Soups, Puddings, Sauces

Process in Vita-Mix on High Speed, Forward until steaming hot

soups, sauces

Use the Vita-Mix 3600 to cook by friction while it blends or purees or thickens soups, sauces, puddings, gravies, etc. There are no hot spots, therefore no scorching or burning. Also there is no lumping or curdling or need to hand stir. The Vita-Mix actually boils foods, or can quickly break the cells and mingle soup flavors without boiling to preserve vitamins, yet produce soups that can taste as if cooked for hours. These recipes were developed for use in the Vita-Mix machine, but can be adapted to various kitchen appliances. Corn Soup
If contents tend to boil up through the Action Dome, remove a cupful at a time through the spigot as Vita-Mix runs and pour back into container through Action Dome. Continue to run until raw taste disappears (about 3 minutes). (Sample from spigot.)
Boil until celery is tender. Serves 5. (For low fat version of Lentil Soup, omit salt and butter and substitute fat-free broth for bouillon cube and water.) Swiss Cream of Celerey Soup Saute:

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Process on Low Speed, Forward, using Forward-Reverse Action several times just to mix thoroughly. Then knead. Use a rapid Tap-Release Action 6 times, punch down, loosen flour from corners and push to center. Repeat this process several times until most of the contents are mixed together. (This does not make a nice ball like the bread dough.) Knock dough onto lightly floured board and form into ball.
Place dough on waxed paper and divide dough in half. Roll each half to make a 12 inch square. Sprinkle with coarse salt; roll lightly with rolling pin to press in salt. Cut into 1 inch squares with knife or pizza cutter. Transfer to lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in moderate oven at 350 [deg.] for 15 minutes, or until lightly brown. Cool on cookie sheet on wire rack. Store in loosely covered container. Makes 1/2 pound. Soup From Leftover Potatoes

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Serves 5. (For low fat version of Hash Soup, substitute 1 cup fat-free broth for water and bouillon, omit salt and butter.) Quick Hot (Unboiled) Soup (Can be boiled, if you want.) Start with Vita-Mix half full of water, cold or hot or start with the Vita-Mix full of fresh tomatoes. Clamp on Action Dome. Process on High Speed, Forward to heat while you add one at a time (using Forward-Reverse after each addition, if you wish to hasten drawing vegetables into the soup):
When steam starts to rise from the Action Dome, you may serve through the pressurized spigot or let it run longer to boil and cook if you wish. (Always run on High Speed, Forward both to cook and to pressurize the spigot.) VARIATIONS:
Add any of the following as Vita-Mix runs: Leftover potatoes, cooked or canned peas, beans or other vegetables, slice whole wheat bread, etc. Chocolate Sauce

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Dispense, warm from spigot. Makes 1-3/4 to 2 cups. Good over ice cream, hot cereal, pancakes or waffles. Any left over can be stored in refrigerator and heated in the Vita-Mix to serve again. Pumpkin Pudding

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When custardy dispense through spigot into individual serving dishes and chill. Serve with whipped cream or whipped topping. (For low fat and low sugar version, substitute skim milk for whole milk, substitute 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/3 cup apple juice concentrate for pumpkin pie spice, sugars and molasses. Substitute 4 medium egg whites or 2 jumbo egg whites for 2 whole eggs. Custard Sauce
The old-fashioned soft custard grandma used to make in a double boiler. Use as a sauce over fruit, cake or other desserts.

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Test through spigot to know when custard thickens. When custard coats a silver spoon, turn off switch to stop the cooking. Do not overcook. Serve warm from spigot. Vanilla Custard Pudding

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Immediately turn off and dip out, or dispense through spigot. Chill in custard cups or sherbet glasses. Serves 6. VARIATIONS:
Add 3 teaspoons cocoa; or a square of semi-sweet chocolate; or 1 cupful finely ground almonds; or a ripe, sweet banana into the Vita-Mix with first ingredients. Or fold in 1/2 cup shredded coconut when finished; or put sliced bananas in bottom of serving dishes before adding pudding.