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February 13, 2016

Galentine’s Day Brunch Recipes

A waffle bar complete with waffles, fruit, sprinkle covered doughnuts, and flowers beautifully make up this brunch buffet.

For delicious food that pairs perfectly with the Galentine’s Day cocktails featured previously, follow these three simple recipes to create a beautiful brunch spread for your gathering on Galentine’s Day 

Mini-Frittatas

8 eggs
4 oz. shredded ham
2 roasted red peppers
⅓ cup crumbled goat cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk 8 eggs in a bowl. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray. Pour eggs into each spot, filling the tin about halfway. Top with equal portions ham, peppers and cheese. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Serves 12.

Waffle Bar

A waffle bar is a fun and simple way to let guests personalize their own dish, and allows the host time to mingle instead of being stuck in the kitchen during the party. Offer a variety of toppings such as fresh fruit, chocolate chips and whipped cream.

2 tablespoons sugar
1½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1½ cups milk
2 eggs
3½ tablespoons butter

Preheat a waffle iron. Combine sugar, flour and baking powder in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk milk and eggs. Add liquid into dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Melt butter, and stir it into the batter. Slowly add prepared batter to waffle iron, and cook according to iron instructions. Serve prepared waffles with toppings. Serves 8.

Doughnut-Hole Skewers

3 cups vegetable oil, for cooking
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼  teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup low-fat milk
1½ cups all-purpose flour
⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg
¼ unsalted butter, melted
1½ teaspoons baking powder
Confectioner’s sugar, for coating

In a bowl, combine granulated sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In a separate bowl combine butter, eggs and milk. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and mix until a soft dough forms.

Heat oil in a deep pan to 375 degrees. Drop spoonfuls of dough into the oil, and fry until golden-brown, taking care not to crowd the pan. Remove to a paper-lined baking sheet to drain, then roll doughnuts in confectioner’s sugar. Divide doughnut holes among five skewers (five per skewer). Makes 25.

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