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Jamie vs Momo #2 – tomato soup, chunky croutons, crunchy veg & guacamole, sticky prune sponge puddings

In this weekly series of complete 3-course meals, we’re taking on Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minutes Meals and see if we can make them even better & faster with a little help from our friend Momo the Thermomix.

One thing’s for sure – there aren’t 10,000 things to wash up by the end of it!

Tune back in every Thursday for a new 30 minutes meal. All the previous challenges are available here.

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Soup only can be frozen

For gluten free prune puddings, replace plain flour by buckwheat flour.

Serves 4

Active time: 25 minutes – Total time: 23 minutes (Momo 2 – Jamie 0)


Tomato soup & croutons

  • 1kg ripe cherry tomatoes on the vine
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 ciabatta loaf
  • 2 small red onions
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • A small bunch of fresh basil
  • a few spoonfuls of creme fraiche, to serve

Guacamole platter

  • A handful of mixed colour cherry tomatoes
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 bulb fennel
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 70g breadsticks

Prune pudding

  • 1 x 290g tin of pitted prunes
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g soft dark brown sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 heaped tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 a level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg
  • 75ml milk
  • Golden syrup & creme fraiche to serve.

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 220C.
  2. TOMATO SOUP – Pull the cherry tomatoes off the vines, leaving a few of the stalks. Quarter the 4 large tomatoes. Put all the tomatoes in a roasting tray. Drizzle over with olive oil and season. Halve and de-seed the red chilli and add to the tray. Crush in 4 peeled cloves of garlic. Quickly toss everything, then put in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. CROUTONS – Get another roasting tray. Rip the ciabatta loaf into 8 equal chunks. Add a good gulp of olive oil, a pinch of salt and insert at the bottom of the oven.
  4. PRUNE PUDDING – add 100g plain flour, 50g soft dark brown sugar, 50g unsalted butter, 1 heaped tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda,  one egg and 75ml milk into mixing bowl. Mix for 30 seconds / Speed 4.
  5. Get 4 cups what will all fit in your microwave at the same time. Tip the prunes into a bowl, then spoon 1 tbsp of their syrupy juice into each of the cups. Divide the prunes between the 4 cups and top with cake batter.
  6. Let your Thermomix mixing bowl wash itself, by half filling it up with water and a few drops of washing up liquid. Turn on for 50 seconds / 100C / Speed 5. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
  7. GUACAMOLE – Place the lime peel into the mixing bowl together one red chilli and a handful of coriander. Grate for 5 seconds / speed 7. Scrape down the sides.
  8. Add flesh of 2 avocados and the juice of 2 limes. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5.
  9. Set aside in a serving dish, cover tightly with cling film and refrigerate for now.
  10. Wash your mixing bowl.
  11. TOMATO SOUP – Add 2 small red onions to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5.
  12. Scrape down the sides, add a gulp of olive oil and cook for 3 minutes / 120C / Speed 2.
  13. GUACAMOLE – Cut 1/2 bulb fennel into wedges. Peel the carrots and cut into batons, then do the same with the cucumber.
  14. TOMATO SOUP – Add 4tbsp balsamic vinegar in with the onions. Cook for 2 minutes / 120C / Speed 2 without measuring cup. 
  15. Take the tray of tomatoes out of the oven and add everything to the mixing bowl. Add a small bunch of basil.
  16. Turn the oven off leaving the croutons inside to keep them warm.
  17. Blend soup for 1 minute / speed 5 – 10, increasing speed gradually.
  18. To serve: put a crouton in the bottom of each soup bowl. Ladle the soup on top.
  19. GUACAMOLE – Serve the vegetables with the guacamole.
  20. PRUNE PUDDING – Just before serving, pop the puddings into the microwave to cook on full power for 6 minutes. Drizzle with a bit of golden syrup and top with creme fraiche.

How easy was that!

Delicious. Bon appetit x


Made with a hint of large family madness, a pinch of dinner parties and a scoop of easy and quick recipes, this blog is a well-round concoction (!!) of tried and tested food we love.

The gang is made off a mum, a dad, 4 girls (aged 17, 15, 6 & 6) and 1 dog. That’s a lot of people to please when it comes to dinner time.

The 2 main characters in the story are: Maud (the human mum) & Momo (the Thermomix), we were both born in France, both have a passion for cooking, simple, tasty food – cooking & baking makes us happy!

Coming soon:
How to get this week's dinners ready in under an hour.
Cook once, eat 5 family dinners.

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