Host a Chocolate Dessert Making Brunch

Baking, Entertain, Holidays

This post comes to us courtesy of home entertaining and lifestyle blogger Jenny Steffens Hobick


We’re all invited to countless cookie exchanges during the holidays. Instead of cookies, this year invite your friends and neighbors over to tackle the dessert making task as a team and to celebrate chocolate — host a pre-holiday dessert making brunch.


Baking for others brings joy to so many of us out there. I can imagine that baking with others, for others can only be that much more fun! You can share recipes and learn new techniques from each other while checking off part of your holiday prep list.


The Chocolate Desserts


The Brunch

Prepare this easy make ahead brunch for your dessert makers for them to enjoy while they are at work.  Everything on this menu can be made in advance.  The Prosciutto and Spinach Frittata can be baked the night before and reheated, the Pecan Cinnamon Rolls can be prepared days in advance and popped in the oven just before your friends arrive.


Party Favor: Tart Pan!

I got this idea from my sister, Jill. Last year when I hosted Thanksgiving she was in charge of bringing the pecan pie. She brought it in this beautiful pie plate and said the pie plate was mine to keep as a hostess gift. It is so fun to give (and receive) gifts on the holidays that no one expects it. As a party favor, treat your dessert making friends to a new fluted tart pan complete with recipe cards from the day. They can prepare their dessert right in their tart pan and take it home to serve for their holiday feast.


About the authorJenny Steffens Hobick, a home entertaining and lifestyle blogger, makes entertaining accessible and enjoyable… for the hosts and guests.  As a former caterer and party planner, Jenny shares her secrets to hosting casual and elegant parties. From table settings to recipes, her creative tips and resourceful methods inspire her readers to make Everyday Occasions special – whether it be a family style feast, elegant cocktail party or intimate dinner for two.  Jenny believes that entertaining at its best is done often, with an effortless and easy style.

2 comments about “Host a Chocolate Dessert Making Brunch

  1. Freda Cameron

    I made your Wilted Greens and Gruyére Frittata last night and it was wonderful. I did add sautéd mushrooms because I had them.

    We microwaved the leftover frittata for breakfast. But, I have a holiday brunch coming up and wondered if it is best to (get up very early) to make it the same day or okay for night before?

    BTW, My husband gave me the Caphalon 10″ frittata pan set (from W-S) yesterday and it is wonderful!



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