Sunday brunch is a great way to bring friends and family together. Plus, brunch is one of the best meals out there! Going out to a restaurant for brunch on a weekly basis can be expensive. Cooking brunch at home creates a more meaningful and intimate experience for friends and family to enjoy. Try baking some of these best brunch staples at home today.
Bagels are a delicious meal, especially homemade bagels. Waking up to homemade bagels is one of the best feelings. Making a single batch of dough creates the opportunity to make a variety of bagels, such as everything, sesame or poppy seed, cheese, or even cinnamon raisin. When making homemade bagels, be sure to let them rest overnight to enhance the flavor. First, find a large bowl and add water and yeast. After the yeast becomes frothy, add flour, salt, malt syrup into the bowl. Use a standing mixer with a dough hook to mix for about ten minutes. Cover the dough and let it the dough rest at the room temperature for at least an hour and a half. Next, get a baking sheet and parchment paper. Set the dough onto a surface with flour and roll into small balls. Then, stretch the dough to create a circle. After that, place the bagels on a sheet and let it refrigerate for around eight hours at the least or even overnight. Before baking the bagels, allow them to sit uncovered at room temperature for one hour. Before going in the oven, bagels need to be added to boiling water. Add each bagel and allow it to boil on each side for one minute for a total of two minutes. Then, place the bagels on a greased and flat baking sheet and into the oven. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. For bagels with toppings, like poppy, sesame, or everything seasoning, brush the bagels with an egg wash and sprinkle the seeds before baking in the oven. These bagels are sure to a hit! Make them yourself for your next brunch.Read More »
If you are looking to create a brunch item that is sure to impress, consider baking a pear, bacon, and blue cheese tart. This salty yet sweet tart is sure to be a fan favorite. First, cook bacon in a skillet on medium-high heat for about six to eight minutes. Remove the bacon and set on a paper towel. Leave some of the bacon grease behind and add the onions to the skillet. Allow them to cook until brown and tender for about 12 to 15 minutes. You can either make your own pastry or buy a premade option from the grocery store. This is definitely an easier step that will save some time if you are in a time crunch. Unfold the pastry onto a baking sheet and spread the onion mixture on the top. Add thinly sliced pear slices, bacon, and crumbled blue cheese to the top of the pastry. Bake the pastry in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes. This recipe is relatively easy to prepare, but seems fancy and intricate! Bring this option to the next brunch to impress friends and family with your culinary skills.
Frittatas are a delicious brunch classic that is enjoyed by everyone who eats it. Not only are frittatas tasty, they are elegant and sophisticated. Frittatas are similar to a quiche, but are just crustless. Try making the asparagus, tomato, and goat cheese frittata for your next meals. First, find a skillet and saute diced onions and asparagus. While the vegetables cook, mix together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and crumbled goat cheese in a separate bowl. Add this mixture to the vegetables and be sure the vegetables are evenly distributed. Add tomato slices to the top of the frittata along with the remainder of the goat cheese. Let the skillet cook for about four to six more minutes. After the frittata finishes cooking on the stovetop, transfer the dish into the oven. Put the pan into the oven for 15 minutes to bake at 350 degrees. You know that the eggs are cooked when the frittata does not jiggle. Bring this dish to the next family or friend brunch and show off your culinary skills.
French toast is another delicious brunch recipe. Making french toast from scratch is easy and delicious! After the slices are fried to perfection, add whatever toppings your heart desires. From fruit to Nutella or even ice cream, everything tastes good on french toast. The first step is to combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla in a bowl. After the mixture is evenly mixed, place a slice of bread in the mixture and let the bread soak for about three minutes. Challah bread is recommended for this recipe. Flip to ensure that both sides are coated. Repeat this process with more slices of bread. In a skillet, melt the butter. Then, add the coated break and cook each slice for about one to three minutes per side. Let each toast cool while completing the process with the rest of the challah bread. After the bread cools, top the french toast with your desired toppings.
Baked oatmeal is a delicious, and healthy, brunch staple. Bake your own baked oatmeal today and experience what all the hype is about. First, in a small bowl combine the flaxseed with warm water. While the mixture thickens, combine almonds, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, baking powder, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt in a separate bowl. In another bowl, combine almond milk, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Next, combine the flaxseed to this bowl and stir together until smooth. Pour all of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl and stir them together. In a greased baking dish, layer banana and strawberry slices. Next, spread the mixture into the bowl and sprinkle the top with blueberries, almonds, hemp seeds, and coconut flakes. Allow the oatmeal to bake for 40 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees. You will know when the oatmeal is thoroughly cooked as the top will be crisp and the middle will be set. Let the baked oatmeal cool before serving the dish. This delicious and healthy recipe will be a hit at your next brunch. If desired, pour some milk over a warmed piece of the baked oatmeal for a soft and gooey texture.
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