Well me and my thermomix are getting acquainted you could say. I've made some soups, some risotto, custard, I even made a massaman curry in it last week - with rice. I do like it, it's very convenient and I intend to use it to make butter, mascarpone and I love the way it makes almond and rice milk and is very intolerance friendly - I do have friends with kids with intolerances so it will take the guesswork out for me. I do love that it weighs, and I can walk away and let it do it's work. I don't like that it can overdo things sometimes if you don't keep your eye on it. I still am loyal to my KitchenAid and I don't see me throwing away my icecream maker - but I do enjoy learning about the thermomix and as I do I'm happy to take you on my journey!
So today I'm making buttermilk scones, but of course I can't help myself and I have to tweak the recipe because I've got
an obsession a thing for lemons at the moment. These turned out a little flatter than I thought they would so I would suggest that you roll it out a bit thicker than I did. They are still light and fluffy inside - no sign of rock-cakes here!
Zest of 1 lemon
440g self raising flour
50g caster sugar
60g butter, chopped
Preheat oven to 220 degrees c
Place lemon zest, caster sugar, salt and butter in the thermomix:
Mix for 10 seconds on speed 8. Voila, breadcrumb-like mixture! (beats rubbing it in by fingertips!)
Add buttermilk. Mix for 8 seconds on speed 5. Then 15 seconds at interval position.
It should looks something like this - a dough ball that's 'just' coming together.
Push out onto a floured surface and try and sprinkle flour on top. Don't knead the mixture, just pat it into 2 inches thick space before cutting out your shapes and putting onto a greased tray.
When I think of all the cookie cutters I have.. this is what I cut out my scones with?... ahem.
Brush with leftover buttermilk or milk from the fridge.
Bake for 15 minutes until light golden brown.
I think raspberry or cherry and lemon is gorgeous pairing. No need for butter, just jam and cream (40 seconds on speed 5 with butterfly in! I love that you can whip cream in 40 seconds!)
Don't you just want some?
Now if you don't have a thermomix, never fear, here's some scone recipes for you:
Cheese bacon and spring onion scones
Easy ginger and cinnamon scones
Lemon buttermilk and date scones
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