Hosting a Christmas brunch
If the traditional Christmas roast turkey dinner isn’t enough to tantalise your taste buds on Christmas Day, then why not try the ever growing tradition of hosting a Christmas brunch? The Christmas brunch is not only a tradition in many cultures, it is also becoming a popular way of spending time with your loved ones during the festive period too and is a time where a wide variety of foods are served.
Our managing director Benjamin Christie does a family brunch on Christmas day. Here are some of his favourite recipes for Christmas brunch.
Two halves of an English muffin topped with hollandaise sauce, a poached egg and pieces of ham or bacon. Even though this dish can get a little soppy, it is the perfect savoury course for a Christmas brunch with the family.
Fresh salmon which is seasoned and cured with salt, pepper, sugar, alcohol and dill is what we call ‘gravlax’. This cured fish is ideal for a light and sophisticated Christmas brunch time snack when served with rye bread and a wedge of lemon.
There are many, many different varieties of berry smoothie so it is best to have a wide range of fruits available for your guests to select at the Christmas brunch meal. Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, a banana and some milk and yoghurt are ideal in making a triple berry smoothie and are ideal for those who are trying to ‘save themselves’ for the Christmas dinner later on!
Often found on a plate next to bacon and eggs, hash browns are a great accompaniment to many other dishes too. This fried potato cake is served hot and is very easily made using grated potato, onion, egg, and oil.
Well, chicken sausages are pretty much what you would think – sausages made out of chicken. With the chicken and other ingredients blended together, they can be easily made into the usual sausage shape and then coated in breadcrumbs. They can be fried until they turn a beautiful golden brown colour and will perfectly compliment your eggs Benedict or hash browns that are already sitting on your plate!
At what other time of year can you drink champagne at 10.30am and not get funny looks? Christmas is all about the indulgence, and a champagne cocktail is the perfect way to accompany your Christmas brunch. There are many varieties of champagne cocktail so you might want to try a few before you decide what you like, or even experiment on the day (!) just make sure you’re sober enough to be able to operate the oven for the turkey later on…
So, if you have never had a Christmas brunch with friends or family before, why not give it a go?
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