I was already thinking of whipping up homemade pancakes as a part of my weekend wind-down, when I stumbled upon a recipe for a homemade dutch baby pancake from Bon Appetit, replete with a homemade fruit compote to take it over the top. Because it had been years since I'd made my first dutch baby, I was sold and couldn't wait to wake up my kitchen with this scrumptious first bite of the day.
Moments later, a quick scan of my kitchen pantry and fridge revealed that I had the necessary goods to get this recipe off the ground--but with no cherries and peaches for the compote (as featured on Bon Appetit). What, then, could I do to still make it work without leaving the compote behind? I employed my philosophy that cooking is often equal parts inspiration and improvisation--and I improvised! Instead of a cherry compote, I would take the luscious blueberries I had sitting pretty and make the compote all the same. (I love it when a plan comes together!)
So without any further ado, I gathered my ingredients and made myself one grand breakfast. In truth, I didn't allow myself to eat the entire thing since I knew there might be some waistline repercussions, but I savored enough to leave me satiated--and thankful for a little improv. It was the perfect weekend indulgence, and I hope you'll bring it into your kitchen with the same abandon--and enjoy!
Get the recipe here (and substitute fresh or frozen blueberries for the cherries).