We know you’ve stalked Insta-rich kids and their designer clothes and shades sipping mimosas every Sunday afternoon, we’ve all done it! Here are 10 easy ways to bring your brunch fantasies a reality right at home! Brunch Rule #1 – it’s against the law to pay Rs 500 for two eggs and a side of hashbrowns
- Fruity Drinks with little umbrellas
Whether you like it tropical or citrus-y or berry-licious, kick-start your brunch with a fun colourful drink. A good squeeze of lime or lemon, hint of mint, drizzle of honey, generous helping of some fizz or a fruit juice, topped off with crushed ice (and vodka) Brunch Rule #2 Drunch = Drinks +Brunch
Sunny side up, baked, scrambled, omelettes, French toast – eggs are an egg-straordinary addition to any brunch. Make your eggs egg-quisite in this super simple way – make a spicy salsa or a sauce (like one you would use as a pasta base), crack an egg on top, and pop it into the oven for 10-15 minutes. The results are egg-celent! (Yes I know this part was filled with egg-stra bad puns! What can I say – it ‘cracks’ me up!)
- Healthy is always happy
Make a simple layered treat with unsweetened yoghurt, sliced bananas, honey and muesli – super yum and super healthy. Oats and cereal are always a good bet. Salads are a good way to start too. You can always throw in a Caeser Salad and pick out the croutons and eat them first!
- Get creative with cuisines
Bring out your inner globe-trotter; don’t hesitate to mix and match with different cuisines. Spanish omelettes, Italian frittatas, Mexican churro waffles, desi aloo paratha go together surprisingly well. Brunch Rule #3 Unleash the experimenter in you, there are no rules for a brunch (oh wait…)!
- Mini Treats
Brunch Rule #4 brunch is the only place where smaller is better! Waffles on a stick, pancake skewers, mini cookies, bite-sized pies – the possibilities are endless. Fun to eat and so much more variety, keep your treats little to add to the cuteness.
- Cheese-y and Fried
Make a mixture with anything from finely chopped mushrooms and mash potatoes to bacon and minced chicken; add your favourite cheese; make small balls; crumb coat and deep fry. You can’t go wrong! Brunch Rule #4 Stuff individual balls with mozzarella before frying to get the perfect pulled-cheese center
- Stuff It Up
Stuff your favourite veggies (mushrooms, bell peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant) with pasta, rice dishes; top it with cheese, and bake to crisp it up. Get the flawless balance between veggie goodness and carb contentment.
- Put it in a tart
Brunch Rule #5 – If you don’t know how to serve something, put it in a tart. Anything from leftover dinner to a ham and cheese mix, the simplest thing is to wrap it in some pastry and bake it. Tarts are the perfect solution. (ratatouille)
- Blend it Up
You know the blender you bought a million years ago and never used? It’s finally time to bring it out of storage! Throw in some fresh fruit with yoghurt and a dash of honey for sweetness and you’ve got yourself the perfect smoothie Brunch Rule #6 everything tastes better as a drink
- Don’t forget dessert
And I don’t mean muffins (which are just wannabe cupcakes, let’s be honest!) but real chocolate-y calorie-filled goodness. Waffles or pancakes are a must-have. Throw in a no bake cheesecake or a make-ahead dessert. No one said no a trifle, ever! Brunch Rule #7 it isn’t brunch if there isn’t icing sugar involved!