I enjoy gathering family and friends for Easter Brunch instead of a heavy afternoon or evening meal. Brunch is the divine mixture of sweet and savory and the best of both breakfast and lunch. It is also one of the easiest ways to entertain. A lot of the recipes can be made in advance. These recipes will also inspire you to garnish your dishes for an elegant presentation. Garnishing is so easy to do.
Last week I shared some stylish ways to decorate your Easter table. Now let’s talk about the menu! Be prepared – – these recipes are mouth-watering!
When planning your menu, choose seasonal foods such as asparagus and strawberries along with holiday specialties such as lamb or ham.
Try to find some dishes that you can prepare ahead of time such as an overnight french toast dish.
If you would like to serve a side of crispy bacon, prepare it on a rack in the oven or directly on parchment paper. It won’t make a mess and you can make a large batch at one time. Here are Martha Stewart’s instructions.
Easter Brunch Beverages
I love to start my parties with a signature drink. You can’t host a brunch without serving either Mimosas or Bloody Marys . . . it just wouldn’t seem right!
Hors d’oeuvres Suitable for Brunch
The mini pancakes on a stick make a darling appetizer for your brunch.
Puff Pastry makes an elegant hors d’oeuvre regardless of the filling!
Easter Brunch Buffet
Fruit salad is so refreshing and goes with everything! This one has a unique twist with dry instant vanilla pudding!
This overnight French toast will save you time in the morning.
Asparagus is in season and pairs nicely with goat cheese.
Dress up your carrots with a marmalade glaze.
Orzo salad is a personal favorite of mine. It’s easy to prepare. You can cook the orzo the day before and store in a zip lock bag with a little olive oil. Add the remaining ingredients the day of the brunch.
Instead of the traditional leg of lamb, cut a rack of lamb into individual chops or “lollipops”.
This salmon looks so moist and delicious! It’s not only healthy but also adds a beautiful color to your spread.
This ham and potato bake recipe is from the land down under.
I made this recently with a slight change to the original recipe. Click here for my take on it at Delicious Ham & Potato Bake. I also share my experience making it in a springform pan which allows you to serve it on a cakestand as shown below.
Easter Brunch Desserts
You can make this layered berry cake with a store-bought angel food cake. It’s simple and easy to put together and oh so colorful!
I personally love anything with lemon. Add butter as in this pound cake and its a sure winner!
What is your favorite Easter dish to prepare?
Click here to see theses adorable Easter Decorations from last week’s post including this chocolate bunny centerpiece. I just love him!
And my version at Adorable Easter Centerpiece where I show how to put this together in less than ten minutes.
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