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Sunday Brunch

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Better know as "the best meal of the week". This late lunch mixing sugary treats with salty dishes is originally from the US, before being introduced in Great Britain in the 19th century. We all love brunch and its idealistic concept. No need to be a great cook, no need of a lot of time to get it ready, gourmand but also healthy, it is for sure the best way to spend your Sunday afternoon with family and friends. As the lazy girl that I am, I have to say that it is really easy to get a table ready for brunch, even if you are waiting for a lot of guests. Brunch is about "diy", do it yourself. Several plates on the table, butter in a cup, bagels in a plate, salmon in another one, bacon at the other side of the table, whatever you want to it on your bagel, you do it yourself. This is maybe the nicest thing about brunch. It is not a static dinner, you move, you ask your neighbor for the jam, the person sat across you beg you to give him some fruit salad, you never stop. But when you are the host and hen you had to get it ready it was so damn easy. Everything in a plate, orange juice in a jar, and just a little bit of cuisine to show that even if it might look easy to host a brunch, you're still awesome and you cooked some delicious dishes anyway. Before giving you one or two recipes typical of the Sunday brunch, we need to list all of the elements that you MUST have on your brunch table. 

* Pastries, or viennoiseries. It is the most important thing of a brunch, a meal that hesitates between sugary breakfast and salty lunch. Choose the ones you prefer - in a cute little basket like Brie Van Der Kamp would do -, croissants, pains au chocolat, cinnamon rolls...
* Toasts, with butter, jam, apple sirup...
* Pancakes or waffles, to eat either in a sugary or a salty way. 
* Meat. Cold chicken or bacon, it is a must even at 3pm. 
* Smoked fish, salmon, or harengs. 
* EGGS! Do not forget them or you will be categorized as a dumb brunch person. Sorry. You can choose any way to cook them, poached, in an omelette, as you want but never leave them on the side!
* Concerning the drinks, in Europe we prefer hot ones, latte, hot chocolate, cappuccino, tea... But on the other side of the ocean they are not afraid to drink alcool, wether champagne or belinis. 

Those are the must of the brunch, but you also have to stick to the trend, and for the past few years it has been all about avocado toasts. Boring? Not yet. Avocado is still trendy. So, it might sound so freaking simple and dumb, but do some avocado toasts please, be trendy. Choose a really nice bread, brown one with 7 seeds is a good choice, then mash an avocado with salt, pepper and the juice of a lemon. Add some smoked salmon, nuts and then you've got your fancy dish. 
Another one? Poached eggs. Not that complicated, but will impress. Just a tip, try it several times for yourself before doing some for your guests. It is easy when you are used to do it, but a real hell when you're learning. 
Last but not least, pancakes! You'll find all you need to know about it here

Have a nice Sunday brunch!



Credit second image: Charly Chox, Style the Natives

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