It had been a while since my boyfriend and I last hosted brunch, so we put together another one this weekend. I had some recipes that I wanted to try and my boyfriend had been wanting to re-create a brunch dish that we had eaten at Medina Cafe in Vancouver.
Plus, brunch is awesome.. so there's always that reason.
I made some savory goat cheese and green onion mini muffins. So easy to make and slightly addictive. It's a simple muffin recipe with a blob of melting goat cheese in it which makes them savory, tangy, and a little bit sweet at the same time.
I also baked a lemon scented pull-apart coffee cake (otherwise known as delicious bread of awesome deliciousness). A sweet yeast dough is cut and spread with butter and lemon sugar so that after it bakes you can peel off the slices without having to cut the loaf.
EDIT: I'll have the bread recipe post up by Wednesday (promise) Recipe here
For the main dish we roasted baby potatoes that had been tossed with rosemary, garlic, chili powder and olive oil. We had picked up some apple chicken sausages from Spolumbo's which we baked in the oven at the same time as the potatoes.
Generally, when planning a menu it's a bad idea to compose it entirely out of recipes and dishes that you've never made before. However, we were having the brunch specifically to try new recipes so I was glad that everything turned out so well. Oooh, risky menu planning.. we're living on the edge over here.
And then once every one had left it was followed by food induced comas.. otherwise known as naps.