I love Chocolate, I love Thermomix Cookbook Giveaway

Chocolate Cookbook TM31

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CONGRATULATIONS TO Jo A. from Queensland, AU who won “I Love Chocolate, I Love Thermomix” from Thermomix UK!

If you love chocolate I suggest you get comfy and keep reading because here now is a Thermomix cookbook unlike any other.

Maybe this is true for you too?
Before owning Thermomix, I had never done any chocolate work. Chocolate was a dark mystery. It was too unknown, intimidating, the domain of professional chefs — not something I’d have considered. But thanks to the functionality of Thermomix that’s all changed. I think we’ve all played, experimented, failed and succeeded, and with a community of supportive Thermomix friends just clicks away, we feel ready to try almost anything. “I Love Chocolate, I Love Thermomix” does more than awaken the possibilities of making chocolate, it makes the possibilities so real you can taste them. Just ask anyone who has seen the book, because everyone who turns its pages is in agreement that “this book is awesome!”

I Love Chocolate, I Love Thermomix
by Janie Turner, 237 pages, £30.00/€36.00 
HOW TO ORDER: ships internationally from Thermomix UK
-> call +44 1344 622 344 or email info@ukthermomix.com
– >> Also available from Thermomix distributors in Australia, Malaysia, Canada  

Thermomix cookbook in TM31
Long-time readers of this blog may remember watching Janie Turner of Thermomix UK work alongside Callebaut Chocolate Master Jean Pierre Wybauw in the popular Thermomix chocolate video series.

Turner has studied the nuances of this most seductive ingredient. Now her expertise with chocolate combines with an in-depth knowledge of Thermomix to produce a cookbook that goes where no Thermomix cookbook has gone before.

How does this Thermomix cookbook break the mould?

Featuring about 75 recipes from eight Master Chocolatiers, “I Love Chocolate” was first a comprehensive guide for serious chocoholics, sans Thermomix. The work featured inspiring recipes and instruction from Beverley Dunkley, Dirk Schonkeren, Iain Burnett, John Huber, John Slattery, Mark Tilling, Ruth Hinks and Thierry Dumouchel. With the addition of Thermomix UK’s Janie Turner (author of three previous Thermomix cookbooks) each recipe was then completely converted for Thermomix. Additional instructions and photos were included, and the book took on a new meaning and title — becoming “I Love Chocolate, I Love Thermomix.”

This book benefits from having had a life of its own before being completely re-engineered for Thermomix kitchens by the capable Janie Turner. It contains all we need to know about making better, more impressive chocolate treats at home. There are recipes here for everyone: for those who are taking first steps into the world of chocolate making and for those who want to challenge themselves further. For the chocolate-making novice as for the adventurous chocolatier, Thermomix makes the process more familiar and fun.
Thermomix cookbook chocolate recipes

Basics for making chocolate with Thermomix

Before getting creative with chocolate in our Thermomix it’s important to understand tempering, pre-crystalization, and ganaches. The book’s instructions for these critical steps are so detailed that they include not only precise time, temperature and “movement” guidelines, but also specifics for various types and quality of chocolate used. These first few pages of essential reading are thorough enough to instill confidence for undertaking all the recipes that follow. Almost every recipe page shares tips and insights from Janie and/or it’s master chocolatier creator. And when something can be made in advance, or partially made in advance we know it.

This Thermomix cookbook is like a BIG box of chocolates!

Yes, this book has all the pretty surprises of a real box of chocolates. Photos are rich and plentiful. For some recipes Turner has thoughtfully added photos of what Thermomix contents should look like in mid production — so helpful! There is no guesswork involved, each and every step is clearly outlined. I’ll say it again: this book instills confidence. With so many to choose from it’s easy to find simple more familiar recipes to begin with, such as “Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes” or chocolate filled muffins, loaves, scones, brownies, cookies and drinks. Thermomix users who want to make something ultra special might consider confectionary temptations such as lacework, “Truffle Men” or “Sarah Bernhardts”. Some of these involve first making Gianduja, Marzipan, or praline paste but no worries — every instruction for success is provided. (The book’s full recipe index is published on ForumThermomix.)

