I like that cafes provide a good atmosphere for me to catch up with friends, and I can spend time observing the cafe's decor and little details. But nothing beats having brunch at home for a thoroughly pleasant time. I mean, it doesn't matter if I wake up late, or whether I'm dressed in my PJs, I still get to enjoy my meal in peace at the balcony on a lazy weekend.
Scrambled eggs brunch
Homemade brunch can be quite easy to whip up. With a few simple ingredients, you'll get a decent brunch meal in a short while.
For brunch one weekend, I whipped up some scrambled eggs in a matter of ten minutes. Of course, the other ingredients (prepping the sauteed mushrooms, frying up the sausages) took just a little extra time, but everything could be done in half an hour's time I reckon.
I prepped and cooked the mushrooms first and left it to cool, and using the same pan, I fried the sausages and sliced 'em up. I started on the eggs using a clean saucepan, and when they were almost done, I used the pan used to prep the mushrooms and sausages to toast the English muffins. I plated everything by placing a slice of brie cheese, sauteed mushrooms and scrambled eggs onto the English muffins, and pairing it with the sausages in a bed of spinach and some fresh vine tomatoes. Yums.
Of course, what is brunch without some coffee or OJ? We had a milk frother at home, so I had a cuppa fresh brewed latte using the Vietnamese hazelnut coffee grounds that I had bought several months back. All in all, a thoroughly satisfying meal. ;)
Ingredients for a homemade brunch
Latte; Brunch plate
Gordon Ramsey's Scrambled Eggs
4 large eggs
large knob of butter (prob about 1 - 1.5 tbsp)
2 tbsp milk (whipping cream preferably)
salt and pepper
Break the eggs into a small, heavy-based frying pan or saucepan and add the butter and salt. Place over a medium-high heat, and stir the eggs together with a wooden spoon.
Once mixed, leave the eggs on the heat for a few seconds, and then stir again. If they're setting too quickly, remove from heat to stir and then replace on top of the stove again. Repeat the over the heat/ remove from heat motions until they begin to set, till they're just at the stage where they are not quite as cooked as you like them as they will continue to cook slightly afterwards.
Remove pan from the heat, stir in the milk, and serve immediately.
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