From cheese to yogurt to proofing doughs, learn more about the TM6™ Fermentation mode.
Homemade Soft Cheese
Milk needs to be heated to an exact temperature in order to curdle. With the TM6™ Fermentation mode , you have an environment of controlled humidity with temperatures between 100°F-160°F, which remain stable and constant for periods of up to 12 hours.
A Perfect Yogurt Maker
Place the yogurt mixture directly in the mixing bowl or in individual yogurt jars in the Varoma, then let Thermomix® ferment for 8-12 hours.
Tips for all kinds of yogurt:
• Yogurt Drink: make yogurt in the mixing bowl and at the end of the fermentation, mix a further 10 sec/speed 4. Pour into bottles and store in the fridge until needed.
• Using Raw Milk: heat 15 min/195°F/speed 2, then leave to cool to room temperature before starting the recipe.
• Extra Thick: the heating and cooling process described for raw milk can also be used with pasteurized milk to produce a thicker consistency. Or, add powdered milk for extra thickness.
• Creamy Yogurt: replace 3.5-7 oz milk with whipping cream.
• Soy, Coconut or Cashew Yogurt: great alternatives for dairy yogurt. Try it at home and see how much you can save!
Good To Know…
• When fermenting in Varoma, to protect against oxidation during long fermentations, add the juice of half a lemon or a teaspoon of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to the water in the mixing bowl.
Bakery Fresh Bread
For consistently good results with yeast doughs, keep the dough:
• Away from drafts
• At a temperature between 75°F-83°F
• With humidity around 75%
These conditions can be challenging to reach in a normal kitchen, so use the Fermentation mode for ideal results!
Two easy steps to proof dough in the Varoma dish:
Grease sides of the Varoma dish and line the bottom with parchment paper, making sure to keep the holes unobstructed (see Tips below). Place dough into prepared Varoma dish and secure Varoma lid.
Place 9 oz water into mixing bowl, set Varoma into position and start Fermentation/1-2 hour/130°F/speed 2
Good To Know…
• To ensure holes in Varoma dish remain unobstructed and allow steam to flow, place the butterfly whisk, lying flat, or two small chopsticks in the bottom of the dish to lift the paper lining off the holes.
• Richer or denser doughs are perfect for Fermentation mode as they take more time to rise than plain white doughs. Allow to proof in the Varoma dish until the dough doubles in size.