What’s for brunch? Here are 3 tasty brunch time recipes to try

Enjoy brunch with your friends is a perfect way to spend a summer’s day. Picture: Pexels Cottonbro Studio

Enjoy brunch with your friends is a perfect way to spend a summer’s day. Picture: Pexels Cottonbro Studio

Published Nov 19, 2023


Sipping mimosas while having brunch with the girls is a chilled way to go into a balmy summer afternoon.

Brunch has become a popular dining concept that combines the best of breakfast and lunch.

It is typically enjoyed on lazy weekends or holidays, allowing people to indulge in delicious food that one can find, either on a breakfast or lunch menu.

If you're planning to host a brunch gathering, here are three recipes to try.

Salmon fritters. Picture: Supplied

Crispy salmon fritters


2 tins of salmon, drained

½ cup of breadcrumbs

¼ cup of plain cream cheese

3 Tbsp chopped dill

3 Tbsp chopped chives

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 eggs

2-3 Tbsp Olive oil

Sour cream, to serve

Chopped chives, to serve

Lemon wedges, to serve


In a large mixing bowl, add the salmon, breadcrumbs, cream cheese, dill, chives, salt and pepper, eggs and mix well (if the mixture is looking too wet, add a few more breadcrumbs).

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and add tablespoonfuls of the mixture to the pan and fry

for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden.

Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.

Serve the fritters with dollops of sour cream, chopped chives and lemon wedges.

Amasi scones. Picture: Supplied

Amasi scones


250 ml amasi or buttermilk

1 cup self-rising flour

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

½ teaspoon salt

1 egg

Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Some additional goodies you can use in the batter:

Chopped spring onions (or chives) topped with feta.

Melted butter and a little honey as a pouring sauce for the top of the scones.


Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Grease the mun tins.

Add all the ingredients to a big bowl and mix until incorporated. Do not overmix, as it could result in dense scones.

Spoon the mixture into your mun pan. (Pro-tip: Use an ice-cream scoop to get equal-sized scones.)

Bake until golden brown 15–20 min, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Quiche cups. Picture: Supplied

Cheesy quiche cups


3 tbsp softened butter

2 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 small red pepper, deseeded and diced

100 g baby/rosa/cocktail tomatoes

200 g button mushrooms, diced

salt and pepper to taste

4 tbsp fresh basil, roughly chopped

For the egg custard

8 large eggs

¼ cup amasi, milk or cream

salt and pepper to taste

½ cup cheddar cheese


Preheat your oven to 200°C and grease the inside of your muffin tin holes with some of the butter.

Add 2 tbsp of olive oil on high heat. Add the onions and fry until soft. Add halved tomatoes and red pepper, cooking for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, set aside and stir in the basil.

For the egg custard

Add the eggs, milk/amasi, and cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper before whisking until well combined.

Add the vegetables into the mixture and combine before dividing into the muffin cups.

Add the muffin tray into the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes or until golden and cooked.

Remove them from the oven and let them cool in the oven before removing them, otherwise, they will break.

(All recipes courtesy of Rediscover Dairy)