Sunday Brunch the Basket Way

If you’re looking for a way to spend some time with the girls or to catch up with your family, then look no further – Sunday brunch is exactly what you need! There’s something about brunch – the smell of coffee, the delicious food, and the act of gathering to share the events of the week just make this meal extra special. Here at the Big Basket, we’ve prepared a whole brunch menu for you to share with your friends and family. IMG_1232Check out these tasty recipes, because it’s time to do brunch the basket way!!

MenuScrambled Egg BruschettaDirections: First, slice the French bread in half and coat it slightly with olive oil. Broil the bread for a couple of minutes or until it is browned. Next, scramble your eggs by first whisking together the eggs and milk, then scrambling them in a pan. Add a slice of fresh Mozzarella on top of the bread and a large scoop of scrambled eggs on top of the cheese. Then in a small bowl, mix the tomatoes, onions, basil, red wine vinegar and olive oil. Add a scoop of this tomato mixture over the eggs. Season with a little salt and pepper.

32351POTWhite Chocolate and Cranberry PancakesDirections: Make the pancake batter according to your pancake mix’s instructions. Next, carefully fold in the white chocolate chips and cranberries, but make sure not to over stir. Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter onto a hot griddle and cook. Make sure to watch the pancakes carefully so they do not burn. Sprinkle with the cranberries and white chocolate for effect. Unless you have a serious sugar craving, no syrup is need for this decadent dish!

Mash UpPancake DippersDirections: Cook the bacon and set it aside. Next, mix your favorite pancake batter according to the package’s instructions. Pour into a squeeze bottle with a hole big enough to pour the batter (try a cheap picnic ketchup bottle and cut the tip to make it larger). Heat the griddle to about 300 degrees. Squirt the batter onto the griddle in a long oval shape that is longer and wider than the bacon. Then add a slice of bacon into the center and gently press it into the batter. Squeeze more batter on top of the bacon, which will protect the bacon from the griddle. Cook until the batter starts to bubble and then turn it over and cook for an additional few minutes. Serve with syrup in a wide dish or jar for easy dipping. Makes 12 dippers.

product.69389.smallCheesy Hashbrown CasseroleDirections: Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Spray a 9×13 inch casserole dish with a non- stick cooking spray. Next, mix all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and transfer the mixture into the baking dish. Bake for 1 hour or until the casserole is bubbly and a light golden brown. Yields 12 servings.

product.32283POT.small White Chococlate LatteDirections: First, combine the milk and cream into a saucepan and whisk it over a high heat until it is hot and frothy. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and sugar. Then whisk together the hot espresso and white chocolate chips in a mug until smooth. If you’re making a large batch, portion the mixture out into individual mugs. Top with frothy hot milk and stir to blend in the flavoring.

Mash Up 2Does your family or group of friends have a favorite meal time tradition? Then be sure to comment below and share your stories! We hope these recipes inspire you and your loved ones to make memories and most importantly enjoy a basket-inspired brunch!