A Real Plum: Brioche with Goat Cheese, Plums and Lavender Syrup

We are right in the middle of the stone fruits season and I’m loving it! Peaches, nectarines, and plums. Last weekend I went to the Pick Your Own Farm to pick a basket of plums. The ones that weren’t ripe yet were so pretty with all the different shades blending: pinkish, yellow, purple. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. For Sunday brunch I made a Brioche with goat cheese, plums and lavender syrup. Heavenly!

(Scroll down to the bottom for the recipe)


  • 4 plums, halved and stoned
  • brioche, thickly sliced
  • thick round piece of goat cheese
  • 200 gram granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried lavender, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of lavender honey
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • lemon zest, grated of 1/2 lemon
  • olive oil


  • Put the sugar, 100ml water, lavender, lemon zest and juice, honey and vanilla extract into a pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Drizzle some olive oil on the slice of brioche, and position the goat cheese on top. Put in the oven for 5 minutes until the cheese starts melting.
  • Turn the heat up to the grill function, and grill until the bread and cheese turn golden brown. (This goes quickly so stay with it)
  • Place the brioche on a plate, add the plums, and drizzle the syrup on top of the plums, bread and cheese.

Tip: You might also like the posts A Day at the Pick Your Own Farm and French toast with Passionfruit Cream

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