In 1895, Guy Beringer put brunch on the map when he published “Brunch: A Plea” in the British periodical “Hunters Weekly.” In his overture to this breakfast-meets-lunch meal, the tone was set:
“Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”
A century later, brunch is as liberating and invigorating as ever. As we are in the swing of spring – high brunching season – we put our culinary whimsy to work, taking three Trader Joe’s tried-and-true – Buttermilk Biscuits, Polenta & Sweet Potato Tots – and transforming them each into single-serving, “fancy” muffinized brunch bites. They’re naturally “cheerful, sociable and inciting,” naturally.
Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits taste like comfort – as pleasant as it sounds. With a tender crumb and pillow-y profile, they are classics. We’re selling each 16 ounce tube of 8 biscuits for $2.99.
What could be more “talk-compelling” than Sticky Monkey Buns?! If you’ve any doubt, taste them! Featuring Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits, bathed in Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce, and dressed in Banana Medallions, Jumbo Raisins & Dry Roasted Pecan Pieces, these lip-and-finger-licking pull-apart-muffins are the epitome of sweet desire.
Trader Joe’s Organic Polenta promises soft corn flavor and firm, yet creamy texture. These ready-to-eat, Italian-style “grits” are cornmeal converted to happiness. We’re selling each 18 ounce tube of this high quality convenient comfort food for $1.99.
Cups of savory, crisped Prosciutto, cradling creamy Polenta, topped with bright tomato slices, sunny-side-up Eggs, and Genova Pesto – these are “good-temper-making” muffins! And, they’re gorgeous!
Sweet Potato Tots
Sweet Potato Tots are crafted from freshly harvested, orange roots. Before being tottified (shredded, pressed into bite-size nuggets and fried), they undergo a proprietary "curing" process, which intensifies their naturally sweet flavor. They’re seriously tasty, and we’re selling each 16 ounce bag for $2.49.
These muffins, masterfully crafted upon a pile of Sweet Potato Tots (i.e. Tottins), showcase a brunch bounty – sautéed Leeks, Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon, Garlic and Herbs Chevre, and fresh Egg scramble. Each bite is a discovery of delicately layered sweet, savory, herby flavors. Deliciously satisfying, they have sweep-away-the-worries promise.