Time for Brunch!
Sundays are my favourite day of the week; you’ve made it through the working weekdays, and the craziness of Friday and Saturday and then Sunday is the day to just chill. It’s not called the day of rest for nothing, and – if I can – i’m going to make the most of it!
When I get the chance, going for brunch with friends is one of my favourite things to do. Meeting up with some of my favourite people to have a good old catch up for a few hours, over some drinks and yummy food is just perfect. And there’s no better meal to do that over, than brunch.
Brunching is ace (and if it’s bottomless, it’s even better!) As a bit if a brunch expert, i’ve put together a list of my top 5 brunch essentials. Let me know what you think in the comments:
A BLOODY MARY
A Bloody Mary is just the perfect brunch cocktail. Vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire Sauce… what’s not to love?! They’re super easy to make at home too – stir all ingredients in a mixing glass, pour into a chilled highball glass filled with ice cubes and then garnish with celery. Delicious! It definitely perks you up and gives you a spicy start to your brunch time fun.
Nothing beats warm, fluffy pancakes. I’m talking piles and piles of them. American style, or classic French crepe, i’m not fussy. I’ve never really been great at making them myself though, I must admit. Mine usually stick to the pan, which is an absolute disaster! Pancake Day in my house is not my day! But, as long as someone else is making them, i’m happy happy happy!
BACON & MAPLE SYRUP
Crispy and meaty, any brunch just has to include bacon; it just has to. Ideally streaky bacon, deliciously crispy. And the addition of maple syrup is just genius; whoever thought of that deserves a medal, because the balance of sweet and salty just works so well. If you haven’t tried it, you must – it’s a game changer! Bacon and maple syrup on pancakes – yes please!
The more the better. I love fresh pastries – oh the smell of them! Just divine. From classic croissants to fancy french patisserie, or apple turnover to pain au chocolat… I am here for it! They have to be warm though. Fresh from the oven, and melt in the mouth.
And LOTS of it! A frothy cappuccino usually does the trick (dusted with chocolate, of course!). Or maybe a triple shot latte flavoured with vanilla syrup. Either way, it’s a great way to end a brunch; with a caffeine kick to help you get through the rest of Sunday.
And there you have it – my perfect brunch! What are your brunch essentials? Are you more of a tea and toast sort of person? Or maybe your brunch is piled high with fruit platters and smoothies! I’d love to hear what you think – leave me a comment below and get involved with the discussion.