Brunch Recipes from my chat with Dave Fanning on 2FM earlier today…

Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Morning! Here are the recipes that I was talking about this morning on 2FM with Dave Fanning. You can listen back here, it’s about 35mins in. Gorgeous brunch recipes that taste amazing and will make you feel great too. Most of them are from my second cookbook, Dream Deli.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Lilly x

Chocolate chip smoothie

Serves 1

This feels like you’re drinking a chocolate ice cream milk shake but really it’s a green smoothie in disguise. Kids love it too. Add a tsp of linseed, chia or sunflower seeds for even more texture and health benefits!

1 banana, sliced & frozen

1 large handful of kale or spinach leaves

400ml water

1-2 tbsp cocoa or raw cacao powder

3 brazil nuts

1 tbsp cacao nibs

Blitz the banana, kale, water and cocoa powder till smooth. I use a nutribullet for this.

Add a few brazil nuts and 1 tbsp cacao nibs and blitz briefly so there are crunchy cacao chips and nut in the smoothie. Serve straight away.

Crepes with Berries

Crepes with Berries

Perfect Crêpes

300g plain flour

1 tsp sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

480ml milk

1 tbsp butter, melted

sunflower oil

Sift the flour and sugar into a bowl, then make a well in the centre.

Whisk the eggs and milk together with 2 1/2 tablespoons water. Slowly pour into the well in the dry ingredients, whisking all the time to ensure a smooth batter. Stir in the melted butter. Cover and place in the fridge to rest for 20–30 minutes.

Heat a crêpe pan or non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and coat lightly with sunflower oil. Pour in enough batter to form a thin coat on the base of the pan. Cook for 1 minute, or until the crêpe comes away from the side of the pan. Flip over and cook until golden on the other side.

Repeat the process with the remaining batter. Stack the crêpes on a plate with a little greaseproof paper or icing sugar between each one. Cover with tin foil till ready to serve.

Chocolate Granola

Chocolate Granola

Chocolate Granola

Serves 6

Who doesn’t want a chocolatey breakfast? Kids especially love this granola as it turns the milk chocolatey with much less sugar than store bought cereals.

300g porridge oats

150g desiccated coconut

50g cocoa powder

100ml honey

pinch of sea salt

120g almond flakes, toasted

Preheat the oven to 100°C. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Mix the oats and coconut in a large bowl. Sieve over the cocoa and stir. Add the honey and sea salt and mix until it forms a dry crumble.

Spread it out on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 1 hour, or until dry and crumbly. Keep turning so it bakes evenly. Leave to cool before folding in the toasted flaked almonds. Store in an airtight container.

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

Serves 2

This is a really nice little breakfast or have it before you tuck into a fry at the weekend. It’s basically overnight oats, you can pack little jam jars of this stuff to bring to work, it’s perfectly portable and will keep you going till lunch.

1 orange

1 grapefruit

1 lime

200g porridge oats

50g raisins

1 large eating apple, grated

50ml yoghurt

2 tbsp honey

Juice the citrus fruit – there should be approximately 300ml juice in total. Place the juice, oats and raisins into a mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Cover with cling film and leave to soak in the fridge for half an hour, or ideally overnight.

Stir the grated apple, yoghurt and honey through just before serving.

Welsh Rarebit

Serves 4

2 tsp Dijon mustard

60ml stout (I like Eight Degrees Knockmealdown Porter)

60g butter

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, to taste

350g mature farmhouse cheese, grated

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 eggs + 1 egg yolk

4 slices of bread

Mix the mustard and a little stout to make a paste in a small pan. Add the remaining stout, the butter and the Worcestershire sauce. Gently heat until the butter melts. Stir in the cheese to melt, but don’t let the mixture boil. Stir until smooth, then taste for seasoning. Remove from the heat and keep slightly warm while you toast the bread.

Heat the grill and toast the bread on both sides. Beat the eggs and yolk into the cheese sauce. Once smooth, spoon it generously onto the toast and grill until bubbling and golden.

Weekend Waffles

Makes about 10 waffles

300g plain flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

60g Demerara sugar

2 eggs

500ml milk

100g butter, melted, plus extra for cooking

Sift the flour and baking powder together into a large mixing bowl and then stir through the sugar.

Whisk the eggs and milk together in a jug and add the melted butter. Make a hollow in the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture. Stir until just combined and there are no large lumps of flour.

Brush the plates of a preheated electric waffle iron with melted butter. Carefully ladle on the batter, keeping in mind that it will spread to the edges once the iron is closed. Lower the lid and cook until the waffles are fluffy and golden. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Options:

Fried bacon and maple syrup

Chantilly cream and fleur de sel caramel sauce

Strawberries and cream

Raspberries and lightly whipped cream that has been muddled with fresh mint leaves

Grilled pineapple slices flambéed in rum and a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Slices of banana and a drizzle of honey

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2 Responses to Brunch Recipes from my chat with Dave Fanning on 2FM earlier today…

  1. Lilly, this is so nice to have the opportunity to HEAR your voice after all these years reading your texts and your books. The funny thing is that it is like I have heard it before! :)
    You have been such an inspiration through your blog first, than your book etc. It is like I know you! Thanks for all your tips, recipes and your good vibe!
    With Love,
    Tati

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