My favourite could be Iain Burnett’s “Chestnut Chocolate Torte” (nutty, fast and easy, make ahead, eaten warm or cold…), but there are many dark and oozy cakes, mousses, pies and cookies to choose from. You might however, find yourself paralyzed as I was when the book first arrived… slowly leafing through its pages, transfixed and too wowed to decide on a first recipe to try. Which is why I’m so grateful to Nora at Journal of a French Foodie (photos above) for having already blogged her own experiences with the “I Love Chocolate, I Love Thermomix” book. If you haven’t visited Nora’s blog in a while, I implore you to do it now (just as soon as you’ve entered the contest below!)

Want more? View recipes on these Thermomix sites:

Big thanks to Janie Turner for offering a prize copy of  “I Love Chocolate, I Love Thermomix” — draw date is November 27 (Canada time), enter now! (This is a global giveaway, prize will be sent from this blog to wherever you live!)

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If you didn’t win, here’s how to order a copy!

  •  ships internationally from Thermomix UK
  • call +44 1344 622 344 or email info@ukthermomix.com
  • Also available from Thermomix distributors in Australia, Malaysia, Canada

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See 108 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

  1. Mandy November 16, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

    Last night, I made chocolate pots in the Thermomix and they were the best part of our dinner party. Gimme more chocolate in the Thermomix and I’ll be a happy camper!

  2. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Yay Mandy, your entry has officially kicked off the new giveaway! woo hoo HOO, chocolate days are upon us! Wish I could have been there for your Thermie choco-pots ;-)

  3. Diane November 17, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    The chocolate cake from “My Way of Cooking” yum.

  4. Mel November 17, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    Macadamia chocolate butter is yum! Tastes like Nutella and we all love it.

  5. Mara November 17, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    Right now in Spain there’s this Thermomix special edition based on chocolate. You get your machine and EDC plus two chocolate recipe books and God knows how many molds and gadgets to get creative. I’ll look up the UK page, maybe ask for the book for my birthday or Christmas. Would really love to see a recipe index!

  6. A Canadian Foodie November 17, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    WHAT A COUP! Bravo to you, Miss Helene! You are my Thermomix Super Hero! I love that you have your finger on the pulse of all things Thermomix as it helps me with what I do – and be so much better at it. I would DIE for this book!

  7. A Canadian Foodie November 17, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    My favourite Thermomix chocolate recipe is Valerie’s Chocolate Pots – the recipe that I translated to use in the Thermomix a few years back. So simple and deadly delish every time!

  8. Gdaiva November 17, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    i don’t understand why they don’t sell thermomix books on amazon!?

  9. Gdaiva November 17, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    I love jane Turner videos, i don’t know how many times i watched! Also love french foodie website!
    Helen, or anybody, have you read this book? Do you know if she has something that you can make chocolate from scratch or she is using chocolate pellets? As much i researched, it is imposable to temper chocolate at home, since she writes about tempering i’m wondering what she find out?

  10. Monica November 17, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    I made a dark chocolate pudding in the Thermomix that I still dream about, I found it on line, amazing!

  11. Mrs P November 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    We recently made Chocolate Devil cake and it revived my love for all things chocolate!

  12. Sharon November 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Oh I have seen this book would love to win it

  13. Wendy November 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    I love choc hazelnut praline.

  14. Bev W November 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Chocolate Guinness Cake from the UK Thermomix site. Easy and absolutely delicious!

  15. Bec November 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    Chocolate fondants/lava cakes – am making a batch RIGHT now, just because its my birthday (well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it!)

