Sunday Breakfast Sunday Brunch

Lazy Sunday mornings are a thing of the past once children come along, so now I like to make them easy Sunday mornings instead!

When I was growing up, Sunday mornings were usually spent in bed sleeping off the effects of Saturday night. Then to help me get back on track I’d have a full Irish before heading off with the lads for a ‘post mortem’ on our previous night’s antics. More often than not, the afternoons were spent drifting from jazz club to jazz club – all the rage in Dublin at the time - a fantastic way to spend the day, before heading home to a big roast dinner.

As a chef in Canada, brunch was BIG business, especially on Sundays. We would do covers for up to 2,000 customers, so you can imagine how happy I am to have just 22 rooms at Dunbrody House to cater for!

Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs

Nowadays with our busy schedules, Sunday is the ideal day to get the family together for a cooked breakfast... it the Full Irish or smoked salmon scrambled eggs. Both of course served with buttery toast, pots of tea and the Sunday papers. Sometimes I make a big batch of American pancakes with berry compote - there are always clean plates and major brownie points when I do these.

One of my favourite brunch recipes is eggs Benedict; poached eggs served on breakfast muffins with lovely crispy bacon, all smothered in hollandaise sauce - simply divine! Check out my how to video showing you my simple and fail safe way to poach eggs before making my homemade hollandaise.

Sausage And Mushroom Omelette

If you’re serving a large crowd for breakfast, my sausage and mushroom omelette is the perfect option as it’s a one-pan breakfast where everyone can help themselves. It also makes for an ideal lunch when served with a salad. If that sounds a bit time-consuming - perhaps you’re heading off visiting for the day - my tasty and easy to make breakfast/brunch croissant is the ideal snack to have en route.


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