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As a relatively new machine to the market, there are a limited number of specific Tefal Cuisine Companion ( #TefalCC or CC for short!) recipes, especially compared to the 1000s of Thermomix ones around. The majority of these recipes can easily be converted and made beautifully in the CC. I originally shared this with in the Facebook group and following the incredible success people had, I decided to share further. Keep an eye on this page as I will update the guide as I discover new tricks or settings. All the recipes that I have explicitly converted can be found here along with all my own CC recipes. If you are after specific CC recipes I suggest you check out my Essential Guide and cookbook for the Cuisine Companion.
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Thermomix to Tefal Cuisine Companion Conversion Guide
|If for whipping use whisk e.g. Custard. If for stirring use the mixer blade e.g. Curry
|Chopping onions / vegetables
|TMX recipes often have a 2 step process for chopping the garlic or ginger and then the onion or vegetable. In the #TefalCC it's best to combine these two steps to get sufficient volume. Ignore the first step and then using the instructions for the onion (or vegetable) step, Ultrablade / Speed - add 4 / Double time / insert steam basket to stop the food flying up. Pausing half way and scraping down will help get a more even result.
|Stopper out. TIP if contents is likely to splatter, place steaming basket on top of lid
|Stopper in. On Maxi steam if want to keep liquid in food or Mini steam if what to reduce very slightly.
|Crushing blade / Speed - Pulse / Triple time / insert and line the steaming basket.
|Milling spice mixes / sugar
|Crushing blade / Speed - Pulse / Double time / insert and line the steaming basket. Works better in double (or more) batches.
|Crushing blade / Speed - add 2 / Half the time. Then Speed - Pulse for remaining time. For a smoother result make in double batches.
|Spoon speed / reverse
|Mixer blade / Speed 3
|Steaming food inside bowl
|Use 700ml water independent of recipe. Note rice can not be steamed in the CC basket.
|Temperature - Varoma / steaming
|Transfer to thermoserver
|Keep warm function. This is the default at the end of slow cook programs.
|The TMX Varoma is an external multilayered steaming tray. One for #TefalCC will be available in Mid 2016. Until then these recipes can prove more difficult to convert.