Ideas for Your Easter Brunch Every Bunny Will Love

Oh friends!  We have been buuuuusy this week.  It is amazing that we even have time to get this post written and sent off.  Soccer has been ruling our lives this week with games rearranged because of storms, games in the wind, driving back and forth!  But it is Easter weekend and we have several items on The Blind Pig that would be perfect for your holiday breakfast or brunch.

Day DrinkingWe shared this drink with you last week. It is made with Carpano Bianco and grapefruit soda.  It is low in alcohol content and would be a great addition to an Easter brunch.

Cucumber Gin SpritzThis cocktail is also light and would be a refreshing addition to any morning gathering.

Gold Medal Coffee

Of course this would be perfect for the coffee drinkers in your entourage.

Mateo’s Bloody MaryThis easy to make Bloody Mary compliments nicely with bacon and egg dishes.

Rosa SpritzAny spritz is a winner for brunch in our book.

Christmas Morning BreadAlthough we showed you this bread at Christmas, it would make a delicious choice for Easter, as well.

Kerrygold Cinnamon RollsThese rolls are a little time consuming, but well worth the effort.

Kerrygold French ToastYummo!  Enough said.

Wow WafflesWe shared these delightful fluffy waffles with you a few posts back.  Remember, you can also use this recipe for pancakes!

We wish you and your family the best this Easter.  We have some other great posts to share with you in the next few weeks!

Disclaimer: Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking and never drink and drive.

Bonus Post: You Knead It!

So… for our bonus post we had hoped that we would be sharing two fun cocktails to serve at your Super Bowl party.  Since the Chiefs and the Saints are going to be there next year instead of this year, we decided to keep that post for 2020. (wink)  Thus we bring you your January Bonus Post:  You Knead It!

There is nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread.  The winter time is when fresh, steamy bread tastes best.  Is it because it is the ultimate comfort food?  We realized that we have a fondness for featuring good bread recipes on TBPBlog over the past couple of years.  This week we are going to take a look back and revisit some of our “kneadiest” recipes.

Zaya Banana Bread:  Yummy!  If you like banana bread, you need to try this recipe. It is so easy.  Make sure to save some bread for day 2 when the rum is released.  Oh yesssss!

Angry Orchard Bread:  This bread was an overnight success and quickly became a favorite both on the blog and in The Blind Pig household.  Did we mention that there are only 3 ingredients?

Easy Pumpkin Beer Bread:  Easy Pumpkin Beer Bread is the close cousin of Angry Orchard Bread.  You don’t have to wait for the leaves to start to fall to enjoy it.  Try it out today.

Christmas Morning Bread: Craig won’t stop talking about this bread!  This has been one of his most favorite recipes we have ever featured on The Blind Pig Blog.  It is the perfect breakfast bread for a brunch or morning meeting.  Serve it at home or take it to go.

Kerrygold Cinnamon Rolls:  No one makes cinnamon rolls like grandma.  This recipe is definitely worth the extra work.  The Kerrygold icing is a hit!

Kerrygold French Toast:  Looks difficult, but isn’t.  Serve this at your next brunch or family breakfast.  It will impress all who attend.

Whiskey Bread Pudding: This is the perfect warm winter dessert.  It is so filling and comforting with just a little zip of whiskey to warm you inside and out.

 

Seven delicious breads for breakfast, brunch or anytime.  Which one will you try this weekend?

  

 

 

Christmas Morning Bread

Christmas Morning Bread

One of the best things about Christmas is jumping out of bed early in the morning in anticipation of unwrapping presents under the tree.  Since our family usually has a big meal planned for Christmas, we don’t tend to eat a huge breakfast.  If you have guests staying with you, it’s nice to put your best foot forward at breakfast — especially on Christmas morning.  We are sharing an easy, tasty and fresh recipe with you that will delight all of the members of your family on that joyous holiday morning.  Your house guests will think that you went all out just for them.  You can smile graciously.  No need to tell them how easy this delectable breakfast was to make.

This recipe was a combination of a few recipes that we had found over the years.  One recipe was from Taste of Home December 2017 issue and the other was from Southern Living December 2009, and then we added in a little twist of our own. This great recipe can be prepped a day ahead and baked fresh in the morning or warmed in the oven.  To make Christmas Morning Bread you will need, sugar, cinnamon, frozen bread roll dough, Kerrygold butter, chopped pecans, brown sugar, Templeton Rye whiskey and semisweet baking chocolate bar.

First we started to thaw out our frozen rolls.  They were not completely thawed by the time we started to work with the dough, but we think it helped to have the dough slightly thawed.  You can make your bread from scratch like Grandma Ruth likes to do, but we opted for the frozen dough which was easier.

Next we combined the sugar and cinnamon.  We melted our Kerrygold butter in the microwave.  We sprinkled a few of our chopped pecans in the bottom of a sprayed bunt pan.  Next we made our whiskey caramel sauce.  We placed brown sugar, butter, and whiskey in a small saucepan; brought it to a boil;  cooked and stirred for 3 minutes. Then removed from heat to cool.

After about 5 minutes,  we poured about 1/3 of caramel in the bottom of the bundt pan with the pecans.  This gave the top of our bread a nice sweet glaze.

We prepped our area by having the rolls handy, along with the butter, sugar cinnamon mixture and bundt pan.  Next we took a roll.  Dipped it in the butter, and then rolled the top 1/2 of the roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.  We placed the roll in the bottom of the pan.  We continued until we had a fairly even layer of rolls on the bottom of the pan.  We drizzled caramel mixture and pecans over the first layer of rolls.  Then we continued layering the rolls and adding pecans and caramel drizzle over each layer until we had 3-4 layers. Our package of rolls was 3 lbs.  We thought, “What the heck.  The more the merrier, right?”  Wrong.  It was too much dough and our rolls overflowed in the oven.  Stop at about 2 pounds of dough. (wink)

Next we covered with plastic wrap and placed in a warm toasty spot in our kitchen to rise for about 45 minutes.  If you want to bake these Christmas morning, you can cover and chill them in the fridge.  We would suggest taking them out and letting them rise slightly before placing in the oven.

When you are ready to bake, place them in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees.  Make sure to place a baking sheet covered in foil on the bottom oven rack. (Believe us, you do not want to skip this part.  We saved ourselves from cleaning up a huge mess by doing this!) Bake bread for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven. Cool in pan for about 10 minutes, and then invert on a serving plate.

To make the chocolate whiskey glaze you will need to melt the chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl.  We melted ours in small bursts of 30 seconds, so we didn’t over cook.  When chocolate is melted, stir in 1/4 cup of whiskey and stir until smooth.  Drizzle the chocolate whiskey glaze over the top of the bread.

If you are viewing this post in your email, visit us at http://www.theblindpig.blog for a full printable recipe of Christmas Morning Bread.

When we made our bread in our test kitchen, it did not last long.  Blind Piglets #2 and #3 and their friends finished it off pretty quickly.  We had a few left overs for the next day, and we think it tasted better on day 2.

Are you going to treat your family Christmas morning?  Do you need to impress your mother-in-law?  Whether you are staying in or headed out, Christmas Morning Bread will be sure to become one of your family’s holiday favs.  Let us know if you try it out.  We love hearing what you think!