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November 2010

    Review

    Thermomix

    A Thermomix machine fitted with the steaming attachment

    When I heard from Cate’s blog that I could book in a demonstration for a Thermomix party, I was so there! Just a little background info:

    The Thermomix is basically a blender with a heating element. It’s really popular in Europe, and with chefs around the world. You can control the heat settings, and you can also choose to put the blender bit in reverse. All that control provides you with the versatility to work many different recipes just with the one machine!

    So the lovely Jan came over one Sunday afternoon, and we made a whole bunch of things. There was buckwheat bread done entirely with the thermomix – no messing around with warm water trying to get the yeast to start!

    Dough for buckwheat bread rolls

    And we also pulverised some parmesean to go with the rissotto we were going to make later.

    Pulverised parmesan

    First up, hummus, which took minutes! I’m not a fan of chickpeas usually, but this was so full of flavour, and tasted really hearty. So addictive.

    Hummus, with a topping of paprika and olive oil

    Then the beetroot/carrot/mint/apple salad. It was so refreshing, we finished the whole plate practically as it came out.

    And look how well chopped it came out with under a minute in the thermomix!

    Chopped up beetroot and apple salad

    And the piece de resistance for me – the mushroom rissotto. The Thermomix did all the cooking – no stirring or messing with ladles and stock, it’s all done for you!!!!! How crazy is that? And it just smelt so SO good. Everything was in the one bowl – onions were sauteed in the Thermomix, and so was the stirring of the rice and so on. It was absolutely crazy.

    Mushroom risotto

    And for those of you wondering how the bread would turn out:

    Buckwheat bread, with a great crust and fluffy interior.

    How sexy is that? Soft on the inside, and crusty on the outside, Jan even ground her own buckwheat flour. Right in front of us!!

    She also made some lemon custard.

    Thick and gooey lemon custard

    It was soft and goey and thick. Just like a good custard should be!

    So yes, it is a fantastic piece of machinery, and it works wonders fast. It is on the expensive side, but it does replace a whole host of appliances you might need. A home demonstration is completely free, so if you’d like to see what it can do for yourself, you can call Jan and set up a home demo!

    Thermomix Consultant:
    Jan
    jan.vandergraaf@optusnet.com.au

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