Wednesday 31 December 2014

5 Great Brunch Ideas for New Year's Day

In between painting my nails and sorting my hair out for this evening, I’ve been thinking hard about what I want to eat tomorrow. It’s probably the most hungover day of the year, and so a good brunch is a must. Well – depending on how bad your hangover is – I wish you the ability to be able to eat tomorrow! Presuming you can, here are my top 5 brunch recipes. They’re easy, tasty, and will sort you right out for an arduous afternoon of watching bad movies and eating brown food and various dips.

Dip & Share Eggs
These Moroccan-esque eggs have been around for years, but I am a fan of The Londoner’s recipe. It’s very easy, and a great way to use up leftovers. I find that I usually have most of the ingredients on hand anyway. It’s super filling, and not too terrible for you either. We usually serve it straight from the frying pan, with warm baguettes that we buy part-baked. You will get tomato splatters on your pyjama top, but don’t worry about that. No one’s looking.

Chorizo Scrambled Eggs
This is a great recipe for if you’re feeling a little poisoned. Eggs will give you protein, chorizo will give you salt (I always want salty food when I’m hungover) and flavour, avocados are generally amazing for you and popping it all on a wrap stops it seeming too heavy. It’s not really a healthy brunch at all, but it’s much better for you than a greasy fry up, so hooray for that.

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
This is a fantastic hungover brunch recipe, as you can do all the hard work the day before. Then, the next day, you just need to stagger out of bed, pop this in the oven and spend rest of the morning picking at them from under a duvet on the sofa. Sounds pretty ace to me.

Eggs Benedict
It’s an oldy but a goody! I'm sure you know the recipe, but this one's pretty good. Did you know you can make poached eggs in advance, too? Undercook them slightly, just pop them into cold water and put them, covered, in the fridge. To heat, pop them in a pan of boiling water and allow to heat through for a minute or so. The yolk will even stay gooey – it’s like magic! I like them on lightly toasted muffins with a some great quality ham and a drizzle of hollandaise sauce. I also like them over homemade guacamole with a drizzle of sweet chilli, which isn’t really Eggs Benedict at all, but it sure does taste good.

Breakfast Burrito Bites
These are a bit different, but perfect if you’re feeding an army on New Year’s Day. You can make them ahead and freeze them, or just do all the prep ahead and on the morning just pop on the egg mixture and cheese and pop them in the oven. If you’re like me, and want to eat everything in sight when you’re hangover, these are perfect for you as the recipe makes 12 bites and no one is going to tell if you eat them all.

Alternatively, you can do what my friends and I did a few years ago and get on the phone to the local pizza place! Even less effort... sounds good to me...


  1. These are great! I am going to try the burrito bites at the weekend! :)

  2. ooo looking at these right now and yum yum yum. saving this post xx happy new year xx

  3. Chachouka (dip'n'share eggs) is one of my favourite brunch recipes EVER. So so delicious! My boyfriend and I have it for a light supper sometimes too :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  4. Eggs Benedict is a classic brunch recipe, I'm getting hungry just looking at this!

    Maria xxx


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