So begins Gale Gand's newest cookbook to hit the shelves, Gale Gand's BRUNCH!
Gale is a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and executive pastry chef and co-owner of the world-renowned Chicago restaurant Tru. This is Gale's seventh cookbook, and I was fortunate enough to be asked to read it and whip up a dish from it. Can do!
It was so hard to choose just one, as the book is divided into several delicious sections: Drinks, Brunch Basics, More Eggs, Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast and other Sweets, the Bakery, Brunch Bites, More Savories & Some Sides, Salads & Soups, Fruits and Condiments. As well as tips on Menus and Equipment and Ingredients.
Gale champions brunch as the perfect time to entertain, as the foods straddle sweet and savoury, and the mood is relaxed. She takes some old classics and gives them a fun new twist, leaving you to plan out just who you are going to have over and when.
As promised, the dish came together easily and was absolutely delicious. I can't wait to try some of the other dishes. Hmm, maybe the Iced Coffee with Cinnamon-Coffee Ice Cubes, Baked Eggs in Ham Cups, and Almond Ciabatta French Toast? What about the Ginger Scones with Peaches and Cream, Moist Orange-Date Muffins, Glazed Crullers, and Quick Pear Streusel Coffee Cake?
In this 208 page book, there are 100 delicious brunch recipes and 60 colour photographs to inspire you for your next brunch party. There is something here for every type of brunch, kids fare, romantic rendezvous, friends and family and more!