Wednesday 18 January 2012

Magic Of BOSCH MCM4100 Food Processor - Part I

I love to experiment with new Kitchen Gadget and this set of "lemon" pastry plus juice is whipped up using my new toy - BOSCH MCM4100 Food Processor(more detail of this product HERE). This food processor comes with multiple functions such as; juice blender, meat grinder, dough maker, making meringue, sorbet, mayonnaise and etc.

In this post I would be sharing 2 recipes using this food processor such as ABC Detox Juice and Lemon Berry Tarts. And as for part 2 post, I would be sharing a recipe on Baked Lemon Cheesecake.


This is an interesting and healthy juice that is introduce to me by my mum's friend. As you know it gets it name ABC from Apple, Beetroot and Carrot. From the email circulations and myths this juice can actually helps to prevent cancer cells to develop or restrain cancer cells to grow. Other than that it can also prevent liver, kidney, pancreas disease and it can cure ulcer, strengthen the immune system, good for eyesight, eliminate red and tired eyes and etc.

For you information this juice is best to consume first thing in the morning with empty stomach(best prefer an hour before breakfast) or in the evening before 5pm. And during the first 3 days when you consume this juice, you would also notice that the urine colour is slightly pinky(so do not be alarm) and there might be track of beetroot red colour in the bowel too.

(serves: 2 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 5 minutes)

2 Green Apples, skin remove and cubes
2 Medium Beetroots, skin remove and cubes
1 Medium Carrot, skin remove and cubes
Splash of Lime/Lemon Juice, optional

1. To blend the juice, place the apple cubes in the blender, fix it on the BOSCH machine, lid lock and blend on "1" for about 30 seconds till  done. (as you can see from the photo above, I have added all the cut fruits into the blender which might be difficult for it to blend due to the huge amount so I would suggest you add one type of fruits at a time for easy process)

2. Next remove the lid and add in half of the beetroots cubes and continue to blend for another minute or so, then add in the balance half of the beetroot.

3. Lastly add in the carrot and continue to blend till the mixture is smooth.

4. You can either sieve the juice mixture or you can drink it as it is.

As the texture of beetroot and carrot are slightly harder compared to fruits like melon and papaya it tends to take longer time to blend in smaller batches.


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I love Tarts that are either sweet(egg tarts) or savory(mushroom tarts), but most importantly it must have that tasty buttery crust.  But as you notice, I seldom made tarts because I am not good in handling pastry and I find it quite a hassle to make and rest the dough which is time consuming.

But things change when I have this BOSCH MCM4100 food processor. It is always my dream to own a food processor because it seems to be so handy when handle pastry or grinding meat for meatball or patty. Below shows one of the recipes that I tried using this multi function food processor to create some delicious Lemon Berry Tarts for afternoon tea.

(Make: 12 Medium Tarts/8" Tart | Preparation: 30 minutes | Cooking: 30 minutes)

225g (1 1/2 cups) Plain Flour
90g (1/2 cup) Icing Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
125g Unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 Large Egg Yolk
Some Mixture of Blueberry and Raspberry

1. To make the pastry, process the flour, icing sugar and butter in the BOSCH M4M 4100 food processor until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

2. Add the egg yolk thru the lid funnel(refill opening, refer to the photo above) and process until mixture just comes together.

3. Remove dough from bowl and gently knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Shape into a rectangle using 2 sheets of baking paper, place into plastic bag and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

3 Large Eggs, lightly whisked
150ml Pouring Cream
80g Caster Sugar
2 Teaspoons Finely Grated Lemon Rind
90ml Lemon Juice

4. To make individual tarts, divide dough into equal portions. Roll a portion on a lightly floured surface to a 3mm-thick disc.

5. Line tartlet tin with the pastry and trim edges to fix the tin. Repeat with remaining pastry and place prepared tins in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

6. Meanwhile, to make the lemon filling, whisk the eggs, cream, sugar, lemon rind and juice together in a large bowl till combined. Strain through the mixture and set aside while preparing the tartlet cases.

7. Preheat oven to 200°C and line the tartlet cases with baking paper and fill with dried rice/beans then place them on baking tray.

8. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, remove paper and weights then continue to bake for another 6 minutes or until pastry is light golden. Remove from oven. Reduce oven to 160°C.

9. Carefully fill each pastry cases with the lemon mixture till 3/4 full, drop in a some berries and bake for 15-20 minutes or until custard is almost set.

10. Remove from oven. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool to room temperature. To serve, dust with some icing sugar and extra berries.

These Lemon Berry Tart has a buttery crust and smooth lemon filling that are made with fresh lemon juice and zest together with some fresh berries that are in season too. When serve you could taste the nice crisp from the tart shell plus a hint of tangy taste from the lemon filling. Best this would be great with a cup of freshly brewed tea.


  1. I love Bosch and your tarts and juice are delish.

  2. Ellena, both recipes sounds awesome and make me want to buy one...well, I actually have food processor and juicer already... so I should make your detox recipe!  I totally need detox right now.. =P

  3. my husband will love it... both the egg tarts and the juice! thanks a lot!

  4. Food processor is also in my wish list. Thanks for such a detailed review. Will go to check it out soon. Your shots are awesome!! ;)

  5. I also have the same processor.. do you know how to whip cream with it?

  6. Hi Ellena, can i ask, what is pouring cream that u mentioned in the lemon berry tarts recipe? and why do we need to bake the lemon tartlets with the grains? I have not try to bake any tarts yet, but love to try your recipe! Thank you in advance!


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