Recipe Conversions ~ Mum's Potato Scones


I know you all have in the deep recesses of either your mind or your kitchen shelf, a recipe that you would love to be making in your Thermomix…am I right? But for one reason or another, you have never attempted it; Too hard to convert, not sure how to convert, it might not taste the same….you think maybe it cannot be done in the Thermomix….the list of reasons is endless. I personally have a couple of laden bookshelves with recipe books all dying for a 'quickie'…you know, the Thermomix method to be applied to them. (I am a tad busy with other stuff….but still!)

My mother has provided me with a veritable library of individually typed recipes from her collection over the years and I truly want to get those onto here…and I know you (dear reader) have a few as well. SO: in case you have been missing the chat over on Facebook I am planning a Recipe Conversion service…on here with some Facebook commenting on the Discussion board.

The requirements are;

  • The recipe must already work…as in, taste good, be accurate in its recipe-ness as written at present.
  • The recipe must be one you have cooked yourself before with or without the help of Thermie.
  • The recipe must not include weird and wonderful ingredients from the southern most slopes of Lapland or something. In other words, achievable by the majority…
  • You must provide me with a scanned or print version original of the recipe via email ([email protected]), your name, your city and it would be nice to have a little story to go with your recipe if you have one.
  • No judgements will be passed, intentionally or unintentionally, regarding ingredients of original recipe, though some changes may take place to keep Thermomix philosophy of healthy food from a good source, from scratch etc.
  • I in return promise to uphold the laws of Thermomix recipe-ness and will endeavour to provide a timely result…I will post selected recipes onto here, and hopefully you will go and rave like lunatics over on Facebook about the wonderful, incredible, amazing, awe inspiring service that I have provided….and then tell your Thermomixer friends…who in turn may wish to put a recipe in for conversion.

SO…are we all good with that? (Comment form below!!)

As a precurser to this I have converted one of my mum's many recipes, after all, it is she who inspired me throughout my childhood with food and creativity both. I am in her debt…love you mum!

Mum's Wholemeal Potato Scones

Original Recipe

2 oz margarine (remember no judgements!!)

1 tbsp sugar

1 medium potato

2 cups wholemeal SR flour

Pinch salt

1 egg

1/2 cup milk


Boil peeled potato, and sieve. Cool.

Cream marg and sugar, add potato. Add sifted flour and salt.

Then beaten egg and milk.

Put on floured board, roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with cutter.

Cook close together on greased tray. Hot oven, approx 15 mins. Serve hot, buttered. (Yay, some butter showed up!)

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  • 1 potato, peeled and cubed
  • 800 Grams water
  • 100 Grams wheat grain
  • 60 Grams butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 320 Grams SR flour
  • Pinches sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 110 Grams milk plus a little extra for brushing



Place potato into simmering basket and pour water over. Cook for 20 min/100ºC/speed 3. Remove simmering basket and cool potato.


Preheat oven to baking setting 200ºC and line a flat baking tray with paper.


Place wheat into clean and dry Thermomix bowl and mill for 1 min/speed 10. Set aside.


Place butter and sugar into Thermomix bowl and blend for a 5 sec/speed 5.


Add remaining ingredients except including cooled potato and mix for 6 sec/speed 6.


Knead for 30 sec/Interval.


Roll dough out on well floured Silpat mat and cut into rounds using floured MC. Brush with milk, and bake for 15 minutes until golden. This is quite a sticky dough, but try to manage it without adding extra flour as this means a beautiful fluffy scone as the end result. (And don't we all want fluffy in our scone??)


Serve hot with the obligatory butter, lemon curd, jam, whipped cream or mascarpone…need I go on? Then go to the gym for penance!

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