Come get my easy waffles eggs benedict recipe (I totally cheat!) and some elegant brunch ideas for Mother's Day or any day!
One of my favourite decadent-feeling breakfasts to make is eggs benedict. I admit I cheat a little and make the hollandaise sauce in a very non-traditional way, but I promise it tastes amazing!
This post is part of a Mother's Day brunch recipe challenge that I'm taking part in with some other fabulous creators. After you read my post, make sure to check out the bottom of this entry to see what my friends created!
A delicious, homemade brunch for two with a beautiful but simple table setting is a lovely way to honour Mom this year. You create this brunch for yourself, for your mom, OR show this to your hubby and cross your fingers that he gets the hint!
The inspiration for this elegant brunch tablescape all began with this absolutely stunning Angelic Embroidered Tablecloth from April Cornell (gifted to me). Isn't it a dream?! It's perfect for a vintage or French Country inspired table setting for Mom.
I've created a faux floral arrangement for the center of the table (I'll be sharing a video on that on my YouTube channel this Saturday), used mint coloured dinnerware, golden cutlery, and these beautiful Victorian Rose napkins also from April Cornell.
Aren't these napkins and tablecloth gorgeous? If you love these as much as I do, make sure to browse the April Cornell website for more beautiful, vintage-inspired home textiles and use the promo code DIYMOMMY for 15% off your first order until July 31, 2019!
Now onto my eggs benedict recipe! You can make this with english muffins or with waffles for a fun twist like I've done here. Find my favourite waffle recipe right here, and make them before you make the rest. I keep mine in my oven on the "warm" setting while I prepare the rest of the eggs benedict.
- 1 large, round waffle divided into 4 pieces
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 egg yolks
- salt & pepper to taste
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices back bacon
- fresh or dried parsley flakes
- To make the easy hollandaise sauce, melt the butter in a sauce pan on medium heat and add the flour. Whisk.
- Continue to whisk the mixture while adding 1 cup of water. Stir until the sauce thickens.
- Add the lemon juice and two egg yolks, whisking constantly. Cook for 2 minutes, and then add salt & pepper to taste.
- Remove from heat.
- Poach the eggs.
- Fry the bacon in a skillet.
- To assemble the eggs benedict, place the waffle pieces on plates. Layer one piece of bacon on each waffle piece, then a poached egg. Finish with a generous drizzle of hollandaise sauce and sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Watch my YouTube video on how to make these waffles eggs benedict and this elegant brunch table setting:
Now, come see how my blogging friends made for Mother's Day brunch:
Not only is this Spanish Gin & Tonic from Modern Glam beautiful, but it also sounds so delicious!
What a gorgeous looking dish from My 100 Year Old Home who's sharing more Mother's Day Brunch ideas here!
Doesn't this simple punch recipe from Happy Happy Nester look refreshing?
And speaking of drinks, I can't wait to try this raspberry mimosa recipe from The Happy Housie!
Here's a delicious looking Mother's Day brunch menu from Doreen Corrigan. Gorgeous!
Looking for a unique way to cook eggs for brunch? Check out this Hatch Chile Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole from Tauni Everett.
These Strawberry Lemon Crumble Muffins from Finding Lovely are making my mouth water! Yum.