I got a new cookbook! It’s called thug kitchen 101. It’s the second book in the thug kitchen series of cookbooks. It is a fully vegan book which means no dairy, eggs or meat. If you’ve never heard of this book, I will warn that the vocabulary is a little vulgar and not G rated. I find it funny to read because it seems more real to me but some people may find it inappropriate. Other than the wording, this book seems to have really good recipes and is quite informative. I also like that the recipes call for a lot of whole foods and fresh produce, not a bunch of fake/unhealthy ingredients.
So I don’t plan on doing another full cookbook challenge but I will definitely be cooking some recipes and posting about them once in a while. I have made a folder for all the Thug Kitchen recipes, it is under the Cookbook Challenges tab on my website, but you can also click here to see the collection. 🙂
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These scones are the first thing I have made from this book. I chose this recipe because I had all the ingredients, specifically the cornmeal and blueberries.
These were quite easy to make but I did have a little issue with my dough. I followed the recipe perfectly but when I was combining my dry and wet ingredients together, the mixture was too wet to roll out and cut into triangles. I decided to use an ice cream scoop and place mounds of the dough on the baking sheet. They held their shape really well, but just turned out much softer than typical scones should be. They sort of look like cookies in the picture, but they were fluffy and soft inside. Maybe if I had added a little more flour, it would have fixed the issue and given me a more crumbly and firm texture… but who knows.
Now onto the flavour – these scones were delicious. I love the pop of the blueberries and they are not at all overly sweet. The cornmeal gives a little savoury component and adds extra texture to an otherwise pretty soft scone. As well, the sprinkle of brown sugar on top gets a little caramelized which I loved.
Have you made any recipes from the Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook? What are some of your faves? 🙂