Brunch (breakfast and lunch combined) is American in origin, and the English have adopted it because it fits in well with the modern way of life without upsetting their traditional eating habits too much. Morning tea, breakfast, luncheon, tea, and dinner cut up the day too much. Brunch is a good idea for a quick synthesis of two main meals.
Brunch is an ideal Sunday formula for those who like to lie abed, or for weekends and holidays in the country. It can be served like breakfast from ten onwards and enables the hostess to receive a number of friends almost without effort. As it can nearly all be prepared the day before, the hostess is free of too much preparation in the kitchen and, being substantial, it allows guests time to enjoy their day in the sun, by the sea or in the country, without returning for lunch. Here is a perfect brunch dish – Purple Deviled Eggs. Perhaps for the Easter? -))
Purple Deviled Eggs
- 6 peeled, hard-boiled eggs
- the juice from a jar of pickled beets (store-bought or homemade)
- 1/4 cup of mayo (I like homemade mayonnaise and it's easy to make)
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- paprika to taste
- cilantro, minced
Soak hard-boiled eggs in beet juice for 30 mints (if you like your eggs be perplexed a lot, leave it for a few hours or overnight). Remove and drain, then slice the eggs in half and gently remove yolks. Combine yolks in a bowl with mayo, mustard, minced cilantro, season with salt and pepper. Then stir until the mixture is smooth.
Scoop the mixture into the plastic bag, then snip off a bottom corner and pipe the spiced yolks into the whites.
Sprinkle the eggs with paprika and garnish with cilantro or slice of beet.