Food Porn Friday – Episode 13: Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Yes it is the last #FoodPornFriday before Christmas so I’m asking the big questions – what DO you eat for your Christmas Day brunch? I asked you guys on twitter…

…and NONE of you answered, leaving me to do all the hard work, thank you very much. So you’re just gonna get what I have, so there.

Smoked salmon is a Christmas Brunch classic. That little bit of extra expense is fine when it’s a special occasion. If your family eat their Christmas Dinner late, I recommend smoked salmon with scrambled egg, on a toasted buttered crumpet. Could it get more British?

Photo and recipe from Warburtons

Photo and recipe from Warburtons

It can because I just stole that photo from Warburtons.

However, I’ll be honest with you here and say that in my family, smoked salmon is served like this on Christmas day:

Photo and recipe from tinybitofjoy.com

Photo and recipe from tinybitofjoy.com

We eat them round the Christmas tree as we open presents, and this is what we drink:

This drink is so Christmas day to me – a Kir Royal. Because champagne was too sharp for me and my sister, my mum would add blackcurrant liqueur. I know most people drink Bucks Fizz on Christmas, but why have orange juice when you can just have more alcohol?

I also liked proper pancakes on Christmas morning. I usually have mine with crispy bacon and melted butter (keep your comments about my arteries to yourself) but this looked like a really cool wintery twist:

Photo and recipe from francesjanisch.wordpress.com

Photo and recipe from francesjanisch.wordpress.com

My final top Christmas brunch tip is… just eat anything you find! There’s always so much food everywhere at Christmas. Whether it’s the chocolate coins in your stocking or leftover mince pies, there are no rules – go nuts. And remember, it’s never too early for brandy butter.

Photo and recipe from justeasyrecipes.co.za

Photo and recipe from justeasyrecipes.co.za

What are you having for Christmas brunch? Let me know in the comments. There will be no #FoodPornFriday next week but I’ll see you again in the New Year!

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About hattiemily

London-based poet. Previously published on the underground, currently can't remember how to actually write.
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One Response to Food Porn Friday – Episode 13: Christmas

  1. Kate says:

    If we’re in the UK I make Nigella’s Christmas morning muffins – the girls now expect them and riot if they’re not forthcoming. In the US it’s croissants, bacon, sausages, eggs, strawberries. And maple syrup, naturally.

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