Whether you brunch with your bros, family or colleagues, having a meal at home means eating in your night suit, and best of all, no waiting in line! Here 5 fun ideas for your Sunday brunch meals that taste just as delicious as they look on your screen:
Glazed Oatmeal-Maple Scones
- 1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup pecan halves
- 1/3 cup cold heavy cream
- 1 cold egg
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water
- 1-1/4 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned)
- Heat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bring together oats, powder, flour, baking soda, pecans, salt and raisins in a low speed mixer for 10 sec.
- Next spread pieces of butter over this mixture and whip it again for 30 sec.
- Mix cream, maple syrup and egg in bowl and then place this mixture into butter mixture, mixing on low speed for 20 sec.
- With a scooper, drop scoops of this dough into the baking sheet. You want to have eight scones no more than two inches apart. Bake this for 30 min.
- Now cool it for another 30 min.
- In the meantime make the glaze by mixing the maple syrup, sugar and enough water to make the glaze smooth in a bowl.
- After the 30 min, bring the cones back to the sheet, and drizzle the glaze over them with a spoon.
Beef with Black Bean and Chili Sauce
- 600g fillet steak, cut into 10mm slices
- 5g sugar
- 50ml mirin
- 75ml oil
- 30mm piece ginger
- 1 thinly sliced white onion
- 2 long red chilies, cut into thin strips
- 3 cloves sliced garlic
- 30ml mirin
- 25ml black bean sauce
- 50ml soy
- 5g brown sugar
- 5ml vinegar
- Half red pepper, thinly sliced
- In a bowl, bring together mirin and sugar, then add beef and cover the mix for 20 min in refrigerator.
- Heat up a wok with some oil until it begins to smoke.
- Add half of the beef, stir fry 30 seconds, then remove from heat.
- Repeat with the other half.
- Add the remaining oil and the vegetables, stir fry 30 seconds then add the beef and all the liquids and sugar.
- Stir fry another 30 seconds. You can now serve this meal with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions
Spinach & Cheese Strata
- 1 pound spinach
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 ounces grated Gruyère
- 12 ounces Italian sandwich bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
- 2-3/4 cups half-and-half
- 9 eggs
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1-3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Squeeze the liquid out of the spinach then Melt butter in pan at medium heat, add onions and cook for 5 min, stirring.
- Add garlic and spinach, cooking for another 2 min.
- Spread a third of the bread cubes in a buttered baking dish and top evenly with one third of spinach mixture.
- Add in one third of each cheese. Repeat layering twice, always ending with a cheese.
- Next, beat eggs in a bowl and throw in the salt, half-and-half, nutmeg, mustard, and pepper and whisk it all well.
- Pour the custard mixture over the strata, which you will then cover with plastic and chill for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 325°F.
- Bake the uncovered strata until it is golden brown on top, 75 minutes.
- Cool it for 15 minutes before serving.
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 small, over-ripe banana
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- Sliced bananas
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons low fat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil
- Unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Maple syrup
- Bring together sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.
- Next, grind the banana to smoothness in a separate bowl.
- Add in the eggs, milk and vanilla, blending well.
- Add banana mixture and melted butter into flour mixture.
- Fold batter until it’s blended just right.
- Heat a pan over the medium setting until hot and put some butter and one tbsp. vegetable oil onto the griddle, swirling.
- Relieve the batter by 1/4-cupfuls onto the griddle, keeping a 2 in space between pancakes.
- Cook 2 min.
- Flip pancakes over and cook 2 more min then place the pancakes onto a serving plate.
- Do the same with the rest of the batter.
- Serve pancakes while still hot, adding maple syrup and sliced bananas.
Brunch Cocktail—Bloody Mary
- 2 parts Absolut Vodka
- ¼ part Worcestershire Sauce
- 3 parts Tomato Juice
- ¼ part Lemon Juice
- 1 teaspoon Horseradish
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
- 2 dashes Hot Sauce
- 1 stick Celery
For this brunch cocktail, mix ingredients in a mixing glass and pour this into a chilled highball containing ice cubes. Make sure to garnish with celery. Looking for something more exotic? Discover more brunch cocktails here.
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Next time you want to make one of your brunch get-togethers extra special, try out one of these items.