I love my Bellini. I went to a tmx demo and was so impressed but just couldn't justify the price tag. I don't often do full meals in it but there are a few that I do. It is also great for when you want to eat really clean - I've made my own ricotta - who would have thought that would be possible?!
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11-08-2015 19:22 #11
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11-08-2015 20:07 #12
Most of the things I make are whole meals and I've been very happy with most of them. Some I would say are better than normal cooked versions, for example beef stew, bolognaise sauce etc. the reason I like it is the simplicity and time saving. Once my toddler is in bed I just want to make something easy and with the thermomix you press a few buttons and sit back while its cooking.
As mine is in a cupboard I don't get it out for small things much and often think I can just make things by hand, for example pizza dough is so easy to make I don't see the point getting the machine out to do it. For other things such as bechamel sauce though, I've never had much success making it so being able to have a proper homemade version from the thermomix is great.
Big warning though, it can make things too easy so you make food you shouldn't too often! I've made salted caramel fudge about 3 times in a month!
11-08-2015 20:27 #13
The big taste difference comes down to the lack of browning or caramelisation in the thermi/ bellini. The temperature doesn't really get high enough to cause the 'maillard reaction' which converts sugars and makes things yummy! The other factor is that you lack some control over the size of pieces of veg/ meat etc so the finesse isn't there as much as with hand-cut produce.
11-08-2015 20:32 #14
11-08-2015 22:36 #15
All-in-one dishes (where you cook the meat, veg, rice etc and sauce from scratch, all at same time)
Healthy treats ie bliss balls etc
Desserts (custard is amazing)
Raw vegan desserts (blends nuts really well)
Porridge (I don't do microwave porridge)
Pizza dough/bread dough
Rice & quinoa
Frozen fruit 'ice cream'
I also use it to chop Veges for certain things where I don't need nice neat slices etc. great for hiding veg for kids meals etc. or for San choi bow, etc. Accurate chopping takes a little practice in the thermo.
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12-08-2015 08:05 #18
Thermomix or Bellini... tell me about yours
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