Beautiful Brunch for Two


Everyone Can Cook EverythingHere’s a simple yet elegant and colorful way to assemble a special brunch for two.

  • Yield: 2 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 Minutes


  • 4 croissants
  • 4 slices of fresh papaya or cantaloupe
  • 2 paper-thin slices prosciutto, each cut in half lengthwise
  • ¼ lb (125 g) wedge brie cheese
  • 8 fresh strawberries
  • small bunch seedless grapes
  • glasses freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) sparkling wine (optional)
  • small bowl raspberry jam or other preserve
  • cream and sugar
  • coffee or tea
How to Make It
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F (95°C). Place the croissants on a baking sheet and warm in the oven 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, line a large serving tray with a napkin. Wrap each slice of papaya or cantaloupe with a half-slice of prosciutto and arrange on one side of a decorative plate.
  3. Place the cheese, strawberries and grapes on the other side of the plate. Place on the tray, along with the orange juice, sparkling wine, jam, cream and sugar.
  4. Add the warmed croissants in a napkin-lined basket or plate to the tray, and finish up with 2 coffee cups and a small spoon and knife.
  5. Serve the tray of goodies in a comfortable location, such as the bedroom, in front of the fire or on a sunny patio.
  6. Pour the tea or coffee. Sip some orange juice and then top up each glass, if desired, with sparkling wine.

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