I don’t really have a favorite day of the week but I do love Sundays. “Easy like Sunday morning” kind of explains why I adore Sundays. Not every week I will have a relaxed Sunday but when I have, I will sleep in and prepare a lovely breakfast or brunch. In my Sunday breakfast post from last year you can see what I love to have for breakfast. But for brunch things are kind of different. All of these recipes are really easy to follow and don’t take that much time (which is the best). Now, let’s start to create the perfect Sunday brunch!
First things first, a yoghurt parfait. I always see these on Instagram and Pinterest and everyone seems to have them for breakfast or brunch. Sometimes I like to have yoghurt and I think a yoghurt parfait is nice to have for brunch. To make one you will need greek yoghurt, granola, fruit (or jam if you’re lazy like me) and honey. I used a mason jar to make my yoghurt parfait. First I added the greek yoghurt, then added the granola, after that you can add your fruit of choice or jam to the top of it and some honey if you like. It’s very easy to make a yoghurt parfait and you can make it however you like to have it!
A Sunday brunch wouldn’t be complete without some freshly baked american pancakes. I had never made pancakes from cratch so I just looked for a recipe online and ended up using the breakfast pancakes recipe from Jamie Oliver and put my own spin on it. You will need a cup of flower (if you aren’t using self-raising flower, put in a bit of baking powder), a cup of milk, one egg, a tablespoon of cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
Whisk all of the ingredients together until you have a smooth consistency. Add some butter or olive oil to your pan and wait until it’s hot. Make sure the whole pan is filled with butter or olive oil and start adding the consistency to your pan. For this I use a very large spoon so I have enough for one pancake. Get a spatula and make sure the sides don’t stick to the pan. Lift the pancake a little bit up to see if the bottom is getting light brown. When it is, flip your pancake around and do the same thing for the other side. If the other side is light brown as well, your pancake is done! Add your favorite topping (jam, sugar, maple sirup) and your american pancakes are complete!
When it gets a bit colder, I love to drink tea. A hot cup of tea will warm me up and makes me feel cozy. But the past couple of weeks I’ve been especially loving fresh mint tea. When I go out for lunch with my friends, I mostly get a fresh mint tea. If you haven’t tried it, you definitely should. It’s also very easy to make yourself. At home we have a mint plant (which we bought at a supermarket), I get a couple of branches from it, put them in a mug, add hot water and the drink for Sunday brunch is done (to make it taste even better, add some honey). ☕
I think a Sunday brunch should also have some kind of snack in it. One of my favorite things to make are croissants but a couple of weeks ago I found a very easy recipe that said you could also use croissant dough to make cinnamon rolls. To make these you will need croissant dough, 120 grams of light brown sugar, one tablespoon of cinnamon and a bit of melted butter.
First weigh your light brown sugar, add one table spoon of cinnamon to it and stir it together. After that melt a little bit of butter, roll out your croissant dough and spread the melted butter all over the dough. Then take a spoon to add the light brown sugar and cinnamon mixture to the dough. I use a spoon because you can push the sugar and cinnamon mixture in to the dough a bit. When you’ve spread the whole mixture around the dough, start rolling the dough. Now you only have to cut the rolls. Be very careful when you do this because the dough can break and that’s something you don’t want. When you’ve cut your rolls, put them on a baking sheet with baking paper (otherwise the sugar will burn into the baking sheet). Now put them in a pre heated oven (180 °C) for about 15 minutes (it depends on your oven so check your rolls every once in awhile) and your delicious cinnamon rolls are done!
Well, after reading all of this you can now look forward to the weekend, especially Sunday. I think my Sunday isn’t complete without having breakfast or brunch with my family. It’s nice to start the day with some good food, like these options. I also like to make cinnamon rolls whenever I feel like having a warm snack since they’re so easy to make. I hope you liked this post and its recipes. Do you like having brunch? Are you going to make these for Sunday brunch?