The Queen is currently in Australia so Thermomix in Australia posted a scone recipe in their Customer Newsletter.
Spot of tea, anyone? To celebrate the reigning monarch’s visit, bake some scones! There is nothing better than freshly baked scones served with jam and whipped cream, accompanied by a pot of your favourite tea.
1. Pre-heat oven to 220°C. Grease and flour an 8cm x 19cm (base) cake pan.
2. Place flour, sugar, salt and butter into mixing bowl and mix for 5 sec/speed 8, or until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Add buttermilk and mix for 5 sec/speed 5 or until dough almost comes together.
4. Mix for 20 sec/closed lid position/Interval speed to form a soft and slightly sticky dough.
5. Place mixture on a lightly floured surface and press out to a 3cm thick round.
6. Dip a 5cm round cutter into flour to prevent dough sticking.
7. Cu t scones out and gently press leftover dough pieces together and repeat to make a total of 12-14 scones.
8. Place scones, touching, in prepared pan. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until light golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped on top.
9. Serve with jam and whipped cream.
500g strawberries, washed and hulled
Zest and flesh of 1 lemon
1. Place all ingredients into mixing bowl and cook for 35 min/100°C/speed 1 or until desired consistency is achieved.
2. Pour into sterilised jars and seal immediately.
1. If a thicker consistency is desired, use jam setter or natural pectin obtainable
from health food shops.
2. Sprinkle some sugar over the strawberries and leave them in the refrigerator
overnight. Drain off the liquid the next day and proceed with the recipe above.
From the Thermomix in Australia Customer Newsletter October 2011