Ask anyone what their favourite meal of the day is, and more often than not they will tell you its Brunch. And it is a no brainer really. Combine sleeping in, and eating your favourite food, completely relaxed, free of any worries and it is obvious why everyone loves brunch. Now think of who is the superhero in your life?
The one who makes your life easy, who stands by you no matter what, who believes in you even when you do not believe in yourself, and who will always put you before themselves. Ask around, and the unanimous answer you will get is Mom, Mother, Ma, and Mum. Mothers, they are probably the most precious and most pure beings on this planet. So it is obvious that they should at least get one day where you make them feel special and loved, where you tell them in your own way how much they mean to you. So, have you thought of what you are going to do for our mother this Mother’s day?
Well how about a beautiful and tasty brunch? It is simple yet brilliant, because there is nothing better than cooking for people you love. So, if Brunch is something you intend to do this Mother’s day, and then read on for some excellent brunch recipes! After all, it is your mom’s and maybe even grand mom’s day!
Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas
Colourful Flower Egg cups:
Everyone loves a good fried egg in the morning, especially if it is a sunny side up. This one is a super simple recipe and very fast to do. Excellent if you are a novice cook and do not have much experience in the kitchen. All you need are different colored capsicums, such as red, yellow, and green, and eggs. Heat up a frying pan and drizzle with some oil, this will ensure your eggs don’t stick to the bottom of the pan and will make for easier serving and lifting. Cut the capsicums in circles and place them in the frying, ensure that you do not overcrowd the frying pan. Crack one egg in each capsicum and fry uncovered till the white and the yolk hardens. Sprinkle with some salt, pepper, and paprika for some extra kick. Make as many as you want and serve with buttered toast, and hash browns if you want, or just as it.
A fruit platter:
This is another colourful and easy one, not to mention very beautiful and nice to look at. Just cut up a bunch of fruits, make sure you include the ones that are in season. Arrange them in a nice platter, sprinkle with some black salt and “chat masala” to make it more tangy, you could add some sugar too, and serve. This can be served as an addition to your brunch menu or as a stand alone. Everyone loves to start off the day with some healthy and delicious fruits.
A fresh apple tart is as beautiful as it is tasty. A flaky buttery crust, baked apples drizzled with some powdered sugar and you have yourself a winner. You can either buy a pre made pie crust from the store or you can make a fresh one by yourself at home. They will both work just fine. If you plan to make one at home then make sure your the butter that you mix for your dough is extra cold, also ensure that you do not over mix the dough then it will make the dough too tough. If your butter is extra cold, it will ensure that your crust is flaky and nice. Peel and core your apples. Slice your apples thinly and arrange in a flower like formation inside your crust, dust it with some powdered or confectioners sugar and bake it. The sugar will form beautiful crystals as it melts giving the apples a beautiful colour. Dust on some more powdered sugar on top when it is done, serve with ice cream and it will be a perfect combination.
Another classic egg dish, and yet another easy but tasty one. Boil the eggs, cut them in half, and separate the yolks from the whites. Put all the yolks in a bowl and mash them, add salt, pepper, spices, cheese, and whatever sauces you wish. Blend everything together to form a smooth mixture. Put the mixture in a piping bad with a rose nozzle. Arrange all the whites that you had cut on a platter and pipe the yolk mixture in to the. Sprinkle the devilled eggs with fresh chives, parsley, coriander, or whatever greens you want. The greens will look brilliant against the yellow of the yolk mixture. You can chop bacon on top, if you do not have a problem with pork.
Ah the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls in the oven! Nothing can beat a good home made cinnamon roll. They are warm, hearty, and a perfect pick me up. They also make a great addition to your brunch menu as everyone will love them. Drizzle them with some sweet cream cheese frosting while they are still warm from the oven. Serve while they are warm, with some fruits on the side, and maybe some freshly squeezed orange juice.
How can we talk of brunch and not involve pancakes? Make some fluffy buttermilk pancakes, and stack them on top of each other, butter, and drizzle with maple syrup and serve. Pancakes with crispy bacon and hash browns are an absolute treat.
Another brunch favourite! The flaky crust combined with the baked egg is sure to be a favourite. Add any filling whether it is spinach, potatoes, chicken, or sausage. To make the crust even tastier, add some cheddar cheese to your egg mixture, and top your filling with it. Bake in an oven till you have a golden crust and a completely baked egg which cuts easily with a knife. This is an excellent dish to serve by itself.