The obsession to test more of the recipes in the Thermomix book I love chocolate continues. A word of warning though- buy the book, work your way through the book, have lots of friend, family, kids round to eat it!
Scones are always a super quick, easy offering when unexpected people arrive. They also freeze brilliantly. Dirk Schonkeren's recipe is for a large quantity, 30+ scones. I halved the quantity and it worked well. I didn't have buttermilk in the fridge but did a 60/40 yogurt/milk mix. They are not the prettiest scones I have ever made, but they did taste very good and can be eaten without any addition of cream, butter, jam.
The original recipe for 30 scones is
- 600g plain (all purpose) flour
- Pinch salt
- 120g caster sugar (grind in TM from granulated)
- 15g baking powder
- 200g cold, cubed butter
- 200g dried fruit
- 100g dark chocolate callets or chunks
- 370g buttermilk
- Egg wash to brush
Put all the dry ingredients and butter into TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds Sp6.
Add remaining ingredients and mix on dough setting for about 30 seconds. Don't over mix, and scrape down from sides about half way through.
Turn onto a floured silpat mat and cut into whatever size you like I prefer 4cm cutter for dainty scones- then you think it's ok to eat two!
Brush with egg wash and bake on parchment or silicone in a 180°C oven for about 25 minutes. I cooked in baking oven of aga for 20minutes and finished them off in roasting, as I thought they were a bit pale.