how to make an easy holiday dinner?
Who to invite?Ah… the yearly struggle of invitations. Who are you going to invite for the holiday dinners? Will it be just your little family, or do you want to invite the entire extended family? These questions are a yearly thing for almost everybody. There’s also the question of where you will be going, but that’s another story for another day. Today it’s about how to decide who to invite. Well it’s very simple, you know that your in-laws will always have something to say no matter what you do or what you cook. This year, you will invite only depending who brings what food. You probably see where we’re going with this. Brioche, brioche, brioche; there can never be enough brioche at the dinner table. So, this year, you invite only the people that can bring you delicious brioche recipes to your table. It can be appetizers, main courses, or even desserts. Knowing how much your family loves brioche, you’re going to have to go the route of inviting the entire extended family of everyone, and boy, that’s going to be A LOT of French brioche for the holidays.
Which brioche is best and for what dish?
Now that you know who you’re inviting over for dinner, the biggest question arises... What do you feed them? Well the easy answer is brioche, but let’s make it a bit more interesting shall we. You can’t just walk up to the dinner table with a loaf of hand braided brioche on a cutting board and serve it to your guests like that (even though a plain slice of hand braided brioche is delicious); no, it has to be a very appealing dish, one that will make them drool of tastiness! So, here’s what we have in mind. For starters, you can bring them brie & mushroom canapés brioche rolls as an “apéro” (which is French for appetizer). Another option that can be interesting for your appetizer appetite, is the guacamole & brioche rolls sharing platter.
Then, for the main course, you need something robust, something with a taste that says it’s the holiday season and it’s the time to eat! For this easy and delicious main course, we have the most delicious brioche dish yet to be discovered. It is the tastiest, brioche recipe you will ever have. We call it the savory croque monsieur brioche pudding. This very savory dish is made with our classic hand braided brioche, the one that will leave your taste buds amply satisfied! In it, you have eggs, bacon and cheese. We won’t say more, if you already feel like you deserve to eat this dish over the holidays, follow this link for the recipe.
Dessert is always a very complicated decision. Should you go simple? Should it be fancy and just as impressive as the rest of the meal? For this only you can figure it out, but one thing that’s sure, is that we went even tastier than the rest of the meal! For this particular dinner here’s what you can do to impress your guests. Right after the main course, let them breathe for a couple minutes (since they ate a lot…). When they’re done breathing, we suggest you make their taste buds even happier by giving them these delicious French hot dog bun toasts! They’re fruity, light, and the easiest way to end a perfect dinner!
Besides all this talk about food, the main point of this article is that the holiday season has finally arrived and with it the time to spend quality moments with the ones you love. In the last article we wrote, we said that brioche has the power of bringing people together, well we invite you to try it out this holiday season and let us know how happy your loved ones were!
On that note, have a lovely holiday season from all of us at bakerly!
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