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Three summer brunch recipes to beat the back to work blues

Chrissy Dupé

It’s always painful heading back to work after the Christmas break.

And after a full working week, the last thing you want to have to worry about is having to be somewhere on Saturday morning. After all the Christmas and New Year’s parties, a few lazy weekends are just what the doctor ordered – the kind where all you need to do is drag your butt out of bed, put on the coffee and chow down on something delicious.


This crazy hot weather isn’t showing any signs of letting up, so you’ll need something fresh, extra delicious and quick and easy to make for brunch this weekend. The kind thing you can whip up with minimal fuss and enjoy in the comfort of your pyjamas.

So without further ado, here are three fresh summer brunch recipes to beat the back to work blues. Bon appetit!

Strawberries and cream hotcake


A little skillet filled with deliciousness. Strawberries and cream is a classic summer flavour combination, and I like to imagine this is what would happen if a strawberry muffin and a hotcake stack had a food baby. Get the recipe here:

Baby bircher pots

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These little bircher pots are fun, fresh and packed with flavour. They’re also healthy and full of superfood-y goodness. The recipe makes a big batch so you can serve a bunch of people, or save some for Sunday. Get the recipe here.

Smoked salmon brunch stack

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I love this one! It’s easy peasy and so yummy. The textures and flavours really work well together –  the crunch of the potato rosti and the softness of the runny poached egg, topped off with silky smoked salmon and a generous dollop of créme fraîche. Get the recipe here.


Chrissy Dupé

A born and bred Canberran, Chrissy works as a corporate communications manager for a government department, and spends pretty much all her spare time cooking and eating with family and friends. When she’s not making a delicious mess, you can find her belting out an 80s power ballad or three (Total Eclipse anyone?) at {insert nearest karaoke bar here}, complete with interpretive dance-off and air punch combo. Chrissy loves brunch (and dumplings), but suffers from food envy – one of the most significant first world problems facing our society today. Join Chrissy in her quest to eat small and have it all at More about the Author

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