Sunday Brunch French inspired recipes

Date: 16-May-2019

It's time to think about the weekend!

Do you have any plans ? Why not treat yourself and your loved ones with a brunch.

Add a little je ne sais quoi to your Sunday brunch with these French inspired recipes!

Start with the right cocktail : Mimosa.

It really doesn't get any easier than this, since the basic mimosa recipe calls for a bottle of your favourite sparkling and juices. Once you combine the three ingredients, you are all set to celebrate. 

Ingredients

  • 30 ml orange juice
  • 30 ml pineapple juice

Directions

Fill a champagne flute 1/3 full of the juice mixture and top with champagne!

Tip

Add a twist to the classic recipe with a touch of colour for more happiness in your flute 

Top up with 2 tbs of Grenadine!

Now ready for some yummy food ?

This Cheesy Oeufs Cocotte recipe is the quick-but-fancy breakfast recipe you’ve been waiting for – baked eggs with cream, melted cheese, ham, and toast.

WHAT IS A COCOTTE?

A cocotte is a round baking dish that typically has little handles on its sides; very similar to a Dutch oven. The word itself can be translated from French to mean “pot” or “casserole dish”. It can also refer to hens or chicks, or even a term of endearment.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped ham
  • 2 tablespoons grated Gruyere cheese or Comté
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs (per person)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh chives

 Directions 

- Preheat the oven to 180 C

- Brush butter or oil inside of the ramekins; set aside.

- In a bowl, grate the Gruyere or Comté cheese and chopped ham.

- Then add in heavy cream, salt, freshly ground pepper. and chopped chives Whisk until mixed.

- Crack one egg in each ramekin. Then divide the filling equally among two ramekins.

- Arrange the ramekins in a baking tray and pour boiling water in the tray.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until your preference.

Serve with toasted bread or baguette when hot.

A brunch wouldn't be complete without sweets!

For all the sweet tooth based in Auckland, collect pain au chocolat or croissant from L’Atelier du Fromage.