in Australia‘s Thermomagic with Tanya – 14 Day Challenge – Cook Along Facebook group!

So, officially, that makes 18 things going on in my head at the same time!

There is always something “new, exciting and different” going on in Tanya’s group and I love the interaction, people posting photos of what the create and are Thermomix inspired to do!

I enjoy how various recipes are highlighted by members, “igniting the excitement” of “I want to make that too!”

Let’s digress for a moment, shall we?

Thank you today for indulging me!

Have you ever found a recipe while surfing the net and get THAT excited that you just HAVE to share it with your internet, Facebook and social media friends?

Or perhaps, the old fashioned way of sending the link via e-mail?

I sometimes think of the sharing aka hand off of a recipe similar to the old chain letters.

For those who may be unfamiliar with “the old chain letters,” they USED to be fun when I was in primary school called elementary school in the States!

I used to LOVE to write, share stories and “stuff”; I still do yet these days!

A chain letter (back in the innocent and olden days) was simply a letter written, then sent to x amount of people.

Your name went “on the list!”

MMMMmmmm, I wonder if that’s how my blog got named!

Getting back on track, once the letters were received, they in turn sent letters to people’s names on the list.

Our chain letters in school were innocent as we hand delivered the letters and were creative in decorating the envelopes and tailoring the envelopes and contents to the particular person.

Sadly, the world has changed drastically since the days of yesteryear and the old “innocent” chain letters have sadly become extinct giving ways to more sinister “type” chain letters and pyramid schemes!

“What does this have to do with my post today?”, I “hear” you say?

Good question and let me answer it now!

One of the members of Tanya’s Cook Along Group highlighted Peta from The road to loving my Thermo Mixer‘s Cinnamon Loaf.

The recipe is “thought to be a Country Women’s Association recipe!”

I was able to locate their Apple and Cinnamon Bread recipe with similar ingredients.

I also found Cinnamon and Apple Cake via Old Australian Food Recipes with similar ingredients.

Excitingly, each one, slightly adapted from each other, but each recipe connected by “a food chain” for the lack of a better word, similar to my chain letter analogy!

When I saw the above recipe (as part of my 18 things that were going through my head), I also thought, “I want to make this now too!” (make that 19 thoughts!)

I immediately got up from the computer and off to the kitchen I went to bake Joanna’s Allspice and Apple Cinnamon Loaf {Thermomix Assisted}

I did wonder what the difference between a loaf and a cake was and “in one click,” The Novice Housewife via Blueberry and Sour Cream Loaf was able to help me; and perhaps you too today!

Shumaila shared:
“The most obvious difference is the tin used to make the baked good in question. Loaf cakes are always baked in a loaf pan, whereas cakes in other square or round tins. And even though both cakes and loaf cakes share similar ingredients, the ratio of flour, fat, sugar and the mixing methods are different and make a difference in the final product.

Joanna's Apple and Cinnamon Loaf {Thermomix Assisted}
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Are YOU curious is a recipe that has been inspired via The Country Women's Association?
Serves: 10 - 12
  • 70 grams, butter, cubed (see Notes)
  • 400 grams plain flour, sifted (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 200 grams Naturally Sweet Products Xyltiol
  • 10 grams allspice (can substitute cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves)
  • 2 Rohdes Free Range Eggs
  • 210 grams buttermilk (remaining from the homemade butter made)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, finely diced,
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Oil spray
  1. In a large bowl, prepare apples and lemon juice; set aside.
  2. Pre heat oven to 180C.
  3. Oil spray a loaf pan; can use butter and flour like Grandma use to do.
  4. Place all of the dry ingredients into the TMX bowl; Speed 8 20 seconds; repeat if necessary --- want crumbs well combined and fine.
  5. Add milk and eggs; Speed 4 for 30 seconds; repeat if necessary; need mixture well combined.
  6. Add apple and lemon mixture into TMX bowl; Reverse, Speed 2 30 seconds.
  7. Pour mixture into loaf pan.
  8. Bang pan on flat surface to make sure any air pockets or bubbles subside and mixture is evenly distributed in loaf pan.
  9. Cook for 40 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. (see Notes)
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool 10 minutes before removing from load pan onto a wire rack.
  11. Enjoy!
  12. The recipe is great with coffee or tea!
Thermomix hand made butter is simply the best!
I improvised seeing I ran out of self-rising flour; added 2 teaspoons baking powder to all purpose flour making it self-rising flour
If loaf starts to brown too quickly, place a piece of aluminum foil or baking baker on top.

Thank you to the member in Tanya’s group that highlighted Peta’s recipe, thought to be a Country Women’s Association recipe, that in turn inspired me to make and share too!

Who would have thought something “simply done” in a “chain of food events” would turn our this delicious and was fun!

I do hope I can inspire you in turn to make, extending the food chain recipe today!

Do you enjoy making breads and cakes from scratch?

Hands up who would like a slice of this right now?

I can share the kitchen smelled amazing and Chef Georgio was on his second slice before I had photographed; hence another loaf was quickly made and I hope you are laughing “with me” today!

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28 thoughts on “Are You Curious How A Country Women’s Association Recipe Inspired Us All? {Thermomix Assisted}

  1. This looks so perfect! I wish I could take a bite right now! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  2. scbritt says:

    Apples and cinnamon are two of my favorite flavors. Thank you for sharing at The Southern Special.

  3. Oh my! This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you Monday at 7 pm at our party. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Hi Joanne, this looks delicious and you’re right about those chain letters, they used to be fun but now they’re always so negative or sounds like a scam. I love making cake from scratch but never tried baking bread from scratch. Sounds like a great food chain idea! #ibabloggers

  5. That does look delicious! Not sure I’m ready to join the #thermomix fan club just yet though! I would need to get professional lessons from you first!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. Beautiful bread and fantastic blog post Joanne! Thank you for sharing with us!

  7. Your bread turned out so well Joanne! Another great recipe.

  8. Donella says:

    This looks delicious! I’ve been inspired by recipes, too. My mother-in-law loaned me some of her cookbooks (mostly put together by ladies at the old country churches), and you can often see the relationship between their recipes. 🙂

  9. helene dsouza says:

    wow your loaf looks so tempting Joanne! I still wish I had a thermomix, it sounds like such a fun kitchen gadget.

  10. Beautiful bread Joanne! Love it!

  11. auntbeesrecipes says:

    That is some lovely bread! I would love a thick slice! <3

  12. lizzygoodthings says:

    That looks superb, Joanna. Bet you love your Thermie.

  13. I love when I’m inspired by a recipe, even better if there is a lovely photo to look at! Your bread turned out beautifully and I bet it’s delicious!

  14. babso2you says:

    Was thinking that maybe you should re-name your blog to “Are you curious?” 🙂 Hugs and cheers! You brighten my day! ^..^

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