Simple baked egg Easter brunch inspiration
I've always had such fond memories of Easter brunch at my Aunt's house, where she would have delicious breakfast bites, mimosas and of course lots of sass and laughter. One of the many reasons I love brunch is because it makes the start of the day feel like a celebration, especially during a holiday with friends and family.
While our Easter plans have changed because of the pandemic to more intimate gatherings, I wanted to share some elegant inspiration regardless of how you plan to enjoy the day or if you are religious.
Setting your Easter table
This year, we were inspired by greenery and spring florals with blue, purple and white hues after finding a stunning hydrangea tablecloth at Home Sense. Using the tablecloth as your canvas is sometimes the best way to inspire your color palette, dishes, and decor items. Easter traditionally features pastel colors, but you can also go in a bolder direction with jewel tones or monochromatic.
Whimsical plates are another way to dress up the table, especially because the compliment and sometimes enhance the table. While we traditionally use my mom or grandmother's china plates, we chose the cabbage plates because they beautifully matched our garden theme.
Get creative with your Easter centerpiece
Start by selecting one Easter decor item to build your centerpiece around. I knew I wanted to have these adorable moss bunnies as a focal point, then selected a round vase and beautiful bouquet to keep it simple yet elegant. Highlight flowers that are seasonal such as tulips, hydrangeas, daffodils or hyacinth and that can easily be found at your local grocery store or garden center. While some pre-made bouquets are beautiful, don't be afraid to purchase several types of flowers to make your own centerpiece.
Baked eggs are a crowd pleaser
After seeing a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living, one of my favorite breakfast dishes has become a baked egg. They are light, fluffy and you can really customize baked eggs every time you make them to match whatever you are in the mood for! For how to make baked eggs, follow the instructions below:
First, you'll want to spray Pam on a small au gratin pan. Then, crack two eggs into the pan.
This is the fun part where you can add any vegetables or toppings you desire, such as sauteed tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, caramelized onions, spinach or fresh herbs. Place all items on top of your cracked eggs.
Next, add a pinch of salt and a few cracks of pepper. For the final topping sprinkle cheese over the toppings and egg (which after baked, will create a dedicant crispy cheese crust). You can't go wrong with cheddar, parmesan, goat cheese, mozzarella or Boursin!
Bake at 425 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes, depending how firm you like the center of your egg. Take out of the oven and enjoy!
Garnish, garnish, garnish!
No dish or drink is finished unless you garnish! For a boozy brunch, place carrot greens in your mimosa for a special detail. Other options to consider include edible flowers, bunny cocktail stirrers or wine charms.