Sunday Brunch: Katharine’s Granola
March 27, 2011 § 1 Comment
I love Sunday brunch. LOVE it. During my last year of university I hosted a regular brunch in my apartment, potluck style, that was amazing because there are no hard and fast rules for brunch. You can eat pancakes or you can eat quiche, you can even incorporate booze with a quick mimosa, bloody Mary or screwdriver. The Joy of Cooking instructs: “The meal we call brunch is an easy one to prepare and a good way for beginners to practice their entertaining skills. Scones, muffins, bagels, and quick breads are perfectly acceptable. Brunch may be served buffet-style or may more closely resemble a casual light lunch.” Joy tells us to avoid complicated dishes such as individual omelets or eggs Benedict, but make-ahead dishes like quiche lorraine and frittatas are “understandable.” Ha.
Last weekend I had brunch with some friends and my friend Katharine served up this delicious homemade granola. I don’t usually like store-bought granola but this was fresh and buttery and perfect.
Katharine’s Almond Granola (adapted from Country Living’s “Country Mornings Cookbook,” 1989)
Of course these were frozen berries but it’s such a nice day out today in Hamilton, it makes the delicious days of summer not seem so far away.
I always just hope that this healthier part of the brunch balances out my bacon consumption!