Are you doing brunch for Mother’s Day? Mix up a Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or maybe pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly… this brunch is about to get interesting.
If you are cooking at home for the mom in your life (or moms – hey, multi-generational brunch sounds great!), try one of our exclusive recipes. Developed and tested by our expert staff, these recipes include the sweet and the savory, so there’s something for every taste. You could call it the recipe for a memorable Mother’s Day brunch.
1. Dutch Baby Pancake with Candied Bacon
The Dutch baby is having a moment right now. Part pancake, part custard, part soufflé, and totally delicious, the Dutch baby is simple and fun to make. Which is why it’s the perfect choice for Mother’s Day brunch. Our recipe has candied bacon, because, well … we love bacon. This bacon-rich Dutch baby is what brunch dreams are made of. Best part? It’s ridiculously easy to make and comes together quickly. Mom will be impressed.
2. Foie-ffles: Strawberry Waffles with Seared Foie Gras & Balsamic Syrup
No brunch recipe roundup would be complete without foie-ffles. Even better than chicken & waffles, our foie gras & waffles recipe combines seared foie gras with fresh strawberry waffles, strawberry sauce, and tart balsamic syrup. They’re perfect for a special occasion brunch.
3. Fig and Prosciutto Tart
For an elegant brunch you could set out a course of charcuterie and cheese. With no cooking required, it also simplifies matters. But show that you made the extra effort with this recipe.
Our fig and prosciutto tart recipe is as easy to make as it is beautiful and delicious. Salty Jambon de Bayonne (that’s our prosciutto with a French accent) pairs perfectly with creamy mascarpone and sweet figs. If you can’t find fresh figs, replaced them with ripe stone fruits for equally great results. Served at room temperature, this tart is ideal for a brunch gathering.
4. Maple Bacon Doughnuts
Where there is brunch, there is bacon. We love this doughnut recipe because it brings the sweet and savory together in a decadent and delightful combination. And once again, there is bacon involved. The creamy maple glaze ties it all together nicely. If you have some of that Bourbon barrel aged maple syrup, you could use it here. A happy Mother’s Day will be had by all.
5. Ham, Asparagus, & Wild Mushroom Strata
This cheesy casserole is part frittata, part savory bread pudding, and totally delicious. It’s also a great way to use leftover ham. We specified boneless ham, but a bone-in ham or even smoked chicken will work just fine. Called “strata” because all the ingredients are layered, this recipe is easy to assemble and bake in the oven, so it’s a good choice for a busy brunch.
6. Crispy Mushroom Triangles
We are kind of obsessed with these mushroom pockets right now. Flaky phyllo dough wrapped around umami-rich organic mushrooms and herbed crème fraîche makes for a tasty hors d’oeuvre. But what a fun addition to a simple brunch. Scramble eggs or bake a quiche – and pass around a plate of these delectable hand pies. There will be no leftovers.
Did we mention the truffle butter? The dough is brushed with black truffle butter, so these triangles come out of the oven crispy, golden and flecked with black truffles. Perfection.
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