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DIY Mother's Day Brunch

Just because your fave brunch spot is closed on Mother's Day this year does not mean you can't enjoy a delicious and meaningful brunch with your fam. Whether you're celebrating you, your own mum or your mum friends, the opportunity to sit down (at home or on Zoom) for Mother's Day brunch shouldn't be passed up. We've put together 3 amazing (and easy) recipes for you to try this Mother's Day to celebrate motherhood near and far, together or apart!


Griddle Me This

Nothing puts a smile on our faces quicker than a big stack of pancakes in the morning. If you've ever had the pleasure of dining at one of Toronto's finest brunch establishments, Mildred's Temple Kitchen, then you've most likely had the honour of digging into a warm plate of their famous blueberry pancakes. These thick and fluffy pancakes are a must-try for Mother's Day brunch. Lucky for you, we nabbed the recipe from the Mildred's website so you can try them at home for yourself.

Photo: Taste Toronto

Mildred's Temple Kitchen's Famous

Blueberry Pancakes

 

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup of white sugar
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • ¼ cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • And some extra unsalted butter on hand to grease the skillet

METHOD

Step 1: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the buttermilk and melted butter.

Step 3: Using a spatula, combine the dry and wet ingredients to make a thick, lumpy batter, taking care not to overmix.

The real trick to these is in the mixing. If you overmix the batter, your pancakes won’t be moist and delicate.

Step 4: In a nonstick skillet, melt some butter over medium-high heat. Ladle ⅓ cup of batter into the hot skillet and sprinkle with blueberries. Take care not to overcrowd the skillet, since the pancakes will puff up as they cook.

Step 5: When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake and the edges begin to brown, flip the pancakes and cook the other side. It should take about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Keep them nice and warm by keeping them in a 250ºF oven.

Step 6: Smother with maple syrup, fresh blueberries, dollop with whipped cream and maybe even a good dusting of icing sugar.

 

Something Savory

As a nice counter-balance to your very sweet pancake course, may we suggest a hearty frittata to even the palate. This one from goop is incredibly delicious and impossibly easy. The onions give the dish a subtle sweetness, while the hearty greens add substance and bulk. Add this to your at-home brunch menu for 10's across the board.

Frittata with Caramelized Onions and Greens

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small yellow onion, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 bunch of hearty greens like chard, kale, beet greens, or dandelion greens, torn
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Flaky sea salt and Aleppo pepper for finishing

 

Photo: Goop

METHOD

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2:  In an 8-inch ovenproof frying pan, melt the ghee over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and let cook for about and hour over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally so that the onions evenly reduce and caramelize.

Step 3:  Once fully caramelized, add the greens and sauté until they have softened. Then add the lemon juice.

Step 4:  Add the beaten egg mixture to the pan and let it cook on the stovetop for about 5 minutes, then transfer it to the oven for another 8 minutes.

Step 5:  To serve, slice and sprinkle with flaky sea salt, Aleppo pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Photo: Instagram @joudelj

Champagne for Breakfast

What is brunch without mimosas? The sparkly, tangy and sweet breakfast cocktail that makes popping a bottle of Champagne at 9AM both acceptable and super-fun. Mother's Day is a cause for celebration without a doubt, and a morning mimosa is the perfect refreshment accompany your decadent meal. Pour one out for your mama, you both deserve it.

Photo: Love & Lemons

Classic Mimosas

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of Champagne, prosecco, or cava, chilled
  • 3 cups (750 ml) orange juice

METHOD

Pour the sparkling wine into the Champagne flutes, filling each glass about half full. Pour the orange juice on top to fill each glass and serve.

The Extras

Now that you've got your brunch menu set, let's talk about the extra little touches to make your at-home brunch just that much more special. We recommend using your 'good' napkins and tableware for this event; we're loving this terracotta napkin set from Bed. Threads. A nice cup of tea post-meal is also a great idea to ease digestion and relax the stomach after all that noshing. Our new Sereni(tea) herbal tea blend may be on pre-order as of yet, but any herbal tea containing mint, ginger or chamomile will do the trick. We deeply understand the urge to slip into something more comfortable post-big meal. The Calm Club Varsity Sweat Set was pretty much invented to fill that need. Throw it on after your brunch to sit back and relax on the couch with mom for some primo quality time.

Terracotta Napkins (set of four)
Bed Threads.
$50

Calm Club Varsity Sweatset
KIP.
$79

Sereni(tea) Sleep Tea
KIP.
$12

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