Looking for an exciting, refreshing way to kick off and celebrate the weekend with your nearest and dearest? Experience a luxurious, feel-good brunch at home - the perfect weekend pick-me-up that anyone can achieve.
Brunch is one of the most enjoyable meals to serve because there are no rules. There's usually something sweet, something savoury, and something mouth-watering for everyone! It also means you can all sleep in and still gather for an intimate, joyful, and relaxing meal together.
Discover these three easy steps to achieve the ultimate, beginner-friendly, and stress-free brunch! Read on for recipes, and find all your starter kitchen needs available on the Frasers eStore.
Step #1: Create Your Brunch Menu
We recommend creating a brunch menu that’s easy to prepare, and versatile enough to satisfy both the sweet tooths and those who prefer the savoury, such as a waffle spread!
Waffles are a great way for your loved ones to get creative and customise their own meals. It also leaves all the work of plating and decorating to them, which is part of the fun! All you have to do is prepare the waffle batter and toppings ahead of time.
Add pandan extract and/or vanilla extract to your sweet waffle batter for extra fragrance!
For sweet waffles, try this fragrant Singapore-style Pandan Waffle recipe. You can choose to serve with colourful topping choices such as ice cream or whipped cream, fresh berries or banana, Nutella, jam, honey, maple syrup, and even peanut butter. The list goes on!
Singapore-style Pandan Waffles
Makes 4 waffles
1. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
2. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, butter, pandan extract and vanilla extract together.
3. Combine both mixtures and whisk until smooth.
4. Preheat the waffle iron.
5. Pour the batter in, and cook for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Get creative with savoury waffle toppings such as avocado, smoked salmon and even fresh rocket leaves!
For savoury waffles, these cheesy waffles are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. You can choose to serve with a variety of delicious choices such as avocado, cheese, bacon, fried eggs, fresh salad or sautéed vegetables, and even smoked salmon on the side!
Crispy Cheesy Waffle Recipe
Makes 6 waffles
1. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk milk, butter and egg yolks together.
3. Combine both mixtures, and whisk until smooth.
4. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites using an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
5. Fold egg whites into your mixture gently and add cheese.
6. Preheat waffle iron.
7. Pour about ¼ cup of waffle batter in, and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
The key to good waffle batter is the right measurements, so invest in a Solar Cooking Scale from MUJI for solar-powered precision. Once you’ve prepped all your ingredients, the quickest way to prepare your batter is with the 5.5L Stand Mixer from Mayer. It’s easy to use, and features a beater, dough hook and balloon whisk, with six speed controls for efficient mixing.
You need to get the Rommelsbacher WA 1000E Compact Waffle Maker from Ink & Sacs for several reasons. Firstly, its elegant stainless steel casing is chic and easy to clean. Secondly, it features baking plates with non-stick coating, which means you don’t need as much oil in your recipes! Lastly, its streamline design makes it ideal for small kitchens.
Step #2: Prep Ahead of Time
Prep ingredients the night before brunch to save time, and make it a family activity!
Make brunch stress-free by prepping as much as you can ahead of time! For example, the waffle batter can be premixed and stored in the fridge the night before.
Toppings such as fresh fruit and vegetables can be washed and cut ahead of time, and stored into Sealing Up Enamel Preservation Containers from MUJI. Not only do these containers come in a variety of sizes, their minimalist design makes them sleek serving plates as well! Made of enamel, they are acid resistant and do not retain smell, while the lid seals tightly to keep smells and liquids from leaking.
For savoury toppings such as bacon, eggs and sauteed vegetables, do a quick fry up right before brunch starts using a Square Frying Pan from MUJI, so they are still hot when you're about to eat.
Step #3: Set Up a Mini Drinks Station
Add homemade mimosas to your brunch menu as a special treat for the adults.
Want to make your brunch especially memorable? Set up a mini drinks station where adults can indulge in fabulous mimosa cocktails, while the kids can enjoy delicious smoothies!
Mimosas can add effortless glamour to any occasion. To make, simply fill champagne glasses half full with Prosecco and top up with orange juice. We recommend the Beato Vino Frizzante Prosecco from Bottles & Bottles for its fresh, floral and fruity notes of rose and peach. Drop a strawberry or a few blueberries into each glass for an extra touch of elegance! You could also store your mimosa mix in a Stainless Steel Heat & Cold Retaining Mug from MUJI, so it stays cool all day.
Alternatively, enjoy satisfying smoothies such as an Avocado Gula Melaka or a healthy Triple Berry Smoothie, which are effortless to make with our range of blenders from Mayer. Get the recipes here.
As for tea lovers, we recommend American Ginseng Teabags with French Rose Buds from Wing Joo Loong, which can help to provide an energy and immune boost.
We hope you feel inspired and equipped to create your own brunch at home. Once you’ve got these three steps covered, just relax, dig into tasty waffles, and enjoy a rejuvenating weekend with the family.
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