How do you make a snack board for brunch?

Did you know that an average Dutch person has brunch at least once every week? Yes, you read that correctly! So why not up your brunch game too with a delicious drinks platter? In this blog post 'How do you make a snack board for brunch?' we'll show you how to put together a festive and tasteful board to impress your friends and family. Read on for useful tips and tricks to take your brunch moment to the next level!

The essential elements of a brunch drinks platter

A well-composed brunch platter is the perfect mix of various flavors and textures. Here we discuss the basic elements that should not be missing and provide useful tips for a successful brunch drinks experience.

Various cheeses

Different types of cheeses should not be missing from a brunch drinks platter. Think of a creamy brie, spicy blue cheese, mild goat cheese and a classic young cheese. For a luxurious touch you can also add truffle cheese or pickled feta.

Meats

A mix of meats adds heartiness to the platter. Choose thinly sliced prosciutto, salami, chorizo and roast beef. For a vegetarian option, you can also add grilled vegetables or marinated tofu.

Fresh fruit and nuts

Add color and freshness to the brunch drinks platter with an assortment of fresh fruit, such as grapes, berries, apple and pear wedges. Nuts such as walnuts, almonds and cashews provide a crunchy texture and healthy fats.

Spreads and dips

Variation in spreads and dips is essential. Think of hummus, tapenade, aioli, baba ganoush and various chutneys. Combine these with crackers, baguettes and toast for a delicious flavor combination.

Bread types

A mix of bread types provides variety. Add mini croissants, white and whole wheat baguette, focaccia and crackers. This way, guests can make their favorite combinations, for example cheese with fig bread or hummus with olive bread.

Tips for balance and variation

  • Ensure a good distribution of flavors: combine soft and spicy, sweet and savory.
  • Vary the textures: crispy crackers, soft fruit, creamy cheeses.
  • Presentation is key: make the shelf visually attractive by playing with colors and shapes.

A well-curated brunch platter is a feast for the senses and a guaranteed success at any brunch meeting!

How do you choose the right ingredients for a brunch platter?

Putting together a perfect brunch platter is all about selecting the right ingredients. Here we delve deeper into the selection process of ingredients for a snack board, so that your creation becomes a true taste sensation.

Combining flavors

When choosing ingredients for your brunch platter, it is crucial to take different flavor profiles into account: sweet, savory, salty and sour. By creating a good balance between these flavors, you ensure a pleasant culinary experience for your guests. For example, think of:

  • Sweet: fresh berries, fig jam, honey
  • Savory: brie, serrano ham, olives
  • Salt: Parmesan cheese, marinated anchovies
  • Sour: gherkins, lemon wedges, cornichons

Seasonal and local products

To make your brunch platter extra special, you can choose seasonal and local products. These are not only fresher and tastier, but also support local producers and reduce your ecological footprint. Some suggestions:

  • Seasonal: asparagus in spring, figs in autumn
  • Local products: artisanal cheese from the farm around the corner, freshly baked bread from the local bakery

Examples of brands and products

  • Versapers Slow juicer: for delicious freshly squeezed juices on your brunch drinks board
  • Farmer Kaatje Camembert: a creamy cheese that goes perfectly with various meats
  • Thomson & Scott Organic Prosecco: an organic prosecco as a festive addition to your shelf

Carefully choose your ingredients based on these guidelines to create an irresistible brunch platter that will wow your guests!

Presentation and styling of the drinks board

When putting together a drinks platter for brunch, presentation and styling are essential. After all, the eye also matters and a beautifully laid out drinks board can significantly improve the experience of your guests. In this article we share various creative ideas and practical tips to make your drinks board attractive and inviting.

Colorful variation

A well-composed drinks board contains a colorful variety of ingredients. Think of different shades of cheese, fresh fruit, olives, charcuterie and dips. Vary textures and flavors to create a visually appealing platter. Some brands known for their quality and diversity are:

  • Farmer's cheese from Beemster
  • Spanish Iberico ham from Joselito
  • Fresh sweet grapes from Chateau Pegasus

Artistic layout

Arranging the ingredients on the drinks board requires some creativity. Build height differences by using small bowls or glasses for dips and nuts. Place slices of charcuterie in elegant rolls and fold cheese slices in a playful way. Don't forget to also add some greenery, such as fresh sprigs of herbs or grape vines, for an artistic touch.

