Gourmand Geets: Un Brunch Chez Moi

Who doesn’t enjoy a laid back Sunday brunch? It’s a lovely way to spend Sunday in the company of good food, drinks and alcohol AND it’s easier to organize. Plus it makes perfect sense for the OCD cleaner in me – so much easier to clean up after a brunch than a dinner that stretches into the next morning! So one lovely Bangalore weekend, we called up some friends and invited them home for brunch…and what fun we had. The menu simple, the alcohol light and breezy like the weather. And the company was perfect.

We started a little before noon with some close friends and a merry spread of slices of baguette with various toppings, banana muffins, prosciutto, apples & cheese. To quench our thirst, there was rosé sangria and beer of course!

BrunchSpreadFor the toppings, I used three simple recipes:

Egg Salad
4 boiled eggs
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp cheese spread
1 tsp mustard
1/2 onion finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Cut the eggs into half and separate the yolks. Mix the yolks with the other ingredients. Cut the white into smaller pieces and mix into the yolk-mayo-cheese mix. Spread over baguette or toast. Don’t forget to crush some fresh pepper over the toasts before serving!

BrunchSpread2Tomato Saalan
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 green capsicum finely chopped
Salt and pepper to toast
1 tsp olive oil

Lightly sauté the onions and garlic till soft and fragrant. Add the capsicum and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook on low heat till it dries up a little. Cool and serve on baguette or toast.

Baked Beans
1/2 cup baked beans
1/2 onion
2 cloves of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Coriander to garnish

Lightly sauté the onions and garlic till soft and fragrant. Add the baked beans and cook for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with finely chopped coriander and serve on baguette or toasts.

P.S Recipe for the muffins & lunch to come up in a few days!

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