It’s not always rainbows and butterflies, it’s compromise that moves us along. These Maroon 5 lyrics happen to capture some of what I’m feeling at present and also last night’s baking win! But before jumping to the latter, here goes some self-reflection. I’m currently in the middle of my third week of inpatient psychiatry. It is most definitely NOT rainbows and butterflies in that facility. It’s a crisis stabilization unit after all, so people come at the low of their lows. It’s frustrating to not be able to cure someone of a mental disorder, to try to help people that don’t want to help themselves, to not know the truth, to feel like you’re part of a bandaid in a patchwork system that’s a revolving door… BUT the compromise is that you can at least treat a mental disorder and drastically improve the functionality of some people that have good insight and good judgement regarding their condition. The deck is stacked against you but you can still win. Speaking of winning, last night I was inspired to bake for a classmate’s birthday and the recipe was a success! To me, birthdays and sprinkles go hand in hand. Super easy, super fast, and super festive, these scones are full of rainbows and butter(flies) that’ll keep you moving along.
Makes 10 medium scones
Adapted from Genius Kitchen
- 300g (2.5 cups) flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 tbsp butter, cold and diced
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
- 2/3 cups milk, cold
- Preheat the oven to 425F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- With a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture.
- Stir in the rainbow sprinkles, followed by the milk, till the dough loosely comes together.
- Pour the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper. Pat the dough into an oval, 1″ thick. With a pizza cutter, slice the dough length-wise into two pieces and further slice each piece into 5 triangles each.
- Transfer the parchment paper with the sliced dough onto a baking sheet. Separate the dough triangles as they will spread and rise during baking. Bake for 12 minutes or till the edges start to turn golden.