Easter Brunch

Nothing better than a tasty quiche and a piece of delicious coffee cake to start off your Easter Brunch. Our tested recipes come to us from people who love to cook…and to eat.

Quiche Lorraine

  • 1/2 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 1 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese, grated and divided
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • Dash of white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 425°. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of crust with a fork. You can also add pie weights to keep crust from shrinking or bubbling.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Cool piecrust.

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle bacon over bottom of pie shell. Sprinkle green onions over bacon. Sprinkle half of Swiss cheese over onions.

Whisk together beaten eggs and next 5 ingredients. Carefully pour egg mixture over cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over egg mixture.

Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and set in middle. Cool 15 minutes before serving.

Recipe provided by http://www.forkscorksandbrews.com/

Streusel Coffee Cake

For the streusel:

  • 2/3  cup sugar
  • 2/3  cup brown sugar
  • 2/3  cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½  tablespoons cinnamon
  • ¼  teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½  teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1  pinch salt
  • 8  tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, microwaved for 10 seconds

For the cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, meted

Spray a 9-inch bundt pan with nonstick spray. Preheat the oven to 350° F.

To make the streusel, whisk the sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl to combine. Cut the butter into 1-tablespoon pieces, then add it to the mixture and use your hands to mix it in until you’ve formed moist crumbs. Set aside.

To make the cake, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl to combine. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, sugar, and melted butter to combine.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and mix until fully combined.

Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan and top with half of the streusel. Pour the remaining batter on top, then finish with a sprinkling of the remaining streusel.

Bake the coffee cake until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before slicing and serving.          

Recipe provided by http://www.forkscorksandbrews.com/