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Unwrapping Culinary Joy: The Perfect Christmas Gift

As the festive season approaches, the air is filled with the scent of cinnamon and anticipation for the joy of giving. If you’re on the lookout for that extra special Christmas gift, something to elevate the spirit of your loved ones, look no further than the Thermomix® TM6. However, before we dive into the joy it brings, we want to share a bit of news – there will be a price adjustment starting January 2024.

Now, don’t let that put a damper on your holiday cheer. The Thermomix® TM6 has been a culinary superstar, and we believe it still makes for the perfect Christmas present. Let’s unwrap the reasons why and address the changes coming our way.

The Culinary Wonder: Thermomix® TM6

If you’ve been living under a culinary rock and haven’t heard of the Thermomix® TM6, let us enlighten you. It’s not just a kitchen appliance; it’s a game-changer. From chopping and blending to cooking and stirring, the TM6 does it all with the precision and finesse of a seasoned chef.

Picture this: whipping up a festive feast without the hassle, creating decadent desserts effortlessly, and experimenting with new recipes with a kitchen companion that’s as versatile as it is reliable. The TM6 isn’t just a gift; it’s a gateway to a world of culinary possibilities.

The Joy of Giving: Why the Thermomix® TM6 is the Ultimate Christmas Gift

1. Unleash Creativity in the Kitchen

The TM6 isn’t just for seasoned chefs; it’s for anyone who loves good food. With its guided cooking function and thousands of recipes at your fingertips, even kitchen novices can create gourmet meals. Gift the joy of culinary exploration and watch as creativity blossoms in the heart of your home.

2. Time-Saving Magic

The holidays are hectic, and time is a precious commodity. The TM6 is a time-saving wizard, cutting down prep and cooking time, so you can spend more moments with loved ones. Christmas morning pancakes, anyone? With the TM6, they’re a breeze.

3. Healthier Choices, Happier Holidays

Amidst the festive indulgence, the TM6 offers a guilt-free twist. Its ability to blend, chop, and steam means you can create nutritious meals without sacrificing flavour. Give the gift of healthier choices, ensuring your loved ones start the new year on a nourishing note.

4. Connectivity for Modern Living

In today’s tech-savvy world, connectivity is key. The TM6 is not just a kitchen appliance; it’s a smart kitchen companion. With a vibrant touchscreen and connectivity features, it seamlessly integrates into modern lifestyles, making cooking more intuitive and enjoyable.

5. Versatility that Inspires

From soups to sorbets, risottos to sauces, the TM6 handles it all. It’s not just a Christmas gift; it’s a year-round companion, inspiring culinary adventures and turning every meal into a celebration.

The Price Update: What You Need to Know

Now, about that price update. Starting January 2024, the Thermomix® TM6 will undergo a modest price adjustment. We’ve absorbed rising costs for as long as we could, but as our manufacturer, Vorwerk, faces increased production costs, it’s time for us to reflect these changes in our pricing.

We know this news might come as a surprise, especially during the holiday season. But fret not; we’re giving you the heads-up so you can seize the opportunity to purchase your TM6 before the new pricing kicks in. We value our community and want you to make an informed decision.

Seize the Culinary Moment: How to Secure Your TM6 at the Current Price

We get it – a price increase isn’t the most cheerful news, but we’re here to help you make the most of the holiday spirit. The TM6 is still an incredible value, and to sweeten the deal, we offer flexible payment options. Whether you prefer to spread the cost or explore our divided payment plans, we want to ensure your culinary dreams can come true without breaking the bank.

And here’s an extra sprinkle of festive magic – you can even earn a Thermomix® with your time, not just your wallet. So, reach out to us, have a chat, and secure your TM6 at the current price. We believe it’s an investment in joy, flavour, and the countless memories you’ll create in the heart of your kitchen.

In Conclusion: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

As we wrap up this festive exploration, remember that the Thermomix® TM6 isn’t just a kitchen appliance; it’s a gift that keeps on giving. Despite the upcoming price adjustment, its value remains unparalleled. So, whether you’re treating yourself or surprising a loved one, consider unwrapping the joy of the TM6 this Christmas – a gift that transforms ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.

Here’s to a season filled with delicious delights and the culinary magic of the Thermomix® TM6. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Cooking New Year!

Please contact me for more information.
Ankita Stopa
Advisor ID 800 000 0068
Whatsapp 07977 563537

Note: Prices and offers mentioned in this article are based on information available as of December 2023.

