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10 Quick-fix Holiday Brunches


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A proper English tea service makes brunch a formal affair.
A proper English tea service makes brunch a formal affair.
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England offers old-world charm, including its traditions of elegant, formal meals and tea time. You can wow your guests and appeal to sophisticated tastes by opting for a British theme. Put on your favorite herringbone or tweed driving cap, and take a fantastic voyage with this royal brunch.

Suggested Menu:

Entree: English muffin breakfast sandwiches or corned beef hash and eggs

Side dishes: Porridge (boiled oatmeal) or shredded wheat cereal, topped with fresh or dried fruit, and an array of scones, crumpets and toast with assorted jellies, jams, marmalade and butter

Beverages: English breakfast and Earl Grey teas, hot toddies

Holiday accent: Tea time gets its own hour in Britain, but you can incorporate a tea service into brunch. Fill a silver or porcelain teapot with hot water for tea. Load a sugar bowl with brown and white cubes, and fill a matching creamer with cream. Don't forget the dainty teacups for hot beverages. For those who don't drink tea, serve their cold beverages in silver goblets.

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