Stylish tableware

The choice of tableware can take the presentation of the drinks board to a higher level. Choose stylish, minimalist plates and bowls in neutral tones or striking accent colors. A brand known for its elegance and sustainability Iittala with their Teema series.

Abundant abundance

An abundant snack board makes an impression. Make sure the shelf is generously stocked with treats so that your guests have plenty of choice. Think of various types of nuts, dried fruit, crackers and special cheeses. A good mix of sweet and savory provides a balanced taste experience.

Presentation details

Pay attention to the smallest details to perfect the presentation of the drinks board. Use decorative bowls for dips, serve the plank on a beautiful wooden plate or marble platter and add some flowers for a festive touch. Small accents can make a big difference in the overall look.

Drinks that match a brunch platter

A brunch platter is a great way to bring friends and family together for a relaxed and enjoyable gathering. When putting together such a board, not only the food plays an important role, but the choice of drinks can also take the experience to a higher level. Below we discuss various drinks that fit perfectly with a brunch platter.

Prosecco

Prosecco is a sparkling Italian wine that is ideal for a festive brunch. The light and refreshing character of prosecco goes well with various dishes on a snack board. Some recommended brands are:

  • La Marca Prosecco
  • Mionetto Prosecco
  • Zonin Prosecco

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with a glass of delicious prosecco in your hand.

Mimosas

Mimosas are classic brunch cocktails consisting of equal parts champagne and freshly squeezed orange juice. These sparkling and fruity drinks are perfect for a festive brunch gathering. Try:

  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne
  • Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne

Add a touch of luxury to your brunch drinks platter with refreshing mimosas.

Freshly squeezed juices

In addition to alcoholic drinks, fresh juices are a great addition to a brunch drinks platter. Think of freshly squeezed orange juice, grapefruit juice or a mix of green vegetable juices. Brands such as Romaine and Sempio offer high-quality juices that taste great and are full of vitamins.

Refresh your guests with a variety of healthy and tasty freshly squeezed juices.

Coffee

For coffee lovers, a good cup of coffee should not be missed. Get a high-quality coffee machine and serve a selection of freshly ground coffee beans. Some popular brands to consider are:

  • Nespresso
  • Jura
  • Neat

With the right coffee making equipment you can serve your guests a perfect cup of coffee that is sure to please.

Enjoy festive variety with your brunch drinks platter

In the conclusion of your brunch drinks blog post you want to inspire and motivate readers to get started making their own tasty creation. Here's a suitable ending for your article:

“With the right ingredients, attention to detail and a touch of creativity, you can put together a delicious brunch platter. Add your personal touch and enjoy a festive brunch with friends and family. Cheers to a culinary adventure and lots of fun!”

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Frequently asked questions about Borrelplank brunch

What kind of bread or crackers go well with a brunch platter?

Different types of bread and crackers go well with a brunch snack. For example, you can choose baguette, corn bread, nut bread, raisin bread or crispy crackers such as whole wheat crackers, linseed crackers or cheese crackers. This variety of bread and crackers provides a nice variety and complements the snack board nicely, so that there is something for everyone.

Which different types of cheese are suitable for a brunch platter?

There are different types of cheese that go well with a brunch platter. You can choose a combination of hard cheeses such as aged cheese or Parmesan cheese, soft cheeses such as brie or camembert, and blue cheeses such as roquefort. Goat cheese and pickled cheeses can also be a nice addition. It is always good to vary in flavors and textures, so that there is something for everyone on the brunch platter! Have fun putting together!

What sweet treats can be included on a brunch platter?

Naturally! For a brunch platter you can think of various sweet treats, such as mini croissants, fresh fruit, muffins, petit fours, macarons and brownie pieces. Slices of cake, small pancakes and chocolate truffles can also be a tasty addition. Vary flavors and textures for a delicious sweet selection on your snack board! Enjoy your meal!

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