Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spring Brunch: Mother's Day

We hosted some of my family over the weekend for a Mother's Day Brunch. I tried to keep everything simple & easy but pretty too.

I prefer to setup the food buffet style on the counter since our dining table is on the smaller side, all of this would never fit. I made two quiches using this recipe.  One was white aged cheddar + chives and the other was spinach, mushroom + goat cheese. Both were delicious and quiche is so easy to make- Love it. We also had ham, grilled shrimp, spinach salad, cheesy potatoes and fruit.. yum!

 I've been wanting to make this chocolate cake for a while now and I'm glad I did. It was pretty amazing. Rich chocolate but not too sweet, almost fudge-y. I did substitute the boiling water with hot coffee and I think it really made a difference.  I made this frosting recipe which paired really well with the chocolate cake. I piped on the frosting and they were suppose to look like rosettes but this frosting doesn't hold up too well for piping. It was still a pretty textured cake but more importantly- tasted great.

We also had creme puffs, store bought and drizzled with Saunders hot fudge & powdered sugar.

We ended the day enjoying the beautiful weather & a glass of wine in the backyard.

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as I did!


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