5 Easter brunch recipes to impress your guests

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5 Easter brunch recipes to impress your guests

Host a laidback long-weekend brunch this year with a menu of dishes inspired by deputy food editor Khanya Mzongwana’s grandmother and featuring all your Easter favourites! From quiche and savoury pancakes to hot cross buns with cheesecake spread, these swoon-worthy dishes will make your Easter feel extra special.

My grandmother taught us about brunch before we even knew what it was called. Over Easter, the eating began early. We started and ended with hot cross buns, and there was always fish (pickled, smoked or fried), freshly baked bread, cheese and farm-fresh eggs. This meal is that sweet spot where anything goes. You can justify eating whatever you like – as long as you crack an egg over it!

1. Polenta pancakes with trout pâté

These pancakes are some of the fluffiest you’ll ever make, and a great way to use up that last bit of polenta. The trout pâté is a classic brunch favourite and caviar is always optional.

Polenta pancakes

Find the recipe for polenta pancakes with trout pâté here.

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2. Kale quiche

This delicious, super-easy quiche is one of the most affordable things you can make. I added a punchy Gorgonzola aïoli and now use it on everything.

Dark green quiche

Find the recipe for kale quiche here.

3. Hot cross buns with cheesecake spread

Nobody loves a hot cross bun more than my mom, so I decided to use three elements she really likes – hot cross buns, cheesecake and marmalade – to make this treat.

Hot cross buns with cheesecake-spread

Find the recipe for hot cross buns with cheesecake spread here. 

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4. Boerewors sheet-pan pizza

This crowd-pleasing flatbread is loaded with roast tomatoes, cheese and my favourite iBhisto relish from Woolies. The boeries in blankets are a change from pork sausages.


Find the recipe for boerewors sheet-pan pizza here. 

5. Vanilla yoghurt with granadilla jellies

Dessert for breakfast is one of my favourite indulgences! And this impressive dessert is easier to make than you think.

Vanilla yoghurt with granadilla jellies

Find the recipe for vanilla yoghurt with granadilla jellies here. 

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Khanya Mzongwana Article by: Khanya Mzongwana

If you're anything like our deputy food editor Khanya Mzongwana, you're obsessed with uniqueness and food with feeling. Cook her family-tested favourites, midweek winners and her mouth-wateringly fresh takes on plant-based eating.

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