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Cheers to Easter Cin Cin for Spring Brunch: That's why I love this start into the day

The beginning of spring is always something very special for me because the world finally sheds its gray veil and everything starts to bloom again. That's why I invite you to spring brunch every year.

With Duca del Valentino Bianco Secco, the spring brunch is a success
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  1. What should not be missing during spring brunch?
  2. Ginger Champagne Cocktail
  3. Baked eggs in avocado
  4. Grandma's bun
  5. The most beautiful decoration for the spring brunch

To have family and friends around me is the most beautiful thing for me. Weeks before I plan and think about what I have to shop, how I decorate and what to eat and drink. Although I love to party informally, everything should be perfect during my annual spring brunch. This usually makes my fellow man crazy, but I enjoy it to imagine how the guests sit at my table and marvel at what I have conjured so.

And my guests appreciate that - when I look at the satisfied faces at the brunch, that's reward enough for the effort, which of course I like to do.

What should not be missing during spring brunch?

Of course delicious meals, all of which are suitable for spring. Of course, this includes eggs in any form. But also the classic, wonderfully fragrant Hefezopf and of course many typical family recipes. With us in the family we love to sit at the table for a long time, to talk to each other, to let the children play and occasionally to eat something again. That's why a brunch is perfect.

Every year a few classics come to my table. Mostly we start our brunch with the fact that we first celebrate it solemnly. This is very important to me because I think that you can not celebrate family and friends enough. For that I like to try a new cocktail every year. Much to the delight of my family. Here comes the recipe for an aperitif for this year with Duca del Valentino Bianco Secco, because it tastes great in cocktails because it's so fruity. With aromas of apple, pear and peach, Duca del Valentino Bianco Secco is the perfect companion for spring brunch.

Ginger Champagne Cocktail

for 4 portions:

  • 400 ml sparkling wine
  • 1 piece of ginger (about 2 cm)
  • The juice of a lime
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar

Rub the ginger finely and add to the glass, then add the sugar and lime juice and top up with champagne .

My special tip: I like to decorate my glasses with edible flowers. That looks so springlike!

Wir trinken am liebsten den leckeren Spumante von Duca del Valentino
We prefer to drink a fresh aperitif to toast.
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But of course, not only our favorite sparkling wine comes to our table. For a good drink also includes something delicious to eat. And every family has its own preferences. For some it is Soleier, for others the classic egg salad. But to keep it from getting boring, there are great recipes on how to make eggs very differently without much effort.

Baked eggs in avocado

Wir lieben Avocado-Eier
We love avocado eggs
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for 4 portions:

  • 2 avocados
  • 4 eggs
  • chives
  • salt and pepper

Cut the avocados in half. Remove the core. Then put the egg in the (slightly enlarged) hole. Add salt and pepper to the oven for about 15 minutes. then decorate the egg with chives - and who likes - baked bacon.

But because a spring brunch is not really consistent without a Hefezopf, my grandma brings every year her braid to family recipe. When he is on the table and smells delicious, everyone in the family knows that spring is coming.

Grandma's bun

Ein leckerer Hefezopf gehört zu Ostern einfach dazu
A delicious Hefezopf is just part of a good brunch for me
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For that you need:

  • 750 gr flour
  • 125 grams of sugar
  • 1 cube of yeast
  • 375 ml of milk
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs

For the dough, sift the flour into a bowl. Dissolve the yeast in about 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk and add a teaspoon of sugar. Then make the flour with a well and add the yeast. Thicken the yeast with the flour and then wait for about 15 minutes and let it go. Now the remaining ingredients and knead well. If you like, you can do that with an electric stirrer.

Then wait until the dough has gone so far that it has roughly doubled. Then plait a braid and brush with milk or egg yolk. Bake at 200 degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes.

The most beautiful decoration for the spring brunch

I like to decorate with everything the garden has to offer. Unfortunately, this comes at the beginning of spring a bit on the weather. Sometimes you are lucky and there are already lots of flowers. Sometimes you have to fall back on the flower shop.

Typical floral deco on my table are quite classic daffodils and crocuses. Because they just fit perfectly with the spring table.

At such a festive table, we often talk and eat until the evening and end the day with a glass of sparkling wine. The spring brunch with my family and friends is always something very special!

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