Brunch is a great way to entertain guests during the Spring season. It’s a very casual affair, yet can have an elegant tone if one wishes. My recipes in this episode of Momma Cuisine Show showcases just some of my simple recipes to help you host a stress-free, delicious and elegant lunch for friends and family.
First, I made Simple Granola recipe using coconut and dried apricots. This recipe is something that I’m sure you’ll be making over and over. Make individual yogurt parfaits for guests or simply leave the yogurt and fruits out, and each guest can build his/her own.
Second is the Chili-Rubbed Bacon that was inspired by my days managing ZED451 in Downtown Chicago. My “great everyday meal” version using nothing but chili powder and brown sugar, dusting it over thick applewood bacon and baking it for about 15 minutes. This recipe will sure turn heads at your brunch party!
Third I made a Garden Veggie Omelet, that you can say is more resembling a frittata. Growing up, my grandma always called it “omelet”, so to me it is. Call it what you will, but one thing everyone will agree on is that it is simply tasty!
Lastly, I will show you how to put together a Bellini & Fizz Bar for the adults and kids. By pureeing fresh fruit with a little simple syrup at putting it in the bottom of wine or champagne flutes, and then pouring some sparkling white wine over, completes your elegant brunch affair. For the kids, replace the sparkling wine with club soda and skewer some grapes and freeze and use them as a garnish will sure get the kids excited.
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1) Making homemade granola. Cut the apricots. Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients well.
Layer this mixture on a cookie sheet and put in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
2) Now make chili brown sugar rubbed bacon. For this, take thick slices of bacon. Take 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup of chili powder in a bowl. Mix them well. Take the bacon slices and coat with this brown sugar mixture. Keep the bacon slices on a baking tray and keep in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
3) Now making garden veggie omelet. For this, cut one onion, slice 2 cloves of garlic. Take 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add the chopped onion, and garlic. Sauté for couple of minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, and continue cooking. Meanwhile beat the egg in a small bowl. Add the onion mixture to the beaten egg and add parsley. Take a pan and heat little oil. Pour the batter into the pan and cook for few minutes. Transfer the omelet to a plate and top with a dollop of fresh cheese.
4) Making fresh fruit bailey's. For this, take a blender and add 1 pint of fresh blueberries, and 1/2 cup simple syrup (1/2 water and 1/2 cup sugar). Make a puree of it.
Pour the puree into the glass and add little sparkling white wine.