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Best Holiday Brunch Recipes

Because holiday brunches are the best brunches.

1. Honeyed Banana Dutch Baby Recipe

Dutch Baby
(Photo: Joann Pi)

A Dutch baby is a puffed pancake made with a simple, egg-rich batter poured into a preheated skillet and baked in a hot oven. Perfect for a crowd.

2. Poached Eggs with Asparagus and Truffled Hollandaise Recipe

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If there’s ever a time to add truffle to your hollandaise, it’s New Year’s morning. Serve with the best bread you can find, toasted and buttered, to catch the drips.

3. Shakshuka Recipe

Shakshuka

This North African dish gained popularity in North America in the last couple of years—it’s essentially comfort food in just one pan.

4. Blinis and Latkes with Gravlax and Caviar Recipe

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Blinis are silver dollar-sized buckwheat pancakes traditionally used as a vehicle for smoked salmon or caviar; latkes are crisp, lacy potato pancakes that serve a similar purpose on the Hanukkah table, although they’re often topped with applesauce.

5. Smoked Salmon and Leek Frittata Recipe

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If ease is the primary goal, then a frittata is your ticket: slip it in the oven, and you’re free to get back to your rum and egg nog.

6. Citrus Salad Recipe

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Rich eggs deserve a refreshing counterpart—and citrus and avocado are a perfectly wintery pair.

7. Homemade Granola with Lavender and Honey Recipe

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Sometimes simple is best. Make this the night (or a couple of nights) before, and you’ll have something to tide you over before the big feast that night.

8. Cogg Nog Recipe

Cogg Nog

Don’t forget an adult beverage or two. Lauren Mote’s grown-up egg nog gets its edge from tea and cognac.

 

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