5 Irresistible Brunch Recipes
Brunch is a beautiful thing. Though going out to a restaurant for this delicious weekend tradition is always a treat, I enjoy having my friends and family over to my house. That way, everyone can bring something to pass around, and we can linger for hours on the sun-drenched back patio.
My favorite crowd-pleaser: I like to set up a Bellini bar where guests can add a splash of a variety of fresh fruit purees to glasses of sparkling wine. Italian Prosecco works best. (See this how-to from Giada De Laurentiis.)
Whether you're planning an intimate get-together or a full-scale feast, here are five winning brunch menu ideas from some of my favorite food bloggers across the web. Enjoy!
1. Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups
From: Steamy Kitchen
Why you should try it: What could be better? This dish features the three tenets of a complete breakfast (bacon, eggs and toast) all wrapped up into a compact, muffin-size package. These are great for kids and adults alike; they're just too cute.
2. Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
Why you should try it: Here's a sticky, gooey, buttery, flaky breakfast roll that doesn't include cinnamon or caramel. The lemon adds a fresh and tangy flavor while the cream cheese glaze ties it all together without being too sweet.
3. Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins
From: Once Upon a Plate
Why you should try it: You could make doughnuts. You could make muffins. But why not combine the two to make an irresistible brunch-time treat? This simple recipe also has a surprise inside: a yummy fruit jam filling.
4. Bacon, Egg and Asparagus Personal Pizzas
From: how Sweet it is
Why you should try it: We all know pizza is an all-the-time kind of food. These unique pies feature crispy bacon, gooey fontina cheese, asparagus spears and an egg cracked right on top. Since they're individually sized, it's easy to leave off the bacon for the vegetarians in the crowd.
5. Crème Brûlée French Toasts
From: smitten kitchen
Why you should try it: We all love French toast, but this recipe really kicks it up a notch. With thick slices of rich brioche bread, heavy cream and a splash of Grand Marnier, it's not for the faint of heart. The caramelized tops and fresh berries make this recipe a must-try.
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