First Adventures in Convection Microwave Oven Baking: Otherwise Known as What to Do After You Accidentally Make Clotted Cream

How did we accidentally make clotted cream? Well we had a mason jar of Snowville heavy cream in the refrigerator. Seems it was a bit too cold, and the cream solidified. I sampled it to see if had gone rancid, but it tasted buttery and sweet, like clotted cream!

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But what use did we have for clotted cream? Yes, scones of course. šŸ™‚ I love tea, tea parties, and baking. See my Pinterest board on the topic:https://pin.it/cjyh3nxjram6rr

However, I hadn’t yet experimented with the camper’s small convection microwave oven for baking.

And, I had only ever made one low-carb, gluten-free scone in a conventional oven (pumpkin scones—a surprising hit at the tea party! I’m the only one with the restrictions.).

This would be a challenge!

I don’t like most of the recipes for low-carb gluten-free, so I’ve been trying to create my own, to suit my bakery snobby tastes.

I didn’t have a lot of ingredients on hand, so I worked with we had. They didn’t need to be fancy, and we didn’t have jam. The only acceptable option was cinnamon scones.

As a cheat to moisten dry almond and coconut flours, I use 2 ounces of cream cheese. I blended this with 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of Swerve and 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar, a cup of almond flour, 1/4 cup of coconut flour, teaspoon of baking powder, half teaspoon of baking soda and salt, teaspoon of vanilla, and teaspoons of cinnamon because you can never have too much cinnamon. šŸ™‚

For scones, you’re supposed to keep everything cold, especially the butter. You cut it into pats and blend with flour until mealy. Then add the wet.

The pastry batter will not be as firm as regular scones. But you can shape it into a round. I didn’t bother to cut into wedges. I didn’t know if the baking would work because roasting still has its quirks.

But it baked well enough at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Though cutting them into wedges before baking would’ve been better. Still, I enjoy the extra moistness from not cutting them.

I enjoyed my tea time too! Cinnamon scone smothered in clotted cream! Yum!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c Swerve
  • 2 tbs coconut sugar
  • 1 c almond flour
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Bake at 350 (convection) for 15-20 minutes. Serve with clotted cream, sprinkle of cinnamon, and your favorite cup of hot tea.

However, Shane didn’t care for the low-carb, gluten-free scones. They’re not sweet enough for him. Me? Im deprived of sugary light and fluffy sweet, so this will have to do. If I could eat a rich scone, not a keto scone, I would prefer it too! I’m still not a huge fan of low carb, gluten-free baking.

Thus, because I spoil him, I created a new recipe for him. Full of gluten and sugar. Sigh. I miss sweet stuff like that, but I can’t cheat on my lifestyle diet unless I want a very, very bad headache, the kind that tempts me to cut out the pain with a knife or bash my brains in cool wall art. No thanks.

For the mini cakes, I melted a quarter cup of butter and mixed two eggs after the butter cooled. Then I added a half cup of sugar and blended until thickened. I could’ve added a whole cup, and you can if you want it sweeter. I’m still going for a less sweet tea cake. At this point I experimented: into the mixture went 2 tablespoons of clotted cream. Next I added a cup and a half of flour, teaspoon of baking powder, half teaspoon of baking soda and salt, teaspoon of vanilla, and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon. Do you remember why? šŸ™‚ To moisten it a bit, I added a couple tablespoons of milk.

I poured the batter into 4 mini heart pans. Love is baking for the one I love.

They baked at 325 for maybe 30 minutes. I did encounter some issue with the oven baking timer. Couldn’t reset it after the first try didn’t completely bake the cakes.

But, success!

I drizzled on some cinnamon glaze because you can’t have enough cinnamon! šŸ™‚

Ingredients

For cake

  • 4 ounces melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 tbs clotted cream
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

For glaze

  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Either water, milk, or cream for consistency, more for thin, less for thick.

Bake at 325 (convection) for about 30 minutes. Drizzle with glaze. I have a trick where I catch the drizzle-off in a pan and glaze again and again. šŸ™‚

You can serve the mini cinnamon cakes with clotted cream and cup of hot tea. Or enjoy them as is, with love!

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