New Year’s Brunch Worth Celebrating

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Begin the new year with family, friends, and good food. Throwing a casual brunch is a great way to celebrate the fresh start without sacrificing a restful night’s sleep.

 

Fantastic First Bites

Sometimes keeping it simple is the way to warm the heart. Hosting a casual open house with pastries, coffee and mimosas is highly enjoyable for guests and no-fuss for you. For a meal of slightly more substance, consider making bialys with savory gravlax or a quiche with a delicious combo of flaky crust and egg and cheese.

Brunch Bubbles

A mimosa bar makes a great complement to your brunch menu. To avoid too much sweetness, use a dry sparkling wine like cava or prosecco. Pair it with a variety of fresh fruit juices like orange, pomegranate, or grapefruit to suit all tastes.

Savory Bialys and Gravlax

Cook Time 30 min |

Topping Ingredients

1 tbsp olive or canola oil

1 small onion, diced small

½ tsp minced rosemary

Kosher salt

1/8 cup fresh bread crumbs

½ tbsp poppy seeds

Bialy Ingredients

3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour or bread flour

2 ½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp instant yeast

1 ½ cups water

Roasted Tomato Quiche

Cook Time 30 min |

Crust Ingredients

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp kosher salt

10 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed

2 to 4 tbsp ice water, as needed

Filling Ingredients

4 large eggs

1 cup whole milk

1⁄4 tsp. table salt

1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper

3 or 4 large Roma tomatoes, sliced into thin rounds

1-1⁄2 cups grated Gruyère cheese

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