Compote – Definition

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[KAHM-poht] A chilled dish of fresh or dried fruit that has been slowly cooked in a SUGAR SYRUP (which may contain liquor or liqueur and sometimes spices.) Slow cooking is important for the fruit to retain its shape.

Shamazing Scones

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  • 1c sour cream
  • 1t baking soda
  • 4c flour
  • 1c sugar
  • 2t baking powder
  • 1/4 t cream of tarter
  • 1 t salt
  • 1c butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1t vanilla
  • additions (chocolate chips, blueberries etc…)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a cookie sheet
  2. In a small bowl combine the sour cream and baking soda, set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine next 5 ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tarter and salt)
  4. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or two knives until it resembles course sand
  5. mix in egg and vanilla until the dough will stay together if pressed into a ball. (It will still be dry and a little crumbly, it’s ok I promise.)
  6. Add whatever ingredients you want.
  7. Knead a few times on floured surface, flatten into a 3/4 inch round
  8. Cut into 12 wedges and shape if you want. (Hearts are fun!)
  9. Arrange on cookie sheet two inches apart (they puff up a fair amount)
  10. Bake 12-15 minutes until the bottoms are brown. (You can check by lifting one with a spatula, but be careful, scones will break easy when they’re hot.)
  11. Let cool on a wire rack (If you don’t have one, don’t freak out. It’s not a necessity for these guys.)

Share with people because otherwise you’ll end up eating, like, 5 in one night and want to die…. I mean, that’s what someone told me. Also, they’re amazing and everyone will think you’re brilliant for making scones!

(This one is for Amber, more to come…)