Christmas Gifting – Honeycomb

Christmas is around the corner and homemade Christmas gifts are a great cost-saving and a way to show you care. Here’s a recipe for Honeycomb made in the Thermomix and the cost saving you can have compared to buying it.

Whether you call it honeycomb, hokey pokey or cinder toffee, this Thermomix recipe is amazing.


  • 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda, sifted
  • 300 g white sugar
  • 1080 g water
  • 20 g honey or golden syrup
  • 50 g vinegar


  1. To guarantee the success of recipes using Sugar Stages, please follow the exact quantity and description for all ingredients. The recipe should also be cooked immediately after placing the sugar with the other ingredients in the mixing bowl.
  2. Line a square cake tin (18 x 18 cm) with baking paper (paper should be approx. 5 cm higher than the tin – see Tips) and place on a heat-resistant surface.
  3. Sift bicarbonate of soda and set aside. Place sugar, 80 g water and honey into mixing bowl and start Sugar Stages without measuring cup.
  4. Immediately add reserved bicarbonate of soda around the blades and quickly stir with spatula until mixture foams up, taking care not to over mix. Transfer immediately into prepared cake tin. Using spatula, remove any mixture from the mixing bowl rim to be able to close the lid correctly for pre-cleaning.
  5. Place 1000 g water and vinegar into mixing bowl and start Pre-clean.
  6. Allow to cool completely to room temperature and break into pieces. Store in a sealable container at room temperature (see Tip). Use as required.

Hints & Tips

  • This lovely treat looks similar to real honeycomb. Bicarbonate of soda is the secret to achieving an airy texture. Stirring it in at the last minute is the reason for its namesake appearance. Honey is used to flavour the caramel. Honeycomb is great to decorate with and it is also good added to other desserts. Break the honeycomb into pieces or crush it and sprinkle over ice cream, for example.
  • Honeycomb cannot be left out in the open for an extended length of time, as it will draw moisture from the air and become sticky. Store in snap lock bags or wrap in plastic wrap and place into a sealable container for up to a week. However it is best eaten soon after it is made. Dipping honeycomb pieces into melted chocolate helps extend shelf-life by a few days.
  • Extending the baking paper up the sides of the cake tin encourages the honeycomb to rise.

Nutrition per 1 portion

  • Calories 445.3 kJ / 106.3 kcal
  • Protein 0 g
  • Carbohydrates2 6.2 g
  • Fat 0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 830.4 mg

Get this recipe on Cookidoo

Christmas Gifting – Amaretti

Christmas is around the corner and homemade Christmas gifts are a great cost-saving and a way to show you care. Here’s a recipe for Amaretti made in the Thermomix and the cost saving you can have compared to buying it.

Amaretti di Saronno refer to a type of amaretto, a bitter-sweet flavored macaron, that is traditional to Saronno, a comune of Lombardy, Italy. It is one of many types of traditional amaretti, but the only one made with apricot kernels.


  • oil, for greasing
  • 2 egg whites, from large eggs
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 180 g ground almonds (see tip)
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 100 g dried mixed fruit (e.g. apricots, cherries, prunes), quartered
  • 100 g mixed whole nuts (e.g. pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts)
  • icing sugar, for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C and lightly grease a baking tray.
  2. Insert butterfly whisk. Place egg whites, honey and salt in mixing bowl then, without measuring cup, whisk 2 min/speed 3.5. Remove butterfly whisk.
  3. Add ground almonds, sugar, dried fruit and nuts then stir 20 sec/reverse/speed 2.
  4. Using wet hands, shape tablespoons of mixture into small, rough balls and dip half of each ball in icing sugar. Place on prepared tray, icing sugar side up, and bake for 10-12 minutes (190°C) until just golden.
  5. Leave on tray to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve or package up to give as gifts.

Hints & Tips

  • The literal translation of these Italian biscuits is ‘the little bitter ones’ as they were traditionally flavoured with bitter almonds. Plain almonds work just as well, and you can grind your own with Thermomix®. Prepare a batch and give as gifts, or serve alongside coffee or dessert wine to add some Italian flair to your Christmas meal.
  • To grind your own almonds, place 180 g blanched almonds in mixing bowl before starting the recipe and grind 10 sec/speed 10. Transfer to a bowl then clean and dry mixing bowl thoroughly before beginning the recipe.
  • In step 3, add 50 g dark or white chocolate chips

Nutrition per 1 piece

  • Calories 442.3 kJ / 105.7 kcal
  • Protein 2.8 g
  • Carbohydrates 11.8 g
  • Fat 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Fibre 1.6 g
  • Sodium 22 mg

Get this recipe on Cookidoo

Christmas Gifting – Florentines

Christmas is around the corner and homemade Christmas gifts are a great cost-saving and a way to show you care. Here’s a recipe for Florentines made in the Thermomix and the cost-saving you can have compared to buying it.

