What is it about a brunch that always sounds so appealing? Is it that it falls at a convenient time of the day, our love for breakfast foods or the camaraderie of family and friends? Whatever the reason, brunch is a great way to celebrate the holiday season.
The menu is easy to plan if you start with hearty main dish cobbler. Dessert cobblers are certainly a Southern favorite, but the same concept will work for savory dishes, too. Breakfast cobblers are made with an easy pour-batter crust. Combine self-rising flour, butter, milk and eggs and then pour over a filling. As it bakes, the crust becomes crisp on the top and the eggs in the batter create a quiche-like texture on the inside.
It’s hard to beat the taste of a traditional country breakfast consisting of ham, eggs and hash browns. Country Breakfast Cobbler combines all these favorites with cheddar cheese in one easy dish with a tender crust.
A more sophisticated version is the Italian Breakfast Cobbler which is also delicious. This cobbler combines savory Italian sausage, spinach, sweet red pepper, onion, mushrooms and provolone cheese with a Parmesan cheese topping.
Either of the above cobblers could be considered a meal in itself, but with the addition of seasonal fruit, a crisp green salad and something sweet – you have created the perfect brunch menu.