As spring comes around the corner we can also start to see the arrival of social events like bridal showers, baby showers, and even brunches. One of my favorite things to do when hosting morning events like these is to offer a biscuit bar. They are easy, affordable, and super fun.
For my cousin’s bridal shower, I helped my wife plan this beautiful biscuit bar. It was a brunch event, so we knew this would be perfect, but biscuit bars really work well at any time of the day. Here’s how we did it…
We baked the Buttermilk Biscuits (made with White Lily Flour, of course) using the recipe from my cookbook the day before and simply reheated them in the oven on the morning of the event. We offered a host of complements that included butter, a variety of jams and jellies, sliced ham, sausage gravy, and even some homemade preserves – all in carefully labeled, neat little jars. (You can find links to many of the recipes pictured below the post.)
We also had other brunch themed food like fruit salad, mini quiches, yogurt, muffins, other pastries, cupcakes, juices, and sweet tea- just to name a few. Any breakfast/brunch food will work here, we just went with things that required little work so that the hostesses could enjoy the shower as well and not run themselves ragged trying to keep up. Anytime we plan a party, we choose two to three impressive dishes and fill the rest in with things that require little work or effort and maybe even a few store-bought items to make things easy.
Here you can see the spread. I like to use containers to create height on a table to give interest. Turned over bowls, buckets, and tubs give great variation in height and make the table more appealing. And of course there were biscuits… lots and lots of biscuits.
And sausage gravy…
And sliced ham with mustard…
All in all, it was a great event and the folks really loved the creativity of the biscuit bar. It gave folks control over their meal and allowed them to fix that biscuit any way they wanted! So the next time you plan a morning event like this, ditch the cucumber sandwiches and canapes and give folks something they’ll really enjoy – a biscuit bar!
Sausage Gravy – This recipe can be found in my Breakfast Bites ebook. It’s free, all you have to do is subscribe to my email list and confirm your email address to receive it!