Saturday, 21 August 2010

Cooking with Thermomix in Switzerland

I've fallen in love with the Bimby (also called the Thermomix) and I want one, even though since PhD'ing again, my husband has taken over most of the cooking. Here in Switzerland, one way to get the Bimby at slightly cheaper price, is to host a demo. You need to invite 3 friends who also love gadets.  Do it before August 31st, 2010, you'll save 150.- SFr. (retail price in CH is 1650.- SFr).

We sat in the garden last night and watched Antonella cook up a storm in minutes with her Bimby.

Vegie-fruit drink for starters, bread, veal with rice and vegies and peach granita were on her menu.

Here's Antonella's delicious bread recipe:

100g "Dinkel" seeds (you can use any seeds)
1 block of fresh yeast (42g)(you can find it in the fresh dough section in Migros or Co-op)
400g flour
pinch of sugar
11/2 ts salt
270g water
50g bacon, cubed (or olives, herbs or whatever you fancy)

Baking tray, lined with baking paper

 Add the seeds to the Theromix and grind them for 20-40 sec on the Turbo setting. You end up with something that looks like flour. Add the remaining ingredients and let the Thermomix do the kneading ('Knettaste' for 3 min). Here the machine is absolutely amazing!

Place the bread into a cold oven (it rises as the oven heats). Bake at 200C for about 30 minutes.

The texture of this bread is a bit denser than bread that has been allowed to prove before baking. If you have time to let the dough prove for 30-60 minutes before baking, you can decrease the amount of yeast to about half.

Summer is finally back in Switzerland (at least for the next few days)!


  1. This sounds like fun! I have added Antonella's bread recipe to the list of interesting Thermomix recipes I plan to try next... you can see more about the list here:

    Thanks for this -- I look forward to reading more about your experiences with Thermomix --

  2. I seldom leave comments on blog, but I have been to this post which was recommended by my friend, lots of valuable details, thanks again.

  3. hi, new to the site, thanks.

  4. Cheryl: I am writing this comment from London, but live in Singapore. I just left a message on your mobile.I need to purchase 2 Thermomix.
    Question: Are they available in a shop in Zurich?Will be visiting Zurich, and will not have too much time. Need to have a few questions answered.
    How does one go about if I want to sell them in Singapore?
    Please e mail me.


  5. Most interesting. Plan to ask my daughter in Zurich to host a party and buy me one.

  6. Feel free to contact me on my cell phone 078 853 89 56 or by mail:

    Great deal at the moment, only until 31st Oct 2011.

    Normal price is 1650.- SFr. Plus 100.- discount when you give a demo (minimum 3 people)
    NOTE: demo discount will no longer apply after NOV 2011)
    Low Euro to Swiss Franc discount: 350.-!!

    details are here on my blog: