Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hey world,

     I've recently done some self-evaluation - mainly trying to figure out what I'm supposed to do with my life, and in this process I realized that I procrastinate...a lot.  Putting aside the fact that procrastination is a bad habit and apparently it can indicate underlying psychological issues, (I read it in an article), what I do while I'm procrastinating is indicative of what I clearly enjoy doing.  One of these procrastination activities of mine is cooking!  So, I figured I would join the million other food bloggers out there in the hopes that I have something new to offer, and I'll probably add some music or art related tidbits in here to spice it up (no pun intended?).
     I often have a randomly stocked refrigerator, but I try to keep some basics in there, so I often find myself inventing new recipes with the ingredients I have, or replacing certain ingredients in other people's recipes.  For example I just made some scones and I didn't have sour cream, but I had ricotta cheese, so I just used that.  In this same recipe I didn't have enough flour, so I put whatever amount of flour I had left and then for the rest I used oats-that-i-put-into-a-blender-flour, and somehow these scones turned out fucking delicious.  Often times I just eat the food and forget how I made it, so, I thought I'd start writing them down here.  

     So, these scones that I've been talking about - this is the first improvised recipe I'll share with you.  Exciting right? 

   I didn't take pictures until after I already made/ate a few of these, so they're not the best pics but just to give you a *taste* of what these babies look like.  Also there are raspberries inside but you can't see them.  Secret raspberries if you will.  

Here is the recipe - Makes about 9 small scones.  


  • 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups of white flour
  • 3/4 cup oat-in-a-blender flour
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar (or you can just do one half cup of all white sugar this is just how I did it)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of raspberries or raisins or chocolate chips or whatever fruit you want!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take your bowl with your 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese and mix in the baking soda, sugar, coconut oil, salt, egg, baking powder.  Whisk until smooth.
  3. Whisk together the flour and "oats in a blender" flour (aka oat flour I guess)
  4. Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
  5. The dough for scones is usually dryer than these but these don't have to be that dry.  If needed add milk until it's combined.
  6. When the dough is combined, mix in the fruit. I fold in delicate berries by hand.
  7. Divide into cookie sized circles, or hearts, or triangles, or whatever shape you damn well please!
  8. Bake on a well greased or parchment lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes, until the scones are browned nicely on the bottom and slightly on the top. Watch them carefully!
  9. Let cool, serve and enjoy! (I like them with butter but they're honestly so good plain)