I am planning to have some friends from church over for breakfast in a few weeks. I want it to be really cute and girly, but also paleo. I plan on making egg "muffins" with eggs, sausage, and full-fat cheese (I eat a little bit of dairy), and also serve coffee and fresh fruit. Any ideas for other breakfast items that would fit this girly type event?
Maybe smoked salmon with capers, red onion and cream cheese. Or a butternut-squash soup with bacon garnish, and a mixed green salad with toasted pecans and goats cheese.
I love the egg muffins idea, plus someone else's idea about whipped cream and berries, but perhaps a baked almond flour based item like madelines or financiers? Those are both very girly, delicate treats. You could always do a regular financier recipe, and use a tiny bit of all purpose gluten free flour as the flour (the ratio of flour to almond flour is already small in financier recipes) so it should still taste good, even white rice flour could suffice. Good luck and have fun!!
How about a Moroccan style orange salad? Get gorgeous oranges. Peel by slicing the skin off with a knife. Slice remaining orange horizontally. Lay out on a pretty platter and spritz (if you can) with orange blossom water. Or brush a little bit on, or ever so gently toss or sprinkle. Shortly before you serve, sprinkle the orange slices with some nice cinnamon. It's one of those things that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Here is what I would serve
Pickled plate - Blue Cheese stuffed olives, fresh thick-cut pickles, pickled peppers and cauliflower.
Caprese Salad (Whole milk mozzarella, fresh basil, fresh tomato, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper).
Smoked salmon wrapped around cream cheese, bacon, and a green onion.
Egg salad with bacon, rolled into lettuce leaves or served on ribs of celery, topped with chives.
Dessert: Slightly frozen strawberry/banana puree with shaved dark chocolate served in a martini glass.
I made an awesome goat cheese & mushroom tart for my husband for Valentines day: http://freshhabits.blogspot.com/2012/02/mushroom-goat-cheese-tart.html You could also use the same idea to make mini-tarts in tartlette shells. Or a similar quiche like filling in individual custard cups.
I'd totally do the berries & whipped cream thing too. And perhaps proscuitto wrapped melon slices. And lox rolled around cucumber & avocado and sliced into sushi rolls garnished with capers. And either deviled egss or a few heart molded eggs, like here: http://www.annathered.com/2010/09/29/how-to-make-a-heart-shaped-egg/
Yeah, brunch ideas, I haz them.
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