Brunch is a glorious thing, whether you’re celebrating Easter or just a wide-open weekend day. These recipes—from unexpected drinks to a fanciful cake—are flush with painterly hues and the season’s freshest offerings.
Start with Flashes of Color
Splashed into mimosas, carrot juice brings a rich earthiness—plus visual oomph and wellness points—to the classic libation.
Offer Something Creamy and Beautiful
These mini Easter eggs don’t crack; they melt in your mouth when spread on crackers. Roasted spring onions infuse soft goat cheese with a garlicky bite (scallions do the job, too), and purple chive blossoms and pink peppercorns accent them in pastels. Make these lovelies up to three days in advance.
Toss a Tumble of Greens
You’ll want to eat this warm and tender salad straightaway. But the peas can hang out quietly on the stove top while the main dish is in the oven. Then toss in the lettuce and butter for a quick sauté just before showtime.
Shower Your Guests with Powdered Cookies
These shortbread rounds are loaded with almonds, but their sweet colors and extra hits of flavor come from finely ground freeze-dried fruits (we used blueberry, raspberry, and mango) mixed with confectioners’ sugar. Just sift it on and serve.