January 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm #258022
I know there are a few us around who are Thermomix “owners, and probably quite a few Thermomix “wanters” out there too, so why not start up a thread to discuss/ask/share/motivate/”and whatever else” about Thermomix’sJanuary 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm #534778
I must admit I have had mine for a bit over a year now and really haven’t used it anywhere near as much as what I should have, but I have a friend who absolutely loves hers, and has a huge veggie garden, and does a lot of preserving and was talking to me on the weekend about how handy it it for things like preparing 10kg+ of beetroot for chutney, and many other things, like the stock,and even for making coffee.
I have had a few failures (mostly to do with trying to make gluten free bread) but it has been good for some things, like making a tomato paste (similar to pizza sauce) I’m looking forward to trying this with home grown tomatoes rather than tinned ones.
It makes making sweet chilli sauce much easier.
And when we had heaps of chillies and no idea of what to do with them once they were dried, into the Thermomix they went and we ended up with a vegimite jar full of crushed chillies…much more usable (just a word of warning, let it sit for a while before opening the lid with your head over the top…..dried chillie dust clears your sinuses very quickly.
I have in the past made a comfrey salve with sunflower oil and comfrey leaves in a double boiler on the stove then adding in a bit of bees wax at the end to turn it from a liquid to an “ointment”.
I need to make some more and was thinking about using olive oil (I have almost 4L I have just bought) and doing it in the thermomix (heats on a low heat and mixes for you)…. I was thinking of adding the butterfly after the oil had been “infused” and strained, adding water and turning it into an emulsion, so it was more like a cream rather than an ointment. Not sure how this will turn out, but I am thinking I might give it a go
Oh I have also made butter in it and last week I made mayonaise, although it is probably a bit more like aoli, as I might have been a bit heavy handed with the garlic…but it is still tasty!!!January 8, 2014 at 12:50 am #534779
I’ve had mine about 2 years now and still love it! I just mastered yoghurt last week, make my own butter, ricotta cheese, coconut milk, bread, etc. Whenever I want to do anything, I just google and add “thermomix” at the end and a recipe will appear! A couple of salads have become my favorites – beetroot (I think in the EDC) and Moroccan Carrot in the Taste of Veg book – both take only seconds to prepare and have been a hit on every occasion. I think the thermo is almost worth its price just for making quince paste – just set, walk away and forget – no more standing for hours stirring and getting splattered!! A firm favorite recipe is Quirky Cooking’s Chicken & Cashews with Coconut Satay, definitely worth trying!March 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm #534780
I must have missed this topic in the midst of holiday madness! I got my thermomix in November last year and have really appreciated it. I still don’t use it probably as much as I could, but it is put to use at least every second day. Kneading bread dough, making yoghurt, chopping onions and garlic are regular uses. Dierich, you are so right about the quince paste!!
I’d love to hear more about main meals that people are cooking with it, that’s were I think my gap is. We have enjoyed some meals but would like to make it more of a regular thing. Mostly I get recipes off the internet, but some from the cookbooks.
Things we liked:
Pizza dough from EDC. We make 2 or 3 pizzas from one batch of dough, but like ours with a thinker crust. I roasted sliced beetroot and pumpkin and made a veg pizza with those, fetta cheese and baby spinach leaves that was a big hit.
Hungarian Goulash from EDC. Very tasty!
Chicken and Chorizo Risotto. http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/recipes/chicken-and-chorizo-risotto/90077
I’ve also made tomato paste, pasta sauce, pavlova and regularly make fruity dream (EDC). In fact, I have heaps of frozen egg yolks now that will be used to make custard now that the weather is cooler.
We didn’t like the butter chicken from the EDC but have been spoiled by the memory of my son’s more authentic recipe. Next time we’ll adapt that. I’m off to check out the Chicken Satay you mentioned, Dierich!
Almost forgot to mention, this salted caramel sauce is divine: http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/sauces-dips-spreads-recipes/salted-caramel-sauce/24475May 7, 2014 at 9:46 pm #534781
This beef stew was fantastic: http://clevercook.net.au/2012/08/07/a-winter-warmer-beef-in-red-wine/ I added sweet potatoes rather than regular ones, and cooked a big pot of mashed potatoes to serve it with.
And my family loved this soup, but beware, even with a double batch, there wasn’t quite enough of it (for 5 adults) http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/soups-recipes/sweet-potato-garlic-and-toasted-pinenut-soup/124171
I’ve made a pinterest board if anyone is interested, there’s not a lot there, but I have found some good people to follow so I’m hoping to keep adding to it! http://www.pinterest.com/mudhen01/thermomix-recipes/
If you scroll down, this lady has tons of thermomix recipe boards, organized by category (eg thermomix – chicken). I’m having fun exploring! http://www.pinterest.com/libbein/
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