Lazy weekend breakfasts and brunches are THE BEST. I think they’re probably my favourite meal of the week and there’s a good chance that my death row meal of choice would be a big-ass brunch with all the bacon. There’s something extra special about getting up after a long lie in, whacking on the kettle and then whipping something you wouldn’t normally have time to scoff on a weekday morning. I know for a fact that I’ve got some leftover buttermilk in my fridge that’s destined to become a big stack of pancakes tomorrow morning and I CANNOT WAIT. But if you’re in the mood to try something a little different this weekend, here are five lazy brunch recipes fresh from the archives. 🙂
I love French Toast. If you’ve got some stale bread (brioche, even better), milk and a couple of eggs then you’re golden. But, let’s take it up a notch – and this is genius – once you’ve dunked your french toast into the milk and egg mix, try adding a crunchy coating by dunking it into a bowl full of crushed cereal before you fry it! And, bada-bing bada-boom, you’ve got yourself some Battered French Toast. I like to use Frosties, but you could literally use any cereal you fancy. The possibilities are endless.
This is one of my favourites things to have for Brinner (…breakfast for dinner – am I the only one who calls it that?) and I probably cook it at least once every couple of weeks. Obviously the halloumi, potatoes and fried egg are non-negotiable, but as for everything else? Add whatever you fancy or whatever you’ve got hanging about in the back of the fridge. Cherries tomatoes on the turn? Throw them in. Half a red pepper? Be rude not to. Leftover salad? Go for it.
Oh baby. If you’ve ever wondered what might happen if you baked pancake batter instead of frying it, then wonder no more. The result is basically one big, sweet yorkshire pudding. The edges rise and crisp up to create a kind of bowl shape that you can fill with whatever you like.
I call this Hair of the Dog Shakshuka due to the generous glug of vodka stirred into the herby tomato passata that makes up the foundation of this cosy breakfast. There are literally hundreds of ways to make shakshuka, but all of them end with a very runny, very dunk-able egg (or eggs!) swimming in the middle. It’s an easy one pot breakfast to share. Yum!
If you’re not a fan of heavy brunches or putting in some time in the kitchen on the weekend, then this one’s for you. Yoghurt Parfait Pots are basically sweet yoghurt pots topped with fruit and granola. You can whip them up the night before and then just add the toppings before you’re ready to eat them. The perfect breakfast to take back to bed with a massive mug and a magazine. 🙂
What’s your favorite weekend brunch? 🍳