  16. Pip November 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Wow. What an awesome looking book.

  17. Pip November 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Straight up hot chocolate any day

  18. Susanna November 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    I absolutely looove my Thermomix! Have had it for 2 years now and I don’t think there have been many days on which we haven’t used it at least once or twice!
    It’s made my life so much easier and I just love making my own dressings, smoothies, dips, soups, curries, etc, etc, etc plus also steaming my veggies in the Varoma! Irreplaceable!
    What I need now is the new Chocolate Cookbook! … :)

  19. Serene November 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Oooh, Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding made with cacao rather than cocoa for extra nutrients. I love all the variations, it is naturally gluten-free, and I can make a dairy-free version or a sugar-free version for friends with these dietary requirements… Love it!!

  20. Mia November 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    I have made beautiful ganache with my thermomix… amazing!!!

  21. Emme November 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    Chocolate mousse is a favourite here

  22. Dana November 18, 2013 at 2:37 am #

    Chocolate mousse made with avocado :-)

  23. Rebecca November 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Quirky Jo’s Dairy-Free Creamy Hot Chocolate!

  24. kelly November 19, 2013 at 2:49 am #

    I love “wholefood simply” chocolate peppermint slice ooh and chocolate caprese torte in the EDC is the bomb!

  25. Sue November 19, 2013 at 3:27 am #

    Chocolate custard, “yogo” style, but all natural and healthy. :-)

  26. Loretta November 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    I’d love to win the I love chocolate book.
    Lately the chocolate indulgence around here has been hot cocoa with real milk , cocoa, sugar and a hint of vanilla.

  27. Virginia November 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautful-looking book!

  28. Sangi November 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Love your blog. Love my Thermie, love Chocolate. Brownies, hot chocolate, homemade raw chocolate with coconut flakes, chocolate and peanut combinations and baci! :)

  29. Virginia November 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Sorry I didn’t read the question! Hot chocolate made with cream is just wonderful! Just chocolate and cream in the thermomix – a bit too indulgent!

  30. Tracy November 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Last night I made a spicy hot chocolate in the Thermomix. It was delicious!!
    but my all time favourite would have to be the EDC Torta Caprese!!

  31. Tammy November 21, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    I love Quirky Cooking’s dairy free choc smoothie. Soooo good!!! Brownies are divine also!!

  32. Bec November 21, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    My thermomix is still on its way but I can’t wait to combine the Thermomix and my favourite food/ ingredient to make a level of food bliss never before reached. My favourite non-thermie chocolate recipe is Ferrero Rocher Brownies – I’m eager to try this in my Thermie!! (I’ll let you know how it goes!)

  33. Susi November 21, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    Chocolate brownies and perugina baci chocolates ect….. And more and more :)

  34. Nina November 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Chocolate pudding, hot chocolate, and chocolate coconut balls are my favourites :)

  35. Claire November 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    I’ve never tried chocolate anything in my thermomix before! But I Love risotto in the Thermie – so I’m going to make a dark chocolate chilli risotto!!!

  36. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Claire, Claire, I love the way you think! I wanna make this toooooooooooooo!!!!

  37. ali November 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    good old chocolate cake with chocolate icing!

  38. Cookie1 November 22, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    We love anything chocolate in this household. Imagine what wonderful treats we could create with this book!

  39. Alana November 22, 2013 at 1:55 am #

    The Masterchef “Extreme Brownies” are always a hit. I made them in the first week of owning my thermomix as I needed to take a dessert plate to a dinner. They were so popular that people were begging for the recipe!

  40. Toni November 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Hot chocolate made with REAL chocolate!!

  41. peter November 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    Anything CHOCOLATE at all – Good for our hearts and our loved ones too

    add it to our casseroles as well as porifferoles

  42. Ellen November 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    I would love to win this book. I have tried in vain to find it anywhere. I saw one on Amazon but it wasn’t the thermomix version!

  43. Dionne H November 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    I’m a simple girl who can’t go past a simple chocolate sorbet!

  44. Amanda N November 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    gooey chocolate brownies, with ice cream and choc sauce!

  45. Katie November 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    We usually have a chocolate slice when we need a chocolate fix.

  46. Barb Hagger November 23, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Chocolate bark, all varieties….

  47. Alicia November 23, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    Mmm chocolate, should be it’s own food group!

