Christmas is a time for brotherly love and sharing. What better way to do this than breaking bread with your friends and family. Many a time people have no idea about how to decide on a proper menu for the brunch. This article will solve not only the problem of deciding what to cook but also provide you with the recipes to consider and try out. If you are not entertaining too many guests, then the key to this brunch is to not overwhelm the guests with more than they can eat. Keep in mind that your guests will be visiting other people as well and will be expected to eat there also, so they will refrain from ‘stuffing’ themselves at your party. Cooking dishes that can be prepared without subjecting yourself to hard labour will also leave you with quality time to enjoy with your guests. Below is a menu that can be served and instructions on how to prepare each dish. Read on to learn more.
Easy Christmas Brunch Recipes
- 1 cup all-purpose Flour
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- ½ tbsp ground Cinnamon
- ¼ tbsp ground Ginger
- ¼ tbsp ground Allspice
- 1 Egg
- ¾ cup Milk
- 2 tbsp Molasses
- 1 tbsp Canola oil
- 6 tbsp Maple Pancake Syrup
- ¾ cup Apple Pie filling, warmed
- 3 tbsp dried Cranberries
- In a large bowl, mix the first six ingredients.
- Now mix the egg, milk, molasses and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Pour batter by ¼ cupful onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown.
- Place two pancakes on each plate; drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup. Top with 1/4 cup apple pie filling; sprinkle with cranberries.
- The dish is ready to serve.
Bubble And Squeak
This is an Irish preparation made with cabbage, bacon and potatoes
- 1 kg Big Potatoes
- 150 ml Milk
- 50 g Butter
- 500g Cabbage
- 4 slices Streaky Bacon
- 50g Onion
- Salt and Pepper
- Cut potatoes into half inch cubes and boil them.
- Cook the potatoes till they become soft.
- Cut the cabbage into a large 1 inch size pieces.
- Cut the onion into large pieces.
- Roughly cut the bacon slices into ½inch pieces.
- Mash the potatoes and mix the butter and milk well while they are still hot.
- Add salt and pepper to the mixture.
- Cook the bacon on a pan till it becomes crispy.
- Reduce the flames to medium and Sauté the onions in the same pan.
- Add the cabbage to the pan and sauté stirring occasionally till the cabbage becomes brown.
- Add the potatoes and the bacon to the pan.
- Cook everything in the pan for five minutes.
- The dish is now ready to serve.
Chicken Caesar Salad
- Romaine lettuce
- 1 cooked Chicken Breast
- Parmesan Cheese
- ½ cup olive or other salad oil
- 1 clove garlic (crushed)
- 1 egg
- ½ can Anchovies or Anchovie paste to taste (optional)
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 1 tsp Vinegar (regular or flavored)
- Bake the chicken in an oven till it is cooked. Add spices according to taste.
- Cut the cooked chicken into cubes and set it aside.
- Wash the lettuce leaves in a bowl with cold water.
- Arrange the leaves at the bottom of your salad bowl.
- Add a desired amount of croutons and parmesan cheese.
- Add the chicken cubes to the bowl.
- Add the salad oil, garlic, eggs, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, vinegar in a mixer and whisk it to make the dressing.
- Once the dressing is ready, add it to the lettuce leaves while mixing it gently. Ensure that you don’t soak the leaves in the dressing. Put just enough dressing to lightly coat the leaves.
- The dish is ready to be served.