Brunch is my favourite meal. I love the excuse for sweet and savoury on one plate (pancakes and crispy bacon!) and morning boozing (mimosas!) The timing of brunch sets you up for a perfect lazy day, so far removed from the quickly crammed toast of a Monday morning or the snaffled sandwich in front of a computer screen. Brunch says ‘Take your time guys, and can I get you seconds?’
And brunch is the perfect way to celebrate a lovely shiny new kitchen. We’ve been dreaming for years of a bright new kitchen, to max out the space in our little terraced house, and bring in as much light as possible. And this is the result…
We’re so excited to have it all finished. We’ve got more space, more light, and no horrid beige! Open shelves mean we have to be tidier. At the moment the novelty of it all means that we’re keeping on top of the washing up and choosing only pretty mugs for the shelves. We’ve still got some cupboard space to hide the ugly essentials like super noodles..
We invited the Rusts round for a celebration brunch, to show off the kitchen and put it to work. Coffee, mimosas and bacon sandwiches were an easy win. Smitten Kitchen struck gold once again with a delicious ginger spice pancake recipe. Pancakes are my very favouritest, but they are a pain to cook for a crowd. This baked version is an easy alternative I’d heartily recommend. This is the first of many meals I can’t wait to share here.