A couple weeks ago I put this photo on Instagram and asked you all to guess what I was making. There were several shout outs for clafoutis, tart, pie and cake. But apparently no one was suspecting breakfast.
Because it was THIS Bourbon-Cherry and Almond Dutch Baby! Boom!
Wasn’t that a fun guessing game we played? Just humor me, please.
If you haven’t made a Dutch baby yet, you should remedy that situation ASAP. It’s like a giant pancake, except without all the flipping. In fact, you can probably make this even if you’re still half asleep. Trust me. I speak from experience.
And like any good pancake, it’s all about the extras. Add in some seasonal fruits, like cherries (my FAVORITE!), and go totally overboard with the toppings. Like ALL THE TOPPINGS. Powdered sugar, whipped cream AND maple syrup are perfectly welcome here. And in this particular case, we are even treating ourselves to just the teeniest amount of bourbon. Life is real good sometimes. So giddy on up, friends.
But because a girl can’t just live on bourbon and maple syrup alone (can she?), let’s look at what else is in season for the month of June. Note: bourbon technically has no season.
At the start of every month, my friend Becky puts together an illustrated guide that highlights which fruits and vegetables are currently at their peak. This is the produce that is going to taste the best, and be the friendliest on your wallet and the environment. So download the guide and have it at the ready during your next shopping trip! Becky also has some inspiring recipe suggestions for June on her blog, so make sure to check those out as well.
AND a bunch of your other favorite food bloggers (ahem) have also created some awesome seasonal recipes to help us all get in the spirit of seasonal eating. Be sure to check out all the links below for even more ideas. And follow along with the hashtag #eatseasonal (and share your creations too!), for even more creative ideas!
Recipe adapted from my Meyer Lemon Dutch Baby
June Eat Seasonal Recipes
Blueberry Mint Gin Cocktail by Vintage Mixer
Breakfast Strawberry Shortcakes by Completely Delicious
Strawberry and Mango Kale Salad by Project Domestication
Spinach Salad with Grilled Strawberries, Asparagus & Walnuts by Simple Bites
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Waffles by The Lemon Bowl
Rhubarb Crumb Bars by Bless This Mess
Chocolate Cherry Cake with Chocolate Oat Streusel by Climbing Grier Mountain
Mini Lavender Pavlovas with Summer Berries by Cafe Johnsonia
Super Summer Detox Salad by Well Plated
Blueberry, Feta and Honey-Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza by Kitchen Confidante
Cumin Orange Shrimp-Stuffed Cucumber Boats by Cookin’ Canuck
Blueberry Buckle by Foodie Crush