Spring brunch for your friends

It is springtime in Berlin, with a few minor setbacks, with warmth, sun and happy people. Every year it is really fascinating when the sun comes out; where are all the people hiding during the winter!? Anyway, back to the brunch…

French rolls

  • 50 g Yeast
  • 6 dl Water (lukewarm, 37 ⁰ C)
  • 12 1/2 dl Wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons Salt

Stir the yeast in the water until it dissolves, add the flour and the salt. Mix the rather runny dough quickly. Let the dough ferment for an hour. Set the oven to 250⁰ C.

Pour the dough carefully on a, with flour, powdered worktop and add flour on top of the dough. Cut the dough in approximately 30 pieces, and put them carefully on baking plates covered with oven paper. Ferment for another 10 minutes.

Put the baking plates in the oven (if you have a circotherm oven, otherwise bake one plate at a time) and spray some water into the oven. After 5 minutes lower the temperature to 200⁰ C and bake them for another 5-10 minutes.

Swedish herring specialty

  • 4 Potatoes, boiled
  • 1 Red onion, chopped
  • 1 tin of Matjes herring (you can get it at IKEA)
  • 2-3 Pickled gherkins, sliced
  • Dill
  • Chives, finely chopped
  • Västerbotten cheese, slices
  • 1-2 Spring onions, chopped
  • 10- 15 Pickled onions

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp Rape oil
  • 1 tbsp White vine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sweet Mustard
  • Dill
  • Salt and pepper

Arrange the ingredients on to a platter so that it looks nice. Mix the dressing ingredients together and pour it on top of your dish.

Ceviche

  • 1 Avocado
  • 100 g fresh Zander
  • 1-2 Spring onions
  • 1/2 Red pepper
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Red chili
  • 2 Lime fruits
  • fresh Mint
  • Olive oil

Cut everything in small pieces. Put the fish in a bowl, press the lime juice over and add a splash of olive oil, leave it for 30 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend everything together.  Serve on a platter or in glasses.

Smoothie

  • Bananas
  • raspberries, frozen or fresh
  • fresh Mint leaves
  • Yoghurt
  • Mango juice

Use an electric mixer; add all the ingredients and mix them together. Decorate with fresh mint leaves and raspberries.

Small pancakes with fruit salad and ice cream

  • 4 Egg whites
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 2,5 dl Wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • a pinch of Salt
  • 2,5 dl Milk
  • 3 tbsp Sour cream
  • 50 g Butter, melted

Use an electric mixer and mix everything except for the egg whites in a bowl. Mix the egg whites separately to a soft meringue; blend it carefully with the mixture. Fry your pancakes in a medium heated frying pan with butter, approximately 1-2 minutes on each side. In a medium-sized pan you can fry three pancakes at a time, we used approximately 1/2 dl mixture per pancake.

We served ours with a fruit salad; blueberries, honeydew melon and plums. And a vanilla ice cream on top!

Beside the above mentioned dishes we also served a Ceasar salad (without chicken), chicken drumsticks, a very tasty Spanish sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs with chives. Want more brunch inspiration? Check this out!

Music: Listening to jazz; Koop, Movitz and Magnus Carlsson & The Moon Ray Quintet

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