Brunch

Cheese and Ham Brunch Croissants

These tasty croissants are a brunch staple, however taste incredible at any time of the day. Try and use a few different combinations of your favourite ham, cheese, or even prosciutto for a quick and easy meal which is super-filling.

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Serves 2

Ingredients

2 large croissants

2 tbsp butter

2 slices ham

50g cheese

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 200ºC (400ºF). Slice the croissants down the middle and spread each side with butter.
  2. Place a thin piece of ham on each side of the croissant, then follow with the cheese. Close the croissant, then wrap with aluminium foil for extra crunch.
  3. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with fresh lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and cucumber.

Image via The Gunny Sack

May 17, 2015

Mother’s Day Eats: Chorizo, Tomato and Feta Omelette Recipe

Nothing says “I love you” more than going that extra mile, so in the lead up to Mother’s Day this Sunday, we’re providing you with some of the most delicious recipes to spoil hers truly with.

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Any recipe that combines chorizo and feta is sure to be a taste sensation. So why not create the perfect brunch or late breakfast for Mum with this protein packed egg omelette? Serve with with sourdough toast and fresh juice for the ultimate dish.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 tbsp oil

1 small onion, sliced

1 chorizo sausage, diced

150 cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup basil leaves, torn

1/2 cup parsley, chopped

100g Persian feta, crumbled

6 eggs

Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle

1/2 lemon, juice

Method

  1. Preheat your grill, so it’s nice and hot.
  2. Heat the oil in a 20cm non-stick fry pan. Add the onion, fry gently for 3 minutes until soft.
  3. Add cubed chorizo (the chorizo will sizzle, releasing spices and oils).
  4. Add the tomatoes and basil, cook for another 1 minute. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  5. Mix the eggs together with a fork, season.
  6. Return the pan to the heat, when hot, pour in the beaten egg. Swirl the egg mix with the fork for 30 seconds, then scatter in the chorizo mix along with the cheese and parsley.
  7. Place the pan under the grill, until the omelette is golden brown.
  8. To serve, add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and squeeze of lemon.

Recipe via Eggs Australia

May 6, 2015

Top 10 Brunch Spots in Sydney

Regardless of where you live in Sydney, there are many brunch spots scattered all over the city which are definitely worth their travel time. So whether you like poached eggs, pancakes, or avocado on toast, these cafes specialise in mid-morning meals, which is sure to bring in the likes on Instagram.

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The Grounds of Alexandria

Where: Alexandria

This is technically cheating since The Grounds is perfect at any time of day, but who can resist a brunch session on a lazy Sunday morning? The fruit platters are divine, but the baked eggs and fresh juices are a must, also.

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Cuckoo Callay

Where: Newtown

If you love bacon, then Cuckoo Callay is definitely the place to be. Pumpkin fritters, marinated avocado, and a classic quinoa bircher is the best way to bring in the weekend.

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Bread and Circus Wholefoods Canteen

Where: Alexandria

While you’ve probably seen this one splashed across your newsfeed before, there’s a good reason why. Offering clean and healthy brunch meals, the menu at Bread and Circus is sure to satisfy any craving.

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Three Queens on King

Where: Newtown

Indulge in a generous serving of cured salmon and poached eggs with a side of freshly squeezed orange juice… Yum!

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The Boat House

Where: Balmoral and Palm Beach

Another cult favourite has got to be The Boat House, which features stunning views of the beach plus some killer coffee.

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The 5 Cafes Pantry

Where: Camperdown

Tucked away in a little side street is a delicious menu perfect for those who want to enjoy egg and dairy-free options.

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Indigo Double Bay

Where: Double Bay

Treat the entire family to wholewheat pancakes and aromatic coffee, located in Sydney’s east.

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Three Williams

Where: Redfern

For something a little sweeter, why not test-run the crunchy French brioche with yoghurt, nuts, and berries? Drooling in 3, 2, 1.

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Lady J Cafe

Where: Bondi Junction

Try one of the best cronuts in the city if you’re taking a meal to-go, or sit down and enjoy a classic smashed avocado.

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The Tuckshop

Where: Glenhaven

Try the new breaky box featuring sticky roasted pumpkin, boiled egg, blue lentil, avocado, and raw veggies.

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Images via Instagram

April 8, 2015