Bank Holidays and long weekends mean two things for me – mega lie-ins and making amazingly delicious breakfasts or, by the time I’ve got up, brunch or a late lunch.
Below are some of my favourite long weekend breakfasts – perfect to share with friends and all taste even better with a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine!
Eggy Bread (French Toast)
The perfect breakfast in bed treat.
Whisk the eggs and milk together in a large mixing bowl. Once well mixed soak one slice of bread in the mixture. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan over a low to medium heat. Once melted, fry the eggy bread on both sides. Turn the oven on to a low heat and put all slices of eggy bread on a plate to keep warm while you make the rest of the batch.
Chop up a large handful of blueberries and mix in with the pancake mix and then fry and flip.
The ideal winter warmer to snuggle up in bed with, start the day with some delicious homemade Farmhouse porridge.
Porridge Lady has a great blog for porridge fans like myself with a fantastic range of unique and adventurous serving suggestions and recipes.
My favourite serving suggestions:
Last Christmas I broke up Ferrero Rocher chocolates into small chunks and mixed in with the warm porridge which melted the chocolate and was soooo delicious. More normal suggestions for sugar lovers include golden syrup, sultanas and honey.
Add a fruity kick by mixing in chopped berries, bananas, apples or pineapple chunks..
If you’re staying away from dairy products use lemon, apple or orange juices as a replacement to milk. Heat the juice or pulp of one lemon or orange into a pan and slowly add the oats, making sure you get the right juice to oats consistency. The oats will soften and bind just as if they were mixing with milk. This recipe is zingy and instantly wakes me up in the morning.
The Great British Fried Brekkie
A long weekend usually results in at least one messy night out and what’s the perfect cure for the morning after? A huge fry-up!
This MUST include the works (including hash browns, black pudding, sausages AND bacon) and the meat has to be the best quality, ideally from a local butcher.
Mmmmmmmm – enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!