Sunday Brunch Menu & Recipes
Looking for some brunch recipes for a special holiday or Sunday brunch? This brunch menu gives you a choice of egg dish, French toast, two kinds of pancakes, two kinds of waffles, hash browns or home fries, blueberry muffins or scones — and of course, perfectly crispy bacon. And don't worry, we haven't forgotten the cocktails — non-alcoholic and the more "festive" variety!
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Eggs & Omelets
What would brunch be without eggs? This recipe for perfect scrambled eggs isn't difficult to make. The key is whisking the eggs thoroughly and vigorously before cooking them. Whisking incorporates air, which produces fluffier scrambled eggs.
And if you can make scrambled eggs, you can make an omelet. This simple folded omelet recipe can be filled with grated cheese, diced ham, onions, herbs — you name it!
Or, for a really special egg concoction, there's always a fritatta — which is an Italian-style flat omelet that's baked in a skillet. This spinach bacon & cheddar frittata is perfect for a special brunch.
02 of 08
The perfect bacon should be cooked slowly over low heat, so that it doesn't burn. The best way of accomplishing that is to cook it in the oven. It's practically foolproof, giving you perfectly crispy bacon every time. It's a breeze to clean up, too. Because the perfect brunch demands nothing less than the perfect bacon!
03 of 08
These classic pancakes take very little time to prepare. You can mix up the batter in advance and hold it in the refrigerator for several hours. And for a really special treat, try these delicious buttermilk pancakes. They're a little bit more tangy than ordinary pancakes. You could also substitute sour cream for the buttermilk. Finally, these blueberry pancakes are out of this world.
04 of 08
Nothing says "Sunday brunch" like a great waffle. This tried and true basic waffles recipe is perfect for a holiday brunch. And if you want to go a little further, try this recipe for fluffy waffles. It's a bit more involved than the basic recipe, but the fluffier result is worth it. It uses melted butter in addition to oil, and the waffles are made lighter by incorporating stiffly beaten egg whites into the batter.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
French toast is traditionally made from day-old bread, and it's actually better made with stale bread than with fresh. The reason: Stale bread will absorb more of the custard mixture than fresh bread will. If all you have is fresh bread, try toasting it very slightly beforehand.
Because this thick French toast is made with extra thick bread, it's important to make sure that the custard is fully absorbed into the bread, otherwise, you'll just have dry bread at the center of the slices. And because of the extra thick bread, we finish the cooking in the oven to ensure that the custard is fully cooked.
06 of 08
When it comes to brunch, you might think of potatoes as a side dish, but here's a little secret: It's the potatoes that really make a great brunch. This home fries recipe features red potatoes, onions, and red and green bell peppers.
Meanwhile, this simple hash browns recipe is made from shredded potatoes that are cooked in hot butter and oil until crispy. They can be prepared on a griddle or a skillet.
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Muffins & Scones
These deliciously buttery classic scones are light and flaky, and they're delicious with a jam or marmalade. And if you have a sweet tooth, you'll love these easy blueberry muffins. Either way, you can't go wrong.
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Weekend Brunch Cocktails
Holidays and special weekends don't come around every day, so you don't want to skimp when it's time to mix up the cocktails. For a really festive brunch, check out these recipes for Mimosas and Bloody Marys.