There are many things that represent the Australian culture among millenials, but my top three would have to be (1) having a holiday in Bali, (2) the love of Vegemite, and more recently, (3) the brunch obsession!
Going out for a weekend breakfast or brunch has reached cult status in Australia, to the point where cafes rival to have the best ‘smashed avo’ or coffee. As much as I love going out for brunch, a brunch held at a friend’s house years ago still holds a special memory in my heart! Whether you’ve been out the night before and crashed at a friends, hosted a good ol’ fashioned sleepover or just want to invite your peeps around in the morning, here’s how to host the best brunch at home in a simple and fuss-free manner.
The Perfect Brunch at Home
For me, there are a few main components of a good brunch that will have me remembering it for years to come. Of course there’s coffee, but remember to cater to all taste buds, with something sweet and savoury on offer. I love the idea of having smaller portions so you can graze and try a little bit of everything until you’re content!
For my brunch at home I made a cold brew coffee (details here), picked up some mini croissants to fill with ham and cheese, and topped some raisin toast with ricotta, honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The ricotta and honey toast is definitely one of my brunch faves, but they are few and far between on menus! Luckily its super easy to recreate at home. You can make all of these things ahead of time and they don’t take much skill to get right (anyone else still trying to perfect a poached egg?!)
most bakeries or supermarkets will have mini croissants available, perfect for the bite-sized brunch. Fill them with ham and cheese and either put them under a grill or in the oven. If you want to get a bit gourmet, try swapping out tasty cheese for Swiss (or any other that takes your fancy!)
Ricotta and Honey Raisin Toast:
This one is as simple as it sounds. Cook your raisin toast and top with a generous spread of ricotta, drizzle with honey and add a sprinkle of cinnamon or fruits of your choice. It would also work well with sliced fig on top.
Stay tuned for another post on this simple cold-brew coffee that is all the rage right now, and easier to make than you think!