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Do ahead sweet brunch dish & others for 'buffet'...help?


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Do ahead sweet brunch dish & others for 'buffet'...help?

mtm | | Apr 11, 2007 03:18 PM

Okay...usually I do sit-down brunches, but considering a larger gathering,
and there are so very many dietary restrictions now...decided a brunch buffet
set-up makes most sense this time around.
Items on the buffet? 1) Leek/mushroom traditional quiche (maybe prep partially
day before) Tried it all last week on morning of another brunch (elsewhere)
and it was DELICIOUS. :-)
2) A crustless quiche of some sort for South Beach friend -
any fave recipes welcome! :-)
3) A vegan dish (yet to be determined...a bit stumped still, I think)
4) Now, I need a sweet dish, too! :-) Some sweet casserole thing?
Would love to be able to essentially make it the night prior to ease up the day of worries!

Please help. I love to make an Oven Puff (Dutch Baby) w/fresh fruit on top.
Is sort of spectacular to look at, but fear that won't work this time around.
That's when we do sit-down brunches. This will be sit-down, but not
where we serve others.

Anything comparable that could work as a substitute?
I guess there is do-ahead french toast casseroles or various types....
Any other ideas? Really hope to make this lovely!

Also, any idea or tip for where to secure something to keep my dishes hot with?
I have no chafing dishes...don't entertain that formally normally.
Any fave tool you have for keeping things warm, esp. outdoors?
Sigh...this is turning out to be pretty complex, in the end. :-\

Do you prefer a particular brand or type of maple syrup too?
Would love all ideas!! Thanks!