A Florentine biscuit is a sweet pastry of nuts and fruit. Florentines are made of nuts and candied cherries mixed with sugar melted together with butter and honey, cooked in an oven.


  • 50 g pistachio nuts, unsalted, shelled
  • 30 g walnut halves
  • 75 g unsalted butter, diced
  • 75 g Demerara sugar
  • 15 g double cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 30 g dried cherries, halved, quartered if large
  • 60 g mixed candied peel
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 60 g flaked almonds
  • 150 g dark chocolate, small pieces or callets


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Place pistachios and walnuts in mixing bowl then chop 3 sec/speed 7. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place butter, sugar, cream and salt in mixing bowl then melt 3 min/Varoma/speed 1.
  4. Add cherries, candied peel, cranberries, almonds and reserved chopped nuts then mix 10 sec/reverse/speed 3.
  5. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture (approx. 20 g each) into a ball using hands, place on prepared trays and flatten out as much as possible, leaving 5 cm between each to spread. Bake for 8-10 minutes (180°C) until golden then leave on tray to cool completely. Meanwhile, clean and thoroughly dry mixing bowl.
  6. Place chocolate in mixing bowl, grate 5 sec/speed 8 then melt 4 min/50°C/speed 2.
  7. Spread chocolate evenly over one side of each florentine and leave to set completely (see tip). Store in an airtight container until needed.

Hints & Tips

  • Florentines often have a wavy pattern on the chocolate. If desired, once chocolate is firm enough to hold its shape (30-60 minutes), use a fork to draw wavy lines across the chocolate.

Nutrition per 1 piece

  • Calories 531 kJ / 127 kcal
  • Protein 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates 12 g
  • Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Fibre 1.5 g
  • Sodium 12 mg

Get recipes on Cookidoo here,

Christmas Gifting – Mince pies

Christmas is around the corner and homemade Christmas gifts are a great cost-saving and a way to show you care. Here’s a recipe for Mince Pies made in the Thermomix and the cost saving you can have compared to buying it.


Shortcrust Pastry

  • 340 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 75 g unsalted butter, cold, diced
  • 75 g lard, cold, diced
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 60 g water, ice cold

Assembly and Baking

  • 400 g mincemeat, gluten free (see tip)
  • milk, for brushing
  • icing sugar, for dusting


Shortcrust Pastry

  1. Place flour, butter, lard and salt in mixing bowl then mix Turbo/1 sec/4 times.
  2. Add water and mix 20-30 sec/speed 4 until just clinging together. Tip out and bring together into a ball then wrap in reusable wrap or cling film and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.

Assembly and Baking

  1. After this time, preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. On a lightly-floured surface, roll out rested pastry to 3 mm thick. Cut out 24 circles using a pastry cutter (Ø 7 cm) and use to line 2 x 12 hole bun tins. Re-roll any trimmings then cut out 24 pastry lids using star-shaped, tree-shaped or round fluted (Ø 6.5 cm) cutters.
  3. Place 1 tsp mincemeat in each pastry base then cover with a lid, sealing with a brush of milk if using round lids. Brush tops of lids with milk then bake for 18-20 minutes (190°C) until cooked and golden.
  4. Leave in tin to cool for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm or at room temperature.

Hints & Tips

  • Homemade mince pies are a joy to make when you have a Thermomix®. Prepare the mincemeat weeks before you need it, then whip up a batch of crisp, buttery shortcrust pastry in seconds. All that’s left is the fun part; making the pies!
  • Make your own Mincemeat following the recipe on Cookidoo®.
  • Can be made ahead and frozen. Defrost fully before serving.
  • Serve with homemade Brandy Butter, homemade Brandy Sauce or pouring cream. Find recipes on Cookidoo®.

Nutrition per 1 piece

  • Calories 636 kJ / 152 kcal
  • Protein 2 g
  • Carbohydrates 21 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Sodium 19 mg

Get this recipe on Cookidoo,

Christmas Gifting – Thermomix Chocolate Truffles

Christmas is around the corner and homemade Christmas gifts are a great cost-saving and a way to show you care. Here’s a recipe for Chocolate Truffles made in the Thermomix and the cost saving you can have compared to buying it.



