We love brunch quite a bit! With mothers day coming up it's the perfect time to go to a fabulous sidewalk cafe, sip champagne cocktails and munch on yummy banana pancakes or a nicoise salad if you like the savory side of things. Or if you are a bit more adventurous maybe YOU will create the perfect brunch for Mom!
Here are a couple fabulous recipes that will lend a little panache to any Mom's day!
Happy Mothers Day!
Ham and Egg Crepe Squares
8 Slices of black forest ham
4 Large eggs
Course salt and ground pepper
Chopped fresh chives
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 4 crepes on a rimmed baking sheet. Place 2 slices ham on each crepe. Crack 1 egg into center of each; fold edges toward center. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg white is set and yolk is still runny, 12 minutes. Top with chives.
For the Crepes
1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
In a blender, combine flour, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, and butter.
For the Filling
16 ounces cottage cheese
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved, bean discarded
1/2 pint (about 1 cup) blueberries
Puree cottage cheese, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla seeds in a food processor. Transfer to a medium bowl; stir in blueberries. Set aside.
For the Sauce
1 pint (about 2 cups) blueberries
6 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Pinch of coarse salt
Stir blueberries, sugar, butter, lemon juice, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring mixture to a low boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring often, until berries begin to break down and release their juices, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
Via Martha Stewart