Create Sugar Variations in a Thermomix

January 20, 2023

Who else Always Runs out

Creating various sugar variations in a Thermomix is a breeze with these straightforward instructions. Whether you require caster sugar, icing sugar, or brown sugar, your Thermomix can easily produce the sugar type you need.

When I’m in the midst of cooking, it always seems that I’m missing the sugar I need, whether it’s caster, icing, or brown sugar. It typically dawns on me halfway through a recipe that I either don’t have enough or have run out completely.

This is where the Thermomix truly shines. I simply grab my second bowl, place it in the Thermomix, and produce the specific type of sugar I require. Often, I make extra to replenish my sugar container while I’m at it, as this situation tends to repeat itself time and time again.

The convenience of this approach is exceptional, as it means I only need to purchase one type of sugar now. I’ve even eliminated the need to buy brown sugar; I make it myself, and you can too.

However, it’s important to remember that when you create these sugars in your Thermomix, they won’t contain any anti-caking agents. As a result, over time, they may develop some slight lumpiness. Nevertheless, the ease and cost-effectiveness of making your own sugar variations with a Thermomix make it a worthwhile endeavor for any home cook.

 

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Icing Sugar in a Thermomix

Equipment

  • Thermomix
Making icing sugar (also known as powdered sugar or confectioner's sugar) in a Thermomix is incredibly easy and convenient. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make your own icing sugar using your Thermomix
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Ingredients
  

  • Sugar of choice (the amount you need - no more than 250 gms) white or raw

Instructions
 

  • **Measure the Sugar:**
    Start by measuring the amount of granulated sugar you need for your recipe. It's important to use the quantity specified in your recipe or more, depending on your needs.
  • **Add Sugar to the Thermomix Bowl:**
    Pour the measured granulated sugar into the Thermomix bowl.
  • **Blend and Process:**
    Place the lid securely on the Thermomix bowl.
    Start the Thermomix on a low speed, around Speed 2, to prevent the sugar from billowing out.
    Gradually increase the speed to a higher setting, typically Speed 9 or 10.
    Allow the Thermomix to process the sugar for about 10-20 seconds. You'll notice that the granulated sugar gradually turns into a fine, powdery consistency.
  • **Check the Texture:**
    Stop the Thermomix and check the texture of the sugar. If it's not yet the desired fine consistency of icing sugar, you can run the Thermomix for a few more seconds at a higher speed.
  • **Store or Use:**
    Once you've achieved the desired texture, carefully remove the homemade icing sugar from the Thermomix bowl.
    You can use it immediately in your recipe, or store it in an airtight container for future use.

Notes

**Tips:**
- Be cautious when opening the Thermomix lid after processing the sugar, as there may be some fine sugar dust that could escape.
- It's essential to start the Thermomix at a low speed and gradually increase it to prevent a sugar cloud from forming inside the bowl.
Homemade icing sugar made in a Thermomix is not only cost-effective but also ensures that you have fresh, preservative-free powdered sugar on hand whenever you need it for baking or sweetening your favorite dishes and desserts.

Caster Sugar in a Thermomix

Equipment

  • Thermomix
Making caster sugar (also known as superfine sugar) in a Thermomix is a straightforward process. Caster sugar has a finer texture compared to regular granulated sugar, and it's commonly used in baking to ensure a smoother texture in recipes like cakes and meringues. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make caster sugar in your Thermomix
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Ingredients
  

  • Sugar of choice (the amount you need - no more than 250 gms) white or raw

Instructions
 

  • **Measure the Sugar:**
    Begin by measuring the amount of granulated sugar you need for your recipe. Ensure you have enough sugar to meet your baking requirements.
  • **Add Sugar to the Thermomix Bowl:**
    Pour the measured granulated sugar into the Thermomix bowl.
  • **Blend and Process:**
    Place the lid on the Thermomix bowl, ensuring it's securely in place.
    Start the Thermomix at a low speed, around Speed 2, to prevent sugar dust from escaping.
    Increase the speed (quite quickly) to a higher setting, typically Speed 9 or 10.
    Allow the Thermomix to process the sugar for about 3-5 seconds. You'll notice that the granulated sugar begins to transform into a finer texture, resembling caster sugar.
  • **Check the Texture:**
    Pause the Thermomix and check the texture of the sugar. If it's not yet the desired fine consistency of caster sugar, you can run the Thermomix for a few more seconds at a higher speed.
  • **Store or Use:**
    Once you've achieved the desired texture, carefully remove the homemade caster sugar from the Thermomix bowl.
    You can use it immediately in your recipe or store it in an airtight container for future use.

Notes

**Tips:**
- When opening the Thermomix lid after processing the sugar, be cautious, as there may be some fine sugar dust that could escape.
- Starting the Thermomix at a low speed and gradually increasing it helps prevent sugar dust from billowing out.
Making your own caster sugar with a Thermomix ensures that you have the right sugar texture for your baking needs. It's a cost-effective and convenient solution, especially if you find yourself out of caster sugar but have granulated sugar on hand. Homemade caster sugar can be used in various baking recipes to achieve a smoother and more consistent texture in your baked goods.

Brown Sugar in a Thermomix

Equipment

  • Thermomix
Making brown sugar in a Thermomix is a straightforward process, and it's a great solution if you're out of brown sugar but have granulated sugar and molasses or treacle on hand. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make brown sugar in your Thermomix
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Ingredients
  

  • 250 gms Sugar of choice
  • 15 gms Molasses / treacle

Instructions
 

  • **Gather Your Ingredients:**
    Measure the amount of granulated sugar you need for your recipe. The ratio for making brown sugar is typically one tablespoon of molasses or treacle for every one cup of granulated sugar.
  • **Add Sugar to the Thermomix Bowl:**
    Pour the measured granulated sugar into the Thermomix bowl.
  • **Add Molasses or Treacle:**
    Measure the required amount of molasses or treacle (one tablespoon for every cup of granulated sugar) and add it to the Thermomix bowl with the sugar.
  • **Blend and Mix:**
    Place the lid securely on the Thermomix bowl.
    Start the Thermomix at a low speed, around Speed 2, to prevent any splattering.
    Gradually increase the speed to a higher setting, typically Speed 4 or 5, and let the Thermomix mix the sugar and molasses or treacle for about 10-15 seconds. During this time, the ingredients will combine thoroughly.
  • **Check the Texture:**
    Pause the Thermomix and check the texture of the brown sugar. It should have a moist, clumpy texture resembling brown sugar. If it's not quite there, run the Thermomix for a few more seconds until you achieve the desired texture.
  • **Store or Use:**
    Carefully remove the homemade brown sugar from the Thermomix bowl.
    Use it immediately in your recipe or store it in an airtight container for future use.

Notes

**Tips:**
- Be cautious when opening the Thermomix lid after processing the brown sugar, as it may be slightly sticky, and there could be some sugar clinging to the lid.
Making your own brown sugar in a Thermomix is a convenient solution for baking when you don't have store-bought brown sugar available. It allows you to create the perfect texture and sweetness level for your recipes. Homemade brown sugar is versatile and can be used in a wide range of baked goods, from cookies and cakes to sauces and marinades.

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