  48. Mette November 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    Just a choc sauce then I can put it on everything

  49. Joanne November 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    Just got my machine and made a Magic Bean Cake with Chocolate Ganache topping, it was very YUMMY! I’m going to make Jaffa Custard tonight to sooth my sore throat ;) Would love to win the I love chocolate, I love Thermomix book, because I love all things chocolate! :)

  50. Nixter November 23, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Rich choc tart and brownies!!

  51. Heather Purvis November 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    I love making dark chocolate in my Thermie but now I’m inspired to experiment more.

  52. Jess November 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Yum! I would love to try more chocolate with the thermomix!

  53. Jess Smith November 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    I love making hot chocolate after making rocky road in my Thermomix!! 2 delish treats from one recipe

  54. Tract November 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Magice Bean Cake is one of our families favorites, as my son can’t have Chocolate due to Amines intolerance but when he goes to other peoples houses I love making something with Chocolate so the reast of the family can have something sweet.

  55. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    High five Jess, that’s my kind of “mixing to make the most of it” ;-)

  56. Naomi November 24, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    I too am a little scared of the whole chocolate making in the Thermomix thing…even tho I’ve been told its easy…this book is just the ticket!!

  57. Nadine November 24, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    Love the Rich Chocolate Cake. It is full of gooey yummy ness. I add raspberries which just takes it to a new level.

  58. Cat November 24, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    White chocolate custard is delicious!

  59. Jutta November 24, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    Hi, I’m frim Germany and we don’t have any chocolate-TM-books! So I’m very curious, what is possible to make. (Sorry for my mistakes, I try to improve my English language, but it’s very…difficult).

  60. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 24, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    Hallo Jutta! Liebe Grusse von Kanada! Hier kannst du sehen alles was wir mit diesen Buch machen Konnen :) (aber lieder ist die Liste in english :(

  61. Amy November 24, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    Homemade Ferrero Rochers!

  62. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 24, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    Gulp… swoon… swallow… smile and reach for another!

  63. Erin November 24, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    I love all things chocolate! I love making iced chocolate drinks, chocolate custard, magin bean chocolate cake and have just ventured into dairy free raw chocolate!

  64. Lorraine November 24, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    I love to make torts caprese with chocolate ganache! It looks spectacular topped with berries and a big dollop of cream.

  65. Bronwyn November 24, 2013 at 1:12 am #

    I am having a demo soon and will have mine I hope before Christmas so I can help with the cooking cheer. Who doesn’t love chocolate

  66. Caroline November 24, 2013 at 1:17 am #

    I love all things chocolate but have only made toblerone slice (so far) in my thermo. oh and chocolate custard.

  67. Vicki Perry November 24, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    Little chocolate lava cakes always make an impressive dinner party dessert! Yum, love anything chocolate. ????????

  68. Laura November 24, 2013 at 1:48 am #

    Right now, I’m kinda new to chocolate in the thermomix, but my favourite that I do make would be chocolate custard. :)

  69. Prudence November 24, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    My favourite ingredient to cook with is chocolate!

  70. Yasmin November 24, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    I just can’t go past the Torte Capres. I love it fresh or straight from the freezer!

  71. Suzanne November 24, 2013 at 2:53 am #

    ILB chocolate cake from the forum definitely a family favorite

  72. Carla November 24, 2013 at 3:40 am #

    I haven’t done a lot of chocolate recipes yet (need a decent cookbook) but my kids absolutely adore a very basic chocolate custard

  73. Simone spark November 24, 2013 at 4:00 am #

    Raw chocolate with nuts and berries and coconut. Would never try it without the thermie!

  74. Su November 24, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    Choc hazelnut spread is the best from my thermie!

  75. Luciana November 24, 2013 at 4:14 am #

    I don’t like chocolate, yes strange I know :-) hubby on the other hand is a different story, he loves when I make chocolate mousse ice cream.

  76. Anna November 24, 2013 at 4:15 am #

    We make chocolate custard weekly, and the edc too easy chocolate cake appears quite regularly! This book sounds amazing, it would certainly broaden the horizon!

