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Fast & Easy Brunch Recipes

Get your weekends off to a great start with a brunch spread that's made for fuss-free entertaining. Using delectable food and drink items from Cost Plus World Market, food blogger and stay-at-home dad, Gerry Speirs, came up with a simple yet delicious menu that's easy-to-prepare and so good that everyone at the table will be asking for seconds.

Bacon and Egg Stuffed Crepes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, (2 slices chopped into small dice and set aside)
  • 2 pre-made french crepes
  • ¾ cup grated cheddar
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro

Instructions

1. In a small pot, warm the milk. Add the grated cheddar and whisk until smooth. set aside but keep stirring every now and then to prevent it getting clumpy. If it does add a little more milk and whisk.

2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the eggs and stir gently.

3. Chop the remaining 6 slices of bacon roughly and add it to the eggs. Keep stirring the mixture until it begins to come together. Don't overcook it or it'll be tough and rubbery.

4. Lay the crepes out on a flat surface. Divide the cooked egg mixture between the crepes and roll them up into a tube shape. Place on a serving dish and drizzle with the warm cheese sauce. Garnish with more chopped bacon bits and some chopped cilantro.

5. Serve with salsa at once.

Read more about these recipes on Gerry's blog, Foodness Gracious.

Get your weekends off to a great start with a brunch spread that's made for fuss-free entertaining.

Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Scones

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar, plus some extra for sprinkling on top
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup whole milk, plus two tablespoons divided

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, nuts and white chocolate. Add the butter in chunks and work with your fingertips until it becomes crumby.

3. Add the egg and 1/4 cup whole milk and stir to combine. Dump out onto your work surface and gently pat into a disc about one inch thick. Cut into triangles and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Keep the scones close to one another. Using a pastry brush, glaze the scones with the milk and sprinkle some more sugar on top.

4. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool and drizzle with some extra white chocolate and serve with the thick Devon Cream.

Get your weekends off to a great start with a brunch spread that's made for fuss-free entertaining.

Blood Orange and Champagne Mimosas

Ingredients

  • Champagne
  • Blood orange soda

Instructions

1. Fill two champagne flute glasses about three quarters of the way up with the champagne. Top up with the blood orange soda and enjoy.

Get your weekends off to a great start with a brunch spread that's made for fuss-free entertaining.

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