Brunch Tips with Puff Pastry

We partnered with Phoenix, AZ-based food blogger Laura Petersen from pinkplatecake.com to provide you with inspiration, tips and recipe ideas to host the perfect brunch.

Check out Laura’s unique take on the subject, and see her delicious ideas-in-action direct from the Puff Pastry brunch event she hosted, athttp://pinkcakeplate.com/strawberry-spinach-salad-with-fleur-de-sel-croutons-recipe/

Enjoy, and continue following Laura for more creative tips on entertaining!

Q : How often do you entertain at your home?

A : About twice a month.

Q : What is your favorite part about hosting brunch?

A : A lot of things can be prepared ahead and it combines two meals, so less time in the kitchen. It allows you to serve lunch entrees/items AND breakfast entrees/items.

Q : What are your top 3 tips for hosting a successful brunch?

A : I only have two. Keep it simple and prepare as much as you can ahead of time.

Q : What is your signature brunch cocktail that helps to make your events special?

A : A Mock Peach Mimosa.

Q : What recipes will you be preparing for the Puff Pastry Brunch event?

A : Chicken Pillows, Green Chili Cheeseburger Bites, PB and Chocolate Crescents (or something close to that), Strawberry Spinach Salad with Fleur de Sel Pastry Croutons, and a few others!

Q : What is the inspiration behind your Puff Pastry recipes for the event?

A : I want to use both savory and sweet recipes so I am looking to find a balance to that. My husband has inspired me to revamp a family favorite using puff pastry instead of the usual pastry we have used in the past!

Q : What is your favorite part about working with Puff Pastry?

A : It is so forgiving and that it is soooo versatile.

Q : As a Phoenix resident, what are some Southwestern brunch specialties using Puff Pastry that you would recommend?

A : Green Chili Cheeseburger Bites recipe coming soon!

Q : Your food tends to be very fun and colorful. How can home entertainers add some of that creative flair to brunch items featuring Puff Pastry?

A : Use nature for inspiration, use holidays for inspiration—but it doesn’t HAVE to be a holiday brunch!

Q : Children can often be picky eaters. What are your favorite kid-friendly brunch specialties using Puff Pastry?

A : Anything with chocolate and peanut butter in it, a big kid and little kid will usually eat that! I am working on one such recipe… I have not perfected it yet, but hope to have it worked out for the brunch!

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