July 22, 2014 by Joanne T Ferguson
I KNOW I’m E-X-C-I-T-E-D to be invited by Leonie of ThermoFun to cook and bake along!
You KNOW by now HOW much fun Thermalina (my Thermomix) and I have fun cooking and baking together!
It’s not too late to join the ThermoFun Week Cook Along and I’ll let you in on a little secret….IT’S FREE and you can do it in the convenience of your own home!
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“What do I have to do?”, I “hear” you say?
That’s a very good question today!
Firstly, you sign up via this link!
You will then be emailed your weekly menu and shopping list so you can be prepared.
You will then be added to the closed ThermoFun Cook Along Facebook group where you will be free to ask questions about the recipes, participate in posting photos of what you and others make, and its all about having fun and learning more about what your Thermomix can do!
I don’t know about you, but Leonie from ThermoFun always seems to inspire me to MAKE those recipes I have been wanting to do!
Here’s another secret shared via Leonie!
There will be a number of challenges throughout the week; “recipes are diverse and easily adaptable to those who are vegetarian, paleo and or gluten free!”
And HOW good it it to have wonderful sponsors supporting the ThermoFun Week Cook Along too?
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Here’s the challenge from Leonie:
MYSTERY BOX – What is it?
ThermoFun July Cook Along Mystery Box is a list of ingredients and you can create anything you want from them. The ingredients are for a basic recipe for a particular food but you can use them however you want.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates….
The ingredients are:
450g self raising flour
salt & freshly ground black pepper
As you know, I am always up for a fun-filled food challenge and I love being as creative as can be!
I love Chèvre (goat’s cheese) covered with Ash and as I am passionate about minimizing food wastage, I had some to use up today!
I must admit when I kneaded the dough, initially the dough had a unique color!
- 430 self-rising flour, sifted
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons xylitol (see Notes)
- 200 grams thickened cream
- 130 grams cold water
- 150 grams chèvre covered in ash (or cheese of choice), cut in pieces
- 1 tablespoon chives
- pinch of salt
- flour for dusting
- oil spray
- 2 eggs + 4 tablespoon milk for egg wash
- Place flour, baking powder, xylitol, salt and cream and water into the Tmx bowl; 10 seconds, speed 6 to combine.
- Add cheese and chives; set dial to closed lit and knead for 1 minute, speed 1.
- Remove dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead until dough ingredients look fully combined and dough surface is smooth. (see Notes)
- Roll out dough to 2 cm thickness.
- Using cookie cutters or egg ring, cut out shape of scones and place them on flat tray with light oiled baking paper.
- Prepare egg wash; brush top of scones with egg wash.
- Bake in pre-heated 190C over for 15 - 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown, making sure center of scone is set before removing.
- Remove to a wire rack for 10 minutes!
- Enjoy with some Tmx butter!
Original recipe includes icing sugar instead of xyltiol.
I kneaded my dough about 10 times.
I LOVED how these scones came out, “light and flaky” as can be!
For my Mystery Box:
450 grams of flour (I used more as made three batches of these — TICK!)
500 grams milk (Seeing I made three batches of these as they are GREAT for the freezer, I used more than 500 grams of milk….TICK)
“But hold on, your recipe includes thickened cream!”, I “hear” you say!
Well, “technically,” milk and cream are BOTH dairy products!
Milk has less fat than cream and seeing I don’t have to watch for fat, (and I have some thickened cream to use), I am sure you can see the creativity using cream versus milk, eh?
Cream is derived from milk; that’s my story, so am getting the TICK for 500 grams of milk today! lol
2 eggs were used in the egg wash, so get the TICK for that today too!
While I was deliciously enjoying one of these scones, with Thermomix butter dripping down my chin, I saw this “very lonely” pepper grinder staring back at me!
Thermalina told me off and said I was a “tad naughty” not to include pepper in my recipe, but I reckon next time, adding the black pepper with the Chèvre and chives, the scones will also come out “beauty!” (Aussie lingo for great!)
I hope you too now are laughing along with me!
What a Fun ThermoFun Week Cook Along today!
Look forward to what else I create as part of the Week Cook Along!
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