We’ve had some drop-in breakfast guests lately, and since I don’t maintain a massive pantry of ready-to-cook breakfast food, some scrambling was in order – and not just for the eggs.
With a pinch of this and a teaspoon of that, you can turn the most ordinary breakfast ingredients into something to get excited about. For example, this yogurt and fruit cup began as life in a plain Greek yogurt container. I popped it into the mixer, whipped the yogurt for four minutes, added a teaspoon of honey, and then folded it into a pretty cup garnished with blueberries. Putting air into the yogurt using the mixer makes it more like a whipped cream, and the honey sweetens it, so that you feel more like you’re eating a sundae than a thick, righteous cup of yogurt. So simple! (The pretty bowl doesn’t change the taste, but there is something to be said for making a nice presentation, in cooking and in life. It makes people more receptive to what you’re offering – even if it’s just a breakfast yogurt.)
Whipped Yogurt with Fruit and Honey
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 2 containers plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or stone fruits, such as plums or peaches, or a split pear as a vehicle for the yogurt
- Cinnamon and/or banana slices for garnish
- Put yogurt into mixing bowl and beat at high speed for 4-5 minutes.
- While yogurt is mixing, add honey.
- Spoon yogurt into a serving dish and sprinkle with fruit.