Here you'll find 13 Thermomix Sourdough Recipes. These sourdough recipes are easy to make in a Thermomix.
Use your Thermomix to easily mix and knead these sourdough recipes using both discard and active sourdough starter.
These recipes can be made in any model of Thermomix - from TM31, TM5 and TM6.
I have both the TM31 and TM5 at home and have made all of these recipes in both of these models with no issues. Hopefully I will upgrade to a TM6 soon! But as this has the equivalent bowl size of the TM6, these recipes will easily translate to this model.
Why Use Thermomix for Sourdough Recipes?
Using a Thermomix for certain sourdough recipes can make the prep time faster, as well as improve the texture of the finished product.
Saving time is big reason to use the Thermomix for your sourdough routine.
For example, I love how easy it is to whip a batch of sourdough pancake batter in the Thermomix - it adds so much air and lightness. I can also pop the jug of pancake batter into the fridge and then take it out the next morning, give it a quick blast to remix and then cook the pancakes fresh. It's so easy and ends up making less dishes than doing it by hand.
Kneading sourdough bread dough is really easy in the Thermomix - from hamburger buns to garlic bread scrolls - or even a traditional sourdough bread. Great sourdough is possible in your Thermomix.
What Function Do You Use For Thermomix Sourdough Recipes?
For most recipes you will need to activate the knead function of your Thermomix. This will use the blades in both forward and reverse to expertly knead your sourdough recipe.
Some recipes, like pancake batter, can utilise a speed of between 4 and 6 to sufficiently mix the dough.
Just a short burst of kneading (for example 15 seconds) is all you need to pre mix dough in the Thermomix. This can be enough to mix the dough for autolyse.
Thermomix Sourdough Starter
You may wonder if you can make a sourdough starter in the Thermomix. While technically you could - there really is no need and you would be adding unnecessary steps in doing so.
Creating a sourdough starter only requires flour, water, some time and a jar! You'll find my easy instructions for making a sourdough starter here. If you are having problems with your sourdough starter, you'll find the answer to the most common sourdough starter problems here.
Should You Use Active Starter or Discard In the Thermomix?
You can really choose what best suits your needs. If you have an abundance of sourdough discard, you can use it up in some of these recipes - sourdough pancakes, easy sourdough discard sandwich bread and even the garlic bread bites can be made with sourdough discard.
If you have active sourdough starter on hand or you just prefer to bake with active starter, there are plenty of recipes you can use it in - including traditional sourdough bread, sourdough naan bread and sourdough flat breads.
Remember sourdough discard is sourdough starter - it's just the unfed starter you discard before feeding. If you are confused about active sourdough starter vs sourdough discard, you will find this post helpful.
Cleaning Thermomix After Making Sourdough
One of the things which may put you off trying sourdough recipes in the Thermomix is cleaning the bowl afterwards.
There are definitely things you can do to minimise the clean up.
If you've made an enriched dough, often there will be very minimal dough left in the Thermomix bowl. If you've made a stickier dough - or something like pancake batter, clean up can be a little more involved.
I've found the best thing to do is to fill the Thermomix bowl with water (around half way) and then mix at speed 10 (with the measuring cup in place) for a few seconds. This will clean up most of the sticky dough and then you can finish off with a brush or dismantle and place into the dishwasher.
For more sourdough cleaning tips, check out this post on reducing the mess when baking sourdough.
12 Thermomix Sourdough Recipes to Try
Thermomix Sourdough Bread
You can totally make real sourdough bread in a Thermomix. The Thermomix assists in the premix and autolyse, as well as sufficiently developing the gluten. You will need to use the knead function of the Thermomix in place of stretching and folding the dough.
You'll find a step by step set of instructions for making sourdough bread in the Thermomix here.
Sourdough Discard Sandwich Loaf
Making this simple sourdough discard loaf in the Thermomix is very easy. The instructions for this sourdough loaf suggest making the recipe in a stand mixer however the knead function of the Thermomix is perfect.
I make this recipe in the my Thermomix regularly and it never fails to delight! The dough is silky smooth and so easy to handle.
Just use the knead function of whichever model Thermomix you are using.
Fermented Sourdough Pasta
This super easy sourdough pasta recipe is an absolute breeze to knead in the Thermomix. It takes approximately 3 minutes for your dough to come together.
This super easy sourdough pasta dough can be used to make fettucinie, spaghetti, papardelle and even lasagne sheets and ravioli.
Whole Wheat Discard Sandwich Loaf
This is a delicious whole wheat version of the easy sourdough discard sandwich loaf. Great if you prefer the nutritional benefits of whole wheat flour.
