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Picture this: friends and family gathered around your dining room table, the warm pastel linens glowing as birds chirp through your cracked windows. Sounds pleasant, right?
However, to much dismay, the reality is you’ll probably be housing tons of friends, screaming children, and family members who have a little too much fun celebrating. But one thing is for certain: it doesn’t take the perfect Spring afternoon and a Martha Stewart-esque spread to enjoy this Easter holiday. Instead, check out these Easter brunch ideas that will delight even the most rambunctious of guests.
Quiche is a basic brunch item that you can manipulate according to your food preferences. There are plenty of tried and true classics such as spinach and feta, goat cheese and potato, and bacon and cheese; however, this is a chance for you to go down in the Easter Brunch Quiche hall of fame. We recommend attempting this quiche with spinach, bacon, and Swiss cheese!
It’ll be hard to make out what your guests are mumbling with their faces full of cinnamon rolls, but you can bet it’ll be a mixture of awe, pleasure, and concern about the status of their skinny jeans. It’s almost a universal fact that no one can—or should—say no to a brunch cinnamon roll. The secret ingredient in these cinnamon rolls is pouring hot cream onto the rolls as they bake into a perfect fluffy, gooey sweet roll.
Certain Orthodox Christian faiths have their own adaptations of Easter Bread—a popular sweet bread baked on the days leading up to Easter. There are Italian, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, and even more adaptations, but they all have one thing in common: they use enriched dough (dough that uses sugar, butter, milk, and eggs), and they all represent the rebirth of the Christian messiah.
We can do this the easy way, or the hard way. The hard way involves hours of prep, freshly baked English muffins, painstaking handmade hollandaise sauce, and perfectly poached eggs. This easy way, thankfully, requires half the effort to achieve an equally delicious outcome. Plus, eggs benedict is always a crowd-pleaser.
What separates good French toast from I-had-no-idea-egg-soaked-fried-bread-could-make-me-cry-from-happiness French toast is the quality of the bread. Thick white bread such as challah or brioche will yield soft mounds of delectable cinnamon toast. Go simple with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup, or create a kitchen sink version with fruit toppings, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and Nutella.