Rose & Lychee Zonuts
“Putting the new Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Planetary Mixmaster to the test for a Zumbo inspired creation. PLUS your chance to win a Mixmaster!”
Want to win yourself an early Christmas present, a Zumbo Limited Edition Planetary Mixmaster? Keep on scrolling for details!
Sunbeam Australia have teamed up with Australia’s leading Patissier and Dessert Master Adriano Zumbo, to introduce its new Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Range.
With the new three-piece range, in a vibrant and colourful palette; it gives home cooks, foodies and dessert lovers the perfect excuse to unleash more creative cooking and baking in the kitchen
The hero of the new range is the Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixmaster®, the next generation of the iconic Mixmaster®, first launched in the 1940s. No ordinary Mixmaster®, the new Limited Edition mixer is available in three colours, inspired by Zumbo’s celebrated creations, including Pink Marshmallow, Magenta and V8 Vanilla. Unique features include the Super-Scraper Whisk for lighter egg whites and creamier whipped cream, and there is an innovative Scrapemaster™ Spatula Beater that combines ingredients and scrapes the side of the bowl simultaneously.
The new Mixmaster® also has a brilliant Power Drive feature that turns it into an ultra-versatile kitchen machine, allowing cooks to plug in included accessories such as the Pasta Roller to make fresh pasta! I was blown away when unboxing this to discover the pasta roller. Don’t be fooled, you can also roll your sheets of fondant through this for cake decorating!
“I grew up with a Sunbeam Mixmaster® as Mum had one,” says Adriano Zumbo. “If you’re even slightly interested in cooking and baking, it’s probably the best appliance you could have. It’s the one thing that I absolutely have to have in my kitchen, so I’m super excited to have worked so closely with the Sunbeam design team to help turn one of the all-time kitchen appliance greats into the ultimate multi-tasking tool that will have everyone mixing like masters in no time!”
The two other items in the range include the Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Food Processor which features 2L and 400mL processing bowls that work simultaneously for faster results, and a clever drawer, providing welcome onboard storage to tidy away the five included accessories. There is also the Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Stick Mixer, which no kitchen should be without!
I’ve been busy experimenting with the new Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixmaster®, and putting my twist on a Zumbo classic, Zonuts. It was a hard choice to choose which colour mixer to go with, but I went with a classic V8 Vanilla White.
I found the mixer very easy to use, with it’s Balanced Head Lift, which allowed me to operate the mixer with one hand, and the timer, which help me keep an eye on how long I’ve been mixing and beating. The ability to pause the timer is amazing! I also love the Super-Scraper Whisk and Scrapemaster Spatula Beater both scrape and mix at the same time, not leaving neglected mixture on the side of the bowl. Once you start using these, it’s hard to go back to mixing, pausing, scraping, repeat.
For your chance to win a Zumbo Limited Edition Planetary Mixmaster:
Competition only open to Australian residents. Entries close midnight AEDST on November 16th 2016.
Prize will be sent from Sunbeam Australia.
- 62.5g fresh yeast (or 31g active dry yeast)
- 435g cold water
- 1kg plain flour
- 25g salt
- 120g caster sugar
- 50g unsalted butter
- 450g unsalted butter, extra, rolled out into a 16 x 20cm sheet between cling film
- Canola, vegetable oil or rice bran oil, to deep fry
- 6 free-range eggs, yolks only
- 140g caster sugar
- 50g plain flour
- 15g cornflour
- 500ml full-fat milk
- 25g unsalted butter, chopped into 1cm cubes
- 1 x 450g tin lychees, drained, finely chopped
- 75g ground almonds, sifted
- 75g icing sugar, sifted
- a few drops of pink gel food colouring
- 55g free-range egg whites
- 75g caster sugar
- 300-400g fondant
- 1 tsp rose water
- fresh raspberries
- dried, edible rose petals
- Put all ingredients, except the rolled butter sheet into the bowl of your Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixmaster®, fitted with the dough hook attachment. Start on low speed. Mix on low-medium speed for 2 minutes, then mix on medium speed for 4-5 minutes to develop the gluten.
- Place the dough in a clean bowl and leave to rest, covered, for 30 minutes at room temperature, then transfer to the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to chill.
- Remove the butter sheet from the refrigerator 30 minutes before you’re ready to use the dough to allow the butter to soften slightly. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a flat sheet 35-40cm long and 15-20cm wide. Lay the butter sheet in the middle of the dough and fold the sides in to make an open-ended parcel. Using the rolling pin, hit the folded dough lengthways to soften and flatten a bit and make the first roll easier. Roll the dough lengthways using the rolling pin, and continue until it’s 5-6mm thick. Fold the dough into thirds and repeat the rolling process. Rest for 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator. Repeat the folding and rolling twice more for a total of four times. Rest the dough for a further 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Line a tray with greaseproof paper. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out to 6-7mm thick. Cut out the rounds of dough with a 6cm round cutter, then cut a small hole in the middle with a 1.5cm cutter. Place the zonuts on the prepared tray.
- Fill your kitchen sink with hot water to a level of about 2cm. Place a small dish in the sink and stand a wire rack on top so the rack sits just at the surface of the water. Place the tray with the zonuts on top. Cover the sink with tea towels and leave the zonuts to double in size. You may need to change the water a few times as it cools.
- Half fill a medium sized saucepan or deep fryer with oil and heat to 180-190C or until a cube of bread turns golden brown in 15 seconds. Carefully place the zones in the hot oil and fry each one for 30 seconds. Turn over and cook until lightly golden. Remove using tongs or a slotted spoon and place on paper towel to dry.
- For the lychee crème pâtissière, whisk the egg yolks, 70g of the sugar and all the flour and cornflour in a large bowl until smooth
- In a medium sized saucepan, heat the milk and the remaining 70g sugar. Stir in a third of the hot milk to the egg mix and whisk vigorously until smooth. Add the rest of the milk and whisk until combined, then quickly transfer the mixture to a pan set over a low/medium heat
- Stir the crème pâtissière constantly until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes, then stir in the butter and lychees. Sprinkle icing sugar on top to prevent a skin forming and transfer to the fridge to chill.
- To make the mini macarons, preheat the oven 180C, and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper
- In a bowl, combine the ground almonds, icing sugar and food colouring then set aside. In a stand mixer, whisk the egg whites on the fastest speed with the Super-Scraper Whisk until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed
- In a pan, heat the sugar and 35ml water to 118C (use a sugar thermometer to measure this). While whisking, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the egg whites to make a stable meringue. Then gently fold in the almond and icing sugar mixture until completely combined. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag and pipe 2cm circles onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Set the macarons aside to form a crust, for at least 30 minutes.
- To make the fondant glaze, heat the fondant and rosewater in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water or in a microwave. If the fondant is still too thick for piping, add a small amount of water.
- To assemble: stand the zonuts on a baking try with the bottom side up. Use a skewer to make four evenly spaced holes in the bottom of each zonut. Place the Lychee Crème Pâtissière into a piping bag fitting with a 5mm piping tube. Insert the tip of the tube into one of the holes in the bottom of the zonut and squeeze about a teaspoon into each hole until the zonut is filled. Repeat with remaining zonuts. Heat the fondant to 28C in a microwave or in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Put the fondant in another piping bag fitting with a 5mm piping tube, and pipe the fondant in a circle around the flat top of each zonut. Decorate with a fresh raspberry, a mini macaron and dried rose petals. These are best eaten within 4-5 hours of making.
// EDIT 20.11.2016 //
Congratulations BRAD on your creative winning entry! I will be in touch to organise you prize. Thank you everyone for your creative entries!