Looking for new brunch ideas? Here are some of the easy yet tasty meal ideas for you to try at home
Throughout the week, our mornings start with a hustle that we often do not even get time to prepare our breakfast, the most important meal of the day. And we keep waiting for the weekends to arrive when we finally get to leave bed a little later and start off the day without rushing.
Weekends are the best time to pamper yourself and that starts with making a filling brunch. Whether you want a fancy brunch or a lazy day meal, we bet you’ll find something below that suits your taste!
- Classic Cinnamon Rolls
If you crave some sweet indulgences, this is the perfect brunch for you.
- Granulated sugar
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- Bread flour
- Brown sugar
- Powdered sugar + vanilla (for the icing)
- To make the dough, first add bread flour, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon powder, 1/2 cup butter and yeast in a bowl. Mix it together and add milk to form a smooth dough.
- In another bowl add 2 Tbsp butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp cinnamon powder. Mix it together till it becomes a fine mixture.
- On a clean slab, roll the dough in a rectangle. Spread the cinnamon mixture evenly on the dough.
- Cut strips of 1 cm in width and roll it delicately.
- On a greased tray place all these cinnamon rolls and bake them for 20 minutes at 180 deg C.
- After taking out the fluffy cinnamon rolls, it’s time for a final touch. Mix powdered sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and pour the icing over the hot cinnamon rolls and enjoy!
If you’re in the mood for a quick brunch, then this Maghrebi dish is definitely your bff!
- Olive oil
- Medium onion, diced
- Red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- Garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Chilli powder
- Peeled tomato paste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 small bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
- Heat olive oil in a large non-stick pan on medium heat. Add the chopped garlic, onion and bell pepper and cook until the onion becomes translucent.
- Add all the spices and cook for an additional minute.
- Pour the tomato paste into the pan and break down the tomatoes using a large spoon.
- Season with salt and pepper and bring the sauce to a simmer.
- Use the large spoon to make small circles in the sauce and crack the eggs into each circle. Cover the pan and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the eggs are done to your liking.
- Finally, garnish with some fresh cilantro and serve with your choice of bread
3. Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
This recipe is for all the fancy brunch lovers out there.
- Slices of bacon
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons white or rice vinegar
- 2 English muffins
- Chopped parsley, for garnish
To make the Hollandaise Sauce, you’ll need
- 10 tablespoons butter
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Dash of cayenne or Tabasco sauce
For the Hollandaise sauce:
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan. In a separate small bowl, beat the egg yolks. Mix in lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Add a small spoonful of the hot melted butter to the egg mixture and stir well. Repeat this process adding a spoonful at a time of hot butter to the egg mixture.
- Once the butter has been incorporated, pour the mixture back into the saucepan. Cook on low heat, and stir constantly for 20-30 seconds.
- Remove from heat and set aside. It will thicken as it cools.
Make the poached egg:
- Fill a medium size pot with about 3 inches of water. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce heat until it reaches a simmer.
- Add a little splash of vinegar to the water and stir it continuously to make a tornado then crack one egg into it.
- Cook the egg in simmering water for 3-5 minutes, depending on how soft you want your egg yolk.
- While the egg is cooking, place the slices of bacon in a pan and cook on medium-high heat for about 1 minute on each side.
Toast the English muffin. Top each side with a slice or two of bacon, and then gently place a poached egg on top. After that, drizzle some hollandaise sauce. And your fancy eggs Benedict is ready to serve!
4. Spinach Salad
This is the perfect option if you want to try something healthy for brunch.
- 2 bags baby spinach
- 2 bananas, sliced
- Fresh strawberries, sliced
- Canned oranges
- Dried cranberries
- Pine nuts
- 1 cup poppy seed salad dressing
Place spinach in a large bowl. Cut bananas, and strawberries into bite-size pieces and put them into the bowl. Then pour the canned oranges and arrange cranberries, and pine nuts on top. Finally, toss with poppy seed dressing before serving.
What’s better to serve at brunch than a fabulous mimosa made with sparkling wine and orange juice?
- Choice of Champagne, preferably prosecco or Cava, chilled
- Orange juice
First, pour your choice of wine into champagne flutes, filling the glass about half full. Then, add the orange juice to the glass and mix it well. There your classic mimosa is ready.
- Staff Reporter