Pancake Charcuterie

2020 Mother’s Day Pancake Charcuterie Board

In keeping with the spirit of charcuterie boards, there is no one way to charcuterie! Add what appeals to you and your guests, but here is what we included in ours:

ProteinBrunchy CarbsFruitsToppings
BaconGluten Free pancakesStrawberriesHazelnut & Chocolate spread
SausageGluten Free pancake cerealBlueberriesJam
Deviled Eggs
(not picutred)
(accidentally left at home!
Coffee cakePecan butter

Recipes for the pancakes, the pancake cereal, and the coffee cake came from The New Best Recipe cookbook using Cup for Cup gluten free flour.

Pancake Charcuterie Board complete with Pancake cereal. This is all the rage on Instagram!

Beetroot Relish

Avocado Toast from Bricklane Melbourne.

Who doesn’t love Brunch? Recreating an avocado toast that we had in Melbourne at Bricklane Melbourne has been on my to-do list since we got back. It was one of the best brunches of my life (although Melbourne was filled with epic Brunches). This brunch is certainly not identical, but I was after that BEETROOT RELISH and Jim and I both conquer that IT IS DELISH.

My Avocado Toast with Beetroot Relish.

Beetroot Relish

This is just an easy recipe and packs a flavor punch. Beets are also really great for liver and heart health, so it's worth finding a beet recipe that you enjoy.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Australian, European
Servings 8 people


  • Cuisenart Food Processor (optional)


  • 1 med onion
  • lbs Love Beets (about three packs of Love Beets)
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup organic sugar
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste


  • If you do not have Love Beets, you can certainly use fresh beets. Just boil until a knife easily pierces and peel.
  • Grate one medium onion (I prefer to use my Cuisinart Food Processor for this).
  • Grate about 1 3/4 lbs of Love Beets
  • Make a simple syrup with 3/4 cup water and 3/4 cup sugar. Add water and sugar to a medium pot on high. Once dissolved, keep stirring and allow some liquid to evaporate. The goal is to create something between a simple syrup and a simple syrup reduction
  • Add beets, onions, and simple syrup semi-reduction to a large bowl and mix.
  • Add red wine vinegar, sea salt, and pepper and mix.
  • Let sit for a couple of hours or ideally, overnight, for the flavor to meld together. Serve with avocado toast, bacon, feta, and a fried egg (or whatever floats your breakfast boat).
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