When it comes to brunch, you can almost always bet I’m going to go for something savory (and probably with eggs), but I know not everyone feels the same way. This weekend, my family was in town, so I thought it might be fun to whip up a last minute brunch. I wanted a savory and sweet option, so when the idea of a Biscuit Bar hit me, I knew it was perfect!
Really, you can top biscuits with just about anything – Bacon + Egg, Sausage + Gravy, Honeycomb + Butter + Jam… it’s a really fun opportunity to get creative! You could add avocado, tomato, and a variety of meats and cheeses if your guests want to make little biscuit sandwiches, or you could feature ice cream, berries, chocolate and whipped cream if you want a dessert biscuit bar. There are so many possibilities that are great for an easy get-together.
I went with items I had or could quickly acquire:
– biscuits (I use Alton Brown’s recipe)
– eggs (I did scrambled – with a splash of milk and chopped chives- but poached would be good too)
– turkey bacon (for a healthy option)
– sausage patties
– sausage gravy (why not, you’re already making sausage!)
– berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
– honey (I used Tupelo, which we sell in the store)
– honeycomb (also sold in the store)
– gourmet jams (I get mine locally from Kelle B and they are delicious!)
– butter (regular is a must of course, but flavored butter would be fantastic too)
You’ll want to assemble your bar fixings in order – first plates, then biscuits, then toppings.
Side note: the flowers came from my mom, who always brings me a bouquet from her garden when she comes to visit. Since she just gave them to me, I thought they would be a fun addition to the barscape.
(By the way, I’m in love with my new honey dipper. It’s made from olive wood and we just started carrying them at Barque)
After the biscuits and fixings, you’ll also want beverage options. I did orange juice, milk and water ,with different size glasses, so each guest can have as much or as little as they want.
I’ll never forget when I realized that I could have milk AND orange juice with breakfast. It’s such a sweet memory of my great grandmother, offering me both at the table in her tiny kitchen. She totally rocked my world – I had never occurred to me that BOTH was an option!
Although this was the first time I’ve ever done a Biscuit Bar Brunch, it definitely won’t be the last. (And while the classic biscuit with gravy was still my favorite, I enjoyed the one with butter, honeycomb and strawberry lemon jam too)