Host Sunday Brunch During National Pancake Week
By: Francine Hunt
February can boast the distinction of having National Pancake Week from the 10th through the 16th. Why not use it as an excuse for hosting a Sunday Brunch? You can serve up some hot cakes in a variety of ways to please the palate of every guest.
Decide if you want your brunch to be a formal or casual affair. Are you just itching to get out the good china and serving dishes? Make it a formal event and have your guests dress accordingly. Perhaps you can get a teenager in your area to play waiter to up the elegance factor. Formal seating with one of our choices for place card holders will definitely impress the guests.
For a more laid back and casual affair, serve the food buffet style and provide enough seating for the guests to sit down and eat. You may want to place a few small tables around the room so that guests have the option of using another surface to place their plates on instead of their knees.
For beverages you can serve a variety of coffees and teas. The alcoholic drink of choice for brunches is typically mimosas. Serve them in inexpensive champagne flutes that you can find at your local discount or dollar store.
Pancake Recipes to Serve
Flapjacks, hot cakes or pancakes, no matter what you call them they are a delicious breakfast treat. You can add ingredients to the batter to make your pancakes at your brunch truly stand out from the crowd.
Pineapple Orange Pancakes
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 TBSP white sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2 TBSP orange juice
- 3/4 cup of buttermilk
- 2 TBSP vegetable oil
- 1 can (8 oz.) sliced pineapple, chopped
Using a griddle lightly oiled, preheat with medium heat. In a bowl, sift the flour along with the salt, baking soda and baking powder. In another bowl beat the egg together with the oil, buttermilk and juice. Using a whisk, blend with the flour mixture and then stir in the pineapple. Pour just 1/4 cup of batter at a time on the preheated griddle. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until the batter bubbles. Flip the pancakes to the other side and continue cooking until lightly browned.
If you serve this pancake recipe along with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and toast, your brunch party will be a huge success. Food is a great reason for people to get together. This is especially true during the cold and long months of winter. It gives everyone something for which to look forward to break up the monotony of your routine.