13 Sep 2019

3 Easy Brunch Recipes to Try This Weekend

Honestly, is there anything better than brunch on a weekend morning? We don’t think so. It’s the new rage – and we’re all about getting the girls over for mimosas and eggs, after a bit of a lie in. If you want to impress your friends with a great brunch, try out some of these easy brunch recipes. 

The Fluffiest Pancakes

Honestly, is it even brunch without pancakes? These can be served sweet with strawberries and cream or with bacon or cheese for a savory option. From All Recipes.

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (use almond flour for a healthier kick)

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Method:

  • Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour".

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup-fulls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

Baked Eggs

A fun take on classic eggs, baked eggs make a meal out of brunch with a spicy tomato sauce and cheese. This makes one serving – so make sure to increase if you’re entertaining (or make everyone their own individual portion). From All Recipes

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  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Spoon marinara sauce into the bottom of a small baking dish, about 1/4 inch high. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, and parsley. Make a narrow well in the center of the sauce for the eggs.

  3. Crack each egg into a ramekin, then pour into the baking dish over the marinara sauce.

  4. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, olive oil, and cream. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until yolks are just set, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with toast.

Spinach Ricotta Brunch Bake

 

The best bit? This bake looks impressive, but it's actually super simple to make thanks to store-bought puff pastry. From Jo Cooks.

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Ingredients:

  • Puff pastry: I always use frozen store-bought puff pastry. 

  • Eggs

  • Ricotta cheese

  • Hot sauce

  • Fresh spinach

  • Bacon

  • Cheddar cheese

  • Red bell pepper

Method:

  1. Prepare the oven and baking pan: Preheat your oven to 400F (200 Celsius) and spray your baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Prepare the puff pastry: Carefully unfold the thawed puff pastry sheets. Roll one of them out to an 11″ square, then roll the other to a 12″ square. Use the 12″ sheet to line the bottom of your pan.

  3. Make the filling: Lightly beat the eggs and reserve 1 tbsp. Mix the rest of the eggs in with the ricotta, hot sauce, and spinach. Layer half of the ricotta mixture on the puff pastry in the pan, then half of each the bacon, cheese, and peppers. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

  4. Bake: Cover everything with the remaining puff pastry sheet and fold the edges in to secure the filling. Brush the pastry with your reserved tbsp of egg, and bake for about 1 hour or until the pastry is golden brown.

  5. Serve: Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then run a butter knife around the edges to loosen them. Cut into slices and serve.

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