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October 6, 2013

Delicious yoghurt cups with cherry compote and granola. Perfect for brunch

My parents are having some friends over for brunch today and that makes we very happy.


First of all we’re talking brunch – my all time favourite meal. I know I use to say my favorite is breakfast, but brunch is actually way better. It’s breakfast – but you can eat a lot more since it is both breakfast and lunch. Win!

But that is not what makes this Sunday morning special – you can have brunch any Sunday. No, what really makes today special is, that I got to make the entire brunch. My parents have a lot of plans this weekend whereas I (for once) have a pretty quiet weekend. So my mom asked if I’d like to make the brunch, so that she and my dad didn’t have to think of it. Of course I’d like to do that, but what made the deal even better was that my mom said I’d get paid for the job (since I have to spend a lot of time cooking). I don’t get an insane amount of money, but still I’m very happy about it. It is my first paid cooking job!

Delicious yoghurt cups with cherry compote and granola. Perfect for brunch

I wanted to make a special brunch. Just not the usual eggs-and-bakon-brunch. No, something more sophisticated (: Here’s what I made:

I managed to take some photos of the food before the brunch:

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The croissants don’t really look like the once at Top With Cinnamon (unfortunately mine aren’t as pretty), but they tasted amazing!

And now for the yoghurt cups:

Remember I told about our cherry tree and how it was packed with cherries this summer? We had so many cherries I had to freeze a lot of them. For these lovely yoghurt cups I used a bag of those cherries. It was like eating summer again.

My first paid cooking job {Brunch}
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
  • 400 g. cherries
  • 3 tbsp. agave
  • 1 tbsp. flour or starch
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 400 g. greek yoghurt or skyr
  • ½ cup granola
  1. Pour the cherries into a sauce pan and bring to the boil.
  2. Add in the agave.
  3. In a cup wisk together water and flour/starch. Slowly pour into the sauce pan.
  4. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl or tubber ware and cool down in the fridge.
  6. Serve in 8 glasses/ cups:
  7. Add 2 tbsp. cherry compote to each cup, then 3 tbsp yoghurt and top with granola.
  8. Serve with different syrups.


8 responses to “My first paid cooking job {Brunch}”

  1. Can I come over next time you’re holding a brunch? Everything looks amazing, you’re such a great cook! And it’s so exciting that you got paid, congratulations!!! I’m definitely trying those yogurt cups and I can’t wait to make croissants again (although mine never come out as pretty as Izzy’s) hahaha c:

  2. Oh my Josefine! No wonder you like brunch. That’s a brunch I’d like!!! I’ve never seen such a lineup of totally, completely awesome food. Invite me next time!!! Those yogurt cups look amazing!

  3. First cooking job soon you will be selling recipes! Good for you and the photos are absolutely amazing.. :)

  4. Wow! I just found your blog and am so pumped about it! I too am a health/ food blogger and, as a matter of fact, I’m a “smoothie lover” as well! I love your photography and your whole blog is completely adorable <3 can't wait to read more!

  5. What an absolutely amazing brunch. I would hire you too. Congrats on your first paid job. Hopefully more will come!

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