While fall is perfect for cozy nighttime dinner parties with plenty of hot spiked cider and big bowls of steaming stew, and summer is made for casual evenings sitting around the grill with a cold one as the dusk gathers, spring and brunch seem made for one another. A spring brunch should be packed with fresh and seasonal produce with all the delicious ingredients you expect as the seasons change.
Whether you’re throwing a springtime bridal shower, birthday brunch, baby shower, or just celebrating the fact that it’s finally Saturday, a good brunch has several key elements. To help you plan your special spring brunch, we’ve gathered nine recipes that are perfect or a spring brunch from a group of great food bloggers. Check these nine recipes below and start getting creative in the kitchen with these great menu ideas.
For some, a Bloody Mary is one of the best hangover cures there could be, for others it’s a tasty cocktail that is packed with plenty of flavour. Whether you’re adding in alcohol or you’re making a virgin version, a twist on the traditional Bloody Mary is to add in some Asian fusion thanks to Sriracha and wasabi!. Use a good vodka and a tomato juice that you love the taste of to get this drink right, and have fun with your garnishes – the world is your oyster – so add in some olives, celery, lime or anything else that’s in season.
If you’ve been to a traditional brunch or high tea you probably have been served a bubbly glass of champagne. If you want to spice up your glass of bubbly, why not add in some fruit to the mix to give your champagne a little extra zing. Add together your peach-flavored champagne, lemon juice, and a simple syrup and you’ve got yourself a delightful bubbly beverage that will make your guests swoon.
Nothing says brunch like a nice coffee and these chai lates are a twist on the traditional espresso you’d expect to see at a brunch function. You can experiment with flavors or add in a syrup to make your drink unique – whether you use cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, and bay leaves – you’ll be sure to add an exotic twist to your occasion.
Packed with flavor and egg goodness, these tiny frittatas are a lot of fun and are a great way to add in some spring ingredients to your menu. Add in some seafood, herbs, asparagus or just some delicious bacon and you have yourself a cute and tasty little morsel that will be snapped up in no time at all. These crowd pleasers are easy to make and can be made in large batches so you have plenty to serve to your guests.
A classic brunch option for the food lovers is the deviled egg – and this recipe is a twist on the traditional curried egg version from the 1980’s. This recipe mixes a little bit of avocado into the recipe plus some mayo, lemon and some seasoning to make the deviled egg a true favorite on the menu.
We can’t forget Strawberries for our spring brunch menu! The pinnacles of sweetness and the essence of summer these strawberry muffins are a must on your spring brunch menu. If you’re looking to impress your guests these strawberry muffins will be a sweet treat to remember. Perfect for an appetizer or dessert, these fresh and fruity muffins are a delicious way to fill up your brunch guests.