  77. Rebecca November 24, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    Having only received my Thermie this week, I don’t have a favourite, but looking forward to discovering many.

  78. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 24, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    Lucky YOU Rebecca! You are about to have so much fun discovering how Thermomix fits into your family! Good luck in the giveaway ;-)

  79. Tania November 24, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    Would love choc book yummy

  80. Anne-Marie November 24, 2013 at 7:08 am #

    Chocolate banana custard!! Yum, yum!

  81. Monica H November 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    My children have requested chocolate pancakes as a special Christmas breakfast. I could only find recipe title in a post about the contents of this book. So I’m hoping Smooth Chocolate Pancakes Served with Chocolate Ice Cream and Warm Cherries Topped with Chocolate Sauce will become a family favorite & tradition! <3

  82. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Oh Monica, I am SWOONING!

  83. Carly November 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    How can I pick one. Chocolate mudcakes, mousse, fudge. All so good.

  84. Michelle November 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Chocolate brownies!!

  85. Marnie durbidge November 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Anything with chocolate is my fav, although I do love Teninas chocolate coconut pie

  86. Belinda November 24, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    New to Thermomixing and need all the hep I can get!

  87. Meredith J November 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    I am only a new TM owner so I am yet to make much with chocolate… However, my husband LOVES chocolate and with this cookbook I am sure I could prove to him just how much of a good investment the TM was!!!

  88. Jo November 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Love using chocolate in the thermomix. Can’t go past white chocolate mud cake.

  89. Ellen November 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    This book looks amazing

  90. Helen November 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    I tried from my phone now I’m trying from my iMac but I can’t see the widget to log in to to qualify for the giveaway! Help please!!!!

  91. Debra Parker November 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Chocolate covered hazelnuts.

  92. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    Hi Helen! Sorry to hear you are having trouble spotting the widget. It’s there, near the bottom of the post… above the comments. I’ll try to help. If you click on this link and then scroll UP just a tiny bit, you should see it. (Hope this helps and thanks for coming back to try from the Mac!)

  93. Regan November 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Not sure have never seen the cookbook, but do love my Chocolate.

  94. Name November 24, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    Anything chocolate and I’m interested! Favourite at the moment is Hedgehogs

  95. Helen November 25, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Chocolate oh chocolate how we love the way you make us feel…

  96. Claire November 26, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    What a great competition. Shame that the widget thing doesn’t seem to work properly on tablets :-(

  97. Helene November 26, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Hi Claire — sorry for your trouble :( It works on my iPad just fine … What type tablet are you using? H

  98. Susie Amiatu November 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    My favourite Thermomix chocolate indulgence is chocolate hazelnut spread. :-)

  99. Evelyna November 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    Brownies most definitely!

  100. Samantha November 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    I love making the converted Gordon Ramsay Chocolate Fondants – melting chocolate in the thermie has made life sooo much simpler than standing there mixing (or not mixing enough as u run off to do something).

  101. Amanda (@lambsearshoney) November 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    I adore Quirky Jo’s dairy free hot chocolate on a cold day – or any of her chocolate recipes, really. If I pretend they are healthy I feel less guilty about how quickly I can whip them up!

  102. Leah November 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    I love Quirky’s gowey chocolate fudge!! YUM!!!!

  103. belinda November 27, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    Mmmmm I really love chocolate lol

  104. Tracy Wilkinson-Higgins November 27, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    Love Chocolate and everything about am delighted there is such a fantastic book giving me some yummy recipes!

  105. Lisa November 27, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    Chocolate icecream!

  106. Ruth Voo November 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Where to order this lovely book ( i love Chocolate & i love Thermomix ) ?

  107. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    Hi Ruth, you can order directly from Thermomix UK (see contact details in the blog post above) of from your Thermomix distributor in Australia, Malaysia, and Canada :)

  108. Janet House January 8, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    Looks like I missed the closing date for the freebie…I saw the book for the first time today…I could have eaten the book! Now I shall have to buy the book AND buy a Thermomix!! Life is full of decisions!