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F&W’s Ultimate Guide toBrunch Recipes

Terrific egg dishes, irresistible breakfast breads, sparkling cocktails and bacon—here are all the reasons that F&W loves brunch.

Broccoli Frittata (photo at right)

Amazing Breakfast Pastries

  • Orange Popovers

    Grace Parisi loves popovers, but baking them can be tricky: They don’t always rise as they should. For these foolproof ones, Grace adds a bit of baking powder to the batter and chooses to use a regular (not nonstick) muffin tin.

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    Brunch Recipes: Orange Popovers
  • Crêpes with Sweet Yogurt and Raspberry-Apricot Sauce

    These crêpes are like free-form blintzes, with a thick, creamy Greek-style yogurt filling and a quick topping made with preserves and raspberries.

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    Brunch Recipes: Crêpes with Sweet Yogurt and Raspberry-Apricot Sauce
  • Chocolate Chip and Banana Muffins

    Like banana bread, these especially moist muffins by F&W’s Grace Parisi are a great way to use up overripe bananas. Chopped toasted pecans would be delicious in them, too.

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    Brunch Recipes: Chocolate Chip and Banana Muffins
  • Cinnamon-Pecan Buns

    The soft and sticky dough for these sweet buns—made without butter or oil—gets its richness from pureed cottage cheese. As they bake, they rise and puff into a perfect round of pull-apart buns.

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    Brunch Recipes: Cinnamon-Pecan Buns
  • Orange-Cranberry Scones with Turbinado Sugar

    Mani Niall’s pleasantly dense cranberry-studded scones get a toffeelike flavor from light brown turbinado sugar, which has large, crunchy crystals.

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    Brunch Recipes: Orange-Cranberry Scones with Turbinado Sugar
  • Butterscotch Sticky Buns

    “Over-the-top, sticky, gooey goodness—or, as I like to call it, ‘love.’” That’s how pastry chef Catherine Schimenti describes the thrilling moment she first dipped a warm sticky bun into sweet-salty butterscotch sauce.

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    Brunch Recipes: Butterscotch Sticky Buns
  • Souffléed Strawberry Jam Omelets

    These ethereal free-form soufflés—filled with strawberry jam—are equally good for brunch or dessert.

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    Brunch Recipes: Souffléed Strawberry Jam Omelets
  • Mama’s Blueberry Buckle

    Martha Greenlaw learned to make this delicious, coffee cake-like dessert with a streusel topping from her mother, Inez Glidden.

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    Brunch Recipes: Mama’s Blueberry Buckle
  • Strawberry-Almond Scones

    These scones use a mix of whole wheat pastry flour, which is less dense than whole whea flour, and all-purpose white flour to lighten the texture of the scones, so they’re delicate and tender.

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    Brunch Recipes: Strawberry-Almond Scones
  • Lemon-and-Orange-Glazed Pound Cake

    Bill Bowick, co-owner of Charleston’s Sugar Bakeshop, created this impressive recipe to use the treasured Bundt-cake pan that Leigh Magar got from her great-grandmother.

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    Brunch Recipes: Lemon-and-Orange-Glazed Pound Cake
Brunch Recipes: Most Delicious Breakfast Sandwiches in the U.S.
F&W’s Best Lists

Most Delicious Breakfast Sandwiches in the U.S.

The megatrend of restaurant breakfasts has spawned a mini-trend: the restaurant breakfast sandwich. Here, Food & Wine editors name their favorites across the country, from biscuit bombs to a version that uses sliced bread pudding in place of bread.

Brunch Recipes: Classic Breakfast Recipes
Chef Recipes Made Easy

Classic Breakfast Recipes

A husband-and-wife team of Kansas City chefs give all-American breakfast food an elegant little lift.

Featured Videos

Featured Video: Ken Oringer on the Ultimate Brunch Play Video
Ken Oringer The chef describes his ultimate brunch.
Featured Video: Mario Batali’s Frittata Play Video
Mario Batali Ricotta frittata with farm fresh eggs.
Featured Video: Richard Blais on the Ultimate Brunch Play Video
Richard Blais Brunch tips from the Top Chef star.
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