Sunday or should I say ‘Monday’ Brunch on a long weekend!

I lay in bed pondering what the day ahead looked like and decided it should start with a nice cooked brunch!  Auckland Anniversary weekend giving most Aucklanders a sleep-in today and as far as I was concerned this called for a celebratory brunch and not the normal tea & toast!

Now a quick shower before slipping into a nice summer dress and heading to a slap-up brunch at any number of great North Shore cafe’s would seem the best way to go however when you are on one income these trips really are a treat reserved for a special occasion – maybe a birthday or Mother’s Day? 

Getting an extra paid day off is certainly a special occasion but let’s be fair not quite birthday material!

I had spied some creamed sweet corn in the pantry leftover from my daughter’s stay over Christmas and I knew there was bacon and eggs in the refrigerator and that signalled a great brunch to me.

Sweet corn fritters are a favourite of mine since childhood and are often seen on breakfast and brunch menus in all the best cafe’s – usually priced between $16.00 and $20.00 too!

Here’s my ‘go-to’ recipe for easy sweet corn fritters which I take straight from the NZ Edmonds Cookbook.


  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 440g can cream-style corn
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Cracked black pepper

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt & pepper to take into a bowl. Add egg, mixing to combine. Stir in sweet corn.

Heat oil in a pan; drop 1/4cup of the mixture into the pan and cook until golden. Flip and cook the other side. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot.

Makes 6 nice sized fritters.

Sunday brunch at it’s best…

Drizzle balsamic glaze on your plate; top with a fritter, followed by crispy bacon – another sweet corn fritter with sliced avocado topped with a poached egg. A dollop of hollandaise sauce and a grilled half tomato on the side. That will be $18.50 thanks 🙂

Happy long weekend brunches xx


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