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created: 2014/01/09 changed: 2014/03/28
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Ingredients

Quinoa

  • 100 g quinoa
  • 800 g water
Bites

  • Butter, softened for greasing muffin tin
  • 100 g mozzarella, torn into chunks, plus extra for topping
  • 80 g Semi-dried tomatoes, plus extra for topping
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil, leaves only (approx 15g)
  • 2 stems spring onion, washed, tailed and cut into halves
  • 1 pinch salt flakes
  • 100 g spelt flour (make this yourself by giving spelt grains a good blitz at speed 10 in Thermomix, then transferring to a bowl)
  • 1 egg
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8h 25m
Preparation 8h 10m
Baking/Cooking 15m
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Difficultyeasy
Appropriate for Thermomix ®-Beginners
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Recipe is created for
 
 Thermomix ® TM 31

Recipe's Preparation

Quinoa

1.

Soak the quinoa overnight in a bowl with enough water to cover the seeds. When ready to cook, drain the excess water and rinse thoroughly.


2.

Place water into the mixing bowl, insert simmering basket with strained quinoa and cook 15 min/Varoma/speed 2.


3.

Set quinoa aside in simmering basket until ready to combine with the rest of the ingredients.



Bites

4.

Preheat oven to 200˚C. Grease muffin tin with butter and set aside.


5.

Place mozzarella, semi-dried tomatoes, basil, spring onion and salt flakes into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 5.


6.

Add cooked quinoa, spelt flour and whole egg and combine 10 sec/Reverse/speed 4.


7.

Using spatula to assist, scoop a heaped tablespoon of mixture into each cup of your greased muffin tin and pat down gently to form patties. Top with a little leftover mozzarella and/or semi-dried tomato.

 

Bake for 15 minutes (200˚C) or until golden brown.



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Recipe's preparation

Quinoa

1.

Soak the quinoa overnight in a bowl with enough water to cover the seeds. When ready to cook, drain the excess water and rinse thoroughly.


2.

Place water into the mixing bowl, insert simmering basket with strained quinoa and cook 15 min/Varoma/speed 2.


3.

Set quinoa aside in simmering basket until ready to combine with the rest of the ingredients.



Bites

4.

Preheat oven to 200˚C. Grease muffin tin with butter and set aside.


5.

Place mozzarella, semi-dried tomatoes, basil, spring onion and salt flakes into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 5.


6.

Add cooked quinoa, spelt flour and whole egg and combine 10 sec/Reverse/speed 4.


7.

Using spatula to assist, scoop a heaped tablespoon of mixture into each cup of your greased muffin tin and pat down gently to form patties. Top with a little leftover mozzarella and/or semi-dried tomato.

 

Bake for 15 minutes (200˚C) or until golden brown.



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Tip

These bites are full of summer flavours the kids love love – cheese, tomatoes and zingy basil… Practically a pizza! As for what you’ll love? This recipe is packed full of protein-rich quinoa. Though seriously delicious straight out of the oven, these also taste great cold, so make awesome recess treats – especially when teamed with a couple of conveniently placed cherry tomatoes and some vegie sticks. 

 

It’s always best to start this recipe the night before so that the quinoa has enough time to sprout. This means a better texture and a more nutritious end result. If you’re low on time, rinse the seeds well in cold water, then skip straight to step 2 and give the quinoa an extra 10 minutes when steaming in step 3.

 

These bites can also be fried (hellloooo crispy coating) but the hot oil has a tendency to spit, which means junior-chefs will require the assistance of a guardian or parent. 

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Tip

These bites are full of summer flavours the kids love love – cheese, tomatoes and zingy basil… Practically a pizza! As for what you’ll love? This recipe is packed full of protein-rich quinoa. Though seriously delicious straight out of the oven, these also taste great cold, so make awesome recess treats – especially when teamed with a couple of conveniently placed cherry tomatoes and some vegie sticks. 

 

It’s always best to start this recipe the night before so that the quinoa has enough time to sprout. This means a better texture and a more nutritious end result. If you’re low on time, rinse the seeds well in cold water, then skip straight to step 2 and give the quinoa an extra 10 minutes when steaming in step 3.

 

These bites can also be fried (hellloooo crispy coating) but the hot oil has a tendency to spit, which means junior-chefs will require the assistance of a guardian or parent. 

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COMMENTS (11)

rosi roo wrote:

if i were to use plain white flour, do you know if the measurements would be the same?  

Hi Rosi,

I've only ever tried it GF (because of hubby's gut sensitivities) but I'd say definitely keep the ratios the same - and let me know how they work out! :) 

Cheerio!

Alice.

teacher, writer, cook

dough mode @aliceinframes

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Ive made these a few times now and used whole meal flour as I didn't have spelt and added some Parmesan for some more flavor. great recipe and easy to adjust 

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Fantastic, added feta & cheddar, first sautéed onion & garlic.

also added som chilli.

 

Had my Thermy since 2010, sharing the information as a consultant since shortly after! Jump on the bandwagon people! Can't remember my life in the kitchen pre-Thermy! (well actually try to forget!) Wink

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Made these today.  Added extra quinoa and less glutenfree flour and goats fetta for a dairy free twist.  Really good and will make again. Used paper cases as had so much on the go and it worked well.

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great recipe , thank you...i added basil and also some coriander, which gave it a bit more taste..next time i may 

add a bit of chilli as well... just to give it that extra oopmf..... i love it...great fingerfood when guests come round,

quick and easy..... ( i soaked the quinoa for maybe 6 hrs )... will try overnight now and see tomorrow if i can taste

any difference... we are new to quinoa...my husband likes it....not too keen on all the healthy stuff he can hardly

pronounce...Smile

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Made again with 50/50 Amaranth/plain flour as first time using Amaranth and unsure of its taste.   Kids devoured the bites so a big winner in our family.  Nice to find a recipe we all like.   

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Yum. Delicious.  I didn't have spelt flour or mozzarella and used plain flour and tasty cheese.   Will make this often.

What a fantastic recipe. My daughter loves, so good lunchbox treat, and i love them, so good snack to take to work. Found using the muffin tin a bit inconvenient, so just put some balls on baking tray instead.

I made these last weekend and substituted the spelt flour for plain flour at the same weight.  It worked perfectly. 

if i were to use plain white flour, do you know if the measurements would be the same?  

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Yummy! I doubled the batch and it yielded 20 (6cm diameter). They were devoured within minutes. Shame, as I was hoping to freeze them for school! I added pepper, a pinch of cayenne and used plain flour (all I had). SR flour would give a lighter texture, if that's your preference. I also cubed the mozzarella and added it step 6 instead of 5. The bites bubbled and browned nicely and didn't need topping, although for presentation purposes you would - that picture looks amazing! A super recipe that's healthy, quick and easy. More please!

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