Sunday, 14 October 2012

Brunch & Co Event #14 - Another British inspired brunch!

Today we welcomed ten lovely Brunchers to an intimate Brunch & Co brunch - it was so great having a smaller group this time around after some of our mammoth events of 16 or more in the past!

We're also just back from an awesome trip to the UK & France, so our hearts, minds and tummies were still firmly fixated on the delicious British/European food we had indulged in when we were coming up with this month's menu - Black pudding anyone?

To decorate the table, I made some peach cupcakes with a brown sugar cream cheese frosting topped with pineapple "flowers" - thin slices of pineapple dried in the oven.

I also made some cinnamon & walnut scrolls - I am having a bit more success with my yeasted doughs after a few dry & unrisen attempts!  Not the most flattering photo, but trust me they were pretty delish, and smelt amazing!

For starters, we served smoked haddock paté with mini Yorkshire puddings, otherwise known as "Yorkies"! We served these in our newest "carboot find" - a beautiful tea set which cost us a grand total of GBP8!

For main course, our guests indulged in Scottish smoked salmon, oaty buttermilk pancakes topped with a chilli & lime butter, perfectly ripe avocados (a rarity in Singapore!) dressed with lemon, salt & pepper & creamy scrambled eggs - this is my idea of "Brunch Heaven" on a plate!

Cucumber, lime & mint sorbet served in little egg cups cleansed the palate perfectly. Our special "little" guest, Naomi, was so cute when she said it was like eating toothpaste.  Hmmm, hopefully in a good way!! I loved that comment :-)

Our finalé today was a slice of Bakewell tart - made with a sweet pastry tart case, smothered with homemade mixed berry jam and topped with an almond frangipane, served with gently whipped cream and drizzled with an orange sherbert icing.

Well that's it for another brunch!  Thanks so much to our fabulous "Sous Chef", Li-Yong, for helping out today, you're a STAR!!

We hope you all had a lovely time today at Brunch & Co, and hope to see you all again soon! "Like" us on FACEBOOK to stay tuned for some other exciting new events coming up!!

In the meantime, happy brunching to one and all.

Louise & Mark xx

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