Build Your Own

Benny Bar

This family friendly brunch recipe allows everyone to get involved, dig in, and make their own breakfast sandwich just the way they like it. Building a Benny Bar is easy and perfect for including many options for those picky or hard to cook for eaters. Keep it simple or think outside the box! 

Hollandaise Sauce: 

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or dairy free alternative 
  • Salt
  • Hot sauce, optional 

Over a pot of barely simmering water, whisk together egg yolks and lemon juice in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in melted butter and beat until light, frothy and airy. Season and serve immediately. 

Homemade Scones: 

  • 1 cup finely grated Pete’s aged white cheddar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • Extra salt for garnish 
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water, mixed 

Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt together. Cut in butter until pea-size clumps form. Whisk together egg and milk and add to flour mixture. Mix together gently, fold in cheese and chives. Form into ball, press/roll out slightly on a floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Place on parchment lined sheet pan. Brush with egg and water mixture, sprinkle with extra salt. Bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes. 

Ideas for your Benny Bar components:

  • Scones
  • Hollandaise sauce 
  • English muffins
  • Pete’s Salmon; Russian gravlax 
  • Smoked or cured fish 
  • Chopped green onion
  • Asparagus or green beans 
  • Sliced tomato
  • Porchetta or ham 
  • Pulled BBQ Jackfruit 
  • Bacon or prosciutto 
  • Sliced cheese
  • Wilted spinach
  • Fried onions
  • Baked sweet potatoes
  • Herbs such as dill, basil, chopped rosemary
  • Spices and seasonings 
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Avocado 
  • Hot sauce
  • Lemon

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