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    Birdy's Healthy Fry Up

    Bring a frying pan of water to the boil and toss your bacon into it. Blanch your bacon as they call it until it is ready to cook. Doesn't take too long. Crack your eggs into it and watch them open boil. Far easier for getting runny yokes and not having such a greasy mess at the end. Healthier for you too. And the taste is far better too.

    Big Wilma's American Pancakes

    225g plain flour
    1 tbsp baking powder
    pinch of salt
    1 tsp sugar
    2 large eggs
    30g butter
    300ml milk
    butter for cooking
    blueberries, bananas,bacon, maple syrup, jam, golden syrup or honey

    1. At home mix the dry stuff together and put into a plastic bag. Put 30g butter into a separate plastic bag. Measure out 300ml of milk into a wide-necked bottle/container.

    2. When it's time for breakfast (10.30 -ish or if you've got kids 6am) melt the 30g butter in a frying pan. Crack the eggs into the container with the milk and add the dry ingredients too. Add the melted butter. Put the lid on the container and shake like mad until everything is blended and a batter has formed. If there are any lumps get in there with a fork until the batter is smooth.

    3. The frying pan should be warm and have some of the butter still in it. Use a big spoon to add the batter to the pan. these are not like pancake day-pancakes, they are like the American ones!

    4. Once the pancakes have been in the pan for a few seconds add blueberries or chopped banana.

    5. When you can see some bubbles forming on top of the pancake it's time to flip!

    6. Turn the pancakes over and cook for about another minute, put the cooked pancakes into foil and cook the rest of the batter.

    We love blueberry ones with bacon and syrup

    We cook half of the batter and save the rest for the next day, but you could mix half of the dry ingredients, 1 egg and half the milk.


    Birdy's breakfast fajitas-oh yeah!

    Made these with left overs at last years Brighton Breeze and have been part of my camping ritual ever since.

    Very easy and a bit different. Brace yourself for this complicated recipe.

    Per wrap:
    2 sausages.
    2 bacon.
    1 egg.

    Soda bread like yer ma used to make

    seeing Dinky's post about freshly baked bread reminded me of a previous post first posted Sunday 20th Feb 2010

    for those who think making bread is too hard or a bit of a faff try this, ridiculously easy and gorgeous

    370g plain flour (not bread flour it's too strong and the soda bread will turn out like rock)
    130g wholemeal flour
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp bicarbonate of sodan>
    300ml buttermilk (if you can't get any half milk and yoghurt but our local Sainsbury's and deli have it)
    1 tbsp treacle
    40g melted butter
    a bit of milk if needed
    flour for dusting

    Heat the oven 200/ GM 6
    Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir.
    Put all the wet ingredients into a large jug and give a bit of a whisk, the buttermilk will be less firm and the treacle mixed through.
    Add the liquid to the dry stuff and mix with a big spoon, you might need to add a bit of milk to bring everything together.
    When a sticky, unappealing dough has been made, get your hands in and roughly form into a ball, don't start kneading vigorously you will knock the delicate bubbles out of it, roll it gently on a floured surface.
    Pop it on a baking sheet and make a cross on the top (it helps with even cooking) for about 40 to 50 mins.
    And tah dah you have soda bread, leave it to cool for a nano second and eat.
    If you're not guzzling in one go, wrap in a tea towel while it's still warm and it keeps the crust from going too hard.

    Baywatcher's Tex-Mex Breakfast Burritos

    This is cheap, easy and great when camping. Serve them wrapped in paper towels and all you will have to wash afterward is one skillet and one big spoon.
    I won't complicate things with details like measurements. Like any other kind of burrito, the ratio is a matter of taste.

    Chorizo sausage for authenticity, but any breakfast sausage will be fine.
    diced bell peppers and onions
    mozzarella and/or provolone
    your favorite hot sauce

    Prep what you can at home to save time and effort during your trip. Bake the potatoes and dice them. Dice the peppers and onions. Ziploc bag it, toss everything in the cooler and hit the road.

    I often aim for equal parts eggs-potatoes-sausage, but it really doesn't matter. They're different every time I make them and they're always good.

    Crumble and brown the sausage in a large skillet with the potatoes. Add the peppers and onions. Once all that gets well on it's way (when the smell starts drawing your family out of their sleeping bags) add the eggs and salsa. Flip, fold, futz, and stir until the eggs are scrambled and everything is fully cooked and blended. Add the cheese, stir, turn off the stove and let it melt. Spoon it onto your tortillas, roll them up and eat them.
    Hopefully you have made way too much. Throw it in the cooler. It will reheat wonderfully throughout your weekend for quick snacks or an even faster and easier breakfast tomorrow. After a fair share of beer and sunshine, what the Hell, it's even good cold.

    Hippyrichy's breakfast spaghetti...get in there my son!

    This one is good for the Sunday morning after a heavy night's drinking. Just don't get too close to others

    3-6 Bird- eye chillies,
    Garlic - peeled (Lots), Olive oil (Lots),Spaghetti,
    Parmizan Cheese (Grated).(Lots - yum yum!)
    Ground Pepper,
    Flavoured/herb salt.

    1. Lightly fry whole bird-eye chillies in oil for a few minutes. (a wok is best)
    2. Crush and chop garlic and add to the oil. Let the garlic slowly infuse by taking on and off heat as the oil starts to bubble, (DO NOT LET GARLIC BURN!)
    3. Whilst doing this, cook up the spaghetti and strain.
    4. When garlic is soft add the spaghetti to the oil/chilli/garlic mixture and stir thoroughly until spaghetti is coated in the oil.
    5. Transfer to bowls and sprinkle liberally with parmizan cheese.
    6. season to taste with herb salt and pepper.

