Four ways with brunch - recipes


Serves 4

Egg and bacon pie. Picture: Antoine de RasPea, feta and mint fritters. Picture: Antoine de RasMuesli fruit crumble. Picture: Antoine de RasLemonade scones. Picture: Antoine de Ras

8 slices brown seed bread

250g back bacon, chopped

1 onion, chopped

125ml grated mozzarella cheese

125ml grated Cheddar cheese

4 eggs

30ml chopped chives

salt and pepper

Remove crusts from the bread and, using a rolling pin, roll out the bread until flat.

Use the slices to line a 23cm pie or flan dish. Overlap slices and press down well to make sure there are no gaps.

Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes until bread is lightly toasted. Cook the bacon and onion until soft. Sprinkle half the mozzarella and Cheddar over the base and top with onion and bacon mixture.

Break the four eggs over the mixture. Sprinkle with chives and season. Sprinkle over remaining cheeses. Bake at 180°C for about 20 minutes until eggs have just set. Serve sliced into wedges.


Makes 12-14

250ml self-raising flour

2 eggs

125ml milk

500ml frozen peas, thawed

200g feta cheese, crumbled

30ml chopped fresh mint

1 bunch of spring onions, chopped

oil for frying

Put the flour into a mixing bowl.

Combine the eggs and milk, and mix well.

Add to flour and whisk until smooth.

Mash the peas roughly and add to the batter together with feta, mint and spring onions.

Heat about 15ml oil in a non-stick frying pan and place spoonfuls of pea mixture into the pan and fry on both sides until golden brown.

Drain the fritters on paper towel and serve with fruit chutney.


1 large pear, cored and diced

2-3 plums, stoned and diced

250g frozen raspberries

125g strawberries, halved if large

125ml sugar


250ml flour

100g butter, cubed

125ml brown sugar

200g muesli

Combine the pear, plums, raspberries and strawberries in an ovenproof baking dish.

Sprinkle over the sugar and mix well.

To make crumble, put flour into a bowl and rub in the butter.

Stir in sugar and muesli and mix well.

Scatter on top of the fruit and bake at 180°C for 20-30 minutes until crumble is golden.

Serve warm with Greek yoghurt.


Makes 12

These scones contain only 3 ingredients and are quick and easy to whip up.

875ml (3.5 cups) self-raising flour

250ml cream

250ml lemonade

Put flour into a bowl and add the cream and lemonade, and mix to form a stiff dough.

Turn out on a floured surface and knead very gently to form a smooth ball.

Pat the dough out until about 2cm thick.

Using a round cutter or a glass, press out the scones.

Place on a greased baking tray and brush with a little milk.

Bake at 200°C for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Remove and serve split with jam and cream.