  • 300 g dark chocolate, small pieces or callets
  • 100 g milk chocolate, small pieces or callets
  • 300 g double cream
  • 20 g unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 4 tsp brandy


  • 20 g desiccated coconut
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • 80 g pistachio nuts, unsalted
  • 80 g roasted hazelnuts



  1. Place dark chocolate and milk chocolate in mixing bowl then grate 10 sec/speed 8.
  2. Add cream, butter and salt then melt 5 min/50°C/speed 3. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula then melt again 1-2 min/50°C/speed 2 until smooth. Set scales to zero then remove 350 g mixture to a bowl (scales will show -350 g) and set aside.
  3. Add brandy and mix 6 sec/speed 3. Transfer to another bowl, cover and label each bowl then set aside in fridge until just firm (approx. 2 hours). Meanwhile, clean mixing bowl and prepare coatings.


  1. Place a bowl on mixing bowl lid, weigh in coconut and set aside. Place another bowl on mixing bowl lid, weigh in cocoa powder and set aside.
  2. Place pistachios in mixing bowl and chop 2 sec/speed 6. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place hazelnuts in mixing bowl and chop 2 sec/speed 6. Transfer to another bowl and set aside.


  1. Once chocolate is just firm, take approx. ½ heaped Tbsp mixture at a time and roll into balls, then roll in coating of choice. Place in gift boxes or wrap in cellophane to give as gifts.

Hints & Tips

  • These rich, indulgent truffles wouldn’t look out of place in a chocolatiers window, and they are deceptively simple to make when you have a Thermomix®! Stored in the fridge until ready to package up, these make a beautiful gift for your friends and family; simply adjust the flavour and coatings according to their tastes.
  • Adjust flavourings according to taste. Orange extract, peppermint extract, almond extract, Cointreau, Kahlua or cherry brandy also work well.
  • The coatings can be varied too; try chopping different types of nuts, freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries.

Nutrition per 1 piece

  • Calories 350 kJ / 84 kcal
  • Protein 1 g
  • Carbohydrates 4 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Sodium 10 mg

Get this recipe on Cookidoo

Christmas Gift Ideas: Thermomix Friend

Thinking of buying a Christmas gift for someone who has everything, including a Thermomix, then let me introduce you to the Thermomix Friend.

When paired with your Thermomix TM6 or Thermomix TM5, the Thermomix Friend helps you simultaneously prepare multiple courses or even split a recipe into two to cater to varying tastes or dietary requirements. Think of curry in your Thermomix and rice in your Thermomix Friend, or splitting a sauce recipe to make Puttanesca Sauce in one and Tomato sauce in the other.

The Thermomix Friend is connected via Bluetooth to your Thermomix and the on-screen instructions tell you exactly when to transfer bowls of ingredients from one device to the other. The result is everything is prepared on time and cooked to perfection.

It isn’t a Thermomix replacement.  The Thermomix Friend can be used alongside the Thermomix TM5 and Thermomix TM6 using blue-tooth and guided cooking, but it does not replace a Thermomix. But if you have a Thermomix TM5 or Thermomix TM6 and need more capacity, then I think it’s great.

Many clients ask me what accessories they can buy once they are in love with their Thermomixes, and this one is a nice-add on. It’s a nice-to-have, rather than a must-have. However, at the price points, especially if you have a second bowl, the Thermomix Solo is an ideal gift under the tree.

The beauty of our new Hitachi finance, that you can also finance this Thermomix Friend Solo purchase on finance and spread the payments over 12, 24, and 36 months. Give me a call at 07977 563537 or send me an email and I’ll help you

If it’s one payment, then you can purchase using this link below. Please do add my name as the Advisor name in the box >>> you basically start typing ANK and it should come up. This will link you to me as a customer so I can up and then I can follow up with you. As soon as your order is complete, I get a copy invoice so I know it’s gone through and then will send a follow-up email on how to set it up, etc.

Contact me on email:, or text or WhatsApp me on 07977 563537 if you would like more information or place your order. 

Tasty Thursday: Christmas Gifting Video

Recording of my Tasty Thursday workshops; a regular slot where I offer themed virtual demonstrations of Thermomix TM6. This week, I was delighted to be joined by my friend and TM5 owner, Kerry New.

Please find below the recipes we cooked together. It was nice to share the call with someone else and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kerry, my dear friend. She’s received her TM6 after our video call and I believe delighted with the upgrade.

If you would like to book a demonstration or find out more, please contact me on or call/text/ WhatsApp me on 07977 563537.