Favourite colour: pink, any shade but mostly lighter pinks Favourite tv show: maybe friends, also i just finished watching santa clarita diet & that was good. also buffy Favourite book: one book i read recently that was rly good was “Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi Pets: a cat & a dog Last song I listened to: take shelter by years and years First fandom: i never was rly active in fandoms but my first favourite show was either glee or buffy Hobbies: sleeping Books that I’m currently reading: I’m not reading anything rn, i mean I’ve started a bunch of books but not finished them Best thing you’ve ever eaten/tasted: i ate this chocolate caramel cheesecake like a week ago and it was great
When you have the opportunity to
eat a scone – say, they’re an item on a menu or an option at someone’s home, do
you ever actually take that choice? Until I met my friend Mimi, the only scones
I had ever eaten were heavy, and as dry as dust. Slathering a dry scone with
butter and washing it down with tea was the only way to choke it down.
These scones score a perfect
ten. They are so ridiculously light and full of flavor, Mimi is famous for them. Her family’s Christmas morning is not complete without them. She will make as many as four batches at a time and drop them off to happy
friends and family members. I have opened my front door to Mimi standing there, holding a warm
plate of scones. They’re so good, people have talked to her about opening a
little café where customers could come and buy them.
Along with two other friends, we had the pleasure of watching
Mimi make these perfect scones last week. We nibbled on
our warm scones as we talked, laughed, and observed her in action.
Lemony cranberry oat scones, a
perfect recipe modified from Joy of Baking.
1-¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup unsalted cold butter, cut into pieces
¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup sweetened, flaked coconut (optional)
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Zest of one lemon
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon essence of lemon extract
1 large egg and 1 tablespoon milk for egg wash
Powdered sugar for glaze
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place rack in center of the
oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat sheet and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar,
salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the butter and using either two
knives or a pastry cutter, cut the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add
the rolled oats, dried cranberries, lemon zest, and optional coconut and nuts.
Mix until combined. Stir in the lemon juice and buttermilk and mix just until
dough comes together.
Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead the
dough four or five times. Form dough into a domed circle, about 7 or 8 inches
in diameter. Cut the dough into 12 wedges. Place the scones onto prepared
In small bowl, whisk together the egg with the milk. Brush
tops of scones with egg mixture.
Bake for about 15 -18 minutes or
until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove
from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Note: you can bake these very nicely in a convection oven. If you do,
it will only take about 14 minutes in the oven.
Remove scones from oven and turn
oven to broil. Heavily sprinkle tops of scones with confectioners (powdered)
sugar and place under broiler. Broil for just a few seconds, turning the pan as
necessary, until the sugar melts and turns golden brown. Transfer baked scones
to wire rack to cool.
Talking about food? Brazilian food is the best! I spent christmas and new year there and I definitely loved brazilian barbecue. Also, feijoada is the best thing i've ever ate. And caipirinha is one of the best drinks ever.
My new zine is 20 pages long and talks about the best things I ate while I was in Taiwan last month. It features lots of drawings & words from my very own brain! Plus it has a cool yellow translucent cover :)
look i’ll just fucking admit outright i’m a sucker for these ‘best thing i ever ate’ types shows where all these celebrity chefs are candid and funny and i am literally smiling and laughing at this goddamned show ok is that what you wanted to know