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Catherine’s Top 3 Brunch Recipes…


Catherine’s Top 3 Brunch Recipes…

Sunday, March 30, 2014


If you are anything like me, I am sure you are addicted to cookbooks. Here in Ireland the standard of Irish cookbooks has really risen in the last few years and there are plenty of food writers to be excited about. Last week I was filming at the ever lovely Catherine Fulvio's Ballyknocken house for Bord Bia and while I was there I couldn't help but drool over her latest cookbook The Weekend Chef.


The pages are filled with fantastic recipes for Baking Days, Sunday Brunches, and sweet ideas for Movie Nights and more. Catherine has kindly shared some of her favourite brunch recipes from the book which you can see below. The good news is we have teamed up with the lovely folks at Gill & MacMillan and have 3 copies of 'The Weekend Chef' to give away to 3 lucky readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me what your favourite weekend brunch recipe is. The winner will be picked at random next week. One entry per person please. Best of luck!

Passionfruit, mango&gooseberryyoghurt

Continue to the recipe for Passionfruit, Mango and Raspberry layers…


Continue to the recipe for Blueberry and Walnut muffins with coffee…


Continue to the recipe for Chocolate French Toast with hazelnuts…

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    Scrambled eggs with bacon & relish on sourdough bread and a pot tea!!

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    I love blueberry pancakes for weekend brunch! Or Nigella’s Mexican scrambled eggs.

  • Leanne

    Poached egg, avacado, salmon on avoca brown bread, with a serving of bottomless tea.

  • Alan Dowdall

    I love croque madames for brunch at the weekend, perfect with Dijon mustand. Tasty and easy. :)

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  • AM

    Runny poached egg on toast & really good coffee. The simple pleasures.

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  • Sonja

    Eggs florentine!

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  • Niall Hayes

    Can’t beat a good eggs Benedict !

  • Louise

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    Mushrooms on tarragon cream on toast…

  • Aoife Grace

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