Have you considered hosting an engagement party brunch? After all, it's pretty much everybody's favorite meal, and often more affordable than a dinner party. We've compiled 10 delicious recipes for you to make to celebrate your favorite engaged couple.
Quick Cinnamon Rolls
These icing drizzled baked goods (above) are much simpler to make than you might think. Although most cinnamon rolls can be at least half a day's work, these take a hour. You could also wrap these up for guests as an engagement party brunch favor to take home.
Some people just aren't sugar people. And as much as we don't understand those people, we still think you ought to have something on hand for them. These apple, sage, and gruyere scones (below, left) are so rich you don't need to add anything to them. Although we think either a bit of jalapeno or tart cherry jam would be amazing.
If you are having a larger engagement party brunch, you might want to consider food stations as a practical way to serve the crowd. Man a crepe station (above, right) and set out a selection of toppings, such as nut butters, fruit, Nutella, and goat cheese.
When you are preparing a brunch, it's easy to cover everything in the awesomeness that is bacon. However, many of your guests could prefer meatless dishes. Make an easy vegetarian strata featuring seasonal veggies and potatoes. It's hearty and satisfying.
Homemade Pop Tarts
When you are the hostess with the mostess you understand the importance of serving at least one "wow factor" dish. These peach and berry homemade pop tarts (above) are a ton of work, but your guests' gasps of delight will make it all worthwhile.
Gluten Free Treats
Is the bride or groom gluten intolerant? Either purchase or bake them something so that they can enjoy a tasty treat at their own brunch. These blueberry scones (below, left) are relatively easy to make and go great with a strong cup of coffee.
While most traditionalists swear by buttermilk, we believe that the secret to the fluffiest of pancakes is ricotta cheese (above, right). They have the same slight tanginess as buttermilk pancakes, but with a richer texture. Serve with warm maple syrup.
Homemade Gourmet Donuts
Okay, so we're not going to lie to you and tell you these donuts are a cinch to make. Definitely for the experienced home baker, these bites of heaven are filled with a peanut butter and bourbon creme. Yes, peanut butter and bourbon. Enough said.
The secret to making any treat taste like a million bucks? Marzipan. These brioche pastries are another toughie-but-awesome recipe, so try to bake them at least once before the big brunch. Top with sifted powdered sugar and sliced almonds.
When you think you'll be running short on time, make brunch sweets like fruit tarts. They look beautiful and offer many servings, so you won't spend as much time slaving over individual portions and presentations. Use whichever fruit the couple likes and is in season.
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