There is that time of the day when you skip Breakfast for one reason or another, but before noon you start having the ping-pang in your belly telling you to feed it. Then it is time for Brunch: Something filling which take the place of the Breakfast and the Lunch altogether.
Smoked Salmon on Sourdough Bread Toast, topped with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce. The Brunch is served with Pomme Anna and Cherry Tomatoes. The finishing touches are chopped Chives and fresh Marjoram.
Not eating Breakfast happens almost every day for me. If I do have one it will be pretty scarce either a bowl of Cereals, a cup of Tea with a Muffin or a Fruit Juice with a Cereal Bar.
My usual morning Black Tea with a spoonful of Honey for a little sweetness: Breakfast in a cup.
Then there is the wait for Lunch which is possible when you have a modicum of a small Breakfast but when you have none then the possible solution is a Brunch. It needs to be more consistent than Breakfast. I tend to love Eggs with my Brunch for a good intake of Protein. An Egg, fried, poached, in Omelette style, scrambled, or hard boiled or soft boiled always win over a cup of Tea, or is my cup of Tea in a Brunch.
For the love of Eggs... On a bed of Sweet Potatoes, chunks of Tuna, dices red Bell Sweet Peppers, chopped Spring Onions, Cress, chopped Chives and Black Pepper.
An Egg Benedict upon a Muffin is a delicious Brunch to have. I could mention a fair few Brunches involving Eggs which I do enjoy to make. So Eggs Benedict is one of them either with Bacon or Smoked Salmon. It is a Brunch for Spring. When Summertime comes, it is Eggs Florentine but also Salad Nicoise. In Autumn a good Kedgeree tick all of my boxes, a Frenchy/English Breakfast as well. When the cold days of Winter are here then I turn to Croque Madame and Croque Monsieur.
Having fun with a Home Made Kedgeree, which is done with Soft Boiled Eggs, Chorizo, Red Sweet Bell Pepper, chopped Chilli, Basmati Rice, chopped Coriander, Peas and shredded Spinach.
Of course Eggs are not the only Ingredients which can enhance and compliment a Brunch. A very healthy one is the Avocado. Creamy, buttery, the Avocado can be spread upon a Toast and served with multiple things like Smoked Salmon, Quail Eggs, Tomatoes...
Simple Avocadoes on Toast with a fried Egg, Plum Cherry Tomatoes, black Sesame Seeds and a Chai Tea.
Smoked Salmon, Mackerel Paté, Bacon, Ham, Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Cheese, separatly, are also my go to for a Brunch. It could do a very filling one. Ham and Cheese are a perfect combination for example. Adding the Bread that you fancy may give you something lovely to munch on.
A guilty pleasure of mine: Cheddar Cheese Scones with Ham. A Brunch, a Snack, a quick fix...
Crêpes with Sautéed Mushrooms, Spinach and Poached Duck Eggs.
Delicious Crêpes recipe stuffed with sautéed mushrooms, lardons and spinach, with luscious melted blue cheese, tipped with a poached duck egg. This little number is perfect for a lazy weekend Brunch and can easily be adapted to suit a vegetarian palate.
Cordy's Anglo/French Brunch
It is a take on the English Breakfast being French.