Sour Cream Scones | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Sour Cream Scones

Sour Cream Scones | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I frequently run out of things to talk about that aren’t food related. For example, the only thing I have on my mind right now is the difference between jam and jelly. I’m so boring.

Sour Cream Scones | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Sour Cream Scones are delicate, delicious, and the perfect vehicle for your favorite jam. If you’re more of a savoury person, these would be perfect as well. I just can’t imagine not saving at least one tender scone to douse in butter and sweet, tart raspberry jam. 

Much like buttermilk biscuits, the slight acidity of the sour cream makes these scones not only more flavourful but also tender and light. It’s like eating a pillow. Scones are best served fresh, in my opinion, so I’ve intentionally made a small batch. I promise, these were all gone in one day.

Sour Cream Scones | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Life can never be boring with Sour Cream Scones. Get on it!

Sour Cream Scones
Yields 6
Sour Cream Scones are delicate, delicious, and the perfect vehicle for your favorite jam.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  3. 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/4 teasoon baking soda
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
  7. 3/8 cup cold sour cream
  8. 1-1/2 tablespoons cold water
  9. 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F (200C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add your chunks of butter and use your fingers to squish the butter and flour together until you have a loose shaggy mixture.
  3. In a separate dish, whisk together sour cream, water, and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix quickly and gently with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until everything starts to stick together.
  4. I build my scones right on my parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle some flour onto the parchment, plop your dough onto the tray, and sprinkle some more flour on top to keep everything from sticking. Gently pat your dough into a rough rectangle until it's about an inch thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into six pieces. Gently lift each piece to spread it out a bit on the baking tray.
  5. Baking for abut 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Serve warm with all your favorite jam.
Adapted from Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson
http://awesomeon20.com/
10 Totally Awesome Sandwiches

10 Totally Awesome Sandwiches

10 Totally Awesome Sandwiches

August is National Sandwich Month, and as someone who is desperately in love with bread, I’m all for this. Here are 10 totally awesome sandwiches for you to sink your teeth into.

Feed a bunch of hungry faces all at once with these Mini Ham and Cheese Sandwiches. Little is awesome.

The British will put just about anything on a sandwich. Don’t believe me? Check out Things British People Put Between Two Slices of Bread.

Everybody loves a grilled cheese. Make it fancy with a Fig Jam & Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese.

Perfect for parking yourself in the living room on game day, Cheesy Meatball Sliders are completely outrageous.

Maybe I’ll eat a vegetable if it’s in a gooey grilled cheese. Try this Calzone Grilled Cheese

Have a Bacon Egg Salad Sandwich because bacon, duh.

A Cholesterol Sandwich is life.

Apple and cheddar is a classic combination. Bring them together in an Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese.

I love a sandwich at breakfast, especially when it’s as indulgent as this Pumpkin Butter Dark Chocolate Stuffed French Toast.

I might eat glass if it had Buffalo sauce on it. This Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese is much better than that.

What’s your favorite sandwich?

Brown Sugar Syrup | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Brown Sugar Syrup

Brown Sugar Syrup | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Are you one of those people who is super organized and plans your meals efficiently and knows exactly what you’re going to eat for the next month? Do you have everything perfectly organized in your cupboards? Do you have a machine to make labels for all of your canisters and Costco-esque stockpiles of everything in your garage? Can I move in with you?

Since we moved to Scotland, I’ve been trying to get my head around not being able to walk around the corner to the grocery store every day. I get my groceries delivered, and that’s super awesome, but if I plan poorly or run out of something unexpectedly, I’m screwed. It’s a lot of pressure.

Brown Sugar Syrup | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Luckily, I found an awesome recipe to make my own brown sugar syrup from ingredients that I usually have in my kitchen. No more maple syrup emergencies. You can make your own delicious pancake syrup on your stove. It takes a few minutes to cook down and become sticky and thick, but your don’t really have to do anything. Just drop a few basic ingredients into a pan and let it bubble away over low heat while you get on with the rest of breakfast.

This syrup is bright and deep and buttery. I love it on a gorgeous crispy waffle. Some bacon couldn’t really go wrong here, either.

Brown Sugar Syrup | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Don’t let anything get in the way of the breakfast of your dreams. Make your own Brown Sugar Syrup and be happy.

Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar Syrup comes together quickly with ingredients you have on hand for a perfectly sweet breakfast.
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) butter
  3. 1/8 cup orange juice
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan over low heat. Whisk to combine as the butter melts. Allow the mixture to come to a bubble and cook for about 15 minutes until it becomes thick and syrupy. Just keep half an eye on it as you don't want it to burn.
  2. Take the pan off the heat and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes so you don't burn your face off on molten sugar.
  3. Serve warm and save any extra leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days.
Adapted from Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson
http://awesomeon20.com/
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