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Cooking for Mom

Sometimes the greatest gift for Mom is making her feel spoiled and taken care of, taking away the stress of those jobs that somehow get deemed “mom” responsibilities, like making Sunday brunch! If you missed the chance to purchase tickets to our Mother’s Day Brunch or if you just prefer to stay home and DIY it, we have some Pineridge Hollow breakfast staples to help make your Mother’s Day Brunch a success. These recipes are simple and straightforward, yet elevate the breakfast classics of bacon, eggs and toast. The recipes are easy enough to have the kids help too!

Here’s the menu:

  • Freshly Baked Scones
  • Dilly Scrambled Eggs
  • Maple Peppered Bacon

Finish the brunch menu off with some of Mom’s other favourites like fresh fruit and cheese or yogurt parfaits!

Recipes (based on a gathering for 4 people):

SCONES

INGREDIENTS

3.5 cups flour

¼ cup sugar

4 tsp baking powder

¾ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

3/4 cup butter

1 ¾ cup buttermilk

*If you like, try adding in different ingredients to flavour your scones – some favourites around Pineridge Hollow are: herb & cheese, lemon poppyseed, banana chocolate chip, blueberry pecan.

 

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until butter is in pea sized pieces.
  • Mix in buttermilk and combine until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Mix in your choice of additional ingredients at this point.
  • Using a large ice cream scoop (approximately 8 oz), scoop scone mix into 12 scones on your baking sheet.
  • Bake for 22 minutes, until bottoms of scones become golden brown.
  • Serve warm with jam, cream cheese, butter, etc.

MAPLE PEPPERED BACON

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup maple syrup

½ cup brown sugar

¾ tsp fresh ground black pepper

½ cup water

1-2 packages bacon (depends how much your family likes bacon!)

 

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line 1-2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients (except bacon) in a small saucepan
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to med/low.
  • Simmer until sugar dissolved and mixture thickens.
  • Spread bacon evenly on baking sheets.
  • Pour maple mixture evenly over bacon.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes depending how crispy you like your bacon!

DILLY SCRAMBLED EGGS

INGREDIENTS

10 eggs

1/3 cup half & half

½ tbsp fresh dill, chopped

Salt & pepper to taste

 

METHOD

  • Whisk all ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • Heat butter or oil in a non-stick pan or skillet over medium/low heat. Pour in egg mixture.
  • Cook eggs, stirring frequently until they form soft curds and no liquid remains.
  • Serve immediately!

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