I think one of the best ways to gather with friends is over brunch SO I created this Brunch Board that’s perfect for sharing!
You can find all my favourite flavours of the season on this Brunch Board plus one simple and delicious bite for dessert, Plum Tarts!
And, other than having your best girlfriends around it isn’t brunch without something to cheers with SO grab a glass of XOXO Wines Rosé and let’s cheers to an easy, delicious brunch celebrating friendship and the summer season!
I partnered with XOXO Wines on this Brunch Board because I absolutely adore their Rosé and they are all about making every day an occasion! With flavours of strawberry and tea plus a hint of spice, XOXO Rosé is a very smooth sip that pairs beautifully with the seasonal ingredients in this Brunch Board.
You’ll find sweet and savoury ingredients on the Brunch Board including strawberries and cherries to tomatoes and goat cheese. I drew inspiration from the summer season and wanted to make this board as simple and straightforward as possible so that you can enjoy sipping on your XOXO Rosé and having fun with your friends!
One of my favourite memories with my best gals is gathering together over delicious food and fabulous wine. I’ve been doing this with friends since our early twenties and the inspiration for this Brunch Board comes from those fond memories.
So grab your girlfriends and let’s make an occasion out of brunch with XOXO Wines Rosé!
Inspired by the summer season, this Brunch Board has sweet and savoury ingredients to suit every taste. Plus, the Plum Tarts are the perfect dessert bite to top off a spectacular brunch!
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 2-3 large plums, sliced thin mix of red and dark purple plums
- 3 tbsp sugar I like to use cane sugar
- 1-2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 recipe for Plum Tarts
- 200 g gruyere cheese, cut into slices
- 8-10 slices prosciutto
- 1-2 cups multigrain crackers
- 1-2 cups granola
- 2 cups strawberries
- 4-5 apricots, sliced
- 1 small pint mixed cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
- 1 small baguette, sliced
- 1-2 cups coconut yogurt
- 1/2 cup goat cheese, softened
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup honey or honeycomb
- 2-3 basil leaves for garnishing the goat cheese
- thyme sprigs, for garnish
- toasted and shredded coconut for garnishing the coconut yogurt
**Important: thaw puff pastry according to package directions**
Pre-heat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut puff pastry sheet into 16 squares and place onto baking sheet, spaced a part.
Using a fork, make dots throughout the middle of each puff pastry square, leaving about a half-inch border around the square.
Place 3 plum slices on the middle of each square, approximately covering the space that’s been dotted with the fork.
Brush the borders of each puff pastry square with melted butter and then sprinkle each square generously with sugar.
Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden around the edges.
Remove from the oven and let cool about 5 minutes on the pan. Then they are ready to be served! Note: You can absolutely make these ahead of time and then sprinkle with a bit more sugar just before serving on your brunch board – they do not need to be served warm.
Assembling the Brunch Board
Prepare the plum tarts and let cool.
Find a serving board and 3-4 small serving bowls plus a couple of knives and spoons for serving.
Slice and measure out all the remaining ingredients.
Scoop the goat cheese into a small bowl, drizzle with olive oil and garnish with basil.
Scoop the coconut yogurt into a small bowl and mixed cherry tomatoes in their own small bowl.
To create the brunch board, start by placing the three main bowls (goat cheese, tomatoes and yogurt) on the board. Then start to fill in with crackers, baguette and plum tarts. Continue to fill in spaces with fresh fruit, prosciutto and garnish with thyme sprigs.
Use the Brunch Board photos to help guide your design or go with your own creative presentation! Don’t worry about fitting everything on the board to start with; you can always refill when needed.
There are so many amazing combinations of flavours you and your girlfriends can enjoy from this Brunch Board. Some of my favourites are:
– Slice of baguette with goat cheese and tomatoes
– Crackers with goat cheese, apricot slice and honey
– Dip fruits into coconut yogurt then granola
– Fruit, yogurt and granola
– Plum tarts!
The best thing about this Brunch Board is that you can mix and match ingredients to suit your tastes. Many of the seasonal ingredients you can find right now at the market will go beautifully with XOXO Rosé too!
Hosting your own brunch soon? XOXO Wines is available in local liquor stores and here in Alberta you can find XOXO Rosé, Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay and their Sparkling Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay – literally something for everyone’s tastes!
Want to hear the BEST part!? I’m hosting a contest giving away FOUR BOTTLES of XOXO WINES ROSÉ! Come on over to enter to win! *CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*
I’d love to see your Brunch Board creations so comment below or tag @cookinginmygenes on Instagram.
Need more brunch inspo? Check out my other summer brunch ideas!
Happy brunching friends!
Until the next cooking adventure,