This breakfast charcuterie board is a breath of fresh air and comes with an unmistakable sense of relaxation in the air no matter what. Filled with crispy bacon, mini pancakes, toasted ciabatta, melted brie cheese, fruit, eggs, jam, honey, organic floral tea, espresso and Lindt chocolate spread. Did I leave anything out? We can always add to the board if space permits????
It's been quite the popular way of eating for us and we are thoroughly enjoying all of them! Week day ones consist of smaller selections and eats but nonetheless still wonderful. It makes for both variety and relaxation and we need some of that any day of the week!
It's difficult for someone else to tell you how to make up any sort of food platter, yes there are ideas and mostly inspiration but most of it comes from you. If you've never made one before I would say read the full post here and also take a look at these boards for more tips:
Making A Breakfast Charcuterie Board
First decide what type of board you're making, always a good place to start because although you can 'mix and match' some ingredients for breakfast, brunch or lunch it help with the foundation. For example, if you're doing breakfast you know you can include things like eggs, oats, cereal, coffee, tea, pastries, bacon, sausages, breads, croissants and fruit.
Otherwise for brunch you lean more into most of the breakfast items with more types of fruit, juice, cocktails, champagne, French toast. You can also include cake beautifully iced cupcakes and move onto the bigger offerings like frittata and Shakshuka. As you can see the options are endless and delicious too!
Tips and Suggestions
This breakfast charcuterie board is definitely easy to make but you do need to be a little organized. I say that incase you're wanting to make a special family breakfast. Naturally you can also simply add your ingredients as you like.
- There is some aspect to cooking as in frying the bacon, melting the brie cheese and frying the eggs. You can also make your own homemade pancakes or you can use store bought ones. I bought a small packet of these baby pancakes from Woolies, wonderful and time saving!
- Adding the jam, honey etc. into smaller bowls makes everything fit on the board! It also looks pretty!
Remember that the idea of the board is to create an atmosphere, away from the kitchen and being part of the meal without feeling exhausted. At least that's how it is for me so I minimize the work where possible.
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Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- Baby pancakes
- Ciabatta toast
- Brie cheese
- Blueberry jam
- Blueberry yogurt
- Lindt chocolate spread
- Fresh strawberries
- Fresh blueberries
- tea and coffee
- olive oil
- Use smaller bowls for the jam, honey, chocolate spread and yogurt and place these randomly on the board.
- Fry, bake or air fry the bacon, set on kitchen tissue paper to drain the fat and set aside.
- Heat the oven to 180° Celsius and slice the ciabatta. Lay the slices on an oven tray (sheet pan) and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes till golden brown. (use a timer and check them!)
- Set the bread slices aside and use the same pan with a sheet of baking paper and bake the brie cheese for a couple of minutes till slightly melted.
- Fry the eggs and use small bowls for serving.
- On the board place a side dish with the bacon. Split the baby pancakes into 2 or 3 sections across the board. Add the rest of the ingredients like the fruit and bread. Use any remaining fruit to fill the gaps and don't forget utensils. Enjoy!