    If you smell garlic on a Sunday morning at a van meet then come on over and I'll do you a portion, I usually cook enough for 5-6 anyway!

    Poptop & Lou's Gypsy Cheese Dips

    2 eggs - 4 slices of bread - cheese- frying pan
    beat the eggs into a dish .
    dip both sides of bread into egg
    fry lightly both sides then add cheese to one half of bread slice and fold into half sandwich.
    fry both sides well to melt cheese , serve and eat -- very filling
    Lou adds leftover mashed potato to the cheese at home but its just cheese when camping .
    quick easy and very filling .

  2. Dubweiser's pancakes

    So the first pancake actually came out ok and was duly covered in sugar and lemon - is it my imagination or does this pancake look like a face on its side?!?


    Next up for a bit of variety we had strawberries and hersheys chocolate sauce. As much as I hate to admit it they were lovely BUT this is pancake day the remainder had to have sugar and lemon ;D


    Now the obligatory tossing picutes :eek:

    Sophie waited patiently below but it was a very sucessful toss, we didn't spill a drop ;)
  3. Dog's Left-over Haggis Hash

    So I had some haggis left over from last nights haggis neeps and tatties so i thought i'd have it for breakfast.
    Fry off some onions and boiled cubed potatoes and apply black pepper liberally and a pinch of salt


    when they've got some nice tasty burnt bits on add the haggis.

    serve with fresh bread and butter

    pure breakfast stodge, i'm sure the sweatys will call it sacrelidge, but it tasted good so ho hum ;)
  4. Martinsbus MEXICAN EGGS

    Mexican eggs.... very good breakfast, especially after a heavy night!!

    feeds 2 to 4 people, but just double up to feed loads


    2 onions (red preferably), chopped
    1 large red pepper, chopped
    2 Garlic cloves, chopped
    3 tsp Ground cumin
    Large pinch of cayenne pepper (feel free to use less or more)
    1 tin of chopped tomatoes
    4 eggs
    lump of chedder
    pinch of sugar

    Heat a large deep frying pan, and drop a good knob of butter in. Fry the onions, pepper, garlic and add cayenne pepper and cumin. Fry the mixture until soft and the onions have turned light brown.
    Add the tomatoes, pinch of sugar and cook until reduced a little.
    make 4 small wells in the mixture with a spoon and crack an egg into each well.
    season with salt and pepper and cover with a lid.
    Cook for 3 to 4 mins until the eggs are just set.
    Grate over cheese cover again for a few seconds until the cheese has melted.

    Serve as is, or on toast, bagels or what every you have to hand.

    Best thing is only one pan to wash up!
  5. Welsh Cakes

    Made a ton of these today and still have dough left over, it'll probably be breakfast tomorrow ;D

    250g self raising flour
    125g softened butter
    75g sugar
    100g sultanas (or a mix of sultanas and raisins)
    1/4 tsp of allspice
    1 egg

    Rub the butter and flour together to form 'breadcrumbs', add all other ingredients and form into a dough. Don't add any liquid unless the egg is tiny.


    Chill the dough and roll out, stamp out medium sized circles and cook on a dry frying pan or a griddle. Turn when the cakes begin to brown.

    Make sure the cakes don't cook too quickly or they will be soft inside.

    Sprinkle with sugar and eat before the reach the plate!

  6. Moira's Granola

    Today I knitted this ;D


    to be fair I made my own granola as I was a bit miffed at paying £4 plus for breakfast cereal :eek:

    I adapted the recipe to what we had in, so it was a bit different than the original ;D

    500g rolled oats
    100g sunflower seeds
    100g pumpkin seeds
    175g apple sauce or apple compote (I used 1 very small jar of apple butter so I didn't use the cinnamon as it already had it in) need to put that recipe up :)
    2 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 tsps ground ginger (I used crystallised ginger)
    120 gram(s) brown rice syrup or rice malt syrup, or failing that golden syrup (I used malt syrup)
    2 tablespoon(s) clover honey or other runny honey (about 2 big squeezes from a squeezy bottle)
    2 tbs/ 2 squuezes of maple syrup
    100g pecans
    1 teaspoon(s) Maldon salt
    2 tablespoon(s) sunflower oil
    300 gram(s) Raisins (I used chopped dried dates)

    Mix everything except the raisins/dried fruit together very well in a large mixing bowl. It was really sticky!
    Spread this mixture out on two baking tins (the sort that come with ovens, and are about the width of a rack) and bake in a gas mark 3/170°C oven, turning over about halfway through baking and move the granola evenly during the baking process. It needs to be evenly golden without toasting too much in any one place. It can take anything from about 40 minutes to about an hour.
    Once it's baked, allow to cool and mix together with the raisins/dates. Store airtight. It made tons of the stuff!


    now I need to go and get another kilner jar!
  7. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Slightly more healthy breakfast made with fry-up ingredients:
    From the bottom up.
    A thick slice of buttered toast
    Spinach - knob of butter, lid on pan. allow at least 4 oz per person.
    Poached eggs
    Salt and pepper to taste.
    Start everything at the same time and you won't be far wrong.

    It's the spinach that makes this breakfast. :)

    Or swap spinach for asparagus, I do like a bit of greenery with eggy food. :thumbsup:

    No pic, I had to eat it.
  8. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    I just had last nights cold pizza.
    Breakfast of Gods
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