Have you ever had a situation when you have wanted something for years? I mean REALLY lusted after something, saved, dreamed and planned how good your life might be if you were to own that something.
This is how I felt about a Thermomix. I saw a mini demo at a friend’s house 4 years ago, when she whipped up custard & then a sorbet in under 20 mins. The food was yummy, the clean up a breeze and I instantly wanted one.
Well my dream finally came true this Thursday. My very own Thermomix was delivered. The consultant showed me again how to use it & we made risotto in under 20 mins. Without all the tedious stirring & measuring & mess that usually happens when I make risotto.
She then left & I was on my own with this fabulous magical kitchen gadget…. I was EXCITED…. I had planned on making Chocolate Mousse as my first solo thermie experiment. I was ecstatic when I saw there was an official mousse recipe in the cook book I had been given.
I followed it to the letter, and what finished was quite a good example of chocolate mousse. The cream was a little over beaten & my egg whites hadn’t formed stiff peaks properly, but the end result tasted pretty good.
In subsequent days I have made a Red Chicken Curry, Pancakes, Pizza Dough & Foccacia. Of these recipes they have either failed completely or just been average. Now I know many people who have a Thermomix love love love it & I am sure that with some practice I will be another happy customer but right now I am wondering if I wasted a substantial amount of money on a cool kitchen toy. I am finding the whole experience rather underwhelming.
Have you ever had a toy that you desperately wanted, only to get it & be disappointed?