Truth is, I feel way more inspired in the kitchen when I'm browsing through the gorgeous aesthetics and trendy blogs that Pinterest has to offer. I love discovering people all over the world, living different lives, creating something new, and sharing for all to see, but to be completely honest, most of the time, I feel extremely intimidated and out of my league.
All Recipes, on the other hand, with it's generic design and user-based photography, puts me at ease. Yes, I've lost the intimate setting of the stay-at-home mom sharing all of grandma's beloved kitchen secrets, but at least I know all the ingredients on the list.
So, in the case of learning a new trick, I choose the simplicity and straightforwardness of All Recipes, at the cost of missing out on the beautifully staged pictures and witty banter of an endearing author.
I know, I know, this is a strange way to go about recipe hunting, but it's how my visually-stimulated mind works, and I just can't seem to change. So, I'll always check Pinterest first, but when the stakes seem to high, All Recipes is where I end up – trusted by many and hard to go wrong by.
With all that to say, here's my attempt at creating an alternative platform for those simple, go-to recipes!
(scroll for scone recipe)
You'll Need to:
- Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl
- Grate frozen butter into flour mixture using the large holes of a box grater
- Use your fingers to work the grated butter into the flour (mixture should resemble coarse meal)
- Stir in berries
- Whisk yogurt and egg in a small bowl
- Stir wet mixture into dry mixture with a fork – until large dough clumps form
- Use your hards to press the dough against the bowl into a ball (Don't give up! There may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
- Place the ball of dough onto a flat, lightly-floured surface
- Pat the dough into a 7-8 inch circle, about 3/4 inch think
- Sprinkle 1 tsp sugar on the face of the round
- Use a large knife (or pizza cutter) cut the dough into 8 even triangles
- Place on a cookie sheet, 1 inch apart
- Bake until golden, about 15-17 minutes
- Serve hot!