If you have a Thermomix, how do you mix things lightly?
Anyway, this recipe seemed to be a little more forgiving in the mixing department, even requiring a little kneading before pressing out, so I thought it might be a good one to try. I was pretty happy with the results (the taste and texture was great) although not all of the scones rose as well as I'd hoped. I still don't think I've got the light mixing thing down pat yet either, so if I come up with a better method, I'll be sure to update you. In the meantime, here's the recipe for the yummy scones.
- 225 grams plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 25 grams granulated sugar
- 50 grams butter, cut into small pieces
- 75 grams sultanas, (optional)
- 125-150 ml natural yoghurt
1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
2. Place the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in the TM bowl, set the dial to lid closed and press the Turbo button 2-3 times to "sift" and mix the dry ingredients together. Add the butter and mix for approximately 5 seconds on speed 8 until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Add the yoghurt and mix together for 5 seconds on speed 5. Add the sultanas, set the dial to lid closed and knead for 20 seconds to form a soft but not sticky dough. Roll out the dough to 1-2 cm thick and cut it into 10-12 rounds with a pastry-cutter.
4. Place the scones on the baking sheet and brush with a little additional yoghurt. Scatter with sugar and bake for 12-15 minutes, until they begin to brown on the top.