To halve any Thermomix recipe, you halve the ingredients in the recipe & decrease the cooking time by 20%.
Before you do halve a recipe, consider making the full recipe & then freezing some portions – this will mean no cooking on another night! Personally, the only recipe I ever make a half serve of is custard. My kids prefer to eat it after it’s just cooled down, rather than when it’s been in the fridge overnight. If there are other kids over, then I’ll make a full serve.
To double any Thermomix recipe, you double the ingredients in the recipe & increase the cooking time by 20%.
It’s important to keep an eye on the maximum level mark inside your TM bowl. This is either 2lt (TM31) or 2.2lt (TM5). Don’t overload your bowl with ingredients over these marks. If you do have a full bowl, when you’re chopping or cooking, you may need to use your TM Spatula through the hole in the lid, just to help the ingredients at the top of the bowl to be incorporated.
The majority of main dishes are designed to use the full capacity of the bowl, so you probably won’t be able to fit double ingredients in the bowl. Most of the time, you would be able to just double the amount of protein in the recipe & if you do this, I’d still increase the cooking time by 20%.
Recipes such as soups, especially those that are pureed on the final step, are designed to use the full capacity of the bowl, so I would never double them.