24 January 2015

7 Deliciously Different Breakfasts for Breakfast Week

Tomorrow is the start of Breakfast Week which was established 15 years ago as a way of reminding people how important it is to eat breakfast ie.to provide fuel for your body after its overnight fast. In short ...


Whilst as a food blogger I am happy, of course, to take this opportunity to post about breakfast I’m afraid I’d rather write about interesting and delicious breakfasts, any healthiness being purely coincidental.

1.   Shaker Glazed Fruit Breakfast

~   Preheat the oven to 220ºC/425ºF/200ºC fan/gas 7.
~   Prepare and cut fruits of your choice, peaches are great for this or use a mixture, into similar sized pieces.
~   Put the fruit in a single layer in a shallow buttered dish. 
~   Sprinkle with light brown sugar and dot with a little more butter.
~   Bake for about 15 minutes till gorgeous.


This is good served on toast, especially toasted brioche.

2.   Chocolate Pancakes the instructions are here and this is what they look like. 

 Tempted?

3.   Grilled Bananas in Bacon

1 banana and 2 rashers of bacon per person

~   Peel bananas and slice in half lengthways.
~   Stretch each rasher of bacon with the back of a knife.
~   Wrap the bacon round the banana halves. 
~   Preheat the grill.
~   Grill the bananas for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the bacon is crisp.
~   Serve immediately – perhaps with a drizzle of maple syrup.

4.  Toast on Eggs

This is so simple – just soft seasoned breadcrumbs fried till crisp (in butter or olive oil or even bacon fat) and served sprinkled over your breakfast eggs.  Brilliant or what?  Handy Tip – the easiest way to have crispy crumbs is to drizzle them with a drizzle of olive oil or melted butter or bacon fat and stir to moisten.  Then fry them in a dry frying pan.


5.   Salted Caramel Toast

~   Grill slices of bread on both sides till golden.
~   Generously butter the toast right out to the edges.
~   Sprinkle reasonably generously with caster sugar.
~   Pop under a hot grill and watch carefully till the sugar has melted and is starting to caramelise.
~   Sprinkle with a little crunchy sea salt and serve.


6.   Croissant French Toast 

Croissants are perfect for making French Toast; the layers of the cut side go crunchy crisp and make sure to serve cut side up so that said layers trap all the gooey maple syrup and butter or what have you.  Per person ...

1 croissant – stale is fine
1 egg
½ tbsp sugar
50ml milk or cream or a mixture
a few drips of vanilla extract
pinch salt
~   Cut the croissant in half lengthways.
~   Whisk together all the other ingredients.
~   Soak the croissant in the mixture for about 10 minutes till soggy but not falling apart.
~   Fry till crisp in a little butter.
~   Serve cut side up with butter and maple syrup or whatever else you fancy.

This picture doesn't do it justice.




“I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.”

~  Steve Wright~  

7.  A Traditional Caribbean Breakfast 

A wedge of papaya with a squeeze of fresh lime juice, that it but its surprisingly delicious, and healthy unless you add a little rum although ‘... it’s not just for breakfast’, at least not according to the Ministry of Rum, and they should know! 




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4 comments:

James Johnson said...

Yummy, need to taste this. My mouth is watering.

Bel MumsTakeFive said...

Toast on Eggs - way better than the other way around what a great idea!
Thank you for contributing to The Sunday Brunch Magazine, Great to see you, Kind Regards Eliza & Bel

Charlotte Oates said...

These sound delicious, although I'm trying to be healthy at the moment and I'm not sure any of these would qualify! Perhaps the papaya and lime juice (without the rum obviously). I particularly like the sound of the salted caramel toast - yum!

Eb Gargano / Easy Peasy Foodie said...

Great ideas! I love your idea of using croissants to make french toast...naughty but oh so nice! And toast on eggs - genius!!