Are you hosting your mum for a mothers day brunch?
Let me help you choose the best meal for a perfect mothers day treat.
I will be sharing an idea of a special fluffy, rich breakfast sauce that will make you a favorite host.
Choosing your Breakfast Sauce
Hosting a brunch for guests can be tasking if you have no idea what to cook for your guest.
Here is an idea of a classic breakfast sauce that you can cook for that special someone.
Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce
Egg benedict with hollandaise sauce is commonly served in restaurants, and many find it intimidating to prepare at home.
You can prepare this special breakfast sauce in a matter of minutes and enjoy it with your guest.
Eggs Benedict is an American breakfast favorite that comprises a poached egg and Canadian bacon topped with hollandaise sauce.
New Yorkers claim to be the first people to popularize the dish.
Hollandaise sauce, also known as the Dutch sauce, is a combination of lemon juice or vinegar, egg yolk and melted butter seasoned with salt or pepper.
It is a key ingredient to make the egg benedict a complete breakfast sauce.
The secret to making this dish delicious is ensuring the hollandaise sauce is creamy and tasty.
Here are instructions to create an unforgettable breakfast sauce;
How to make Hollandaise Sauce
1.Whip the egg yolks mixed with lemon juice vigorously in a bowl until they thicken and increase in volume.
2.Hold the bowl above a pan with steaming water( the bowl shouldn’t touch the water) as you continue to whip vigorously. Avoid letting the eggs get too hot so they don’t scramble.
3.Take your time to sprinkle the butter as you whip until the mixture thickens and increases volume.
4.Withdraw from the heat and whip in salt and cayenne.
5.Place in a warm place and cover while you prepare the eggs benedict.
6.In case your hollandaise sauce gets too thick, add a few drops of warm water and whip.
How to poach eggs
●Get fresh eggs ( as many as you need).
●Bring water to a boil in a large pot, then lower the heat and add salt or vinegar.
●Beat the eggs into a cup.
●Stir the water to a large spin.
●Once the water spins vigorously, add the eggs.
●Let the eggs cook for up to 3 minutes.
●Drain the poached eggs well using a dry piece of bread, then remove.
How to make eggs benedict
●Brown the bacon and place it on a plate lined with a towel.
●Have the English muffins toasted in an oven or toaster for about 3 minutes.
●Blend the hollandaise sauce and leave in a bowl.
●Poach the eggs in a frying pan.
●Put the meal together; top the half English Muffin with an egg and a slice of bacon.
●Pour the hollandaise sauce over the egg and serve.
How to store your Eggs Benedict Hollandaise Sauce
Once cooked, keep your Eggs Benedict and hollandaise sauce for an hour before refrigerating.
Before storing in the fridge, it’s better to keep each piece separately to avoid soaking the English muffins.
Use the following instructions to store them;
1.Keep the bacon, poached eggs and sauce in separate containers and cover them.
2.Store then in the fridge for at least two days
3.You can keep the muffins wrapped and store them for 24 hours at room temperature.
It’s possible to freeze hollandaise sauce for about a month by following these instructions;
1.Pour your hollandaise sauce in an ice cube tray
2.Keep them in a freezer until frozen
3.Remove them from the ice cube tray, put them in a ziplock bag, and then put them back in the freezer.
4.Defrost at room temperature or put them in the fridge overnight to use them.
Alternative recipes for eggs benedict hollandaise sauce
You can switch your eggs benedict and hollandaise sauce recipe from time to time and enjoy different tastes of the same meal.
If you are a health enthusiast, pick a healthier recipe to make your breakfast sauce.
Here are the alternative recipes you can use:
1.Suppose you want a healthy choice, blend lemon juice, avocado and warm water to make a creamy hollandaise sauce. Pour the sauce over your eggs benedict and serve.
2.In place of Canadian bacon, use sliced avocado and tomatoes with the poached egg and top with sauce. Using avocado and tomato slices will make a healthier and more tasty benedict.
3.For a heartier taste, use cream cheese with bagels in place of the English muffin on the top with the poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
4.Alternatively, choose a split biscuit in place of an English muffin and use pork instead of bacon, then top with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
5.For a more lustful taste, add mushrooms to your hollandaise sauce.
6.Cook your butter until it gives a hazelnut smell before adding it to your hollandaise sauce mixture.
7.Add red wine to your hollandaise sauce and serve with steak and eggs to get a wholesome choice.
Serving suggestions for Eggs Benedict Hollandaise sauce
●Serve your eggs benedict with fruit, cheese, potatoes and a glass of juice or milk.
●Set a poached salmon and top with hollandaise sauce with black tea/ coffee and juice
●Use Hollandaise sauce made with lemon and avocado topping for broccoli and asparagus to create a healthier meal.
●Top your crab imperial with hollandaise sauce with tea or coffee or a glass of juice.
●For a heartier taste, you can serve cheese, bacon and scrambled egg sandwiches and top with thick hollandaise sauce.
●You can serve hollandaise sauce cold or hot depending on your personal preference.
There is a wide variety of breakfast sauce recipes to choose from, depending on your needs.
Try cooking eggs benedict hollandaise sauce one of these laid back weekends.
Invite your friends and family over or make it for your mum on mothers day as a special brunch.
A Classic Breakfast Sauce; Choosing the Best Meal for Brunch
- Whip the egg yolks mixed with lemon juice vigorously in a bowl until they thicken and increase in volume.
- Hold the bowl above a pan with steaming water( the bowl shouldn’t touch the water) as you continue to whip vigorously. Avoid letting the eggs get too hot so they don’t scramble.
- Take your time to sprinkle the butter as you whip until the mixture thickens and increases volume.
- Withdraw from the heat and whip in salt and cayenne.
- Place in a warm place and cover while you prepare the eggs benedict.
- In case your hollandaise sauce gets too thick, add a few drops of warm water and whip.
- Brown the bacon and place it on a plate lined with a towel.
- Have the English muffins toasted in an oven or toaster for about 3 minutes.
- Blend the hollandaise sauce and leave in a bowl.
- Poach the eggs in a frying pan.
- Put the meal together; top the half English Muffin with an egg and a slice of bacon.
- Pour the hollandaise sauce over the egg and serve.