Sweet, Sweet Summer

Fruit Compote with Whipped Cream Yogurt

Been bingeing on a Netflix show with Jon Favreau and Roy Choi called The Chef Show. The two are so fun to watch and they seem to genuinely care about each other’s growth in both the movie and culinary worlds.

I find it challenging to watch cooking and food shows as they often generate cravings and then I’m off and running to either attempt to recreate the dish or search for a restaurant to do it for me. Strength!

I did recreate a fruit and cream dish I saw on the show. And while its main ingredients are natural, it does amount to a moderately caloric treat in the end. So take care there.

Here’s the recipe, adapted from the Chef Show, Skywalker Ranch episode.


Fruit Compote with Whipped Cream Yogurt

Fruit Compote Ingredients           Yield=4 servings

2 peaches
1 C fresh strawberries
1 C raspberries

Note: use any seasonal fruit or fruit you prefer.

2 T sugar
1 T preserves (your preference)
1 t olive oil
dash of salt
1 t lemon juice
1 T butter
1 T honey

Process: combine the first 8 ingredients; melt butter and add honey to a saute pan; add the fruit and cook for about 10 minutes until bubbly.

Whipped Cream Yogurt ingredients

1 C whipping cream
1 T preserves (your preference)
1 T honey
⅓ C plain yogurt

Process: combine all ingredients and mix until light and fluffy.



No-Butter Scones or Better Scones?

Vanilla Cream Scones

I am a scone fiend!  Ever since I discovered their taste, versatility and simplicity I was hooked.  I recently saw a social media post for a recipe for cream scones which did not require butter and I was curious.  I investigated and sure enough these exist.  Apparently they are flakier and lighter than scones baked with butter.  Omitting butter would be hard for this scone baker and as I continued to search around, even the so-labeled “cream scone” recipes I found included butter AND cream.

I decided to add butter but only 3 tablespoons to 2 cups of flour.

As I was handling the mixed dough, I realized it could possibly be baked without the butter.

Eventually I’ll try making them again without butter.

The result was a flaky scone.  Delicious!  Hard to stop munching on.

Can easily be made as a special breakfast addition.

The recipe is below.

Vanilla Cream Scones

Ingredients                                 Yield=8 scones


1/2 C rolled oats, processed to a flour
1 1/2 C white flour
1/3 C sugar
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt


3 T chilled butter


1/2 -3/4 C whipping cream
3 T plain Greek yogurt
1 t vanilla

Process:  in a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients; in a smaller bowl mix the wet ingredients; grate the chilled butter into the flour mixture and combine with hands; add the wet and mix well; there should be no flour remaining in bowl, if there is, add a bit more cream; turn the dough out onto a floured surface and mix with hands and form a round shape; cut the round into 8ths; add to prepared baking sheet and chill for 10 minutes; then bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 F for about 20 minutes.