Freshly baked coconut bread with Trader Joe’s Mango Butter, the perfect tropical compliment.
Hey everyone! Or who ever it is that reads this. I have not abandoned this blog, though it would appear that way. I cannot believe my last post was from the beginning of July! Man, how times flies. I have just been so busy with life that I kept putting this blog on the back burner. Aside from taking a few trips and working, I have also started culinary school! I am now on track to become a pastry chef, and I could not be more excited!
But I am glad to be returning to this blog finally, it is about time.
Ask anyone who has lived in Charlotte for any significant length of time where the best place to get Italian is and they’ll probably tell you “Mama Ricotta’s.” Even if they’ve never been there (like I hadn’t) they will probably have heard good things about it. Mama Ricotta’s is pretty much a Charlotte institution, one of those restaurants that only has one location, that grew up with the town that it’s in.
Below, you can see one of the many published accolades for Mama Ricotta’s:
I am so tired. Between work, training for a half-marathon I’m doing at the end of the month, various side-projects, and wasting hours on Pinterest, I find myself pressed for time. I am sorry to say that I put updating this blog on the back-burner, so if ever it seems like I might have disappeared for a bit, rest assured I’ll be back.
Anyway, enough of that nonsense! Let’s talk bread pakoras.
Scones are probably the one thing (other than cookies) that I have made the most. I could probably do it in my sleep! Because I am so comfortable making them, I frequently change-up the recipe/how I make them. Scones are great, in that they are so flexible. You ca make sweet or savory scones. You can put chocolate or cheese in them, butter or lard, you can make them cakey or bready. And they go great with coffee!
Because I will probably make more scones and post them to this blog in the future, I am going to use this colon to designate the kind of scone this is.