Five Brunch Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good brunch? You can enjoy it alone, or you can invite friends and family over for a casual late morning get-together. The brunch possibilities are endless.

Whatever your brunch plans, we’ve got five tempting recipe ideas to inspire your spread – including sweet and savoury options for all kinds of brunch lover. Read on…

American Pancakes

Thick, fluffy American pancakes drizzled with maple syrup never fail to elevate a brunch meal. They’re ridiculously easy to make from scratch as well, so no need to buy pancake mix from the shops.

This American pancake recipe from BBC Good Food walks you through whipping up fluffy pancakes of your own, as well as tangy cherry syrup that will takee your pancakes to the next level. Don’t forget to serve it all up with bacon and eggs (‘sunny side up’, of course) for a truly filling, American-esque brunch.

Quiche Lorraine

Ready for something savoury? Then you should try out this classic quiche Lorraine recipe from Delicious Magazine. You really can’t go wrong with this eggy French tart for brunch, especially the meatier version that is quiche Lorraine.

As with typical quiche Lorraine, this recipe calls for eggs, heavy cream and bacon, all nestled within a buttery, crispy pastry. Serve your quiche Lorraine warm, or eat it cold paired with a refreshing green salad.

Classic French Toast

French toast remains a crowd favourite for breakfast, brunch and beyond. With its simple ingredient list and even simpler tastiness, it’s easy to see why. Better yet, making French toast is a fuss-free and waste-free way to use up any stale bread lying around in your bread bin.

All you really need for the perfect French toast is bread, eggs and milk, with seasonings like cinnamon and toppings such as yoghurt and berries for extra flavour.

For a full step-by-step, refer to this recipe by Jamie Oliver. French toast truly is a breeze to make, and there are so many ways to customise this recipe and make it your own.

Menemen (Turkish Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes)

For something a little different, try out menemen, a one-pan Turkish dish overflowing with flavour, protein and healthy fats. This hearty dish features soft, seasoned scrambled eggs combined with tangy tomatoes and warming green peppers. You can add ingredients such as onions and cheese to make it even more filling.

This recipe by Alpha Foodie proves just how easy and low-effort cooking menemen is, making this Turkish dish the perfect savoury addition to any brunch line-up. Serve it up with a side of crusty bread and you’re sorted.

Pecan and Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

What’s brunch without a dessert to end the meal? For this reason, we’re ending this list with coffee cake, a sponge cake that goes down a treat with tea or coffee.

This coffee cake recipe from Delicious Magazine puts a twist on a classic American-style coffee cake with the addition of pecan and mouth-watering cinnamon streusel. This buttery vanilla cake is easy to make, but the presentation of the pecan streusel at the centre and sprinkled on top will nevertheless leave your brunch guests wowed.

Until next time…

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