Easily create this sourdough recipe in your Thermomix. I've chosen to split the dough into two smaller loaf pans. This is handy if you want to eat one loaf now and freeze the other.
Soft + Sweet Sourdough Hawaiian Rolls
You'll love the sweetness of these super soft sourdough Hawaiian rolls. Super easy to knead in your Thermomix and serve with all sorts of things - think pulled pork, sticky ribs, ham and cheese sliders ... or just slather with butter you've whipped up in your Thermie!
Sourdough Hot Cross Buns
I have lost count as to the number of batches I've made of these sourdough hot cross buns! Honestly, my kids (and husband) love them and we make them all the time - even when it's not Easter!
I often make a batch without the cross - or turn the cross in a heart.
You can knead this beautiful enriched dough in the Thermomix. If you don't want the raisins to be chopped up, I would suggest kneading them in by hand. I don't mind however, if I'm short on time I just throw them in and they get very well distributed.
Sourdough Naan Bread
Sourdough Naan bread is a great recipe to have in your Thermomix sourdough recipes collection. It pairs perfectly with your favorite Indian curry (which you could also make in the Thermomix) but also makes a great pizza base too.
Made with sourdough starter and Greek yoghurt (another Thermomix staple) it can be brushed with garlic butter once cooked.
The dough is very easy to mix in the Thermomix and can also be stored in the fridge and used over a few days, increasing the flavor of the sourdough naan bread.
Sourdough Sandwich Bread with Soft Crust
This is a true sourdough bread with no commercial yeast - and perfect to knead in your Thermomix! It makes a great sandwich or toast and can be made in a loaf tin of your choice.
Sourdough Pizza Dough
Thermomix sourdough pizza ... you've got to have at least one good sourdough pizza recipe in your collection. And this one was developed in a Thermomix so I know that it's exactly what you need!
You can use this dough for a thin and crispy sourdough pizza or a deep dish pizza cooked in a cast iron skillet.
Sourdough Béchamel Sauce
This white sauce could not be easier in the Thermomix! Seriously, it makes putting together lasagne an absolute breeze! Give it a try next time you need a bechamel or white sauce.
Sourdough Flat Breads
This is probably one of the sourdough recipes I make most often in my Thermomix. It's so versatile and can be used for lots of different purposes.
This sourdough tortilla dough is silky and smooth and so easy to work with - especially if you knead it in your Thermomix.
Perfect for Taco night, mini pizzas or even ham and cheese roll ups - you will love these Thermomix sourdough flat breads!
Sourdough Garlic Bread Bites
Such a great recipe to have in your sourdough Thermomix collection. Much like a scroll, the dough for these sourdough garlic bread bites can easily be kneaded in your Thermomix.
This Thermomix sourdough recipe also has a discard option, so you can choose to use sourdough discard with yeast or active sourdough starter.
Whole Wheat Sourdough Pancakes with Banana & Oats
These whole wheat pancakes with banana and oats need egg whites whipped separately and then folded through the mixture. The Thermomix whips the egg whites to perfection, giving these sourdough pancakes a light and airy texture, despite the whole wheat, oats and banana.
Quick Sourdough Discard Hamburger Buns
This recipe is easily one of the most popular recipes on my site! It's been made thousands of times with great success. These sourdough hamburger buns are super easy to make in your Thermomix. Similar to a sandwich loaf, with the addition of eggs and milk for a super soft and dreamy hamburger bun.
You'll also love that these burgers can be made from start to finish in just 3 hours!
I hope you enjoy trying some of these sourdough recipes in your Thermomix. It will certainly save you some time and hopefully enable you to bake even more sourdough goodies for your friends and family.
Frequently Asked Questions About Thermomix Sourdough Recipes
Yes you can leave your sourdough to rise overnight. To bulk ferment overnight you will need to manipulate the amount of starter you use, as well as ensure the temperature is correct. For more information about allowing sourdough to rise overnight, go here. To learn about the difference between bulk fermentation and cold fermentation, go here.
Yes you can, however a banneton is a better option for proofing sourdough bread. A banneton is purpose built and allows your sourdough to breathe, as well as wicking away excess moisture. You'll find information on how to use a banneton for sourdough bread here.
Ideally you'll use a banneton to prove sourdough bread. You need to ensure you choose the correct size banneton for your dough weight. This article also gives some alternatives for shaping containers for sourdough bread including ricotta baskets and Thermomix simmer baskets.
No, kneading in the Thermomix is very safe for your sourdough. It will develop the gluten without you having to do any stretch and folds. The yeast and bacteria in your starter will still be able to do their job the same as if you handled the dough by hand.
The stainless steel bowl is perfectly safe for sourdough as it's a non reactive metal.
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