5 Quick Brunch Dishes To Perfect For Mother’s Day
It’s so easy to get caught up in the stress of treating your mum when Mother’s Day comes around, that we often forget that keeping it simple can be so effective. To that end, we’ve put together a list of the best simple brunches to impress your mum this year.
One of the most simple yet effective breakfasts, French Toast can be enjoyed sweet or savoury. The secret to great french toast is in the freshness of the bread. Using a thick-sliced, stale loaf ensures the bread has the strength to soak up and maintain the egg mix.
1 loaf of bread (brioche or white bread work well)
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
- Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
- Dip slices of bread in the egg mix, one at a time, ensuring each slice is well saturated.
- Heat a fry pan over medium heat, and add butter
- Place bread on the pan, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown
- Dust with icing sugar, serve with maple syrup, berries and banana.
Eggs can be the most polarising breakfast food, with everyone having a different preference. Scrambled eggs are probably the quickest, easiest way to feed a group of any size.
2 eggs (per person)
¼ cup milk
½ tbsp butter
Chives (for garnish)
Salt & pepper to taste
- In a bowl, lightly whisk eggs and milk
- Heat butter in a fry pan over medium heat
- Pour egg mix into pan, and using a plastic spatula, stir constantly
- As eggs begin to set, gently pull and fold across the pan, forming large curds
- Continue cooking until no liquid remains, then remove from heat
- Serve with salt, pepper and chives
This quick and easy brunch is one of the most popular dishes in cafes and households alike. Depending on how complicated or simple you like it, smashed avo only requires a handful of ingredients, and minimal preparation.
½ small garlic clove, finely chopped
½ lime, juice only
Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh coriander, chopped
1-2 slices of toast
- Place ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork to desired consistency.
- Spread on toast and garnish with coriander leaves
Hotcakes are the most fool-proof brunch dish on the market. Enjoyed in a short stack with fresh berries, maple syrup and ice cream, the iconic breakfast is a sure fire crowd pleaser.
1 ½ cups self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
60g butter, melted, cooled
1 cup (250 ml) milk
½ tsp vanilla essence
- Sift flour and baking powder into a medium mixing bowl, then stir in sugar. Combine eggs, milk, butter and vanilla in a jug. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, slowly pour milk mixture in, and use a whisk to smooth batter.
- Heat a non-stick frypan over medium to low heat. Drop a knob of butter on the pan and let it melt.
- Pour batter into pan and cook for two minutes, until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn over and cook for 1 minute or until golden.
- Serve with maple syrup, berries, or ice cream to your liking.
A sure-fire crowd pleaser, hash browns can often be the hero or the favourite side of your brunch dish. Serve these with eggs, bacon and toast for a full continental breakfast, or have them as a sidekick to eggs benedict.
2 medium potatoes, shredded
½ medium onion, finely chopped
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup olive oil, for frying
Salt & pepper to taste
- In a strainer, rinse shredded potatoes until water is clear, then drain and squeeze dry. In a bowl, mix potato with onion, flour and egg.
- Heat oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Place potatoes into the pan and cook until golden brown on the bottom, then flip and cook the other side.
- Remove from pan and drain on paper towel.
- Season with salt and pepper, and serve.
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